Virus Outbreak Relief Left OutPas Simpson, of Promise Neighborhoods of the Lehigh Valley, a community group, practices social distancing as he delivers food to Lady Espinal in Allentown, Pa., on Friday, May 29, 2020. The Allentown community group’s executive director Batts and his colleagues also began buying up all the diapers they could find – 60,000 and counting – and have been going door to door to distribute them to families in need. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Unfilled potholes, uncollected trash, un-mowed grass and, most significantly, fewer police on the street are some of what Allentown says it’s contemplating unless Washington helps it plug a multimillion-dollar budget hole left by the coronavirus pandemic.
Pennsylvania’s third-largest city, with a population