Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Whether they are in the city or country, there are places near home where you can find fresh produce—or get seedlings to grow your own.
To every thing there is a season—and we are in the season of planting. Despite the frost warnings this week, May is the time when many plants take root. And not far behind are the early harvests. There are a number of local farms that provide a variety of seedlings and sprouts, produce, and other products as the growing season progresses. Some are out in the country, while others are urban farms. (Check out the video in this article's media gallery of Garden Dreams Urban Farm & Nursery in Wilkinsburg.) According to the LocalHarvest.org website, most produce in the United States is picked 4-7 days before being placed on supermarket shelves and is shipped for an average of 1,500 miles before being sold. Fortunately for Baldwin-Whitehall …
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Vote now to have 'Jimmy and Monty' appear in north Baldwin.
Saint Albert the Great Catholic Parish could be the site of the next special broadcast of the "Jimmy and Monty In The Morning" show on Y108. Saint Albert's, found off of Churchview Avenue in north Baldwin Borough, is up against seven other Pittsburgh-area nonprofits this week in Jimmy and Monty's hometown fish fry contest. The place with the most votes by Friday—VOTE HERE—will earn a special visit from the radio morning show hosts that night with parts of their appearance recorded for broadcast. As of 10:30 on Tuesday morning, the Etna Volunteer Fire Department has a sizeable lead, but should the top two places finish with vote totals less than 1 percent from one another, Jimmy and Monty may broadcast from both locations. Saint Albert's …
Monday, February 18, 2013
Several felony theft charges have been dropped against Matthew Jankowski.
UPDATE: Jankowski will have a non-jury trial at the Allegheny County Courthouse starting on March 5 (continued to May 1). ... Several charges have been dropped against a mechanic accused of ripping off the Collier Township auto repair shop where he worked. Investigators withdrew three felony theft charges and four misdemeanor theft counts against Matthew R. Jankowski, 30, of Whitehall Borough, before his Oct. 15 preliminary hearing. However, Jankowski, who once served as the vice president of Baldwin Independent Fire Company No. 1, waived to trial three felony charges of theft by deception at his preliminary hearing before District Judge Maureen McGraw-Desmet. Collier Township police alleged that Jankowski, a former assistant manager at …
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
The 18-year-old is accused of attacking a secretary and a nurse.
Christopher James Verdoni, an 18-year-old student at Wesley Spectrum Highland Services in Whitehall Borough, has been charged with aggravated assault, simple assault and making terroristic threats from his actions at the school on Thursday morning, Whitehall police Deputy Chief Richard M. Danko said. Danko said that Whitehall police officers responded to the Highland Services building at around 11:10 that morning. Two of the school's staff members—a nurse and a secretary—told police that they were injured there while attempting to control Verdoni. The employees said that Verdoni punched one of them in the back of the head/neck area and threw the other against a wall, according to Danko. Verdoni, who lives at 900 Manor Dr. in Collier …
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Collier police have accused Matthew R. Jankowski of stealing nearly $50,000.
A volunteer firefighter from Baldwin Borough faces numerous theft charges after investigators said that he stole nearly $50,000 worth of parts and labor from the Collier Township tire retailer where he was working. Matthew R. Jankowski, 30, of Whitehall Borough, faces six felony theft charges and four misdemeanor theft counts after Collier Township police arrested him last month and accused him of ripping off Mr. Tire Auto Service Center on Washington Pike. Jankowski was recently the vice president of Baldwin Independent Fire Company No. 1. The former assistant manager at Mr. Tire, he is accused of stealing around $49,792 worth of parts and labor from the business during a five-month period from December to May. Police said in a criminal …
Friday, August 3, 2012
Dozens of cases of the West Nile Virus have been found in mosquitoes around western Pennsylvania over the past two months.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Mike Jones
Friday, August 3, 2012
Dozens of cases of the West Nile Virus have been found in mosquitoes around western Pennsylvania over the past two months, but no humans have been infected yet. Allegheny, Washington, Beaver and Fayette counties are currently considered "high risk" areas in Pennsylvania, according to state regulators. A sample of mosquitoes in Baldwin Borough tested postive on July 26. Other areas that have been impacted are the City of Pittsburgh, with dozens of reports, and Wilkinsburg Borough, with nine cases since July 3. Other areas that have had sporadic positive tests are Bridgeville Borough, Collier Township, Emsworth Borough, Sewickley Borough and Leetsdale Borough (July 19), Ross Township (July 17), Peters Township (July 25 and 26) and Bethel …
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
D. Raja, Sue Means and Rep. Mark Mustio discussed property reassessments, health care, education, Marcellus Shale and more on Tuesday night.
The three Republicans vying for the 37th Senatorial District seat being vacated by state Sen. John Pippy convened at Peters Township Middle School on Tuesday night for a debate moderated by Peters Councilman David Ball. Sue Ann Means, a Republican state committeewoman from Bethel Park; Mark Mustio, a state 44th House District representative from Moon Township; and D. Raja, a former Mt. Lebanon commissioner and recent candidate for Allegheny County executive, answered questions—both broad and specific—concerning their role if they took office and their stance on issues concerning residents of the 37th Senatorial District. Besides Whitehall Borough, the 37th District includes includes part of Washington County, namely, all of Peters Township…
Thursday, April 5, 2012
Sue Means, D. Raja and Mark Mustio will discuss issues at Peters Township Middle School.
As part of a state Senate race that impacts Whitehall Borough residents and others who reside largely in parts of Allegheny County, Republican challengers for April 24's 37th Senatorial District primary will discuss hot topics on April 10 at a 7 p.m. debate at Peters Township Middle School. The winner of April's primary will be an unchallenged nominee on November's general election ballot, as there are no candidates from opposing parties, including no Democrats, competing for that district's state Senate seat. The Republican candidates are Sue Ann Means, a Republican state committeewoman from Bethel Park; Mark Mustio, a state 44th House District representative from Moon Township; and D. Raja, a former Mt. Lebanon commissioner and recent …
Friday, March 16, 2012
Area police departments are rolling out sobriety checks and extra DUI patrols.
With all of the St. Patrick's Day events happening in and around Pittsburgh this weekend, area police departments want everyone to have fun, but they also want to keep everyone safe. The South Hills Area DUI Task Force, which includes police departments from Baldwin Borough, Bridgeville Borough, Scott Township, Collier Township, South Fayette Township and Castle Shannon Borough, will increase efforts to find impaired drivers this weekend. And Baldwin Township police will partner with Mt. Lebanon police and the Mt. Lebanon Area DUI Task Force to do the same. Also, the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police will be conducting DUI patrols and managing sobriety checkpoints throughout the city this weekend. Pittsburgh's annual St. Patrick's Day Parade—…