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Borough K-9 receives donation

Thursday, November 20, 2014 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Catasauqua Council presented the K-9 unit of the borough police department with the proceeds from a flea market fundraiser that Mayor Barbara Schlegel organized. The presentation was made at the council's Nov. 9 meeting.

"We hold these events periodically to help support the K-9 unit," Schlegel said. The event netted $750 that will be used to take care of Jack, the borough's police dog.

Rick and Alna Smart had assisted the mayor in getting the fundraiser organized and played a key role in its success.

Hanover to meet with FedEx again

Thursday, November 13, 2014 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Attorney Joseph Fitzpatrick addressed the members of Hanover Council at their Nov. 5 meeting.

Fitzpatrick represents the Rockefeller Group who was selected by FedEx to develop 1 million square feet of warehouse space in Allen Township. The warehouse facilities are to be sited on property belonging to Lehigh Valley International Airport.

Allen approved the project in August, but Hanover has reservations about the impact it will have on the quality of life for local businesses and residences.

Hundreds turn out for Iron Works Blast

Thursday, November 13, 2014 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

As cars crowded into the parking areas and guests lined up at a sign-in sheet at Saturday's Iron Works Blast, event organizer Christine Weaver fretted that the food trucks were late in arriving. Nearly 1,000 people showed for the inaugural party showcasing the Borough of Catasauqua's redevelopment project on Front Street.

The Catasauqua High School Marching Band serenaded guests as they walked from their cars to the party venue. It was the most activity the old Fuller Company's plate mill building had seen in more than a decade.

Road improvement delayed

Thursday, November 6, 2014 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

The repaving of Postal Road will not be completed until the spring, following a decision by the Hanover Township Council.

At the council's Oct. 15 meeting, township Engineer Frederick Hay asked council to defer the road improvement project.

"The concern is the weather and the time we have to get this done," he said. "The contractor will hold his prices firm."

Council granted the delay. While some preliminary work has been done, the paving portion of the project has not been completed.

Having a blast

Thursday, November 6, 2014 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Catasauqua will showcase Iron Works

In an effort to boost interest in the development of its new property along Front Street, the borough of Catasauqua is hosting a party Saturday. On the guest list will be any local resident who wishes to tour the property, along with a number of officials and developers.

Inside the building that used to house a plate mill on the former FL Smidth property, the huge floor has been cleared and lights have been strung up like an Italian street fair. On Friday, the food trucks will roll in and set up to serve food to the crowd.

Race St. bridge listed for repair

Thursday, October 30, 2014 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

A future PennDOT program for infrastructure improvements includes replacement of Catasauqua's Race Street Bridge.

Catasauqua Borough Manager Eugene Golfeder said a program he heard is in the works streamlines the normal process in the state of Pennsylvania. He spoke about the program at Monday's borough council workshop meeting.

"It is rumored that PennDOT signed a contract with a contractor to replace a number of bridges in 36 months," he said. "The Race Street Bridge is on the list."

No right turns allowed from Pine Street

Thursday, October 23, 2014 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Borough motorists will notice a new traffic pattern at the intersection of Pine Street and Howertown Road following a decision by the Catasauqua Borough Council.

At the Oct. 6 meeting, the council acted on a recommendation from Public Works Director Jeff MacHose. Cars turning right from Pine Street to southbound Howertown Road seem to have a knack for wiping out stop signs on the corner. The latest stop sign installed has a protective concrete barrier.

Second St. work jams traffic

Thursday, October 16, 2014 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Mellish asks if construction affects study

At Catasauqua Council's workshop session on Sept. 29, Councilwoman Deb Mellish expressed some concern that the data collected during the borough's traffic study might be influenced by construction now taking place on Second Street.

The borough contracted a study to evaluate traffic along Race Street where it intersects with Lehigh, Front and Second streets. The study is in response to a proposal by PennDOT to add signals to alleviate traffic congestion along Race Street.