Northampton Press

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Sacred Heart resident turns 100

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 by AL RECKER in Local News

Stella Kristofits marks occasion with three parties

In celebration of her 100th birthday, Stella Kristofits had three separate parties at Sacred Heart Senior Living by the Creek, Northampton, where she now resides.

Stella is the third Sacred Heart resident to have reached this milestone.

“I had three days for my birthday,” Stella said.

The official big day was Sept. 20, but she got to celebrate with her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren over the course of a few days. Even the Sacred Heart staff and administration joined the festivities.

Council overturns mayor’s ordinance veto

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 by AL RECKER in Local News

New legislation on rental property inspections will take effect Jan. 1, 2019

Northampton Borough Council voted to overturn Mayor Thomas Reenock’s second veto of the rental property ordinance during the Sept. 20 council meeting.

The legislation had a controversial start in the borough. It was originally passed at the May 17 meeting, and Reenock refused to sign the legislation. It was vetoed for the first time June 7, and council members decided to table the matter.

Council and the mayor discussed and adjusted the ordinance over the following months.

Mayor expected to veto rental ordinance again

Wednesday, September 19, 2018 by AL RECKER in Local News

Northampton Mayor Thomas Reenock indicated he will, for the second time, veto the rental property ordinance at the Sept. 20 borough council meeting.

Reenock initially expressed that he would simply not sign the ordinance that was adopted by Northampton Borough Council Sept. 6.

Reenock mentioned his concerns with the new ordinance have still not been addressed to his satisfaction and that a new ordinance should be drafted to include the corrections he believes need to be made.

Borough adopts rental ordinance

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 by AL RECKER in Local News

Mayor says he won’t sign legislation

Northampton Borough Council adopted the contested rental property ordinance at its Sept. 6 meeting, with six members favoring the legislation and two councilmen dissenting.

The ordinance, which covers more than 1,300 rental apartments, will go into effect Jan. 1, 2019. Borough Manager LeRoy Brobst said letters will be sent to landlords notifying them to register their apartments and units with the borough.

Unlike some previous council sessions, last Thursday’s meeting was more tranquil.

Police department receives event check

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 by AL RECKER in Local News

The Paw Prints on the Canal event, held June 3, raised $8,265 for the benefit of Northampton Police Department’s K-9 unit. In the past 10 years, the event has raised $46,900.

The Aug. 2 borough council meeting began with a check presentation from Paw Prints on the Canal founders and organizers Julie and Tom Glick and Candi Lynn. Police Chief Bryan Kadingo, along with Mayor Thomas Reenock, council President Anthony Lopsonzski Jr. and Councilman Robert McHale, accepted the donation on behalf of the department’s K-9 unit.

Turning the big 100

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 by AL RECKER in Local News

Sacred Heart resident will have party with family

Elizabeth Arnold, whose captivating smile and twinkle in her eyes is contagious to staff and residents at Sacred Heart Senior Living by the Creek, Northampton, will be celebrating her 100th birthday Sept. 1.

Elizabeth said she never gave much thought to reaching this milestone birthday. She kept herself busy enjoying her family, gardening, sewing and cooking.

Television and radio were never interests for her. Instead, she focused on people, whether they pass in the hallway or dining room or meet during an activity.

Council discusses concerns of odor in borough neighborhoods

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 by AL RECKER in Local News

Some families downwind from a privately owned Northampton recycling operation have had their outdoor activities, barbecues and family gatherings affected by a stench wafting through their neighborhoods, especially in stretches when the heat and humidity have lingered for days.

Borough Manager LeRoy Brobst acknowledged Aug. 17 that the borough has received complaints from residents regarding odors allegedly emanating from CAP Glass, a division of Carry All Products, located in the borough’s industrial-zoned area. The company occupies a sizable area on Smith Lane near Horwith Drive.

Good Shepherd Catholic School starts 2018-19 year Aug. 27

Wednesday, August 22, 2018 by AL RECKER in School

Enthusiasm abounds as Good Shepherd Catholic School, Northampton, will open its doors Aug. 27 to students for the start of the 2018-19 school year.

The parochial school, at 1300 Newport Ave., offers classes and programs for students from preschool through eighth grade.

A welcome-back program for families will be held 6-8 p.m. Aug. 23.

Principal John Paul Crescenzo said 205 boys and girls are enrolled for this year. The school is continuing to accept new students.

Rental ordinance tabled till Sept. 6

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 by AL RECKER in Local News

Borough council agrees to post proposal online

Expect the unexpected.

The suggestion became reality Aug. 2 when, instead of voting on the revised apartment ordinance, Northampton Borough Council tabled the decision until September.

The ordinance regarding apartment inspections was first adopted in May with a one-vote margin. It was vetoed in June by Mayor Thomas Reenock, then revised and back before council last week.

The debate and postponement continue, as the issue is now tabled until council’s Sept. 6 meeting. To overturn the veto, the ordinance needs a majority vote plus one.