Catasauqua Press

Friday, December 6, 2019

Cement Worker of the Month

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Local News

Judy Fiori

Mrs. Fiori was born in Lock Haven. The family later moved to Skippack, where she attended and graduated from Perkiomen Valley High School in 1971. Answering a newspaper ad, Judy was hired at the Keystone sales office in King of Prussia as a secretary clerk at a salary of $7,000. Keystone later had an office in Allentown before moving to Airport Road in East Allen Township.

Judy recalled, “Our office had 15 employees, and we were responsible for all cement sales. Our president was Gary Pechota, and vice president for sales was Bob Aichele.”

A win for Iron Works

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

$1 million awarded for site cleanup

Catasauqua Borough has been awarded a $1 million grant for environmental cleanup of the former Crane Iron Works, state Rep. Jeanne McNeill, D-133rd, announced recently.

“I’ve been working with the borough of Catasauqua on this project, and this will help to move this important development forward,” she said. “I’m excited for what is planned at this site, which will be a real asset to the residents of Catasauqua.”

Voters will choose DA, controller, council members

Thursday, October 31, 2019 by The Press in Local News


Northampton County has contested races for district attorney, controller and council District 3 (Allen and East Allen townships and Northampton and North Catasauqua boroughs) and District 4 (Lehigh and Moore townships).

District attorney

Four-year term

Terry Houck, Democrat

Tom Carroll, Republican


Four-year term

Tony E. Bassil, Democrat

Hayden Phillips, Republican

Council, District 3

Four-year term

Luke Verdes, Democrat

John Cusick, Republican

Council, District 4


Thursday, October 31, 2019 by The Press in Local News

Five candidates are seeking four available four-year seats on Catasauqua Borough Council.

Cameron Smith, Brian Bartholomew, Brian McKittrick, Eugene H. Schlegel and Jessica Kroope are vying for the positions.

We asked the candidates the following question:

What qualities do you believe voters are looking for in a council member?

Their responses follow.


Cameron Smith