| Nov 19, 2013
| 3:56 PM
Bethlehem's case to win a powerful new tax incentive includes $350 million worth of projects sprinkled throughout the city, from Bethlehem Steel's cavernous No. 2 Machine Shop to a tiny parking lot a couple of blocks away from historic Main Street.
| Nov 17, 2013
| 7:54 AM
The General Motors factory in Baltimore, the Solo Cup plant in Owings Mills and the steel mill at Sparrows Point all made things for decades. And all closed in the past 10 years.
It's a familiar tale for much of the country. But Maryland's manufacturing...
| Nov 16, 2013
At the federal courthouse, a judge was swearing in 102 new citizens. In a downtown hotel, the Santa Claus Anonymous charity was having a luncheon. Races were underway at Pimlico, and a shift of Bethlehem Steel workers would soon clock out at Sparrows...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 4:22 PM
Amelia Earhart stops by ABE Airport in 1929. Ronald Reagan visits Allentown's General Electric plant in 1957. Joe DiMaggio signs autographs at Whitehall's George Washington Motor Lodge in 1982.
Photos of these legendary 20th century figures are among...
| Nov 10, 2013
| 8:34 PM
Bill Fritz, 91, of Bethlehem remembers growing up in Fountain Hill and serving with a Navy aviation unit in South America during World War II.
My father died when I was 11. He was 35 years old. He had rheumatic fever as a child and never got over...
| Nov 9, 2013
| 8:00 AM
It's election season and again candidates go after the rich to pay more and raise the minimum wage — to $16.70 over eight years in one case ("Mizeur backs income tax cut for 90%," Nov. 7).
Where this to go into effect, we seniors will be crushed...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 4:24 PM
State Rep. Dan McNeill loves the CRIZ. The freshman state rep thinks the state designation can unleash Bethlehem’s potential in redeveloping the former Bethlehem Steel land in a way a similar incentive helped Allentown lure a hockey arena....
| Oct 16, 2013
| 6:50 PM
Imagine that rather than going to Walmart, you could get that new cellphone case by hitting a button on your 3D printer. Or that earthquake victims in underdeveloped countries could build themselves new homes out of mud. Or that your car was so light that...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 1:49 PM
Joan A. Spurrier, a retired legal secretary and family matriarch, died of kidney failure Sunday at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. The Idlewylde resident was 80.
Born Joan Anita Adams in Baltimore and raised on Beaumont Avenue in Govans, she was the...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 4:23 PM
Three Northampton County projects got some nods last week from a top state preservation group. Preservation Pennsylvania presented awards for projects done at the Northampton County Courthouse, Bethlehem’s 19th century stock house-turned-visitors...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 10:46 AM
Sara Gail Clagett, a retired Harbor Tunnel toll collector and a gardener, died of pulmonary disease Sunday at her son's Charles Village home. The longtime Highlandtown resident was 72.
Born Sara Gail Friesland in Pine Swamp, N.C., she was the daughter...