Catasauqua Press

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Hanover council looking for updates from Rockefeller group

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Rockefeller Development Group had a line in Hanover Township Council’s agenda April 17 to provide updated information regarding the Race Street improvements.

Township Manager Christopher Garges reported that Rockefeller had not received a formal notice to proceed from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. The developer is working on controlling traffic along Race Street with portions of the road at varying heights. The next phase of the construction project is to begin work on Airport Road.

Garges is looking for an update at the May 17 meeting.

Landi finds purpose for office space

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

John Landi, owner of Pie’s On Pizzeria, recently acquired property at 413 Second St.

As part of his original agreement with the borough’s zoning hearing board, he made repairs to the garage, including new doors, exterior paint and refurbishing the entrance. The building is used for long-term storage for his Front Street business and his vintage car collection.

The building also has an office space that was not used.

Arbor Day

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Catasauqua honors volunteers, organizations with annual celebration

For two-plus decades, Catasauqua Borough has set aside the last Saturday in April to celebrate Arbor Day. This year, it was April 27. The borough takes this time to recognize community organizations and volunteers who have contributed to the borough.

This year, Robert Bastian, Catasauqua Borough Shade Tree Commission chairman, announced the borough planted trees to honor Susan Hein, who, in addition to her duties with the borough, volunteered her time with the Halloween parade and the George Taylor House. Her tree is at the site of the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.

Front St. improvement bids are released

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Catty council expected to vote May 6 on Iron Works sales agreement

Catasauqua Borough Engineer Ronald Gawlik reported April 29 his office has released bids for streetscape improvements on Front Street. The improvements are part of the rejuvenation of Front Street in line with the Iron Works project.

After council’s workshop that night, council members met in executive session to review a presentation on the sales agreement for the Iron Works project. The final agreement is expected to be on the agenda for a vote at the regular meeting May 6.

Masonic lodge hosts dinner

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Event benefits Northampton food bank

The Porter Chapman Masonic Lodge held a spaghetti dinner fundraiser for Northampton Area Food Bank April 6.

“We hold the fundraiser when they need some help. It’s part of our commitment to help the community,” said Richard Mullen, who helped coordinate the event. “Everyone in the lodge chips in to make the event successful.”

The lodge is unique in that it is actually two separate lodges. The Porter Lodge was formed in Catasauqua Borough, and the Chapman Lodge was originally in Northampton Borough. The combined lodges are based at 1103 Sixth St., North Catasauqua.

Catty zoners OK request for apartment conversion

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Homeowner sought permission for three units; board approved only two

The Catasauqua Borough Zoning Hearing Board listened to a request April 16 from Renet Bruehl to turn her single-family home at 120 Second St. into a three-unit apartment. The board considered five variances before rendering its decision.

The property was a two-unit apartment when Bruehl purchased the home in 2001. Her husband sent a letter to the borough in 2003 asking to convert the property into a single-family residence. That request was granted.

Soggy start to boroughs’ cleanup efforts

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Catasauqua and North Catasauqua boroughs had great plans to hit the D&L trail for a cleanup April 20 as part of Earth Day.

Catasauqua has had an ongoing ritual to clean up the canal area and the D&L trail for years, and the effort this year was coordinated with North Catasauqua. The two boroughs are working closely together to complete the unfinished section on the D&L trail as part of THE LINK Trail Network. Once complete, the trail will give hikers and bike riders unimpeded access from White Haven to Philadelphia, a 163-mile span along the Lehigh River.

Church provides Easter meals

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

In an effort to give back to the community, Revolution Church, 5 Race St., Catasauqua, focused its efforts to support the seniors living at Catasauqua Towers, 534 Third St.

Girlfriends Unlimited, a church-sponsored women’s group, asked parishioners to donate $10 to sponsor a senior. These donations went toward the purchase of food for Easter meals.

“This is part of our blessed week, and it’s all about compassion, unity and service,” said the Rev. Mary McIver, who coordinated the program.

Church provides Easter meals

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

In an effort to give back to the community, Revolution Church, 5 Race St., Catasauqua, focused its efforts to support the seniors living at Catasauqua Towers, 534 Third St.

Girlfriends Unlimited, a church-sponsored women’s group, asked parishioners to donate $10 to sponsor a senior. These donations went toward the purchase of food for Easter meals.

“This is part of our blessed week, and it’s all about compassion, unity and service,” said the Rev. Mary McIver, who coordinated the program.