Northampton Press

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Lehigh Township: Hope plans blood drive

Wednesday, January 3, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Hope Lutheran Church, 4131 Lehigh Drive, Cherryville, will be holding a community blood drive, sponsored by Hope’s wellness team, 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Jan. 28 in Kuntz Hall.

Visit to schedule, and use code 0288.


Is your church or organization having a fundraiser or event in Lehigh Township you want to let the community know about? Send me the information at, and I will be happy to...

Borough council approves 2018 budget

Wednesday, January 3, 2018 by LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI in Local News

A resolution giving final approval to the $6.3 million 2018 budget for Northampton Borough passed by a unanimous vote at borough council’s Dec. 21, 2017, meeting. The proposed spending plan had been presented to council by borough Manager LeRoy Brobst at council’s Dec. 7, 2017, workshop.

Following the passing of that resolution, an ordinance fixing the tax rate for borough residents was also approved. Both votes were unanimous.

The tax rate was set at 10 mills on each dollar of...

Northampton library: Children’s programs begin Jan. 8

Wednesday, January 3, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Registration for children’s winter programs begins Jan. 8. Programs range for ages ten months to fifth grade.


Our adult winter reading program will take place Jan. 8-Feb. 26. Sign up at the library and fill out your reading log with every item you read. Fill out a slip for each item read to be entered to win prizes weekly.


The M&M mastermind escape room for children in third through fifth grade will be held 6 p.m. Jan. 11. Find the clues, solve the...

North Catasauqua police

Wednesday, January 3, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

North Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

DEC. 24

Officers assisted Catasauqua police with a disturbance in the 300 block of Bridge Street.

DEC. 25

An animal complaint brought police to Grove and Clover streets.

In the 1200 block of Seventh Street, a burglar alarm was investigated.

The department responded to a civil matter in the 400 block of Birch Street.

Officers assisted Catasauqua police with a report of a...

Zoners approve conversion of Catholic War Vets building

Wednesday, January 3, 2018 by LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI in Local News

Northampton Borough Zoning Hearing Board has given its approval for the conversion of the former Catholic War Veterans Post 454 building at 14th and Washington streets into apartments.

Appearing at a Dec. 14, 2017, zoning board hearing, MGMI Holding Company representative Manny Makhoul and his attorney, Ronald Corkery, applied for a variance because the property does not have the number of parking spaces required by the borough’s zoning ordinance in an R-3 residential district.


Editor’s View

Wednesday, January 3, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

Dess Alt Yohr is now fer-bei; wos now aw-fongt is yoh gons nei.

Mier leava un mier wolda, fom Neia biss tzu’m Alta. Darrich feel Ongsht un Druvvel; darrich Tzittera un darrich Farricht. Darrich Grieg un grossa Schrecka; dess dutt de gons Welt be-decka.

The old year is gone; what is now beginning is all new.

We live through much fear and trouble; through nervousness and through fright; through war and through terror; this covers the whole world and we leave this to the...

Moore Township Historical Commission on verge of milestone for Edelman School

Wednesday, January 3, 2018 by BILL LEINER JR. in Local News

It was announced at the Moore Township Supervisors December meeting that a main goal of the Moore Township Historical Commission is officially nearing completion.

The application for the Edelman School to be included on the historical registry has been submitted. It is expected Moore will learn if the application is successful sometime in early 2018. If successful, a celebration is planned.

For the month of December, Moore Township Police Department reported four arrests...

Northampton police

Wednesday, January 3, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Northampton police responded to these and other calls recently.

DEC. 17

Officers checked on a residence in the 1700 block of Franklin Street.

A hit and run occurred in the 1300 block of Stewart Street. The report said the driver-side mirror of a legally parked vehicle was struck.

Police responded to a domestic dispute between two females in the 800 block of Main Street.

DEC. 18

Criminal mischief in the 1900 block of Main Street brought police to the...