Catasauqua Press

Monday, August 21, 2017

Another view

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 by The Press in Opinion

My name is Julia Fritz, and I worked as the summer intern at the Lehigh Valley Press’ eight weekly newspapers.

I graduated from Allentown Central Catholic High School and am currently a rising junior at Muhlenberg College, majoring in media and communications with a double minor in Spanish and creative writing.

I have always loved to write, and I wanted to explore the different career paths I could take with my interests, so I inquired about an internship with the Lehigh Valley...

RAP OF THE GAVEL

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 by The Press in Local News

AUGUST

MONDAY 21

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

WEDNESDAY 23

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.

THURSDAY 24

Hanover Township (Lehigh County) Zoning Commission meets 7 p.m. in the municipal building, 2202 Grove Road.

L.V. celebrates advances made in ending veteran homelessness

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 by JULIA FRITZ in Local News

The Lehigh Valley Homeless Veterans Task Force has been recognized for effectively ending veteran homelessness across the Lehigh Valley.

Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski accepted the Mayors Challenge to End Veteran Homelessness, announced in June 2014 by then-First Lady Michelle Obama in the fall of 2014.

Pawlowski approached Director of the Lehigh County Office of Veterans Affairs Thomas Applebach to spearhead the challenge.

Applebach organized the first meeting of the...

GUEST VIEW

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 by The Press in Opinion

When school doors open later this month or right after Labor Day, the controversial No Child Left Behind Act will be on its way out, and the Every Student Succeeds Act will be on its way in, although full implementation will not begin until the 2018-19 school year.

The more things change, the more they stay the same.

According to the U.S. Department of Education, this bipartisan measure reauthorizes the 50-year-old Elementary and Secondary Education Act, the national education...

Motorcycle rally to be held Sept. 17

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

CRIME VICTIMS COUNCIL

Crime Victims Council of Lehigh Valley Inc. will hold its 18th annual Rally Through the Valley benefit motorcycle poker run and pig roast 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 17 to help local victims of crime.

The 60-mile route will start with registration and check-in at Nazareth Borough Park, North Broad Street, and will end at Emmaus Community Park, 1401 Shimersville Road. Following the run, riders will be treated to an all-you-can-eat pig roast and live music by...

Hanover Township puts dump truck on the market

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

The impending delivery of a new dump truck in Hanover Township means the old one is now on the market.

At the July 19 meeting of the Hanover Township Council, members heard from public works Director Jeffry Mouer.

“We want to put the one we use now up for sale,” he said. “It’s a 1998 International, for around $30,000.”

Mouer indicated there is some interest at that sales level.

“We have a pretty good reputation for taking care of our equipment ... so various...

Northampton police

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

Northampton police responded to these and other calls recently.

AUG. 5

At Wine & Spirits Shoppe, 1910 Center St., the department received a report of a female using a fake identification card.

AUG. 6

Officer Buchanan and K-9 Officer Vito assisted Coplay police in the 600 block of Potter Terrace for the search of a male.

A male harassing a female in the 1200 block of Main Street was reported.

Criminal mischief in the 500 block of East 11th Street...