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  • Hidden costs of minimum wage

    Hidden costs of minimum wage
    While keeping the minimum wage low can be good for some businesses, it burdens taxpayers who have to support low-wage workers ... Additionally, many disabled workers earn far below the minimum wage ... Clash threatens Allentown's Americus hotel renovation ... The sport of golf doesn't interest as many as it used to... Nationally, airport security agency TSA is offering cash for ideas to speed up screening lines, and Dollar Tree is to buy Family Dollar for $8.5 billion... NEWSMAKER Q&A: American Bank founder Mark Jaindl talks about being a principal in Allentown's Waterfront development... VIDEO OF THE DAY: Zillow agrees to acquire rival real estate site Trulia in $3.5B deal.
  • Man who groped sleeping girl, 17, sent to state prison

    An Allentown man who crept into a sleeping 17-year-old girl's bedroom and touched her sexually was sentenced Monday to one to two years in a state prison. Eniel Oliveri, 33, will also be a registered sex offender under Megan's Law for the next 15 years....

    Area residents receive degrees

    ALBANY LAW SCHOOL, Albany, N.Y., held graduation ceremonies May 16. Area graduates are: Carly Krall, Perkasie, J.D. ALBRIGHT COLLEGE, Reading, held graduation ceremonies May 25. Area graduates are: Allison Amershek, Mahanoy City, bachelor of science...

    Frederick J. 'Jack' Beste, businessman

    Frederick J. 'Jack' Beste, businessman
    Frederick J. "Jack" Beste, a retired businessman and World War II veteran, died Wednesday at Lorien Mays Chapel of complications from pneumonia. He was 88. The son of Frederick J. Beste Sr., a cemetery director, and Evelyn Bevans Beste, a homemaker,...

    Hit blues-rocker celebrating 40 years to play Miller Symphony Hall in Allentown

    A hard-playing blues-rocker marking 40 years in the business and who recently headlined Bethlehem's Musikfest festival will return to the Lehigh Valley to play a far more intimate venue. George Thorogood, best known for his 1983 hit "Bad to the Bone"...