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Former Allentown councilman calls on residents to get involved with state legislation

ALLENTOWN – A former member of the Allentown Borough Council is calling on residents to get involved with legislation that has been proposed on the state ...

PHOTOS: Allentown High School in the 1910s  WFMZ Allentown

A treasure trove of artifacts from William Allen High School was recently discovered. Take a look back at the original Allentown High School in the early 1900s.

National Football Foundation names first-ever Team of Distinction honoring High School Football Players  High School Football America

The National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame announced it inaugural Team of Distinction, honoring 82 high school football players.

Teacher confiscates gun from student at Allentown High School  The Trentonian

ALLENTOWN >> If it wasn't for the quick thinking of a student and teacher, the situation could have possibly been worse.

NJ football: Jay Graber named Matawan head coach  Asbury Park Press

Jay Graber, who resurrected a long-time dormant Allentown High School football program, was named head coach of th storied Matawan Regional program.

Allentown's Jessica Lyons wins state group title in 800-meter run

On June 2 at Central Regional High School in Bayville, Jessica Lyons accomplished something that some runners wait a whole career to pull off. The Allentown ...

Allentown freshmen track runners qualify for national meet

Jessica Lyons never ran track before this winter. Andie Murray never participated in winter track. Both girls' runners are also freshmen at Allentown High School.

Allentown High School prom 2017 (PHOTOS)

The Times of Trenton and were there to capture images of the students as they arrived for the celebration.

Allentown boys' basketball rounding into form around Weise

R.J. Weise is a boys' basketball standout for Allentown High School. The junior, a 5-11 guard, is averaging 14.1 points, 6.8 rebounds, 5.9 assists and 1.3 steals ...

Liam Murphy of Allentown is No. 1 in the Nation this Season - Atlantic Highlands Herald  Atlantic Highlands Herald

PHOTO: Left to right: Freeholder Gerry P. Scharfenberger, Ph.D., Freeholder Lillian G. Burry, Mike O'Loughlin, Liam Murphy, Freeholder Director Thomas A.

Allentown High School Commencement 2017 (PHOTOS)

Allentown High School held their 2017 commencement exercises at Patriots Theater at the War Memorial in Trenton.

History's Headlines: William Allen archives  69News WFMZ-TV

As a new principal at William Allen High School last summer, Shannon Mayfield was curious. Just off of his office was a large safe-type vault. What was in it?

Allentown boys' lacrosse team aiming for big season this spring

After three straight losing seasons in boys' lacrosse, Allentown High School is ready for a breakout campaign. The Redbirds have a roster filled with ...

Allentown High School Prom 2016 (PHOTOS)

Allentown High school students arrived at Princeton Saturday evening for their 2016 prom.

Allentown singles players looking to lift boys' tennis team into contention

Boys' tennis in Mercer County is almost like football in Texas or lacrosse in Maryland. The residents in the county are very passionate when it comes to tennis.

US News Best High Schools 2019: Heres How 350 NJ Schools Ranked  Point Pleasant, NJ Patch

NJ Schools Make Elite US News List - Point Pleasant, NJ - UPDATE: US News & World Report released its annual list of best high schools in the country.

Sound the trumpet for Allentown High horn player Drew Borek (L.A. PARKER COLUMN)  The Trentonian

Chris Borek sounded almost apologetic. "Do you think there may be space in The Trentonian for my son. He was just named to the All-Eastern Honors Ensemble ...

Allentown High School Target of Unfounded Bomb Threat  New Jersey 101.5 FM Radio

A Monmouth County school was evacuated for the second day in a row over a bomb threat.

History's Headlines: The count comes to Allentown  69News WFMZ-TV

In the early 1920s, the Lehigh Valley, like a lot of other regions in America, was tired of hearing about Europe's problems. The newspaper headlines blared of ...

Teen caught in Allentown high school with knife  WFMZ Allentown

School security spotted the teen entering the school and going into a bathroom.

Allentown High School suspends student who posted 'racial bias' image online  The Trentonian

ALLENTOWN >> Following The Trentonian's news reporting and opinion columns highlighting an incident of racial bias at Allentown High School, school ...

