Brookline

The bride’s parents, Annanina and Joseph Colonna, are pictured with the married couple. Photo courtesy of Lisa Healy.

Lovers, fighters brawl on wedding day

By: Carley Thieret In August of 1982, a blue-collar Brookline wedding party traded its tuxes for fisticuffs and bandages –...

The Brookline Boxing Club during its 1977/1978 season. The club, commonly known as “Charlie’s Angels,” ran from 1971 to 2003.  Photo courtesy of Brookline Connection.

‘Charlie’s Angels’ takes punch at changing lives

By: Joseph Guzy Think of “Charlie’s Angels” and you think of Kate Jackson, Jaclyn Smith and Cheryl Ladd, right? Not...

The new Brookline Boulevard made way for the neighborhood to prosper. Photo by Rebekah Devorak.

Brookline future looking bright, prosperous

  By: Asia Buckley and Grant Stoner The future of Brookline is promising. The results of the 2014 revitalization of...

Scoops on the Boulevard boasts a plethora of unique ice cream flavors, such as Blue Moon. Photo by Rebekah Devorak.

‘Scoops’ sweetens up Brookline Boulevard

By: Yen-Mei Lin Every neighborhood needs an ice cream parlor, and Brookline has a great one: Scoops. Don’t let its...

Taylor Hughes, the 22-year-old bar manager of The Brookline Pub, has utilized her Bachelor’s degree in psychology by turning the bar into a center for the community. She has implemented creative events to draw crowds like weekly trivia nights and holiday themed parties. Photo by Seth Culp-Ressler.

Brookline Pub thrives under young bar manager

By: Carley Thieret When 22-year-old Brookline resident Taylor Hughes began her freshman year at Point Park University, she was interested...

Even though it’s not located directly on the Boulevard, Fiori’s Pizzaria has been a Brookline staple ever since it opened in 1979. Photo by Rebekah Devorak.

Fiori’s boasts Pittsburgh’s best slice

By: Asia Buckley New York has Lombardi’s. Chicago has Capo’s. Pittsburgh has Fiori’s. Pittsburghers are particular about their pizza. Proud...

Pitaland is a Brookline Mediterranean-style bakery and grocery store. Currently owned by Joe Chahine, Pitaland has been a popular shopping spot on the Boulevard since 1980. Photo by Carrie Garrison.

Lebanese grocery store showcases diversity

By: Carrie Garrison It’s hard to miss the burnt red, tile roof that marks Brookline Boulevard’s only Mediterranean grocery, Pitaland....

Owner Luciano Defelice opened Moonlite Cafe on Brookline Boulevard in 1997. Photo by Seth Culp-Ressler.

Moonlite Cafe shines at heart of neighborhood

By: Carley Thieret Luciano Defelice, known by most as Lou, moved to the United States from Pizzoferrato, Italy — three...

Elias Kassab, left, stands with his wife Neveen in front of a gleaming cappuccino machine. Elias is the new owner of Brookline’s former Cannon Coffee. Photo by Rebekah Devorak.

Cafe de Noir continues to unite community

By: Rebekah Devorak Just outside of 802 Brookline Blvd., the rich, indulgent aroma of fresh-pressed coffee tangles with the crisp...

All of the cookies, like these thumbprints, in DeLuca’s Bakery are baked in-house by Nancy DeLuca. Photo by Leah Devorak.

DeLuca family brings fresh face to old bakery

By: Asia Buckley Victor and Nancy DeLuca have turned their passion into a livelihood. Born in Naples, Italy, Victor began...