Archive for category Bethlehem

Allentown diocese ordains 2 priests, reassigns 26 others

Ordained on Saturday were a Liberty High School graduate and a Notre Dame High School alum.

The Diocese of Allentown welcomed two new priests and shifted more than two dozen…

Bethlehem ZHB Approves Office Building in Historic District

Bethlehem’s Zoning Hearing Board last night approved Morning Star Partners’ plans to locate a financial services business at the northwest intersection of West Market and North New Streets. This unique property, which consists of both a home…

NCC pleased with president and extends his contract

The school looks at initial goals and explains how they have been achieved.

Northampton Community College’s board of trustees on Thursday night extended the contract of President…

Sex-Crazed Peacock on Loose in Bethlehem

“If anyone is missing a peacock…. I just saw one crossing Catasaqua road. Near The Landings Apartments.” wrote Kelly Smith on Wednesday at the popular Facebook Group “You Know You’re From Bethlehem …”. . Well, that persistent peacock has …

Get designer deals at the Great Southside Sale Saturday

The sale will be held from 10 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. under a giant tent at East Fourth and Buchanan streets.

A Lehigh University student’s trash just might be your treasure.
This S…

Man steals from parents and attacks mom, police say

The 32-year-old was already in jail when he was arraigned.

A 32-year-old man stole $980 from his parents and pulled his mother by the arm while yelling at her, Lower Saucon …

Three Bethlehem Firefighters Injured in South Side Blaze

Four families lost their home when what turned out to be a three-alarm blaze broke out on May 26 at 1613 East Eighth Street on Bethlehem’s South Side.

Fire Chief Robert Novatnack reports that three firefighters were injured while fighting the blaze in hot weather.

[A]s three members of the Bethlehem Fire department conducted aggressive interior firefighting, rapidly changing fire conditions forced our three firefighters to use emergency measures to evacuate the building as conditions deteriorated. Incidents like this happen fast on the fire ground, and on his day our firefighters relied on their training and instincts to remove themselves from imminent danger. Two of the firefighters were back at work the same day, while the firefighter with the leg injury is still recuperating.

Chief Novatnack adds that fire officials will continue investigating this incident as it happened and make any recommended changes needed to protect firefighters and the public. Mayor Bob Donchez stated “that the mission of the Bethlehem Fire Department is, first and foremost, to protect the lives of the residents within the City of Bethlehem, and the lives of our firefighters”.

Couple accused of taking baby on Bethlehem drug deal

The Macungie couple had crack, heroin and their 18-month-old in the car with them, Bethlehem police said.

A Macungie couple took their baby with them on a drug buy in Bethlehem, …

Couple accused of taking baby on Bethlehem drug deal

The Macungie couple had crack, heroin and their 18-month-old in the car with them, Bethlehem police said.

A Macungie couple took their baby with them on a drug buy in Bethlehem, …

‘Operation Steel Force:’ Bethlehem bars cited for alleged liquor law violations

Marijuana was found in one bar’s office, according to the Pennsylvania State Police’s Bureau of Liquor Control.

As part of Bethlehem police’s “Operation Steel Force” last week, four city businesses were cited for allegedly violating state liquor control laws.

On Friday night, agents with Pennsylvania State Police’s Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement conducted a check at La Casa Blanca, 946 Evans St.

Agents found marijuana in the office area of the bar, and bar manager Jose Gonzalez said the pot was his, police said. Gonzalez, 47, of the 1200 block of Railroad Street, was charged with possession of a small amount of marijuana.

La Casa Blanca was cited for drugs found on premises, police said.

The following businesses were also cited Friday night:

  • Antlers Association of Bethlehem, 431 West Union Blvd, allegedly failed to post its liquor license and health permit.
  • Broadway Social, 215-217 Broadway, allegedly had loud music.
  • Tally-Ho Tavern, 215 West Fourth Street, allegedly had loud music.

Liquor control law violations carry fines ranging from $50 for minor offenses to $5,000, and the possible suspension or revocation of liquor licenses for serious offenses.

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