Friday, January 25, 2013
At Wednesday's special legislative meeting, the substitute superintendent, and representatives from TREK Development and Rothschild Doyno Collaborative, provided details to the public.
Woodland Hills School Board is expected to vote on Monday on whether to approve or reject the sale of the current administrative office building on Greensburg Pike and move of the staff to leased office space in Braddock. The proposal has advocates on both sides of the issue, with some favoring TREK Development Group's proposal to build 48 units of senior housing on the Greensburg Pike and move the administrative staff to new office space on the site of the former UPMC Braddock hospital. Others prefer the idea of retaining the property for future use, finding space for the staff in one of the district's existing buildings, or considering other ideas for the site and staff. In an effort to provide the public with background about the …
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Forest Hills resident questions benefit to district's children if administration building is sold and offices moved to Braddock.
Thursday, January 24
Open Letter to Woodland Hills School Board: As a Forest Hills resident, district taxpayer, and parent, I urge caution to the Woodland Hills School Board with regard to the TREK proposals to relocate district administrative offices and sell district property. TREK’s proposal offers no strong financial argument and no clear benefit to the district. Leasing space (regardless of in which community) would create a new cost that will ultimately lead to higher taxes for all district residents without providing any direct benefit to most. I look to the school board to find ways to reduce district costs and thus my taxes, not to raise them. And where is the benefit to students? None of what I’ve heard about this proposal addresses how students …
Woodland Hills School Board will resume the discussion about and then vote on the possible sale of the administration building in Churchill and moving offices to Braddock on Monday night at 7 p.m.
Woodland Hills School Board will have the weekend to mull over two presentations, and a number of citizen comments and questions, before reconvening Monday, Jan. 28, to vote on whether to sell the district administrative office building in Churchill and move to leased space in Braddock. (Those interesting in speaking at the meeting, see information at end of story.) TREK Development Group of Pittsburgh has offered to buy the administration building at 2430 Greensburg Pike for $625,000. The group would raze the former Churchill Elementary School building and construct a senior citizen apartment building with about 48 units. TREK is also offering to lease office space to the school district in a new building being constructed on the site of …
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
The meeting at Woodland Hills High School auditorium begins at 7 p.m.
Woodland Hills School Board will hold a special legislative meeting at 7 p.m. tonight (Wednesday) to consider and possibly vote on the sale of administration building and discuss the possible move of the administrative staff to offices in Braddock. The meeting will take place at the Woodland Hills High School auditorium, 2550 Greensburg Pike, Churchill. Speakers were required to register by Jan. 22 but public comment will be taken at the end of the meeting. The meeting will include presentations by Substitute Superintendent Alan Johnson and TREK Development Group of Pittsburgh, which has offered to buy the administration building at 2430 Greensburg Pike for $625,000. The group would raze the former Churchill Elementary School building, now…
Friday, January 18, 2013
Julian Sims is apprehended Thursday on charges stemming from an incident in McKeesport where four people were shot.
Julian L. Sims, the suspect in a New Year’s Eve shooting that injured four people when he allegedly crashed a party in McKeesport, has been arrested by U.S. Marshals Task Force Officers at approximately 4:30 pm this afternoon in the 400 block of Stokes Ave in Braddock. Allegheny County police issued a warrant for Julian Sims, 20, on charges of criminal attempt homicide, four counts of aggravated assault, four counts of recklessly endangering others and firearms violations following the New Year’s Eve incident. The shooting happened at approximately 3:12 a.m., according to county police. McKeesport police responded to 1506 Versailles Ave. for a shooting with multiple victims. Upon securing the scene they requested the investigative …
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Opinions are divided on whether to retain the Greensburg Pike building or sell it to a developer and move administrators to new, leased offices in Braddock.
Editor's Note: This story has been updated to reflect the location of next week's meeting and information about residents speaking on the issue. Woodland Hills School Board will hold a special meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23, to discuss a proposal to sell the administration building in Churchill and move district administrators to new, leased offices in Braddock. The meeting will be held in the Woodland Hills High School auditorium. To register to speak, call and/or email Tomeka Billingsley at 412-731-1300, ext. 0124 or email@example.com. This is now being billed as a special legislative meeting where the board has the ability to vote on the sale and move to Braddock. The board decided to postpone voting on the sale Wednesday night …
Friday, January 4, 2013
Voting in the statewide contest ends Jan. 18.
The Monongahela River flows at the edge of Swissvale, Braddock and Rankin —and here's a chance to let others know how valuable the river is to the local area. The Mon has been nominated for 2013 Pennsylvania River of the Year, one of six waterways nominated across the state—the Juniata River and Swatara Creek in south central Pennsylvania, Kiskiminetas and Monongahela rivers in the southwest, Lackawanna River in the northeast and Schuylkill River in the southeast. “Individually, each of these waterways showcases unique natural resources and recreational potential,” said Richard J. Allan, state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources secretary. “Collectively, they demonstrate just how blessed Pennsylvania is with its wealth of …
Monday, December 17, 2012
The Braddock organizations serves the Mon Valley communities.
Heritage Community Initiatives of Braddock has appointed four new members to its board of directors. They are: Lois Bradley, The Bradley Partnerships Inc.; Nneka Hawthorne, Allegheny County Department of Human Services; Jeffrey Leber, Rivers of Steel National Heritage Area; and Paul Leger, retired, Braddock Borough manager. Bradley is founder, president and CEO at The Bradley Partnership Inc., a leading organizational development consulting firm that enhances business performance through organizational assessments, HR audits, talent recruiting and retention as well as leadership development initiatives. With 30 years of experience in developing and re-engineering organizations, Bradley has a demonstrated ability to exhibit strong …
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Documentary follows the popular mayor of Braddock through a day with his family and his town.
Braddock Mayor John Fetterman has made it from news to late night talk shows and to the White House for his efforts to improve the once-booming steel town. Now, he's made it to Hulu, an online site that helps people find and enjoy the premium video content when, where and how they want it. To view the documentary, which runs about 22 minutes, click here. _______________________ Forest Hills-Regent Square Patch is on Facebook and on Twitter. Don't forget to sign up for our daily email newsletter by clicking here.
Monday, September 24, 2012
Heritage must raise a match of $6,000 to receive the Imagination Playground™ and is seeking corporate or individual contributions to help bring this resource to the children of Braddock.
Dr Pepper Snapple Group and national nonprofit KaBOOM! awarded Heritage Community Initiatives a $15,000 Let’s Play Grant to use toward the purchase of an Imagination Playground in a Box™ play system. The grant is part of Let’s Play, a community partnership led by Dr Pepper Snapple Group to get kids and families active nationwide. In 2011, as part of Let’s Play, Dr Pepper Snapple Group made a $15 million, three-year commitment to KaBOOM!, the national nonprofit that is saving play by ensuring there is a great place to play within walking distance of every child. Together through Let’s Play, Dr Pepper Snapple Group and KaBOOM! will build or fix up 2,000 playgrounds by the end of 2013, benefiting an estimated 5 million children across North …