Dillon Carr, Author at Penn Hills Progress

Author: Dillon Carr


Winter coat drive, Unity Golden meeting and more around Penn Hills
February 23, 2020
Prospective high-schoolers and their parents are invited to attend Redeemer Lutheran High School’s Preview Night, 6:30 p.m. Feb. 27 at the school on Idaho Avenue in Verona. The faculty will share information and answer questions. RSVP to Alison Jackson at 412-793-5884 or admissions@redeemer- oakmont.org.

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Work on Nadine Road to start this week
February 23, 2020
Nadine Road in Penn Hills will be restricted to one lane starting Tuesday and will fully close in March for three months, Allegheny County officials announced Friday.

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Council approves 2020 Parks and Recreation events calendar
February 20, 2020
Penn Hills council approved the municipality’s Parks and Recreation events calendar for 2020, but not without a warning from two members.

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Penn Hills council shoots down proposed graffiti ordinance aimed at property owners
February 19, 2020
Penn Hills administration drafted an ordinance aimed at graffiti after a recent, “isolated” incident, but council shot it down after realizing the law makes the property owner responsible for cleaning up the vandalism.

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Proposed Nalani Johnson Rule would allow Amber Alerts to go out within minutes of abduction
February 19, 2020
What if an Amber Alert had been issued for Nalani Johnson sooner?

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Blighted properties in Lincoln Park slated for demolition
February 19, 2020
Penn Hills council has slated four blighted properties in the Lincoln Park neighborhood of the municipality for demolition.

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Rep. Conor Lamb hosting open house at new office in Penn Hills
February 19, 2020
U.S. Rep. Conor Lamb, D-Mt. Lebanon, will open a district office in Penn Hills.

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Penn Hills paramedics recognized for helping put out house fire
February 18, 2020
Two Penn Hills paramedics who responded to a January house fire received accolades recently for putting out the fire that could have spelled disaster for the 14 people living inside.

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After brief hiatus, Penn Hills and Monroeville police bring back Citizens Academy classes
January 29, 2020
The Penn Hills and Monroeville police departments are bringing back the spring Citizens Academy after a brief hiatus in the fall.

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Census employment opportunities, genealogy group and more at Penn Hills Library
January 29, 2020
The Penn Hills Library will host the following events:

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Valmar Gardens tenants worry about their future among fire, legal battle
January 28, 2020
A Penn Hills man who has lived in the same apartment building for more than a decade worries about its fate after a late-January fire displaced him and his daughter.

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Verona man charged with railroad vandalism, interference with transportation facilities
January 27, 2020
A Verona man tossed a brick at a Port Authority bus when the driver wouldn’t allow him to ride without paying the fare, Port Authority police said.

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Penn Hills Elementary principal nominated for Principal of the Year
January 23, 2020
A Penn Hills Elementary principal is in line to win the distinction of Principal of the Year through a Pittsburgh nonprofit.

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Dairy facilities in Allegheny County get milk money from new state grant program
January 22, 2020
Two dairy facilities in Allegheny County are slated to receive nearly $400,000 in total grant funding as part of a statewide dairy investment program, Sen. Jay Costa Jr. announced on Wednesday.

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Zumba, knitting and book clubs among upcoming activities at Penn Hills Library
January 22, 2020
The Penn Hills Library will host the following events:

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Seneca Hills Village Chorus honors Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
January 20, 2020
As Dora Pryor prepared to sing one of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s favorite songs at her independent living facility in Penn Hills, she remembered where she was in life when the minister and activist was assassinated.

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Penn Hills School District, Charter School of Entrepreneurship receive $35,000 in state grants
January 17, 2020
Five school districts will each get a total of $35,000 in state grants for computer science classes and teacher trainings, Sen. Jay Costa Jr. announced Friday.

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Petrucci proposes 16 ways for Penn Hills to save money
January 16, 2020
Councilman John Petrucci wants to get a head start on fixing what he’s characterized as “hinging on Act 47 financial distress.”

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Winter crafts, baby storytime and more at Penn Hills Library
January 15, 2020
The Penn Hills Library will host the following events:

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Penn Hills council votes to remove Tomasino from head of economic development committee
January 14, 2020
Penn Hills council’s first official item of business for 2020 involved the removal of an economic development committee chairman for something he allegedly did nearly three months ago.

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Calabrese sworn in as mayor of Penn Hills
January 8, 2020
Penn Hills Mayor Pauline Calabrese’s first proclamation after being sworn in as the municipality’s new leader was a “resounding thank you.”

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Penn Hills man charged with multiple felonies because of alleged sexual abuse
January 3, 2020
A Penn Hills man told a 14-year-old girl it was “perfectly normal” for them to engage in sex acts, police said.

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Penn Hills council meeting schedule announced
January 1, 2020
Penn Hills council approved its meetings schedule for 2020.

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Penn Hills Library January lineup announced
January 1, 2020
The Penn Hills Library will host the following events:

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No tax increase in Penn Hills’ 2020 budget
December 31, 2019
Penn Hills adopted a 2020 spending plan without a hike in property taxes.

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Year in review: a look at the biggest Penn Hills stories in 2019
December 30, 2019
Tragedies, celebrations, political shenanigans and the uncanny – Penn Hills saw it all in 2019.

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Penn Hills Library to host ‘Midlife Bliss,’ geneology group
December 27, 2019
The Penn Hills Library will host the following events:

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Petrucci says Penn Hills is in ‘financial crisis’
December 18, 2019
A Penn Hills councilman said the municipality is “hinging on Act 47 financial distress” during council’s second 2020 budget hearing and that proposed wage increases and new hires should be frozen until the budget is ironed out.

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Penn Hills council approves Tax Anticipation Note resolution
December 18, 2019
Council unanimously approved a resolution that allows the manager to take out a $1 million loan from First Commonwealth Bank next year should the municipality need it to pay bills.

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Penn Hills Library happenings for the week of Dec. 18
December 18, 2019
• Children are invited to the library at 6 p.m. Dec. 19 to play with Legos. No need to register.

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Christmas Eve Candlelight Service, art show and more around Penn Hills
December 13, 2019
All are welcome to attend a Christmas Eve Candlelight Service at the Penn Hills Free Methodist Church at 6 p.m. Dec. 24. The church is located at 715 Universal Road in Penn Hills. For more information, please contact the church at 412-793-7263.

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‘A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood’ finally debuts at Penn Hills Cinemas
December 12, 2019
Moviegoers in Penn Hills told a theater owner “It’s you I like” when they picked his theater to watch the Fred Rogers biopic two weeks after the film’s opening weekend.

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Hulton Road in Penn Hills to remain closed into January
December 11, 2019
A portion of Hulton Road in Penn Hills, closed since July due to landslide damage, will continue to be closed into next year, Penn Hills announced Dec. 11.

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Penn Hills CDC granted access to tax credits from Allegheny Conference members
December 11, 2019
The Penn Hills Community Development Corporation now joins 15 others in the Pittsburgh region that are partnered with the Allegheny County Conference on Community Development to get a leg up on receiving state-approved tax credits.

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Penn Hills Holiday Lights festival a delight to the community
December 10, 2019
The annual Holiday Lights Festival at the Penn Hills Municipal Complex offered participants light-heartedness during a heavy season of budget talks and political cartoons.

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