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  1. Lawyers argue tax incentive details for Hamilton Crossings shopping centerRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 13, 2014 | WFMZ

    Lehigh County Court Of Common Pleas Judge, Michele Varrichio, Thursday heard attorney pre-trial arguments for well over two hours from Philadelphia lawyers representing both the developer of Lower Macungie's newest shopping center Hamilton Crossings and the attorney representing the owners of Trexler Mall and Trexlertown Plaza. This past summer, Cedar Realty Trust, the owner of the Trexlertown Mall and Trexlertown Plaza shopping centers filed a lawsuit against the Lower Macungie Township commissioners claiming two ordinances it passed for tax incremental funding be stricken because tax breaks to incentivize the building of Hamilton Crossings were unnecessary and unfair.

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  2. Some Lehigh Co Commissioners want free parking for residents who attend their meetingsRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 13, 2014 | WFMZ

    Is it fair that residents must pay $3 to park if they want to attend Lehigh County commissioners meetings in Allentown, when the county's nearby parking deck has plenty of spaces but is not open to the public? "When people show up here, they should be able to park for free," said Commissioner Percy Dougherty at Wednesday night's meeting. "They should not have to pay $3, $10 or even one penny." 1 comment

  3. Allentown makes the grade in national report on LGBT policiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 12, 2014 | WFMZ

    Allentown is receiving high marks for its policies related to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people who live and work in the city. "It looks at how inclusive those cities are in terms of their laws and policies for people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender," said Cathryn Oakley, the author of the MEI.

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  4. Man stabbed in AllentownRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 12, 2014 | WFMZ-TV Allentown

    Allentown police say they are questioning multiple people, including at least one juvenile, after a man was stabbed early Wednesday evening. Assistant Police Chief Jorge Medero said the incident was reported at 7:40 p.m. at a home in the 1300 block of Walnut Street.

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  5. Local college students will learn from City Center LVRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 12, 2014 | WFMZ-TV Allentown

    The mixed-use developer responsible for the transformation of center-city Allentown has entered into partnerships with DeSales University and Cedar Crest College to utilize its properties for graduate and undergraduate programs beginning in January. It plans to partner with additional Lehigh Valley colleges and universities and currently is in conversations with Muhlenberg College about potential collaborations.

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  6. International illusionist coming to State TheatreRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 12, 2014 | WFMZ

    For more than a decade, Angel has dominated the world of magic and his "Mindfreak" show is syndicated to more than 90 countries. He also has family ties to the Lehigh Valley--his cousin is local restaurateur Billy Kounoupis, owner of Billy's Downtown Diners in Bethlehem and Allentown.

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  7. Subaru dealership hopes to expand onto Eastern Industries' propertyRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 12, 2014 | WFMZ

    Expansion plans by Ciocca Subaru moved a step closer to reality Tuesday night, when the Lower Macungie Township Planning Commission recommended final approval of a lot consolidation and subdivision plan submitted by Eastern Industries. Eastern Industries proposes consolidating and selling the car dealership 9.8 acres of property that is just east of Schantz Road, between Route 222 and Hamilton Boulevard.

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  8. Bethlehem residents learn of South Side Western Gateway planRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 11, 2014 | WFMZ

    The future of the South Side to the north of Lehigh University is on the minds of some Bethlehem City community leaders and citizens. Dr. Karen Beck Pooley presented a lecture Tuesday evening at Bethlehem City Hall titled "Planning for the Western Gateway in South Bethlehem: Building from Strengths to Get Feet on the Street."

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  9. Planners OK minor changes to "City Center Four" luxury apartmentsRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 11, 2014 | WFMZ

    It appears the building of downtown Allentown's newest luxury apartments is on schedule and commercial tenant interest is high, according to the president of the construction management firm who appeared before the Allentown Planning Commission Tuesday asking for approval for two minor adjustments to the final plans. President of North Star Construction Management James Gentile remarked, "Everything is going well and we're talking to people," referring to prospective restaurant and retail tenants to complement Four City Center's Strata luxury apartment complex to be located at the southwest corner of Seventh and Linden Streets in downtown Allentown.

