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Charter school has a month to meet demands

Thursday, October 10, 2013 by MARK RECCEK in Local News

The Catasauqua Area School Board is not satisfied with the responses by Medical Academy Charter School officials on the school's progress in meeting district-approved charter requirements.

The school board, during its meeting Monday, presented MACS Principal and CEO Joanna Hughes and board Chairman Craig Haytmanek, M.D., with a list of deficiencies the charter school has not corrected.

Jostling and jockeying in PA

Thursday, October 3, 2013 by APRIL PETERSON in Local News

Corbett administration, health care advocates continue to wrangle

In the lead up to Affordable Care Act health exchanges opening early this month and the discussion around Medicaid in the state, the Corbett administration and ObamaCare advocates are duking it out in rhetoric, press conferences, online spots and photo opportunities.

In a Sept. 16 conference call organized by Pennsylvania Health Access Network, Cheryl Bettigloe, president of the National Physician's Alliance and a practicing physician, warned 613,000 Pennsylvania residents would go without coverage should Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett (R) reject Medicaid expansion.

Church seeks approval to locate on Race Street

Thursday, October 3, 2013 by PAUL CMIL Special to The Press in Local News

Zoners OK variance, with conditions

Bishop James McIver of the Overflowing Life Christian Center and his Revival Fires Ministries came before the Catasauqua Zoning Hearing Board Sept. 17 to ask for a special exception determination for property at 5 Race St.

McIver wants to move his church from 635 W. Turner St., Allentown, to Catasauqua, but the property, at the intersection of Race and Lehigh streets, does not meet the requirements for parking.

A special exception was requested for the parking and a variance was needed for a requirement for an off-street loading zone.

Council adds positions to borough staffs

Thursday, October 3, 2013 by LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI in Local News

The North Catasauqua Borough Council's public works committee will be meeting with the two current road crew members to discuss their interest in taking on additional leadership responsibilities in the department, as the borough will be advertising to hire a third employee.

The current employees are both part-time workers. The additional employee will be a full-time hire. The structure could be accomplished by elevating one of the part-time workers to a full-time supervisory position and hiring another part-time employee.

Former MACS teachers criticize charter school

Thursday, October 3, 2013 by MARK RECCEK in Local News

The Medical Academy Charter School (MACS), 330 Howertown Road, was on the defensive during Tuesday evening's Catasauqua Area School Board meeting.

What initially started out as an update on the charter school making required payments to the Pennsylvania State Employees' Retirement System turned into a critical expose of MACS operations.


Thursday, October 3, 2013 by The Press in Local News


· AARP Chapter 3115 meeting – noon, American Club, 300 Cherry St., Coplay. Information: 610-395-2820.

· Vietnam Veterans of America meeting – 7 p.m., Banko Family Community Center, next to Lehigh Valley Hospital Muhlenberg, 2545 Schoenersville Road, Bethlehem. Information: Ken Howard at 610-428-9911.

· Catasauqua Area Lions meeting – 7 p.m., Jednota Club, Fifth and Grove streets, North Catasauqua.