The urban art technique has gripped European cities and has led to some innovative processes. It is now being brought to Catasauqua Borough.
“People think about urban art and don’t want to look at what some of us are doing,” said artist Denton Burrows. “Urban art gets a bad name because punks go around tagging things with their initials or gang symbol.
“Some people try to make that as art because the initials are designed. I have murals in several cities. This is art geared to millennials,” he said.
Lehigh Valley Congressional candidate Marty Nothstein announced during an Aug. 24 news conference that he has been cleared of undefined sexual misconduct allegations dating back to the year 2000. He said he has been exonerated by SafeSport, an independent nonprofit committed to ending all forms of abuse in sports.
SafeSport generally only reports on its investigations when disciplinary action has been taken.
Catasauqua resident Stephen Piller, a former Scoutmaster with Minsi Trails Council of the Boy Scouts of America, has pleaded guilty of sexually assaulting three teenage boys.
The incidents allegedly occurred in his Catasauqua home and at Camp Trexler. Camp Trexler is in Monroe County, but all of the charges against Piller were handled in Lehigh County.
Sentencing is scheduled for December.
Catasauqua Borough Council 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.
At council’s regular meeting Aug. 13, Catasauqua Mayor Barbara Schlegel announced the borough received a $1.5 million state grant for improvements at the Iron Works project.
“Everyone involved with the project has helped to move this forward. State Sen. Lisa Boscola, D-18th, and state Rep. Jeanne McNeill, D-133rd, pushed our request through at the state level,” she said.
The grant comes from the state’s Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP).
At Hanover Township’s meeting Aug. 15, the Troxell Street roadway improvements dominated the discussion. Earlier, township Engineer Albert Kortze, at the request of council, explored using advanced ground-penetrating radar to determine if any sinkholes are in the area.
The pavement is prone to sinkholes, and the idea was to repair any potential sinkholes before installing a new road surface.
The cost came back with a range of $23,000 to $28,000.