Sunday, May 5, 2013
The Rev. Ron Breight shared a column with Patch.
Many years have passed since the great singer and performer, Elvis Presley, died on August 16, 1977. The loss of Elvis was so profound for many that they often claimed to see him back from the dead. This phenomenon rose to the point where Elvis sightings have become an urban legend. In reality, Elvis is gone. His autopsy is on file. It is planned to be released to the public in 2027 (fifty years after his death), which will give proof of his demise. An opposite phenomenon occurred after Jesus’ death. There were many proofs that He indeed was alive again. The Gospels record some of the “sightings” for us. Jesus appeared to the men who were travelling to Emmaus. Jesus visited Thomas and the other disciples who were gathered together in a …
Thursday, May 2, 2013
The hit-and-run accident occurred on Greensburg Pike Wednesday morning.
A woman is in critical condition after being hit by a school bus in Forest Hills on Wednesday. According to WPXI, Alberta Slaczka was taking a walk Wednesday morning when she was hit by a school bus. According to WTAE, she was hit at about 8 a.m. on Carl Avenue and then dragged onto Greensburg Pike. The driver of the bus reportedly drove off. Slaczka suffered a broken hip and broken ribs. Police closed Greensburg Pike from Marion Avenue to Elizabeth Street for several hours following the accident. They continue to investigate the incident. On Thursday morning, officers were stopping motorists and asking if they had seen or heard anything. If anyone has information about the accident, call police at 412-351-7330. Check back with Patch for …
Check out these photos and videos from the school's play.
Students at East Catholic School in Forest Hills showed off their acting skills for the community and their classmates last weekend. This year's Shakespeare production of "Much Ado About Nothing" featured the school's sixth, seventh and eighth grade students. In an Italian setting, singing and dancing add to the excitement of the interactions of heroes, villains, and quarreling lovers. Words and actions are misinterpreted as new groups of people meet. A funeral is held for someone who has not really died, and weddings end this play in true Shakespearean form. ______________________ "Like" Patch on Facebook. | Follow us on Twitter. | Sign up for our daily email newsletter.
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Here's a look at some local job 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. Assessment Specialist for Holy Family Institute (Swissvale) The Assessment Specialist provides service planning, counseling, parent education, case management, risk assessment, facilitating family communication and identifying mental health risk and services for both children and adults. Services are provided in the family’s home. GoGetter at GetGo (Regent Square) The GetGo on South Braddock Avenue is seeking a part-time employee. Responsibilities include manning the register and watching customers at the gas pumps. Addictions Counselor for Pyramid Healthcare Inc. (Wilkinsburg) Responsible…
Monday, April 22, 2013
Forest Hills District Justice Thomas Caulfield heard several cases on April 17.
The following cases went before Forest Hills District Justice Thomas Caulfield on April 17: ______________________ "Like" Patch on Facebook. | Follow us on Twitter. | Sign up for our daily email newsletter.
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Friday, April 19, 2013
Forest Hills Council will continue to discuss the possibility of allowing people to raise chickens and bees at the committee level.
Forest Hills residents remain divided about whether or not people should be allowed to raise chickens and bees in the borough. At Wednesday's council meeting, many residents in the packed council chambers continued to discuss the pros and cons about changing the current borough ordinance that prohibits urban farming. Officials also stressed that the discussions are ongoing and will continue. Those in favor of changing the ordinance highlighted a resident's freedom of choice to live greener lifestyles, and to eat fresh, organic food. Those opposing it submitted petitions and raised concerns about safety, health, enforcement and property values. Resident Anna Chorazi, a former pediatrician, said she remembered when the borough did allow …
There are plenty of opportunities for residents who want to be involved.
Volunteers are needed to serve on several Forest Hils Borough committees. According to the Forest Hills Borough website, most terms begin on March 1 and vary in length from 2 to 5 years. However, vacancies may open throughout the year and volunteers are always welcome and needed. For most committees, it is required that volunteers be a borough resident. Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest and a resume or biography to the borough office. Here is a list of committees and boards in the borough: Anyone interested in volunteering should contact the office at 412-351-7330 or 2071 Ardmore Blvd., Pittsburgh, PA 15221. ______________________ "Like" Patch on Facebook. | Follow us on Twitter. | Sign up for our daily email …
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Here's a PennDOT update.
Work to replace a traffic monitoring camera on the Parkway East will occur on today, April 17, weather permitting. To allow the work to occur, a single lane closure will occur on the outbound (eastbound) Parkway East between the Edgewood/Swissvale (Exit 77) and Wilkinsburg/Forest Hills (Exit 78) interchanges from 9 a.m. to noon. Motorists should use caution, slow down, and expect stop conditions when traveling through the area. Visit 511pa.com or call 511 from any phone to check traffic conditions on most major roadways before traveling. ______________________ "Like" Patch on Facebook. | Follow us on Twitter. | Sign up for our daily email newsletter.
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Here are the Forest Hills police reports for April 7 to 12.
An East Pittsburgh police car was damaged after an accident with a deer on Ardmore Boulevard in Forest Hills. On April 7, Forest Hills police were dispatched the intersection of Ardmore Boulevard and Braddock Road after an East Pittsburgh police officer reported hitting a deer just before 4 a.m. According to police, the marked 2011 police cruiser sustained major damage to the passenger headlight, front fender and hood. The following incidents also were reported to the Forest Hills Police Department: April 7 April 9 April 10 ______________________ "Like" Patch on Facebook. | Follow us on Twitter. | Sign up for our daily email newsletter.