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, December 27, 2012
Fire companies from Dormont and Castle Shannon joined Mt. Lebanon firefighters in battling the blaze.
TRAFFIC UPDATE (3:39 p.m.): All of McNeilly Road has been reopened. A Thursday morning fire at a McNeilly Road home in Mt. Lebanon killed two people. The Post-Gazette is reporting that crews were dispatched to 916 McNeilly Rd. about 7:20 a.m. Mt. Lebanon police Deputy Chief Mike Gallagher said the house was completely engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived. In addition to Mt. Lebanon firefighters, fire companies from Dormont and Castle Shannon boroughs also responded. The Allegheny County fire marshal is investigating the cause and origin of the fire, but the blaze is not suspicious, according to the Post-Gazette. Also according to the P-G, the Allegheny County Medical Examiner's Office identified the couple as Dennis Miller, 61, …
Friday, July 20, 2012
Part of the popular route is closed.
Heavy rain has led to flooding, which has caused McNeilly Road—from Route 88 to approximately Sussex Avenue—to close on Friday afternoon. Emergency workers are on the scene trying to control water and direct cars away from the area. Motorists may use Pearce Road/Dewalt Drive on the Baldwin Township-Mt. Lebanon border to get around the flooding. McNeilly runs through Baldwin Township and the Pittsburgh neighborhoods of Brookline and Overbrook.
Monday, June 11, 2012
Traffic restrictions through early July.
Residents of Mt. Lebanon, Dormont Borough and the Pittsburgh neighborhoods of Brookline and Overbrook might want to consider other plans for their morning and evening commutes for a while. McNeilly Road traffic could come to a crawl—and often a stop—as crews from the Allegheny County Department of Public Works perform daylong milling and asphalt repaving on that road from June 11 through July 5. From 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Mondays through Thursdays, traffic may be limited on McNeilly to alternating, single-lane use from Route 88 in Overbrook to Midland Street on the border of Mt. Lebanon and Dormont. Restrictions may also occur on Fridays if inclement weather conditions affect the work schedule. Traffic will be controlled by flaggers and …
Thursday, March 1, 2012
The Salvation Army Community Center on McNeilly Road is offering after-school programs for Keystone Oaks students.
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- Erin Faulk
Thursday, March 1, 2012
Keystone Oaks students have new after-school options—including access to a computer lab, gymnasium and workout equipment—courtesy of the Salvation Army. The Salvation Army’s Community Center on McNeilly Road is offering a variety of services for Keystone Oaks students, including an after-school tutoring and mentoring program, access to a computer lab, Wii gaming stations, and to the “Steelers Fitness Center,” which features fitness equipment for youth and adults. The gymnasium, basketball court, shuffleboard and walking track also will be open. A children’s outreach and character building program, as well as drama, dance and specialized fitness classes, will be available soon. The after-school services are free, and are available Monday …
Saturday, January 28, 2012
News from Baldwin Township Police.
A Baldwin Township police officer stopped a motorist—Ian Livingston, 28, of Chelton Ave. in Pittsburgh's Brookline neighborhood—at around 2:35 a.m. on Jan. 15 after reporting that Livingston sped and drove erratically through Baldwin Township's 400 block of McNeilly Road. Upon approaching Livingston, the officer reported smelling alcohol. The officer put Livingston through field-sobriety tests, which he reported that he failed, before arresting him and taking him to St. Clair Hospital for a blood test. Livingston has been released, and results of his blood test are pending.