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Towers residents are up in arms

Thursday, March 13, 2014 by PAUL CMIL Special to The Press in Local News

New parking policy has many seniors angry, scared

Parking spots are causing a ruckus at Catasauqua Towers, with some residents afraid to speak out about their opposition to a new policy.

The issue began Jan. 23, when Xai Yang, manager of the senior citizen high-rise apartment building at Third and Pine streets, Catasauqua, sent a letter to all tenants announcing a new parking policy.

Betty MacHose, senior citizen and Towers resident, contacted The Press about the issue. According to MacHose, there aren't enough parking spaces for all residents that have cars.

PROGRAM

Thursday, March 13, 2014 by The Press in Local News

Every Thursday at 7 p.m., at the Bethany Church on Fifth and Walnut streets in Catasauqua, there is an open meeting, welcoming newcomers and regular attendees with a meal and fellowship. People familiar with the Celebrate Recovery program break off into discussion groups and newcomers get a briefing on how the program works.

Debate

Thursday, March 13, 2014 by The Press in Local News

Three members of the Catasauqua Area School District School Board are still not sold on the district distributing laptops and hand-held devices to every Catasauqua High School student.

Board members Dawn Berrigan, Carol McCarthy and Christine Naegel requested at the March 3 meeting that district Superintendent Robert Spengler furnish more information relating to Salisbury School District's laptop roll out program.

Board members Carol Cunningham, Penny Hahn and Donald Panto all expressed support for the proposal.

TOWERS

Thursday, March 13, 2014 by The Press in Local News

Parking spots are causing a ruckus at Catasauqua Towers, with some residents afraid to speak out about their opposition to a new policy.

The issue began Jan. 23, when Xai Yang, manager of the senior citizen high-rise apartment building at Third and Pine streets, Catasauqua, sent a letter to all tenants announcing a new parking policy.

Betty MacHose, senior citizen and Towers resident, contacted The Press about the issue. According to MacHose, there aren't enough parking spaces for all residents that have cars.

Thomas Muller delivers first state of the county address

Thursday, March 13, 2014 by MARK RECCEK in Local News

County Executive Thomas Muller believes Lehigh County is in good shape.

In his first state of the county address Feb. 27 at Coca-Cola Park, Allentown, Muller told the audience the average Lehigh County residential tax bill for 2014 is $676, which he said is lower than it has been the past 10 years.

Muller conceded, however, the county must strive to keep tax rates as low as feasible for residents in the county.

"The challenge is to get to a consensus with our citizens on the proper balance of taxes and services," he said.