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  10. Honoring veterans in the Lehigh ValleyRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 11, 2014 | WFMZ

    Many times, after serving overseas veterans feel like outsiders in the very country they risked their lives for during duty. So several leaders and business owners got together for a roundtable discussion at McCann School of Business and Technology in Allentown to talk about solving some problems they face when returning home.

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  11. With ADA anniversary approaching, new effort combines arts and accessibilityRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 10, 2014 | WFMZ

    A new effort is helping people with disabilities get involved in the arts and making sure buildings have proper accessibility. Shane Burcaw is only 22 years old, but he has already been on national television, runs a non-profit organization and has a newly published memoir.

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  12. Police provide details of train-SUV accidentRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 10, 2014 | WFMZ-TV Allentown

    Police said they now know what happened on the railway tracks where an on-coming train crashed into an SUV Saturday night in Allentown. According to reports, the driver of the SUV was traveling south on 12th street when he made a wrong turn and somehow ended up on the tracks.

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  13. Woman attacked, robbed by man using her bathroomRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 10, 2014 | WFMZ

    Thirty-two-year-old Marcus Hilton Fauntleroy of Allentown has been charged by Easton police with robbery, aggravated assault, theft by unlawful taking and receiving stolen property. The female victim told police she was attacked by Fauntleroy, whom she knew only as "Gap," after he knocked on her door and asked to use her bathroom.

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  14. Death of 70-year-old Bronx man ruled accidentalRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 10, 2014 | WFMZ

    Friday's death of a New York City man in an Allentown garage has been ruled accidental by Lehigh County Coroner Scott Grim. Seventy-year-old Alston Van Putten, Sr., of the Bronx died of multiple blunt force trauma, according to the coroner.

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  15. Pianist Jim Brickman hosts Christmas concert in AllentownRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 10, 2014 | WFMZ-TV Allentown

    Pianist Jim Brickman hopes to take some of the stress out of the Christmas season with a concert he's hosting in Allentown. Jim told WFMZ's Jaciel Cordoba on 69 news at Sunrise the concert features everyone from Kermit the Frog to Led Zepplin in some form--in the spirit of the season.

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  16. Racetrack stars reunionRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 10, 2014 | WFMZ

    During the event.. four drivers from Mahoning Valley Speedway and the old Dorney Park Speedway were inducted into the museum's Hall of Fame.

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  17. Allentown's year-long Front Street closure to begin MondayRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 9, 2014 | WFMZ-TV Allentown

    Starting Monday part of Front Street in Allentown will be closed for about a year while crews continue work on the American Parkway Bridge. The federally funded $60 million dollar project has been in the planning process for decades, but is now coming to fruition.

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  18. No injuries after train collides with empty SUV in AllentownRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 9, 2014 | WFMZ

    According to Assistant Chief Medero, the SUV had gotten stuck in the train tracks at 12th and Vultee streets. The train came crashing into it just before 9:45 p.m. The circumstances under which the vehicle was vacant are still unclear.

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  19. Pawlowski unveils 2015 Allentown budget to council, while Schweyer resignsRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 5, 2014 | WFMZ-TV Allentown

    Saying the City of Allentown has "truly captured lightning in a bottle" thanks in large part to the significant development in the downtown, Mayor Ed Pawlowski presented his 2015 proposed budget to City Council during Wednesday night's meeting. While the mayor was proud of the city's revitalized downtown thanks to the Neighborhood Improvement Zone, he also emphasized that his administration's commitment to fiscal austerity is also paying off for the city's taxpayers. 5 comments

  20. Police chief's son in courtRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 5, 2014 | WFMZ

    It was a heated afternoon of questioning Wednesday, as the son of Allentown's police chief went before a judge. 22 year old Christopher Fitzgerald is now heading to trial in what police call a case of road rage.

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