Wednesday, May 22, 2013
If you've missed Vinnie Pies, you're in luck!
Vinnie Pie lovers, get those taste buds ready! According to the Post Gazette, owner Toni Zollner's attorney, Frank Rapp, said Vincent's Pizza in North Braddock could be reopening in the next few months. The Route 30 landmark—just over the Forest Hills border—was ordered to close last spring. The pizza shop was started by Vincent Chianese, Zollner's father, in 1950. One of the licensees,Chianese's business partner John Bellissimo (B&C Pizza Inc.), stopped paying the necessary royalties after Chianese died in March 2010. He owed $42,000. According to the Vincent's Pizza Park Facebook page, the Route 30 located is expected to reopen in June. The page's moderator said they are going "back to the basics" and indicated that the location has been…
Monday, May 20, 2013
The primary election is Tuesday. See which area races are contested.
The Pennsylvania primary election is on Tuesday, and there are some contested races in the Forest Hills-Regent Square area. Candidates are seeking their party's nomination to appear on the ballot during the November general election. Here's a look at who is on the ballot: Woodland Hills School Board At-large, 4-year term (1 seat) Republicans—Maria Athens, Michael Belmonte, Jon Coulter, Colleen Filiak and Fred Kuhn Democrats—Jeff Hanchett, Dennis Robinson, Maria Athens, Michael Belmonte, Jon Coulter, Colleen Filiak and Fred Kuhn. At-large, 2-year term (1 seat) Republican—Fred Kuhn Democrat—Jeff Hanchett and Fred Kuhn Region 2, 4-year term (1 seat) Republicans—Jon Coulter and Fred Kuhn Democrats—Robert Clanagan, Jeff Hanchett, Jon Coulter …
Find out where to vote, how the Voter ID Law affects you and what to do if you're voting for the first time or at a new polling place.
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Thursday, May 16, 2013
Need a job? Check out these listings!
Here are some of the latest job openings in and near the Forest Hills-Regent Square area. To see more information on each job, click on the links below. Summer Nanny (Forest Hills) A family is seeking a part-time nanny for two children from June 3 to Aug. 14. Summer Nanny (Swissvale) Nanny needed for three children Monday through Friday from June 18 to Aug. 18. Dog Walker (Regent Square) Family is seeking a mid-day dog walker for its 15-week-old boxer mix puppy. Medical Secretary (Point Breeze) Outpatient dialysis facility in Point Breeze is seeking highly motivated and friendly individual for a part-time (30 hours per week) medical secretary position. Must have knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and medical terminology. To look for more…
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Many residents in the Sherwood neighborhood are unhappy about noise and traffic coming from a Hosanna House facility.
Forest Hills and Wilkinsburg officials are expected to meet with representatives of Hosanna House International to discuss some noise and traffic issues stemming from the Sherwood Event Center. The meeting, which is an attempt to address the concerns of unhappy residents in Forest Hills' Sherwood Road neighborhood, is scheduled for Thursday, May 16. A representative of the neighborhood also will attend the closed meeting. The Sherwood Event Center, located at the end of Sherwood Road, is technically located in Wilkinsburg Borough. However, there only is one way to get there, and that's on Sherwood Road in Forest Hills. Many neighborhood residents have flooded council chambers in recent months to discuss problems with traffic, speeding, …
Monday, May 13, 2013
Forest Hills Judge Thomas Caulfield heard three cases last week.
Forest Hills District Judge heard the following cases on May 8: Join Patch for more community news or join us on Facebook and Twitter.
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Temperatures Sunday night through Monday morning are expected to dip below freezing.
Temperatures Sunday night through Monday morning are expected to dip below freezing. Loading... Upload Photos and Videos Got a plan to protect your plants? The National Weather Service in Pittsburgh has issued a freeze warning from 1 a.m. to 9 a.m. Monday. A freeze warning means sub-freezing temperatures are imminent or highly likely. In addition, frost is expected not only Sunday night, but Monday night as well. Here's a more detailed look at the forecast: Join Patch for more community news or join us on Facebook and Twitter.
Friday, May 10, 2013
Forest Hills officials are expected to move forward with allowing residents to raise chickens and bees.
Forest Hills residents interested in raising bees and chickens might be able to do so in the next few months—but they want people in the community to be educated about urban farming. Next Wednesday, borough council is expected to approve the advertisement of an ordinance regulating the raising of bees and chickens. Once the proposed law is publicly advertised, officials will be ready to approve or reject it in June. Council had discussed separating the bee and chicken ordinances, but during a straw vote, the majority agreed to keep them together. Councilman Mike Belmonte said he hoped to hold off on the matter in an attempt to educate the community about urban farming. Officials agreed to continue with the process to pass the law and to …
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Alberta A. Slaczka, 67, died on Wednesday following a school bus accident in Forest Hills last week.
Thursday, May 9
Funeral services will be held this weekend for the victim of a school bus accident in Forest Hills. Alberta A. (Mignogna) "Bunny" Slaczka, 67, of Wilkins Township, formerly of Pitcairn, passed away Wednesday, May 8, 2013. She was the loving wife of Stanley J. Slaczka of 47 years; cherished mother of Nicole Salera and her husband, Tony, of North Huntingdon, and her devoted son, Stanley "Stush" Slaczka, of Wilkins Township; adoring grandmother of Ryan and Nathan Salera, of North Huntingdon; caring sister of Donna McNinch and her husband, Ron, of Webster, N.Y.; special aunt of Stephanie Fix and her husband, William, and Renee Campbell and her husband, Rick; and great aunt of Matthew Campbell, of Rochester, N.Y.; and also survived by several …
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Alberta Slaczka, 67, has died after being hit by a school bus last week.
A woman who was hit by a school bus in Forest Hills last week has died, according to WTAE. Alberta Slaczka, 67, of Wilkins underwent surgery at UPMC Mercy for a broken hip and broken ribs following the May 1 accident on Greensburg Pike. Ernest Brevard, 71, is accused of hitting Slaczka with his bus and leaving the scene of the accident. According to court documents, he faces charges of accidents involving death or personal injury, immediate notice of accident to police, false reports, careless driving, reckless driving and failure to stop at a stop sign. Allegheny County police filed the charges. His preliminary hearing before Forest Hills District Judge Thomas Caulfield was scheduled for today. The rescheduled date is unknown at this time…