Monday, March 5, 2012
Police says an Easton woman was caught shoplifting at The Bon-Ton the same day she entered a rehabilitation program for shoplifting.
On the same day an accused shoplifter was accepted into a special program for first-time offenders, she became a second-time offender for shoplifting from The Bon-Ton, according to court records. Akilah Hazelann Rose-Frazer of Easton is charged with shoplifting $214.48 of items around 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 29 from The Bon-Ton in Palmer Park Mall. Last October, Rose-Frazer – accompanied by two children – was accused of stealing $293.46 in clothing, jewelry and perfume from Kohl's department store in the Northampton Crossings shopping center in Lower Nazareth Township. In both incidents, she used a baby stroller to conceal the items, the records say. The records confirm that on Wednesday, Rose-Frazer was admitted into the Accelerated …
The Palmer Park Mall has a few empty storefronts, but management says things will turn around soon.
If you've been to the Palmer Park Mall anytime since the start of the New Year, you'll notice that it's a lot quieter. Not surprising for any mall after the holiday season, but the shopping mecca in Palmer Township is a little emptier these days. In the past few months, PacSun has packed it in and DollarSmart cashed out, adding to the five other vacant storefronts throughout the mall. But with spring arriving soon, mall general manager Brian A. Molchany believes that a rebirth is right around the corner. "At the end of the year, leases expire. At most malls, you'll see a few tenants leave," he said. "It's cyclical. Our leasing department is working on it aggressively." While no announcements of any new stores are forthcoming, Molchany said…
Thursday, February 16, 2012
Robert Peters, 22, charged after incident Thursday in the West Ward.
A man is accused of punching his girlfriend in the face at an Easton residence. Easton police said Robert Williams Peters, 22, assaulted the woman at about 1 a.m. Thursday at 309 N. 11th St. Court records list Peters' address as the N. 11th St. residence and 2744 Queen St., Palmer Township. Police were dispatched for a domestic in progress. The woman said Peters punched her in the face. Patrolman Eric Siegfried, the officer involved, said he observed red marks under her right eye. Elsewhere in the records, Siegfried said the punch caused "obvious physical injury." Peters was arraigned about two hours later by on-duty District Judge Jackie Taschner of Palmer Township on charges of simple assault and harassment. He was committed to …
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Blockbuster Video will close all but one of its stores in the Lehigh Valley and Phillipsburg.
Blockbuster will close its Palmer Township store and start to sell off its stock of videos there next week, according to The Morning Call. The company already closed hundreds of stores this year including some in the Lehigh Valley. In September, the company closed all its stores in Canada, too. Now Blockbuster will close the remaining Lehigh Valley stores except one in Trexlertown. According to reports, the stores will stop renting videos Dec. 26, and then have a liquidation sale. The stores will close by mid-February. Once the dominant movie rental company in the U.S., Blockbuster Inc. filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in 2010 and was sold at auction to Dish Network Corp. earlier this year. Blockbuster had 3,300 U.S. stores, …
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
The Miracle League will build a baseball field at the Chrin Community Center for disabled children and adults.
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Wednesday, November 30, 2011
After more than a year of planning, The Miracle League of Northampton County will break ground at the Chrin Community Center Dec. 12 to build a baseball field for disabled children and adults. “It’s a realistic goal now to have kids on the field by the summer of 2012,” said Dan McKinney, director of the Chrin Center and a board member for MLNC. But the fundraising continues. Most recently, the Business, Industrial and Professional Association of Palmer Township donated $15,000 to the effort. A capital campaign was launched last year calling for $750,000 to build and operate the field. McKinney says they are still looking for donations to meet that goal. The field will be located next to the Chrin Community Center off Green Pond Road. …
Saturday, November 19, 2011
Kellyn Foundation and local businesses donate three raised-garden beds.
Come next fall students at Tracy Elementary School and Forks Elementary School will be bringing home healthy ingredients for dinner thanks to a new classroom that will serve as a learning center for all subjects. The new classroom has no walls or a ceiling and its floor is made of dirt, and it will harvest a bounty of vegetables and flood students with knowledge when they tend to the outdoor classroom comprised of three raised-bed gardens at both Forks and Tracy. Members of the Kellyn Foundation and school officials unveiled the new beds on the grounds at Forks Friday afternoon before representatives of the Parent Teacher Associations from both schools. The beds, which were donated by the foundation, Lowe’s Southmount and Scotts Miracle-…
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Results show longtime Republican councilmen losing to newcomer Democrats in Northampton County Council race.
Ron Angle, the outspoken Northampton County councilman, has lost his seat after 12 years in office. Angle, of Upper Mount Bethel, was defeated Tuesday night by Democratic challenger Scott Parsons, the Wind Gap borough council president who had campaigned almost solely on the notion of bringing a civility to county council that he claimed Angle lacked. Parsons took home 53 percent of the vote -- 4,817 -- to Angle's 4,171. Another Republican incumbent, Easton's Mike Dowd, lost a challenge to political newcomer Bob Werner. Werner, of Easton, had focused during his campaign on improving Gracedale, the county-owned nursing home that voters had opted not to sell in the May 2011 primary. Incumbent Councilman Lamont McClure held on to his seat in…
Friday, August 19, 2011
Plan would finance Chrin development in Palmer Township.
Palmer Township's plan for a Tax Increment Financing district (TIF) moved one step closer to becoming a reality Thursday evening when the Easton Area School Board added its stamp of approval to the project. Planned for an approximately 700-acre parcel on the north end of the township and owned by developer Charles Chrin, the TIF would publicly finance infrastructure development with the aim of converting the land, currently zoned agricultural, to commercial and light industrial uses and enticing non-residential development. Over a 20-year period, the involved taxing entities -- Palmer Township, the Easton Area School District and Northampton County -- would agree to forgo the increased tax revenue each would receive from the increased …