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The Swampby Colby Itkowitz President Barack Obama is scheduled to headline a fundraiser for U.S. Senate candidate Joe Sestak in Philadelphia on Sept. 20. First reported by Politicspa, Obama will be at several events in Pennsylvania that same day. (John Callahan,.....
The SwampOur colleague Colby Itkowitz has the story in today's Allentown Morning Call: Former President Bill Clinton will join Sestak in Scranton Tuesday to rally support for the Democratic congressman, the Sestak campaign confirmed. Sestak, who is running against...
Tags: Charlie Dent, Bill Clinton, Scranton, Arlen Specter, White House
Bethlehem government's reputation for gentility can be a bit misleading. Yes, City Council over the years has been uncommonly accommodating to its residents in the face of all kinds of hot-button issues. Allentown City Council, which recently blocked...
Tags: Local Elections, Don Cunningham, Allentown, Politics, Elections
Any time a two-term county executive crawls from the ooze of the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission to seek the job from which he was ousted eight years ago, as Glenn Reibman has, it's going to attract attention. Throw in Bethlehem Mayor John...
My Hall of Fame — for which I am seeking nominations over the next few weeks — includes several exhibits involving wild campaign fliers. Tony Rybak's amazing "Diamond Johnny Callahan" flier, for example, featuring Rybak's mayoral opponent...
Reading all these year-in-review recaps has left me a little groggy, so forgive me if my own look at 2012's top stories veers in and out of reality. January Eyebrows raised when developers announce new hockey arena will be called The Heather Browne...
OK, let's pretend you're a member of Bethlehem City Council. As part of his 2013 budget, Mayor John Callahan has proposed changing the city over to a single-hauler system for trash collection, an idea floated by Bethlehem leaders since, I don't know,...
A few weeks ago we visited our friends at the Lehigh County Senior Center to serve some coffee we made without electricity. They loved it. We're just not sure if they loved it because it was free, or electric-free. Anyway, while we were there we...
If you want another example of government making someone's life difficult, meet Dick Smith. In May, he was driving on Valley Road in Bethlehem, not far from where he once lived. "All of a sudden, I hear this bang, and a jolt," Smith told me. He knew...
Tags: Justice System, Judges, Allentown, Laws, Crime, Law and Justice
Q: I have a subject I would like you to report on that would benefit the many Lehigh Valley residents who love to ride horses. Please look into the road etiquette and laws regarding who has the right of way and other rules for approaching and passing...
Blogging with Bill WhiteThere are lots of differences between Bethlehem and other places. One of the biggest ones – how the public’s business is conducted – was on display at Thursday night’s Allentown City Council. Bethlehem has been praised many times...
Lehigh Valley ParentingCelebrate the joys of books and reading with Cops 'n' Kids “Celebration of Reading,” Saturday in Bethlehem. The seventh annual free event from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. kicks off with a parade that will features the Liberty High School Bagpipers;...
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