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  • Whitey Bulger's Defense: Hit Man A Self-Serving Liar

    Whitey Bulger's Defense: Hit Man A Self-Serving Liar
    The confessed 20-time killer who has emerged as James "Whitey" Bulger's chief accuser suffered a relentless grilling Wednesday by defense lawyers who portrayed him as a self-serving liar who cut a deal with prosecutors to stay off death row. Bulger...
  • Mayors Pawlowski, Callahan among local contributors to Obama inauguration

    Mayors Pawlowski, Callahan among local contributors to Obama inauguration
    The mayors of Allentown and Bethlehem were among the thousands of individuals and corporations who donated a total of $43 million to President Obama's second inauguration. Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski contributed $300 and his wife, Lisa, gave $305....
  • Northampton County executive race getting nasty

    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...
  • Hall of Fame nominees are an impressive group

    Hall of Fame nominees are an impressive group
    I waited until after the primary election so I wouldn't be blamed for making anyone lose, but now it's time to unveil this year's nominees to my Hall of Fame of the area's most colorful characters. They're an impressive group, but remember that...
  • Scott Ott-Dean Browning decision will be Valley's most significant

    Scott Ott-Dean Browning decision will be Valley's most significant
    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...
  • Callahan to council, controller: Send me your emails and memos first

     
    Don’t misunderstand Bethlehem Mayor John Callahan’s recent directive on city communications. He’s not barring City Council and the controller from talking to his staff. But if they do it in writing, he wants to see the email and memos...
  • Bethlehem mayor and BASD staff to push for better after-school funding

     
    One of the best commercials on TV shows kids playing Ping-Pong back and forth until the ball bounces away. It lands at a woman's foot, she smiles and then crushes it. One of the kids calls her mean. It's a brilliant public service message about supporting...
  • Bethlehem Council: all business for 7-1/2 minutes

     
    By Douglas Graves Special to The Morning Call It took about seven and half minutes for Bethlehem City Council to conduct its business on Tuesday. The short meeting included the traditional prayer from a guest clergyman and recitation of the Pledge of...
  • Checking and Balancing in Bethlehem

     
    Behind the scenes, Bethlehem Controller Robert Pfenning acknowledges he has had a few political squirmishes since he was appointed to the position three months ago. He says he had trouble getting some information from the administration. (Mayor John...
  • Musikfest opening ceremonies signify a change? And honor a constant supporter

     
    Little attention was paid to the fact Friday that when Musikfest held the opening ceremonies for the 29th run of the 10-day Bethlehem festival, it wasn’t held where it’s been for the first 28 years. Musikfest opening ceremonies were at......
  • Bethlehem deputy director steps down

     
    Bethlehem is losing its deputy director of economic development. Kathy Vossough, who was hired six years ago, submitted her resignation this week to take a job overseeing business operations and several urban redevelopment projects at her brother’...
  • Callahan lets tax ordinance become law without his signature

     
    Bethlehem taxpayers will see a 7 percent rise in their real estate tax bills this year. That's 1.5 percent less than what Mayor John Callahan first proposed in November. So, why did Callahan refuse to sign the tax ordinance, letting it become law...