Residents talk about deadly Allentown car explosion: 'Something you can't forget'  69News WFMZ-TV

Carlos Peredin was watching a movie with his wife when a nearby explosion "shook my entire house."

Every NJ School Graded In Newly Released State Report: Your Rank?  Toms River, NJ Patch

Every NJ School Graded In Newly Released Report - Toms River, NJ - UPDATE: NJ released its controversial system that grades every school on a 0-100 scale.

Monmouth County High School Suspends Student Over Racist Photo: Principal

Freehold, NJ - The photo, posted to social media hours after Trump was elected president, also was reported to NJ State Police as a bias crime, she said.

Upper Freehold Regional school board selects Guterl as next superintendent

Mark Guterl has been named the new superintendent of schools in the Upper Freehold Regional School District. Guterl's appointment became official after ...

Local High School Trumpet Student Drew Borek Selected to Perform in Prestigious 2019 NAFME All-Eastern Honors Ensembles

Local Allentown High School Student and Hamilton resident, Drew Borek an accomplished trumpet player with the NJ All State Wind Ensemble has been ...

Upper Freehold School District put on lockdown after threat  News 12 New Jersey

The entire Upper Freehold School District was put into lockdown Tuesday after a threat was made against Allentown High School.

Upper Freehold board considers changes in referendum | Stories

Members of the Upper Freehold Regional School District Board of Education are beginning to plan for a new referendum involving projects at district buildings ...

NJ high school cross country: 4,500 compete at Shore Coaches Meet at Holmdel  Asbury Park Press

HOLMDEL – You won't see him in the upcoming Monmouth County or Shore Conference Championships, but Liam Murphy of Allentown High School, which is ...

History's Headlines: Getting 'rigged out' at Koch Brothers  69News WFMZ-TV

From 1876 to 1957 few men in the Lehigh Valley did not shop at Allentown's Koch Brothers Clothing Store on Hamilton Street.

The 10,000 NJ Teachers Who Make $98K Or More In 2018  Point Pleasant, NJ Patch

Top 10000 NJ Teachers Salaries - Point Pleasant, NJ - Here are the 10000 top-paid N.J. public school teachers, a growing club earning $100K-plus a year.

History's Headlines: The Irishman who came to Allentown  69News WFMZ-TV

Although little known today, 120 years ago Hugh E. Crilly, an Irish immigrant, was one of the best-known business leaders in the Lehigh Valley and a force to be ...

A special Mother's Day Tea Party  69News WFMZ-TV

ALLENTOWN, Pa. - Kindergarteners at Allentown's Jackson Early Childhood Center kicking off the special Mother's Day weekend with songs and snacks for ...

Allentown falls just short in Group 3 state baseball final

Brett Carroll Staff Writer A repeat state championship was not to be, but Allentown High School's baseball team will just move forward and cherish this 2018 ...

Boat capsizes in Delaware River, emergency crews come to the rescue  69News WFMZ-TV

In Northampton County, emergency crews came to the rescue of two people whose boat capsized in the Delaware River.

History's Headlines: Marching to a different beat  69News WFMZ-TV

The 190-year-old Allentown Band has decided to let Muhlenberg College digitize its archives to make them available for future generations.

Stone Ridge residents seek Allen Township's aid with drainage issues  69News WFMZ-TV

Four families living in Allen Township's Stone Ridge housing development asked the township supervisors on Tuesday night for their assistance with infiltration ...

History's Headlines: The house with the witch's hat  69News WFMZ-TV

It has been 40 years since the late Catherine Ruth Ziegenfus Muller sat in her apartment at Luther Crest to recount her memories of her grandfather, Charles ...

Lacey Performing Arts Students Earn Several Awards  Lacey, NJ Patch

Lacey Performing Arts Students Earn Several Awards - Lacey, NJ - Several Lacey Township High School students earned awards in band, choir and theatre.

History's Headlines: Asa Packer, politician  69News WFMZ-TV

It was July of 1868, and the Democratic Party Convention was in full swing in New York's cavernous Tammany Hall auditorium. As delegates from across the ...

