Good morning everyone! Here is your Friday Daily Briefing.
In Bethlehem, $60,000 of a $745,000 allocation for Bethlehem's Ice Rink have been reallocated to pay for parking and storm water improvements. Also in Bethlehem, officials announced that work will start next week on the 2nd phase of the South Bethlehem Greenway. As noted in the Express Times, the Phillipsburg Area Chamber of Commerce will posthumously honor Harold Bellis as its Citizen of the Year. A new study reports that pollution-related deaths are higher than the national average in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Democratic Gubenatorial candidate Dan Onorato was in Easton yesterday - the topic of his visit was Marcellus Shale drilling. State Senator Lisa Boscola is calling for a ban on the practice of casino ATMs accepting unemployment benefit cards. In Hazelton, a federal judge has ruled that the community's controversial immigration laws are not legal.
In national news, a federal judge struck down the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy of the military, ruling it violates first amendment rights.
That's it for now! Have a great day, and we'll be back later.