Thursday, April 18, 2013
Here's a list of some places to take items that should not be sent to landfills or placed at the curb.
Although Earth Day is officially April 22, it's not too early for residents of Regent Square and Forest Hills, Swissvale, Edgewood and Wilkinsburg boroughs to begin to look at ways to be more environmentally friendly. The following is a list of items, provided in part by the Allegheny County Health Department, that should not be in landfills and generally aren't collected through municipal recycling. Listed below those items are places at which those items can be disposed/recycled. Appliances Gulf Trading and Transport, Braddock Borough Local Goodwill Stores may also accept some small appliances. Automotive Oils Call the Department of Environmental Protection Recycling Hotline at 1-800-346-4242 for information about used oil recycling …
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Here are 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. Dietary Aide (Wilkinsburg Borough) LifeCare Hospitals of Pittsburgh is seeking applications for a dietary aide position in Wilkinsburg. The dietary aide is responsible for assembling patient meal trays according to dietary orders, as well as the setup, breakdown and sanitation of food and non-food items for patient meal services. She or he also prepares food items for patients, employees and visitors, including catering functions, and prepares and delivers snacks on a daily basis. Cashier at Giant Eagle (Squirrel Hill South) A part-time cashier is needed at the Giant Eagle on Murray Avenue…
Friday, March 22, 2013
Here is a list of resources, events and services in honor of the Jewish observance.
It's almost time to break out the matzo. Passover arrives on March 25 this year, when Jews across the world will come together to retell the Exodus story over four cups of wine (or grape juice for those who can't indulge), and of course, a large, festive feast. Passover Traditions As the story goes, during their flight from slavery, the Jews did not have enough time for their dough to rise, resulting in a flaky cracker that is eaten instead of bread for a full week during Passover. The diet changes go beyond bread, however, and depend on family tradition. As a general rule, just look for the "Kosher for Passover" label, which, thankfully, spreads to more products year after year. Prior to the observance, Jews clean their homes and get rid …
Thursday, January 10, 2013
A Wilkinsburg residence was used as a "stash house."
Three residents of the Pittsburgh area, including a man from Wilkinsburg, have been sentenced in federal court after being convicted of violating federal narcotics trafficking and firearms laws. Senior U.S. District Judge Donetta W. Ambrose sentenced Gary Moorefield, 45, of 10434 Lindberg Ave., Penn Hills, to 25 years imprisonment followed by five years supervised release on his conviction of violating federal narcotics and firearms laws; Dequillarae Zellous, 39, of 3441 West Prospect St., Pittsburgh, to 10 years imprisonment followed by eight years supervised release on his conviction of violating federal narcotics trafficking laws; and David Michael Jones, 31, of 2134 Village Drive, Wilkinsburg, to 10 years imprisonment followed by eight…
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
This Friday, alumni will have the chance to say a final farewell to the old Penn Hills High School and tour the new school building.
Are you an alumni of Penn Hills High School—or do you remembering being on a visiting team that played at the school? An open house to celebrate the history and future of Penn Hills High School will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. this Friday, Dec. 28, at the high school, 12200 Garland Dr., Penn Hills. Alumni will get a final chance to visit their alma mater and take a "Stroll Down Memory Lane" from 1 to 3:30 p.m. At 3:30, a closing ceremony will be held at the current high school building. From there, the program location will switch to the new Penn Hills High School, located on the same campus at 309 Collins Dr. The opening ceremony for the new high school will take place at 4 p.m. Tours of the new high school will be available from 1 to 5 p.m…
Saturday, November 17, 2012
The murder of the 30-year-old secretary from Penn Hills has never been solved.
Long Road in Penn Hills gets a fair amount of morning rush hour traffic—school and Port Authority buses, along with commuters leaving their homes and heading for their jobs in Pittsburgh. Weekday mornings, at the end of Long Road, cars often form a line waiting to make a left hand turn at the Churchill Valley Country Club onto Beulah Road. As they drive up the hill, they pass the Blackridge Civic Association clubhouse and then, at the top of the hill, intersect with the Parkway East or Penn Avenue toward Wilkinsburg. When Barbara Jean Lewis graduated from Penn Hills High School in 1964, she had her eye on a secretarial career. Her dream to enter the business world came true. She was a secretary at the downtown Pittsburgh offices of …
Friday, October 12, 2012
Some roads traveled by motorists from Forest Hills, Edgewood and Swissvale will be affected.
Crack and joint sealing operations on various state roadways in Allegheny County will continue through October, weather permitting. Crack and joint sealing is a preservation activity that prolongs the life of road surfaces by preventing moisture from entering cracks and joints, according to a PennDOT news release. Moisture can cause potholes and premature deterioration requiring more costly repairs. Short-term, slow-moving lane closures will occur in various locations according to the following schedule: Oct. 12-24 Oct. 15-18 Oct. 18-19 Matcon Diamond, Inc. of Pittsburgh will perform the work under a contract with PennDOT. PennDOT advises motorists to use caution, slow down, and expect changing traffic patterns when traveling through these…
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Traffic alert—be aware!
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Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Work to replace a digital message sign on the inbound Parkway East at the Penn Hills Interchange—Exit 81—will occur Thursday night weather permitting. Inbound single lane traffic will occur from 9 p.m. Thursday to 5 a.m. on Friday in the interchange area. Bronder Technical Services will perform the work. Motorists should use caution, slow down, and expect changing patterns when traveling through the area. Visit 511pa.com or call 511 from any phone to check traffic conditions on most major roadways before traveling.
Friday, February 10, 2012
Mother Leslie Ackerman and daughter Payton, a freshman at Upper St. Clair High School, are featured on the Lifetime reality TV show.
You've heard of soccer moms and hockey moms. Now a Lifetime reality TV show—filmed here in Pittsburgh—is putting the national spotlight on Dance Moms. One of those Dance Moms is Leslie Ackerman, a six-year resident of Upper St. Clair. She and her daughter Payton, a freshman at Upper St. Clair High School, are featured on the show. Leslie has been taking her daughters—14-year-old Payton and 18-year-old Taylor—to the Abby Lee Dance Company in Penn Hills for about five years. She said she makes the two-hour drive there and back because her family is very competitive and they like the competitive nature of the studio. "Abby produces great dancers and has a great network," Leslie said. "She points the girls in the right direction." Abby Lee …
Saturday, December 31, 2011
He has two homes in two states, has claimed residency in both this year—and his newest home in Virginia has a purchase price of $0 listed, opening the door to more questions.
At the Iowa Straw Poll in August, Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum handed out samples of what he dubbed “Pennsylvania Presidential Peach Preserves.” According to a story in the Des Moines (IA) Register, he told a crowd at the Perry Public Library that he, his wife Karen and their children had harvested 600 early peaches from their fruit trees back home, peeled them and made them into 40 jars of peach preserves to take with them to the Straw Poll. It’s unlikely the peaches came from the $106,000 Penn Hills, PA, home Santorum still—sometimes—claims as his residence. Other than in the supermarkets of the post-World War II suburb that borders Pittsburgh, the only place to find the product of 600 peaches in Penn Hills might be in…