Parkland Press

Friday, November 22, 2019

Mack Truck workers hit the picket line

Monday, October 14, 2019 by DANIELLE DERRICKSON in Local News

By 5 p.m. Oct. 13, groups of Mack Truck union workers were standing on the side of Route 100, identifiable by their bright red T-shirts and waving signs.

Scattered around the Mack Truck plant in Lower Macungie Township, workers went on strike for the first time since 1984 this past weekend.

The strike follows failed negotiations between the company and union representatives and involves more than 3,000 employees located in Baltimore, Florida or other parts of Pennsylvania.

BREAKING NEWS: PennDOT announces lane restrictions

Thursday, October 17, 2019 by The Press in Local News

PennDOT has announced there will be lane restrictions due to construction on Interstate 78 between Exit 35, Route 143 in Berks County; and Exit 45 Route 863, Weisenberg Township.

There will be a 24-hour lane restriction on I-78 in both directions for construction work related to the ongoing I-78 Reconstruction Project.

The road will be restricted 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18 to 6 a.m. Monday, Oct. 21.

PennDOT says to use caution and expect delays.

BREAKING NEWS: State Department of Health alerts public of possible measles exposure in Allentown area

Tuesday, October 15, 2019 by The Press in Local News

Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine is alerting residents who visited several locations in the Allentown area between Oct. 7-12 they may have been exposed to measles.

The locations and times when residents may have been exposed include:

·7350 Office Building, 7350 Tilghman St., Allentown, between 9:30-11:45 a.m. Oct. 7;

·1251 S. Cedar Crest Blvd. Office Building, main lobby of the building, Allentown, between 2:30-4:35 p.m. Oct. 7;

·Quest Diagnostics, 1608 W. Allen St., Allentown, from 8-10:30 a.m. Oct. 8;

New Tripoli Bank seminar helps seniors avoid scams

Thursday, October 10, 2019 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Local News

The “golden years” aren’t always golden for some senior citizens who become victims of elder abuse.

Government officials presented a “Scam and Fraud Prevention” seminar on Sept. 25 at New Tripoli Bank, 4892 Buckeye Road, Emmaus, to tell seniors about common scams and what they can do to avoid them.

Megan Wieand, executive aide for Lehigh County District Attorney Jim Martin, told seniors elder abuse encompasses “all types of abuse, whether physical, financial, sexual, psychological, abandonment or neglect.”

Cetronia Ambulance Corps welcomes the community to its open house

Thursday, October 10, 2019 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

Cetronia Ambulance Corps, 4100 Broadway, South Whitehall, recently had a community open house to welcome neighbors to view its facility.

Residents living within the Cetronia Ambulance response area were invited to visit, learn about the mission of the ambulance corps and view its operations headquarters.

Children were encouraged to step inside an ambulance to see the tools used in modern emergency services to help save lives and lessen the pain and anxiety of those needing emergency transport.

Parkland to redistrict school boundaries

Thursday, October 10, 2019 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Local News

As Parkland School District administrators prepare for the opening of Veterans Memorial Elementary School in September 2020, they are drafting a redistricting plan for students in the southern portion of the district.

Changes will be made in boundaries for Jaindl, Fogelsville, Cetronia and Parkway Manor elementary schools.

At a recent meeting, Superintendent Richard Sniscak discussed the redistricting project.

“We have 600 to 650 each at Jaindl, Cetronia, Fogelsville and Parkway Manor — our top four enrollment schools,” Sniscak said. “All have portables (classrooms).

5K, kids race at Heidelberg Church

Thursday, October 10, 2019 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

The parking lot at Heidelberg Church was filled with people talking and moving on to talk to others. Some were still registering because it was race day at the church and enthusiasm filled the air.

Two food trucks, Burger Wagon offering breakfast and staying for the return of the racers, and Stagger Lee, with a variety of grilled offerings, were on hand. On a table was free fruit and water for the returning runners.

A Polish Ice stand provided cool refreshment. A market truck, which bore the logo, “Eat Real Food,” provided produce to be taken home.