Catasauqua Press

Saturday, July 20, 2019

N. Catty residents ask council to clean up property

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 by PAUL FOX in Local News

Buttonwood St. tract filled with vegetation, vermin, insects, say neighbors

Several North Catasauqua residents attended the July 15 council meeting to express concerns on the condition of a property in their neighborhood.

Owners of three separate properties on Buttonwood Street spoke about overgrowth at 408 Buttonwood St. The home at that location was demolished last year after a sinkhole caused a gas leak. Since that time, the owner has allegedly not responded to any of the borough’s demands that the property be cleared out, so the remaining lot has not been maintained.

Blast off!

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 by PAUL FOX in Local News

Summer reading program participants launch rockets

The Public Library of Catasauqua’s summer program continues to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing by exploring all things space.

Students were visited July 9 by Katie Sheperd, from the Da Vinci Science Center, who came equipped with an air-powered launchpad and all the materials needed for the kids to craft their very own rockets for a fun rocket launch experiment.

‘A life of valor, integrity’

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 by PAUL FOX in Local News

Community mourns sudden loss of North Catasauqua police chief

The borough of North Catasauqua has suffered a terrible loss with the death of Police Chief Kim Moyer, who died suddenly and unexpectedly July 13.

According to the Lehigh County Coroner’s Office, Moyer died of natural causes.

A beloved civil servant, husband and father, Moyer served with the North Catasauqua Police Department for 45 years, acting as police chief for 40 years. Borough records indicate he became a police officer Feb. 1, 1974, and was promoted to police chief by former Mayor William Molchany Sr. in 1979.

N. Catty making progress on road repairs

Tuesday, July 2, 2019 by PAUL FOX in Local News

Borough council to decide in August where remaining funds will be used

Public works Supervisor Travis Brett reported on the progress of road repairs during the July 1 meeting of North Catasauqua Borough Council.

According to Brett, road repair crews were expected to finish their work on Grove Street by July 2 before moving on to Cherry Street and the stretch of Sixth Street from North Catasauqua William J. Albert Memorial Park to Chapel Street.

North Catty prepares for summer events at park

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 by PAUL FOX in Local News

UUU to take stage June 28; basket social to benefit local food bank

In hopeful anticipation of a large turnout for the UUU concert June 28 at the North Catasauqua William J. Albert Memorial Park, Cherie Gebhardt, of the recreation committee, requested event and planning support from the public works and police departments.

On-site refreshments will include pizza slices sold by Pizza Doro, as well as snacks and drinks available from the concession stand. The committee will also host a basket raffle, with all proceeds going toward the Catasauqua Area Food Bank in memory of Joe Tognoli.

The event will be held 7-10 p.m.

House of style

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 by PAUL FOX in Local News

New luxury barbershop comes to Catasauqua

The dream of turning Front Street into a hub of commerce and business in Catasauqua has become even more of a reality with the grand opening of Romero’s House of Style.

Shop owner Zack Romero has spent the past several months converting the former art gallery at 417 Front St. into a luxury barbershop. With the inclusion of a bourbon bar and cigar lounge, Romero hopes to emulate the personable atmosphere of classic barbershops, where customers are welcome to stick around and hang out.

Joint comprehensive plan discussion continues

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 by PAUL FOX in Local News

Officials agree on parks addition; next meeting scheduled for June 18

Officials from Catasauqua, North Catasauqua, Hanover Township (Lehigh County) and the Lehigh Valley Planning Commission met May 23 to discuss the development of a joint comprehensive plan between the three municipalities. Such a plan would allow all communities involved to determine their long-term development goals — both as individual municipalities and as a region — and then find ways to reach those goals cooperatively.

Cleanup a success

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 by PAUL FOX in Local News

Joint effort by boroughs is recognized

North Catasauqua Borough Council President Peter Paone reported at the May 6 council meeting that the April 20 joint river cleanup between Catasauqua and North Catasauqua was a great success.

About 20 emergency responders, volunteers and students from the boroughs and neighboring school districts came together in the rain to serve their communities in observation of Earth Day. A large amount of trash was removed from the Lehigh Canal and surrounding areas, it was reported.