| Jul 31, 2014
| 6:37 PM
With its Dime Bank entrance, industrial look and locally inspired artwork, the new Renaissance Hotel is designed to be uniquely Allentown.
But there's one thing about the 170-room edifice that most don't associate with a downtown that's been in decline...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 6:37 PM
KidsPeace, the Orefield-based organization that's been treating troubled children for more than a century, emerged from bankruptcy Friday after shedding more than $80 million in pension obligations and millions of dollars in yearly debt.
| Jul 16, 2014
| 7:10 AM
As Kassie Hilgert stood at the podium Tuesday of the ArtsQuest Center, rust-brown piping of one of the Lehigh Valley's greatest industrial engines rose behind her — the smokestacks atop the old Bethlehem Steel blast furnaces.
| Jul 17, 2014
| 6:49 PM
Bethlehem is continuing to tweak the city's code regarding sprinkler systems in the sprawling warehouses going up at the former Bethlehem Steel plant site.
During Tuesday night's meeting, City Council approved an amendment to the International Building...
| Jul 21, 2014
| 10:30 AM
As a 67-year-old retiree living in Maryland my whole life I am sick and tired of politicians picking winners and losers ("Hogan tells veterans he would eliminate state income tax on military pensions July 16).
As one of the tens of thousand of Bethlehem...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 6:00 PM
The state attorney general's office has concluded its investigation into the finances of the National Museum of Industrial History in Bethlehem and construction on the long-overdue project could begin this fall, according to museum interim CEO L....
| Jul 21, 2014
| 12:53 PM
James J. Connolly, a retired Bethlehem Steel Corp. manager whose career spanned 40 years, died July 4 of liver cancer at his Towson home. He was 85.
The son of Harry T. Connolly, president of the old Washington, Baltimore and Annapolis Railroad, and...
| Jul 5, 2014
| 7:00 PM
A reporter and camera person from a Philadelphia TV station trekked up the Northeast Extension to do a story on the "winner" of the Lehigh Valley IronPigs' funeral contest.
They joked with Kurt Landis, Lehigh Valley's general manager, who came up with...
| Jul 7, 2014
Peter Allen Denzer, founder of Peter's Inn in Fells Point and a motorcycle enthusiast, died June 30 at his home in Hedgesville, W.Va. He took his own life after a lengthy struggle with Parkinson's disease. He was 67.
"His mantra was to drive fast and...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 5:10 PM
The owner of the closed Sparrows Point steel mill is working on selling a "significant percentage" of its stake in the property to local buyers, raising hopes for its eventual redevelopment.
An attorney disclosed the potential sale this week in a court...
| Jul 14, 2014
| 9:00 AM
Before Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz cites figures of past employment in his county, he needs to check the facts. Sparrows Point, under the operation of the Bethlehem Steel Company, had at last 55,000 employees in the steel mill and shipyard...