Thursday, September 6, 2012
Authorities say "bath salts" and other synthetic drugs were sold in three states from an Allentown-based distributor.
The owner of an Allentown distribution business and the operators of five gas stations and convenience stores in Montgomery and Lehigh counties are among 15 people who have been arrested in connection with an organization that allegedly distributed "bath salts" and other synthetic drugs throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware, authorities said Thursday. Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Ferman said the arrests were the culmination of a year-long investigation involving the Lehigh County District Attorney's office and a number of municipal police forces in both counties. Ferman described Kenneth Zak Grossman, 52, of Allentown, the owner of J & L Wholesale Distributors, as the "head" of the organization, which authorities …
Sunday, August 12, 2012
Mayors of Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Allentown weigh in on Romney's running mate.
Sunday, August 12, 2012
The Democratic National Committee Rapid Response Team issued a release on Sunday featuring statements from three Pennsylvania mayors – Philadelphia's Michael Nutter, Pittsburgh's Luke Ravenstahl and Allentown's Ed Pawlowski – on Mitt Romney's choice of U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan as running mate. Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter: "If there was any doubt that Mitt Romney was the wrong choice for people in Philadelphia and cities across this country, today’s pick of Paul Ryan as a running mate makes it crystal clear just how wrong his priorities are. The Romney Ryan budget is an attack on our most precious resource, the very people who make up the fabric of this country: our parents, our children, our soldiers and our seniors. "Paul Ryan is the…
Friday, July 1, 2011
The GOP front-runner bashes Obama during brief stop at Allentown Metal Works on Thursday afternoon.
GOP front-runner Mitt Romney made the first Pennsylvania stop of his campaign yesterday at the shuttered Allentown Metal Works — a grim backdrop of chain-link fence and thick weeds. Romney spent several minutes bashing President Barack Obama for playing golf and raising money to fund his re-election bid rather than working to lower the nation's unemployment rate. Romney's feisty remarks drew a smattering of applause from a few dozen onlookers. Across town, a much bigger crowd waited in line to buy expensive vodka and meet movie star Dan Aykroyd during an event at a liquor store. More publicity and advance notice went into the Aykroyd event, but the contrast showed some folks are more interested in comedy and top-shelf liquor than the 2012 …