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Recognized for their service

Thursday, January 3, 2013 by The Press in Local News

The Borough of Northampton at its annual holiday dinner meeting awarded "Golden Cement Bag" plaques to several individuals for their outstanding volunteer service to the community. Council President John Yurish, second from right, presents the awards to, from left, Candi Lynn, Paw Prints on the Canal; Thomas and Julia Glick, founders and active volunteers with the Paw Prints on the Canal; and Kenneth Hall, borough fire police captain and emergency management coordinator.

Future plans

Thursday, January 3, 2013 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Local News

Developer interested in Tama building

A once thriving apparel manufacturing company in Northampton could again become a vibrant part of the borough.

Developers have proposed making major renovations to the three-story building that once housed Tama Manufacturing and turning it into apartments.

It has been decades since there were major apparel factories in the community.

When Tama shut down in the borough, it moved its apparel operations to the Race Street Extension in Hanover Township, Lehigh County. Business waned at its new site over the years.

Northampton bridge traffic:

Thursday, January 3, 2013 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Local News

Council discusses alternative routes

Traffic onto and from the Coplay-Northampton Bridge is backed up daily during the commuter rush hour on weekdays.

Particularly making traffic worse are the turning lanes, but traffic congestion could become greater with the closing of the Hokendauqua-North Catasauqua Bridge on Main Street in Northampton.

Traffic concerns were raised at the recent meeting of Northampton Borough Council.

Borough resident Donald Szerencits approached borough lawmakers by complimenting council on "doing a great job ... I appreciate that."

Parking lot to get decorative signage

Thursday, January 3, 2013 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Local News

Now that the municipal parking lot has received a fresh coat of macadam, Northampton Borough Council was told that signs indicating the lot is open to the public will be erected.

The signs will not bear ordinary lettering.

"Victor Rodite [borough planning consultant] is still working in the design of three signs that will be placed at our Center Street parking lot indicating free municipal parking. Thc signs will be extremely decorative, " borough Manager Gene Zarayko recently informed council.

Rap of the gavel

Thursday, January 3, 2013 by The Press in Local News

JANUARY

THURSDAY 3

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

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

MONDAY 7

Bath Borough Council meets at 7 p.m. in the council chambers at the municipal building, 215 E. Main St.

TUESDAY 8

The East Allen Township Municipal Authority meets at 7 p.m. in the township municipal building, 5344 Nor-Bath Blvd.

Christmas basket

Thursday, December 27, 2012 by The Press in Local News

The Lehigh Township Historical Society has had a Christmas basket on display as a raffle prize at Blue Mountain Drive-In since late November. On Dec. 23 the winner's name was drawn. Santa Claus drew the winning ticket as Lisa Csencsits, owner of the Drive-In and a member of the Historical Society displays the basket. The winner is Kristi Yenser. Shirley Eckhart said the money raised will go toward the addition to the society's museum in Pennsville. It is ready for the electricity to be connected.