Catasauqua Press

Wednesday, April 24, 2019
PRESS PHOTOS BY PAUL CMILLeft: Jaylyn Robinson gets some attention from Catasauqua Police Chief Douglas Kish, Officer Joelle Mota and Mayor Barbara Schlegel at the Pizza with Police event, held March 28 at Pie’s On Pizzeria, 102 Pine St. PRESS PHOTOS BY PAUL CMILLeft: Jaylyn Robinson gets some attention from Catasauqua Police Chief Douglas Kish, Officer Joelle Mota and Mayor Barbara Schlegel at the Pizza with Police event, held March 28 at Pie’s On Pizzeria, 102 Pine St.
Above: Sherrie and Mark Yastrop, returning to Catasauqua after a few years away, take time to chat with the police chief and enjoy some pizza. Above: Sherrie and Mark Yastrop, returning to Catasauqua after a few years away, take time to chat with the police chief and enjoy some pizza.

Police, residents discuss traffic, Race Street bridge work

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 by PAUL CMIL Special to The Press in Local News

On March 28, Pie’s On Pizzeria, 102 Pine St., opened its doors to a monthly community meeting with the police. Catasauqua Borough, along with Holy Trinity Memorial Lutheran Church, sponsors the events, each with its own clever name, at various locales. The latest meeting was titled Pizza with Police. This is the second time that Pie’s On Pizzeria hosted the event.

“We enjoy being able to meet with local residents and get an idea of their concerns,” said Police Chief Douglas Kish.

This month’s topic was traffic and the effect closing the Race Street bridge was having on local residents. Kish explained the logic of closing Pineapple Street is to keep heavy trucks from using the narrow street. He noted some drivers were waiting in DnD Market’s parking lot until traffic cleared on Race Street and then darting across to catch the eastbound lane.