Author: Tony LaRussa


Hampton Alliance for Educational Excellence provides grants to Hampton Township SD
May 28, 2020
A trio of grants totaling more than $32,500 will be used to buy musical instruments for grade school kids and expand Science, Technology, Engineering and Math education in the Hampton Township School District.

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North Hills primary voting locations announced
May 27, 2020
Registered voters living in the North Hills who have not returned a mail-in ballot for the June 2 primary will be limited to one polling location for the municipality in which they live, according to Allegheny County election officials.

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McCandless taps retired real estate executive to fill vacancy on town council
May 26, 2020
McCandless has filled the vacancy for the Ward 2 representative to town council.

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Free drive-thru covid-19 testing available at CVS in McCandless, Hampton, Verona
May 14, 2020
Two of the nine new drive-thru covid-19 test sites being opened in Pennsylvania by CVS will be located in the North Hills, the pharmacy chain announced today.

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Hampton teacher 1 of 12 finalists for Pennsylvania’s Teacher of the Year award
May 13, 2020
A longtime educator with the Hampton Township School District is among the dozen finalists for the 2021 Pennsylvania Teacher of the Year award, Gov. Tom Wolf announced today.

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McCandless mulls creative solution for speeding as stop sign request to state likely to fail
May 12, 2020
Despite several McCandless residents pleading for stop signs at a busy intersection in their neighborhood, the location likely doesn’t meet the state’s criteria for putting them up, according to town officials.

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Hampton Township sets mid-June target for opening community swimming pool
May 8, 2020
Hampton Community Pool won’t be open in time for the Memorial Day holiday this year because of the state-mandated shutdown.

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Passavant hospital team provides update on response to coronavirus cases in North Hills
May 5, 2020
A team of experts from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center say the initial surge of coronavirus cases in the North Hills appears to be leveling out, but pockets of people infected with the potentially deadly virus remain.

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Part of Route 8 down to single lane in both directions through December for work
May 1, 2020
Starting Monday, a seven-month improvement project along Route 8 in Hampton and Richland townships will result in single-lane restrictions in both directions, PennDOT announced.

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Waste Management resuming yard waste, bulk pickup items
April 29, 2020
Starting Monday, residents in North Hills communities served by Waste Management can resume putting yard waste out for pickup and scheduling collection of bulk waste items.

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Hampton council plans discussion on proposal to let residents raise chickens
April 23, 2020
Barbara Ann McMonigal has fond memories of keeping chickens as pets while growing up in California and later while living in Colorado.

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Coronavirus fears prompt cancellation of summer youth program for kids in North Allegheny district
April 21, 2020
A summer recreation program for kids in four North Hills communities has been canceled due to the Coronavirus pandemic, officials announced.

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North Hills charity collecting, distributing free food to families struggling amid shutdown
April 21, 2020
North Hills Community Outreach will distribute free food to residents in several communities Thursday.

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Police locate McCandless woman missing since March 17
April 16, 2020
A McCandless woman who was missing for two week has been located and is safe, Allegheny County police said this afternoon.

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Hampton School District gets creative with plans to honor graduating seniors
April 16, 2020
Faced with orders to keep schools closed for the remainder of the year, Hampton School District officials have come up with a plan to celebrate graduating seniors.

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Vehicle procession draws hundreds to honor UPMC Passavant health workers
April 16, 2020
Residents and emergency responders in the North Hills showed their appreciation for health care workers at UPMC Passavant Wednesday night with a boisterous procession of vehicles with horns honking and lights flashing through the hospital’s campus in McCandless.

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First of four food drives this month being held Friday in McCandless
April 15, 2020
Friday will be the first of four food drives being held this month by the Town of McCandless to help people struggling during the mandated shutdown to help curb the spread of coronavirus.

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McCandless sewer authority helps with project to add permanent potties to busy North Park sites
April 15, 2020
Signs warning against physical contact faced an empty North Park playground this week as the coronavirus continued to spread. But when regular activities resume, visitors to two popular spots for kids will no longer have to use portable toilets.

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Vehicle procession at UPMC Passavant will honor health care workers
April 15, 2020
North Hills residents can show their support for health care workers by participating in procession of vehicles at UPMC Passavant hospital in McCandless.

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North Hills communities using technology to hold ‘public’ meetings during stay-at-home order
April 7, 2020
Most municipalities in the North Hills are planning to use technology or some other method to conduct public voting meetings while the state is under a mandated stay-at-home order to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

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Carnegie Mellon, Chatham archivists discuss using college archives on North Hills Genealogists livestream
April 6, 2020
To comply with the mandated stay-at-home order to slow the spread of coronavirus, the North Hills Genealogists Club is replacing its regular monthly program at La Roche University with a livestreaming presentation at 7 p.m. on April 20.

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North Hills school districts close buildings, fields; switch to remote learning
April 2, 2020
School districts in the North Hills are taking various steps to implement the governor’s decision to close all schools indefinitely to help reduce the spread of coronavirus.

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North Hills pizza chain helps feed customers with 1,000 free pies
April 1, 2020
A staple of North Hills restaurants helped keep its hungry hunkered-down customers fed on Wednesday by passing out 1,000 free pizzas.

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Virus cases in North Hills jump 22.6% in single day
March 31, 2020
Officials are urging residents to strictly adhere to the governor’s stay-at-home order as covid-19 spreads to Allegheny County suburbs including the North Hills, where the number of cases jumped more than 22% in one day.

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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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Student art exhibit at Block Northway an explosion of creativity and color
January 21, 2020
Art created by students from four North Hills high schools is on display at The Block Northway shopping center in Ross Township through Feb. 7.

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Haggis, pipe music set the tone for annual ode to Scottish poet Robert Burns
January 8, 2020
A celebration of all things Scottish will be held Jan. 25 at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in McCandless.

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North Hills residents warned about scammers posing as Penn Power employees
September 16, 2019
Officials in several North Hills communities have issued a warning for residents to be aware of two separate scams involving people posing as representatives from Penn Power.

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Milkshake Factory debuting ‘Shalieve Shake’ to honor Steelers’ Ryan Shazier
August 29, 2019
The Milk Shake Factory will celebrate the opening of a new location in the McCandless Crossing shopping center on Friday with a pep rally featuring Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier.

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Registration open for Passavant Hospital Foundation’s annual run/walk in North Park
July 31, 2019
The Passavant Hospital Foundation is holding its 7th Annual Run/Walk at the North Park Pool Loop at 7 p.m. Aug. 16 to raise money to help support outreach, education and grant-making at UPMC’s campuses in McCandless and Cranberry.

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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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