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Trexlertown, PA 18087, USA

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County commissioners visit velodrome amid lease negotiations

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:36:03 -0700

The Lehigh County Commissioners met with Valley Preferred Cycling Center representatives on Wednesday evening to discuss the group’s request to extend their current lease for the velodrome by 20 years. Currently serving out the final four years of its initial 20-year contract, the Trexlertown velodrome hosts numerous community programs, events and professional racing competitions usually from ...

Allentown property owners say they can?t afford city-ordered sidewalks

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 21:05:56 -0700

One by one property owners shared their stories of financial hardship, lost jobs, hours cut, and just being flat out broke in Allentown, where even the mayor admits, poverty is the city’s biggest problem. But the property owners left City Hall shocked after the Allentown Planning Commission denied their requests for a break from a city ordinance that will cost each of them $8,000 to $10,000 for ...

Truck fire closes Grim Road at Route 222

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 14:42:48 -0700

A truck fire closed Grim Road at the intersection with Route 222 in Upper Macungie Township for about an hour late Tuesday morning. Thirty-four-year-old Pedro Colon-Santiago of Reading was driving the tractor-trailer southbound on Route 222 shortly before 11:30 a.m. when he observed flames through the window of the passenger side door. The driver pulled onto Grim Road and got out of the truck ...

Lehigh Valley Racquet and 24/7 Fitness Clubs closes locations without warning

Tue, 08 Apr 2014 20:25:58 -0700

A chain of fitness clubs in the Lehigh Valley area shut all its doors Tuesday night with apparently no communication to employees and patrons, and now the Pa. Attorney General's Office is urging customers to file complaints. Lehigh Valley Racquet and 24-7 Fitness Clubs in three locations in the area were quiet with no one answering the phones. An employee at the West End location at 4636 ...

Pennsylvania finalizes 2014 transportation projects

Thu, 03 Apr 2014 16:07:11 -0700

Gov. Tom Corbett's administration said it has finalized the highway, bridge and mass transit improvement projects that will begin this year as a result of a landmark transportation funding bill he signed in November.   The administration said Thursday that about 250 highway and bridge projects and 50 mass transit projects will begin in 2014 as a result of the law. That puts the total at ...

Pennsylvania Governor Corbett Announces Hundreds of Additional Projects Beginning this Year Due to New Transportation ...

Thu, 03 Apr 2014 08:45:00 -0700

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Delivering on his promise that Pennsylvania will quickly realize benefits from the state's transportation plan, Governor Tom Corbett today outlined more than 250 projects that will start work this year due to the state's new transportation plan. "We are putting these transportation investments to work quickly as we strive to build a ...

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