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Allentown has filed an appeal in Superior Court challenging a September ruling that cleared the way for the Lehigh County Authority to increase water rates... [Read More]
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Allentown City Council will take one final crack at amending the proposed 2019 budget next week — but the board may already be too late... [Read More]
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Police are on the scene of a crash that caused serious injuries at Amercian Parkway and Airport Road. [Read More]
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A California man has been charged with trafficking illegal drugs in Northampton County, the U.S. Attorney's Office announced Thursday. Miguel Gonzalez Segovia, 33, of... [Read More]
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Allentown City Council struck down Mayor Ray O'Connell's proposed 2019 budget Wednesday evening, citing concerns with the proposed 1.5 mil tax increase and the burden... [Read More]
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Ex-Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski has been relocated to a federal prison in Danbury, Conn. where he is expected to serve until his release date in... [Read More]
Don't be surprised if Allentown budget — and a tax hike — become law without council's vote. City Council Monday night agreed to cut $40,000 from... [Read More]
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After hours of debate and nearly a dozen votes, Allentown City Council trimmed several thousand dollars from the city's proposed 2019 budget, but did not... [Read More]
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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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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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