History's Headlines: The lost zinc mines of Friedensville  69News WFMZ-TV

In 1845, roughly when a part-time surveyor of Concord, Mass. named Thoreau was writing a book that would make him immortal, another surveyor was making a ...

HS TRACK: Colts Neck boys and Allentown girls win  Asbury Park Press

The Colts Neck High School boys and the Allentown High School girls took divergent paths. But both eventually reached the same goal — Central Jersey Group ...

Allentown High football looks for big game from Williams  The Times of Trenton -

Allentown running back Norman Williams has the potential to be a difference-maker in Friday night's NJSIAA Group III Central semifinal with Neptune.

Allentown vs Jackson Liberty: First Round of the NJSIAA Group 4 Tournament

Jackson Liberty High School's Hailey McGee dribbles the ball against Allentown's Lauren Coiante during the 64-33 road loss as the Lions were defeated by ...

History's Headlines: From bridge to beer garden  69News WFMZ-TV

The Lehigh Valley used to have a lot of beer gardens. With the arrival of Prohibition in the 1920s they disappeared. At the end of those 13 awful years, when the ...

History's Headlines: Tragedy on the track  69News WFMZ-TV

Lehigh Valley race car driver Eddie Sachs died in a fiery crash at the Indianapolis 500 in 1964.

Motorists react to debris accident on I-476  69News WFMZ-TV

State Police say around 4:30 Friday afternoon a Ford SUV carrying five people was going south on the Northeast Extension in Penn Forest Township, Carbon ...

Inaugural District XI Hall of Fame includes 14 local high school coaches, athletes  69News WFMZ-TV

UPPER MACUNGIE TWP., Pa. - Some of Pennsylvania's most notable high school athletes and coaches were inducted into the first District XI Hall of Fame ...

Residents seeking seats on school boards | Stories

Residents who wanted to run for a seat on their local school board had until July 30 to file a nominating petition. The school board election will be held on.

History's Headlines: First Flight  69News WFMZ-TV

One hundred years ago a team of U.S. Navy pilots flew the first aircraft across the Atlantic.

How a small-town girl with a big-time voice found herself in the spotlight

Throughout her childhood, Georgia always had a knack for singing and performing. She would constantly be humming new tunes, playing the guitar and ...

History's Headlines: Big Bill Taft comes to town  69News WFMZ-TV

In 1913, recently defeated for a second term, former president William Howard Taft came to Allentown to address local college students at Zion's Reformed ...

History's Headlines: Hi-ho come to the Great Allentown Fair of 1928  69News WFMZ-TV

We're in the midst of another Allentown Fair. It is time to stand in line for the waffles and ice cream, climb on to the thrill rides and enjoy once more the voice that ...

History's Headlines: Fire at Comenius Hall  69News WFMZ-TV

On October 31st 1913, the Lehigh Valley was looking forward to the Halloween holiday with parties and parades.

Lehigh County Humane Society begins treating rescued exotics  69News WFMZ-TV

ALLENTOWN, Pa. - The meet and greet room at the Lehigh County Humane Society has a warning on the door to check containers and ceiling tiles before ...

Rutgers women's soccer unveils 7-player recruiting class

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (Via Rutgers University) – Rutgers women's soccer has officially signed seven highly touted student-athletes to the program as part of the ...

The 939 NJ Superintendents, Principals Who Earned $150K Or More  Point Pleasant, NJ Patch

Salaries Of 939 NJ Superintendents, Principals - Point Pleasant, NJ - These 939 top-paid NJ school superintendents and principals earned $150K, even if their ...

HS Baseball: Neptune has a bright future to look forward after heart-breaking defeat  Asbury Park Press

High School Baseball: Allentown edges Neptune in 10 innings in a sectional final classic.

History's Headlines: Tragedy on the football field  WFMZ Allentown

In 1928, 17-year-old Jack Coffield died after being injured during football practice at Allentown High School.

