What's New in the Brookline Connection?
(2013 - 2011)

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

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... 2013 ...

12/28/13 - added 1927-1955 Geodetic and Topographic Maps of the Brookline area.
12/23/13 - added
1916 Plate Maps of Brookline.
12/17/13 - added some new photos of
trolleys in Brookline.
12/15/13 - added link to
West View Park Promotional Video on the Community Picnic page.
12/14/13 - updated page for the
1914 Brookline Baseball Club.
12/8/13 - added information on the
1980 Twerps team to the Knights "Hall of Champions".
12/2/13 - the 11-year old Brookline Knights won the
Mid-Atlantic Classic Series holiday tournament.
12/2/13 - updated page for the
2013 Brookline Knights Football Association.
11/29/13 - updated the
Brookline History - 250 Years page, adding several new segments.
11/23/13 - added photo from
First Communion in 1970 at Our Lady of Loreto.
11/21/13 - added
1956 listing of Brookline Boulevard merchants and institutions.
11/19/13 - added
1972 Resurrection 8th Grade class photos and graduation list.
11/14/13 - added the 2013
11-Under and 13-Under teams to the Knights "Hall of Champions".
11/4/13 - added
2013 Brookline Knights Week#11 Game Summaries.
10/28/13 - added
2013 Brookline Knights Week#10 Game Summaries.
10/25/13 - added Journal article on the
Inaugural Brookline Breeze, held on September 3, 1982.
10/20/13 - added
2013 Brookline Knights Week#9 Game Summaries.
10/14/13 - added
2013 Brookline Knights Week#8 Game Summaries.
10/12/13 - updated the story of
Thomas J. Cullison on the Brookline War Memorial page.

The Duck is all the rage these days. (PG photo)
This 40-foot inflatable duck, which arrived on September 27, has become quite a hit in the 'Burgh.
Moored near The Point, the internationally acclaimed duck will be here until October 20.

10/8/13 - added Brookline Knights 2013 Team Photos to the Team Photo Gallery.
10/7/13 - added
2013 Brookline Knights Week#7 Game Summaries.
9/29/13 - added
2013 Brookline Knights Week#6 Game Summaries.
9/22/13 - added
2013 Brookline Knights Week#5 Game Summaries.
9/16/13 - added
2013 Brookline Knights Week#4 Game Summaries.
9/8/13 - added
2013 Brookline Knights Week#3 Game Summaries.
9/4/13 - added
1965 Brookline Elementary Kindergarten class photo.
9/4/13 - added
1973 Resurrection 8th Grade class photo.
9/4/13 - added
1967 Resurrection 2nd Grade communion photo.
9/1/13 - added
2013 Brookline Knights Week#2 Game Summaries.
8/25/13 - added
2013 Brookline Knights Week#1 Game Summaries.
8/24/13 - updated pages for the
2013 Recreation Center Summer Hoops Leagues, adding results from the 14-Under and 11-Under All-Star game and Hot Shot competitions.
8/22/13 - On October 29, 1933, Germany's famous
Graf Zeppelin flew over Pittsburgh.
8/21/13 - the 2013 Brookline Little League 12U and 15U Girls Slo-Pitch teams finished their season as runner-up in the
Mayor's Cup Championship on July 24 at PNC Park.
8/18/13 - added
1968 Resurrection 8th Grade class photo.
8/18/13 - added
1964 Resurrection 8th Grade class photo.
8/18/13 - added
1962 Resurrection 2nd Grade communion photo.
8/17/13 - added
1963 Resurrection 8th Grade class photo.

Brookline Breeze -  August, 2013
Runners await the start of the 32nd annual Brookline Breeze on August 10, 2013.

