NorCo’s New Webpage Mangles Sheriff Sale List

Earlier his week, I told you about problems at Northampton County’s new website. Ostensibly designed to bring government closer to the people it serves, it’s had an opposite effect. Though some of the obvious problems have been corrected, it is still f…

Walker Commuting to Philly in City-Owned Vehicle

Michael Walker, Allentown Mayor Edwin “Fed Ed” Pawlowski’s choice as Director of Community and Economic Development,  was rejected by City Council in October. Though Walker cleaned out his desk and was prepared to move on, Fed Ed called him back a…

Prominent Community Organizer Alan Jennings Injured in Auto Accident

Alan Jennings, outspoken Executive Director at Community Action Committee of the Lehigh Valley (CACLV), was injured in an automobile accident in Bethlehem yesterday. The accident occurred on Center Street in Bethlehem when the driver of another car lo…

Despite Hints at Litigation, Allentown City Council Adopts Budget

Meeting regulars Glenn Hunsicker (left)Don Ringer (center) and Lou Hershman (right)In January, Allentown City Council unanimously called on Mayor Edwin “Fed Ed” Pawlowski to resign as a result of a federal investigation into political corruption s…

Wild Gave Allentown City Council Good Advice

Allentown blogger Michael Molovinsky has decided to take a break from gloating about the election results and painting all Democrats as sore losers. That’s because one of them, Robert Trotner, has begged him to start ragging on Allentown Solicitor Susa…

NorCo Web Page Flop Fixed

Yesterday, I gave you a rather scathing critique of Northampton County’s new webpage. It must have hit a nerve because a number of changes have been made.Photographs of three Lehigh County businesses were running as part of a photo slideshow at the top…

The Christmas Rush

This is the time of year when Christmas carols are playing nonstop and everyone goes broke buying presents they can’t afford for friends and family. There are bonuses and parties, and even I get invited to some of them. But there’s a sad side. This is …

New Tax Lien Filed Against NorCo Administrator

Cathy AllenOn December 1, Cathy Allen was confirmed as NorCo Director of Administration. The vote was 6-3. Hayden Phillips, Matt Dietz and Bob Werner voted No. The remaining Council members supported her. She was confirmed despite a foreclosure against…

Nazareth Police Officer Commended For Emergency Delivery

Officer Schleig with thetwo lives he saved.  A few weeks ago, I told you that Nazareth Police Officer Stephen Schleig conducted an emergency delivery, on election day, of a healthy baby girl. Last night, he received a well-deserved letter of comme…

No Glass Ceiling in Bethlehem Tp, Sez Female Manager

Santa WrightJackie Gilligan is the new Director at Bethlehem Township Community Center. I ran into her early Friday evening, when I was assigned to photograph kids making gingerbread houses. She was getting all the goodies ready, and I complained inapp…