Catasauqua Press

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

N. Catty council discusses presence of dogs in borough park

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 by HANNA O’REILLY in Local News

North Catasauqua Borough Council members reviewed the most recent park ordinance rules during their Oct. 15 meeting. Discussions got heated on the subject as to whether dogs should be allowed on North Catasauqua William J. Albert Memorial Park property during regular park hours and special events.

Council member Michelle Hazzard mentioned since the park spent hundreds of dollars implementing designated dog waste areas, dogs should be allowed on park property, 701 Grove St.

A fun night out with family, friends

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

St. Paul’s hosts bingo parties

The stack of bingo cards will cost you $20, but prizes are worth $640 — making it a good way to spend an evening with your friends at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 417 Howertown Road, Catasauqua.

The church hosts a regular bingo party. Pastor Scott Paradise calls the numbers.

There are tricky tray offerings at $1 per ticket. Food is also available for purchase.

The biggest excitement of the night is the big coverall bet at the end.

Catasauqua gets new weapon technology

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Borough force is first in Pa. to deploy camera system

During an Oct. 2 presentation, Catasauqua Police Chief Douglas Kish welcomed Brian Hedeen, president of Viridian, a weapon technology company, to introduce the FACT Duty™ weapon-mounted camera that is being deployed by the borough’s police force.

Catasauqua Police Department is the first force in Pennsylvania to deploy the technology.

As Hedeen explained, the product is an outgrowth of several controversial shootings.

“I first thought about it with the shooting in Ferguson. I thought we could put our technology to use to get a better view of what happened,” he said.

Commissioners recognize Lehigh County residents

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

Lehigh County Board of Commissioners recently recognized and honored three of the county’s residents.

Joseph R. Zeller was honored with the Freedom Foundation Award. He was honored Sept. 12 and celebrated his 100th birthday Sept. 19.

In a special resolution, the commissioners thanked Zeller for “a lifetime of service to his community and his country.”

The resolution described him as one who brought “unbounded vision, impassioned drive and unmitigated commitment to virtually any issue he addressed, thus leaving the people he meets and the areas he services far better.”

Catty working on Pine St. traffic light

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

The traffic signal at Pine and Front streets needs to be upgraded to account for the two-way traffic on Front Street and the signal’s proximity to the fire station.

Catasauqua Borough Council acted at its meeting Oct. 1 to get the process moving. Borough Manager Stephen Travers will submit the application to Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, which controls all traffic signals, even those placed on local roads.