Monday, May 20, 2013
Police are on the scene of a reported shooting at a house near the American Hotel in Nazareth.
Police are investigating a reported shooting Monday night at a house near the American Hotel in Nazareth. Patch is on the scene and will bring you updates. According to a report on wfmz.com, at least one person was shot. Northampton County Coroner Zach Lysek and Nazareth Police Chief Thomas Tratcha are on the scene. Police have roped off an area around what appears to be a two-apartment house in the 200 block of S. Main Street, near Prospect Street. On the scene are Tatamy, Stockertown and Nazareth police, the Northampton County Sheriff's Department, two Nazareth ambulance trucks and the Pennsylvania special fire police.
Nazareth Police Committee provides update on status of police department's future.
The Nazareth Police Committee held its first meeting Monday night with new Mayor Carl Strye Jr. among the participants. While 15 residents turned out to find out the status of the future of police department services in the borough at last month's meeting, only two were present Monday night. And Councilman Jack Herbst—who chairs the police committee—stated that there's basically nothing new to report. "No formal policing plan has been brought before us," Herbst said. "We have nothing negotiated with Colonial." Resident Wayne Schissler, a frequent Nazareth Patch commentor, asked the committee what the status was with negotiations involved the Colonial Regional Police.
Nazareth area residents will go to the polls in Tuesday's primary election.
Voting Day is upon us. Residents in Upper Nazareth Township, Nazareth and those living in the Nazareth Area School District will go to the polls in Tuesday's primary election to vote on contested races for supervisor, council and school board. For Nazareth, while there is a Democratic primary battle in the Second Ward, registered Republicans can also do a write-in for new Mayor Carl Strye Jr. The polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday. In Upper Nazareth Township, residents can vote at Gracedale and at the township building. Nazareth Upper Nazareth Township Nazareth Area School Board Northampton County Visit this site for updates throughout election day and for the results and stories on the election.
Nazareth Business Council highlights Rice 'n' Beans of downtown Nazareth.
The Nazareth Business Council (NBC) hosted a packed house business spotlight on Wednesday May 15th to launch the new name and brand for Rice & Beans formerly known as the Internet Cafe in Nazareth. Guests included newly appointed Mayor Carl Strye, Jr., NBC President Paul Luongo, NBC Vice President Megan van Ravenswaay, Hispanic Chamber Leader Alvaro Diaz, Executive Vice President of Regional Chambers Marlyn Kissner, Sandy Gaspar, Catholic Charities, Gale Hodavance, Jangle, Steven Blume ESSA, and Monica McCandless from Meals on Wheels. Owners Marco & Marie served a wide variety of fabulous Puerto Rican, Peruvian and Mexican Cuisine including Roasted Pork with Marco’s secret spicy green sauce. Guests were under the patio enjoying the …
Upper Nazareth Township gets reimbursed from FEMA from Hurricane Sandy storm damage.
Hurricane Sandy will linger in the memories of Nazareth area residents for years to come. While the storm wreaked havoc on the region, many municipalities are still dealing with its aftermath in some fashion. Upper Nazareth Township is no different as the storm came up in conversation at Wednesday night's Board of Supervisors meeting. But the news wasn't so bad. Township Secretary/Treasurer Jeri Kronstadt told supervisors that the township has been reimbursed from FEMA from damage caused by Hurricane Sandy. She said that Upper Nazareth received $19,565.51. Of that, $17,943.92 is going to public works while $1,621.59 is being given to the police department.
Mercury, Venus and Jupiter are getting ready to dazzle.
By Gary A. Becker StarWatch 874 for the week of May 19, 2013 Throughout this week, three planets will be moving into position for what will become, early next week, the most stunning planetary grouping of the year. The assemblage takes place low in the west during evening twilight. The triad includes Mercury and Venus becoming more prominent because of their increasing distance from the sun, and Jupiter, which because of its slow orbital motion, will be overtaken and in conjunction with the sun on June 19. The week commences with the most difficult planet to see, Mercury, only nine degrees from the sun and setting about 52 minutes after sundown; Venus reaches the horizon only 15 minutes later. Jupiter, because of its distance from Sol…
Sunday, May 19, 2013
Tension over police issues mounted at Nazareth Borough Council meeting among Police Committee members.
Monday's meeting of the Nazareth Police Committee might not have the fireworks that came about over police issues at the recent Borough Council meeting. As Councilman Jack Herbst was giving his Police Committee report, he responded to a question from Councilman Charles Donello. "If you have a police issue, you come to me," Herbst stated before a crowd that had gathered at the May 6 meeting to hear a presentation on the pool and find out who the borough chose at its new mayor. "There wasn't an issue," Donello shot back. "I'm not sure why someone would go crying to you. This is getting a little carried away. If a council member has to be afraid to ask a question, then something is wrong." Herbst responded that it obviously was an issue since…
After 15 years, a new phone system will be installed as school board approves $162,942 cost.
After about 15 years—what an official called “an eternity” in the technology world—Nazareth area schools are getting a new telephone system. The school board Monday night awarded a $162,942 contract to Guyette Communications Industries Corp. of Plymouth (Luzerne County) to install a new NEC phone system. NEC is the Japanese-based manufacturer. In a related item, the board approved an $18,400 payment for HP PoE switches for the new phone system. According to the board’s agenda, the new phone system is part of the district’s five-year technology plan. The equipment and installation will be bought through the PEPPM (Pennsylvania Education Purchasing Program for Microcomputers) state contract and funded through the Capital Projects Fund for …
These are the projects PennDOT has planned this week in the Nazareth area.
ROAD NAME: PA 946 BETWEEN: Christian Springs Road AND Georgetown Road ROAD NAME: Newburg Road BETWEEN: PA 191 AND PA 512 ROAD NAME: PA 512 BETWEEN: Bushkill Center Road AND North Delaware Ave
Retiring host and soon-to-be host of NBC late night television shows both scheduled to appear at Bethlehem Event Center this summer.
“Tonight Show” host Jay Leno will make his second trip to the Sands Bethlehem Event Center on Aug. 11 at 7 p.m. Sticking with the comedy theme, Vision Entertainment on Monday also announced performances by "Saturday Night Live" cast member Seth Meyers and the cast of truTV’s “Impractical Jokers.” Leno, who has been “The Tonight Show” host for most of the past 20 years, has continued to perform stand-up comedy throughout his tenure as television host. Leno appeared for a nearly sold out at the Event Center in August 2012. In March, NBC announced that Leno would retire from “The Tonight Show” at the end of the 2014 Winter Olympics and be replaced by “Late Night” host Jimmy Fallon. Meyers, who on Sunday was named by NBC to be Fallon’s …