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Even as Bellevue celebrated being named one of 241 “Playful Cities 2015” nationwide, borough officials committed themselves Tuesday to making sure that Bellevue’s parks continue to be “playable.”

Bellevue was one of a relatively small number of towns and cities across the country determined to offer recreational opportunities to all children. The announcement was made by KaBOOM!, a national non-profit organization “dedicated to ensuring that all kids get a childhood filled with the balanced and active play needed to thrive.”


Robert Besser Robert John Besser, 79, of Tucson, AZ, formerly of Bellevue and husband of the late Betty Schiellien Besser, died Sunday, June 7,2015. Mr. Besser was a Bellevue High School and Duquesne University graduate. He is survived by two sisters, Betty Haughin of Zelienople and Mary Alice Naylor of Bradenton, FL. He was preceded in death by his parents, Emerick and Elizabeth Pohlot Besser; and his brother, Emerick Besser. Services and burial were held in Arizona.

Carol Lee Coward


As expected, the Northgate School Board voted unanimously to approve a final budget for the 2015-16 fiscal year that does not include an increase in property taxes.

The $21,627,590 spending plan is based on the district maintaining a property tax millage rate of 24.7867 mills for the coming year.

The budget was approved at the board’s regular meeting on Monday. Board members Shannon Smithey and LisaSaylor were absent, and Dan O’Keefe participated by telephone.



The Center Avenue Bridge in Emsworth finally will be rehabilitated, more than five years after structural deficiencies closed the span to heavy vehicles such as buses and fire trucks.

The two-year, $2.1 million project was announced last week by the Port Authority, which owns the bridge.



In the week since the "Incident" in Bayne Park, the social media drama queens and kings have been hard at work expounding on the probability of Bellevue's imminent demise as a town where anyone at all would want to live, shop or worship.

It's time to get a little perspective.

First of all, the incident itself.


Four Bellevue Police officers were honored at the Bellevue Council meeting on Tuesday for their efforts to save two Dollar General employees and apprehend a robber.


Sat, 2015-07-04

Bellevue Borough will hold its annual July 4th picnic at memorial Park on Saturday, July 4, noon - 3 p.m.

There will be a free lunch, activities for children -- including inflatables -- and a hula hoop contest for all ages.

Admission to the swimming pool is free from noon until 6 p.m.

Sat, 2015-06-27

The annual North Boroughs Independence Day Fireworks Celebration scheduled for Saturday, June 27, at Avalon Field has been canceled due to weather.

Because the rain and thunderstorms are expected to continue through the coming week, the rain date of Friday, July 3, also has been canceled.

The fireworks will be held on Sunday, Sept. 6, during Labor Day weekend.