A Nice Map of Allentown

Via MyWestEnd, here’s a nice map of Allentown created by Damien Brown. The point was to show where the different neighborhoods begin and end.

Latinos in Allentown, Italians in Easton

Andrew McGill, Scott Kraus and Eugene Taub have a fascinating piece looking at what the new Census numbers tell us about Latino migration to Allentown: New Census numbers show a local Hispanic population once dominated by people of Puerto Rican ancestry has added many more Caribbean, Central American and South American natives in the last [...]

Primary Opinions

A few observations and prematurely-formed opinions on the primary returns: The first thing to understand was that turnout was a pretty dismal. In Northampton County it was just 13%, 15.99% so partisans of both parties should be careful about overstating wins. No surprise, Yes Gracedale routed No Gracedale 3-1. Congratulations to everybody on the Yes [...]

Bob Mensch Guilty of Disorderly Conduct

JD Malone tells us that the 24th District seat just became a much easier pickup opportunity for Democrats: Pennsylvania State Sen. Bob Mensch today was found guilty of disorderly conduct for displaying a handgun while driving on Interstate 78. Mensch, R-Northampton/Lehigh/Bucks/Montgomery, displayed the gun March 9 while driving near mile marker 15, police said.

A Pitiful Field

Nate Silver says the cranks are dominating the weak Republican field for 2012:

Surprise! Barack Obama is Running for President

Are you in?


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