Friday, May 10, 2013
Pittsburgh Police Zone 6 crime update, May 1 to May 5.
This information was supplied by Pittsburgh Police, and is a report for crimes and arrests in Zone 6. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction. A map of the Zone 6 area can be found here. A number of thefts, including stolen vehicles and items stolen from homes in Brookline, Beechview and Banksville, were reported to Pittsburgh police in the past week. Theft Stolen vehicle Criminal Mischief Arrests Join Patch for more community news or join us on Facebook and Twitter.
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Pittsburgh police are warning residents to keep cars locked and remove valuables from sight after several thefts in the area.
Following several theft-from-vehicle reports in the Banksville and Beechview neighborhoods, Pittsburgh police are warning residents to lock their cars, and to remove or hide valuable items from sight when cars are left unattended. On May 2, a license place was reported stolen from a vehicle parked near Hampshire and Cape May avenues in Beechview. The following thefts occurred overnight between May 4 and May 5 in Banksville: Those with information can contact Pittsburgh Police Zone 6 detectives. Join Patch for more community news or join us on Facebook and Twitter.
Friday, April 19, 2013
The work of more than 13,000 volunteers from neighborhoods, schools, businesses and organizations have made it possible for communities in 20 counties to enjoy 135 gardens.
While driving in the region, have you noticed the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy's community gardens? These gardens, which are planted by volunteers each spring, including the ones in the Dormont-Brookline area, have helped to beautify the region. According to the conservancy's website, corporate and organizational sponsorships and the work of more than 13,000 volunteers from neighborhoods, schools, businesses and other organizations have made it possible for communities in 20 counties to enjoy 135 gardens. Volunteers are needed to help with this spring's community flower garden planting. Groups, families and individuals interested in helping to plant neighborhood gardens should contact Lynn McGuire-Olzak at 412-586-2324 or at lolzak@…
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Here's a list of some places to take items that should not be sent to landfills or placed at the curb.
Although Earth Day is officially April 22, it's not too early for residents of Dormont Borough and Brookline to begin to look at ways to be more environmentally friendly. The following is a list of items, provided in part by the Allegheny County Health Department, that should not be in landfills and generally aren't collected through municipal recycling. Listed below those items are places at which those items can be disposed/recycled. Appliances Tube City, West Mifflin Borough Appliance Warehouse, South Side Local Goodwill Stores may also accept some small appliances. Automotive Oils PetroMax, Collier Township Batteries Batteries Plus, Castle Shannon Borough Pennsylvania Resources Council, South Side Batteries, Automobile Batteries Plus, …
Thursday, April 4, 2013
Zone 6 police blotter, March 25 to March 31.
Pittsburgh police reported a number of marijuana arrests, as well as other crimes, in the Brookline and Beechview neighborhoods between March 25 and March 31. Burglary Theft from vehicle Arrests This information was supplied by Pittsburgh Police, and is a report for crimes and arrests in Zone 6. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction. A map of the Zone 6 area can be found here. Follow Dormont-Brookline Patch on Facebook and Twitter. For more news, sign up for our email Newsletter.
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Drugs and a large amount of cash were found in a car during a traffic stop on Broadway Avenue.
Drugs and a large amount of cash were found in a car during a routine traffic stop on Broadway Avenue in Beechview, according to a report from Pittsburgh Police. According to the police report, an officer stopped a car in the 1700 block of Broadway Avenue just after 9 p.m. on March 30 for speeding. The driver was unable to produce a drivers license, and according to the report, officers smelled marijuana inside the car. Officers recovered a large amount of marijuana in vacuum-sealed bags, stored inside a computer bag in the car. A plastic bag containing $13,300 of cash and a 40-caliber round of ammunition also were found in the car. No weapons were found. The driver, identified as Alejandro Hernandez or Alejandro Fernandez, 22, of …
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Brookline, Beechview police blotter, March 18 to March 24.
A BB gun was used in three different cases of criminal mischief, all in the 1800 block of Fallowfield Avenue in Beechview, between March 23 and March 24. The first instance occurred between 9 p.m. on March 23 and 9 a.m. on March 24, when a BB gun was used to shoot the window and the side of a vehicle parked on the street. Two more cases followed. The window of a home in the same block was shot with a BB gun on March 24 between 2 a.m. and 10:05 a.m, and damage to a second vehicle in that block—a broken window—was reported at 8:45 a.m. Those with information can contact Pittsburgh Police. Callers can remain anonymous. Also in the blotter: Theft Theft from vehicle Arrest This information was supplied by Pittsburgh Police, and is a report for …
Monday, March 25, 2013
Here's a look at some local job listings.
Here are some of the latest job openings in and near the Dormont-Brookline area. To see more information on each job, click on the links below. Wendy's Crew Member (Beechview) Wendy's of West Liberty Avenue is looking for another crew member to work in a fast-paced, high-energy environment where everyone on the team works together and knows how to have fun. Price and Signage Coordinator (South Hills Village) Dick's Sporting Goods is seeking a full-time price and signage coordinator at its South Hills Village location to ensure that all merchandise is accurately priced and signed. Field Repair-Jewelry Jared: The Galleria of Jewelry is seeking a full-time person to pursue a career in jewelry design and repair with Sterling Jewelers, Jared's …
Friday, March 22, 2013
Here is a list of resources, events and services in honor of the Jewish observance.
It's almost time to break out the matzo. Passover arrives on March 25 this year, when Jews across the world will come together to retell the Exodus story over four cups of wine (or grape juice for those who can't indulge), and of course, a large, festive feast. Passover Traditions As the story goes, during their flight from slavery, the Jews did not have enough time for their dough to rise, resulting in a flaky cracker that is eaten instead of bread for a full week during Passover. The diet changes go beyond bread, however, and depend on family tradition. As a general rule, just look for the "Kosher for Passover" label, which, thankfully, spreads to more products year after year. Prior to the observance, Jews clean their homes and get rid …
Monday, March 11, 2013
Here are some local job listings in the Dormont-Brookline area.
Here are some of the latest job openings in and near the Dormont-Brookline area. To see more information on each job, click on the links below. Graphic Design Intern at Industry Weapon (Dormont) The design intern will assist with creating custom assets for new Industry Weapon customers. The intern will work side-by-side with smart, passionate, tech-savvy guys and gals-receiving mentorship, training, and experience on real projects. System/Network Administrator for CEI (Mt. Lebanon) Duties include providing technical support for the office staff; networks, telephone systems, and general technical administration. Summer Childcare Needed (15216 ZIP) Beginning June 10, 2013, a local family will need child care for their children, ages 12 and …