8/11/13 - added photos from the 32nd running of the Brookline Breeze 5K Fitness Run/Walk, including race results. Congratulations Justin Weaver and Lisa Lucas, 2013 Breeze 5K winners.
8/6/13 - updated pages for the
2013 Recreation Center Summer Hoops Leagues.
7/29/13 - added the 2013
12-Under Girls and 15-Under Girls team photos to the Brookline Little League All-Star Gallery.
7/28/13 - view an artist's rendering of the new
Liberty Tunnels Portal Design.
7/28/13 - added
Random Photos of Brookline Street Scenes (#2) from our facebook page.
7/28/13 - added
Random Photos of Brookline Street Scenes (#1) from our facebook page.
7/28/13 - added
Random Photos of West Liberty Avenue (1915-1950) from our facebook page.
7/28/13 - added
Random Photos of West Liberty Avenue (1915) from our facebook page.
7/27/13 - added
Random Photos of West Liberty Avenue (1909-1913) from our facebook page.
7/27/13 - added
Random Photos of Brookline Boulevard (1909-1967) from our facebook page.
7/27/13 - added
Random Photos of Saw Mill Run Boulevard (1909-1964) from our facebook page.
7/20/13 - added page for
Beinhauer's Funeral Home, shown here in 1915.
7/20/13 - added page for the
Pittsburgh Coal Company, located at the Brookline Junction, in 1915.
7/13/13 - added page for
Harley's Moving and General Hauling, near the Brookline Junction, in 1915.
7/13/13 - added page for the
Knowlson Methodist Church, the first church built in Brookline.
7/11/13 - added the 2013
8-Under Boys, Boys Minor League and Boys Little League team photos to the Brookline Little League All-Star Gallery.
7/8/13 - added the 2013
R&G Contracting Little League, the Vinnie's Pretzel Shoppe Minor League and the Getaway Cafe Girls Little League teams to the list of champions on the Brookline Little League Past Champions page.
6/25/13 - added the
1980 Boys 10-Under team photo to the Little League All-Star Gallery.
6/23/13 - Post-Gazette article -
"Pittsburgh Digs In, Prepares For War - June 1863".
6/14/13 - updated pages on
Our Lady of Loreto and St. Pius X churches to include the new pastor, Reverend James Bachner.
6/11/13 - added page on
Pittsburgh's playgrounds in 1930.
5/30/12 - added page for the Brookline Recreation Center's
2013 Spring Car Cruise.

Memorial Day Parade on Pioneer Avenue -  May 27, 2013
The Memorial Day Parade procession makes it's way down Pioneer Avenue - May 27, 2013.

5/26/13 - added 2013 team pictures to the Brookline Little League Team Photo Gallery.
5/25/13 - added photo of the
1940 Confirmation Class at Toner Institute.
5/23/13 - congratulations to the
South Brook Middle School Soccer team, 2013 City Champions!
5/21/13 - added photos from the annual
Brookline Little League Parade.
5/16/13 - SIGN-UPS for the
2013 Brookline Knights football season will be held Saturday, June 8.
5/8/13 - on January 15, 1932, four boys from Overbrook foiled an attempt to blow up a Pittsburgh & West Virginia railroad train near Glenbury Street. The disaster was averted with only minutes to spare.
Read the Pittsburgh Press story.
4/29/13 - added page for
Brother George Gilfoyle, Brookline's beloved honorary fireman.
4/24/13 - updated page for
South Park, the 2013-acre Allegheny County Park.
4/22/13 - added
1960 Resurrection 2nd Grade communion photo.
4/16/13 - added page for
Oak Elementary School, located along Ballinger Street from 1908 to 1943.
4/16/13 - added the story of
Bruno Riccardi to the Brookline War Memorial page.
4/13/13 - added
1959 Resurrection 8th Grade class photo.
4/10/13 - added
1962 Brookline Elementary Kindergarten class photo.
4/10/13 - added
1970 Resurrection 8th Grade class photo.
4/9/13 - updated page for the
Wabash Pittsburgh Terminal Railway (1904-1916), the Pittsburgh and West Virginia Railroad (1916-1988) and the current Wheeling and Lake Erie Railroad (1990-present). These railroads have operated the freight trains that run along Saw Mill Run and Library Road.
4/7/13 - added photos of
Whited Street and Jacob Street in 1957.
4/6/13 - updated page for the
2013 Citiparks Traveling Basketball League.
4/6/13 - added
1926 Map of Brookline and Pittsburgh's 19th Ward.

A view of homes along Oakridge and Breining Streets.
Spring is in the air! A view of homes along Breining and Oakridge Streets on April 6, 2013.

4/3/13 - added Sgt. John Mazza to the list of fallen local soldiers from World War II on the Brookline Monument and Veteran's War Memorial page.
4/3/13 - added photos and an article on
Pittsburgh's Ten Deadliest Roads in 1930.
4/3/13 - added several Pittsburgh Press
Freehold Real Estate Advertisements from 1930.
4/2/13 - added
1980 Brookline Elementary 3rd Grade class photo.
4/2/13 - added
1979 Brookline Elementary 2nd Grade class photo.
4/2/13 - added
1977 Brookline Elementary Kindergarten class photo.
4/1/13 - added several Pittsburgh Press
Freehold Real Estate Advertisements from 1924 to 1926.
4/1/13 - added several Pittsburgh Press
Freehold Real Estate Advertisements from 1905 and 1907.
4/1/13 - added some Pittsburgh Press
Real Estate Advertisements from 1902.
4/1/13 - updated page on the
Boulevard Reconstruction in 1935.
3/21/13 - added photo of
Berwin, Birtley and Wolford Avenues in 1925.
3/21/13 - added photos of
Gallion Avenue in 1916 and 1925.
3/21/13 - added photos of
Beaufort Avenue in 1916.
3/19/13 - added
Panorama View of Brookline Boulevard in 1985. Good work Doug!
3/17/13 - updated page for the Brookline Recreation Center's
2013 Indoor Soccer Program.
3/13/13 - added
1967 Brookline Elementary 5th Grade class photo.
3/13/13 - added
1963 Carmalt Elementary 1st Grade class photo.
3/13/13 - added
1962 Carmalt Elementary kindergarten class photo.
3/10/13 - added page for the
Roberto Clemente Bridge.
3/8/13 - added photos of
Eben Street in 1950.
3/5/13 -
Beatlemania came to Pittsburgh on September 14, 1964. It was a hard day's night.
3/2/13 - added page for
Vic Cianca, Pittsburgh's famous traffic cop.
2/26/13 -
Danny McGibbeny Field was dedicated on October 8, 1977.

