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  • Whitehall appointment is one for the history books

    In at least one respect, Phil Armstrong is exactly what Whitehall Township needs. That is to say, he is not much of a politician. For a township board of commissioners sometimes contaminated by political scheming, posturing and cronyism, that's just...
  • AARON HERNANDEZ INDICTED IN DOUBLE HOMICIDE

    AARON HERNANDEZ INDICTED IN DOUBLE HOMICIDE
    Ex-New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez has been indicted for murder in a 2012 double homicide … Eagles beat writer Nick Fierro writes that the team’s 2014 first round pick, Marcus Smith, might need some time to develop … Southern...
  • Mayfair returns Friday to Allentown Fairgrounds: How did it work, and what's new

     
    Last year, Allentown’s Mayfair Festival of the Arts made the most radical changes in its history. After 26 years in the city’s Cedar Beach park, buffeted by rain and flooding and barely staying afloat, the festival moved to part of......
  • Obama, Biden tout job-training grants

    President Obama promoted his latest attempt to help U.S. workers compete in the global "skills race," announcing $600 million in grants for job-training programs focused on industry partnerships and apprenticeships. Speaking at a community college...
  • Roundup: No. 19 Hofstra advances to CAA final with 8-6 victory

    No. 19 Hofstra (11-4) used a late rally to get past visiting Delaware (7-9) in the Colonial Athletic Association semifinals, 8-6. The Blue Hens led 4-2 at halftime, but the Pride allowed just two more goals the rest of the way. Ryan Rielly got Hofstra...
  • Goucher's defensive effort propels men's lacrosse team into Landmark Conference tournament final

    Goucher's defensive effort propels men's lacrosse team into Landmark Conference tournament final
    In the span of four days, Goucher went from absorbing the disappointment of losing to Landmark Conference rival Scranton to having the last word. After an 8-7 setback to the Royals on Saturday that prevented the Gophers from capturing the regular-season...
  • Baltimore parking authority shopping for phone app for meter payments

    Baltimore parking authority shopping for phone app for meter payments
    Quarters? How quaint. When paying city parking meters, Baltimore drivers may soon be able to rely on smartphones. Just as in cities such as Washington and Tel Aviv, Paris and San Francisco, Baltimore is looking to develop an app for that. The...
  • Irish pubs are popping up in Bethlehem

    The Christmas City could soon be getting a double dose of the Emerald Isle when one Irish pub and possibly another join its growing list of Guinness-loving locales. As I've reported in past columns, an Irish pub is already in the works at McCarthy's...
  • Central Catholic is one of four unbeaten teams left in state entering PIAA tournament

     
    Look over the latest state rankings and you'll notice there are very few unbeaten teams. Four of them, to be precise. Two of them are Class A teams. One is Central Catholic, and yet the Vikings are still ranked No. 3 in Class 3A entering the state...
  • Double shots of hard rock mayhem served in Virginia Beach: Nine Inch Nails-Soundgarden and Kiss-Def Leppard

    Double shots of hard rock mayhem served in Virginia Beach: Nine Inch Nails-Soundgarden and Kiss-Def Leppard
    Folks over at Farm Bureau Live amphitheater in Virginia Beach are having a metallic Monday. A pair of shows announced today both feature two legendarily loud acts. Nine Inch Nails and Soundgarden will blast Aug. 5 while Kiss and Def Leppard will strut...
  • John Ostrowski, sausage maker

    John Ostrowski, sausage maker
    John Ostrowski, a renowned Southeast Baltimore sausage maker who refused to sell his product to supermarkets for wider distribution, died of complications from Alzheimer's disease Wednesday at Somerford Place Assisted Living in Columbia. The Lutherville...