Northampton Press

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Happenings

Monday, April 22, 2019 by The Press in Columns

APRIL 22

• “Conversation about Memory Loss” (presented by LifeSpring in Home Care of Eastern Pennsylvania), 4 p.m., at Northampton Area Public Library, 1615 Laubach Ave. Information: 610-262-7537

APRIL 23

• Gentle chair yoga, 9:30-10:30 a.m., at Whitehall Active Community Center, 2301 Pine St., West Catasauqua. The class will continue April 25 and 30. Information, registration and cost: 610-437-3700

• Eric Carle-themed storytime, activities and crafts (for...

Rental ordinance update

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 by AL RECKER in Local News

The Borough of Northampton’s new rental inspection ordinance has been met with some resistance.

The ordinance took effect Jan. 1. It requires landlords to pay a registration fee for each rental unit, to allow a borough code officer to schedule inspections of the property, to pay inspection fees and to correct unsafe conditions.

Borough Manager LeRoy Brobst reported approximately 34 percent of the properties inspected have failed. He noted some of the failures involved issues...

‘Betrayal of public trust’

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 by JARRAD HEDES in Local News

Despite a request for unsecured bail by his attorney, a former Lehigh Township firefighter and Allentown police officer was sent to Northampton County Prison April 12 in lieu of $100,000 cash.

Corey Cole, 41, turned himself in that morning and was arraigned before Magisterial District Judge Robert Hawke on charges he stole more than $315,000 from the Lehigh Township Fireman’s Relief Fund.

Cole is charged with theft by unlawful taking, receiving stolen property, 211 counts of...

Northampton: St. Paul’s UCC hosts Good Friday storytelling event

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 by The Press in Columns

The stories of Jesus were told orally for years before they were written down in the Gospels. The Rev. Todd Fennell will tell the stories of Jesus’ last week from Mark’s Gospel 7:30 p.m. Good Friday, April 19, at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, 19th Street and Lincoln Avenue.

A freewill offering will be received.

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The 67th annual Festival of Bands will be held 2:30 p.m. April 28 in the auditorium of Northampton Area High School, 1619 Laubach Ave. The event,...

Moore Township: Pie, cake, filling sale set for April 18

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Klecknersville Rangers Volunteer Fire Company, 2718 Mountain View Drive, is having its annual Easter pie, cake and filling sale 8 a.m.-4 p.m. April 18.

For more information, contact Stacy at 610-837-3465.

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Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 696 Johnson Road, is having an Easter egg hunt 11 a.m. April 20.

For more information, call the church at 610-759-7363.

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Emmanuel’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3175 Valley View Drive, Bath, is serving Easter...

Whitehall police

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Whitehall police responded to these and other calls recently.

MARCH 25

Officers were on the scene of a domestic offense against family in the 1000 block of North Sixth Street.

Police investigated a theft in the 1500 block of Creekside Road.

Disturbances on MacArthur and Mechanicsville roads and Mickley Run were reported.

The department responded to a truancy report on Zephyr Boulevard.

Officers were on the scene of a fire in the 2100 block of Center...

Allen/East Allen townships: Church hosts bingo

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 by The Press in Columns

St. Peter’s United Church of Christ, Seemsville, 8143 Valley View Road, will hold a bingo and tricky tray May 5.

Doors open 11:30 a.m. The games begin 1 p.m.

Refreshments will be available for purchase.

For tickets, call 610-457-6368.

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Northampton police

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Northampton police responded to these and other calls recently.

APRIL 1

A warrant service for a wanted female was served in the 1000 block of Main Street. The female was transported to Northampton Borough Police Department and released to Lehigh County parole officers.

Officer Buchanan and K-9 Vito assisted Whitehall Township Police Department in the search of a male in the 2200 block of MacArthur Road, Whitehall.

APRIL 2

A domestic dispute occurred in the...

North Catasauqua police

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

North Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

MARCH 31

Officers responded to a burglar alarm in the 1100 block of Eighth Street.

Police assisted a citizen in the 1100 block of Eighth Street.

The department assisted Catasauqua police with a domestic issue in the 100 block of Railroad Street.

APRIL 1

A disturbance in the 1100 block of Front Street was reported.

Officers investigated a report of fraud in the 1100 block of...