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Allentown Mayor Ray O'Connell has vetoed a bill accidentally passed by Allentown City Council Wednesday – rectifying a mistake that inadvertently threatened to cut the... [Read More]
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A misunderstanding of parliamentary procedure prompted Allentown City Council to inadvertently pass a measure cutting its fleet of take-home vehicles by more than half Wednesday... [Read More]
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Allentown City Council deadlocked on a request to reappoint Alan Jennings to the city Housing Authority Wednesday after concerns were raised about tax filings from... [Read More]
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Allentown City Council deadlocked on a request to reappoint Alan Jennings to the city Housing Authority Wednesday after concerns were raised about tax filings from... [Read More]
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Allentown will be able to replenish $1 million of its depleted cash reserve following a narrow decision Wednesday to refinance $30 million in city debt.... [Read More]
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Allentown's largest developer City Center Investment Corp. was approved Monday to build another 95 apartments in the city's downtown and add more than 800 parking... [Read More]
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Allentown's largest developer, City Center Investment Corp., got the go-ahead Monday to build another 95 apartments in the city's downtown and add more than 800... [Read More]
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Years of multimillion dollar deficits have forced Allentown officials to get creative with finding revenue. Their latest idea? Charging non-profits a business privilege tax for... [Read More]
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Local activists spoke out in protest of Allentown Police at an Allentown City Council committee meeting Wednesday after surveillance footage surfaced over the weekend showing... [Read More]
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Allentown City Council on Thursday picked one of its own to serve as the city's next mayor, narrowly selecting former Council President Ray O'Connell after several... [Read More]
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In June, developers looking to build 53 homes in South Allentown asked city planners to grant them a blight designation in hopes that they could... [Read More]
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The Allentown Planning Commission approved a request to declare a largely-undeveloped South Allentown property as blighted Tuesday, clearing the way for developers to request a... [Read More]
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A 13-year-old girl suffered cuts, bruises and brush burns Friday afternoon when she was hit by a car and flipped onto the vehicle's hood on... [Read More]
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Judge Sanchez will discuss a new sentencing date for former Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski in a telephone conference with prosecutors and his defense attorney Tuesday... [Read More]
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A sentencing hearing for former Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski set for Wednesday has been postponed, according to his attorney. Pawlowski was due to be... [Read More]
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A federal appeals court has granted bail for former Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski's co-defendant, lawyer Scott Allinson, while he challenges his conviction and sentence on... [Read More]
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Former Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski has asked to remain free on bail as he appeals his conviction on federal corruption charges. In a motion... [Read More]
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Prosecutors will move to dismiss five criminal counts against former Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski, according to a court filing in the case. The charges,... [Read More]
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The date was July 8, 2015. After months of secretly listening to the phone calls and clandestine meetings of politicos and campaign operatives in... [Read More]
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Disgraced ex-Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski made a plea to a federal judge for leniency Wednesday, filing a sentencing memo highlighting his biblical training and history... [Read More]
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