Whitehall-Coplay Press

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Democrats rally in Coplay

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Murat Guzel, who heads the Lehigh Valley Democratic Progressive Coalition (LVDPC), held a political rally, billed as Harmony Fest, at the American Club of Coplay pavilion Aug. 9.

“This is a local organization. Every local Democrat Party organization and all the Democratic elected officials joined us and are a part of this group,” he said.

Guzel had a two-page list of everyone who supports his organization. Celeste Dee is the executive director of LVDPC and set up the event. She has an extensive resume of working for Democratic Party executives.

Board gets glimpse of site plan

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 by KATHY LAUER-WILLIAMS in Local News

Project will include new police station, renovated municipal building

Whitehall Township Board of Commissioners got its first look at the proposed emergency services complex during a workshop meeting Oct. 1.

The nearly $18 million project would include a new 29,000-square-foot police station and renovation of the township building on the current MacArthur Road site.

The two buildings would be connected by a 1,200-square-foot lobby that would have separate entrances.

Mayor Michael Harakal Jr. said the project could have “shovel in ground” by spring 2020.

“This is the right property for a building that meets our needs,” Harakal said.

Rap of the Gavel

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 by The Press in Local News

OCTOBER

MONDAY 8

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 9

Coplay Borough Council meets 7 p.m. at the municipal building, 98 S. Fourth St.

WEDNESDAY 10

Whitehall Township Legal and Legislative Committee meets 7 p.m. at the municipal building, 3219 MacArthur Road.

Walking through Egypt’s history

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 by HANNA O’REILLY in Local News

Whitehall Historical Preservation Society was founded in 1984. Its goal was, and still is, to preserve the buildings and pieces of land that are critical parts of Whitehall’s rich history.

People from all over were invited to meet 10 a.m. Aug. 25 at Egypt Community Church, 4129 S. Church St., before embarking on a two-and-a-half-hour walking tour of the village.

Karen Gensey led those gathered on a full 1.3-mile tour of historic areas.

Fire Calls

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 by The Press in Local News

SEPT. 17

Stations 37 and 3501 responded to a motor vehicle accident with injuries at 2671 MacArthur Road.

At 4435 Main St., Stations 35, 36, 39, 40 and 3501 handled the extrication of victim(s) from a vehicle.

Station 35 assisted police or another governmental agency on Route 329.

SEPT. 18

An animal rescue at 2025 N. First Ave. was handled by Stations 37, 38 and 3501.

Stations 36 and 3503 (deputy chief) addressed a motor vehicle accident with injuries at 264 Fullerton Ave.

SEPT. 19

Probe continues after explosion

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 by KELLY LUTTERSCHMIDT in Local News

Emergency personnel called to home on Juniper Drive

Whitehall police and fire department personnel were called to a home on Juniper Drive Sept. 21 for the report of an explosion.

According to the report, the emergency call was made just before 3:30 a.m.

Whitehall Police Lt. Gregory Bealer confirmed an unspecified device was located at the scene. Allentown Bomb Squad and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms were called to assist.

As of press time Wednesday, Bealer said the incident remained under investigation and no other information was available.

Sewage issue continues at township home

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

CWSA says stormwater believed to be originating in South Whitehall

Adam Faisetty, of 1202 Woodlawn St., Whitehall, made a second appearance before Coplay Whitehall Sewer Authority’s board Sept. 20. On Aug. 16, he reported the problems he had with sewer water backing up into his basement. He said he installed an elaborate set of ball valves and cutoffs to prevent the water from entering his house.

All his protection did not stop water from backing up during the rains Aug. 21 and 22. He said he used his Shop-Vac to remove the water and the mess and called in Servpro to clean his basement.