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Past articles by Julia:

Frustration sets in for those awaiting stimulus benefits in Lehigh Valley, elsewhere in Pa.

One looming question: Is there even a timeline for when Pennsylvania residents will receive the extended unemployment assistance? → Read More

Easton proposes outdoor shopping village to help retailers this holiday season

Plans aren't finalized as the city continues to gauge interest from businesses. → Read More

Pa.‘s unemployment phone lines were busy long before pandemic, but fixes now in the works.

This isn’t the first time the unemployed have faced long waits and busy signals when attempting to contact their unemployment agencies in the Keystone State. → Read More

The Forks Area Art Society celebrates 10 years of communal creativity

The community art organization turns 10 on March 10. → Read More

Get rid of old paint, old TVs, old documents. Find out when, where and how.

Here's your comprehensive guide to environmentally-friendly, secure disposal in Northampton County. → Read More

Major apartment complex approved in Downtown Easton despite parking concerns

The five-story apartment complex was approved at 56 N. Third St., the former site of the Seville Theater. → Read More

Free clothes attract hundreds to the Pop-Up Thrift Shop at Lafayette College

The event will help keep clothes out of landfills and in students' closets. → Read More

Fire-ravaged warehouse site proposed for affordable senior housing in Phillipsburg

The senior living facility would have 67 apartments, available to people 55 and older under income caps. → Read More

New retail space, restaurant, scenic overlook planned, Lafayette College says

College officials met with College Hill residents for back-and-forth on college developments. → Read More

Northampton County’s first female judge had a long run, but now it’s time to retire

After 31 years, Northampton County Judge F.P. Kimberly McFadden is retiring effective Nov. 30. → Read More

Have some last-minute summer fun at Fantastic Friday before heading back to school

The Boys & Girls Club of Easton announces its “Fantastic Friday” end-of-summer celebration. → Read More

No Easton Area child was left behind in the hunt for school supplies and haircuts

Stephen Flowers's annual initiative No Child Left Behind helps kids find free back to school supplies and get haircuts. → Read More

Easton wanted to crack down on illegal fireworks use. Now the effort’s on hold.

Mayor Sal Panto Jr. withdrew a proposal creating fines for lighting fireworks in the city. → Read More

Just in time for back to school: Now you can customize your very own Crayola box

The new personalized boxes allow you to choose your colors, upload a photo and make the design your own. → Read More

Waggathon, puppy kissing booth aim to benefit Lehigh Valley shelters

Events are planned Saturday in Allentown and at the Center for Animal Health and Welfare in Williams Township. → Read More

How ProJeCt helped celebrate an international connection in Easton

A GED student held her wedding reception at the nonprofit ProJeCt because of the relationships she has already formed there → Read More

3 new, 3 promoted firefighters sworn-in to Easton Fire Department (PHOTOS)

The city made the second-in-command position official under Chief Mike Krill. → Read More

Interim Allentown police chief Tony Alsleben to step down in September

Just over a year after Tony Alsleben was appointed Allentown’s interim police chief, he announced Monday he is leaving effective Sept. 6. → Read More

Coming to the Sigal Museum: immigrant stops, Lebanese props and barbershop doo-wop

"Destination: Northampton County" is an exhibition at the Sigal Museum exploring diverse voices. → Read More

WATCH: Learn how to use Northampton County’s new paper-trail voting machines

The Northampton County elections office will hold demonstrations of the new voting machines at sites around the county. → Read More