A simple community policing event first implemented in 2011 in Hawthorne, Calif., has grown to an international scope as a simple way to promote communication and rapport with local police departments and the citizens they serve and protect.
Coffee with a Cop events were held Oct. 4 in small towns and large in all 50 states and nine different countries.
Supported and encouraged by the U.S. Department of Justice, Coffee with a Cop events seek to bring people together to talk over coffee, with no agenda and no speeches, just open and honest community dialog.
A Salisbury Township couple faces five violations of the township zoning ordinance.
The Salisbury Township Zoning Hearing Board voted 4-0, with three members absent, to approve five of six alleged violations cited by Salisbury Township Director of Planning and Zoning Cynthia Sopka and Salisbury Township Code Enforcement Officer Sandy Nicolo against David Shuhler and Nongkran D. Shuhler, 2120 W. Mosser St., Allentown, including:
•Utilizing a truck as a means of advertising a commercial use in the R1-CR Zoning District.
Paula Roberts’ appointment as Lehigh County’s Children and Youth Services director was confirmed by unanimous vote by commissioners Sept. 27. Two weeks prior the commissioners approved the appointment at the first reading of the proposal, a preliminary step to finalizing the position.
Roberts said she has been acting director for two weeks. The commissioners have now finalized the appointment and she can put on her full director’s hat.
The appointment comes from the ranks as Roberts has been with the department for 26 years. She replaces former director Pamela Buehrle.
Crime Victims Council of the Lehigh Valley hosted its annual fundraiser, “Rally Through the Valley” recently.
Motorcyclists from all over the area attended to show their support by starting the 60-mile road-ride at Nazareth Borough Park and ending the trip at Emmaus Community Park.
Animals are available for adoption at the Center for Animal Health & Welfare no-kill shelter, 1165 Island Park Road, Easton. The shelter is working to end pet overpopulation by running a clinic so animals can be spayed or neutered before they go home. For more information, call 610-252-7722 or visit www.healthyanimalcenter.org. Both Flo and Precious are part of the Teacher’s Pet adoption promotion. Their adoption fees have been waived until the end of November. They will come spayed, micro-chipped and current on all vaccinations.
State Rep. Justin Simmons, R-131st, has announced his candidacy for U.S. Congress (PA-15).
“Like many Republicans, I used to support Charlie Dent. But in the past year, Charlie Dent has completely gone off the rails. Dent has been on the wrong side of every major issue from ObamaCare, spending, border security and the list goes on,” Simmons said.
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