‘What You Need to Know:’ IronPigs, COVID and record-breaking home prices

Written by on July 15, 2022

‘What You Need to Know:’ IronPigs, COVID and record-breaking home prices

By Jim Deegan and Jen Rehill
July 15, 2022

A ‘For Sale’ sign from House & Land Real Estate in the yard of a Hellertown home. (Photo courtesy Justin Kline | House & Land Real Estate)

Jim Deegan, Lehigh Valley Public Media vice president of news, and WLVR News Director Jen Rehill review the top local and regional stories from the WLVR Newsroom. 

This week, Allentown City Council is considering whether to approve allocating $1.5 million for the IronPigs to upgrade Coca-Cola Park. It’s raising eyebrows because the IronPigs are under pressure to complete stadium renovations by next spring or risk having Major League Baseball move the team somewhere else.

Listen to the story.

Also, COVID-19 cases are up in the Lehigh Valley as the new BA.5 variant takes hold  even as folks are in peak vacation mode and real estate prices are crazy which is great news if you’re selling a home. The problem is you have to find another place to live.

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