Tony LaRussa, Author at PineCreek Journal

Author: Tony LaRussa


The Week: North Hills – March 15-28, 2020
March 27, 2020
Here are some of recent Tribune-Review news stories and features from the North Hills.

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North Hills communities to be impacted by waste hauling changes
March 26, 2020
The waste hauler for a majority of North Hills communities is suspending some of its services to prepare for a possible drop in its workforce due to the coronavirus outbreak.

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North Hills residents respond to call for food donations to help neighbors
March 25, 2020
Scores of North Hills residents on Wednesday responded to a call for food donations by dropping off hundreds of pounds of groceries in a single hour at a Hampton church parking lot.

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Sisters of Divine Providence holding ‘Super Sweepstakes’ for charity
March 25, 2020
Plenty of people who take a chance at winning some cash hope for a little divine intervention to sway the odds in their favor.

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Most parks in North Hills open, visitors advised to guard against exposure to coronavirus
March 24, 2020
Ross Township today joined several others in the North Hills by shutting down parks and recreational facilities to help limit exposure to the coronavirus.

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North Hills Community Outreach holding food drive Wednesday
March 24, 2020
A North Hills charity is holding a food drive on Wednesday afternoon to help families running low on supplies.

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North Hills municipalities differ on need to cancel public meetings to curb coronavirus spread
March 17, 2020
Officials in several North Hills municipalities have decided to proceed with public voting meetings with some restrictions to reduce the chances of spreading the coronavirus while others are taking a more cautious tact by canceling the gatherings altogether.

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Allegheny County police cracking down on North Park speeders
March 10, 2020
Allegheny County police are planning to step up speed enforcement in North Park after complaints about drivers ignoring the posted speed limits.

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Grown-ups can put their eye on the prize at adult Easter egg hunt in North Park
March 7, 2020
Hunting for Easter eggs isn’t just kid stuff.

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Paid census takers needed for decennial count of North Hills population
March 4, 2020
The U.S. Census Bureau is hiring people in the North Hills to help with the massive job of counting the nation’s population this spring and summer.The part-time temporary positions pay $23.50 an hour and involve door-to-door canvasing of residents who did not respond to the Census survey before the end of April.

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5 school districts in North Hills receiving part of $53.7 million in state school security grants
February 28, 2020
Five school districts in the North Hills will receive a share of the $53.7 million in state grants to improve school safety, according to two local lawmakers.

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Local school districts asked to remove policies restricting religious liberties
February 7, 2020
Allegheny County school districts — including two in the North Hills and six others in the region — have been asked to change school policies that violate the constitutional right of students to freely express their religious beliefs, according to a nonprofit legal organization specializing in First Amendment issues.

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North Hills Genealogists hosting program on maximizing Google when searching for family history
January 30, 2020
The North Hills Genealogists Club will host a free program Feb. 17 on using the Google search engine to locate family history records.

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Rabbi to speak at New Year’s Eve peace vigil hosted by Benedictine Sisters of Pittsburgh
December 24, 2019
The Benedictine Sisters of Pittsburgh are hosting a New Year’s Eve peace vigil Dec. 31 featuring a presentation by Rabbi Jonathan Perlman that will focus on “forgiveness through the lens of Judaism and Christianity.”

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‘Blessed forward’ meals by Eden schools provide thousands of Thanksgiving dinners for homeless shelter
November 27, 2019
When students at Eden Christian Academy gathered for their annual Thanksgiving meal last year, they weren’t necessarily thinking about finding a new way to help the less fortunate.

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Spaghetti dinner at A.W. Beattie to help buy e-readers for Children’s Hospital patients
September 19, 2019
A Pine Township teen is holding a spaghetti dinner Oct. 12 at the A.W. Beattie Career Center to raise money to buy e-readers for patients at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh as part of his Eagle Scout project.

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Northern Regional Police will pay $175K to settle lawsuit alleging woman’s rights were violated
September 17, 2019
The board that oversees the Northern Regional Police Department has agreed to pay a West Mifflin woman $175,000 plus legal fees to settle a federal lawsuit filed after she was jailed and reported to immigration officials during a traffic stop in Pine Township, according to court documents.

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Planned power outage to upgrade system will affect customers in 4 North Hills communities
July 15, 2019
Several hundred property owners in four North Hills municipalities will be without power next Tuesday while upgrades are being made to electrical facilities, officials announced.

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North Hills museums offer history lessons to help keep kids learning in summer
June 17, 2019
Parents in the North Hills looking for ways to keep their kids busy during summer won’t have to travel far to include some fun history lessons.

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Mind, body, spirit focus of cancer wellness seminar in Pine
June 5, 2019
A non-profit organization called Faith & Gratitude is hosting a cancer wellness seminar for patients and caregivers from 1 to 2:30 p.m. June 23 at the Pine Community Center.

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Joe Bullick, longtime curator of North Hills historical memorabilia, dies
May 29, 2019
Long-time North Hills historian Joe Bullick, whose eclectic collection of local history artifacts and American memorabilia is housed in the McCandless/Northern Allegheny Heritage Center in McCandless, has died, town officials announced.

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North Hills DUI Task Force plans weekend checkpoints, patrols
May 17, 2019
The North Hills DUI Task Force, which comprises officers from a dozen communities, will be out looking for impaired drivers this weekend.

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Group hosting community blood drive & party at Painting with a Twist in Wexford
April 26, 2019
A non-profit organization that supports organ transplant patients, donors and their families is holding a community blood drive party from 3 to 8 p.m. on Monday, May 6 at Painting with a Twist in Wexford.

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Crisis Center North hosting ‘Cocktails & Cuisine’ fundraiser in Bradford Woods
April 22, 2019
Crisis Center North is promising “a night for foodies who care” at its 12th annual fundraising event “Cocktails & Cuisine” from 6 to 10 p.m. on Friday May 17 at The Woodlands Foundation’s campus in Bradford Woods.

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Jergel’s fundraiser to honor teen who lost cancer battle
April 1, 2019
The family of a Pine-Richland High School student who died last spring following a 20-month long battle with a rare form of cancer is hosting a fundraiser in his name on Sunday at Jergel’s Rhythm Grille to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

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North Hills gardening enthusiasts making it easy to get growing this spring
April 1, 2019
Gardeners itching to get out and start beautifying their landscapes and grow fresh produce can pick up a wide variety of flowers and plants at a number of upcoming events in the North Hills:

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