Mr. Michael Jablonski was reared in Reading and attended St. Peter’s Elementary School, later graduating from Holy Name High School in 1984. He especially remembered Mr. Reardon and Mr. John Gallagher, former teachers who influenced him. Michael also played baseball at the high school.
He recalled, “Computers were in their infancy, so I decided to enroll in a Reading computer-technical school to learn the basics of programming. I felt there was opportunity in this relatively new technology.”
Most of Northampton Assembly of God’s history includes Pastor Daniel Lundmark, who has led the congregation since December 1968.
The church’s formation can be traced to October 1959 when a church building on Main Street in Northampton was purchased to open a home for missions work of the Assemblies of God in Northampton.
Over the next nine years, various pastors led the congregation until Lundmark’s leadership began. The church formally became a sovereign assembly in 1971.
Allen Township Board of Supervisors set up the first regular meeting of July in the fire hall expecting a large audience. Instead, the crowd was sparse, but the meeting with Jaindl-Watson’s development team proved to be helpful.
At Allen Township Planning Commission’s June 18 meeting, the commission members forwarded a list of changes they negotiated with the developer and asked the supervisors for guidance. The meeting between Jaindl-Watson and the supervisors was set for July 10.
The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission has approved a 6-percent toll increase for 2019 both for E-ZPass and cash customers; the increase is set to start 12:01 a.m. Jan. 6, 2019.
The toll increase will apply to all turnpike sections and extensions, including the westbound Delaware River Bridge cashless tolling point (No. 359) in Bucks County, where tolls have not changed since January 2016.
At the East Allen Township Board of Supervisors meeting July 11, township Manager Brent Green reported he received a request from Allen Township to hold a joint public meeting on the revisions to the Jaindl-Watson plan for warehouses along Seemsville Road. Changes to the plan put stormwater facilities and the new Seemsville Road in East Allen Township.
Chairman Roger Unangst objected to the meeting.
A new assistant principal has been appointed for the borough elementary schools in Northampton Area School District.
Douglas Sherman, assistant principal at Chipperfield Elementary School, Stroudsburg Area School District, must give notice to his employer before starting in NASD.
The borough schools principal oversees the Siegfried building (grades 1-5), 1677 Lincoln Ave., and the Franklin building (kindergarten), 855 Lincoln Ave.
The school board voted 9-0 to hire Sherman at $80,000 annually, prorated with benefits.
Northampton Borough Council meets 7:30 p.m. in the municipal building, 1401 Laubach Ave.
Lehigh Township Municipal Authority meets 6 p.m. in the municipal building, 1069 Municipal Road.
Moore Township Recreation Commission meets 7 p.m. in the municipal building, 2491 Community Drive.
Moore Township Planning Commission meets 7 p.m. in the municipal building, 2491 Community Drive.
Lehigh Township Board of Supervisors meets 7 p.m. in the municipal building, 1069 Municipal Road, Walnutport.