Local Politics

Bethlehem leaders seek ways to close $5.9 million budget gap

Bethlehem City Hall

A $5.9 million budget deficit is looming in Bethlehem, but the mayor said he has a plan to fix it, and it's going to require some belt-tightening at City Hall and from residents themselves.

Poll shows Wolf maintaining lead in race for Pa. governor

Poll shows Wolf maintaining lead in race for Pa governor

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett is falling further behind in his bid for re-election.

Former Pa. lawmaker to take another shot at House seat

David Kessler

69 News

A former Pennsylvania representative in Berks County is once again setting his sights on Harrisburg.

Reading mayor vetoes council, water authority agreement

69 News

Reading Mayor Vaughn Spencer has vetoed the agreement between City Council and the Reading Area Water Authority.

Corbett camp yanks Texas governor's video endorsement

Rick Perry

Stuart Clark/CNN

Republican Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett's re-election campaign is seeking to distance itself from Rick Perry's legal troubles.


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Allentown Zoners vote down Allentown-South Whitehall borderline apartments

Allentown Zoning Hearing Board

Allentown Zoning Board members Monday evening unanimously voted against the construction of a multiple-unit apartment complex on a land parcel at 3531 Broadway in the city.

Work on hold on North Street and Green Drive in Emmaus

Emmaus Borough Council

Repair and upgrade work on North Street and Green Drive in Emmaus Borough will have to wait.

New uniforms on tap for Freedom High School band

Freedom High School, Bethlehem Area School District

The Bethlehem Area School District moved several items to the regular board meeting as the result of two committee meetings Monday night.

Bangor downsizing its field of dreams

Bangor School Board President Pam Colton
Bangor, Pa.

Bangor Area School Board members made it clear Monday night they have no plans to spend millions of dollars for a stadium, even though the district’s fields are “in really bad shape,” according to board president Pam Colton.