Catasauqua Press

Friday, February 23, 2018

Owner attempts to save 2nd St. property

Friday, February 23, 2018 by JAMES BUNTING in Local News

An 11th-hour plea from the owner of 1020 and 1022 Second St., North Catasauqua, has tentatively saved the blighted property from demolition.

Hyoungjoon Park attended the Feb. 19 North Catasauqua Borough Council meeting with his attorney, Alexander Ward, and a plan of action to repair the damaged homes.

Council members voted 6-1 to accept the negotiated course of action to preserve the structure, with Vice President John Yanek voting against it.

Litigation on the property...

School board OKs full-day kindergarten

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 by SAMANTHA ANDERSON in Local News

Catasauqua Area School District Board of Education met Feb. 13 to discuss new initiatives and accomplishments in the school district.

Stephen M. Becker took the oath of office as the newly appointed school director on the board.

“Thank you for letting me be a part of the school district,” Becker said in regards to his appointment to the board. “I’m very excited.”

Eric Dauberman, principal of Sheckler Elementary School, took the board through the process thus far of...

Monthly breakfasts help local veterans

Friday, February 23, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Elaine Jacksits organizes the Ladies of the Legion Home Association Post 215 breakfast that has been going on for 30 years.

“We work pretty closely together. Most everyone has been working here for a few years, so everything is well coordinated,” she said. “What we’re seeing is a lot more competition. A couple of places also picked the last Sunday to have breakfast buffets.”

Jacksits promises the best buffet and fresh — not frozen — home fries.

She cleared up a point...

North Catasauqua police

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

North Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

FEB. 4

Officers responded to a firework complaint in the 500 block of Penn Street.

A fire alarm in the 1100 block of Sixth Street brought police to the scene.

FEB. 5

A traffic stop resulting in a DUI at Third and Eugene streets was handled by officers.

FEB. 6

A reckless driver at Grove Street and Howertown Road was investigated.

Police assisted the fire department in...

Editor’s View

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

On Feb. 14, a very disturbed and well-armed Nikolas Cruz, 19, walked into Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., slaughtered 17 people, injured a dozen more and calmly walked out with the crowd of terrified, fleeing students.

He was captured after purchasing a drink at a Subway inside a Walmart store and sitting for awhile at a McDonald’s.

According to published reports, Cruz, whom the Florida Department of Children and Families in Broward County says has a...

Coplay police

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Coplay police responded to these and other calls recently.

JAN. 29

A domestic disturbance in the unit block of North Second Street brought police to the scene.

A road hazard at the intersection of Maple and Oak streets was reported.

During a traffic stop in the unit block of North Second Street, a written warning was issued.

An abandoned vehicle in the unit block of North Front Street was investigated.

JAN. 30

A motor vehicle accident in the...

Northampton: Grace UCC to serve crab cakes

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Grace United Church of Christ, 902 Lincoln Ave., will hold Lenten crab cake dinners 5-7 p.m. Feb. 23 and March 2, 9 and 16. The meal also includes a baked potato, cole slaw, roll and butter, dessert and a beverage.

Chicken finger dinners will also be available for adults and children. Takeouts are available.

Tickets can be purchased at the door.

For cost and other information, call 610-262-7186.

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Reminder: Northampton Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4714,...

Churches’ chili cook-off is success

Friday, February 23, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

With nearly a thousand dollars in the donation pot, Pastors Brian Riedy and Scott Paradise declared their first annual chili cook-off a success.

Holy Trinity Memorial Lutheran Church, 604 Fourth St., and St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 417 Howertown Road, joined forces Feb. 3 to set up the fundraising event to benefit the Catasauqua Food Bank. The event was held at St. Paul’s.

Attendees got a chance to sample each chili concoction and vote for their favorite. In...

Whitehall police

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Whitehall police responded to these and other calls recently.

FEB. 7

A drug investigation on MacArthur Road was handled by police.

Officers handled a disturbance in the 1000 block of MacArthur Road.

A burglary in the 3400 block of South Second Avenue was investigated.

Criminal mischief in the unit block of Maryland Circle was reported.

FEB. 8

Officers were on the scene of an overdose in the 4300 block of Black Drive.

Suspicious activity...