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    World oil prices have just passed a key milestone on their long journey out of the doldrums, hitting $50 for the first time in six months.

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Bethlehem zoners turn down Lehigh U. apartments request

Bethlehem zoners turn down Lehigh U. apartments request
BETHLEHEM, Pa.

In a move one member referred to as “just following the law”, the Bethlehem Zoning Hearing Board Wednesday denied a request from Lehigh University to build a three-story apartment building on a 9,100 square-foot lot located at the southwest corner of West Packer and Montclair Avenues to house newly hired staff, faculty, and graduate students for which the university claims it currently has nothing to offer in living quarters.

Reading School Board revokes I-LEAD school's charter

Reading School Board revokes I-LEAD school s charter

Students and staff members at an embattled charter school got the news they have been dreading, Wednesday night.

Easton Mayor: New rules will make contractors 'sharpen their pencils' on City Hall projects

EASTON, Pa.

City Council, in an effort to stimulate more competitive bidding in it own building, dramatically revised labor agreement rules for construction companies who want to build the new office for F&G Insurance and new restaurant for Billy's Diner in the new City Hall building.

Bethlehem Township zoners deny variances for Miller Heights home

The Bethlehem Township Zoning Hearing Board Wednesday night denied variance requests to build a single-family home on a Miller Heights lot that residents say is a potential flood zone.

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Under bill, engineers can't operate trains if license pulled

New Jersey Transit train

njtransit.com

A top New Jersey lawmaker is pushing legislation to prevent engineers from operating trains if their driver's licenses are revoked or suspended for drunken driving violations.

Little public interest at public meeting on proposed plan

Southwesternn Lehigh County Comprehensive Plan meeting

Another mile marker was passed Tuesday night on the long road toward developing a new comprehensive plan for six municipalities in southwestern Lehigh County.

Council dissolves Reading Area Water Authority

Council dissolves Reading Area Water Authority

69 News

Reading City Council unanimously passed a resolution Monday night to dissolve the Reading Area Water Authority.

Christie faces deadline on bill to fund lead abatement

Gov. Chris Christie

Republican Gov. Chris Christie faces a decision on legislation that would put $10 million into an account for removing lead paint from homes.

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