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First Lady Jill Biden will be in Allentown Wednesday to help celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month by hosting a “charla,” Spanish for “chat” or “conversation,” at the Community Services for Children’s Learning Hub.

Allentown’s Halloween parade is this Saturday, and it’s a lot larger than the last time it was held, before the pandemic. The cost for the event has skyrocketed and that caused a heated debate in city council this week.

Mohammad Elshainawy, religious director at the Jesus Son of Mary Mosque in Upper Macungie Township, says it’s hosting its first open house on Saturday. 

The Literacy Center in Allentown had to adapt to the pandemic like everyone else but it wasn’t because of a lack of demand.

Allentown police shot and wounded a man who they say repeatedly fired a handgun among a crowd of people then ignored an officer’s commands to drop the weapon.


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