Sign on Brookline Boulevard announcing
the start of the reconstruction project.
The long-awaited Brookline Boulevard reconstruction project began on February 25, 2013.

2/11/13 - added page on the Gateway Clipper Fleet, sailing the three rivers since 1958.
2/10/13 - added
1973 Resurrection 2nd Grade communion photo.
2/10/13 - added
1977 Resurrection 6th Grade class photo.
2/10/13 - added
1972 West Liberty Elementary 2nd Grade class photo.
2/10/13 - added
1973 West Liberty Elementary 3rd Grade class photo.
2/10/13 - added
1974 West Liberty Elementary 4th/5th Grade class photo.
2/10/13 - added
1975 West Liberty Elementary 5th Grade class photo.
2/9/13 - added
1972 St. Pius Elementary 2nd Grade class photo.
2/9/13 - added
1963 Carmalt Elementary kindergarten class photo.
2/9/13 - added
1977 Our Lady of Loreto 8th grade class photo.
2/9/13 - added
1964 Resurrection 2nd Grade communion photo.
2/9/13 - added
1965 Resurrection 2nd Grade communion photo.
2/9/13 - added
1958 Brookline Elementary kindergarten class photo.
2/9/13 - added photo of the
1969/1970 Resurrection Varsity basketball team.
2/9/13 - added two
1970 Resurrection 8th Grade class photos.
2/9/13 - added
1971 Resurrection 8th Grade class photo.
2/9/13 - added
1967 Resurrection 8th Grade class photo.
2/4/13 - added photos of Pittsburgh's
World Series, Super Bowl and Stanley Cup championship rings.
1/29/13 - added page for the
Kaufmann's Clock, installed in 1913.
1/29/13 - added page for the old
B&O Railroad Depot.
1/23/13 - added photo of
South Hills High School in 1939 and current update on the school building.
1/22/13 - added page for
Frank F. DeBor, founder of DeBor Funeral Home.
1/22/13 - added photos of
Brookline Boulevard in 1985.
1/18/13 - added a painting of a
vintage Brookline Boulevard scene, done by local artist Dino Guarino.
1/16/13 - added photos of the
2012/2013 Brookline Elementary varsity basketball teams.
1/12/13 - updated page on
Sears Catalog Homes in Brookline.
1/7/13 - added photo of the
Fleming Place Housing Plan in 1921.
1/6/13 - added photos of
1989 McLaughlin Agency, 1990 McLaughlin Agency, 1991 McLaughlin Agency, 1992 McMinn Olds, 1993 Bickertons News, 1994 Bickertons News, 1995 Bickertons News and 1996 Bickertons News to the Brookline Little League Team Photo Gallery.
1/4/13 - added photo of
Brookline Pharmacy in 1936.

... 2012 ...

12/30/12 - the Brookline Knights 10-Under Cheerleaders were named the winners of this year's Pittsburgh Steeler's Kids Zone "So You Think You Can Cheer" competition.

The Cannon - December 29, 2012.
December 29, 2012 was a snowy day in Brookline. For more photos visit our facebook page.

12/22/12 - created a Brookline Connection Facebook Page.
12/22/12 - added photos from the Brookline Recreation Center's
Lunch With Santa.
12/17/12 - added updated design specs and timetable for the
Brookline Boulevard Reconstruction.
12/11/12 - added Resurrection Elementary
1988, 1989 and 1990 basketball team photos.
12/11/12 - added photo of Resurrection Elementary's
1988 Cheerleaders.
12/11/12 - added
1993 and 1994 Seton-LaSalle Varsity Football team photos.
12/11/12 - added seven team photos (1985-1989) to the
BYSA Old Team Photo Gallery.
12/11/12 - added
1988-1989 6th grade class photo from Resurrection Elementary.
12/10/12 - added Petty Officer 1C Nicolas D. Checque to the list of Pittsburgh District soldiers who have fallen during
Operation Enduring Freedom, the War in Afghanistan (2001-present).
12/9/12 - added photos from the
Brookline Knights 2012 Year-End Banquet.
12/8/12 - added page on the
Native Americans that lived in this portion of the Ohio Country.
11/30/12 - updated page detailing the history of
Fort Duquesne.

