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…
Sunday, June 3, 2012
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Friends and neighbors from across Baldwin Borough and its surrounding municipalities descended on Churchview Avenue and the Baldwin Borough Municipal Complex on Saturday for the 2012 version of Baldwin Community Day. The daylong event—booths opened at 7 a.m., and fireworks went off at around 10 p.m.—featured the annual Baldwin Mile race, community parade down Churchview, free swimming at the Baldwin Borough Swimming Pool, food, amusement rides and a horde of other activities and performances to allow a large part of Pittsburgh's South Hills area to display some civic pride. Enjoy the photos and video found above, and click on "Upload Photos and Videos" to add your own! What the Community Day Schedule Looked Like: --- Follow the Baldwin-…
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Students clean up, visit Armstrong Park and embed plants.
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Team will compete in the state championship on April 14.
Thursday, February 2, 2012
'This is not a way to farm out jobs. This is a way to bring our kids back in.' - Assistant Superintendent John Wilkinson
Students may soon have the ability to earn Baldwin High School diplomas from their comfort of their own homes. In response to changing times in public education—and trying to prevent students from leaving their district to attend cyber charter schools—Baldwin-Whitehall School District leaders had a lengthy discussion at a B-W School Board meeting on Wednesday night in regard to running their own online academic program. Dr. John D. Wilkinson, the school district's assistant superintendent of secondary education, presented the idea for the program to the board, saying that he envisions Baldwin-Whitehall as offering only a "hybrid" model in the near future—one that would allow students to take some classes online and some inside actual …
Thursday, January 5, 2012
Newly sworn-in Allegheny County executive talks about county assessments, shale drilling and public transit.
"If we do this reassessment, it's going to draw the market away," said newly sworn-in Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald at a Brentwood-Baldwin-Whitehall Chamber of Commerce luncheon at Thee Olde Place Inn along Streets Run Road on Thursday. Appearing as the most recent of the B-B-W Chamber of Commerce's monthly guest speakers, Fitzgerald spoke freely and on his own topics at the luncheon. He chose to focus on three areas: property assessments, Marcellus and Utica Shale drilling, and public transit. Fitzgerald reaffirmed his position on property reassessments in Allegheny County—that Allegheny is being singled out in Pennsylvania and that he will fight to halt the reassessment process. Fitzgerald called property tax "the worst kind…
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Tell us who made a positive impact on your life, private schools included.
The Baldwin-Whitehall Patch wants to know: Who is/was the best teacher in Baldwin-Whitehall? Tell us who you'd vote for in the comments section below. Who made a positive impact on your life? We're not just talking about the Baldwin-Whitehall School District but schools such as St. Gabriel of the Sorrowful Virgin, Saint Elizabeth of Hungary Roman Catholic, The ACLD Tillotson School, Wesley Spectrum Highland Services and the Young Scholars of Western Pennsylvania Charter School, as well. This is for both current and former students and teachers. --- Follow the Baldwin-Whitehall Patch on Facebook and Twitter.
Saturday, November 12, 2011
Rep. Kortz's chief of staff and Bethel Park's mayor among guests at the Baldwin Township school.
The Young Scholars of Western Pennsylvania Charter School, which opened in Baldwin Township in September 2011, invited local military veterans to its campus on Veterans Day to be recognized for their service to the United States. Among those veterans were Clifford Morton, the mayor of Bethel Park, and Mark Purcell, the chief of staff for state Rep. William C. Kortz II, whose jurisdiction includes parts of Baldwin Borough. Morton was a drill instructor in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War. His full tenure in the Marines was from 1953-58. Purcell served in the U.S. Navy from 1966-67 and saw time in the Vietnam War, including a period aboard the USS Oriskany with Arizona Sen. John McCain. Baldwin Township Board of Commissioners …
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Also discussed were needs for volunteers for the fire department, a model municipal ordinance pertaining to flood zone plans and EZ Auto Sales’ application to bring a new business into the township.
Board Is Concerned About Potential Overflow from Proposed Mt. Lebanon Athletics Complex At a Baldwin Township Board of Commissioners meeting in October, Baldwin Township officials expressed concerns over plans by Mt. Lebanon officials to build an outdoor athletics complex on the wooded property between Queensboro Avenue and McNeilly Road, which sits on the Mt. Lebanon-Baldwin Township border. The property would be known as McNeilly Park. Baldwin Township officials’ concerns carried over into Tuesday night’s meeting, as well. Commissioner Bob Downey asked township engineer Glenn Jonnet how the proposed complex would affect Baldwin Township’s flood plain. Jonnet said that he believes that filling in the ravine on the athletics complex site …
Four candidates—Bob Downey, Gary Moeller, Nick Pellegrino and Susan Snyder—vie for three board seats.
The Baldwin-Whitehall area will see races for school board and borough/township positions in Nov. 8 general elections. One of those positions is Baldwin Township commissioner, of which three four-year seats will be open. Four candidates—Bob Downey, Gary J. Moeller, Nick Pellegrino and Susan V. Snyder—will compete for those seats. Get to know those candidates with these biographies seen below, as well as a question-and-answer section. (Not every candidate felt it necessary to answer every question.) Brief Biographies Incumbent Bob Downey, a 54-year-old Democrat, lives on Crestline Drive in Baldwin Township but was born and raised in Pittsburgh’s North Side area. For over 20 years, he lived in Pittsburgh’s Brookline neighborhood. Downey …