Monday, October 29, 2012
Read here for details and closures.
Updates in bold. ... Baldwin-Whitehall School District students won't be the only ones affected by Hurricane Sandy on Tuesday. To go along with a two-hour delay for that district's schools, students at Baldwin Borough's Saint Elizabeth of Hungary Roman Catholic School and Whitehall Borough's St. Gabriel of the Sorrowful Virgin School will also have a two-hour delay on Tuesday, according to KDKA. Saint Elizabeth officials have canceled morning preschool, as well. Whitehall's Good Shepherd Christian Preschool and Tender Care Learning Centers will both have 10 a.m. starts, according to WPXI. The ACLD Tillotson School and Wesley Spectrum Highland Services, both also in Whitehall, will be closed on Tuesday, KDKA reports, as will the Young …
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…
Monday, August 6, 2012
Read here to see when students should report to traditional schools, both public and private, in Baldwin-Whitehall.
Most kids will be bummed, and some parents will be excited. But either way, it's almost time for school again. Read below to see when classes start for the 2012-13 school year at traditional schools in Baldwin Borough, Whitehall Borough and Baldwin Township. Baldwin-Whitehall School District Schools Young Scholars of Western Pennsylvania Charter School Saint Elizabeth of Hungary Roman Catholic School St. Gabriel of the Sorrowful Virgin School --- Follow the Baldwin-Whitehall Patch on Facebook and Twitter. Sign up for the daily Baldwin-Whitehall newsletter.
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
There are plenty of nearby places to buy supplies.
Local students won't start regular classes again until late August or early September, but back-to-school advertisements have been gracing TV sets and storefronts since early July. What does your little scholar need to get back into the learning groove this year? Are you already thinking about new clothes, notebooks, pencils, crayons and glue? On the hunt for a new backpack? Stocking up on Lunchables? Or are you still thinking about the summer? Is school just too far away? Take our poll! And if you're looking for places to buy gear in Baldwin-Whitehall, check out our directory. Of course, there are several great back-to-school shopping options just outside of our borders, as well. For example, there is a Kmart on Route 51 in Pleasant Hills…
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Also, the Baldwin Pool will stay open late on Community Day and other notes from a May 15 borough meeting.
Streetlights Removal Starting Crews from Duquesne Light will descend on Baldwin Borough to remove certain streetlights starting as early as the end of this month, Baldwin Manager John Barrett said a borough council meeting on Tuesday night. Barrett said that the removal process, which is expected to save borough taxpayers an estimated $66,000 annually in energy costs, should take 60-90 days to complete. A joint recommendation by Baldwin Mayor Alexander R. Bennett Jr. and Baldwin police Sgt. Kim Reising was to take away 376 borough lights, but after hearing concerns from residents during two special public meetings (1, 2) on the subject—as well as from emails and phone calls—Bennett and Reising pared their elimination list down by 10 lights…
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Pedestrian safety is the motivation.
In an effort to control pedestrian traffic and improve public safety, the Baldwin Borough Council has authorized borough engineers to design three crosswalks for a busy stretch of Route 51 in south Baldwin. The crosswalks would be between CVS Pharmacy and Irwin Drive, between Saint Elizabeth of Hungary Roman Catholic Parish and Grace Street, and between Eat'n Park and Streets Run Road (on the Whitehall Borough border), roughly. The council unanimously made that authorization at a borough meeting on Tuesday night. The firm of Lennon, Smith, Souleret Engineering, Inc., will draw the designs and return them to the Baldwin Council before a final decision is made. The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has OK'd crosswalks for those …
Monday, March 12, 2012
For every listing claimed by a local business during March, we will donate $5 in Patch advertising to the food bank that serves southwestern Pennsylvania.
It couldn't be easier. We're supporting the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank this month, and you can help with that effort through our claim-your-listing promotion here on the Baldwin-Whitehall Patch. Our online directory is filled with businesses, government agencies, nonprofit organizations and everything else that you come across here in Baldwin-Whitehall. When you claim your listing in Patch Places, you get control of your Patch directory listing. You can add photos, update business hours and interact directly with users who post reviews. Claiming these listings also increases your visibility on the Internet—another place for your business to attract the attention of potential customers. And now, we're giving you the chance to …
Saturday, March 3, 2012
The Lady Lancers' postseason run ends in Bethel Park.
Sometimes, it is the size of the dog in the fight. Saint Elizabeth of Hungary Roman Catholic School's varsity girls basketball team played like a squad that wasn't ready to say goodbye to its four eighth-graders on Friday night, but St. Thomas More School used the inside scoring and stifling defense of 6-foot-2-inch center Becca Turney to end Saint Elizabeth's season anyway. Becca finished with 17 points, and the Lancers, of Baldwin Borough, fell, 41-31, at St. Thomas More in the second round of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh's 2012 Class A playoffs. Rebounds and blocked shots numbers weren't available, but Becca may have recorded double figures in all three categories, as Saint E's was sent away from the paint nearly every time…
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
A first for the Lancers since 1983.
"The last 28 seasons of varsity girls basketball at Saint Elizabeth Elementary School have seen some very good teams come and go," said Rob Fitzgerald, the head coach of the Lady Lancers, "but none have produced section titles—until now." Saint Elizabeth of Hungary Parish, located off of Route 51 in Baldwin Borough, is the newest varsity girls basketball champion of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh's South 2A Section thanks to its 37-30 win over Scott Township's Our Lady of Grace Parish on Feb. 12. Saint E's finished the 2011-12 regular season with a 9-1 section record, just ahead of Our Lady of Grace's 8-2. The Lancers beat the Tigers in style on Feb. 12, jumping out to a 9-0 start in front of a big crowd at the Saint E's …
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Cardinal Bevilacqua, who was bishop of the Pittsburgh Catholic Diocese from 1983-87, died in his sleep on Tuesday night.
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
The Associated Press is reporting that Cardinal Anthony Bevilacqua died in his sleep on Tuesday night at the age of 88. The retired head of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia was an uncharged central figure in a child sex-abuse case that involves the alleged shuffling of predator priests to unwitting parishes, the AP reports. Bevilacqua died days after lawyers battled over his competence to testify at an upcoming trial at Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary—in the Philadelphia suburb of Wynnewood—after battling dementia and an undisclosed form of cancer, an archdiocese spokeswoman told the AP. Bevilacqua had been the spiritual leader of the 1.5 million-member Archdiocese of Philadelphia from 1988 until his retirement in 2003. The Pittsburgh Post-…