Brookline Boulevard - November 28, 2012.
It's time once again for the Christmas lighting on Brookline Boulevard - November 28, 2012.

11/26/12 - the 10-year old Brookline Knights won the Mid-Atlantic Classic Series holiday tournament.
11/26/12 - updated page for the
2012 Brookline Knights Football Association.
11/24/12 -
scenes for a made-for-tv film were shot on Brookline Boulevard in the summer of 1990.
11/20/12 - added the
2012 10-Under Brookline Knights to the Knights "Hall of Champions".
11/18/12 - added
2012 Brookline Knights Week#12 Game Summaries.
11/12/12 - added
2012 Brookline Knights Week#11 Game Summaries.
11/7/12 - the proposal for
Grant Plaza was abandoned in favor of Oxford Centre in 1978.
11/6/12 - corrected homepage link to WQED Experience special
"Have You Been To Brookline?"
11/5/12 - added 2012 Brookline Knights Week#10 Game Summaries.
10/30/12 - updated page on the
Flood of 1972 that followed Hurricane Agnes.
10/28/12 - added
2012 Brookline Knights Week#9 Game Summaries.
10/28/12 - added page for the
2012 Community Center Halloween Party.
10/23/12 - added page on
Brookline's two Movie Theatres (1910-1952).
10/21/12 - added
2012 Brookline Knights Week#8 Game Summaries.
10/17/12 - corrected link to the
Brookline Youth Soccer Association homepage.
10/15/12 - added
2012 Brookline Knights Week#7 Game Summaries.
10/15/12 - updated page on the
Great Fire of 1845.
10/13/12 - updated page on the
Big Flood of 1907.
10/11/12 - updated page on the
Saint Patrick's Day Flood of 1936.
10/7/12 - added pictures of
Pittsburgh's Point in 1983 during construction of three of the city's signature skyscrapers, PPG Place, Mellon Bank Tower and Oxford Centre.
10/6/12 - added
2012 Brookline Knights Week#6 Game Summaries.
10/6/12 - added
Brookline Knights 2012 Team Photos to the Team Photo Gallery.
10/2/12 - added an interesting history of Pittsburgh's
Coal Hill, known as Mount Washington.
10/1/12 - added
2012 Brookline Knights Week#5 Game Summaries.

Brookline's Tens were visited by the Ventrone
brothers, Ray and Ross. Ray plays for the
Cleveland Browns and Ross is a member of
the New England Patriots. Both got their
start playing for the Brookline Knights.
NFL Players Ray Ventrone (Browns) and Ross Ventrone (Patriots) visit Brookline's McGibbeny Field
on September 29. Both Ray and Ross got their start playing football for the Brookline Knights.

9/28/12 - the Westinghouse Sign lit up the North Shore from 1967 to 1998.
9/25/12 - added page for the Brookline Recreation Center's
2012 Autumn Car Cruise.
9/24/12 - added
2012 Brookline Knights Week#4 Game Summaries.
9/21/12 - added page on the
Indian Trail Steps that scaled Mount Washington until 1935.
9/21/12 - added pictures of
Pittsburgh's Point in 1910.
9/20/12 - check out this
video presentation of the 2012 Brookline Breeze, courtesy of Doug.
9/20/12 - in the United States Navy, since 1861, four ships have been named
USS Pittsburgh.
9/18/12 - uncovered the
cornerstone of the original St. Mark's Chapel, located on Bodkin Street.
9/18/12 - added Lt. Colonel Christopher K. Raible to the list of Pittsburgh District soldiers who have fallen during
Operation Enduring Freedom, the War in Afghanistan (2001-present).
9/16/12 - added
2012 Brookline Knights Week#3 Game Summaries.
9/13/12 - added Brookline Recreation Center
Fall/Winter Program Listing.
9/10/12 - added
2012 Brookline Knights Week#2 Game Summaries.
9/4/12 - updated page on the initial construction and recent renovation of
Point State Park.
9/3/12 - added picture of
Pittsburgh's Point in 1965 and the "Bridge To Nowhere."
9/2/12 - added
2012 Brookline Knights Week#1 Game Summaries.
9/1/12 - updated pages for the
2012 Recreation Center Summer Hoops Leagues, adding results from the 14-Under and 11-Under All-Star game and Hot Shot competitions.
9/1/12 - updated the Recreation Center Summer Hoops League
Past Champions/Records page.
8/28/12 - added Staff Sgt. Eric S. Holman to the list of Pittsburgh District soldiers who have fallen during
Operation Enduring Freedom, the War in Afghanistan (2001-present).

