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PennDOT Removes Some Vehicle Restriction in East Central PAVehicle restrictions removed on I-78, I-176, and US 22 Allent...
01/09/2022

PennDOT Removes Some Vehicle Restriction in East Central PA
Vehicle restrictions removed on I-78, I-176, and US 22

Allentown, PA – Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) has lifted some of the temporary restriction on certain vehicles from traveling on major roadways in the PennDOT District 5 region that includes Berks, Carbon, Lehigh, Monroe, Northampton, and Schuylkill counties.

Due to the winter storm impacting the region, PennDOT temporarily restricted certain vehicles from using some interstates and expressways earlier to help ensure that the interstate remained open during the most challenging conditions of the winter storm.

Vehicle restrictions reflect Tier 3 and 4 of the commonwealth’s weather event vehicle restriction plan, and are still in effect on the following roadways:

Interstate 81 in Schuylkill County (Tier 4);
Interstate 80 in Carbon and Monroe counties (Tier 4);
Interstate 380 in Monroe County (Tier 4);
PA 33 in Northampton and Monroe counties (Tier 3).

On roadways with Tier 3 restrictions in place, no commercial vehicles are permitted EXCEPT loaded single trailers with chains or approved Alternate Traction Devices. Additionally, all school buses, commercial buses, motor coaches, motorcycles, RVs/motorhomes and passenger vehicles (cars, SUVs, pickup trucks, etc.) towing trailers are not permitted on affected roadways while restrictions are in place.

On roadways with Tier 4 restrictions in place, no commercial vehicles are permitted. Additionally, all school buses, commercial buses, motor coaches, motorcycles, RVs/motorhomes and passenger vehicles (cars, SUVs, pickup trucks, etc.) towing trailers are not permitted on affected roadways while restrictions are in place.

In addition to the remaining vehicle restriction, speed limits to 45 mph for all vehicles, and right-lane-only commercial vehicle restrictions remain on the following roadways:

Interstate 78 in Berks, Lehigh, and Northampton counties;
Interstate 80 in Monroe and Carbon counties;
Interstate 81 in Schuylkill County;
Interstate 380 in Monroe County.

While PennDOT recommends not traveling during winter storms, motorists can check conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles, including color-coded winter conditions on 2,900 miles, by visiting www.511PA.com. 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 1,000 traffic cameras.

511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional Twitter alerts.

For more winter driving tips and information on how PennDOT treats winter storms, visit www.penndot.gov/winter.

Subscribe to PennDOT news and traffic alerts in Berks, Carbon, Lehigh, Monroe, Northampton, and Schuylkill counties at www.penndot.gov/District5.

Follow regional PennDOT information on Twitter at www.twitter.com/511PAAllentown, and like the department on Facebook at www.facebook.com/PennsylvaniaDepartmentofTransportation and Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/pennsylvaniadot.

MEDIA CONTACTS: Ronald J. Young, Jr., M.P.A., 610-871-4555, [email protected]; Sean A. Brown, 610-871-4556, [email protected].


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Sean Brown | Safety Press Officer
PA Department of Transportation | Engineering District 5
1002 Hamilton Street | Allentown PA 18101
Phone: 610.871.4556 | Fax: 610.871.4126
[email protected] | www.pennd

PennDOT Removes Some Vehicle Restriction in East Central PA
Vehicle restrictions removed on I-78, I-176, and US 22

Allentown, PA – Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) has lifted some of the temporary restriction on certain vehicles from traveling on major roadways in the PennDOT District 5 region that includes Berks, Carbon, Lehigh, Monroe, Northampton, and Schuylkill counties.

Due to the winter storm impacting the region, PennDOT temporarily restricted certain vehicles from using some interstates and expressways earlier to help ensure that the interstate remained open during the most challenging conditions of the winter storm.

Vehicle restrictions reflect Tier 3 and 4 of the commonwealth’s weather event vehicle restriction plan, and are still in effect on the following roadways:

Interstate 81 in Schuylkill County (Tier 4);
Interstate 80 in Carbon and Monroe counties (Tier 4);
Interstate 380 in Monroe County (Tier 4);
PA 33 in Northampton and Monroe counties (Tier 3).

On roadways with Tier 3 restrictions in place, no commercial vehicles are permitted EXCEPT loaded single trailers with chains or approved Alternate Traction Devices. Additionally, all school buses, commercial buses, motor coaches, motorcycles, RVs/motorhomes and passenger vehicles (cars, SUVs, pickup trucks, etc.) towing trailers are not permitted on affected roadways while restrictions are in place.

On roadways with Tier 4 restrictions in place, no commercial vehicles are permitted. Additionally, all school buses, commercial buses, motor coaches, motorcycles, RVs/motorhomes and passenger vehicles (cars, SUVs, pickup trucks, etc.) towing trailers are not permitted on affected roadways while restrictions are in place.

