Bishop-elect Alfred A. Schlert was ordained as bishop and installed as the fifth bishop of Allentown Aug. 31 at a special Mass at the Cathedral of Saint Catherine of Siena.
The church is located at 18th and Turner streets in Allentown.
The Mass began 2 p.m. The procession of deacons, priests and bishops led Schlert to the altar.
Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaputwas the principal ordaining bishop. Archbishop Christophe Pierre, apostolic nuncio to the United States, was also in the sanctuary.
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Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro said he was so impressed with the grant application from Salisbury High School, he wanted to meet the people in the community supporting the Students Against Destructive Decisions program at the school.
Lehigh County residents got mostly good news from Lehigh County Executive Tom Muller Aug. 31 when he presented his proposed Lehigh County budget for 2018 with no tax increase for Lehigh County residents in 2018.
Muller presented his fiscal plan at Cedarbrook Nursing Home which is owned by the county. A small crowd comprised mostly of county staff, politicians, local township officials and numerous residents of the nursing home attended the Aug. 31 press conference.
While a medical marijuana facility is not in the immediate offing for Salisbury Township, the board of commissioners has taken under advisement a proposed amendment to regulate it.
Salisbury Township commissioners are expected to discuss and vote on the medical marijuana dispensary amendment at either the 7 p.m. Sept. 14 or the 7 p.m. Sept. 28 township meeting in the municipal building, 2900 S. Pike Ave.
A public hearing on the amendment is expected to be held, most likely prior to a commissioners’ meeting and before commissioners vote.
Fairly or unfairly, U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., has come under heavy criticism for refusing to meet his constituents at one of those increasingly raucous town halls. One group calling itself Tuesdays with Toomey actually camps outside his legislative offices weekly. On Aug. 31, it was Thursday with Toomey, a one-hour televised town hall at the Steelstacks’ PBS-39 Studios before a small crowd of 54 people and nine reporters and photographers.
Allentown AARP Chapter #5415 will meet noon at St. Timothy Church, 140 S. Ott St., Allentown. Ventriloquist Sandy, Andy and Friends will entertain. Non-members and guests are welcome; bring a non-perishable food item for the Allentown Food Bank. For more information, call 610-437-4265.