Salisbury Press

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Rotary Club of Allentown joins forces with Habitat for Humanity

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 by ROSARIA M. STOOPS in Local News

Rotary Club of Allentown Habitat volunteers recently worked on a restoration project in downtown Allentown.

They worked alongside the home’s future owner and two other future home buyers.

The heat index was high, but spirits were higher – and fortunately the air conditioning was installed and made operational two days before the painting started.

The Rotarians and friends put a second coat of paint on every room inside the house and a third coat on most of the rooms and painted all the molding, exceeding the expectations of the project site manager.

Jim Martin honored for battling human trafficking

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Aspire has honored Lehigh County District Attorney Jim Martin for his work in the fight against human trafficking.

Martin received the Victory through Service Award at the group’s first anniversary celebration, Art for Autonomy July 25 in Bethlehem.

The award is sponsored by Marsy’s Law for Pennsylvania, an organization which works toward elevating victims’ rights through the Pennsylvania Constitution.

Martin was one of three recipients. He received his award in the public servant category.

Senators Hughes, Browne tout early returns on Safe2Say Something program

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

State Senators Vincent Hughes, D-7th, Philadelphia/Montgomery, and Pat Browne, R-16th, are praising the results of the Safe2Say Something anonymous threat reporting program following the first report by the Office of the Attorney General released Aug. 1.

The OAG reported 23,494 tips have been received since S2SS began, Jan. 14 through the end of the fiscal year June 30.

Nearly 20,000 of the tips received came from the S2SS mobile app, which can be downloaded for free.

LEHIGH COUNTY

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

Appeals court rejects attempt to censor symbols of history and culture

In a court decision Aug. 8, Lehigh County is free to continue displaying its 70-year-old seal, including an image of a Latin cross.

In a news release issued by Becket, the law firm representing the county in FFRF v. Lehigh County, “The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in Philadelphia ruled 3-0 that after the Supreme Court upheld the Bladensburg Cross war memorial as a historic monument, Lehigh County can maintain its seal as a symbol that ‘has become part of the community.’”

SALISBURY TOWNSHIP BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

Fair Districts PA makes plea to end gerrymandering

The Salisbury Township Board of Commissioners is considering a vote on a proposal from Fair Districts PA that would address gerrymandering.

Fair Districts PA calls itself “a non-partisan coalition of organizations and individuals working to end gerrymandering in Pennsylvania.”

“We’re asking the board to support an independent citizens commission,” Terry Schettini, a volunteer for Fair Districts PA, said to commissioners at the Aug. 8 Salisbury Township meeting.