Monday, February 25, 2013
The steel company will bring guest readers and donate books to preschoolers.
U.S. Steel Corp. will bring guest readers and donate books to the Heritage 4 Kids Early Learning Center in Braddock to celebrate Read Across America Day next month. Local community members will also be coming to the center at 404 Braddock Ave. at 9 a.m. March 1 to read to 70 preschool children. The guests will read books about safety, including themes of stranger danger, bullying and how to call 911. “U. S. Steel is committed to helping the communities where we operate, and we are thrilled to partner with Heritage Community Initiatives to encourage a joy for reading at 4 Kids,” said Sue Kapusta, general manager of community affairs at U. S. Steel. “It is our hope that this program is one of the first steps toward building one of the most …
Monday, January 28, 2013
The school board voted Monday night to enter a sales and lease agreement with TREK Development Group.
Woodland Hills School Board, by a 5-4 vote, decided to enter an option agreement to sell the current administration building on Greensburg Pike for $625,000 to TREK Development Group and lease office space in TREK's Braddock Overlook Development at a cost of $125,000 a year. The lease will be for three years with a no-penalty, opt-out clause in favor of the district and contingent upon TREK taking ownership of the property at 2430 Greensburg Pike. The terms of the sale and lease are subject to negotiation, approval and execution of a lease agreement and option agreement acceptable to the board within 45 days of Jan. 28. Those agreements would have to come back to the board and be approved before the sale and lease agreements are finalized…
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 17, 2012
Carrie Nardini started “I Made It! Market” to give local crafters more business opportunities. Now the market caters to hundreds of local artists.
Carrie Nardini and Nina Barbuto were at a craft fair at Carnegie Mellon University in 2007 when they began talking about opportunity—or the lack thereof. Both young women are crafters, but at the time there weren’t many places for local people to sell handmade items. The women were on the verge of creating “I Made It! Market,” an organization that now includes hundreds of local crafters, artists and makers. “It was really the resurgence of people selling and wanting handmade things, but there sort of wasn’t anywhere for those makers to go,” Nardini said. “We thought, ‘let’s just make this happen, and make this happen all the time.’” One of the first I Made It! shows was in the front yard of Braddock Mayor John Fetterman. Now, the shows …
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Pittsburgh crowd cheers 'Here We Go, Ryan, Here We Go' as candidate swings Steelers' Terrible Towel during gathering at Beaver Steel in Rosslyn Farms.
As visiting Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan took the stage in Carnegie Tuesday morning, the crowd loudly cheered, “Here we go, Ryan, here we go.” Thousands of supporters attended the rally at Beaver Steel, a family-owned small business in Rosslyn Farms Borough. Ryan swung a Terrible Towel as he entered the stage and sported it in his back pocket for the remainder of his speech. He spoke on economic growth, creating jobs, the principles of a good leader and “the American Dream.” "The United States can have a society of prosperity, or stick to a nation of debt, a welfare state of the debt crisis," the Republican candidate told the crowd. “Obama didn’t change his tune, he didn’t moderate, he went far left. Now all he has left…
Friday, August 17, 2012
Over the next two weeks, Patch will share a series of YouTube videos showing how urban pioneers like Mayor John Fetterman are creating a new frontier in this neighboring Woodland Hills community.
Two years ago, Levi Strauss & Co. began a collaboration in Braddock, investing in the town's community center, public library and urban farm. The result was a campaign that tells the story of Braddock's people. Today (Friday), Braddock Mayor John Fetterman is among 150 AmeriCorps alumni being honored as "Champions of Change" by President Barack Obama at the White House. He is one of the "urban pioneers" featured in the Levi's campaign about Braddock. While many already know about these YouTube videos, Patch would like to share them with readers in the neighboring communities who might not have seen them. For the next two weeks, we will feature one video daily. The description of one of the videos on YouTube reads: "When the steel mills …
Thursday, August 16, 2012
As an alumni of AmeriCorps public service program, Mayor John Fetterman will be among 150 'Champions of Change' recognized by President Obama.
Braddock Mayor John Fetterman will be among 150 AmeriCorps Alumni leaders from 25 states who will be honored by the White House on Friday. Since 1994, more than 775,000 Americans have served in AmeriCorps, and more than 80,000 will serve this year. The event, which includes a day-long briefing, will highlight AmeriCorps Alumni and public service as a pathway to opportunity and career advancement. Fetterman will be recognized as one of 12 AmeriCorps Alums who are “Champions of Change.” Described in a White House press release as "extraordinary leaders," Fetterman and the others have demonstrated how AmeriCorps alumni have leveraged their national service experience to become influential in their careers and leaders in their communities. …
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Good news for Braddock!
Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald announced today that the county has provided more than $500,000 in funding to facilitate the redevelopment of the former CUDA building in Braddock. The building will be built-out for a combination market-rate restaurant and job-training, affordable café. “We are excited to support this project in Braddock Borough and impressed by the unique opportunities that it is bringing to the community,” said Fitzgerald. “The CUDA building was once the heart of the Italian market in Braddock and, thanks to the partnerships of Heritage Community Initiatives, Springboard Kitchen, chef and restaurateur Kevin Sousa and the community, it can be the cornerstone of Braddock’s central business district once again…
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
The latest from Braddock.
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
An urgent care center will soon be coming to Braddock as the result of a collaboration between Highmark and MedExpress. The facility could open as early as the summer of 2013 on the site of the former Braddock Hospital once construction is completed. “This is exciting news for the residents of Braddock and surrounding areas,” said Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald. “The county and this community has been working on providing more medical care facilities to this area since the Braddock Hospital closed. With this partnership between Highmark and MedExpress, and the financial commitments already made by the county, we can assure our residents that care will be there.” The project is a $20.3 million redevelopment plan which will …