What's New in the Brookline Connection?
(2007 - 2005)

Here are the most recent additions, provided by our friends and neighbors in Brookline.

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... 2007 ...

12/12/07 - added a list of the Sisters of Charity that taught at Resurrection - 1912 to 1996.
11/29/07 - added photo of
"The Peacemakers", Resurrection's folk music group, taken in 1977.
11/14/07 - corrected external links to the
Public Schools serving students from Brookline.
11/11/07 - updated page for the
2007 Brookline Knights Football Association.
11/10/07 - added the
2007 10-Under Brookline Knights to the Knight's "Hall of Champions".
11/10/07 - added photo of the
1996 Brookline Knights Cheerleaders to the Old Team Photo Gallery.
11/6/07 - updated page for Brookline's
2007 Citiparks Flag Football Teams.
10/24/07 - added several new photos of the
Golden Triangle, mostly from the 1950s, that detail in pictures the transformation of the city during Renaissance I.
10/24/07 - added several photos of
South Hills High School scenes from the 50s and 60s, and some photos of Brashear High School back in 1976 when it first opened.
10/22/07 - added several photos of
Moore Park back in the summer of 1969.
10/10/07 - added page for the Brookline Recreation Center's
2007 Autumn Car Cruise.
10/8/07 - added
Fall 2007/Spring 2008 Program Listing to the Recreation Center page.
9/20/07 - updated
Spring 1950 Brookline Elementary Graduating Class Photo.
8/29/07 - added
photos from the 26th running of the Brookline Breeze 5K Fitness Run/Walk, including race results and pictures from the post-race Community Festival.
8/25/07 - updated pages for the
2007 Recreation Center Summer Hoops Leagues, with results from the 14-Under and the 11-Under All-Star games.
8/16/07 - added photo of the
1986 Brookline Knights Cheerleaders to the Old Team Photo Gallery.
8/13/07 - added page for the Brookline Recreation Center's
2007 Summer Car Cruise.

Broken Water Main erupts behind
Bellaire Avenue - P-G Photo - 7/30/07
July 30, 2007 - A broken water main spews water into the air on Bellaire Avenue.

7/30/07 - read about water main eruption behind Bellaire Avenue.
7/24/07 - added the 2007
Medicine Shoppe Little League team, the Fox's Pizza Minor League team, and the Medicine Shoppe Girls Little League team photos to the list of champions on the Brookline Little League Past Champions page.
6/3/07 - updated player names for the
1964 "Golden Cue" football team.
4/25/07 - added photo of the
1992 Brookline Knights Mitey-Mite team.
4/22/07 - added page and photos from the
Brookline Park Earth Day Cleanup project, part of the city and state-wide PA Cleanways "Let's Pick It Up, PA" program to remove trash from our streets and parks.
4/16/07 - updated page for the
2007 Citiparks Traveling Basketball League.
4/1/07 - updated page for the Brookline Recreation Center's
2007 Indoor Soccer Program.
1/11/07 - updated page on the
Wabash Tunnel, Pittsburgh's Money Pit.

... 2006 ...

12/27/06 - added several photos from Resurrection Elementary School, including 1st Grade - 1978, 2nd Grade - 1979, 4th Grade - 1981, 5th Grade - 1982, 6th Grade - 1983, 7th Grade - 1984.
12/26/06 - added several photos from Resurrection Elementary School, including
2nd Grade - 1977, 4th Grade - 1979, 5th Grade - 1980, 6th Grade - 1981.
12/17/06 - updated page for the Brookline Recreation Center's
2006 Fall Flag Football League.
12/8/06 - added several photos to the page on the
Liberty Tunnels, showing several views from the 1920s and 1930s of the southern intersection at Saw Mill Run and West Liberty Avenue.
11/11/06 - updated page for the
2006 Brookline Knights Football Association.
10/24/06 - updated
Public Safety page with a link to the new Mayor's 311 Response Line. If you got a complaint, Dial 311 or submit a form online.
10/1/06 - added several photos from West Liberty Elementary School, including
1st Grade - 1959, 2nd Grade - 1960, 3rd Grade - 1961, 4th Grade - 1962, 5th Grade - 1963, 6th Grade - 1964, 7th Grade - 1965, sent in by John Kurash.
9/20/06 - added
1982 St. Pius X Elementary 8th Grade Class Photo.
9/20/06 - added
1976 Brookline Elementary 2nd/3rd Grade Class Photo.
9/20/06 - added photo of the
1990 Brookline Knights Midgets to the Hall of Champions.

