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5/3/15 - added photo of Nolan's Hardware in 1995.
4/24/15 - added 1988 Resurrection Kindergarten class photo.
4/20/15 - added photos of a tragic bus/trolley collision on February 10, 1978.
4/12/15 - added photos to our page on the Brookline Knights 1980 Twerps championship.
4/11/15 - updated page on the Brookline Elementary School Garden.
4/8/15 - updated online archive of The Brookline, a monthly publication (2008-present).
4/5/15 - added several more street scene
images of Brookline As Seen From Above.
4/2/15 - added photos of Pittsburgh's Subway Construction in the early-1980s.
3/29/15 - native son James W. Gormley was inducted into the Soldiers and Sailors Hall of Valor.
3/21/15 - added photos from the Brookline Recreation Center's 1989 Men's League All-Star Game.
3/21/15 - added photos from the Brookline Recreation Center's 1989 Pgh Parks 100th Anniversary.
3/20/15 - updated page for the Brookline Recreation Center's 2015 Indoor Soccer Program.
3/16/15 - added some photos to the Rt51/Rt88 reconstruction page.
The Sea of Signs at the Route 51/Route 88
construction project - March 16, 2015.
3/14/15 - updated page for the 2015 Citiparks Traveling Basketball League.
3/11/15 - added photos from the Brookline Recreation Center's 1988 Men's League All-Star Game.
3/10/15 - added picture of Pittsburgh's Point in February 2015.
3/10/15 - added map of Pittsburgh as it might have appeared in J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle Earth.
3/10/15 - added photos from an April 1988 Boulevard Sidewalk Sale.
3/7/15 - online registration is now available for the 2015 Brookline Breeze, to be held August 8.
2/28/15 - added an interactive mine map that covers the majority of the Brookline community.
2/26/15 - added 1913 article on Oak Station
safety training to the section on Brookline's Oak Mine.
2/17/15 - added 1960 Brookline Elementary kindergarten class photo.
2/17/15 - added 1949 Resurrection 1st Grade class photo.
2/17/15 - added two 1968 Resurrection 8th Grade class photos.
2/17/15 - added 1979 Resurrection 8th Grade class roster.
2/17/15 - added 1962 Resurrection 2nd Grade communion photo.
2/17/15 - added 1961 Resurrection 8th Grade class photo.
2/17/15 - added 1957 Resurrection 4th Grade class photo.
2/17/15 - added 1969 Resurrection 2nd Grade communion photo.
2/10/15 - updated page on Brookline's old movie theatres.
2/3/15 - added page showing old homes and
businesses that are part of Lost Brookline.
1/29/15 - added 1968 Resurrection 8th Grade class photo.
1/25/15 - added page on the small town of Reflectorville (1890-1920).
1/22/15 - updated page on the history of Brookline Boulevard.
1/12/15 - added some Pittsburgh Coal Company maps
to the section on Brookline's Oak Mine.
1/8/15 - added photos of the 2014/2015 Brookline Elementary varsity basketball teams.
1/6/15 - added video link to the page Brookline As Seen From Above in the Fall of 2014.
... 2014 ...
12/31/14 - updated page on South Hills High School.
12/31/14 - added photos of Chick's Corner Store, located near South Hills High School.
12/29/14 - added some photos from a 1978 Awards Banquet at the Brookline Recreation Center.
12/28/14 - added some photos from a 1977 Awards Banquet at the Brookline Recreation Center.
12/27/14 - added some more photos of the 1977 Brookline Boxing Club to the club history page.
12/27/14 - updated page on the history of the Brookline Firehouse.
12/26/14 - updated page on the history of Trolley Service in Brookline.
12/25/14 - added several more pictures
of Brookline As Seen From Above in the Fall of 2014.
12/24/14 - added photo of the Brookline firehouse and individual crew members in 1970.
12/23/14 - added 1973 West Liberty Elementary 3rd grade classroom photo.
