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Former Sheftel building a hazard

Wednesday, January 16, 2013 by LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI in Local News

Concerns about the former Sheftel building at 1151 Front St. in North Catasauqua continue. The abandoned manufacturing facility, taken over by a bank and now under new property management, is in danger of causing flooding in the area if the water pipes freeze during the cold-weather months.

Borough Solicitor William McCarthy has been taking steps to notify the new building management company since the property was auctioned at a sheriff's sale in November. He reported, at the Jan. 8...

Rescue mission CEO speaks

Wednesday, January 16, 2013 by MARK RECCEK in Local News

The Keenagers senior group of the Presbyterian Church of Catasauqua was presented with an overview of the Allentown Rescue Mission's purpose during last Thursday's luncheon meeting.

Newly appointed Allentown Rescue Mission Chief Executive Officer Chris Aylward shared with the group how the shelter serves homeless men in the Lehigh Valley. The shelter, he noted, uses biblical principals and teaching to assist and positively impact its clients.

"It's not just about taking someone...

Garbage pickup bills sent out this week

Wednesday, January 16, 2013 by LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI in Local News

North Catasauqua residents are receiving their annual garbage bills this week despite the fact that a contract for refuse pickup has not yet been approved by the borough council.

While the decision on a new contract has been delayed, JP Mascaro & Sons, the borough's 2012 hauler, is continuing to handle curbside pickup of refuse.

At the Jan. 8 borough council meeting, borough Secretary Nancy Knecht reported advertisements for new garbage contract bids had been placed in Jan...

Lehigh County Commissioners

Wednesday, January 16, 2013 by ANDREW CASS Special to The Press in Local News

The Lehigh County Commissioners again voted to table the Green Futures Fund, despite the urging of dozens of residents to pass the bill.

The Green Futures Fund would have distributed $1.06 million to park and trail projects across the county, including the Martin Luther King Trail in Allentown and the Saucon Rail Trail in Lower Macungie Township.

The vote took place at a December meeting.

Among those who came to show support for the bill was Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski...

CMS News

Wednesday, January 16, 2013 by MARK RECCEK in School

Schools will be closed Jan. 21 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.


The CMS-PTF will host a family movie night Jan.25 at 7 p.m. in the school auditorium.

Students and families are encouraged to attend.


Tomorrow is the end of the 2nd marking period.

Report cards will be distributed Jan. 25.

Good luck to all students!

Roughies Report

Wednesday, January 16, 2013 by LINDA ROTHROCK Special to The Press in School

All schools in the Catasauqua area school district will be closed on Monday, Jan. 21, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.


The administration, faculty and staff of Lehigh Career and Technical Institute have selected Catasauqua Area School District student Braxton Strauss as a December 2012 Student of the Month.

Braxton is studying Welding Technology at LCTI.

Award recipients are selected by the instructor of each respective lab in recognition of their...

Viking Voices

Wednesday, January 16, 2013 by MICHAEL RODGERS Special to The Press in School

Central Catholic High School Principal Dennis Nemes would like to welcome CCHS parents, alumni, friends and supporters to the state of the building presentation 6:30 p.m. Jan. 28 in Rockne Hall.

This meeting will include a wide range of status reports on the school and student body, as well as an introduction of the new Board of General Governance.

Recently established by Nemes, the Board of General Governance is comprised of members of the CCHS family who share a deep...

North Catasauqua Column

Wednesday, January 16, 2013 by LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI in Columns

St Andrews Young at Heart is a group of senior citizens who meet at St. Andrew's Roman Catholic Church, located at the corner of Third and Eugene streets.

The group's annual meeting will be held Jan. 23 at 1 p.m. in the basement social hall. Parking is on a lot in back of the church. Enter through the side door off the parking lot.

Young at Heart dues for 2013 can be paid at this January meeting. Also, plans are in the making for new and interesting things happening at this...

Charotin Hose Co. Fire Calls

Wednesday, January 16, 2013 by The Press in Local News

North Catasauqua's Charotin Hose Company has responded to the following calls recently.

Fire alarm

Dec. 14, 1:28 p.m.

North Catasauqua firefighters responded to the Catasauqua High Rise, 534 Third St., Catasauqua, along with the Catasauqua Fire Department. Personnel investigated and found smoke from cooking in a third-floor apartment.

EMS assist

Dec. 19, 4:23 a.m.

Charotin personnel responded with Northampton Regional EMS to assist in a medical...