At its May 8 meeting, Lehigh County Board of Commissioners defeated, by a vote of 4-5, a major step in getting the renovation of the Cedarbrook Senior Care and Rehabilitation facility started. Commissioners gave a first reading to a resolution that “indicates [commissioners’] support for a facility plan, which meets the facility standards set forth by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services.”
Holy Trinity Memorial Lutheran Church, 604 Fourth St., Catasauqua, holds a Victorian tea event as part of its spring fundraising effort. This year, the proceeds went to the Public Library of Catasauqua.
Before the tea party, which was held April 27, the church set up a basket display with a selection of nearly 100 options. Add in a variety of gift cards and local craft items, and there is chance for getting a dream gift. Those invited to the tea can put in their tickets for the raffle.
Reservations were needed, and spots for next year will be filled by February.
Catasauqua Borough Public Utilities Committee meets 9 a.m. in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.
Catasauqua Borough Public Safety Committee meets 7 p.m. in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.
North Catasauqua Borough Council meets 7 p.m. in the borough building, 1066 Fourth St.
Catasauqua Area School Board meets 6 p.m. for the Innovative Arts Academy Charter School renewal hearing in the administration office board room, 251 N. 14th St.
Two Democrats are seeking the seat of Northampton County district attorney.
Nuria DiLuzio and Terry Houck are on the ballot.
The winner of that race will face Republican Tom Carroll, who is unopposed, in the general election in November.
The Press asked the Democratic candidates to respond to the following question:
What do you see as the biggest issue for residents in your municipality/county?
District Attorney Jim Martin has announced the Lehigh County Auto Theft Task Force has scheduled a free vehicle identification number (VIN)-etching event in Whitehall Township May 18. The event will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Whitehall Township Public Works Building, 3219 MacArthur Road.
The VIN-etching is available to all vehicle owners in Lehigh County, and there is no limit to the number of vehicles that motorists can bring to the event.
The following races in Lehigh County are uncontested in the May 21 primary election. All of the candidates will move on to the general election in November.
Commissioner at large
Antonio A. Pineda
Mathias Matt Green
At its regular meeting May 6, Catasauqua Borough Council moved forward on a plan to change some street directions.
“We will start the procedure and will make them permanent,” Councilman Brian Mc-Kittrick said.
The changes proposed are as follows:
Pineapple Street will be one way south from School Street to Race Street.
Linden Street will be one way east from Second Street to Pineapple Street.
These changes recognize Pineapple Street is a narrow street and has difficulty handling two-way traffic. Linden Street will be one way across its length.
Democrat Michael Woolley and Republican Robert Lawlor face no party opposition in the May 21 primary election for Hanover Township Council’s seat for a four-year term.
Republican Rick Tocci is unopposed in his quest for a two-year seat on council.
All candidates will move on to the general election in November.