Archive for April, 2013

McCandless Crossing, located in the Town of McCandless, is a commercial and residential development of 130 acres on both the east and west sides of McKnight Road.  The development’s design includes a town center for residents of McCandless and of neighboring communities.   In the fourth phase,  now under construction, restaurants and more than 50 residential units are being added.   Click here to read more.

The McCandless Crossing development includes:

  • 50+ New Town Homes, click here to read more.
  • Doodlebugs Day Care, click here to read more.
  • Drive-through Panera Bread and other eateries, click here to read more.
  • Cinemark Theater, click here to read more.
  • Hilton Hotel, Restaurants, Retail Shops, and more, click here to read more.

McCandless Crossing

Additional articles about McCandless Crossing:

McCandless Crossing Update: Site Prep Begins for Final Phase
Cinemark theater earns approval at McCandless Crossing
Mixed-use neighborhoods finding a place in Western Pennsylvania
McCandless Crossing Update: Three Restaurants Signed, No Decision on Grocery Store
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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Push continues to keep North Allegheny’s Peebles school open

Residents of North Allegheny School District’s largest municipality continued to plead with the school board April 17 to keep all elementary schools open and to reduce class sizes.

The board is scheduled to vote in May on a proposal to close Peebles Elementary School in McCandless because of excess capacity in the elementary buildings. If the closing is approved, district administrators have said they are willing to delay the move until 2014-15.

But McCandless parents say excess capacity exists only because class sizes have increased this year after some retiring teachers were not replaced.

To read more,  click here.
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North Allegheny board upgrades school technology, security

The North Allegheny School Board Wednesday approved wiring upgrades and security measures for its buildings.

Eight board members voted to finance $4 million in technology improvements through a low-interest loan from PNC Bank. Projects include replacing the network infrastructure equipment and upgraded data wiring for all seven elementary schools and installing wireless coverage in each district building.

To read more, click here.

There are only two school board meetings left before the May 22nd proposed vote to close Peebles:

1. April 24 = Regular Meeting (open to the public)

2. May 15 = Work Session (open to the public)

Residents interested in registering to speak can do so by contacting School Board Secretary Rose Mary Ryan at rryan@northallegheny.org or 412-369-5437.

The meeting will be held at 7pm in the Central Administrative Office Board Room.

Today is the last day to register to vote in the primary election on Tuesday, May 21st.

Check your registration, access necessary forms, and find other information by clicking here.

North Allegheny Patch

Ralph Pagone: Incumbent Seeks Another Term on North Allegheny School Board

Richard Cook, North Allegheny Patch

“Ralph J. Pagone, a North Allegheny graduate and parent, is seeking his third consecutive term on the North Allegheny School Board.”

Click here to link to the complete article.

SaveNASchools has formed a Political Action Committee (PAC) to support candidates for the North Allegheny School Board. The name of the PAC is “The Committee to Save NA Schools” and it is registered with the Allegheny County Board of Elections.

The Committee to Save NA Schools endorses the following 3 candidates:

TRIO

These candidates were selected because they are committed to:

5 reasons

To read candidate bios, make a donation, and learn more about the PAC, please click here.

May 21st is the primary election for school board candidates. Most of the time, school board members are determined in the primary election. The top 4 vote getters on the Democrat and Republican ballot are the only names that appear on the ballot in November.

To vote in the May 21st primary election, you must be registered by April 22nd as a Democrat or Republican. There are four school board seats up for election and each seat is for a four-year term.

Your vote on May 21st will impact the board’s vote on May 22nd.

How can I find out if I am registered to vote?

  • You can find out if you are registered to vote (and your party affiliation) by clicking here.  You will also be able to find your polling place.
  • You can also call the Allegheny County Elections Division at (412) 350-4510 to confirm your registration.



I’m not registered to vote.  Where can I register?

  • You can register to vote by mail.  Registration-by-mail forms are available online here.
  • You should download, print, complete and sign the form.

Then send it to:
Attn: Voter Registration Section
Division of Elections
Allegheny County
542 Forbes Ave.,
Room 609
Pittsburgh, PA 15219-2953

  • Forms can be requested from the Allegheny County Elections Division by calling (412) 350-4510.



What if I want to change my party affiliation from Independent so that I can vote in this primary?

  • You can submit a new voter registration form.  When completing the form, ensure you select the box that says Change of Party [Box 2].



When do I need to register to vote or change my affiliation in order to vote in the primary?

  • Registration-by-mail forms must be postmarked no later than the voter registration deadline in order to be processed for the upcoming primary.  For the primary on May 21, your form must be postmarked by April 22, 2013.