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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.

The Allentown Police Department says it’s now collecting more data on how it serves the city, and it is working with college researchers to evaluate ways it can improve community relationships.

The number of COVID vaccinations administered in Pennsylvania is now more than three times the number of positive cases according to state data. But in Allentown, there’s another shot that can be seen as a sign of hope.

March 9 is the last day for Lehigh Valley residents hoping to run for local office to submit enough signatures to qualify.


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