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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...
  • 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"...
  • Blues rocker George Thorogood, celebrating 40 years, to play Miller Symphony Hall in Allentown

    Hard-playing blues-rocker George Thorogood, who is marking 40 years in the business and who headlined Bethlehem's Musikfest last year, will return to the Lehigh Valley to play a far more intimate venue. Thorogood — best known for his 1983 hit...
  • Calling all breastfeeding moms and their babies

     
    The Alllentown Rose Garden is a lovely place. It's as good as any to host a gathering of breastfeeding moms and their kids. That's the hope of the Lehigh Valley Breastfeeding Coalition, which is hosting "The Big Latch-On" in pavilion 1 off Honochick Drive...
  • In great company on the Dieruff Hall of Fame wall

     
    Found out recently that my Hall of Fame plaque has been put up on the wall at Dieruff High School and I am in good company. Turns out my plaque is right underneath Andre Reed's. Reed, you might have heard, is going into another Hall of Fame this weekend....
  • A way to ramp up access from I-78

    A way to ramp up access from I-78
    Q: I have a question regarding the Emmaus Avenue interchange, Exit 58, of Interstate 78. The way the ramp is constructed, you can only access Emmaus Avenue southbound. While driving past the ramp on Emmaus Avenue, I came to the realization that the ramp...
  • Mass murderer who butchered four in Northampton: 'I'm not afraid to die'

    — Mass murderer Michael Eric Ballard casts his decision to abandon his appeals and seek his own execution as a simple one. It's not meant as a public expression of remorse for having "butchered" — his own chilling word — four people....
  • Get Judas Priest tickets for Allentown's PPL Center before they go on sale to the public

     
    Seeing veteran metal gods Judas Priest at Allentown’s new PPL Center on Oct. 15 will be pretty rockin’ – the first time the band has played the Lehigh Valley in more than 30 years. Judas Priest Even better would be......