Monday, April 15, 2013
Numerous communities around the South Hills of Pittsburgh are having their annual “clean-up day” events this month for Earth Day. Find out when your community is holding its clean-up and where volunteers can meet to help.
Numerous communities around the South Hills of Pittsburgh are having their annual “clean-up day” events this month for Earth Day. Look below to see when your community is holding its clean-up and where volunteers can meet to help. South Fayette South Fayette Township will be holding its clean-up day on Friday, April 19. Volunteers will be focusing on Millers Run Road from Old Oakdale Road to Route 50. Township officials said they will ensure that adequate protection is implemented with the police and volunteer fire departments. If you’re interested in participating, contact the township office at 412-221-8700 to submit your name, ages and organization. Scott Township Scott Township’s annual “Community Clean-Up” will be Saturday, April …
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Holy Week is in full swing and Easter is fast approaching for Sunday! Here's a rundown of what's open or closed this holiday weekend.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Mike Jones
Thursday, March 28
Holy Week is in full swing and Easter is fast approaching for Sunday, March 31! With a holiday comes the closing of numerous area institutions, businesses and libraries. Here's a rundown of what's open or closed this holiday weekend...
Saturday, March 23, 2013
An Aldi’s low price grocery store is expected to open in South Fayette near the Bridgeville exit off Interstate 79.
An Aldi’s low price grocery store is expected to open in South Fayette near the Bridgeville exit off Interstate 79. The eight acres of land directly behind the former Exxon gas station is expected to be built into a shopping center called The Crossings at South Fayette with Aldi’s becoming the anchor tenant, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported. A bank, restaurant, drive-thru coffee and other businesses also might move into the proposed shopping center, the newspaper reported. The Bridgeville Fuel Stop gas station next to McDonald’s would be demolished to build an entrance to the shopping center that connects to the Route 50 and Washington Pike intersection. Two other entrances would be built on Daniell Drive near the GetGo gas station. …
Thursday, March 7, 2013
Three drivers arrested for DUI in South Fayette and Collier Township waived their charges to court before their preliminary hearings with District Judge Maureen McGraw-Desmet.
Three drivers arrested for DUI in South Fayette and Collier Township waived their charges to court before their preliminary hearings with District Judge Maureen McGraw-Desmet on March 4. Look below to see all of the preliminary court decisions from this past week. Like the Chartiers Valley Patch Facebook page or sign up for our Daily E-mail Newsletter District Judge Maureen McGraw-Desmet – 3/4 Charges waived to court Charges held for court Sign up for our Daily E-mail Newsletter or Like the Chartiers Valley Patch Facebook page
Friday, March 1, 2013
The man accused of numerous smash-and-grab car break-ins last year in Bridgeville is heading to trial on dozens of charges related to the thefts.
The man accused of numerous smash-and-grab car break-ins last year in Bridgeville is heading to trial on dozens of charges related to the thefts Phillip Acosta, 26, formerly of Bridgeville, waived to court 23 counts of criminal mischief, 18 counts of theft from a motor vehicle, 16 counts of receiving stolen property and six counts of criminal attempt before his preliminary hearing with District Judge Maureen McGraw-Desmet on Feb. 15. Investigators said Acosta admitted to many of the more than 20 “smash-and-grab” car break-ins that occurred in the borough in January 2012. Bridgeville police arrested Acosta in December after investigators said they were able to link him to the break-ins using DNA evidence from blood found at the scene. Most …
Here's a look inside five homes for sale in Rosslyn Farms, South Fayette and Scott Township that are having open houses on Sunday, March 3, 2013.
Like the Chartiers Valley Patch Facebook page or sign up for our Daily E-mail Newsletter Here's a look inside five homes for sale in Scott Township, South Fayette and Rosslyn Farms that are having open houses this weekend! You can search all of the Open Houses in the South Hills of Pittsburgh by going to AOL’s Real Estate page. There are listings of all the homes for sale by checking out our Chartiers Valley Patch Real Estate page. If you know of a great home on the market (maybe you’re selling it!), feel free to add it in the comment section below. To add photos or video of homes for sale, simply click the "Upload Photos and Video" button on this article. In the meantime, take a peek at the interior of some of these homes by clicking the …
Thursday, February 28, 2013
The South Fayette Zoning Board unanimously denied a request to allow coal mining at the former Mayview State Hospital property.
The South Fayette Zoning Board unanimously denied a request from Aloe Brothers LLC to allow mineral extraction from the former Mayview State Hospital property. About 50 people attended Thursday night's public hearing. Residents from South Fayette, Upper St. Clair and Bridgeville spoke out against the proposed surface coal mining. One Bridgeville woman said she was in favor of what the developers needed to do to develop the property. Irving Firman, an attorney on behalf of Upper St. Clair, also attended the hearing. Firman asked Dennis Regan, who is Aloe’s project manager, if he'd consider tabling the application to discuss the plan with Upper St. Clair Township officials. Regan said no. Preston Shimer, president of USC Citizens for Land …
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
The developer that bought the former Mayview State Hospital property is asking South Fayette Township officials to allow it to perform surface mining to remove coal.
The developer that bought the former Mayview State Hospital site three years ago is asking South Fayette Township officials to allow it do a “full-scale mining operation” on the property to remove coal. Aloe Brothers LLC, which in 2010 bought the former state hospital property in South Fayette, wants to conduct surface mining on the land to retrieve coal 40 feet beneath the ground. Dennis Regan, who is Aloe’s project manager, claimed that the coal removal is mainly to stabilize the ground to begin developing the property. According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, there is a coal mine located beneath the property that was used to heat the hospital buildings, but it was abandoned in the 1960s. The newspaper also reported that the state …
Monday, February 25, 2013
Boyce Road in South Fayette will be closed three days this week while construction crews replace a water pipeline.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Mike Jones
Monday, February 25
Boyce Road in South Fayette will be closed three days this week while construction crews replace a 60-year-old water pipeline. The busy road will be closed beginning at 7 a.m. Wednesday and probably won’t reopen until Friday. Pennsylvania American Water, which is overseeing the work, announced the road will be closed between Lawn Shadow and Summit Ridge drives. There are posted detours in the areas around Mayview Road and Washington Pike to alert motorists of alternate routes. “This project will address a recent history of breaks and service interruptions caused by this aging main,” PAWC Operations Superintendent Greg Hlasnick said in a press release. “The investment will improve reliability and flows for firefighting.” The $70,000 project…
Do you know where this photo was taken? Then tell us in the comments section!
Like the Chartiers Valley Patch Facebook page or sign up for our Daily E-mail Newsletter! Do you know where this photo was taken? Then tell us in the comments section! We’re traveling around Bridgeville, Carnegie, Collier, Heidelberg, Scott and South Fayette looking for the interesting places and features that make this area so special. So if you know where this landmark is, offer your guesses or upload your own photos or discuss some of your other favorite places around town.