Whitehall-Coplay Press

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Board denies zoning change request

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 by KATHY LAUER-WILLIAMS in Local News

Egypt residents pack meeting to voice concerns about proposed housing

Whitehall Township Board of Commissioners denied a request to rezone nearly 50 acres of land in the northern tier of the township from low to medium density, after neighbors opposing the plan filled the room at the board meeting Oct. 14.

Joseph Iudicello, representative of the residuary trust of Andrew Yastishok, said the trust owned 155 undeveloped acres bordered by Spruce and Spring streets, Egypt, that was zoned R1, or very low density. The trust had requested a 49.9-acre section at 4500 Spruce St. be rezoned from R1 to R3, or medium density.

2-day clothing drive helps those in need

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 by SAMANTHA ANDERSON in Local News

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints hosts free event for community

The local Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints chapel, 1881 Van Buren Drive, Whitehall, was full of activity and good spirits Oct. 11 during a clothing drive event.

According to Peggy Shafer, local director of public affairs for the church, the humanitarian department of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, in Salt Lake City, Utah, shipped approximately 12,000 pounds of clothing to the Lehigh Valley area. The truck was unloaded Oct. 8 at the Whitehall church.

Fire calls

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 by The Press in Local News

SEPT. 17

General cleanup after a vehicle accident at 3800 Mechanicsville Road was handled by Stations 35, 38 and 3503 (deputy chief).

SEPT. 18

Stations 35, 36, 38, 39, 3501 and 3503 were on the scene of a building fire at 4383 Truman St.

SEPT. 19

A motor vehicle accident with injuries on Fairmont Avenue brought out Stations 36 and 3501.

Stations 36 and 3501 responded to an overpressure rupture, overheat or explosion on Route 22.

A motor vehicle accident with injuries on MacArthur Road was handled by Stations 35, 39, 40 and 3501.

Commissioners hear request to rezone nearly 50 acres

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 by KATHY LAUER-WILLIAMS in Local News

At its workshop meeting Oct. 7, Whitehall Township Board of Commissioners heard a request to rezone nearly 50 acres of land in the northern tier of the township.

Joseph Iudiciello, representative of the residuary trust of Andrew Yastisacehok, said the trust owned 155 undeveloped acres bordered by Spruce and Spring streets that was zoned R1, or very low density.

Cement Worker of the Month

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 by ED PANY ATLAS CEMENT COMPANY MEMORIAL MUSEUM in Local News

Michael A. Haberle

Mr. Michael Haberle was reared in Nazareth, graduating from Nazareth High School in 1978, where he was co-captain of the Nazareth High School football team, which won the 1977 Colonial League championship. He played both halfback and linebacker. The team was coached by Jim Evanko. Mike also played center field for the baseball team.

Rap of the Gavel

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 by The Press in Local News

OCTOBER

THURSDAY 10

Whitehall Township Environmental Advisory Council meets 7 p.m. in the township municipal building, 3219 MacArthur Road.

MONDAY 14

Whitehall-Coplay School Board meets 7 p.m. at the school district administration building, 2940 MacArthur Road.

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

TUESDAY 15

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

WEDNESDAY 16

Elias family hopeful about development

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 by KATHY LAUER-WILLIAMS in Local News

PART 2 OF 2

Joseph Elias knows whatever he builds on the former Lehigh Valley Dairy property will change the Lehigh Valley for the better. That’s why the patriarch of the Elias family decided to purchase the sprawling property on MacArthur Road for $1.35 million.

“We want to redevelop and clean up the area,” said Joseph Elias, who runs the bustling Elias Farm Market in Allentown. “I am always looking for ways to benefit the community. This is our home.”