Public Announcements

Edgewood Borough is looking for Commission Volunteers

Would you like to help serve your local government, and have a voice in choices made in your neighborhood administration?

Right now, there are openings in both the Civil Service Commission and the Planning Commission in the Borough of Edgewood. The Civil Service Commission oversees and creates the policies and procedures for the Edgewood Borough Police Department. The Planning Commission oversees the administration of zoning and building within Edgewood.

If you have any questions, or would like to submit a letter of interest and a resume, please contact Borough Manager Rob Zahorchak at manager@edgewoodboro.com or call 412-242-4824.

We hope our residents will be proud to be involved in our community!

2019 Edgewood Parking Permits  - Available at the Borough Office Monday, Dec. 3

2019 Parking Permits will be available for purchase at the Borough Office at 2 Race Street starting Monday, December 3.

Visit our Parking Permit page on our website at: www.edgewood.pgh.pa.us/edgewood-overnightparking.htm for more details and for a printable application. Residents will need to bring current copies of their insurance and registration forms, as well as proof of residency. (Digital copies from your mobile device are acceptable.)

Pick yours up before the 2018 permits expire on January 2!

Call 412-242-4824 or email office@edgewoodboro.com with any questions

Parking Ban Lifted

Mayor Wilson has lifted the Overnight Parking Ban effective Wednesday, November 21 through Sunday, November 25.

2019 Parking Passes

2019 Borough parking passes will go on sale December 3, 2018.

For more information and to download our 2019 Parking Permit Application visit our Parking Permit Page.

2019 Budget Meeting 

A public hearing on the proposed 2019 General Fund, Sewer Fund, and Highway Fund Budgets will be held on December 3, 2018 at 7pm in Council Chambers.

The 2019 Budgets are available for review

Draft copies of the 2019 General Fund, Sewer Fund, and Highway Fund Budgets are available for inspection at the Borough Building between 8:30 am and 5 pm; The C.C. Mellor Memorial Library; and digitally by clicking here.

Leaf Collection

Leaf collection will resume regular collection starting Monday, November 26 (weather permitting).  

View the 2018 schedule  

Volunteers Needed

Volunteers are needed for Edgewood Borough’s Civil Service Commission and Planning Commission. 

Click here for more information.

Annual Budget Meeting Saturday, November 17, 2018

The 2019 Edgewood Borough Budget meeting will be held from 8am-Noon this Saturday, Nov 17 in Council Chambers at 2 Race Street. This meeting is open to the public.

Tai Chi Winter Session – held inside the Koenig Field House

Join us for Tai Chi in the Park, the newest addition to our fitness offerings for adults in Edgewood. All classes will take place in the Field House at Koenig Field at 301 Greendale Avenue, Edgewood PA 15218.

Jon Wilson leads this class Mondays from 7:30-8:30pm January 7 through February 25.

Pre-register for $70 by returning the registration form and fee to Recreation at 2 Race Street, Edgewood, PA 15218. Drop-in fee is $15. (So pre-registration can save you over 60% on all classes!)

Be sure to arrive 15 minutes early to complete your registration form if you are dropping in. Click Here for the registration form. Pre-registration ends December 31. This class is for adults 18 and over

Be sure to wear loose-fitting, comfortable clothing. If you have any questions, contact Jessica at office@edgewoodboro.com or 412-242-4824 We hope you'll enjoy this peaceful time to center yourself!

About the Instructor: Jon is the Assistant Instructor at Steel Dragon Martial Arts in Lawrenceville. He teaches an after-school Kung Fu program at Reserve Primary School in Shaler as well as ongoing classes at Shepherd Wellness in Bloomfield. He trains and teaches in several different styles of Kung Fu including: Wu Style Tai Chi, Ying Jow Kuen, Bagua Zhang, and Xing-Yi Quan. In 2012, he became the Senior Disciple of Chris Young under the Yin Cheng Gong Fa lineage.

Edgewood Historical Society - Influenza Epidemic Discussion on Weds., Nov. 7, 2018

The world's deadliest influenza pandemic - sometimes called the "Spanish Flu" or "the Gripe" - swept through Pittsburgh and the region in the fall of 1918.

Among those charged with trying to slow it down and save lives was Dr. Adolph Koenig - the medical supervisor for Allegheny County and a noted Edgewood resident.

The first officially recorded flu death of a Pittsburgh-area resident was on Oct. 5, 1918, though it is believed an increased number of pneumonia deaths in the weeks prior actually were flu-related. Pittsburgh had the highest death rate of any major U.S. city that year. More than one in every 100 people died, which was twice the national mortality rate, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. At its height, someone in Pittsburgh came down with the flu every 70 seconds and while the virus killed someone every 10 minutes.

Dr. Koenig suggested that people gargle several times a day with "a tablespoon of salt and one of baking powder in a glass of water," according to "Pittsburgh in the Great Epidemic of 1918." He also recommended that people avoid alcohol as well as eat and drink moderately. Doctors in 1918, however, knew nothing of viruses.

It is estimated that about 500 million people - or one-third of the world's population - were sickened and that at least 50 million people died worldwide, according to the CDC. Some 675,000 of those deaths were in the United States. Pittsburgh hospitals treated nearly 24,000 people for the flu, and more than 4,500 residents died, according to data from Pittsburgh Mercy Health System. One of them was Dr. Koenig's son, Eugene. He was 20 years old.

The Edgewood Historical Society will discuss the 1918 influenza pandemic and Dr. Koenig from 6:30-8 p.m., Nov. 7, at the Edgewood Club. Please join us.

