Will OliverBethlehem Area reporter
I cover the city of Bethlehem and its surrounding area for LehighValleyNews.com. I worked previously as a staff writer turned managing editor at The Houston Home Journal in Perry, Georgia. Before that, I worked as a co-host for the Morning Show on 94.7 WTBF-FM out of Troy, Alabama. During my time in the multimedia journalism program at Troy University, I contributed to the student-run publication, The Tropolitan, and had my undergraduate capstone project printed on the front page of The Montgomery Advertiser. I enjoy drumming, disc golf, going to concerts and trying to cook. My dog, Bella, and I would love to meet you. Give me a call at 610-984-8220 or shoot me an email at email@example.com.
West Bethlehem residents on Tuesday learned more about a pilot program aiming to construct more accessory dwelling units and address some housing needs in the city.
Bethlehem's Historical Architectural Review Board voted 4-1 on Wednesday to table the discussion surrounding the garage's new design and dimensions.
The Bethlehem Parking Authority on Tuesday approved an agreement with Moravian University for a one-to-one trade of 100 spaces in the Spring Street Lot in exchange for 100 spots in the Lehigh Street service lot.
The rate change would lead to about a $2 monthly increase for most customers, city officials said.
Bethlehem Township officials on Monday got an update on flooding and pollution mitigation efforts taking place over the last couple of years.
The Bethlehem Fire Department looks to secure $20,000 from the county to switch to a PFAS-free firefighting foam. The process of implementing that foam across seven of its trucks could be completed by the end of next year.
The city is now in the two-year planning phase of the Pembroke/Stefko neighborhood overhaul. There's plans to demolish 196 units at Pembroke Village, replace them with mixed-income offerings and revitalize the surrounding area.
Mark Sivak, the city's former budget and finance director, was sentenced to a year of probation, restitution and required to cover investigation costs incurred by the city. Other charges were withdrawn under the plea deal.
The township planning commission voted 4-3 against recommending approval. The dissenters wanted more information following safety and traffic concerns around the intersection of Willow Park Road and Freemansburg Avenue.
‘Parking lot policing': Should an updated parking deck in North Bethlehem be paired with apartments or a new police station?While city and parking officials wouldn't think of the West Walnut Street site as ideal for police operations, the proposal re-opened a dialogue among Bethlehem first responders.
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