The Whitehall Township Board of Commissioners met virtually May 4 to discuss ongoing developments in the community.
By utilizing the Cisco Webex platform, the entire board was present with both visual and audio communication. Community members were also able to attend the viewing session, and there was a question-and-answer box that encouraged their participation.
The weekend is notoriously put on reserve for rest and relaxation. We’d seek solitude in the mornings and rage in the evenings to grasp a glimpse of what life is all about.
With the COVID-19 pandemic sweeping our streets, the community has begun innovating new ways to maintain connectedness while remaining safe at home.
Lehigh Valley deejay Freddie Frederick Jr. keeps the crowd fed by broadcasting jams on Facebook Live from his basement. Frederick, who is the successor of Lehigh Valley legend Frantic Freddie, has been mixing sets for more than 35 years.
On March 2, Whitehall Township Board of Commissioners met to discuss monthly business.
The night was short and to the point, with only two ordinances and 12 resolutions on the agenda and little additional input from both the board and the audience.
High schoolers throughout the Lehigh Valley were given the opportunity Feb. 12 to learn about the latest advances in microscopic surgeries at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest, thanks to an invitation from Lehigh Valley Health Network and its deputy chief of surgery, Dr. Angelo A. Baccala.
Whitehall Township Board of Commissioners reviewed eight ordinances, many dealing with road construction and pedestrian safety, at its workshop meeting Feb. 3.
Bohler Engineering officials, representing developer MRP Industrial, requested several deferrals, all centralizing around the required installation of curbs and sidewalks along 3585 S. Church St. This location, once a Bon-Ton distribution center, is now under reconstruction by MRP Industrial, which would prefer the area not draw pedestrian activity.
The Whitehall Township Board of Commissioners held its first meeting of the new year Jan. 6.
Larissa Bruder, executive secretary to the township mayor, led the oath of office for the newly elected board members. Randy Atiyeh, Philip J. Ginder, Charles G. Fisher and Jeffrey J. Warren were sworn in, while board veterans Joseph J. Marx Jr. and Thomas Slonaker observed.
Mayor Michael P. Harakal Jr. was also sworn in during the meeting.
Ginder was elected president of the board. Marx was elected vice president. Slonaker was re-elected secretary.