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SALISBURY TOWNSHIP BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

Wednesday, September 25, 2013 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

Consensus reached on proposed fire inspection ordinance

A consensus has been reached for a proposed fire inspection ordinance in Salisbury Township.

The ordinance is expected to be placed on the agenda of an upcoming township meeting for a vote by commissioners.

It is not expected to be on the agenda of the 7 p.m. Sept. 26 meeting, according to Township Manager Randy Soriano.

Discussion of the ordinance took place during the workshop following the Sept. 12 township meeting.

SALISBURY TOWNSHIP PLANNING COMMISSION

Wednesday, September 25, 2013 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

Public hearings to be scheduled for new zoning ordinance

With the final details of the Health Care Overlay District and Transitional Overlay District reviewed and approved by the Salisbury Township Planning Commission, public meetings on the new Zoning Ordinance are in the offing.

"The end is in sight," said Charlie Schmehl, vice president, Urban Research and Land Development Corp., consultant to the township for the update of its Comprehensive Plan, which has been completed, and the Zoning Ordinance, as well as the Subdivision and Land Development Ordinance.

SALISBURY TOWNSHIP PLANNING COMMISSION

Wednesday, September 25, 2013 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

Seven-house subdivision proposed at Lindberg Avenue and Oxford Drive

A sketch plan for seven homes to be built on an approximate 16-acre tract at Lindberg Avenue and Oxford Drive in western Salisbury Township has been presented to the Salisbury Township Planning Commission.

Jeff Russell, president of Russell Holdings, and his father Greg Russell, presented a sketch plan for a subdivision at 2602 Lindberg Ave.

The site at the southwest quadrant of Lindberg and Oxford is in the township's Low Density Residential (R-2) Zoning District.

De Niro, Pfeiffer all in 'Family'

Wednesday, September 25, 2013 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

"The Family" is a generically-titled film that is anything but generic.

The mob comedy-drama stars the iconic Robert De Niro, in one of his best roles in years, and the magnificent Michelle Pfeiffer, also in one of her best performances.

"The Family" is smart entertainment on the order of "Goodfellas" (1990). In fact, there's a nod in the storyline to "Goodfellas," directed by Martin Scorsese, who produced "The Family."

There's also a sense of "Married to the Mob" (1988) "Analyze This" (1999), and "Meet the Fockers" (2004).

Call it "Meet the Mobsters."

Lake Bell in 'World' of her own

Wednesday, September 18, 2013 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

"In A World ... "

You may have heard that phrase, intoned by Don LaFontaine at the beginning of movie previews, or trailers, as they are known.

LaFontaine, who died in 2008, was dubbed "the voice of God" for his recordings of more than 5,000 film trailers, and thousands of television commercials, network promotions and video game trailers.

LaFontaine parodied his own career in TV commercials for Geico Insurance and the "Mega Millions" lottery game.

SALISBURY TOWNSHIP BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

Wednesday, September 18, 2013 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

Funds approved for stormwater work pproved for stormwater system work to comply with EPA court order

Compliance with the United States Environmental Protection Agency court order to mitigate stormwater infiltration in Salisbury Township is going well, according to the township consulting engineer guiding the project.

Salisbury is included in the federal court order issued in 2009 because the township, along with other Lehigh County municipalities, utilizes the services of the Lehigh County Authority.

'The World's End' does not suffice

Wednesday, September 11, 2013 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

"It's the end of the world as we know it," to quote the 1987 R.E.M. rock song, and I was feeling fine until near the end of the movie "The World's End."

Then, as in so many movies nowadays, it seems all apocalypse breaks lose, and "World's End" ends in fire.

"Ice would suffice," to quote the 1920 Robert Frost "Fire and Ice" poem.

Instead, director Edgar Wright ("Shaun of the Dead," 2004; "Hot Fuzz," 2007; "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World," 2010), loses his cool.

SALISBURY TOWNSHIPBOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

Wednesday, September 4, 2013 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

Poconos shooting brings concern about safety at Municipal Building

Does the Salisbury Township Municipal Building need bulletproof windows?

That was one of the ideas presented during a discussion of public safety at the township municipal building.

"We are taking measures to secure our building," Salisbury Township Manager Randy Soriano said. "We did that before the incident."

Soriano was referring to the Aug. 5 tragedy in Ross Township, Monroe County, when a disgruntled resident allegedly opened fire on public officials and those at a meeting in the municipal building, with three persons succumbing and three others injured.

SALISBURY TOWNSHIP ZONING HEARING BOARD

Wednesday, September 4, 2013 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

Arts Academy Charter School along Emmaus Avenue denied use of garage for use as theater classroom

A proposal to convert a building into a theater rehearsal space at the Arts Academy Charter School along East Emmaus Avenue has been rejected by the Salisbury Township Zoning Hearing Board.

Zoners voted 4-1 to turn down the appeal by the charter school and its landlord, West Bethlehem Ventures, LLC, which owns the building at 1610 E. Emmaus Avenue. The building was originally Washington Elementary School and, after that, a KidsPeace facility.

Oscar may like Blanchett in Allen film

Wednesday, September 4, 2013 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

"Blue Jasmine" is the 49th film directed and 71st film written by Woody Allen, including some shorts, in the 47 years since his first movie in 1966. He's already filming his next movie, an untitled feature scheduled for release in 2014.

Allen, noted for his hilarious social satires, has also made dramas, often including funny moments. "Blue Jasmine" is one such film.