In addition to the remaining vehicle restriction, speed limits to 45 mph for all vehicles, and right-lane-only commercial vehicle restrictions remain on the following roadways:

Interstate 78 in Berks, Lehigh, and Northampton counties;
Interstate 80 in Monroe and Carbon counties;
Interstate 81 in Schuylkill County;
Interstate 380 in Monroe County.

While PennDOT recommends not traveling during winter storms, motorists can check conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles, including color-coded winter conditions on 2,900 miles, by visiting www.511PA.com. 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 1,000 traffic cameras.

511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional Twitter alerts.

For more winter driving tips and information on how PennDOT treats winter storms, visit www.penndot.gov/winter.

Subscribe to PennDOT news and traffic alerts in Berks, Carbon, Lehigh, Monroe, Northampton, and Schuylkill counties at www.penndot.gov/District5.

Follow regional PennDOT information on Twitter at www.twitter.com/511PAAllentown, and like the department on Facebook at www.facebook.com/PennsylvaniaDepartmentofTransportation and Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/pennsylvaniadot.

MEDIA CONTACTS: Ronald J. Young, Jr., M.P.A., 610-871-4555, [email protected]; Sean A. Brown, 610-871-4556, [email protected].


# # #


Sean Brown | Safety Press Officer
PA Department of Transportation | Engineering District 5
1002 Hamilton Street | Allentown PA 18101
Phone: 610.871.4556 | Fax: 610.871.4126
[email protected] | www.pennd

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By Fred FeinerBETHLEHEM – Unity Bank and its employees have donated $34,200 to 19 food pantries in New Jersey and Lehigh...
01/05/2022

By Fred Feiner
BETHLEHEM – Unity Bank and its employees have donated $34,200 to 19 food pantries in New Jersey and Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania. The funds were contributed by Unity Bank employees and matched by the bank as part of a special annual holiday community service project that was started more than 10 years ago.
“I am extremely proud of the generosity our employees continue to show in this important community service project,” said Unity Bank President & CEO James A. Hughes. “More than ever before, food pantries are vitally important to many families struggling to make ends meet. As a community bank, it is a privilege to be able to support those in need through these great organizations.”
Donations of $1,800 will be presented to a local food bank by each of Unity’s 19 community branches, including: Middlesex Elks #1488, from Middlesex Branch; Flemington Area Food Pantry from Flemington Branch; Society of St. Vincent de Paul from North Plainfield Branch; Franklin Township Food Bank from Somerset Branch; Highland Park Community Food Pantry from Highland Park Branch; Home First Interfaith Housing & Family Services of Plainfield from Scotch Plains Branch; Linden Interfaith Network for Community Service (LINCS) from
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Linden Branch; River of Life Food Pantry of Phillipsburg from Phillipsburg Branch; Open Cupboard Food Pantry of Clinton from Clinton Branch; Readington Area Starfish from Whitehouse Branch; St. Paul Food Pantry of Ramsey from the Ramsey Branch; Feeding Hands of Bridgewater from Somerville Branch; Sacred Heart Social Concerns Ministry in South Plainfield from South Plainfield Branch; Alliance Center for Independence Food Pantry in Edison from Edison Branch; Union Food Pantry from Union Branch; Helping Hands Food Pantry of Hillsdale from Emerson Branch; Washington Community Food Pantry from Washington Branch; New Bethany Ministries of Bethlehem from the Bethlehem, Pennsylvania Branch; and Easton Area Community Center from Forks Township, Pennsylvania Branch.

About Unity Bancorp, Inc.

Unity Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: UNTY), the parent company of Unity Bank, its primary and wholly owned subsidiary, is a financial services organization headquartered in Clinton, New Jersey. Unity Bank provides financial services to businesses and consumers at 19 branches throughout New Jersey and the Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania. Unity Bank provides community-oriented commercial banking services, including deposit accounts, loans, online and mobile services. For more information, please visit unitybank.com or call 800-618-BANK (800-618-2265).

MEDIA CONTACT:

Fred Feiner

Yankee Public Relations

(908) 425-4878

[email protected]

PHOTO CAPTION:

Unity Bank and its employees have donated $34,200 to 19 food pantries in New Jersey and Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania, including New Bethany Ministries of Bethlehem. Marc Riddle, Executive Director of New Bethany Ministries, (left) receives the $1,800 donation from David Grisostolo, Unity Bank Area Manager.

