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Katherine Reinhard

Katherine Reinhard

Allentown elects first Hispanic mayor; rejects removal of English-only charter provision

By: - November 3, 2021

Democrat Matt Tuerk, the grandson of a Cuban immigrant, who speaks Spanish, won the night, unofficial tallies showed.

For Allentown Latinos, ending English as city’s official language would excise a hateful legacy

By: - October 28, 2021

Latinos now make up 54 percent of the Lehigh Valley city's population. A ballot question aims to get rid of the 1990s-era holdover.