Friday, April 12, 2013
PennDOT is delaying the construction work on Banksville Road in Dormont until next week.
PennDOT is delaying the construction work on Banksville Road until next week. The work was scheduled to begin Thursday morning and continue through Monday, but rain showers in the Pittsburgh area pushed construction back a few days. Construction is now expected to begin Monday and continue until Wednesday night. Crews plan to install crosswalk markings at various intersections and pave Helen Street at the intersection with Banksville Road. The northbound lanes of Banksville Road will be restricted from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The southbound lanes will be under construction from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. during the three days of work. PennDOT is asking motorists to be aware of changing traffic patterns during their work commutes. The construction is part …
Sunday, March 24, 2013
Or does it act more as a business? And what about the other major nonprofits in the area?
In a June 2012 "Taxpayer Alert," Allegheny County Controller Chelsa Wagner questioned the fairness of nonprofits that have expanded their roles beyond the traditional definition of a charitable organization, but still maintain tax-exempt status. "In these challenging financial times, it is our duty and responsibility to address the questions raised by a recent Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruling and determine if properties are used for a truly charitable purpose," Wagner said in the report. "While exemptions are justified for clearly charitable organizations such as churches, soup kitchens and many others, some are plainly unfair." A 2012 state Supreme Court decision has given local governments a tool to challenge the loopholes in a five-…
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Hollen Barmer turned her love of fish fries into a map to chart the many Pittsburgh-area places to find Friday fish for Lent.
Leave it to a non-Pittsburgh native to find a way to let all yinz know where to find fish n'at for Lent. Hollen Barmer, a writer/editor for Carnegie Mellon University's Software Engineering Institute, has found all the fish fries Pittsburgh has to offer—and a way to add those she might have missed. "I decided to make the first map in 2012 because I'd been enjoying going to fish fries for a few years and wanted to see all the options based on location," explained Barmer, who moved here from Memphis, TN 13 years ago to attend graduate school at CMU. "Even though I've lived in Pittsburgh for almost 13 years, I don't know all the neighborhoods. On top of that, I am terrible with directions. I thought other people might be able to use the map …
Friday, December 28, 2012
The snow is expected to arrive late Friday night.
The National Weather Service in Pittsburgh has issued a winter weather advisory for a wide portion of western Pennsylvania from 3 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. The storm is expected to drop 2 to 4 inches of snow by the end of the day Saturday. Here is the latest forecast: Follow us on Twitter | Like us on Facebook
Here’s a roundup of winter activities to stave off the post-Christmas blues.
Christmas might have come and gone, but that’s no reason to give up the spirit of the season! Here is a roundup of local winter activities to help you and your family stay in the spirit and enjoy the winter holiday: What are we missing? Add your ideas in the comments section.
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Sarah Miller, owner of Wyld Chyld Tattoo on Brookline Boulevard, took second place during the finale of Spike TV's "Ink Master."
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Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Second place is nothing to scoff at when you're competing nationally, and for that reason, Pittsburgh has another reason to be proud. Tattoo artist Sarah Miller, owner of Wyld Chyld Tattoo on Brookline Boulevard, took second place on Spike TV's tattoo competition reality series "Ink Master" on Tuesday evening. Miller was a contestant on the second season of "Ink Master." The series finale—a live, two-hour special—aired on Spike TV on Tuesday. The title of Ink Master went to artist Steve Tefft of Groton, Conn., who also wins $100,000 and a feature in Inked Magazine. To see what Sarah's been up to this season, check out the "Ink Master" page on the Spike TV website. For even more info about Sarah and Wyld Chyld Tattoo, check out the Wyld …
Friday, November 16, 2012
If you're heading for the annual festivities scheduled for Friday and Saturday around the Golden Triangle, plan your route and parking options first.
Planning to head to Downtown Pittsburgh Friday for Light-Up Night? How about Saturday for the Sounds of the Season Parade or other daylong holiday activities planned throughout the Golden Triangle? Here are schedules and transportation details you'll want to keep in mind. Pittsburgh's 52nd annual Light-Up Night begins at noon Friday, when Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl lights the tree at the City-County Building on Grant Street. Also set for noon: the annual dedication and blessing of the traditional Christmas creche at U.S. Steel Tower on Grant Street. Most festivities begin at 5 p.m. Friday, however, with events scheduled for three stage locations — in Market Square, on the Clemente Bridge and at EQT Plaza. Performers include Joe …
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Norman Centre is holding a Light Up Night celebration on Thursday, Nov. 15.
Celebrate Light Up Night a night early this year! Norman Centre in Bethel Park is holding its first annual Light Up Night celebration from 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 15. There will be holiday music, refreshments and a special appearance by Santa Claus in the Pier 1 Imports parking lot. Attendees are asked to bring an unwrapped gift to contribute to a Children's Hospital toy drive. The 52nd Annual Light Up Night in downtown Pittsburgh is Friday, Nov. 16.
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
The Republican presidential candidate makes a final campaign stop in Moon before heading back to Boston to await results.
In one of his final appearances of the presidential campaign, Republican nominee Mitt Romney landed this afternoon in Moon Township, exiting a plane at the Atlantic Aviation hangar before leaving in a motorcade. The stop was brief—Romney did not speak before stepping into an SUV motorcade of five vehicles. After walking out of his plane, he waved to a crowd of cheering supporters packed outside of the runway gate. Romney campaign spokesman Bradley White said the GOP candidate would be traveling in the region this afternoon, but he said the schedule was kept private. Romney's stay in the Pittsburgh area lasted just more than an hour—his plane left Pittsburgh International Airport just after 4 p.m. Romney stopped briefly at a Green Tree …
Allegheny County Common Pleas Court extends deadline for absentee ballots to be submitted from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. after elections officials receive more requests than expected.
Over and over, visitors to the Allegheny County Election Division heard the same refrain Tuesday morning: “Elections division, how may I help you?” "Elections division, please hold." From their headquarters Downtown, that constant jangle was the only way elections division workers could gauge that Tuesday was shaping up to be a busy Election Day around Allegheny County, Division Manager Mark Wolosik said. “You hear the phones ringing off the hook,” he said. The most-frequent questions? Most callers asked to confirm if they were registered to vote or where their polling places were located, he said. By mid-morning, division workers had fielded enough questions to prompt Wolosik to issue the office’s prediction: It would be a brisk voting …