Bridgeville’s police and public works employees will receive identical wage increases for each of the next three years. The new Bridgeville police contract, which was finalized in November, gives full-time officers a 2.5% annual pay increase from 2019 to 2021. The agreement also adds UPMC as a medical insurance option for police officers. Earlier this… [Read More]
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When Rag Top Bar and Grille was destroyed by a fire in 2005, the bar’s owner vowed that his business would return. John Clawson moved closer to making that happen earlier this month when Bridgeville Borough Council unanimously approved a liquor license transfer for the resurrected Rag Tops. The vote followed a brief public hearing… [Read More]
For a good portion of the 20th century, the most powerful man in New York City wasn’t the mayor or the police chief or some Manhattan millionaire. Rather, it was city employee named Robert Moses, whose somewhat mundane job titles—planning commission chairman, parks commissioner, head of tunnels and bridges—belied the tremendous influence he wielded from… [Read More]
December’s Bridgeville Borough Council meeting had a surprisingly festive start when a group of Christmas carolers from New Life Fellowship Church dropped in shortly before roll call on Dec. 10.
For the past few weeks, the Bridgeville Police Department’s Facebook page looked like maybe it was hacked by the Russians and turned into a livestream of Moscow dashboard camera videos. But no. It’s just you people—swerving around school buses, driving into houses, and generally doing all types of ill-thought out things behind the wheel. The… [Read More]
Bridgeville Borough last week unanimously approved a 2019 budget with no real estate tax increase. Holding line on taxes is particularly notable considering the June flood that drained the borough government of nearly $400,000 in clean-up costs and other expenses. Councilman Joe Verduci, who heads the finance committee, credited borough manager Lori Collins with keeping… [Read More]
ROLL CALL VISITORS, PLEASE STATE NAMES AND ADDRESSES MINUTES A motion of the Borough Council regarding the minutes of the November 12, 2018 regular meeting as submitted. A motion of the Borough Council regarding the minutes of the November 20, 2018 Budget Workshop Meeting as submitted. ORDINANCE NO. 1005 A motion of the Borough Council… [Read More]
This year’s Winter Blast featured Santa Claus, a bonfire, an ice-carver, and plenty of hot beverages. But as usual, the real attraction was Bridgeville’s small-town charm, which seems to reach its apex each December when residents gather at Triangle Park to usher in the holiday season. Here are some photos and video from this… [Read More]
Despite the financial toll incurred by this summer’s flooding, Bridgeville Borough will not raise property taxes in 2019, according to a proposed budget [PDF] now available for public review.
Pittsburgh used to be famous for its air pollution, and as of this year, the area still has some of the lowest-quality air in the United States. But few air pollution events in the nation’s history rival what happened an hour away, in Donora, Pa., in 1948. An atmospheric event turned the town’s already… [Read More]