This Sunday, Sept. 2, Beloved Tribe is hosting an end-of-summer block party from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at it’s 244 Station Street location. This free event includes hotdogs, kona ice truck, cotton candy, popcorn, face paint, and music. “We just wanted to offer the community a little fun before fall starts and to close… [Read More]
Archives for August 2018
Full video of the Aug. 28 Chartiers Valley School Board meeting.
If this sounds like you’ve heard this story before, it’s because you have. Last week was the fourth time in two months that former Bridgeville Mayor Pat DeBlasio Jr. asked borough council to rescind its $488,000 contribution from the Chartiers Creek bridge widening project and invest that money in local flood alleviation. “That’s $488,000 of… [Read More]
Bridgeville police officer Eric Cersosimo received a thank you letter from a driver he assisted following a car wreck in July. The woman was driving on McLaughlin Run Road when she mis-judged the sharp left turn near the park. Her car veered through the grass and over the embankment near the creek. Cersosimo responded to… [Read More]
The June 20 flood that damaged scores of properties along McLaughlin Creek also put a hurting on Bridgeville’s 2018 budget. To date, the borough has spent $58,000—nearly 2% of its annual budget—on flood-related costs. That’s before accounting for additional employee wages incurred during the flood, nor the cost of hiring two major vendors to assist… [Read More]
Bridgeville’s Baldwin Street flood-control project won’t begin for at least a few years—if it ever begins at all. But talk of the borough acquiring private land to reshape the Baldwin Street/Bower Hill Road corridor has some residents concerned about receiving lowball offers for their property or being forced out through eminent domain. Council president Mike… [Read More]
MEMBERS PRESENT:Council President, Michael TolmerCouncil Vice President, Bruce GhelarducciCouncil:William HendersonJoseph ColosimoJoe VerduciNino Petrocelli, Sr.Virginia Schneider ALSO PRESENT:Mayor, Betty CopelandSolicitor, Thomas McDermottEngineer, Joe SitesBorough Manager, Lori CollinsPolice Officer, Roger ItzelFire Chief, William ChilleoABSENT:SouthBridge EMS, Dan Miller The meeting is opened with the pledge of allegiance and a moment of silence for the sick, handicapped, departed, military… [Read More]
Many people have tried and many people have come up short, but this could be your year. This could be the moment that you prove yourself the greatest chili maker in the southwest suburbs and beyond. This could be the year that you earn the right to call yourself the King of Cayenne. The Queen… [Read More]
It will take years before the proposed Baldwin Street plan provides flood alleviation, but borough officials could pursue a faster, parallel strategy.
The borough’s environmental consultant provides details about the plan being developed to reduce the Bridgeville’s flood risk. Estimated the cost more than $30 million, the Baldwin Street plan, as it has been called, would likely require a decade or more to fully execute.