Monday, May 6, 2013
Could the South Hills look more like South Side? Or better?
It's not that the bus stops along Route 51 in Brentwood, Baldwin and Whitehall aren't functional. They're just not very good. That is ... at least compared to what they could be. Five students from the Carnegie Mellon University School of Architecture's Master of Urban Design program impressed an audience gathered at the Fairhaven United Methodist Church in Overbrook on Friday with their ideas for Route 51 bus stop improvements. The biggest improvements? These wouldn't just be bus stops anymore; they'd be high-tech, self-sustaining "platforms" complete with bike racks, water fountains and solar panels to power LED lights, real-time bus schedules and even vending machines and cellphone charging stations. And while the most practical idea …
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Judge Bova's office is at the Wallace Building along Macek Drive.
The following results are from recent hearings held in the Wallace Building office of Magistrate John N. Bova of District Court 05-2-18: --- Follow the Baldwin-Whitehall Patch on Facebook and Twitter. Sign up for the (free) daily Baldwin-Whitehall newsletter.
Monday, December 3, 2012
Also, an attempted burglary and another DUI arrest in these Baldwin Borough police notes.
Two Baldwin Men Charged in Connection with DUI Incident A Baldwin Borough police officer stopped motorist Aaron Robert Sohl, 31, of Churchview Avenue in Baldwin Borough, at around 12:54 a.m. on Thursday for failing to obey a stop sign at the intersection of Churchview and Willett Road, according to a police report. That intersection is on the border of Baldwin and Brentwood boroughs. The officer reported smelling alcohol while talking with Sohl and put him through field-sobriety and breath-analyzer tests, which he failed. He was arrested and taken to the Baldwin police station, where he twice failed additional breath-analyzer tests before being taken home and released. Police are charging Sohl with suspicion of driving under the influence …
Monday, November 19, 2012
And four other stories in these borough police notes, including another involving a motorcycle.
Motorcycle, Part I A Baldwin Borough police officer went to the 400 block of Grace Street at around 8:06 p.m. on Nov. 11 for a report of a man who fell off of his motorcycle there. When the officer arrived, he observed the biker—Joseph Micha Martin, 63, who lives on that street—pushing his vehicle to the side of the road with the assistance of two bystanders, according to a police report. The officer asked Martin what happened, and Martin said that his black Harley Davidson had stalled, causing him to fall off. The officer reported smelling alcohol on Martin's breath and that Martin admitted to recently drinking alcohol. He then put Martin through field-sobriety tests, which he failed, before arresting him and taking him to Jefferson …
Monday, November 5, 2012
And another DUI arrest stemming from north Baldwin driving.
Accident Leads to DUI Arrest on Grace Street Baldwin Borough police officers went to the scene of a vehicular accident in front of Mm! Mm! Pizza on Grace Street in south Baldwin at around 10:21 p.m. on Halloween night. One of the two motorists involved in the accident told police that the other motorist—Richard Joseph Rodgers, 53, of Balconade Drive in south Baldwin—might be intoxicated, according to a police report. While speaking with Rodgers, a Baldwin police officer reported smelling alcohol coming from him. Rodgers also admitted to recently drinking alcohol, the officer reported. Another officer put Rodgers through field-sobriety and breath-analyzer tests, which he failed, before arresting him and taking him to the Baldwin police …
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
The Baldwin Borough Council reacts to accidents involving pedestrians.
Responding to public safety concerns at three busy intersections on Clairton Boulevard (Route 51), the Baldwin Borough Council approved an approximately $8,000 contract in May to have those intersections marked with crosswalks. The crosswalks have since been painted by Alpha Space Control Company, of Franklin County, PA, and the Baldwin Council authorized final payment to Alpha Space at a borough meeting on Tuesday night. "Maintaining the crosswalks and pedestrian/traffic signals is the responsibility of the borough," Baldwin Manager John Barrett said on Wednesday. "The crosswalks require periodic maintenance and were due for some attention. Borough Council also wanted to respond positively to the pedestrian accidents that have taken place…