Boys and Girls Basketball Registration open until December 5, 2018

Girls and Boys ages 6-15 are welcome to play, and there is no need to be an Edgewood resident to play with us. Registration begins on November 1 and ends on December 5. Registration fee is $60.

Play begins on January 2 and the season lasts until the first week of March. It’s a great way to stay active during those winter months! All practices and games are held at Edgewood Primary Gymnasium, and are subject to school closings in cases of inclement weather.

Click this link to register: https://go.teamsnap.com/forms/150986.

Click Here for an informational flyer with all the details about Edgewood Youth Basketball.

Edgewood Stands United

The Borough of Edgewood stands united with our fellow communities against Antisemitism and all acts of hatred and violence. Eleven people were killed and 6 wounded at the Tree of Life Synagogue on October 27, 2018 -- family members, neighbors, friends, and colleagues to many Edgewood residents. As the community continues to grieve such tragic loss, many residents are asking what they can do to help friends and the community heal. Here are a few suggestions:

Donate Funds to help those who were targeted by hate

The Tree of Life Synagogue accepts donations directly through its website https://www.tolols.org and Dor Hadash through its website http://dorhadash.net.

The Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society offers legal assistance, psycho-social care and safe economic opportunities for refugees of all religious backgrounds. You can donate to HIAS through its website https://www.hias.org.

Donate Blood

There is still a need for O-positive, O-negative and platelet donations. Appointments can be made by calling Vitalant (formerly Central Blood Bank) 866-366-6771 or the Red Cross Pittsburgh: Phone: (888) 217-9599.

And, you can be KIND. Every Day. To Everyone. Practice KINDNESS; teach KINDNESS. Take the time to get to know your neighbors, care for them, and remember that we are all neighbors to one another.

Leaf Pickup Delayed Until Further Notice

Unfortunately, the Borough's leaf machine is badly damaged and in need of extreme repairs.

Leaf Pickup is delayed until further notice. We ask that you please bag and dispose of your own leaves during this time.

Fall Festival, Saturday, October 27, 2018

Join us this Saturday for Fall Festival at Koenig Field! Originally set for Saturday, Oct. 20, we rescheduled due to heavy rains last week. So there’s another chance to join us for this Edgewood tradition! Of course, cider and cookies will be served thanks to the Edgewood Foundation, Hayrides will be provided by the Edgewood Volunteer Fire Department, and crafts and games will be held in the field house. Join us Saturday, Oct. 27!

Three Honored at Edgewood Council Meeting

Officer Bryan Wyke, Officer Frederick Livingston and Mary Leigh Scuilli were honored at the October 1, 2018 Council Meeting.

First, Officer Bryan Wyke was honored for his immediate response that saved the life of choking infant. Mayor Wilson proclaimed October 4, 2018 "Officer Bryan Wyke Day" in Edgewood.

Second, Officer Frederick Livingston was honored for his longstanding commitment to Edgewood, for his dedication in organizing the Citizen's Police Academy and receiving training to become a Juvenile Officer and for receiving a Master's Degree in Criminal Justice. Mayor Wilson proclaimed October 5, 2018 "Officer Frederick Livingston Day" in Edgewood.

Last and certainly not least, Mary Leigh Scuilli, also known as Mrs. Scuilli to all the current and former students in Edgewood, retired this year, after serving 47 years as a beloved Crossing Guard. Mrs. Scuilli's fine work, dedication and true love for all Edgewood students was well known. Mrs. Scuilli will be missed, but we were honored to have her service for nearly half a century. Mayor Wilson proclaimed October 3, 2018 "Mrs. Mary Leigh Scuilli Day" in Edgewood.

Click here to view Photos on Facebook

Construction Alert:

Construction of the Sanders Avenue crosswalk at S. Braddock Avenue begins tonight at 7pm. Construction will run 7pm-5am tonight until Saturday morning and then Monday night through Friday morning starting next week and run through at least October 19, 2018. Improvements include pedestrian islands, signage, and lighted signals. Thank you for your patience.

Help wanted- Crossing Guard

The Edgewood Police Department is accepting applications for a Crossing Guard. Interested candidates should fill out an application and deliver it to the Edgewood Municipal Building located at 2 Race Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15218, Attention Chief Robert Payne.

 Applications are also available at the municipal building.

Leaf Pickup will resume mid-October (weather permitting)

Please be aware that leaf pickup is not possible on rainy or wet days.  Do not place yard waste at the curb - the machine can only collect LEAVES.  Branches and other debris can damage the machine.  Leaves are collected in the Borough to protect our sewers and waterways from clogging and overflow.  Leaf collection ends in mid-December, depending on weather and when the first snow arrives.

Click here to download the 2018 Leaf Pickup Schedule.

Free Flu Shot Clinic at the Borough Building on October 10

Flu vaccines will be provided free of charge at the Borough Building at 2 Race Street Edgewood, PA 15218. Shots are available at a first-come first-served basis for people 18 years of age or older through the generosity of the McKeesport Hospital Foundation, UPMC East, UPMC McKeesport, UPMC Health Plan and Eastern Area Prehospital Services. Influenza (Flu) vaccines contain the H1N1 vaccine.

Keep our community healthy and get your FREE flu vaccine at the Borough Building this season!

Flu shots will not be given to pregnant women in their 1st trimester.

Dewey Street Construction

Attention residents of Dewey Street: Peoples Natural Gas Co. will be replacing lines on both sides of the street over the next 30-40 days. Please pardon the inconvenience this work may cause. Peoples will repave the sidewalks and entire street as part of their restoration.

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