Storm clouds over Brookline.    Storm clouds over Brookline.
August 14, 2012 - Severe storms blew through Pittsburgh, and this particular cell looked
like it might form into a twister. Luckily for us it didn't. Photos by Kim Roell.

8/12/12 - added photos from the 31st running of the Brookline Breeze 5K Fitness Run/Walk, including race results. Congratulations Mark Grogan and Roberta Groner, 2012 Breeze 5K winners.
8/10/12 - added page for the
Breeze Week Car Cruise at the Brookline Recreation Center.
8/3/12 - updated pages for the
2012 Recreation Center Summer Hoops Leagues.
7/31/12 - the
Coca-Cola Clock, now the ATT Clock, was once the world's largest single-face clock.
7/28/12 - congratulations to the 2012 Brookline Little League 12U and 15U Girls Slo-Pitch teams, who both won the coveted
Mayor's Cup Championship at PNC Park.
7/27/12 - the BLLA's Rita's Italian Ice Pinto League team set a record with
41 wins in-a-row.
7/25/12 - the
Citiparks Roving Art Cart made a stop at the Brookline Recreation Center.
7/12/12 - updated pages on the
Pittsburgh Brewery, the Penn Brewery and the Buhl Planetarium.
7/11/12 - updated pages on
Station Square and the Monongahela River Locks.
7/10/12 - added the 2012
8-Under Boys, Boys Minor League, Boys Little League, 8-Under Girls, 10-Under Girls and Girls Little League team photos to the Brookline Little League All-Star Gallery.
7/10/12 - added page for the
Brady Street Bridge, replaced by the Birmingham Bridge in 1977.
7/8/12 - updated pages on the
Union Bridge, the Manchester Bridge and the Point Bridges.
7/7/12 - added pages for the
Hot Metal Bridge, the Panhandle Bridge and Union Station.
7/6/12 - added photos of
Joe's Soccer Club (2012) at the Brookline Recreation Center.
6/27/12 - added the 2012
Howard Hanna Realty Little League, the Krazy Brothers Pizza Minor League, the Party Cake Bakery Girls Little League and the Knights of Columbus 18-Under Girls teams to the list of champions on the Brookline Little League Past Champions page.

Howard Hanna Realty - 2012 Brookline Little League Champs.
June 27, 2012 - Howard Hanna defeats Steeltown Sportswear 6-1 to win the
best-of-three series and the Brookline Little League Championship.

6/24/12 - updated page on the Exposition Hall Complex (1889-1951) on the Allegheny riverfront.
6/24/12 - updated pages on the
Duquesne Club, Fort Pitt Hotel and Gateway Center.
6/24/12 - updated pages on the
Citizens Bank Tower and the Schenley Hotel and Apartments.
6/24/12 - added pages for the
Smithfield Street Church and First Presbyterian Church.
6/23/12 - added pages for the
Dollar Bank Building, Trinity Cathedral and First Lutheran Church.
6/20/12 - added pages for the
Pittsburgher Hotel and the Skinny Building.
6/19/12 - updated pages on the
Three Rivers Regatta and the Union Trust Building.
6/18/12 - updated pages on the
Grant Building and Jenkins Arcade.
6/17/12 - updated pages on the
Frick Building, Farmers Bank and First National Bank buildings.
6/16/12 - added more 2012 team pictures to the Brookline Little League
Team Photo Gallery.
6/15/12 - updated pages on the
Alcoa Building and the Nixon Theatre.
6/15/12 - Spelling 101 - Is the correct spelling
Pittsburg or Pittsburgh?
6/15/12 - updated pages on the
Mellon Bank Building, Mellon Square Plaza and Market Square.
6/7/12 - added page for Cannon Coffee's
Open-Mic Night at Brookline Park.
5/30/12 - added an article on
Richard A. Bauer to the Brookline War Memorial page.
5/28/12 - added page for the
79th Annual Memorial Day Parade on Brookline Boulevard.
5/26/12 - added information on
Tom Reitmeyer to the Brookline War Memorial page.
5/25/12 - added the story of
Ralph Reitmeyer on the Brookline War Memorial page.
5/24/12 - added notes on
Leo and Vince Reitmeyer to the Brookline War Memorial page.
5/24/12 - completed the story of
John P. Reitmeyer on the Brookline War Memorial page.

Brookline Car Cruise - May 23, 2012.
The Community Center hosts the Spring Car Cruise in Brookline Park - May 23, 2012.