Millstone Township Memorial Day parade slated for May 27

MILLSTONE – Municipal officials, residents and veterans of the United States armed forces will gather on Red Valley Road on the morning of May 27 to honor ...

History's Headlines: The seeds of the little flower  69News WFMZ-TV

Whiz by on Route 309 or I-78 near Coopersburg and you might glimpse it through the trees...the round cupola sitting atop a stone building.

History's Headlines: The man who gave the Lehigh Valley gas  69News WFMZ-TV

Ten years before the Civil War, a strange light was seen glowing from Allentown shop windows.

Allentown High School Senior Searches For Life-Saving Bone Marrow  NBC 10 Philadelphia

High school senior and athlete Marcus DiLeo-Vereen is on hunt for someone to save his life.

$1B autism bill would bolster support for those who 'age out'  Asbury Park Press

'It's so needed,' said one Monmouth County mom of an 18-year-old with autism who is trying to find a job.

Morristown High School Marching Band Earns 2nd Place at Festival of Marching Competition

MORRISTOWN, NJ- The Morristown High School Marching Band began the 2018 season by placing second in the Festival of Marching Competition this past ...

History's Headlines: A school and a president  69News WFMZ-TV

For good or ill, they don't build schools like Allentown's McKinley Elementary School anymore.

History's Headlines: Pardee Hall is on fire!  69News WFMZ-TV

The late 1860s had been very good for Ariovistus “Ario” Pardee, eastern Pennsylvania coal baron and founder of Hazelton.

Allentown High's Ross Scheuerman wins scholarship  The Times of Trenton -

Martin Griff / The Times of TrentonAllentown High School running back Ross Scheuerman during football practice on Tuesday August 17, 2010.

New Jersey SAT Scores Released: Every High School Ranked  Toms River, NJ Patch

New Jersey SAT Scores Released: Every HS Ranked - Toms River, NJ - We have the list of each NJ high school's average 2017 scores that were recently ...

3 Monmouth school districts OK spending; LBI rejects school consolidation  Asbury Park Press

Five school districts have referendums in Monmouth County. There is one referendum in Ocean County.

Mercer County students using expanded School Choice program, but local districts aren't biting  The Times of Trenton -

The state Department of Education projects 114 Mercer County students will utilize the school choice program to attend public school outside their home district ...

Officials condemn unruly Allen High School students; 'Despicable, reprehensible act' by few  Allentown Morning Call

Long before Thursday's after-school brawl among hundreds of William Allen High School students that injured four Allentown police officers, two with possible ...

Alaska gamer behind bomb threats at Lafayette College, FBI says  69News WFMZ-TV

A bomb threat that put Lafayette College on lockdown in May stemmed from an argument between gamers, federal officials said.

History's Headlines: Jacob Weiss, founding father as deputy quartermaster  69News WFMZ-TV

“An army moves on its stomach” is a phrase attributed to military leaders from Julius Cesar to Washington to Napoleon. But Jacob Weiss, the Northampton ...

History's Headlines: The baroness and the diva  69News WFMZ-TV

On February 15, 1932, a train from New York was making its way across New Jersey for Allentown. But this was no ordinary train.

51 N.J. Public High Schools Rank Among Nations Best In Newsweeks 2016 List

Westfield, NJ - Breaking: Newsweek's annual ranking of public high schools has just been released, and 51 in N.J. made the cut. Find out which ones here.

Allentown's Graber prepared for test  The Times of Trenton -

No one realizes how competitive he is,” longtime Allentown High School assistant football coach Joe Murphy said. “You would never know it."

New Jerseys 1,000 Highest-Paid Teachers In 2017

New Jersey's 1000 Highest-Paid Teachers - Toms River, NJ - Here are the 1000 top-paid N.J. public school teachers, a growing club earning $100K-plus a year.

Allentown zoners OK apartments at former Sokol Club  WFMZ Allentown

The plan will convert the former Allentown Sokol Club at 114-122 W. Allen St. into Riverview Lofts, a 12-unit apartment building.

The week in obituaries: 42 with local ties remembered

The following loved ones, friends and neighbors dies recently.

