Merry Christmas from Neighbors of Easton

May your Christmas be safe and warm, merry and bright…and news-free!

~Neighbors of Easton

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What the Newtown, CT Shooting Means for Easton, PA

 

Rifle cabinet at Cabella's

It has been almost a week since the tragic shooting deaths of 27 people in Newtown, CT by a lone gunman, including 20 first-graders. With the exception of the Virginia Tech Massacre, it was the …

Gentlemen, Get Your Shop On!

Ron Morris and the Mercantile Home menagerie

Tonight, Thursday, December 13th is Easton’s “Men’s Shopping Night” at downtown stores. Twelve¬†downtown retailers, including Easton Outdoor, Mercantile Home and Twice Chic Boutique, will be offering discounts, libations and snacks. Click their …

Women & Children Robbed at Gun Point on Heels of South Side Anti-Violence Rally

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According to Sara Satullo’s article for the Express-Times, two Easton women were robbed at gunpoint on the South Side during a home invasion on December 10th, just two days after an anti-violence march that was attended by approximately

Voice Your Vision: First Public Envision Lehigh Valley Meeting TONIGHT

Voice Your Vision: TAKE THE SURVEY on the Engage Page of this blog!

The first public meeting for the Envision Lehigh Valley project will be TONIGHT, Dec. 6th at 7pm at the Easton Area Community Center at 901 Washington Street

Easton District Judge Gay Elwell Dies at 54: Cause of Death Yet Undetermined

 

Gay Elwell and Karl Stirner at the groundbreaking for the Karl Stirner Arts Trail in April of last year.

I was stunned when I learned Monday of the sudden death of Judge Gay Elwell.

When I first heard the …

EASD Seeks to Punish Papers for Open Records Request by Double-Billing

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After wasting taxpayer dollars in legal fees multiple times fighting an open-records request for public information made by both the Express-Times and The Morning Call–all the way to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court–the Easton Area School District has been …

Minimum Wage Earners at Walmart and Fast Food Joints Surge in Protest

Fast food workers from multiple chains such as McDonald’s, Burger King and Taco Bell went on strike in New York on Thursday to demand a higher minimum wage of $15 an hour and the ability to unionize.

The strike was …