5/23/12 - added page for the Brookline Recreation Center's 2012 Spring Car Cruise.
5/23/12 - added the story of
Salvatore J. Bondi to the Brookline War Memorial page.
5/22/12 - added a photo of
Brookline Boulevard in 1913, from West Liberty to Pioneer Avenue.
5/21/12 - updated page for
St. Mark's Evangelical Lutheran Church.
5/19/12 - added a list of the
Benedictine Sisters that taught at St. Pius X Elementary School.
5/18/12 - added the story of
Frank P. Dornetto to the Brookline War Memorial page.
4/29/12 - updated pages for
Our Lady of Loreto and St Pius X churches.
4/29/12 - added the story of
Pete Patterson to the Brookline War Memorial page.
4/28/12 - added photos from the annual
Brookline Little League Parade.
4/28/12 - added page for the Recreation Center's
2012 Spring Basketball Clinic.
4/27/12 - updated page on
Bus Service in Brookline.
4/24/12 - online registration for the 31st annual Brookline Breeze 5K Fitness Run and Walk, to be held on Saturday, August 11, 2012, is now available at
www.brooklinebreeze.com.
4/21/12 - 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 and parks.
4/11/12 - added photo of
Brookline's firefighters in 1920 and their horsedrawn wagon.
4/10/12 - added 1929 photo of the
American La France pumper truck at Brookline's firehouse.
4/8/12 - updated page for
James Irwin, the boy from Brookline who walked on the moon.
4/7/12 - added photo of
Brookline Elementary School in 1921.
4/6/12 - added photos of
Altmar Street under construction in 1946.
Brookline Photo Contest Winner, submitted by Doug Brendel.
Hillside homes along the rolling hills of Brookline.
Brookline Photography Contest winner, submitted by Doug Brendel.
Hillside homes along the rolling hills of Brookline.

4/5/12 - added a couple photos of the Independence Day Parade in 1962.
4/5/12 - added link to
Pittsburgh Mapping and Historical Site Viewer.
4/4/12 - added a couple photos of the
Independence Day Parade in 1954.
3/30/12 - updated page for the Brookline Recreation Center's
2012 Indoor Soccer Program.
3/26/12 - added a few more photos to the page on
Pioneer Avenue construction in 1924.
3/24/12 - the
2012 Seton-LaSalle Lady Rebels basketball team finished their season with an undefeated 30-0 record and the PIAA Class AA State Championship.
3/24/12 - added some photos of
an early spring morning in Brookline Park.
3/23/12 - the current March heat wave is a record setter. This will be the
11th consecutive day of temperatures 70 degrees or warmer, breaking the previous mark of five days set in March 1990. Added NOAA Pittsburgh Warm Weather Statistics to our page on Pittsburgh Weather History.
3/19/12 - according to 2010 census figures
Brookline's population is 13,214.
3/17/12 - updated page for the
2012 Citiparks Traveling Basketball League.
Congratulations to the Brookline Recreation Center 14-Under team -
2012 Citiparks Champions!
3/12/12 - added 1872 Map of Brookline and 1905 Map of Brookline.
2/27/12 - added photo of
Brookline Elementary School in 1913.
1/20/12 - added photo of the
Brookline News Agency, or Newsies, in 1933.
1/19/12 - added photo of
Myer's Service Station in 1936.
1/13/12 - added photo of the
1976 South Hills High School Tigers varsity football team.
1/13/12 - added photo of the
2011/2012 Brookline Elementary girls varsity basketball team.

A Birdseye View of the Brookline Mural
A bird's eye view of the Brookline Mural, located between Pioneer and West Liberty Avenues.

... 2011 ...

12/18/11 - Nick Sywyj became the 82nd Eagle Scout of Troop#6 from Resurrection Church.
12/5/11 - updated page for the
2011 Brookline Knights Football Association.
12/5/11 - added photos from the
Brookline Knights 2011 Year-End Banquet.
11/29/11 - added page for the
Boulevard of the Allies.
11/25/11 - the
Pittsburgh Agreement was signed on May 31, 1918.
11/25/11 - added page for the
Armstrong Tunnel.
11/24/11 - updated pages on
Pittsburgh Skyscrapers and the Cathedral of Learning.
11/23/11 - updated pages on
Bigelow Boulevard and the Allegheny County Courthouse.
11/22/11 - added link to Google Books
"The History of Pittsburgh", written in 1851.
11/22/11 - added link to a list of
Pittsburgh Historic Landmarks.
11/20/11 - added
detailed maps from 1940 of Brookline and vicinity.
11/16/11 - added the
2011 11-Under Brookline Knights to the Knights "Hall of Champions".
11/14/11 - added photo of the Brookline Knights
1991 Mitey-Mite Cheerleaders.
11/13/11 - added
2011 Brookline Knights Week#12 Game Summaries.
11/10/11 - the
Burke Building, built in 1836, is the oldest surviving commercial structure in downtown Pittsburgh, and second to the Fort Pitt Blockhouse as the oldest building of any kind.
11/7/11 - added
2011 Brookline Knights Week#11 Game Summaries.
11/4/11 - updated page for the
Civic Arena (Mellon Arena).
11/3/11 - added several
aerial views of Brookline, from 1947 through 2006.
10/30/11 - added
2011 Brookline Knights Week#10 Game Summaries.

