Catasauqua Press

Friday, November 24, 2017

A ‘beacon’ goes out

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 by NATE JASTRZEMSKI in Local News

Charlie Dent announces retirement from Congress

U.S. Rep. Charlie Dent, R-15th, announced in a news release last week he is not seeking re-election in 2018. He has served nearly 27 years in state and federal legislatures.

The seven-term congressman said he has done his best in his many senior responsibilities to make a meaningful, positive impact on the Republican party to instill stability, certainty and predictability in Washington.

Christkindlmarkt expands, offers many new artisans

Thursday, November 17, 2016 by NATE JASTRZEMSKI in Local News

As Christkindlmarkt Bethlehem approaches a quarter-century of celebrating Christmas in the Christmas City, the popular holiday marketplace promises more holiday cheer than ever as it adds new tents and welcomes a record number of vendors to the event.

For 2016, Christkindlmarkt has expanded from two to four tents, resulting in up to 150 vendors each weekend, the most in the event’s 24-year history.

Five to appear on attorney general ballot

Thursday, April 21, 2016 by NATE JASTRZEMSKI in Local News

Three Democratic candidates and two Republican candidates will appear on the primary election ballot for the position of Pennsylvania attorney general.

John Morganelli, Josh Shapiro and Stephen A. Zappala Jr. seek the Democratic nod.

Joe Peters and John Rafferty seek the Republican bid.

The Press sent the following question to the candidates and asked for a response: What do you think is the primary concern of your constituents?

Wolf boosts schools, juggles taxes

Thursday, April 2, 2015 by NATE JASTRZEMSKI in Local News

Governor Tom Wolf issued his proposed $29.9 billion budget for 2015-16 recently with a focus on employment and education resolved through tax reform.

The tax section in particular will likely prove a challenge for the first-year governor to sell, as he proposes reducing pension capital and raising income and sales taxes to invest in property tax relief. Publications in Harrisburg and Pittsburgh report very little legislative support for such a shift in the tax policy.

Business Showcase

Wednesday, June 4, 2014 by NATE JASTRZEMSKI in Focus

Senior LIFE Lehigh Valley offers program to enable seniors to stay in their homes

Senior LIFE recently opened the doors of its new Lehigh Valley facility in Bethlehem.

The for-profit nationwide program provides coordinated healthcare and physical and emotional services for seniors in their own homes.

Of 4,000 members served at 30 locations statewide, Senior LIFE now has more than 1,000 members in the Valley, approximately 100 of whom are served by the 2045 Westgate Drive office.

Senior LIFE is a Medicare Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) operating as a LIFE (Living Independence for the Elderly) program in Pennsylvania.

Lehigh County Commissioners

Thursday, September 6, 2012 by NATE JASTRZEMSKI in Local News

New executive, new budget: William Hansell is sworn in

Lehigh County officials unveiled in back-to-back press events Aug. 28 the county's new executive and a proposed 2013 county budget.

President Judge Carol McGinley administered the oath of office to 75-year-old William Hansell, a former city council member and business administrator with decades of government and management experience.

Hansell replaces Don Cunningham who, after six years, left the position to become executive director of the Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation.

Hansell's remarks stressed bipartisan decision-making to encourage accomplishment.