Catasauqua Press

Monday, October 21, 2019

Rap of the gavel

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 by The Press in Local News



Hanover Township (Lehigh County) Zoning Commission meets 7 p.m. in the municipal building, 2202 Grove Road.


Catasauqua Borough General Government committee meets 6 p.m. in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.

Catasauqua Borough Council holds a workshop meeting 7 p.m. in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.



Hanover Township (Lehigh County) Council meets 7:30 p.m. in the township building, 2202 Grove Road.

DA candidate withdraws name

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Jim Moreno, Democratic candidate for Lehigh County district attorney, has withdrawn from the race.

This decision comes several months after Moreno was diagnosed with oropharyngeal cancer.

Moreno, who found early support with organizations such as Working Families Party and DSA of Lehigh Valley due to his reformer platform, was a capital defense attorney with the Federal Community Defender Office of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania in its Capital Habeas Unit, until deciding to run for district attorney earlier this year.

Hanover gets ready to start work on Troxell Street

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Resident tells council of water backing up into driveways after storms

At its regular meeting Sept. 18, Hanover Township Council discussed options on problem-plagued Troxell Street. The roadway is the subject of many long-term issues that started with a water leak, ballooned into a sinkhole and was subsequently poorly repaired.

Due to concerns about the street’s condition, council took a sounding of the substrate and is ready to let the bid.

Ellie McCafferty, a Troxell Street resident, took the podium to address the amount of water that cascades down the street.

Future LV

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Valley planning

Becky Bradley, executive director of the Lehigh Valley Planning Commission, brought members of her committee to Hanover Township Sept. 17 to discuss a new plan dubbed Future LV.

LVPC is seeking comments before the final plan is released. Bradley has 12 conferences scheduled across the Lehigh Valley.

While most in attendance were municipal officials, the plan is online and can be accessed for a personal review at

Jupiter Crush owner holds flea market at new location

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Jupiter Crush owner Jessica Jones held a unique flea market Aug. 31 at her new location, 16 W. Race St., Catasauqua.

Jones has a strong following for her makeup artistry. If interested in her work, you need to make an appointment.

Chef Christopher Bavlinka, from The Stone Soup, located at 1800 Sullivan Trail, Forks Township, stopped by to add a chef’s twist to flea market snacks.

Catty woman charged with sexual assault

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

DA’s office alleges inappropriate activity between foster mother, minor

Lehigh County District Attorney Jim Martin announced Sept. 19 a Catasauqua Borough woman has been charged with statutory sexual assault and a related offense.

Kimberly Race, 42, of 830 Race St., has been charged with one count of statutory sexual assault, a felony of the first degree — because the juvenile was under age 16, the defendant was more than 11 years older and they were not married to each other — and one count of corruption of minors, a misdemeanor of the first degree.

Crowd comes out for summer concert

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

As the Catasauqua Borough summer concert season has phased down, Cunningham & Associates played for a crowd Sept. 6 at the amphitheater at Catasauqua Park and Playground, 501 American St.

Musicians for the performance, in addition to Don Cunningham, included John Cannavo on lead guitar, Brian Bortz on bass, Connie Edinger as an additional vocalist and others.

Although fall-like weather and a few sprinkles occurred, the crowd stayed for the second-to-last Catasauqua concert.

The last concert of the season was Sept. 13 with Lucky 7 performing.