Nick Falsone,

Nick Falsone

Bethlehem, PA, United States

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Recent articles by Nick:

Musikfest ‘shut down’ after Bethlehem police swarm intersection at popular venue

As of early Sunday morning, social media was abuzz with chatter about what happened at Musikfest's Plaza Tropical. → Read More partners with Lafayette students to amplify voice of LGBTQ community

Throughout the spring semester and into the early weeks of summer break, we collaborated with a journalism class on a project that has sought to engage Lehigh Valley's LGBTQ community. → Read More

Roe v. Wade decision draws quick reactions from Diocese of Allentown, Lehigh Valley leaders

Anti-abortion advocates from the region applauded the news while those who support abortion rights expressed sadness, disappointment. → Read More

A rash decision in an era before Freddy Awards altered high school social order

A question lingers about why I walked away from musical theater after seventh grade at East Hills Middle School in the early 1990s. → Read More

Jarrett Coleman declares victory against state Sen. Pat Browne in Pa. primary

The Parkland School Board member who lives in Upper Macungie Township campaigned against Browne in the Republican race for Pennsylvania’s 16th Senate District. → Read More

A quest to see how 1 Slate Belt town, embroiled in development feud, spends taxpayer money

An industrial park plan for Upper Mount Bethel has spawned heavy citizen engagement, but getting public information from the township has been challenging, found. → Read More

I-78, Rt. 33 travel restrictions imposed ahead of winter storm poised to hit Lehigh Valley (UPDATE)

As of Wednesday afternoon, a winter storm watch was in effect for Northampton and Warren counties starting at 7 p.m. Thursday. → Read More

Phillipsburg schools to close before going all-virtual due to COVID-related staff shortage

The letter did not specify how many staff members called out on Monday. → Read More

The top local news stories in the Lehigh Valley in 2021 and how we picked them

A review of the top local news headlines for the year on showed that only one of the 15 biggest stories in terms of audience focused primarily on COVID → Read More

If ‘Lt. Johnson’ calls looking for money, don’t pay him, Northampton Co. sheriff warns

Authorities said Monday they've received multiple reports about the scam. → Read More

55K fentanyl doses seized in Lehigh Valley raid targeting ‘violent enterprise,’ AG says

One suspect was arrested in the raids, the Pennsylvania Attorney General's Office says. → Read More

Historic aerial photos show how Forks Township’s changed since late ‘30s

The U.S. Department of Agriculture since the early days of commercial flight has documented the changing landscape through aerial photos. → Read More

Historic aerial photos show how Palmer Township’s changed since late ‘30s

The U.S. Department of Agriculture since the early days of commercial flight has documented the changing landscape through aerial photos. → Read More

Republican Glenn Eckhart wins tight Lehigh County executive race, unofficial results show

He challenged Democratic incumbent Phillips Armstrong in the race for the county's top elected post. → Read More

District judges elected in Allentown, Bethlehem, elsewhere in Lehigh Valley

Five contested races for magisterial district judge seats in the Lehigh Valley were settled in Tuesday night’s election. → Read More

Plainfield Township supervisors elected amid voter concerns over landfill’s future

Four candidates ran for two six-year terms on the five-member board of supervisors. → Read More

Walmart joins push to fill warehouse jobs with $20 an hour offer at Bethlehem site

The effort comes amid a growing demand to fill warehouse jobs throughout the Lehigh Valley. → Read More

Bethlehem schools’ new COVID policy allows some to practice indoors without masks

Superintendent Joseph Roy, in a Friday video address to the school district community, said the school board on Tuesday adopted the policy. → Read More

The Lehigh Valley’s abnormal practice of NOT celebrating Halloween on Oct. 31

For as long as I’ve lived here, trick-or-treating has always been held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on the last Friday of October, regardless of the actual date of Halloween. → Read More

How many people moved to the Lehigh Valley from N.J., N.Y., elsewhere? New numbers are out.

The migration statistics come from the U.S. Census 2015-19 American Community Survey. They were released last week. → Read More