12/23/14 - added 1968 West Liberty Elementary 2nd grade class photo.
12/19/14 - added 1947 Resurrection 7th Grade class photo.
12/19/14 - added 1948 Resurrection 7th Grade class photo.
12/14/14 - added pictures from the Recreation Center's Lunch With Santa on December 13, 2014.
12/6/14 - added picture of the 1972 Brookline Pharmacy Little League team.
12/6/14 - added 1975 West Liberty Elementary 8th grade class photo.
12/6/14 - added 1974 West Liberty Elementary 7th grade class photo.
12/6/14 - added 1973 West Liberty Elementary 6th grade class photo.
12/6/14 - added 1971 West Liberty Elementary 4th grade class photo.
12/6/14 - added 1969 West Liberty Elementary 2nd grade class photo.
12/6/14 - added 1967 West Liberty Elementary kindergarten class photo.
11/30/14 - added a 1952 Year in Review and a collection of 1952 Brookline Journals.
11/27/14 - added a 1951 Year in Review and a collection of 1951 Brookline Journals.
Brookline Youth Hockey parents played in the
1st Annual Thanksgiving Cranberry Cup game
at the Brookline Park DEK rink on Thursday, November 27, 2014.
11/26/14 - added 1965 Brookline Elementary kindergarten class photo.
11/26/14 - added 1928 Resurrection Room #7 class photo.
11/26/14 - added photo of the 1952 Resurrection Girl's varsity basketball team.
11/25/14 - added 1952 Brookline Elementary 8th Grade (Winter) class photo.
11/24/14 - added some Drone Camera-Eye views of Brookline Park.
11/22/14 - corrected listing for the 1948 and 1949 Resurrection 8th grade class photos.
11/21/14 - added 1940 Resurrection 7th Grade class photo.
11/17/14 - added photo of the
newly-constructed DeBor Funeral Home in May of 1951.
11/16/14 - added page on Howard's Service Station, shown in 1941 along West Liberty Avenue.
11/14/14 - added pictures from the Recreation Center's 2014 Fall Instructional Basketball Clinic.
11/13/14 - added photo of the 1951 Brookline Elementary School Safety Patrol.
11/10/14 - added image of the May 9, 1947 Brookline Journal front page highlighting the sale of the Anderson Farm to the Community Center Association for the creation of Brookline Memorial Park.
11/9/14 - added sections on Brookline's City Steps, the Wheeling & Lake Erie Railway tracks and newspaper routes to the Brookline History 260 page.
11/3/14 - updated page for the 2014 Brookline Knights Football Association.
11/3/14 - added 2014 Brookline Knights Week#10 Game
11/1/14 - added page on Leander C. Weet and
the L.J. Weet Company on McNeilly Road.
10/30/14 - added 2014 Google Aerial Views of Brookline.
10/28/14 - added page for the 2014 Brookline Halloween Parade.
10/27/14 - added 2014 Brookline Knights Week#9 Game
10/24/14 - updated page on the Brookline
Savings and Trust Company (1926-1969).
10/20/14 - added 2014 Brookline Knights Week#8 Game
10/13/14 - added 2014 Brookline Knights Week#7 Game
10/5/14 - added 2014 Brookline Knights Week#6 Game
A view from Brookline Park on Saturday,
October 4, 2014. A large cloud rises like a tower towards the bright
blue sky over Pittsburgh as a strong storm front moves in (upper left)
bringing hail and damaging winds.
10/2/14 - added Brookline Knights 2014 Team
the Team Photo Gallery.
10/1/14 - added 2014 Brookline Knights Week#5 Game
9/30/14 - updated online archive of The Brookline, a monthly publication (2008-present).
9/27/14 - Brookline's Jack Flavin was inducted into the I.U.P. Hall of Fame.
Way to go Mr. Flavin!
