State Sen. Lisa M. Boscola, D-18th, recently announced 28 fire departments and emergency medical services providers in her district in both Lehigh and Northampton counties will be awarded $366,603 through the 2018-19 Fire Company and Emergency Medical Service Grants, which is administered by the Office of the State Fire Commissioner.
At its regular meeting June 20, Coplay Whitehall Sewer Authority’s board examined the solar power project for the Eberhart Road pump station.
The project was originally conceived as a way to reduce electrical power provided by power plants and replace it with solar power.
(This is the second and final part of this feature on Joe Young and his Youngiefest event.)
When Joe Young put together his first Youngiefest celebration, it was a gathering of his former students who had gone on to become successful businessmen.
“When I talked to these men and realized what they have accomplished, it keyed something in my mind,” Young said. “Some students in schools today are bored with traditional school classroom instruction, just like some of the people in my classes.”
This year’s Youngiefest was held May 18 at Victor C. Talotta Park, Cementon.
A motor vehicle accident on Mauch Chunk Road was handled by Stations 35 and 37.
Station 39 responded to a cooking fire, confined to a container, at 1613 Shiloh Court.
An outside rubbish fire at 310 Seventh St. was handled by Stations 37 and 3503 (deputy chief).
Stations 35, 36, 37, 3502 (deputy chief) and 3503 responded to a passenger vehicle fire on Fullerton Avenue.
A motor vehicle accident with injuries on MacArthur Road brought out Stations 35, 37 and 3503.
Whitehall Township Board of Commissioners discussed an ordinance July 1 to accept a proposal for asbestos abatement consulting, which is one of the preliminary steps for the construction of the new 29,000-square-foot police station and renovation of the township building, 3219 MacArthur Road.
At the board’s workshop meeting, Deputy Mayor John D. Meyers said the basement of the municipal building has asbestos around the pipes and in other areas and needs remediation.
“It’s the first thing we need to do this fall,” he said.
Joe Young continues to celebrate his dedication to craftsmanship.
Young gathered his former students May 18 at Victor Talotta Park, 5185 Dewey St., Cementon, for Youngiefest, a reunion of sorts.
Young was orphaned at age 7 and went on to graduate from Tamaqua High School in 1959. He graduated from Stevens Trade School for Fatherless Boys in 1964. He went on to establish his supremacy in trades. After a stint with M&M Candies, he began teaching at Upper Bucks County Technical School.
Before the start of the June 10 regular meeting, Whitehall Township Board of Commissioners watched a demonstration of a new electronic device that is available to help families who have a family member who wanders because of a medical condition.
Township police Lt. Greg Bealer demonstrated Project Lifesaver’s personal locator system, a radio frequency-based tracking system, at the meeting. He said the system was designed to help locate people who might wander and get lost because of conditions such as Alzheimer’s and autism.
A brush fire brought Stations 36 and 37 to 2161 N. First Ave.
Stations 37 and 3501 were on the scene of a motor vehicle accident with injuries at 2123 S. Lehigh Ave.
A motor vehicle accident with injuries on MacArthur Road was handled by Stations 35, 40 and 3501.
Stations 35, 37 and 3501 responded to a motor vehicle accident with injuries at 2180 MacArthur Road.
A motor vehicle accident with injuries brought Stations 35, 36, 38 and 3501 to 3690 Lehigh St.
At any given time, there are vast amounts of people who are awaiting an organ transplant so they can live a longer and healthier life.
According to the Department of Health and Human Services, a living donor can donate one kidney; a lung; or a portion of the liver, pancreas or intestine. Certainly, blood and blood platelet donations can also be donated by living donors and are desperately needed to help save lives.
Whitehall Township Board of Commissioners holds a workshop meeting 7 p.m. at the municipal building, 3219 MacArthur Road.
Coplay Borough Council holds a workshop meeting 7 p.m. at the municipal building, 98 S. Fourth St.