| Nov 23, 2013
| 6:55 PM
The "not your ordinary diner" concept that's accompanied the popular Billy's Downtown Diner in Bethlehem for more than a decade has officially invaded Allentown.
Owner Billy Kounoupis debuted his second breakfast-and-lunch eatery of the same name...
| Nov 30, 2013
| 12:30 PM
On Nov. 18, Baltimore County and the people of Dundalk lost a great man when former County Councilman Donald C. Mason passed away. To know Councilman Mason was to know why his generation is called "The Greatest Generation." Like many in his day, Mr. Mason...
| Nov 29, 2013
The recent publication of Elmer J. Hall's "A Mill on the Point: One Hundred and Twenty-Five Years of Steelmaking at Sparrows Point, Maryland," marks the last of his quartet of books chronicling the work and social history of the once heavily...
| 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...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 12:52 PM
E. Brent Snodgrass, who had been Bethlehem Steel Corp.'s regional director of public and political affairs and later established a Florida public relations firm, died April 1 of complications from dementia at his Tampa home. He was 85.
| Mar 27, 2014
| 12:47 PM
John H. Tierney, former head of the Travelers Insurance Co.'s Baltimore engineering department and a World War II veteran, died Feb. 24 of complications from a stroke at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. He was 90.
The son of Edward Tierney, a...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 1:18 PM
Workers at Sparrows Point imploded one of the buildings at the closed steel plant Friday, causing a loud boom that was heard in nearby Dundalk, Baltimore County Police said.
MCM Industrial Services conducted a controlled demolition of the Basic Oxygen...
| Mar 29, 2014
| 6:34 PM
The endless hum of whirling slot machines washes over the food court at the Sands casino in Bethlehem, as Yuli Cui of Flushing, N.Y., reads a Chinese newspaper.
Huddled at a table with her friends, Cui, 50, plucks a tangerine from the bagged lunch she...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 1:20 PM
William Kenneth "Mac" McCardell, a retired United States Fidelity and Guaranty insurance executive and World War II veteran, died of congestive heart failure March 31 at the Stella Maris Rehabilitation Center. The Mays Chapel resident was 92.
| Feb 25, 2014
| 5:05 PM
With more than 600 associates working at its Bethlehem facility, industrial automation and mobility-equipment manufacturer Bosch Rexroth can trace its Lehigh Valley roots to 1967 and a modest shop in Easton with three employees.
Back then, founder...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 4:52 PM
Building on the Dream Act approved by voters in 2012, Democrat Anthony G. Brown proposed Thursday that Maryland provide low-interest college loans to the children of workers who are in this country illegally.
Brown's proposal came on a busy day in the...