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North Catasauqua man overcomes odds

Thursday, September 20, 2012 by MARK RECCEK in Local News

Paul Albert brings home gold medal

Paul Albert considers himself a lucky man, blessed with a second chance at life.

The North Catasauqua resident, who has suffered from cystic fibrosis his entire life, was placed on the double lung transplant list back in 1993 due to his lungs failing.

CF is a life-threatening disease passed down through families that causes thick, sticky mucus to build up in the lungs, digestive tract and other areas of the body. It is one of the most common chronic lung diseases in children and adults.

Council tackles touchy truck topic

Thursday, September 20, 2012 by LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI in Local News

Although the North Catasauqua Borough Council voted to approve the purchase of a new fire truck last month, it was not the last time the $610,000 expenditure would be debated by council members.

A challenge was made at last Tuesday's council meeting to the purchase following Councilman Shawn McGinley's announcement that the fire truck contract had been signed. McGinley is also president of the borough fire department's Charotin Hose Company.

The challenge was led by Councilman John Yanek, not present at the August meeting for the 4-2 approval vote, who read from a statement.

Albert

Thursday, September 20, 2012 by The Press in Local News

Paul Albert considers himself a lucky man, blessed with a second chance at life.

The North Catasauqua resident, who has suffered from cystic fibrosis his entire life, was placed on the double lung transplant list back in 1993 due to his lungs failing.

CF is a life-threatening disease passed down through families that causes thick, sticky mucus to build up in the lungs, digestive tract and other areas of the body. It is one of the most common chronic lung diseases in children and adults.

Truck

Thursday, September 20, 2012 by The Press in Local News

Although the North Catasauqua Borough Council voted to approve the purchase of a new fire truck last month, it was not the last time the $610,000 expenditure would be debated by council members.

A challenge was made at last Tuesday's council meeting to the purchase following Councilman Shawn McGinley's announcement that the fire truck contract had been signed. McGinley is also president of the borough fire department's Charotin Hose Company.

The challenge was led by Councilman John Yanek, not present at the August meeting for the 4-2 approval vote, who read from a statement.

Parents question bus stop safety

Thursday, September 20, 2012 by MARK RECCEK in Local News

School district splits one location

The safety of school district students was of paramount concern for a handful of parents during the Catasauqua Area School Board's Sept. 10 meeting. The parents questioned board members on three bus stops they claim are dangerous due to speeding motorists, overcrowding and the distance their children have to walk from their homes to the individual bus stops.

The bus stops in question are 12th and Bath, Front and Chapel and Third and Cypress streets.

Rap of the gavel

Thursday, September 20, 2012 by The Press in Local News

SEPTEMBER

MONDAY 24

Catasauqua Borough Council holds a workshop meeting at 7 p.m. in the municipal complex, 118 Bridge St.

The Catasauqua Borough General Government committee meets at 6:30 p.m. in the municipal complex, 118 Bridge St.

WEDNESDAY 26

Lehigh County Commissioners meet at 7:30 p.m. in the public hearing room of the Lehigh County Government Center, 17 S. Seventh St., Allentown.