A view from the West End Overlook
Post-Gazette Photo - 9/19/06
A view of Pittsburgh from the West End Overlook - September 2006.

9/19/06 - added photos from the Pirate Parrot's Visit to Brookline Park.
9/17/06 - added some historical links to the
Pittsburgh History Section.
9/14/06 - added photo of the
1980-81 St. Pius X Saints, Diocesan Section 6 champions.
9/9/06 - added photo of the
1981 Bob Smith Ford Minor League team to the Brookline Little League Old Team Photo Gallery, and updated the 1981 BLLA Minor League Playoff Summary.
9/8/06 - updated pages for the
2006 Recreation Center Summer Hoops Leagues, with the final game of the season, the unofficial "BROOKLINE AND1 CLASSIC".
9/7/06 - Today is the day of Mayor Bob O'Connor's funeral. It's unfortunate that we'll never know what he could have accomplished. This is a sad day for all Pittsburghers. Thinking of Mayor O'Connor, updated page on the
Mayors of the City of Pittsburgh.
8/31/06 - added photos from the 25th Anniversary running of the
Brookline Breeze 5K including race results and pictures from the post-race Community Festival.
8/31/06 - added photos of the Brookline
1983 Senior League All-Stars and their trip to the State Finals in Emporium, Pa.
8/30/06 - added photo of the
1984 Brookline Colts to the Little League Old Team Photo Gallery.
8/30/06 - added the 2006
Howard Hanna Little League, the A-Boss Opticians Minor League, and the Teris Parking Girls Little League teams to the list of champions on the Brookline Little League Past Champions page.
7/20/06 -
Tennis Anyone?
6/4/06 - added link to a
map of South Park from the Allegheny County website.
3/18/06 - updated page for the
2006 Citiparks Traveling Basketball League.
3/12/06 - added some of the emails we have received to the
Website Feedback page.

Five Lombardi Trophies (P-G photo)      Five Super Bowl Rings
Pittsburgh Steelers Get One For The Thumb In Super Bowl XL

2/5/06 - The Pittsburgh Steelers defeated the Seattle Seahawks 21-10 in Super Bowl XL.
1/31/06 - updated page on the
1979 Senior League All-Stars.

... 2005 ...

12/18/05 - updated page for the Brookline Recreation Center's 2005 Fall Flag Football League.
12/12/05 - added several photos showing
Brookline Boulevard reconstruction in 1935 at the intersection with Pioneer Avenue.
11/30/05 - added a couple photos of
Brookline Boulevard in 1967.
11/23/05 - added
1947 Resurrection Elementary 3rd Grade Class Photo.
11/23/05 - added
1950 Resurrection Elementary 6th Grade Class Photo, including a photo of their Christmas Play in December 1949.
11/23/05 - added
1952 Resurrection Elementary 8th Grade Class Photo.
11/23/05 - added photo of the
1954 South Hills High School Varsity Football team.
11/23/05 - added photos from the Brookline Little League's
Pirate's Day at PNC Park.
11/21/05 - added photo of the old
Banksville Circle to the page on the Fort Pitt Tunnels.
11/11/05 - added page for the
Brookline Instructional Basketball League, hosted by the Brookline Recreation Center.
11/1/05 - added photos from the
Halloween Party at the Brookline Recreation Center.

Michael
The Recreation Center Halloween Party, 2006.
Tequila, Anyone?

