Catasauqua Press

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Lehigh County board splits votes on Cedarbrook resolutions

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

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 serves guests tea

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

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.

Rap of the gavel

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 by The Press in Local News



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.

Three candidates running for county DA

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 by The Press in Local News

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?


VIN-etching event is May 18

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

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.

Uncontested races

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 by The Press in Local News


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


Dan Hartzell

Bob Elbich

Dave Harrington

Zakiya Smalls


Brad Osborne

Antonio A. Pineda

Mathias Matt Green

Marty Nothstein



Mark Pinsley


Glenn Eckhart

District attorney


Jim Moreno


Jim Martin

Catasauqua council changing street directions

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Portions of Pineapple, Linden streets will be one way; truck traffic limited

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.