Thursday, April 11, 2013
Where can I care for my pet in Dormont, Brookline areas? Or should I adopt?
National Pet Day is Thursday, April 11, and what better time to care for your critter? Or perhaps this is the right time to adopt a new pet. According to petdayusa.com, the day was started by celebrity pet lifestyle expert and animal welfare advocate Colleen Paige in order "to celebrate the joy pets bring to our lives and to create public awareness about the plight of many different kinds of animals awaiting a forever home in shelters all across the nation." There are a few popular Pittsburgh-area shelters where you can adopt pets, including Animal Friends along Camp Horne Road in Ohio Township and the Animal Rescue League along Hamilton Avenue in Larimer. If adoption's not for you, the immediate Dormont and Brookline areas still offer …
Thursday, February 28, 2013
Cases involving two Brookline residents were heard in Whitehall Borough this week.
Two cases involving Brookline residents were heard in the Caste Village office of Magistrate David J. Barton of District Court 05-2-17: The following results are from the recent hearings: This information originally appeared on Baldwin-Whitehall Patch. Follow Dormont-Brookline Patch on Facebook and Twitter. For more news, sign up for our email Newsletter.
Saturday, February 16, 2013
Lots of Baldwin-Whitehall area restaurants, shops and other great places can be found in our directory. Review them here!
This week's local restaurant spotlight is the Getaway Cafe, located on Sussex Avenue in Baldwin Township. Although this restaurant technically is in Baldwin, it sits on the border of Brookline and is a local favorite. Getaway offers a full menu of sandwiches and dinner entres, and has eat-in and take-out options. The restaurant also has a full-service bar, gift certificates are available and they offer a rewards program. Getaway participated in the 2012 Taste of Brookline event. Have you been to this restaurant? Review it on the Getaway Cafe directory listing. Follow Dormont-Brookline Patch on Facebook and Twitter. For more news, sign up for our email Newsletter.
Thursday, December 20, 2012
The district attorney's office requested that the charges be withdrawn.
The withdrawal of several charges against a woman whom police say assaulted three people in a November road rage incident in Baldwin Township has raised some eyebrows. While it is typical for district magistrates to grant the withdrawal of charges based on a lack of evidence, it also often occurs that the victims and/or witnesses of crimes do not wish to participate in the accused's prosecution. Such was the case of Amanda Marie Petrelli, whom a Baldwin Township police officer drew his gun at on Nov. 13 after a traffic accident involving the Dormont Borough woman escalated into violence. According to Baldwin Township police Chief Terrence P. O'Brien, Petrelli, 29, of Tennessee Avenue, punched two other women in the face and ran her vehicle…
District Judge Barton withdrew most of the charges on Tuesday.
UPDATE: Charges dropped because victims did not want to participate in prosecution. Click here to read the story. Amanda Marie Petrelli, whom Baldwin Township police say punched two other women in the face and ran her vehicle into a pedestrian in a November road-rage incident, will not face charges for those allegations, district Magistrate David J. Barton decided on Tuesday. Barton withdrew Petrelli's charges of aggravated assault, simple assault, recklessly endangering another person, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. A charge against her of driving under the influence of alcohol was waived for Allegheny County Court, where she's scheduled to be formally arraigned on Feb. 6. According to Baldwin …
Thursday, November 29, 2012
An update from a February Facchiano Contracting break-in and more Judge Barton news.
The following results are from recent hearings held in the Caste Village office of Magistrate David J. Barton of District Court 05-2-17: This information originally appeared in this article on Baldwin-Whitehall Patch. Follow Dormont-Brookline Patch on Facebook and Twitter. For more news, sign up for our email Newsletter.
Monday, November 19, 2012
A Baldwin Township police officer pulled a gun on the woman during the incident.
A Dormont Borough woman was arrested in Baldwin Township on Nov. 13 after police said she punched two women and hit a pedestrian with her car during a road rage incident. Baldwin Township police Chief Terrence P. O'Brien said police arrived at the intersection of Dewalt and Newport drives after the Dormont woman—identified as Amanda Marie Petrelli, 29, of Tennessee Avenue—had reportedly punched the other two women, a mother and daughter who were riding together in the same vehicle. All three women were involved in the same traffic accident at the intersection, O'Brien said. According to the police report, a witness saw Petrelli punch the two women while all three were standing outside their vehicles. When police arrived, Petrelli had …
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
The Democrat thanks supporters for helping her to defeat Republican Chris Cratsley.
Democrat Erin Molchany delivered a victory speech to an intimate group of supporters at Redbeard's Bar & Grill in Pittsburgh's Mount Washington neighborhood on Tuesday night. After winning her party's nomination in April for Pennsylvania's 22nd House District seat by defeating current state Rep. Martin Michael Schmotzer, Molchany had a much easier time in bettering Republican nominee Chris Cratsley in this November's general election. Just 40 minutes after polls closed in Allegheny County on Tuesday, Molchany's campaign office issued a news release declaring a win over Cratsley in the Democrat-heavy 22nd District. And about one hour later, she appeared at Redbeard's to thank her closest supporters. Watch the video above to hear part of …
Thursday, October 25, 2012
These are court results for local residents who were charged by Baldwin Township police.
The following results are from recent hearings held in the Caste Village office of Magistrate David J. Barton of District Court 05-2-17: This information originally appeared on Baldwin-Whitehall Patch. Follow Dormont-Brookline Patch on Facebook and Twitter. For more news, sign up for our email Newsletter.
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Nathan Mallory, co-owner of Cannon Coffee in Brookline, was named to Pittsburgh Magazine’s “40 Under 40” list.
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Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Just over the Brookline border, on a farm in Baldwin Township, it’s much quieter than inside the storefront of Cannon Coffee. Away from the conversation and clinking cups, a honeybee hive is Nathan Mallory’s only focus this particular Wednesday afternoon. Unless you asked directly, he probably wouldn’t offer the fact that he just received an important local honor. Pittsburgh Magazine named Mallory to its 40 Under 40 list this year, a designation he could have earned with any number of his community projects and advocacies. Urban farming is just the latest. “The opportunity to live in a city and do this is a pretty cool thing,” he said. “I grew up on a farm, but there just weren’t people around with this kind of expertise.” The 31-year-old …