10/31/05 - updated page for the 2005 Brookline Knights Football Association.
10/29/05 - added a photo of the
structural steel ribbing lining the Liberty Tunnels.
10/29/05 - added a page on the
Gulf Building to the Pittsburgh City Views section.
10/25/05 - added
1953 Resurrection Elementary 8th Grade Class Photo.
10/25/05 - added
1946 Resurrection Elementary 1st Grade Class Photo.
10/22/05 - added photo of the Resurrection Elementary
1952 Varsity Football team.
10/17/05 - added photos from the Brookline Recreation Center's
Autumn Car Cruise.
9/23/05 - added several team photos to the Brookline Knights
Team Photo Gallery, including the 1975 Midgets, the 1975 Termites, the 1977 Termites, the 1978 Midgets, the 1978 Mitey-Mites, the 1978 Termites, the 1978 Green Cubs, the 1978 White Cubs, the 1978 Cheerleaders, and some post-season banquet photos from 1978. Also added the 1980 Twerps to the list of Knights Past Champions.
9/19/05 - added
1952 Brookline Elementary 6th Grade Class Photo.
9/19/05 - added
Spring 1953 Brookline Elementary Graduating Class Photo.
9/14/05 - updated page for
Angelo Masullo, Sr.
9/11/05 - added photos of
2001 Brookline Knights Twerp Champions.
8/27/05 - added photo of 2005
Brookline Breeze 5K winners, Ann Mazur and Thadeus Meyers.
8/27/05 - updated pages for the
2005 Recreation Center Summer Hoops Leagues.
8/19/05 - updated page for
Gerald Anthony Bucciarelli.
8/18/05 - added photo of
1984 Resurrection Varsity basketball team.
8/18/05 - added undated photo of a
Resurrection Elementary Varsity football team.
8/17/05 - added
2005 Brookline Breeze 5K Results.
7/22/05 - added photo of
Officer Alex Hogel, longtime Brookline resident and former neighborhood policeman back in the 1930s and 1940s.

Rookie Ball Trophy Day.
Brookline Park - July 2005
Brookline Little League T-Ball Trophy Day - July 2005.

7/9/05 - added the 2005 Party Cake Little League, the Conditioned Air Minor League, and the Fiori's Pizza Girls Little League teams to the list of champions on the Brookline Little League Past Champions page.
7/2/05 - updated page on the
History of Resurrection Church and School, adding several photos obtained from the 75th Anniversary Jubilee booklet.
6/26/05 - added photo of
the Kerr House at West Liberty Avenue and Wenzel Avenue in 1920.
6/26/05 - added photo of
Broadway Avenue in Beechview in 1905.
6/26/05 - added photo of
West Liberty Avenue in 1915.
6/26/05 - added photo of
Brookline Boulevard in 1912.
6/24/05 - added
1948 Resurrection Elementary 8th Grade Boys Graduating Class photo.
6/12/05 - added the
1984 Resurrection Girls Traveling Church League Basketball Team photo.
6/12/05 - added the
1982 Resurrection Girls Varsity Basketball Team and the 1982 Girls Junior Varsity Basketball Team photos.
6/12/05 - added the
1978 Dink's Donuts, 1981 Pusateri Texaco and 1983 Blue Bonnet Bakery Girls Little League team photos to the Brookline Little League Old Team Photo Gallery.
6/12/05 - added
1983 Resurrection Elementary Graduating Class Photo.
6/12/05 - added the
1981 Girls 12-Under All-Star team photo to the Brookline Little League All-Star Photo Gallery.
6/12/05 - added the
1983 Party Cake and 1986 Party Cake Girls Senior League team photos to the list of champions on the Brookline Little League Past Champions page.
6/10/05 - added
aerial satellite image showing entire Brookline Community.
5/28/05 - added
Spring 1949 Brookline Elementary Graduating Class Photo.
5/27/05 - added a nice photo of the Anderson farmhouse to the page on the
Anderson Farm.
5/27/05 - added
Winter 1932 Brookline Elementary Graduating Class Photo.
5/16/05 - added a photo showing
Brookline Boulevard reconstruction in 1935 at the intersection with Pioneer Avenue. Also updated the main page on Brookline Boulevard itself.

Fireworks at PNC Park.
Post-Gazette Photo - 2005
Fireworks light up the sky after a Pirates game at PNC Park - May 2005.

