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Bethlehem Township shopping center anchored by Giant grocery store gets new name, renovations

A Bethlehem Township shopping center that is in the middle of booming residential development is getting a new name and new tenants. The Shops at Bethlehem at 2920 Easton Ave. is the new name for the old Easton Commons. Anchor tenant Giant Foods has renewed its lease and renovated the interior of the store, according to NAI Summit, which handles leasing at the 166,000-square-foot shopping center.

‘We know what you did to Holly Grim,’ police said in note as investigation pointed to Michael Horvath as murder suspect

A prosecutor described cellphone evidence, an alibi that didn’t make sense and a bloodstain on the victim’s back door that led investigators to close in on Michael Horvath as the suspect in Holly Grim’s 2013 disappearance in the opening of Horvath’s kidnapping and murder trial. In the weeks after the Lower Macungie Township mother disappeared from her trailer, police interviewed coworkers of ...

Video Shows Lyft Driver Kick Passenger Out of Car After She Makes Racist Commen

A Lyft driver shared footage of an exchange he had with a passenger, who asked him if he was a “normal guy” who speaks English. In the dashcam-recorded clip shared to Facebook, driver James W. Bode can be seen letting a woman into his vehicle at 10:37 p.m. on Friday night, before she asks if he’s a “white guy.” He says he picked her and her partner up from a pub and grill in Catasauqua, Pennsylvania before she made the “racist” remark to him.

Phillipsburg’s vacant Elks Lodge building gets go ahead for 31 apartments and retail

Phillipsburg Town Council approved plans to redevelop a crown-jewel property on Phillipsburg’s South Main Street into a mixed-use residential complex on Tuesday. Redevelopment plans for the vacant Elks Lodge building and former Warren County One Stop Career building appeared before council again, after the town’s Land Use Board approved four waivers for the project in March.

Phillipsburg sewer, Alpha water projects each proposed to see $3.3M through Rep. Malinowski

Phillipsburg and Alpha received jubilant news on Tuesday. Both the town and the borough are in line to receive $3.3 million in federal funds for infrastructure projects. Phillipsburg could receive the money to overhaul the town’s deteriorating sewage infrastructure, which dates back to the late 1800s. Alpha could receive funding to construct a new water tower.

Electrical company to open Palmer distribution center, create 100 jobs

A European electrical equipment manufacturer will take one of the new warehouses in Palmer Township’s Chrin Commerce Centre, creating more than 100 jobs. ABB announced Wednesday it will open a distribution center for its Installation Products Division at Carson 33. The 350,000-square-foot building is located at 1000 Carson Court, adjacent to an Amazon Fulfillment Center and a UPS Hub. It is on ...

Thunder Outreach hosts Miracle Tent Revival Week June 12-18 in Boyertown

Thunder Outreach Ministries will host a Miracle Tent Revival Week from June 12-18 at Laurel Mountain Ministries Chapel, 27 Chapel Lane, Boyertown. “We’re doing a good old-fashioned big tent revival,” said Chaplain Mark Malizzi of Thunder Outreach Ministries, a faith-based Christian community outreach event and organizer team that started out as an 11-person Bible study group.

Lamont McClure proposes to build a daycare center at Gracedale

Lamont McClure and the administrators of Gracedale Nursing Home are requesting County Council approve adding a daycare facility to the campus which will provide a financial incentive to attract CNAs, LPNs, RNs and other support staff. “It’s difficult for every industry to hang onto workers right now, but especially so...

Colonial League semis: Northwestern Lehigh softball stages another comeback; Notre Dame, Solehi roll into baseball final

Josh Zimmerman said his Northwestern Lehigh softball team has a flair for the dramatic. While that flair may not be good for his hairline and puts a little more gray into his beard, Zimmerman appreciates the tenacity and resilience of his Tigers who are returning to the Colonial League championship after several comebacks gave them a 5-4 win over Palisades in eight innings Tuesday night at ...

Liberty golfer Matt Vital wins Philadelphia junior tournament title

Liberty rising senior Matt Vital recorded eight birdies during a tournament-record, 7-under-par 65 on Sunday to win the Philadelphia junior golf tournament at Penn State’s Blue Course. The Bethlehem resident shot a 72 in Saturday’s first round before Sunday’s stellar round to win by two shots over Shavertown’s Michael Lugiano. Moravian Academy’s Evan Eichenlaub was third at 2-under. The ...