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Politics have intensified into a bare knuckles fight between candidates seeking office in Allentown just one week before the Pennsylvania primary election on May 18. But one organization is hoping to spread a message of unity.

The City of Allentown is receiving $57 million from the American Rescue Plan signed by President Joe Biden earlier this year. City officials held a press conference Wednesday morning.

Tiny homes are all the rage among the boho set, but in Allentown, some community members want to build them as temporary housing for people experiencing homelessness.

Allentown officials are considering whether to invest in a multi-million dollar program that aims to curb city gun violence. Neighborhood advocates say it appears to have reduced shootings in some other major U.S. cities.

The help wanted sign is up again at the Allentown School District. The school board is searching for a new superintendent as its current leader, Thomas Parker, is set to leave the district next month.


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