By Fred Feiner
BETHLEHEM – Unity Bank and its employees have donated $34,200 to 19 food pantries in New Jersey and Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania. The funds were contributed by Unity Bank employees and matched by the bank as part of a special annual holiday community service project that was started more than 10 years ago.
“I am extremely proud of the generosity our employees continue to show in this important community service project,” said Unity Bank President & CEO James A. Hughes. “More than ever before, food pantries are vitally important to many families struggling to make ends meet. As a community bank, it is a privilege to be able to support those in need through these great organizations.”
Donations of $1,800 will be presented to a local food bank by each of Unity’s 19 community branches, including: Middlesex Elks #1488, from Middlesex Branch; Flemington Area Food Pantry from Flemington Branch; Society of St. Vincent de Paul from North Plainfield Branch; Franklin Township Food Bank from Somerset Branch; Highland Park Community Food Pantry from Highland Park Branch; Home First Interfaith Housing & Family Services of Plainfield from Scotch Plains Branch; Linden Interfaith Network for Community Service (LINCS) from
Continued on page 11

Linden Branch; River of Life Food Pantry of Phillipsburg from Phillipsburg Branch; Open Cupboard Food Pantry of Clinton from Clinton Branch; Readington Area Starfish from Whitehouse Branch; St. Paul Food Pantry of Ramsey from the Ramsey Branch; Feeding Hands of Bridgewater from Somerville Branch; Sacred Heart Social Concerns Ministry in South Plainfield from South Plainfield Branch; Alliance Center for Independence Food Pantry in Edison from Edison Branch; Union Food Pantry from Union Branch; Helping Hands Food Pantry of Hillsdale from Emerson Branch; Washington Community Food Pantry from Washington Branch; New Bethany Ministries of Bethlehem from the Bethlehem, Pennsylvania Branch; and Easton Area Community Center from Forks Township, Pennsylvania Branch.

About Unity Bancorp, Inc.

Unity Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: UNTY), the parent company of Unity Bank, its primary and wholly owned subsidiary, is a financial services organization headquartered in Clinton, New Jersey. Unity Bank provides financial services to businesses and consumers at 19 branches throughout New Jersey and the Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania. Unity Bank provides community-oriented commercial banking services, including deposit accounts, loans, online and mobile services. For more information, please visit unitybank.com or call 800-618-BANK (800-618-2265).

MEDIA CONTACT:

Fred Feiner

Yankee Public Relations

(908) 425-4878

[email protected]

PHOTO CAPTION:

Unity Bank and its employees have donated $34,200 to 19 food pantries in New Jersey and Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania, including New Bethany Ministries of Bethlehem. Marc Riddle, Executive Director of New Bethany Ministries, (left) receives the $1,800 donation from David Grisostolo, Unity Bank Area Manager.

DeSales University Names Financial Services Center for Scott FainorBy Colin McEvoy on December 9, 2021Scott Fainor speak...
01/05/2022

DeSales University Names Financial Services Center for Scott Fainor

By Colin McEvoy on December 9, 2021
Scott Fainor speaking at DeSales University for the dedication of the Fainor Center for Financial Services. (photo courtesy DeSales University)
DeSales University has named its financial services center in honor of Scott V. Fainor, a former two-time Chair of the Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation‘s Board of Directors and one of the founding members of LVEDC.
James Greenfield, President of DeSales University, dedicated the new Fainor Center for Financial Services on Dec. 1, naming it in honor of Fainor, a 1994 graduate of DeSales and the current chairman of Fainor Holdings, LLC.
“The Fainor Center for Financial Services ties together my long-term involvement with DeSales and my commitment around education and young people becoming the leaders of tomorrow,” Fainor said. “The center is going to provide training and leadership skills for the leaders of tomorrow within our community and our country.”
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In addition to being an alumnus, Fainor previously served on the University’s President’s Council, and then on the University’s Board of Trustees for 13 years.

Scott Fainor and his wife Cathy (center) along with Chris Cocozza (left), Chair of DeSales’ Division of Business, and Father James Greenfield (right), President of DeSales University. (photo courtesy DeSales University)

“I have a long-term relationship with DeSales and I couldn’t be more proud to be part of the DeSales community,” he said. “In addition to being an alumnus and on the Board of Trustees, I’ve lectured at DeSales to business students. I’ve been very involved here and I’m going to continue to stay involved.”

During the dedication, Fainor thanked the DeSales community for the honor and stressed the importance of investing in students, as well as the importance of ethics and values in business and how they are being taught at DeSales University.

Fainor served as a Group Executive of BB&T from April 2016 until his retirement in February 2019. Prior to that BB&T, he was President and CEO of the public company National Penn Bancshares, Inc. and a member of the Board of Directors from January 2010 to April 2016.

Headquartered in Allentown, National Penn was a $10 billion-asset commercial bank with banking, investment, insurance and trust operations in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Maryland. Under Fainor’s leadership, the bank was ranked No. 1 in Pennsylvania by Bank Director magazine in 2015 and was No. 17 in Forbes magazine’s Top 100 Largest Banks in America.

