“My mom smiled at me. Her smile kind of hugged me.”
— “Wonder” by R.J. Palacio
As I sit down to start this another view piece on a Thursday when I’m not in the office, my 13-month-old son and I have already read five books, enjoyed breakfast and a snack, did a Target run, played with blocks, toys and a push cart and listened to the “Moana” soundtrack twice. I’ll throw in there a poopy diaper, too.
And it’s only 10:38 a.m. But this is a good morning — no mild temper tantrums … yet. (And I thought they didn’t start until 2 years old. My bad.)
Crystal Ann Alvarado, 23, of Allentown, was arrested for alleged possession of a small amount of marijuana and associated paraphernalia after a traffic stop along Hamilton Boulevard at Mill Creek Road, Lower Macungie Township, 12:12 a.m. April 16, according to Pennsylvania State Police Fogelsville.
The Press asked candidates to answer the following question: Why did you decide to run for office?
PERSIAN GULF BONUS
Eligible veterans who served on active duty in the Persian Gulf Theater of Operations from Aug. 2, 1990 to Aug. 31, 1991 are eligible to collect a special one-time payment to honor their service and sacrifice.
Applications for the Persian Gulf Conflict Veterans Bonus are due by Aug. 31.
The bonus program, administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, pays $75 per month for qualifying, active-duty service members, up to a $525 maximum.
State police Troop m
Pennsylvania State Police Troop M has released information regarding 16 unsolved homicides on the Pennsylvania Crime Stoppers website, crimewatchpa.com/crimestoppers/316.
Some of the cases from Northampton, Lehigh and Bucks counties are decades old, with one dating back to the 1950s.
Some of the highlighted cases are:
• Kelly McBride was residing in her home in Northampton Borough at the time of her murder. Her husband was convicted of her murder in 2001, but her remains were never recovered.