9/23/14 - added 2014 Brookline Knights Week#4 Game
9/21/14 - added 1956 West Liberty Elementary kindergarten class photo.
9/21/14 - added 1964 Resurrection 8th Grade class photo.
9/21/14 - added 1958 Resurrection 2nd Grade communion photo.
9/14/14 - added 2014 Brookline Knights Week#3 Game
9/10/14 - added the story of James W. Gormley to the Brookline War Memorial page.
9/9/14 - added 2014 Brookline Knights Week#2 Game
9/7/14 - added page on the Brookline Unveiled Festival held on September 5/6.
9/3/14 - added photo of the Brookline Knights 1976 Cheerleaders.
9/1/14 - added 2014 aerial views of Brookline Boulevard, looking from above Castlegate
8/31/14 - added 2014 Brookline Knights Week#1 Game
8/31/14 - added a video of the 1985 Brookline Breeze to the Breeze history page.
8/30/14 - updated pages for the 2014 Recreation Center Summer Hoops
Leagues, adding results
from the 14-Under and Instructional All-Star game and Hot Shot competitions.
8/29/14 - corrected homepage links to
the City of Pittsburgh and City Council District 4.
8/27/14 - added image of the Robert Daley
print "Old Soldiers".
An excellent work of art.
8/25/14 - the Economist once again
names Pittsburgh America's Most Livable City.
8/17/14 - former Pittsburgh Mayor Sophie Masloff passed away at age 96.
The Memphis Belle B-17 bomber flies over
Brookline on August 16, 2014. The photo was taken from
Shawhan Avenue. The Golden Arches are visible at the Brookline Junction
8/15/14 - updated homepage for the Brookline Knights. Football season begins August 30.
8/15/14 - added picture of the 1973 Griffin's Brookline Minor League team.
8/15/14 - added some new photos to
the page showing the 1981 expansion of Brookline Park.
8/15/14 - updated Brookline History page with new insights on the origin of the name "Brookline."
8/14/14 - added photo of the 1977 Ressi Raiders Cheerleaders.
8/14/14 - added photo of the 1973 Ressi Raiders junior basketball team.
8/11/14 - added photos from the 33rd running of the Brookline Breeze 5K Fitness Run/Walk, including race
Tim Wu and Natalie Finnerty, 2014 Breeze 5K winners.
8/11/13 - updated information to our page on the Brookline Knights 1980 Twerps championship.
8/11/14 - added photo of the Brookline Knights 1980 Cheerleaders.
8/5/14 - updated page for the Brookline
Recreation Center 2014 14-Under Basketball League.
8/1/14 - updated page for the Brookline
Recreation Center 2014 Instructional Basketball League.
7/31/14 - added the 2014 8-Under Boys, Boys Minor League, Boys Little League, 8-Under Girls, 10-Under Girls, Girls Little League and Girls Senior League team pictures to the Brookline Little League All-Star Gallery.
7/31/14 - added 1968 Carmalt Elementary kindergarten class photo.
7/31/14 - added 1977 Resurrection 7th Grade class photo.
7/27/14 - added photos of Brookline Boulevard in 1973, including the East Brookline Shopping Center.
7/26/14 - updated page documenting the 1915 West Liberty Avenue Reconstruction Project.
7/24/14 - updated page documenting the 2013/2014 Boulevard Reconstruction Project - Part 2.
7/24/14 - updated page documenting the 2013/2014 Boulevard Reconstruction Project - Part 1.
Peduto addresses the crowd at
the dedication of the new Brookline Boulevard on July 24, 2014.
Standing with the Mayor are State Representative Erin Molchany, Councilwoman
SPDC member Lois McCafferty and Pittsburgh Chief of Operations Guy Costa.
The Brookline Boulevard Reconstruction Project is officially over!
7/18/14 - the Pittsburgh Penguins hosted Youth Hockey Day at Brookline Park on July 16.
