Thursday, April 25, 2013
Runners should arrive early for the extra security measures and attendees will see K-9s that detect explosives along the course.
Pittsburgh and marathon officials held a news conference Thursday morning to ensure safety at the May 5 race. "I feel it's important to emphasize the actions being taken to ensure the safety for runners and spectators," Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl said. "We're making sure the terrible acts in Boston don't deter the spirit of the marathon in Pittsburgh." "The show is going on. It's going to be a great day. It's going to be a safe day," said Patrice Maramoros, director of the Pittsburgh Marathon. Pittsburgh Public Safety Director Michael Huss told runners to arrive to the race early. "There will be things in place that weren't there before," he said. He said attendees could expect to see K-9s along the course that detect explosives. He …
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
State Sen. Wayne Fontana might consider a run for the office of Mayor for the City of Pittsburgh, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.
State Sen. Wayne Fontana, D-Brookline, might consider a run for mayor of the City of Pittsburgh, according to a report by the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Fontana, 62, told the Tribune-Review he would consider a run if he gains enough political support. Supporters are said to be circulating petitions. Current City of Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl announced last week that he would not seek re-election. To read the full article, and see who the other mayoral candidates are, click here. Follow Dormont-Brookline Patch on Facebook and Twitter. For more news, sign up for our email Newsletter.
Saturday, March 2, 2013
Miss something? No sweat. Here's the week in review, Feb. 25 to March 1.
Busy week? No downtime? Missed the news? Don't sweat it. Here's a list of this week's top stories from Dormont-Brookline Patch, so you can catch up on the goods. This week on Dormont-Brookline Patch: Massive ‘Sinkhole’ Opens in Dormont Parking Lot Ravenstahl Ends Speculation, Will Not Run Again for Mayor Brookline Bust Nets $43,000 of Heroin Jazz Fundraiser at August Wilson Center Features Local Performers Dormont Library Program Explores Muslim Culture Police: Illegally Parked Cars Towed During Rush Hour Got your own news to share? Add your organization's events to our Event Calendar. Share your wedding, baby or graduation news in our Announcements section and, while you're at it, upload your photos to our Neighborhood Gallery. We'd love …
Thursday, February 28, 2013
City of Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl is expected to make an announcement about his political future within the next few days, according to several Pittsburgh media outlets.
City of Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl is expected to make a major announcement regarding his political future in Pittsburgh, according to several local news outlets. Media reports speculated that personal issues, or strain from a federal investigation of spending in the Pittsburgh Police department might be contributing factors in his announcement, although that has not been confirmed. KDKA reports that a press conference is tentatively scheduled for 1 p.m. Thursday. A report from WPXI noted that the mayor has recently been absent from planned public appearances for city business and campaign events. Ravenstahl announced his bid for re-election last Tuesday, according to the report, and will run against Bill Peduto and City Controller …
Saturday, February 23, 2013
Miss something? No sweat. Here's the week in review, Feb. 18 to Feb. 22.
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Saturday, February 23
Busy week? No downtime? Missed the news? Don't sweat it. Here's a list of this week's top stories from Dormont-Brookline Patch, so you can catch up on the goods. This week on Dormont-Brookline Patch: Where Are the Potholes in Dormont and Brookline? Ravenstahl Fires Pittsburgh Police Chief Police Offer Reward for Rite Aid Robbery Suspect Property, Vehicle Damaged After Hillsdale Ave. Accident TAKE SURVEY: CMU Students Look at Route 51 Bus Stops CMU Students to Provide Dormont Parking Study Got your own news to share? Add your organization's events to our Event Calendar. Share your wedding, baby or graduation news in our Announcements section and, while you're at it, upload your photos to our Neighborhood Gallery. We'd love to hear from you…
Saturday, January 19, 2013
Lots of Dormont-Brookline restaurants, shops and other great places can be found in our directory. Review them here!
This Saturday's local restaurant spotlight is Vinnie's Pretzel Shoppe, located on Brookline Boulevard in, of course, Brookline. Vinnie's has been a stop for Pittsburgh Food Tours. The restaurant also participated in the Taste of Brookline event in April. Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl visited the Shoppe in August, 2012 to spend the first Boulevard Bucks as part of Brookline's Shop the Line project. Have you been there? Review this restaurant on the Vinnie's Pretzel Shoppe directory page. Follow Dormont-Brookline Patch on Facebook and Twitter. For more news, sign up for our email Newsletter.
Friday, December 21, 2012
Tom Lloyd, Luke Ravenstahl join Mayors Against Illegal Guns movement.
The mayors of Dormont Borough and the City of Pittsburgh, including Brookline, have added their signatures to a gun control letter written to U.S. President Barack Obama. The letter is part of a Mayors Against Illegal Guns (MAIG) movement co-chaired by Boston Mayor Thomas Menino and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and is dated for Dec. 19, five days after a tragedy in Newtown, CT, that caused the shooting deaths of 26 people, including 20 children. Here is the letter that Dormont Mayor Tom Lloyd and Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl have added their names to: Dear President Obama, On Friday, December 14th the entire nation watched as parents stood outside the Sandy Hook Elementary School and waited, desperately hoping to be reunited with …
Thursday, August 2, 2012
Brookline is the first community to receive a new grant focused on small business districts.
A new grant will help Pittsburgh neighborhoods support their business districts, and Brookline is the first to receive it. The “Biz Buzz” program, funded by the Urban Redevelopment Authority, is a small-grant program that will fund marketing projects and other activities designed to attract people to the city’s small-business districts. City of Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl presented the grant award to the Brookline Chamber of Commerce Wednesday afternoon, in front of Cannon Coffee on Brookline Boulevard. “Our hope is to point to success stories in these communities, and then hopefully expand the program,” Ravenstahl said after the presentation. “This isn’t a large sum of money, but it is important to these communities. It shows them …
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Today is officially 'A Great Day for Hockey."
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
The Pittsburgh Penguins, Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald and Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl will hold a “Ground the Flyers” rally at the Allegheny County Courthouse Courtyard today at noon. Bob McLaughlin from the X Morning Show will emcee the event, Iceburgh the mascot is expected to attend, musical entertainment will be provided by the Kardaz Brothers and Turner’s Dairy and Snyder of Berlin will be providing some refreshments to attendees. The county executive and mayor have declared Wednesday “A Great Day for Hockey,” and they are encouraging fans to show their Penguins pride by donning the team’s colors to mark the first home game in the Stanley Cup Playoff against the Philadelphia Flyers. They are also asking those …