Catasauqua Press

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Twp. police respond to assault

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 by MARK RECCEK in Police Log

Whitehall Township police responded to a report of assault April 3 at 980 Fairmont Ave.

According to an affidavit of probable cause filed with District Magistrate Robert Halal’s office, police received a call 11:45 p.m. of a man in the south parking lot at 980 Fairmont Ave. causing a disturbance. When police arrived, they found Jean Pierre D’ Meza Nunez, 22, with blood on both hands.

When officers responded to the scene, a woman, allegedly D’ Meza Nunez’s former significant...


Wednesday, April 12, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

North Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.


Officers assisted the Whitehall Township Police Department in the 1200 block of Broad Street.

Officers were called to the 300 block of Poplar Street to assist Catasauqua Police Department.


A report of a DUI brought officers to Fourth and Main streets.


Police responded to a report of credit card fraud in the 1000 block of Front Street.


Catasauqua lunch menus

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 by The Press in School

Thursday, April 13:Holiday. Schools closed.

Friday, April 14:Holiday. Schools closed.

Monday, April 17:Holiday. Schools closed.

Tuesday, April 18:Elem. — Chicken fingers with whole-grain pretzel rod, assorted fresh fruit, steamed broccoli, baby carrots, milk. M.S. — Whole-grain French toast sticks with syrup and sausage, assorted fresh fruit, side salad, baby carrots, milk. H.S. — Whole-grain French toast sticks with syrup and sausage, assorted fresh fruit, hash browns,...

Garden classes

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

Penn State

Penn State Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners are offering the following classes in Lehigh and Northampton counties.

Rain Barrel


Save water by installing a rain barrel! On April 22, join Master Gardeners and Master Watershed Stewards for a rain barrel workshop at the Whitehall Township public works garage, 3219 MacArthur Road, Whitehall.

This workshop will guide you through the process of constructing your own, fully functioning rain...

Northampton: Library plans kids’ activities

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 by The Press in Columns

Sign-ups for Children’s Book Week and Screen Free Week programs at Northampton Area Public Library are underway.

A block party will be held 10 a.m. April 18 and 19. The program is recommended for preschoolers ages 2 and up, accompanied by an adult. Children can play and build with the library’s block collection, as well as strengthen vocabulary, problem-solving abilities, reading readiness and social skills. Registration is not required.

A Leap into Science session will take...

State offers military family tax help

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Individuals filing their 2016 Pennsylvania personal income taxes can help Pennsylvania’s military personnel and their families by donating part or all of their refund to the state’s Military Family Relief Assistance Program.

The program provides grants of up to $3,500 to Pennsylvania members of the armed forces and their families who have a direct and immediate financial need as a result of circumstances beyond their control. The tax form includes instructions on how to donate.



Monday, April 10, 2017 by The Press in Columns


• St. John’s Friendly Fifties meeting, 1 p.m., in the church’s social hall, 1343 Newport Ave., Northampton. Singer Glen Kakowski will entertain.

• Northampton Strings Showcase, a performance by orchestra students in fourth through 12th grades, 7:30 p.m., in the auditorium of Northampton Area High School, 1619 Laubach Ave.


• Ladies’ study group of “John Chapter Fifteen” by Rick Warren, 9:30 a.m., at Bethany Wesleyan Church, 675 Blue Mountain Drive...

CHS reading, math, writing SAT scores have increased

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 by MARK RECCEK in Local News

The Pennsylvania Department of Education has released the 2016 SAT results, and the statistics show Catasauqua High School students exceeded scores from the previous year.

According to results posted online, the average score for CHS students taking the test in 2015 was 1505.

The average for 2014 had been 1474.

The reading average for CHS students was 507, an increase from a 489 average in 2014.

The math average was 510, which reflects an increase of one point...

Catty lad is a state gymnastics champion

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Johnny Loftus took first place in the USA Gymnastics Pennsylvania Championships held on March 25 in Harrisburg. The 11-year-old Catasauqua boy won a first-place medal in the all-around competition at level S. His team won first place at the event. He has brought home 34 medals this year.

In the men’s gymnastics division, there are six events: floor exercise, pommel horse, still rings, vault, parallel bars and horizontal bar.

“Of all of them, I like the pommel horse the best,”...