7/12/14 - congratulations to the Brookline
Little League 12U Girls Slo-Pitch team, winners of the coveted Mayor's Cup Championship at PNC Park.
7/7/14 - an interesting P-G article about
WWII veteran and Brookline resident Carroll Westfall.
7/3/14 - updated homepage for the Brookline Knights Football Association.
6/30/14 - added the 2014 Medicine
Shoppe Little League, the Moonlite Cafe Minor League and the Brookline Pub Girls Little League teams to the list of champions on the Brookline
Little League Past Champions page.
6/29/14 - added page on the Freedom Trains that
visited Pittsburgh in 1948 and 1976.
6/29/14 - a short quiz that
appeared in the October 20, 1907 edition of the Brookline Herald.
6/23/14 - updated page on the Westinghouse Transit Expressway, better known as "Skybus".
6/19/14 - a look back at a 1949 proposal for
an eastern extension to Brookline Boulevard.
6/18/14 - added pictures of Seaton Street under construction in 1941.
6/11/14 - added photo from the Recreation Center's 2014 Spring Instructional Basketball Clinic.
6/10/14 - added 2014 team pictures to the
Brookline Little League Team Photo Gallery.
6/4/14 - on this day the U.S. Navy Blue Angels flew over Pittsburgh. It was magnificent!
5/31/14 - on Friday, May 30, Brookline's firefighters extinguished a fire on Shawhan Avenue.
5/27/14 - a nice video of the 2014 Memorial Day Parade, along Brookline Boulevard.
5/25/14 - added page for Mount Washington
Roadway, now called
5/19/14 - added images of Pittsburgh's Golden
Triangle in 1892, 1960 and 2013.
5/18/14 - updated page on Pittsburgh's Inclines.
5/16/14 - updated page on
the Pittsburgh and Castle Shannon Railroad (1871-1912).
5/10/14 - updated pages on
the Monongahela Bridge and the Smithfield Street Bridge.
5/6/14 - added page showing
the paving of Brookline Boulevard from Starkamp
On May 6, 2014, Brookline Boulevard was repaved from
Starkamp Avenue to Birchland Street.
5/3/14 - added photos from
the annual Brookline Little League Parade.
4/28/14 - a small dose of pothole
humor to ease our frustration ... Digging Up The Past.
4/27/14 - the Veteran's Memorial Park on
the boulevard was adorned with new flags.
4/26/14 - added page for the Brookline Park Earth Day Cleanup project, part of the city and
state-wide Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful "Pick It Up, PA" program. It's all a part
of the Great American Cleanup, an effort to remove trash from our streets
4/25/14 - added 1972 Resurrection 2nd Grade communion photo.
4/22/14 - added page on the Kerr Homestead that stood from 1898 to 1950 at Brookline Junction.
4/22/14 - added list of community improvements proposed in March 1962.
4/21/14 - added article on a trolley accident at Brookline Junction on May 29, 1930.
4/21/14 - added Skybus article from March 1974 to the Skybus History page.
4/20/14 - added palette-knife oil painting of Brookline Boulevard by Pen King (circa-2000).
4/20/14 - added images of Pittsburgh's
Golden Triangle in 1850 and 1855.
4/19/14 - part of Creedmoor Avenue
was designated a Resurrection playground during recess in 1933.
4/18/14 - added section on the Denis Theatre to the page on local neighborhood theatres.
4/18/14 - added 1978 Our Lady Of Loreto 8th Grade class photo.
4/18/14 - added 1967 Carmalt Elementary Kindergarten class photo.
4/17/14 - documented locations of
several Oak Mine entrances and spur lines in or near Brookline.
4/14/14 - added photos of a
snowy Brookline Boulevard, Berwin and Rossmore in January 1978.
4/13/14 - on April 11, Engine Company #26
responded to a fire along Brookline Boulevard.
4/11/14 - updated page for the 2014 Citiparks Traveling Basketball League.