After Fainor started his career in banking and finance, his father introduced him to Father Daniel Gambet, then president of DeSales University. Gambet convinced Fainor to enroll in the university’s adult evening program, and Fainor said DeSales has been close to his heart ever since.

“DeSales was the place for me to be,” Fainor said.

Greenfield opened his dedication remarks noting how appropriate it is that the Fainor family name will now be used in a building named for Gambet.

The Fainor Center for Financial Services is located on the second floor of the Gambet Center for Business and Health Care at the Upper Saucon Township campus. It is a specialized business classroom designed to look and feel like a trading floor, with a digital ticker tape, flatscreen monitors broadcasting financial news, and computers with specialized financial software.

“It is important that we teach our students how individuals and corporations raise and manage capital,” said Chris Cocozza, Chair of DeSales University’s Division of Business. “Having this center gives students access to sophisticated investment analysis and forecasting software.”

During the dedication ceremony, Nolan Beck, a DeSales University senior majoring in accounting and minoring in data analytics, spoke about the importance of the center to the students, describing it as “Wall Street-esque.”

The Fainor Center for Financial Services was formerly known as the Talen Energy Trading Room. DeSales University is an investor with LVEDC.

DeSales University Names Financial Services Center for Scott Fainor

By Colin McEvoy on December 9, 2021
Scott Fainor speaking at DeSales University for the dedication of the Fainor Center for Financial Services. (photo courtesy DeSales University)
DeSales University has named its financial services center in honor of Scott V. Fainor, a former two-time Chair of the Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation‘s Board of Directors and one of the founding members of LVEDC.
James Greenfield, President of DeSales University, dedicated the new Fainor Center for Financial Services on Dec. 1, naming it in honor of Fainor, a 1994 graduate of DeSales and the current chairman of Fainor Holdings, LLC.
“The Fainor Center for Financial Services ties together my long-term involvement with DeSales and my commitment around education and young people becoming the leaders of tomorrow,” Fainor said. “The center is going to provide training and leadership skills for the leaders of tomorrow within our community and our country.”
Continued on page 9

In addition to being an alumnus, Fainor previously served on the University’s President’s Council, and then on the University’s Board of Trustees for 13 years.

Scott Fainor and his wife Cathy (center) along with Chris Cocozza (left), Chair of DeSales’ Division of Business, and Father James Greenfield (right), President of DeSales University. (photo courtesy DeSales University)

“I have a long-term relationship with DeSales and I couldn’t be more proud to be part of the DeSales community,” he said. “In addition to being an alumnus and on the Board of Trustees, I’ve lectured at DeSales to business students. I’ve been very involved here and I’m going to continue to stay involved.”

During the dedication, Fainor thanked the DeSales community for the honor and stressed the importance of investing in students, as well as the importance of ethics and values in business and how they are being taught at DeSales University.

Fainor served as a Group Executive of BB&T from April 2016 until his retirement in February 2019. Prior to that BB&T, he was President and CEO of the public company National Penn Bancshares, Inc. and a member of the Board of Directors from January 2010 to April 2016.

Headquartered in Allentown, National Penn was a $10 billion-asset commercial bank with banking, investment, insurance and trust operations in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Maryland. Under Fainor’s leadership, the bank was ranked No. 1 in Pennsylvania by Bank Director magazine in 2015 and was No. 17 in Forbes magazine’s Top 100 Largest Banks in America.

After Fainor started his career in banking and finance, his father introduced him to Father Daniel Gambet, then president of DeSales University. Gambet convinced Fainor to enroll in the university’s adult evening program, and Fainor said DeSales has been close to his heart ever since.

“DeSales was the place for me to be,” Fainor said.

Greenfield opened his dedication remarks noting how appropriate it is that the Fainor family name will now be used in a building named for Gambet.

The Fainor Center for Financial Services is located on the second floor of the Gambet Center for Business and Health Care at the Upper Saucon Township campus. It is a specialized business classroom designed to look and feel like a trading floor, with a digital ticker tape, flatscreen monitors broadcasting financial news, and computers with specialized financial software.

“It is important that we teach our students how individuals and corporations raise and manage capital,” said Chris Cocozza, Chair of DeSales University’s Division of Business. “Having this center gives students access to sophisticated investment analysis and forecasting software.”

During the dedication ceremony, Nolan Beck, a DeSales University senior majoring in accounting and minoring in data analytics, spoke about the importance of the center to the students, describing it as “Wall Street-esque.”

The Fainor Center for Financial Services was formerly known as the Talen Energy Trading Room. DeSales University is an investor with LVEDC.

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