East Penn Press

Wednesday, May 23, 2018


Thursday, May 10, 2018 by The Press in Police Log


A 35-year-old man was pronounced dead 3:20 p.m. May 4 by Deputy Coroner Michael Bartholomew, according to a media release from the Lehigh County Office of the Coroner and Forensics Center.

The man was identified as James E. Heminitz, of Macungie, Berks County. Heminitz was pronounced dead on the railroad tracks to the rear of a residence in the 1100 block of Chestnut Street.

The Lehigh County Coroner’s Office, the Emmaus Police Department and the Pennsylvania State Police are investigating.


Thursday, May 10, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

Mourning the death of Dr. Donald Jaffe

To the Editor:

We mourn the recent death of our friend, Dr. Donald Jaffe. As a member, treasurer and benefactor of the Shelter House Society and numerous other civic and community service to other organizations he served with distinction and honor for the well-being of the East Penn community.

Two marked Jaffe benches and his inscribed name on our meritorious service plaque at the Shelter House bear witness to his service, to our country and the Emmaus and East Penn community.

Rev. Fred S. Foerster

Shelter House Society


Thursday, May 10, 2018 by The Press in Police Log


Patrick Nicholas Price, 41, of Bethlehem, was arrested April 14 for allegedly driving under the influence, driving under suspension, failure to drive within a lane and possession of a small amount of marijuana in the 300 block of State Road, according to police. He was transported to Lehigh DUI Center for processing.


Thursday, May 10, 2018 by The Press in Local News

Eight candidates, six Democrats and two Republicans are seeking the seat that represents the new 7th Congressional District.

This district was approved by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court Jan. 22 and includes all of Lehigh and Northampton counties and the southern portion of Monroe County that includes Stroudsburg.

The area is represented by Congressman Charlie Dent, who announced he is resigning as representative from the former 15th Congressional District later this month.


Thursday, May 10, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

Is big data trending?

Cambridge Analytica is closing.

In May 2 headlines in the New York Times and Wall Street Journal, the firm announced plans to file for bankruptcy and, effectively shut down.

Cambridge Analytica recently was at the center of a political storm after revelations of its role in the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign and how big data harvested from social media can be used or misused.