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September 8, 2013

Local and state briefs 9/9/2013

EcoKids program will focus on baby safety

The Learning Lamp’s EcoKids will hold Mom’s Night Out, a free event for moms from

6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the consignment shop, located at 2025 Bedford St. in Johnstown.

September is National Baby Safety Month, so activities will focus on keeping young ones safe and giving new moms all the information they need for the road ahead.

There will be refreshments, a winter clothing preview, after-hours shopping with discounts and free massages. Demonstrations will cover a variety of topics from homemade baby food to car seat safety.   

To register, call 266-0111.

Allentown mayor joins Dems running for governor

PHILADELPHIA – Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski will seek to become the next governor of Pennsylvania, joining what could be a crowded race for the 2014 Democratic nomination.

Pawlowski, who is also running for a third term as mayor, announced his gubernatorial bid Sunday.

“I have seen firsthand the damage that has been done to our commonwealth over the past four years,” he said in a statement, referring to Republican Gov. Tom Corbett’s tenure.

“I cannot sit idly by and let our state continue to suffer.”

No sitting governor has lost a bid for a second term, but Corbett is widely considered vulnerable. None of his major initiatives – new taxes to bolster transportation projects, prospective rollbacks in public pension benefits and the privatization of state-controlled liquor and wine sales – got majority support despite Republican control in both chambers of the state Legislature.

Most of the Democrats running in the

May 20 primary, or considering a run, have high-level experience in state government.

 

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