Brookline Knights Football Action - 10/29/11
Marques Watson powers the nine-year old Brookline Knights to a 36-6 playoff victory over the
West Allegheny Indians in a N'oreaster snowfall on Saturday, October 29, 2011.
See Photos.

10/28/11 - Pittsburgh has had over 50 Professional Sports Franchises since 1882.
10/26/11 - added page for
Doug Brendel, a friend and contributor to our website.
10/24/11 - added
2011 Brookline Knights Week#9 Game Summaries.
10/23/11 - added
2011 Fall Fast Pitch Softball team photo to the Little League Photo Gallery.
10/19/11 - enhanced page on the
Indian Uprising of 1763 that threatened to capture Fort Pitt.
10/18/11 - the groundbreaking for the upcoming
Brookline Boulevard reconstruction project has been pushed back to the Spring of 2013. Project completion date is the Fall of 2013.
10/17/11 - added page on
Exposition Park, home of the Pittsburgh Pirates from 1890 to 1909.
10/16/11 - added
2011 Brookline Knights Week#8 Game Summaries.
10/12/11 - added some photos of the
1963 Community Center Day Camp.
10/12/11 - added copy of the
Master Plan for Brookline Memorial Park, submitted in May 1975.
10/10/11 - added
2011 Brookline Knights Week#7 Game Summaries.
10/8/11 - updated pages on
Pittsburgh Steel Mills and the Pennsylvania Canal.
10/3/11 - added the story of
Ernest Galko to the Brookline War Memorial page.
10/2/11 - added
2011 Brookline Knights Week#6 Game Summaries.
9/26/11 - added
2011 Brookline Knights Week#5 Game Summaries.
9/22/11 - updated page on the
Mayors of Pittsburgh.
9/21/11 - added section on
Pittsburgh City Council and representatives for Brookline (District 4).
9/19/11 - added
2011 Brookline Knights Week#4 Game Summaries.
9/19/11 - added
Brookline Knights 2011 Team Photos to the Team Photo Gallery.
9/11/11 - added
2011 Brookline Knights Week#3 Game Summaries.

9/11/11 - It's been ten years now since the
terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center. I can remember so vividly, and will never forget, the feeling of stunned disbelief I felt on that sad day while watching the tragedy unfold on the television. God Bless America!

9/6/11 - updated page on
Library Road (Route 88).
9/4/11 - added
2011 Brookline Knights Week#2 Game Summaries.
9/3/11 - updated pages for the
2011 Recreation Center Summer Hoops Leagues, adding results from the 14-Under and 11-Under All-Star game and Hot Shot competitions.
8/31/11 - added photos of
Berkshire Avenue in 1924.
8/31/11 - added photos of
Woodbourne Avenue in 1924.
8/31/11 - added photos of
Freedom Avenue in 1924.
8/31/11 - added photos of
Bayridge Avenue in 1924.
8/30/11 - added photos of the
lower end of Pioneer Avenue in 1924.
8/28/11 - added
2011 Brookline Knights Week#1 Game Summaries.
8/26/11 - added page for
Bernard "Barney" Diehl (1902-1951).
8/26/11 - updated page on
Pittsburgh's Old Inclines.
8/24/11 - updated page on the
History of Floods, Snowstorms and Tornados in Pittsburgh, adding information on the magnitude 5.9 earthquake that gave the 'Burgh a shake this afternoon.
8/23/11 - updated page for
Joe's Soccer Club (2011) and their trip to the PPG Zoo and Aquarium.
8/22/11 - added page for the
Pittsburgh & Castle Shannon Railroad (1871-1912).
8/21/11 - added maps of the Brookline area from
1886 and 1910. They are very interesting.
8/18/11 - added page for the
Keystone Young Marines. Semper Fi.

A Bird's Eye View of Brookline - 8/13/11
A Bird's Eye View of Brookline Boulevard - August 2011.