5/16/05 - added another photo to the set showing Moore Park under construction in the fall of 1939. It is the top photo showing the parking area adjacent to Pioneer Avenue.
5/13/05 - added link to NASA Astronaut
James Irwin, a member of the Apollo 15 crew, who once lived on the 900 block of Berkshire Avenue as a child. Colonel Irwin is most definitely one of our most distinguished local personalities.
5/12/05 - added Journal photo of
1982 Brookline Hot Shot contenders.
5/12/05 - added a couple more photos of
1976 Little League action, featuring Chris "Fritz" Brendel and the first run scored on Opening Day.
5/8/05 - added
1982 Brookline Elementary 1st Grade Class Photo.
5/8/05 - added to and updated some of the
Brookline Trivia questions and answers.
5/7/05 - added photo of a scale model of the
39-Brookline trolley, made by Michael Brendel.
5/7/05 - added photos from the Brookline Little League's
1976 Parade Day.
5/7/05 - added a new color photo of the old
Community Center baseball fields, taken at night in the summer of 1978. Those were the days!
5/7/05 - added
1924 Brookline Elementary 1st Grade Class Photo.
5/6/05 - added
Spring 1932 Brookline Elementary Graduating Class Photo.
5/5/05 - added satellite images of
Brookline Park and Brookline Boulevard, taken in 2003.
5/4/05 - added photos of a Brookline Elementary
1947 Spring Square Dance.
4/28/05 - added the
1976 American Legion Little League team photo to the Brookline Little League Past Champions page, and an anecdote from Gary Gielas concerning Steak for Fifteen.
4/28/05 - added photo of the
Our Lady of Loreto 1971 Men's Softball Team.
4/28/05 - added a third photo of the
Old Bell House Tavern that stood near the corner of Saw Mill Run and West Liberty Avenue near the Liberty Tunnels for almost 100 years.

Brookline Little League Parade 2005
Cookie Lee Jewelry's softball team had the #1 banner at the 2005 Little League Parade.

4/25/05 - added page and photos from the Brookline Park Earth Day Cleanup project, part of the city and state-wide PA Cleanways "Let's Pick It Up, PA" program to remove trash from our streets and parks.
4/10/05 - added photos from a Brookline Elementary
1947 School Play.
4/9/05 - added photos from the Brookline Little League's
1999 Opening Weekend/Parade.
4/8/05 - added
Winter 1948 Brookline Elementary Graduating Class Photo.
4/8/05 - added photos from the Brookline Little League's
1998 Parade Day.
4/7/05 - added
Spring 1948 Brookline Elementary Graduating Class Photo, including some photos from the 54th class reunion.
4/7/05 - added photos from the Brookline Little League's
2000 Monte Carlo Night II.
4/6/05 - added photos from the Brookline Little League's
1999 Monte Carlo Night I.
4/5/05 - added article on the
1985 Hot Shot Champions, Kim Suwalski and Chris McClane, from the Brookline Recreation Center.
4/5/05 - added the
2004 Sullivan's Auto Minor League team photo to the list of champions on the Brookline Little League Past Champions page.
4/1/05 - added links to two Post-Gazette articles, one dealing with the "Miracle on Pioneer Avenue" and the other with an Urban Legend of a more macabre nature. Fact, Fiction or Folly? We'll let you decide.
Click Here.
3/27/05 - added a piece on
Jack Flavin, one of the best pitchers to ever take the mound in the Brookline Little League.
3/26/05 - added the
2004 CEC Girls Little League team photo to the list of champions on the Brookline Little League Past Champions page.
3/21/05 - updated page on the
Flood of 2004.
3/14/05 - found an old
Brookline Bears football helmet logo while cleaning out the basement of the Recreation Center. Gotta thank old Chuck for never throwing anything away!
1/25/05 - updated
Brookline Local Schools Page.
1/25/05 - added
1954 Resurrection 6th Grade Class Photo.
1/25/05 - added
1950 Resurrection 2nd Grade Christmas Play Cast Photo.
1/25/05 - added
1947 American Legion Post #540 Sandlot Football Team Photo.
1/25/05 - added
1950 Resurrection 1st Grade Class Photo.

This website began in April of 1998. There were no updates from 2002 through 2004.