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Thursday, December 14, 2017

Lower Macungie Township librarian receives the gift of life

Thursday, November 9, 2017 by MARK RECCEK in Local News

Lower Macungie Township Librarian Jennifer Dell Beni received a much needed piece of life from her colleague Gregory Edwards Nov. 2 at the University of Pennsylvania Hospital. That piece of life was part of Edwards’ liver.

In an interview with The Press, Beni said she has been sick since 2004. Eventually, it was determined the current status of her liver was causing itchiness, jaundice and fatigue. In addition, she said the past year has led to weight loss, malabsorption of nutrients and constant pain throughout her body.

New center for care and innovation opens

Thursday, November 9, 2017 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Officials from Lehigh Valley Health Network and Air Products ‘virtually’ cut the ribbon to officially open the new Air Products Center for Connected Care and Innovation at LVHN at the health network’s One City Center location in downtown Allentown Nov. 3.

The Air Products Foundation announced a major donation in November 2015 to launch the center.


Thursday, November 9, 2017 by SHARON SCHRANTZ in Local News

Conditional use hearing held for Natural Wonders Day Care

The Lower Macungie Township Board of Commissioners held its meeting Nov. 2 where there was a conditional use hearing for a proposed early learning center on Hamilton Boulevard.

The proposed new day care, Natural Wonders Early Learning Center, is planned for 6636 Hamilton Blvd.

The building was recently occupied by Sneaks and Cleats and has another building attached which is a retail establishment. The parking lot is in the front of the building with a proposed playground in the rear.


Thursday, November 9, 2017 by KEVIN JONES in Local News

Plan for Race Street intersection discussed

The Nov. 6 meeting of the Macungie Borough Council began with an executive session discussing the police contract that ended close to 9 p.m.

Resident Dave Fatzinger spoke about the recurring issue of a truck parking on Village Walk Drive for an extended period of time. Fatzinger was asking for the issue to be addressed by the police department. Borough council assured Fatzinger the situation is being discussed and his pleas are not falling on deaf ears.


Wednesday, November 1, 2017 by KEVIN JONES in Local News

Police department searches for new officer

Alburtis Police Chief Robert Palmer began the Oct. 25 borough council meeting by talking about conducting interviews looking for a new officer. Chief Palmer explained the department is currently down three men.

A motion was also approved for the chief to buy more ammunition. Chief Palmer also mentioned the truck situation in the borough is pretty much the same.