Easton Hospital earns “C” rating for hospital safety

Easton Hospital, the nearest general medical center other than Bailey’s Health Center, received a “C” grade from LeapFrog’s most recent Hospital Safety Grade in fall 2017. The LeapFrog Group is a national nonprofit organization that aims to increase quality and safety of American health care, according to their website. It uses information about “errors, accidents, and […]

Expansion plan setback: Lafayette’s land development plans not recommended for approval

The Easton Planning Commission voted 5 to 1 to recommend that Lafayette’s subdivision and land development plan not be approved for their new dormitories on McCartney Street. The Easton Zoning Board receives their recommendation and has final say on approval, but the college can withdraw their plans from consideration by the board. While the dorms may […]

College gets green light to build McCartney dorm

After several months of neighborhood pushback, the Easton City Council has approved Lafayette’s plans to build new dormitories on McCartney Street. The council voted four to two in favor of the zoning amendments needed for the plans. The college asked the city council to allow it to build 55-foot “mixed use” dormitories on McCartney Street. A diner and […]

Expansion plans vote postponed, more concerns voiced

There was no vote on Lafayette’s expansion plans at the Easton City Council meeting Wednesday, but community members and college representatives still took four hours to dispute and discuss the college’s proposed expansion plans. College Hill residents voiced concerns at the meeting that there was no foreseeable way to stop the college from buying more properties and […]

Vote on Lafayette’s zoning changes postponed to April

Lafayette plans to expand the school and increase class sizes, but the residents of College Hill are more concerned about what might get destroyed in the process, according to Paul Felder, The Village on College Hill’s liaison to the college. Last Wednesday, Feb. 1, the Easton Planning Commission decided along with the college to postpone a […]

Students, faculty protest immigration ban online, on the streets

Hundreds of people gathered last Saturday for an open house at Islamic Center of Muslim Association of the Lehigh Valley. Food was served from several Muslim cultures. When a call to prayer occurred during their visit, members of the association allowed them to stay in the prayer hall. “It was very powerful to sit in this room with […]