Parkland Press

Monday, November 12, 2018

Editor’s View

Thursday, November 1, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

The opposite of love is not hate, it’s indifference. The opposite of art is not ugliness, it’s indifference. The opposite of faith is not heresy, it’s indifference. And the opposite of life is not death, it’s indifference. Because of indifference, one dies before one actually dies. To be in the window and watch people being sent to concentration camps or being attacked in the street and do nothing, that’s being dead.

(Elie Wiesel, Holocaust survivor, U.S. News & World Report, Oct...

Shoeboxes in need of filling

Thursday, November 1, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

VOLUNTEERS

The Volunteer Center of the Lehigh Valley, 2158 Ave. C, Suite 201, Bethlehem, has launched its 2018 Holiday Hope Chests program: Happiness in a Shoe Box.

This year there are 35 nonprofit organizations that have put in a total request for 7,500 shoe boxes.

The Volunteer Center of the Lehigh Valley’s goal is to meet their needs.

Help is needed to wrapped and filled 7,500 shoe boxes. Every shoe box benefits a child in the Lehigh Valley.

· Complete a...

134th District LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT

Thursday, November 1, 2018 by The Press in Local News

The winning candiate will serve a two-year term in office.

The Lehigh Valley Press weekly newspapers asked the candidates for the 134th Legislative District the following question: Is enough being done on the state level to battle the opioid crisis? Please explain.

Tom Applebach, Democrat

“Right now I believe inroads have been made on many fronts - prescription control, citizen education, medical professional’s attention to the problem. However, too many remain addicted...

Responders answer explosive device call

Thursday, November 1, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Police Log

Upper Macungie Township police, Trexlertown and Upper Macungie Township firefighters, and Cetronia Ambulance Corps personnel responded 12:54 p.m. Oct. 30 for a report of a bomb threat at Lineage Logistics, 7132 Ruppsville Road, Upper Macungie.

When police arrived, they were advised graffiti had been written on a bathroom stall saying an individual had an explosive device.

The building was evacuated as a precaution and a search was conducted by K-9 units from Upper Macungie and...

lunch menus

Thursday, November 1, 2018 by The Press in School

Thursday, Nov. 1: M.S., H.S.: Parkland deli hoagie, mini corn dogs, french fries. Elem.: Pizza, cereal meal, also. M.S.: Celery sticks with dip, also.

Friday, Nov. 2: Elem.: Meatballs in spaghetti sauce, chicken Parmesan, pizza, cereal meal, pasta with sauce, steamed broccoli. M.S., H.S.: Meatballs in sauce, chicken patty sandwich, M.S.: Pasta with sauce, steamed broccoli, also. H.S.: Mini potato pancakes, also.

Monday, Nov. 5: M.S., H.S.: Turkey sausage patty, yogurt, French...

Pets die in Green Acres mobile home fire

Thursday, November 1, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Police Log

Upper Macungie police, along with Trexlertown, Upper Macungie and Fogelsville firefighters responded 12:33 a.m. Oct. 27 for a mobile home fire at 1036 Cherry Tree Crossing in the Green Acres Mobile Home Park.

Police say upon their arrival the front of the mobile home was engulfed in flames.

Police attempted to enter the home but flames and smoke prevented their doing so.

After the fire was extinguished, the mobile home was cleared by firefighters and found to be...

Letter to the Editor

Thursday, November 1, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

To the Editor:

The Muslim Association of Lehigh Valley is deeply shocked at the horrific incident of mass shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh.

There is absolutely no justification for such an act in any religion.

We offer our heartfelt condolences to the families of those killed or injured. Our prayers are with all those that are affected by these senseless atrocities.

MALV stands with the Jewish community during this testing time. No person,...