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Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Allen receives revised Jaindl plan

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Developer’s proposal details to be reviewed at Dec. 17 planners meeting

At the board of supervisors meeting Nov. 27, Allen Township officials announced they received a revised land plan from JW Development Partners for a warehouse development along Seemsville Road. The developer asked for an extension until Jan. 23, 2019, to allow time for review.

The request was granted, with one objection from Bruce Frack.

The details of the plan will be reviewed at the planning commission meeting, scheduled for Dec. 17 at the Allen Township Fire Department, 3530 Howertown Road.

Catasauqua continues opioid discussion during open forum

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 by HANNA O’REILLY in Local News

Opioids have become one of the area’s largest concerns among teens, and Catasauqua is determined to stop it from getting worse.

Preventive tips and rehabilitation options were discussed with treatment professionals, medical personnel, those in recovery, Catasauqua Area School District faculty and others during an open forum on the heroin and opioid addiction epidemic, held Sept. 27 at Catasauqua High School.

State Rep. Jeanne McNeill, D-133rd, partnered with the school district to present this town hall meeting.

Rap of the gavel

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 by The Press in Local News



East Allen Township Planning Commission meets 7:30 p.m. at the municipal building, 5344 Nor-Bath Blvd.

Northampton Borough Council meets 7:30 p.m. at the municipal building, 1401 Laubach Ave.


Moore Township Farmland Preservation Commission meets, if needed, 7 p.m. at the municipal building, 2491 Community Drive.


Allen Township Board of Supervisors meets 7 p.m. at the municipal building, 4714 Indian Trail Road.

Council to vote on 2019 budget

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 by AL RECKER in Local News

Plan does not have tax hike

Northampton Borough Council is expected to vote on the 2019 budget at its Dec. 6 meeting.

The $6.4 million budget, introduced at the Nov. 29 meeting, retains the 10-mill real estate tax levy.

Borough Manager LeRoy Brobst called it “a tough budget with challenges.” However, the spending plan, which is expected to pass unanimously, does not include a property tax hike.

Annual Cement Bag Award presentation will be held Dec. 14

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 by AL RECKER in Local News

Northampton Borough’s coveted Cement Bag Award will be presented to a borough resident at the annual banquet, to be held Dec. 14 at Northampton Banquet and Event Center. The dinner is usually coupled with a State of the Borough address, given by borough Manager LeRoy Brobst.

The identity of the 2018 honoree will not be disclosed until the event, a dinner at which borough employees and others aligned with the borough are also recognized for their dedication to the community.