Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

THE EAST AT A GLANCE [Derived Headline]

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

THE EAST AT A GLANCE [Derived Headline]

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BRADDOCK

New use likely for Good Shepherd School

The Pittsburgh Catholic Diocese announced last week that it would consolidate several schools in the region, including Good Shepherd School in Braddock, Word of God School in Swissvale and St. Maurice School in Forest Hills.

Braddock Mayor John Fetterman said he's "sad to see them leave," but he said a new purpose that would benefit the borough likely will be found for the building.

The building's indoor basketball court would be ideal for a basketball league, and agencies such as Heritage Community Initiatives might seek space in the building, Mr. Fetterman said.

The three schools will merge next school year at the St. Maurice site and be called East Catholic.

BRADDOCK HILLS

Volunteers sought to build Propel playground

Propel Braddock Hills is seeking volunteers to help build a playground to benefit the school and the community.

The design of the playground is based on drawings created by children who participated in a Design Day event in February. Features include a rock wall, racing slides, swings and climbing structures. Also planned are trees, a butterfly garden and a tiled mosaic designed by students.

Propel is looking for 125 volunteers to help build the playground on April 27. Registration begins at 8 a.m., and a ribbon-cutting ceremony is scheduled for 2:30 p.m.

Details: www.propelschools.org.

CHURCHILL

Borough to hold bunny parade Saturday

Churchill's annual bunny parade will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday.

The parade route is available on Councilman Ray Jurewicz's blog, churchillcares.blogspot.com.

DELMONT

Police to hold ball for law enforcement

Tickets are on sale for the first Police Ball for Southwestern Pennsylvania Law Enforcement.

The ball will raise funds to create a K-9 squad for the region, including the purchase, training and care of the K-9 unit.

Tickets are $75 per person or $100 for a couple.

Tickets are available via PayPal on the department's blog at swrpd.blogspot.com or by mailing a check to 10 Main St., Belle Vernon, PA 15012.

Details: Brynnly Mazzie, 412-327-8124.

EAST ALLEGHENY

Board authorizes fact-finding

School directors this week authorized fact-finding related to the negotiations between the district and the East Allegheny Education Association, the teachers' union.

The district's current three-year contract with the teachers' union will expire June 30. School board President Gerri McCullough said Monday negotiations for a new contract are going well.

* Directors approved four field trips and withheld approval for two others: to The Pittsburgh Playhouse and to Romp n' Roll in Glenshaw.

District business manager Toni Valicenti said administrators want to know how many students are going on the field trips and have some other questions answered before approving them. …

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