...and why the borough of Wilson might have just as easily have been called "Taft."
Saturday, May 25, 2013
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
The Wilson teen killed by a train Sunday is being remembered for his love of motocross, skateboarding and snowboarding
Bradley Roth, the Wilson teen victim of "suicide by train" Sunday, suffered from depression but was an avid motorcycle racer and an "action-packed kid" who loved to skateboard and snowboard, his family told Lehigh Valley Live. Roth, 19, graduated from Wilson High School and worked at Pizza Hut in Nazareth. He died Sunday after being hit by a Norfolk-Southern Train near Island Park Road along the Lehigh River in Glendon, according to Pennsylvania state police at the Belfast barracks. Roth succumbed to blunt force trauma injuries at St. Luke's University Hospital in Fountain Hill. His death has been ruled a suicide by the Lehigh County Coroner, according to a Lehigh Valley Live report. Services for Roth will be held Wednesday. A national …
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
PennDOT issues motorist advisory for water main break on Freemansburg Avenue in Wilson.
PennDOT motorist advisory:
Saturday, January 12, 2013
Police say a man was robbed, assaulted and shot in Wilson Borough on Friday night
Police are searching for the gunman who shot Daniel Matlock Jr., 27, of the 700 block of Wolfe Avenue, Easton in an alley at Northampton and 15th streets in Wilson Borough, Northampton County around 10:30 p.m. Friday, according to reports by WFMZ and Lehigh Valley Live Matlock was shot in the back after four black men assaulted and robbed him, WFMZ reports. Matlock was treated at a hospital for injuries that were not life threatening and police say the crime may have been drug related.
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Stephen Williams was charged with stealing from Wilson Lions Club last month.
A man charged last month with allegedly stealing tens of thousands of dollars from the Wilson Borough Lions Club has been kicked off the borough’s zoning board. Borough council members agreed unanimously Monday night to sack Stephen Williams, who has served as the board’s chairman. “Given the nature of the arrest,” said Council President Leonard Feinberg, “it could affect his ability to perform [his duties].” Last month, during a budget meeting, council decided to make the move but was required by statute to give Williams 15 days’ notice of its intention. That notice received no reply, according to borough officials. Current zoning board member Richard Wamsley will become the new chairman, and an alternate board member, Joseph Sipel, will …
Thursday, September 27, 2012
Freddy Coleman praised for Wilson Eagle Scout project.
Thanks to the imagination and hard work of one 17-year-old, Wilson Borough is suddenly showing a lot more civic pride. Frederick “Freddy” Coleman, a senior at Wilson Area High School, officially presented borough residents with a permanent new flowerbed at Monday’s council meeting. But this landscaping project is more than a place to plant tulips and daffodil bulbs. Completed to fulfill an Eagle Scout requirement for Coleman, it also displays the municipality’s name in large, black letters on an elegantly curved masonry wall. It provides perhaps the most noticeable display of Wilson’s name on any busy thoroughfare. Soon, according to officials, it will also feature uplights. The flowerbed sits prominently in front of the borough’s main …
Friday, May 18, 2012
Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church holds festival Saturday and Sunday in Meuser Park.
Soulvaki. Gyro. Baklava. If those words prompt a Homer Simpson-style "mmmm" noise, get yourself to Annunciation Greek Orthodox church's food festival this weekend in Wilson's Meuser Park. The festival -- which begins at noon Saturday and Sunday -- has been part of the church's tradition for 75 years, said organizer Aristeides Manolas, of Lopatcong, NJ. He expects 3,000 people to stop by to sample Greek cuisine; funds will go towards the congregation's new church in Bethlehem Township.
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Former Joe's Eggs Up Grill reborn as burger joint.
After years of traveling the country working in the food service industry, Joe Conicelli came back to the Easton area in 2009 and opened a diner. He ran Joe's Eggs Up Grill on Washington Blvd. in Wilson for awhile, sold it, and then "things didn't work out" under its new owners. Now Conicelli has revamped the eatery, which opened last week as Burger Joe's. "It's like a mini Five Guys," he said Thursday, showing off the renovated restaurant just before lunch. Conicelli, who lives in Palmer Township, was celebrating his grand opening Thursday afternoon. Both Wilson Mayor Dave Perrusso and Easton Mayor Sal Panto showed up -- Conicelli did ribbon cuttings with both of them -- along with a trio of women who graduated with Conicelli from Notre …
Friday, December 16, 2011
Police say Kelly Marazas caused DUI-related accident that killed an Easton man.
A Wilson woman has been officially charged with the death of a South Side Easton man who was killed in an accident earlier this week. According to the Express-Times, Kelly Marazas, 41, was charged Friday afternoon with vehicular manslaughter, drunken driving, and several other offenses related to the death of 22-year-old Jose Santiago Investigators say Santiago was putting something into the trunk of his car on the 1600 block of Northampton Street in Wilson Sunday night when he was struck by Marazas' SUV in a hit-and-run crash. According to police, Marazas was involved in a second crash a few blocks away. She was sent to Northampton County Prison Friday in lieu of $50,000 bail.
Monday, December 12, 2011
Officials believe Jose Santiago, 22, was struck while putting something in his trunk when he was killed in the Sunday night hit-and-run crash
Updated reports on Lehigh Valley Live say the man killed in a crash Sunday evening in Wilson Borough was Jose Santiago, 22, of Charles Street in Southside Easton. The incident, a hit-and-run witnesses say, was shortly followed by another crash a few blocks away at 20th and Fairview streets. The updated reports say police have named Kelly Marazas, 41, of the 1800 block of Fairview Avenue,Wilson Borough, as a suspect in both crashes. Charges are likely pending, officials added.