Chimney Swift Masonic Temple Bethlehem

Effort Under Way to Save Unique Bird Habitat in Bethlehem

Est. Read Time: 3 mins

A tall, tan chimney that was part of the Masonic Temple in Bethlehem is being saved because it’s a habitat for chimney swifts, tens of thousands of which call it home. The birds are considered a Threatened species. The 1925 temple is being demolished to make way for a development project that will include a hotel and event center.

Bank of America

Soon-to-be-Vacant Hellertown Bank Building: What Should Go There?

Est. Read Time: 2 mins

In a few short weeks the Bank of America branch at 5 Main Street in Hellertown borough will close, and a building that has housed a succession of bank branches for nearly 50 years will likely sit empty. Would you prefer that another bank open in its place, or would you like to see a different type of business rent the building?