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Salisbury and Allentown police hold seat belt enforcement detail

Thursday, December 12, 2019 by JIM MARSH in Local News

A joint four-officer enforcement detail Dec. 4 and 5 resulted in 80 traffic stops and 109 traffic citations.

Officers targeted school zones and contiguous roadways that both departments share. While the enforcement blitz targeted the use of seat belts, nearly half of the stops netted other violations.

Seat belt violations were issued to 58 motorists, 12 were for suspended or non-licensed drivers, three were for driving without insurance and 36 stemmed from other violations. Five vehicles were taken out of service because they were illegal to be operated on the roadways.


Thursday, December 12, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Agency seeks help in identifying woman

The Federal Bureau of Investigation needs help identifying an unknown female who may have information pertaining to the identity of a child victim in an ongoing sexual exploitation investigation.

Photographs, a sketch, and an informational poster depicting the individual, known as Jane Doe 37, are available to the public and can be found online at

Pip the Mouse brings Christmas spirit to Liberty Bell Museum

Thursday, December 12, 2019 by SARIT LASCHINSKY in Local News

An evening of food, music, celebration and spectacle was capped off by a historic Allentown Christmas tradition during the Pip the Mouse reception at the Liberty Bell Museum in the Zion’s Reformed Church of Christ, Allentown.

The Rev. Joshua Knappenberger, museum director, began the Nov. 25 event by welcoming and thanking attendees.

Guests enjoyed drinks and a buffet prepared by museum board members and volunteers.

“The Flutations” provided entertainment for the evening, playing a selection of holiday songs throughout the reception in addition to the final carol.

Newsies strike at the JCC

Thursday, December 12, 2019 by AARON BERGER in Local News

Newsboy Jack Kelly plans to lead a group of young newspaper salesmen against big business Dec. 12, 14 and 15 at the Jewish Community Center, Allentown, when Stagemakers at the J presents the musical “Newsies.”

Based on a true story, the year is 1899 and New York City Publisher Joseph Pulitzer has made a set of rules that make it difficult for young newspaper sellers to make a living.

In an effort to enact change against these unfair practices, the young salesmen go on strike.

The show has music by Alan Menken and lyrics by Jack Feldman.


Thursday, December 12, 2019 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

2020 budget has changes in presentation, structure

Last of three parts

When the Salisbury Township Board of Commissioners considers the 2020 budget and tax ordinance, which is on the agenda of the 7 p.m. Dec. 12 meeting, at the municipal building, 2900 S. Pike Ave., it won’t be a matter of mere numbers.

As of the deadline for this article, the Salisbury Township 2020 general fund budget is $8,400,947 and, combined with all budget categories, the total 2020 budget is $16,696,970.


Thursday, December 12, 2019 by JACOB MELUSKEY in Local News

Southern Lehigh Library representative

The Lower Milford Township Supervisors meeting took place Nov. 21 at the township building along Chestnut Hill Church Road near Limeport Pike.

The first presentation was the Southern Lehigh Library report, presented by library representative Ryan Fields. Fields, an attorney, announced the second annual Reading Between the Wines event had a wonderful turn out.