Catasauqua Press

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Animal control policy is approved

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 by LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI in Local News

N. Catasauqua council votes on domestic animal control guidelines

North Catasauqua police now have clear guidelines on how to handle domestic animals that have strayed from their owners’ homes.

The borough council voted unanimously Tuesday to institute policy for officers in the borough police department that outlines the approach an officer should take when confronted with a pet on the loose that is injured or acting aggressively.

Steer clear of student loan scammers’ hollow promises

Monday, February 13, 2017 by KAREN CIMMS in Local News

With the U.S. Department of Education reporting that more than 40 percent of all borrowers are late or in default, it’s no wonder fake or unethical student debt relief companies are popping up everywhere.

“Borrowers are more stressed than ever before about repaying their loans,” said Sarah Hamilton, student loan supervisor for Take Charge America, a national nonprofit credit counseling and student loan counseling agency.

Hanover to review possible development

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Hanover Township Council is expected to hear a presentation from a developer at its Feb. 15 meeting.

At the Feb. 1 council meeting, township Manager Sandra Pudliner said a developer had sought an opportunity to present plans for a commercial and apartment community on vacant land along Lloyd Street.

According to Pudliner, the developer is proposing a 200-plus-unit apartment building and a commercial center that would provide neighborhood services.

The developer had presented a project to the council last year, but the proposed project was for a mall at that time.

Front St. switch moved to June

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Two-way Front Street traffic was discussed at the Jan. 30 meeting of the Catasauqua Borough Council and will be on the agenda in March as well.

The scheduling and coordination of converting part of Front Street from one-way to two-way traffic is projected to take longer than originally planned, stretching the proposed implementation date from April 1 to sometime in June.

No apartment conversion at 30 Second St.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Unable to find a business interested in his first-floor location, a building owner has attempted to get permission to convert the space into apartment units.

On Jan. 18, William Ritter asked the Catasauqua Zoning Hearing Board to change the designation of a first-floor rental unit from commercial use to residential use. The rental is part of a two-unit building Ritter owns at 30 Second St.

He purchased the building from St. Mary’s Church.

“The first floor was the office for the church’s credit union,” he said.