Catasauqua Press

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Cement Worker of the Month

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Local News

Michael Fink Lehigh Heidelberg, Evansville

Mr. Michael Fink, as a youth, lived in a company home in Evansville. The former house is now the site of the Lehigh Heidelberg office. He was born while his father, Dennis, was serving the nation in the U.S. Army in Vietnam.

He recalled, “After Dad returned home, we moved to Fleetwood. Soon, all the old company homes were gone; only a few old steps remain as a reminder of the past.”

Michael graduated from Fleetwood High School in 1988. A month later, he joined his grandfather and father at the plant.

Race St. bridge work scheduled for March

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Despite plan to close span, contractor will replace one side at a time

Replacement of the long-delayed Race Street bridge has a new start date of March.

According to Catasauqua Borough Engineer Ronald Gawlik, the span was originally scheduled for replacement in 2017 by Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. The project was to start in the spring and be completed by fall to accommodate the life cycle of the fish in the creek. The project was postponed.

Former borough municipal building sold

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Lehigh County will continue using Bridge St. site for subsidized housing

At Catasauqua Borough Council’s regular meeting Jan. 7, council approved an ordinance to sell the former municipal building at 118 Bridge St.

The upper floors of the building had been used by Lehigh County Housing Authority for low-income tenants. The building was transferred to the housing authority to allow the current and any future residents to continue in rent-subsidized apartments. The ordinance confirming the sale offered no projection on the future use of the space once occupied by the borough’s municipal offices and council meeting room.

Rap of the gavel

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 by The Press in Local News

JANUARY

MONDAY 14

Catasauqua Borough Recreation Committee meets 7 p.m. in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.

Catasauqua Borough Authority meets 7:30 p.m. in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.

TUESDAY 15

Catasauqua Borough Public Utilities Committee meets 6 p.m. in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.

Catasauqua Borough Public Works Committee meets 7 p.m. in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.

Catasauqua Borough Zoning Hearing Board meets 7:30 p.m. in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.

Council hears Second St. property update

Wednesday, January 9, 2019 by HANNA O’REILLY in Local News

North Catasauqua officials grant extension for acquiring electrical permit

North Catasauqua Borough Council heard an update on property improvements at 1020 and 1022 Second St. during a brief meeting Jan. 7.

Work on Hyoungjoon Park’s Second Street property is reportedly still in progress. Borough council continues to receive updates from Park and his lawyer, Alexander Ward. A deadline extension was requested for an electrical permit. Council members approved the request and set a Feb. 4 deadline.

Litigation on the 1020 and 1022 Second St. property began in April 2017.

Baby names show a trend

Wednesday, January 9, 2019 by The Press in Local News

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What’s in a name? Well, there’s certainly something about Emma.

For the third year in a row, Emma was the most popular girls name given to 2018’s newborns at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest and Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg.

Actually, Emma tied as the most popular name for girls last year with Olivia, but Emma has claimed, or shared the top spot, three straight years.

At press time, the trendsetting name on the boys side among the more than 4,500 babies born at the two hospital campuses in 2018 was Jackson, with various spellings.