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Allentown has a $200 million red ink problem, which, it seems, is the fault of any city politician not currently in office, and a population of 118,000 as of the 2010 census. That $200 million, split 118,000 ways, comes to less than $1,700 per person....
Tags: Elections, Primaries, Bankruptcy, Local Elections, Museums
In his novel "David Copperfield," Charles Dickens saw Allentown coming from more than a century and a half away. "Annual income 20 pounds, annual expenditure 19 pounds 19 and six; result happiness," the lovable Wilkins Micawber tells the title character....
For normal people, the important thing here is hockey, not the revitalization of a downtown area going downhill, nor razzle-dazzle financial schemes in which only two things seem certain: Ultimately, the politically connected will do just fine while it...
Of The Morning CallThe renewal of a center city Allentown lot into a minor league hockey arena for the Phantoms may well rest in the hands of surrounding property owners, a major development firm and the notorious rock formation that nixed a previous arena and felled a...
Defeated Allentown mayoral candidate William Heydt stood outside a darkened Shanty restaurant on N. 19th Street Tuesday night, hugging his crying granddaughter, Meredith. There were no supporters around, no TV cameras, no reporters. It was all over -- the...
Of The Morning CallDowntown Easton has the elegant State Theatre, once an eyesore, now a premier Lehigh Valley concert hall. In Bethlehem sits the sturdy Radisson Hotel Bethlehem. Not long ago, it was on the fast track to blight. But it was saved by investors who kept the...
Tags: Censorship, Mortgages, Punishment, CVS Corp., Benjamin Franklin
The second in a series on the issues facing Allentown's next Mayor. The second issue: Public Safety. QUESTION 1: Allentown has seen the number of serious crimes increase in each of the last four years. How do you plan to reduce the city's crime rate?...
May 23, 2013 |Column| Allentown Morning Call
Aug 11, 2012 |Column| Allentown Morning Call
May 10, 2012 |Column| Allentown Morning Call
Feb 4, 2012 |Story| Allentown Morning Call
May 29, 2011 |Story| Allentown Morning Call
Feb 25, 2011 |Story| Allentown Morning Call
Nov 11, 2005 |Column| Allentown Morning Call
Nov 24, 2002 |Story| Allentown Morning Call
Apr 27, 2005 |Story| Allentown Morning Call
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