Tuesday, May 21, 2013
William Peduto will be the Democratic candidate for Pittsburgh mayor in the fall general election.
Bill Peduto will be the Democratic candidate for Pittsburgh mayor in the fall general election after defeating Jack Wagner. Peduto garnered 52 percent of the Democratic votes to Wagner's 40 percent. The two were predicted to be the Democratic front runners in the race. To see Peduto's victory speech on WPXI-TV, click here. Also running were Democrats Jake Wheatley, who captured 8 percent of the Democratic votes and A.J. Richardson, who got 1 percent. The unofficial vote tallies are: Results will not be official until they are certified by the Allegheny County Division of Elections. For complete results, click here. Josh Wander ran unopposed on the Republican ticket.
Sunday, March 24, 2013
Or does it act more as a business? And what about the other major nonprofits in the area?
In a June 2012 "Taxpayer Alert," Allegheny County Controller Chelsa Wagner questioned the fairness of nonprofits that have expanded their roles beyond the traditional definition of a charitable organization, but still maintain tax-exempt status. "In these challenging financial times, it is our duty and responsibility to address the questions raised by a recent Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruling and determine if properties are used for a truly charitable purpose," Wagner said in the report. "While exemptions are justified for clearly charitable organizations such as churches, soup kitchens and many others, some are plainly unfair." A 2012 state Supreme Court decision has given local governments a tool to challenge the loopholes in a five-…
Saturday, March 2, 2013
This year’s PennDOT construction work will include $282 million worth of road and bridge improvement projects. The biggest projects are reconstruction of the Squirrel Hill Tunnels and Liberty Tubes. Find out if the roads you travel on will be fixed.
This year’s PennDOT construction work will include $282 million worth of road and bridge improvement projects that hit every corner of Allegheny County. About half of the money being spent on road projects in the county will be spent on bridge reconstruction. PennDOT District 11 Executive Dan Cessna said during a Friday morning press conference that the “most impactful” project in the Pittsburgh area will be reconstruction of the outbound lanes of the Squirrel Tunnels. That project is expected to cost close to $50 million and will include weekend closures beginning on March 22. There will also be various single-lane closures during nights to allow for work. “You’re going to see a ton of work this summer.” Construction also continues on the…
Thursday, February 7, 2013
There are numerous great restaurants in the area, so we at Patch picked a few of our favorite fine dining establishments that we think you and your significant other would love to try. Check them out and book your reservation soon!
Valentine’s Day is a week away and plenty of restaurants in the South Hills are offering special dinners for a romantic evening. There are numerous great restaurants in the area, so we at Patch picked a few of our favorite fine dining establishments that we think you and your significant other would love to try. But you better book your reservations now, because most of these places are filling up fast for the evening of Thursday, Feb. 14. We’ve compiled a list of several restaurants with their locations, phone numbers and websites. Look below to see if the restaurant closest to you is offering any dinner specials. Is your favorite restaurant not on this list? Add it to the comments section below! Franco's Trattoria in Dormont Phone: 412…
Friday, February 1, 2013
The National Weather Service is forecasting 2 to 4 inches in the Pittsburgh area this weekend and nearly a foot in high elevations.
Two Clipper-type systems will mean lots of snow in western Pennsylvania this weekend, according to the National Weather Service. A winter weather advisory for snow is in effect from 10 a.m. Saturday to 7 p.m. Sunday. The weather service forecasts snow accumulations of 2 to 4 inches. Those totals could go as high as 6 to 10 inches in the higher ridge elevations. The snow will begin mid-morning Saturday and end Sunday evening, with the heaviest snow coming Saturday afternoon into midday Sunday, NWS states on its website. A winter weather advisory for snow means snowfall will cause travel difficulties—be prepared for snow-covered roads and limited visibility. If you have weather photos, please share them with your neighbors by posting them …
Monday, January 28, 2013
Here's a look at five local job listings.
Here are the latest job openings in or near the Dormont and Brookline area. To see more information on each job, click on the link. Real Estate Agent with Howard Hanna (South Hills) Join the team at Howard Hanna Real Estate Services, the fourth largest real estate broker in the United States. Currently seeking qualified applicants to fill Sales Associate positions in the South Hills. Cashier at Three Rivers Chrysler (Dormont) Looking for someone to work part time on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturdays. Call Jackie at 412-343-1200. Auto Lot Attendant at Rohrich Toyota (Beechview) Immediate need for someone in the position. Full- and part-time positions available. Drivers license required and must pass background check. Companion/…
Sunday, January 27, 2013
The 16-year-old has been missing since Oct. 23, 2012.
Courtney Baltimore, 16, has been missing from her home in Pittsburgh since Oct. 23, 2012. According to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, she might have traveled to Hazelwood or Philadelphia. She is described as 6 feet tall, 180 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. She has a heart tattooed on her right hand. Anyone with information should contact the Pittsburgh Police Department at 412-255-2937 or the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children at 1-800-THE-LOST (843-5678). For more information about this and other missing person cases, visit Pennsylvania Missing Persons, NamUs or the Doe Network. Follow Dormont-Brookline Patch on Facebook and Twitter. For more news, sign up for our email Newsletter.
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Meteorologists are tracking a small snowstorm coming into western Pennsylvania that will bring about an inch of snow to the South Hills by Wednesday morning.
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Tuesday, January 15
Meteorologists are tracking a small snowstorm coming into western Pennsylvania that will bring about an inch of snow to the South Hills, including Dormont and Brookline, by Wednesday morning. Dennis Sims, a meteorologist at Air Science Consultants in Bridgeville, expects a “wet snow” to move into the South Hills of Pittsburgh around 10 p.m. Tuesday before it changes over to sleet overnight. “It will for some slippery travel later tonight,” Sims said. Temperatures are expected to hover around 30 degrees overnight before the sleet changes over to rain Wednesday morning. Sims said they expect about an inch of accumulations, which could bring some slippery spots during the morning commute, but “no major problems.” The higher elevations of the …
Sunday, January 13, 2013
She took only her ID and Social Security cards when she left her Hazelwood home.
When Lonnett Myer Jackson left her home in the 5100 block of Chaplain Way in Pittsburgh's Hazelwood neighborhood sometime after 11 a.m. on April 11, 2006, she left behind her cell phone, keys and money. Relatives think she took her identification and Social Security cards, though. But she has not been seen or heard from since that day. At the time of her disappearance, Lonnett was 46 years old, 192 pounds and between 5-foot-3 to 5-foot-6. She had graying black hair and brown eyes, a surgical scare on the right side of her head near the hairline, a scar from a Cesarean section and pierced ears. She was dressed in a white undershirt, black sleeveless hooded jacket, dark blue warmup pants and white athletic shoes. She was also known by her …
Sunday, January 6, 2013
Troy Bogdan of Bridgeville says he caught the “acting bug” after a back injury sidelined him from working on his Crawford County organic farm last April. He played an extra in the new movie "Promised Land" that hits theaters Friday.
Troy Bogdan, an organic farmer living in Bridgeville, says he caught the “acting bug” after a back injury sidelined him from working on his Crawford County farm last year. An audition for a role as an extra last May has snowballed into a flurry of acting parts in several movies filming around western Pennsylvania, including the major production of “Promised Land,” which opened in theaters Friday morning. “I’ve been a fan of movies all my life, but I never thought I would be working for them,” Bogdan said. “It’s a hobby and we’ll see where it goes. I don’t have any expectations of being a movie star, but maybe it can lead to part-time income to supplement the farm income. I’ll do it as long as I’m still having fun.” The work started after …