8/14/11 - added some photos taken from the tower of the Brookline firehouse. What a view!
8/13/11 - added photos from the
30th running of the Brookline Breeze 5K Fitness Run/Walk, including race results. Congratulations Mark Grogan and Jessica Zozos, 2011 Breeze 5K winners.
8/8/11 - added photo of
West Liberty Avenue at Saranac Avenue in 1922.
8/8/11 - added photos of
Wedgemere Avenue in 1925.
8/7/11 - added link to Heinz History Center video
"250 Years of Pittsburgh Innovation."
7/30/11 - added the 2011 Brookline
8-Under Boys, Boys Minor League, Boys Little League, Girls 8-Under, Girls 10-Under, Girls 12-Under and Girls 15-Under team photos to the All-Star Gallery.
7/25/11 -
James G. Klingensmith passed away at age 100. Among his many accomplishments, he was manager of the undefeated 1955 Brookline Pony League team and past-president of the Brookline Chamber of Commerce. Read additional Brookline-Dormont Patch article on James G. Klingensmith.
7/24/11 - added photos of
Fordham Avenue in 1921.
7/12/11 - added photo of the
1976 Our Lady of Loreto 6th Grade basketball team.
7/12/11 - added photo from
All Saint's Day in 1973 at Our Lady of Loreto.
7/12/11 - added photo from
First Communion in 1972 at Our Lady of Loreto.
7/5/11 - added page for
LST-512, a World War II vessel that docked in Pittsburgh in 1945.
7/1/11 - added the 2011
Steeltown Sportswear Little League, the Roell Contracting Minor League, and the Party Cake Bakery Girls Little League teams to the list of champions on the Brookline Little League Past Champions page.
6/30/11 - added photo of the
1965 South Hills Catholic freshman basketball team.
6/30/11 - added photo of the
1965 South Hills Catholic freshman football team.
6/15/11 - added photo of the
1982 Resurrection CYO Boys basketball team.
6/11/11 - updated page for
Robert S. Sallin, producer of "Star Trek II - The Wrath of Khan."
6/2/11 - added 2011 team pictures to the Brookline Little League
Team Photo Gallery.

Memorial Day Parade 2011
Flags were flying with pride at the Memorial Day Parade on May 30, 2011.

5/30/11 - added photo of the 1945 Brookline Elementary Graduating Class.
5/30/11 - added photos of
Grumet's Market in 1950.
5/30/11 - added photos of
Melman's Market in 1954 and 1936.
5/30/11 - added photo of
Glenarm Avenue in 1930.
5/30/11 - updated page for the
Winter 1948 Brookline Elementary Graduating Class.
5/29/11 - added link to
The Short Cut, a page of Brookline memories from the 1940s.
5/29/11 - added photo of the
1948 Brookline Elementary Varsity basketball team.
5/29/11 - added photo of the
1948 Brookline Elementary Cheerleaders.
5/29/11 - updated the story of
Thomas J. Cullison on the Brookline War Memorial page.
5/26/11 - added page for the Brookline Recreation Center's
2011 Spring Car Cruise.
5/23/11 - added several photos to the Brookline Little League
1952 Year in Review.
5/22/11 - added photo of the
1951 Elizabeth Seton High School scholarship award winners.
5/22/11 - updated page for the
Spring 1948 Brookline Elementary Graduating Class.
5/22/11 - added photo of the
1950 Brookline Elementary Varsity basketball team.
5/22/11 - added photo of the
1954 Resurrection Elementary Varsity football team.
5/22/11 - added photo of the
1953 Resurrection Elementary Patrol Members, or Safeties.
5/21/11 - added page for the Recreation Center's
2011 Spring Basketball Clinic.

Brookline Little League Opening
Day Game April 30, 2011
Brookline Little League Opening Day on April 30. BLLA enters it's 61st season in 2011.

4/30/11 - added photos from the annual Brookline Little League Parade.
4/18/11 - from The Pittsburgh Press archives and other online sources, recreated and updated a thirty-part special feature from 1919 that details the many contributions of Pittsburgh men and women in World War I entitled
A History Of Pittsburgh and Western PA Soldiers In The War.
4/17/11 - added page for the Brookline Recreation Center's
Lunch With The Bunny - 2011.
4/17/11 - 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 and parks.
4/13/11 - updated page for the
Pittsburgh Boxing Club, including 2011 Golden Gloves champions.
4/10/11 - updated page for the Brookline Recreation Center's
2011 Indoor Soccer Program.
4/9/11 - updated information on the
Brookline Monument and Veteran's War Memorial.
3/25/11 - updated page on the
History of Floods, Snowstorms and Tornados in Pittsburgh.
3/22/11 - as part of our project on the
Brookline Monument and Veteran's War Memorial, created a page to document Pittsburgh's fallen soldiers in the War on Terror (2001-present).
3/20/11 - added photo of
Breining Street in 1953, at the intersection with Eben Street.
3/20/11 - added link to the historic Pittsburgh images of
The Brady Stewart Collection.
3/19/11 - updated page for the
2011 Citiparks Traveling Basketball League.
3/17/11 - added link to Pop City's
article on Brookline Boulevard.
3/8/11 - added short biography on
Ensign James Wonn to our Brookline Personalities page.
2/10/11 - added photos of
Chuck Senft's induction into the PA Golden Gloves Hall of Fame.
2/6/11 - The Pittsburgh Steelers lost, 31-25, to the Green Bay Packers in
Super Bowl XLV.
1/18/11 - added photos of the
2010/2011 Brookline Elementary varsity basketball teams.

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