| Dec 25, 2013
| 4:48 PM
Many Lehigh Valley residents couldn't get by without the help of home care aides who do their laundry, help them get dressed and do other tasks many of us don't think twice about.
Ruth Weaver of Bethlehem told me she got help when she needed it several...
| Dec 20, 2013
Take Route 100 south toward Macungie. Just past the Mack Trucks plant, turn right on Gehman, then make your first right on Scenic View. Ahead is the best two-house combination I've seen around here, at the dazzling 6887 Lincoln Drive on your right —...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 4:10 PM
After the end of World War II, everybody was overjoyed and deeply disturbed at the same time, as vivid reports emerged about Adolf Hitler's atrocities.
Also at that same time, people talked about one of Hitler's great accomplishments, the no-speed-limit...
| Sep 21, 2013
| 6:26 PM
If you go into Northampton County Judge Emil Giordano's courtroom, you're likely to meet his mother-in-law.
If you appear before Judge Michael Koury Jr. in the same Easton courthouse, the first person to greet you could be his uncle.
| Dec 4, 2013
| 4:23 PM
These disciplinary and licensing actions were announced recently (in October and November) by Pennsylvania's licensing boards against professionals who live and work in the Lehigh Valley area. The information is taken verbatim from the PA Department of...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 9:22 PM
Gov. Tom Corbett’s administration has honored NFL Hall of Famer, Eagles legend and Bethlehem native Chuck Bednarik for his decades of service on the state Athletic Commission. Bednarik, 88, of Upper Saucon township, Lehigh County, was presented with...
| Dec 1, 2013
| 8:28 PM
Q: Why are stop signs posted at the end of some highway on-ramps? Examples include the ramps from Tilghman Street east to Route 22 east, and from Tilghman west to Route 309 south. These signs seem dangerous and unnecessary. The ramp from Tilghman to 22 is...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 3:17 AM
While breaking up is hard to do, eventually you move on.
But the heartache doesn't end for jilted lovers who find their ex has posted naked or sexually explicit photos or videos of them online as a parting shot. Their pain may only worsen as word of...
| Oct 5, 2013
| 4:55 PM
There are two certainties Pennsylvanians should keep in mind as the sensational story of motorcycle group violence in New York City continues to unfold.
Could such an episode happen here?
I cannot say what was in the minds of those bikers as they...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 3:04 PM
"She had a deep, throaty, genuine laugh, like that sound a dog makes just before it throws up."
I staged a Battle of the Toms on my blog last week after Gov. Tom Corbett stirred people up by comparing gay marriage to incest.
I argued that Lehigh...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 12:36 PM
You could argue that Pennsylvania is lagging in any number of areas. Education. Bridge and highway repairs. Environmental protection. Access to health insurance.
But there are some things we would be happy to lag in, which made the implied criticism...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 4:24 PM
These disciplinary and licensing actions were announced recently (in August and September) by Pennsylvania's licensing boards against professionals who live and work in the Lehigh Valley area. The information is taken verbatim from the PA Department of...