Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Some of the biggest names in music will play at a benefit concert on Wednesday. All proceeds will go to Hurricane Sandy victims via the Robin Hood Foundation.
(UPDATE: Click on the arrow in the media above to watch a live stream of the concert.) Huge names in music are lending their talents to Hurricane Sandy relief efforts at the "12-12-12" concert on Wednesday. Every penny sold from ticket sales will go directly to Sandy victims via the Robin Hood Relief Fund, which provides material, money and aid to local organizations that are serving families and individuals in the regions hardest hit by the storm, including over 200 Patch towns in New Jersey, in Connecticut and on Long Island. The all-star lineup includes Bon Jovi, Eric Clapton, Dave Grohl, Billy Joel, Alicia Keys, Chris Martin, Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, Eddie Vedder, Roger Waters, Kanye West, The Who and Paul McCartney, with…
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Patch will make a $1 donation to AmeriCares for every tweet with the hashtag #PatchRebuilds.
You can help to rebuild communities that were hit by Hurricane Sandy by donating cans of food, volunteering for cleanup efforts or simply sending a tweet. Patch is excited to announce its new effort to help to support devastated communities after the storm. For every tweet sent with the hashtag #PatchRebuilds, we will donate $1 to the AmeriCares Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief Fund, up to $125,000. Your contribution will go toward medical and humanitarian aid, grants and programs to help Sandy survivors. You can simply tweet the hashtag #PatchRebuilds, or go to our Patch Rebuilds website—rebuilds.patch.com/Baldwin-Whitehall—and tweet directly from the site. A customized tweet that starts with "My heart belongs to" is created from the Patch…
Monday, November 5, 2012
Employees help out, and so can readers.
It's been said that it's far better to have a neighbor who's near than a brother who's far away, but in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, Americans across the nation have proven to be the best neighbors and the strongest of families. This past weekend, AOL and Patch employees took an opportunity to pitch in to hurricane relief efforts, packing two tractor trailers worth of food, water and supplies in Dulles, VA, and in Baltimore. The donations are headed to Hurricane Sandy-ravaged areas in New Jersey and on Long Island. Want to join the relief efforts? Click here to donate: https://donate.networkforgood.org/aol. "When a catastrophe of this size hits, we all feel it, both the hundreds of us who live in the impacted towns, and our colleagues who …
Sunday, November 4, 2012
The New York Red Cross offers ways that you can help those devastated by the storm.
The American Red Cross in Greater New York has provided the following information with suggestions for helping those affected by Hurricane Sandy. --- Follow the Baldwin-Whitehall Patch on Facebook and Twitter. Sign up for the daily Baldwin-Whitehall newsletter.
Thursday, November 1, 2012
The measure comes in response to Hurricane Sandy.
Because of the damaging effects of Hurricane Sandy across the state, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Secretary Barry J. Schoch has authorized an extension of the expiration dates for Pennsylvania driver's licenses, identification cards and vehicle inspections/registrations. Oct. 31 expiration dates for vehicle registrations and safety and emissions inspections have been extended until Nov. 15, as have expiration dates between Oct. 26 and Nov. 15 for driver's licenses and identification cards. These extensions apply for customers statewide. --- Follow the Baldwin-Whitehall Patch on Facebook and Twitter. Sign up for the daily Baldwin-Whitehall newsletter.
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
The stores reopened on Wednesday.
Pennsylvania Wine & Spirits stores closed early on Monday and were closed all of Tuesday due to Hurricane Sandy. But they are back open today, Wednesday, Oct. 31. The state liquor store in Whitehall Borough's Caste Village is normally open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Mondays through Saturdays. --- Follow the Baldwin-Whitehall Patch on Facebook and Twitter. Sign up for the daily Baldwin-Whitehall newsletter.
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
After the numbers jumped from 350 to 650, Duquesne Light says that less than 100 homes are in the dark.
As of 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, less than 100 Duquesne Light customers are without power as a result of the strong winds and rain from Superstorm Sandy that swept through western Pennsylvania on Monday. That number is down from 650 customers earlier on Tuesday. Duquesne Light expects power to be restored to all customers by 11 p.m. Workers have spent the day restoring power by removing trees and repairing downed wires. Company spokesman Brian Knavish has said that the outages are scattered throughout Allegheny and Beaver counties. Duquesne Light warns that downed wires are a safety hazard and should be avoided because of the risk of electrical shock and injury. In addition, residents are advised to not drive over or go near downed wires. …
Area children can get their goodies from 6 to 8 p.m. on Nov. 3.
Final updates in bold italics. ... Hurricane Sandy will come dressed as "Frankenstorm" this Halloween season, and the significant storm event has caused the trick-or-treating times in all three Baldwin-Whitehall municipalities to be delayed. Trick-or-treating was originally scheduled for Halloween night, Wednesday, Oct. 31, from 6 to 8 p.m. in Baldwin Borough, Whitehall Borough and Baldwin Township, but municipal leaders have agreed to push the event back to Saturday night, Nov. 3, also from 6 to 8. --- Follow the Baldwin-Whitehall Patch on Facebook and Twitter. Sign up for the daily Baldwin-Whitehall newsletter.
As of 4 p.m., the normal trouble spots are untroubled. There is a short delay on East Willock Road, however.
A day after the Pittsburgh area received the worst part of its share of Hurricane Sandy, the oft-flooded roads in and around Baldwin-Whitehall are clear in time for Tuesday's evening rush hour. I drove around some of these troubled spots—Streets Run, Glass Run, Becks Run, McNeilly and East Willock roads—and the Route 51-Route 88 intersection, from 3 to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, and all are very navigable, according at least to this writer. There is some standing water, of course, on Streets Run Road, especially near Chapon's Greenhouses, but the road is not closed and is safe to use (in my opinion). There is a short delay in the 5000 block of East Willock Road in Baldwin Borough, as workers are repairing a busted a water line. Check back with the…
Emergency Operations Center to be deactivated Tuesday at 4 p.m.
Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald and other county officials expressed relief Tuesday morning that the region was not hit as hard as expected and praised the response and preparation of the Emergency Operations Center and emergency responders. “Allegheny County and this region was very fortunate that the storm turned and slowed down last night,” Fitzgerald said at a briefing Tuesday morning at the operations center. “We had no loss of life, ordered no evacuations, did not have to open any shelters, and found that all parties addressed and responded to issues quickly," he said. "I am very proud of the preparation and response of the staff and emergency responders who were on the front lines yesterday and overnight.” Fitzgerald …