"Arena could change face of Allentown" bombshell. It's essentially a Pawlowski administration press release on the 15 year master plan. Bethlehem Planning Commissioner Steve Thode is the only voice of some reason in the story. Buried deep in coverage, Thode likens the project - which will simply steal existing jobs in Bethlehem and Easton - to "rearranging deck chairs on the Titanic."
I wonder if Mike Moore did the editing.
I thought I was reading something in the Eastern Pennsylvania Business Journal.
Blogger Michael Molovinsky, in his inimitable succinct style, likens Kraus and Assad to "baby birds who ate regurgitated worms from mother Pawlowski." Much as I admire these guys, I have to wonder what happens to them when they cover Allentown.
Better than the story are the current Morning Call comments, posted by sycophants and toadies. There's the Allentown BrewWorks Mike Fegley - he's real objective. DowntownArenaAttendee - he or she is on someone's payroll. I thought Montikea had the best comment - "I'm not holding my breath...." Of course DowntownArenaAttendee responded - "I wish you would."
We don't have to hold our breath, Allentown is being suffocated by the stench emanating from City Hall.
Noon Update: In fairness to The Morning Call, I should point out that the day before its Sunday bombshell, Scott Kraus broke the story that there would be no public bidding on the arena. So it's not all roses and butterflies.