Crash closes Route 309 south at Center Valley Parkway  69News WFMZ-TV

Route 309 southbound was closed for several hours, causing delays on 309 and I-78 in the area.

Allentown School District looks at PPL Center for graduations  Allentown Morning Call

The Allentown School District becomes second Lehigh Valley to move high school graduations from Stabler Arena to PPL Center.

Britain leads way as teenage drinking falls across Europe  WFMZ Allentown

Teenage drinking has declined across Europe, with the most dramatic falls in Britain, the World Health Organization (WHO) has found.

History's Headlines: The American Bernhardt  69News WFMZ-TV

Outside of theater, historians few people today have any idea that an American actress named Mrs. Leslie Carter ever existed.

Not just any crutches: Allentown teen and her family decorate crutches for wounded soldiers  The Times of Trenton -

Genevieve Finn of Allentown and her family decorate crutches by hand and send them to wounded soldiers adjusting to life after war.

NJ high schools implement 'One School, One Book' curriculum  The Star-Ledger -

Every Wednesday morning during homeroom at Allentown High School, students have 20 minutes to read from a novel about a teenage girl's encounters with a ...

Nottingham High School 'Slave Auction' post sparks racial outrage  The Trentonian

HAMILTON >> The racially charged post was created at a time the school was celebrating Black History Month.

Mercer County Winter Track Champions | Windsor Hight Herald

Allentown High School's Liam Murphy finishes first in both the 1600 meter race, 4:26.35, and the 3200 meter race, 9:32.38, during the Mercer County ...

Prison for Conn. man in St. John Vianney, Allentown HS swatting  Asbury Park Press

A Connecticut man was sentenced to federal prison for hoax threats to schools including two in Monmouth County.

3 injured in overnight shooting in Easton  69News WFMZ-TV

Easton police are looking for the suspected gunman in a shooting that sent three people to the hospital overnight.

Allentown survives surprising challenge from Middletown North with 2-1 OT win in CJG III action

When the dust settled, the top seed in the bracket moved on, barely, winning 2-1 in double overtime on a goal by Will Sjaastad.

History's Headlines: The USS Allentown  WFMZ Allentown

The late John F. "Jack" McHugh regarded his Allentown High School teacher from the 1940s, Miss Joyce E. Beary, with respect. “Miss Beary was an excellent ...

May 1st Playbook  PoliticsPA

Written by PoliticsPA Staff. A bill to change how the lieutenant governor is selected passes the state Senate, while GOP members bring back a bill to assist gun ...

Football: Allentown head coach Jay Graber wanted a challenge, Middletown South provided it  The Star-Ledger

MIDDLETOWN -- The Allentown High School football team was at the Shore Tuesday, but it was no day at the beach for the Redbirds. Allentown head coach Jay ...

Four candidates running for Bordentown Township Committee  Community News Service

Four candidates — Steve Benowitz, Kyle Melander, Vanessa Meades and Eric Holliday — are up for two seats on the Bordentown Township Committee.

Missing New Jersey high school student Sarah Townsend found dead after 4-day search  New York Daily News

The body of a New Jersey high school student who has been missing since Monday has been found, police said Friday.

Hunterdon Central girls lacrosse uses strong second half to get past No. 15 Allentown

ALLENTOWN — Hunterdon Central arrived at Allentown High School just minutes before the scheduled start time Monday afternoon. With its traditional ...

Millstone Boy Scouts complete projects to attain rank of Eagle Scout

MILLSTONE – Five young men who are members of Boy Scout Troop 116 in Millstone Township have attained the rank of Eagle Scout. The scouts who ...

NJ School Districts Asking Voters for $320M for Renovations and Repair  NJ Spotlight

Projects in 15 districts range from windows and ceiling tiles to building expansion, high-tech installations, and enhancements to make schools world class.

Allentown's Palladino finishes Muhlenberg career as a record breaker

Moravian - Muhlenberg football. Muhlenberg's Nick Palladino throws against Moravian Nov. 12, 2016 at Rocco Calvo Field in Bethlehem. (Chris Post ...

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