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MACUNGIE BOROUGH COUNCIL Street reconstruction on Lumber Street approved

Tuesday, October 16, 2012 by PETER MCCONNELL Special to The Press in Local News

Macungie Borough Council gave approval for the new proposed location of Lumber Street at its meeting Oct. 15 and work can now proceed on acquiring permits to begin street construction.

The reconstruction of Lumber Street was occasioned by the land development necessary for building a new Devine School day care. Borough Manager Chris Boehm said the new school will go up first and then the borough can proceed with the street. The tentative timeline for completion of the school is the...

another VIEW

Tuesday, October 16, 2012 by The Press in Opinion

Who are the voters across the Lehigh Valley the candidates will attempt to appeal to from now until Nov. 6?

Whether your political affiliation is associated with the color red or blue, we all share one common desire: we want the candidate we vote for to best represent our interests and the well-being of America.

Today, the political discourse among elected officials and those running for public office is contentious and rancorous.

Couple that with an unsteady and...

HORNET HAPPENINGS Homecoming events scheduled this week

Tuesday, October 16, 2012 by LOGAN BECK Special to The Press in Columns

This week marks the beginning of events leading up to the highly anticipated homecoming game and dance at Emmaus High School.

Students will enjoy a week filled with school spirit activities, with each day having a different theme.

Monday's theme was neon/pink and Tuesday's theme was favorite sports team day. Also on Tuesday, the annual SGA sponsored powder puff tournament took place in the EHS stadium.

Wednesday's theme is Western Day, a day in which students sport...

ALBURTIS BOROUGH COUNCIL Residents blow some steam over nightly train whistles

Tuesday, October 16, 2012 by LORETTA FENSTERMACHER Special to The Press in Local News

Trains going through the borough at all hours and blowing their horns was discussed at Alburtis Borough Council meeting Oct. 10.

A complaint was received from Chris Allen on Franklin Street about the frequency and loudness of the trains blowing their horns at all hours of the night and morning. Allen requested a "quiet zone" be established according to Council President Steve Hill.

Mayor Robert Mader said federal law mandates trains must blow their horns at every railroad...


Tuesday, October 16, 2012 by The Press in Local News


Ida Baliya, 47, of Emmaus, was arrested for DUI in the 000 block of S. Keystone Street, Emmaus, Oct. 5. Baliya was allegedly under the influence of alcohol when she drove her vehicle into a yard.

Timothy Smith, 35, of Coplay, was arrested for DUI in the 200 block of Ridge Street, Emmaus, Oct. 5. Smith was allegedly under the influence of alcohol when he drove his vehicle into a parked car.

Public drunkenness

Steven Romeo, 22, of Allentown, was cited for public...


Tuesday, October 16, 2012 by The Press in Local News


Wildalee Acevedo, 31, of Breinigsville, was arrested for DUI on State Route 222 southbound between Kressler Road and Krocks Road, Lower Macungie Township, 3:37 a.m. Sept. 16. Acevedo was stopped for multiple traffic violations and was allegedly found to be under the influence of alcohol.

Christian Aviles, 28, of New York, N.Y., was arrested for DUI on Interstate 78 at Summit Lawn, Salisbury Township, 1:01 a.m. Sept. 5. Aviles was stopped for a traffic violation and was...

Lehigh professor says al-Qaida obsession masks danger of other terror sources

Tuesday, October 9, 2012 by JIM MARSH Special to The Press in Local News

Dr. Ziad Munson, an associate professor of sociology at Lehigh University, recently gave a lecture at the Emmaus Library about how the collective American preoccupation with al-Qaida has taken our focus away from the most likely – and most preventable – terrorism of the future.

"The bulk of research on terrorism over the past decade has focused on either individual level factors or larger structure factors responsible for generating and sustaining political violence," Munson said....

'Bodies Revealed' comes to the Lehigh Valley

Tuesday, October 9, 2012 by TYLER D. MARTIN in Local News

The Da Vinci Science Center's new exhibit "Bodies Revealed" shows complexities of the human body Leonardo himself could only imagine.

The tour through the various systems of the human anatomy uses real anatomical specimens to display unabated functionality in an educational and tasteful way.

The delicate displays look and feel like plastic but offer a true view into the human body through polymer injection, a process removing all of the water from an organ or system while...


Tuesday, October 9, 2012 by PETER MCCONNELL Special to The Press in Local News

East Penn School Board has selected its delegates for the Hamilton Crossings Tax Increment Financing Committee. Superintendent Dr. Thomas Seidenberger and board member Kenneth Bacher, along with Francee Fuller as an alternate, will participate with Lower Macungie and Lehigh County in reviewing the project and determining whether the district would benefit by participating in it.

The committee is still a very preliminary stage in the formation of a TIF, which will provide some much...