Catasauqua Press

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Property sales agreements in question

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Borough to bid former municipal building; solicitor to review East End pact

Resolutions to sell borough property gained the spotlight at Catasauqua Borough Council’s regular meeting March 4.

The first resolution involved the sale of the former municipal building, classified as the Catasauqua Municipal Center Condominium, at 118 Bridge St. The sale, discussed at an earlier meeting of council, was understood as complete. But life during real estate negotiations is seldom easy. The understanding was that the property would be sold to the Housing Authority of Lehigh County because it was the highest bidder and owns other units in the building.

Cement Worker of the Month

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Local News

Barry James Schlosser

Mr. Barry Schlosser was raised in Stiles, graduating from Whitehall High School in 1993. He started his cement career at Lafarge in 2000, working on the tire dock. On each shift, a tractor-trailer load of tires is unloaded and used to fuel the plant kilns, thus removing them from the environment.

Barry was promoted to work as a packer in the packhouse.

He recalls, “I worked with Jerome Nederostek and Robert Taniser, who helped me learn the job.”

In 2008, he became the packhouse supervisor.

Armstrong apologizes for story told during address

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 by Debra Palmieri in Local News

As a way of explaining why he made no promises during his campaign for office, Lehigh County Executive Phillips Armstrong told what some considered a socially unacceptable story, during his State of the County address Feb. 21 at Coca-Cola Park, Allentown, about a supposed friend, a light blue Cadillac convertible and a “blonde.”

The Press contacted Armstrong for comment on his story and the reaction of two Lehigh County commissioners when they heard what he had said.

Armstrong replied to The Press’ question via email Feb. 26.

Community joins cause

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Fundraiser helps local business owner

Slovak Center Social Club, North Catasauqua, held a cash bingo and basket raffle fundraiser March 2 for Dave Kline, from Kline’s Auto Service Center, 806 Race St., Catasauqua.

Kline is battling cancer and needed help to cover health care expenses. His friends turned out to support him. Ruthi Stanley, who is the steward at the center, said the crowd reached the maximum 100-person seating capacity.


Wednesday, March 6, 2019 by The Press in Local News



Catasauqua Borough Recreation Committee meets 7 p.m. in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.

Catasauqua Borough Authority meets 7:30 p.m. in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.


Catasauqua Area School Board meets 7 p.m. in the administration office board room, 251 N. 14th St.


Lehigh County Board of Commissioners meets 7:30 p.m. in the public hearing room of the Lehigh County Government Center, 17 S. Seventh St., Allentown.