4/9/14 - updated page for the Carnegie Institute of Technology.
4/8/14 - updated page for the Carnegie Institute Library and Museums.
4/6/14 - updated page on the history of
the Church of the Resurrection.
3/28/14 - read Post-Gazette article on
Seton-LaSalle basketball coach and long-time Brookline resident Mark "Knobby" Walsh.
3/26/14 - updated page documenting the construction
of the DEK Hockey rink at Brookline Park.
A welcome springtime view of Brookline Memorial Park on March 24, 2014.
3/23/14 - native son Thomas J. Cullison was inducted into the Soldiers and Sailors Hall of Valor.
3/21/14 - added page on Brown's Dump, the slag mountain along Route 51 in West Mifflin.
3/18/14 - added section on WWII and Cold War "Duck and Cover" drills in Brookline schools.
3/17/14 - added 1977 Resurrection Elementary 7th Grade class photo.
3/17/14 - added 1975 Resurrection Elementary 5th Grade class photo.
3/16/14 - in over 100 years, Brookline has never
had a fast food franchise within the community.
3/16/14 - added images of 531 Brookline Boulevard in 1970. Today there is a Sunoco station.
3/15/14 - added 1972 Brookline Elementary 8th Grade class photo.
3/15/14 - added 1971 Brookline Elementary 7th Grade class photo.
3/15/14 - added 1970 Brookline Elementary 6th Grade class photo.
3/15/14 - added 1967 Brookline Elementary 3rd Grade class photo.
3/15/14 - added 1965 Brookline Elementary 1st Grade class photo.
3/15/14 - added 1964 Brookline Elementary Kindergarten class photo.
3/14/14 - updated page for the
Brookline Recreation Center's 2014 Indoor Soccer Program.
3/13/14 - added the story of Jack E. Foley to the Brookline War Memorial page.
3/11/14 - added map showing
the four-stage growth of the Brookline community.
3/11/14 - added page showing
the 72 Distinct Subdivisions in Brookline.
3/2/14 - congratulations to the Nicholas Family, 2013 Jefferson Award winners for volunteerism.
2/28/14 - updated history page for
the Brookline Community Picnic (1908-present).
2/23/14 - added page for the Pittsburgh Steelerettes, the NFL's first-ever cheerleading squad.
2/22/14 - added the story of Joseph F. Loy to the Brookline War Memorial page.
2/11/14 - added photos from the 1983 Brookline Breeze.
2/11/14 - added photos of the 1987 Recreation Center Men's/Junior League basketball
2/9/14 - updated history page on the Liberty Tunnels and Bridge, with new photos and information.
1/21/14 - added 1962 West Liberty Elementary Kindergarten class photo.
1/21/14 - added 1965 West Liberty Elementary 3rd Grade class photo.
1/21/14 - added the 1969 American Legion Senior League team photo to the
Brookline Little League Team Photo Gallery.
1/11/14 - added the 1992 Midget cheerleaders and the 1993 Midget team pictures to the Brookline Knights Team Photo Gallery.
A 1905 map showing the route of Brookline Boulevard
(then known as Knowlson Avenue), from Pioneer (Lang) Avenue through
to the West Liberty Borough boundary with Fairhaven at Whited (Oak) Street. Edgebrook
is designated Hughey Road.
Old maps of
Brookline are a great
way to chart the development and history of the community.
1/10/14 - added photos of the 2013/2014 Brookline Elementary varsity basketball teams.
1/9/14 - updated the Brookline History - 250 Years page, adding segment on the Oak Mine.
1/8/14 - the Brookline Memorial Recreation Center is now live on Facebook. Give the Rec a Like.
1/6/14 - updated page on the Mayors of Pittsburgh.
1/1/14 - updated page showing maps and deeds regarding the 1787 land grants for the South Hills.
1/1/14 - updated page on the evolution of Brookline Memorial Community Center Park.
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