Whitehall-Coplay Press

Friday, January 17, 2020

Whitehall police

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 by The Press in Police Log

Whitehall police responded to these and other calls recently.

DEC. 30

Officers investigated a crash involving a DUI in the 2300 block of North First Avenue.

A burglary in the 4100 block of North Church Street brought police to the scene.

The department responded to a reported theft from a vehicle in the 1300 block of North 14th Street.

A disturbance at MacArthur Commons was reported.

Police investigated a domestic offense against family in the unit block of Jordan Drive.

Rap of the Gavel

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 by The Press in Local News

JANUARY

THURSDAY 16

Coplay Whitehall Sewer Authority meets 7:30 p.m. in the public meeting room of the Coplay Whitehall Sewer Authority, 3213 MacArthur Road.

TUESDAY 21

Whitehall Township Zoning Hearing Board meets 7 p.m. at the municipal building, 3219 MacArthur Road.

WEDNESDAY 22

Lehigh County Board of Commissioners meets 7:30 p.m. in the public hearing room of the Lehigh County Government Center, 17 S. Seventh St., Allentown.

Fullerton: Women’s group to meet

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 by The Press in Columns

The St. John’s United Church of Christ Lady PEEPS group will meet 6:30 p.m. Jan. 21 in Fox Hall at the church, 575 Grape St. The theme is cleansing health and beauty buffet.

Come out and spend time learning healthy hints, sharing beauty secrets and making some skin-softening scrubs.

Refreshments will be served.

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St. Elizabeth Regional School, 433 Pershing Blvd., will be sponsoring a Jan. 25 spaghetti dinner in the parish hall. Seating times are 4 p.m., 5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.

You can get tickets at the door, but advanced tickets are at a discount.

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Coplay: Police address stop sign concerns

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 by The Press in Columns

Concerns about the new stop signs in the area of the recently reopened Coplay-Northampton Bridge were addressed Jan. 10 by Coplay Police Chief Vincent Genovese.

He reported the signs, installed by Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, are there to stay.

Genovese noted drivers stopped for running the new stop signs have been given a verbal courtesy notice. Violators will be issued tickets starting Feb. 1.

Catasauqua police

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 by The Press in Police Log

Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

DEC. 27

An intoxicated male was transported from the 200 block of Mulberry Street.

On Front Street, a written traffic citation was issued.

At 343 Front St., police assisted a citizen with a vehicle parked on the lot.

A hit and run took place in the 100 block of Howertown Road.

The department referred a harassment case, which took place in the 700 block of Third Street, to investigations.

DEC. 28

On Front Street, a written traffic warning was issued.

Northampton: AARP tax help to begin Feb. 3

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 by The Press in Columns

AARP tax return assistance and preparation will again take place at Northampton Recreation Center, 1 Lerchenmiller Drive.

Those interested are asked to visit the recreation center from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 27 to set up a future appointment.

Volunteers will be at the rec center Mondays, Feb. 3-April 13, to assist with tax returns.

There is no guarantee that walk-ins can be assisted.

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Reminder: Northampton Area Food Bank will be holding a Super Bowl purse and gift card bingo Feb. 2 in the gymnasium of Good Shepherd Catholic School, 1300 Newport Ave.

Northampton police

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 by The Press in Police Log

Northampton police responded to these and other calls recently.

DEC. 26

A domestic dispute in the 1300 block of Newport Avenue was reported.

In the parking lot of CVS, West 21 Street, a hit-and-run accident occurred. A legally parked vehicle was struck by a silver Jeep Renegade.

Police conducted a welfare check in the 1300 block of Newport Avenue.

Terroristic threats — a male making threats to a group of juveniles — in the 100 block of Held Drive were reported.

DEC. 27

An overdose in the 1300 block of Stewart Street was reported.

North Catasauqua police

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 by The Press in Police Log

North Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

JAN. 2

The department performed a security check in the 1400 block of Main Street.

Assistance was provided to Catasauqua police in the 400 block of Crane Street.

JAN. 3

A DUI involving drugs at Fourth and Grove streets brought police to the scene.

Officers investigated a DUI involving alcohol at Howertown Road and Palomino Drive.

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

JAN. 4

A traffic stop was conducted at Fourth and Main streets.

EDITOR’S VIEW

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 by The Press in Opinion

Images ....

Born in the 1950s, I have lived in or through seven decades as we enter this new year.

Never did I consider the year 2020. Graduation dates — from high school, from college — were the milestones to be reached.

Maybe it’s the symmetry of the numerals — 20 and 20 — that has led to this journey through mental imagery.

I remember being escorted single file to the lowest level of my elementary school and told to face the concrete wall outside the boiler room.