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  • 'Our cash cow died on us'

    About two decades ago, regional and suburban school districts across the Lehigh Valley area began using unconventional and controversial bond transactions to pay for building renovations and new schools. During the same time, the Allentown School...
  • Risky Business

    In 2003, the Bethlehem Area School District was a dozen years and $93 million into renovating every one of its school buildings but had yet to tackle the most expensive projects -- construction of a new Broughal Middle School and renovations at Freedom...
  • Firms reap millions in fees from swap deals

    On a spring night in 2005, Stanley J. Majewski Jr. dazzled the Bethlehem Area School Board with a budget presentation that highlighted how a rise in home sales was triggering "a vibrant local economy" not seen since the fall of Bethlehem Steel a decade...
  • Bethlehem Area School District loses chance to make money on swaps

    It was the summer of 2007 and the Bethlehem Area School District was in the midst of renovating Liberty High School, the most expensive project in the district's 18-year plan to remake its schools into state-of-the-art facilities. As workers breathed new...
  • Venture Capital Investments Up In Connecticut

    Venture capital investments in state businesses more than doubled in the first quarter of 2009, bucking declines nationally but still modest compared to stronger economic times. A total of $37.3 million was invested in five Connecticut companies in the...
  • Tastemakers: Power & Grace

    Tastemakers: Power & Grace
    J.J. Abrams Hollywood Multi-hyphenate, Founder of Bad Robot Productions With blockbusters like Star Trek and Armageddon, not to mention TV series Alias, Lost and Fringe, the producer, director, screenwriter, actor and composer has set himself apart as an...
  • 2 new bids entered for port operating rights

    NORFOLK — Two privately owned firms with substantial financial backing submitted proposals Monday morning to compete for the operating rights of the cargo terminals owned by the Virginia Port Authority. Washington, D.C.-based private equity firm...
  • BASD debt load could be diminished

    The Bethlehem Area School District's debt load could lessen, but the future of the district's finances remains murky because of a risky financing package. Longtime district business manager Stanley J. Majewski Jr., who is retiring, told the school board'...
  • BASD's defense of swap deals falls short

    Bethlehem Area School District administrators have staunchly defended the district's use of variable rate bonds and complex derivatives in its borrowing plan, saying it saved taxpayers $6.3 million. But a report prepared by Stanley J. Majewski Jr., the...
  • Bethlehem Area settles on 5.1% hike

    Taxes will increase by 5.1 percent for Bethlehem Area School District property owners in the coming school year, after the school board rejected a 6.3 percent hike Monday night. The board voted 5-4 to fund the $179.8 million budget with the lower...
  • Boscola asking for state probe of 'swap' deals

    State Sen. Lisa Boscola is asking the Pennsylvania auditor general to investigate the Bethlehem Area School District's derivative "swap" deals, which have cost taxpayers more than $57 million. Boscola, D-Northampton, is calling on Auditor General Jack...