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City to survey vaults under the street in preparation for streetscape project

The City of Pittsburgh Department of Mobility and Infrastructure (DOMI) will be conducting a vault survey of South Side businesses this week through November 22. Mark Stem from the DOMI may knock on doors and go into the various businesses to see...

Opioid crisis draws crowd to Carrick for answers to epidemic

A new coalition staffed with multiple city and health officials introduced strategies for reining in the opioid problem at one of the most well-attended Carrick block watch meetings in recent months. More than 100 neighbors filled the Concord K5...

District judge works to make sure problems are abated in neighborhood

Focusing on code enforcement issues affecting quality of life issues in the South Side Flats and Slopes, South Watch each month brings residents together with local stakeholders, government, educational and more, to advocate for remediation and to...

Santa visiting Shiloh St. for Light Up Night festivities

A visit from Santa will highlight Neighbors on the Mount Light Up Night festivities on Mount Washington this Friday, November 17 during City of Pittsburgh Light Up Night. The festivities begin in...

Fall yard curbside collection in city is Saturday, Nov. 18

The City of Pittsburgh’s Department of Public Works, Bureau of Environmental Services will be collecting leaf and yard debris from all residents in a special curbside collection on Saturday, Nov. 18. Yard waste includes: leaves, branches of...

South Side Market House continues to have a full agenda for area seniors

The South Side Healthy Active Living Senior Center continues to have a full schedule of activities. Every Monday from 10-11:30 a.m. they have a CCAC Chair Exercise Class. The class is free and excellent. There is also a free CCAC Healthy Cooking...

Drop off donations for DHS Holiday Project at various locations

The Department of Human Services (DHS) Holiday Project is collecting new, unwrapped gifts for children and youth who receive services through the Department of Human Services Office of Children, Youth and Families. “The DHS Holiday Project...

Fund my Future program helps provide incentives to increase savings accounts

On October 27, state, county, and city representatives gathered at the United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania to announce the countywide expansion of Fund My Future. The program incentivizes saving by giving participants the chance to win prizes...

Grace Church on Mt. Wash. offering Thanksgiving meal

Grace Church (Anglican) will prepare and provide a complete Thanksgiving dinner at 319 West Sycamore Street in Mt. Washington for anyone in the community who would like to join them.  The free meal will be served at noon on Thursday, Nov. 23....

Cookie Walk will raise funds for Holy Trinity Cathedral

The Holy Trinity Cathedral Cookie Walk will be selling cookies by the pound, nut rolls, apricot rolls, poppyseed rolls, nut horns, and more Saturday, Dec. 9, from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. More than 50 different cookies types will be available for sale...

Nursing students can apply for scholarships from Nurses Club

Scholarship opportunities are provided by the Southwestern Pennsylvania Registered Nurses Club to nursing students entering their final year of studies in a diploma, associate degree, or bachelor of science degree. Nurses actively pursuing advanced...

Thanksgiving service, potluck dinner

A community Thanksgiving service will be held at Hill Top United Methodist Church, 631 E Warrington Ave, on Sunday, Nov. 19 at 4 p.m. A free potluck soup dinner will be served immediately following the service. Call 412-254-3497 for more info/with...

Thanksgiving dinner at HMBFC

Hot Metal Bridge Faith Bridge Community is offering a free Thanksgiving meal on Thursday, Nov. 23 from 1-3 p.m. Hot Metal Bridge Faith Community is at 2700 Jane Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15203. For more information, visit www...

MWCDC forum focus on finances

The final MWCDC Community Forum of 2017 will be Thursday, Nov. 16, 6:30 p.m. at the Mt. Washington Senior Center, 122 Virginia Avenue. Guest speaker is Pittsburgh City Controller Michael Lamb who will address the finances of the MWCDC. Following...

Mt. Oliver City group meeting will focus on gerrymandering

The Mt. Oliver City/St. Clair Community Group November meeting is slated for Thursday, Nov. 16 at 7 p.m. at the Ormsby Avenue Café, 402 Ormsby Avenue. The meeting is earlier this month because of the Thanksgiving holiday. A portion of the agenda...

Learn about new Hilltop Community Center

Brashear Association has scheduled a community meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 28, 6:30 p.m. at the LifeSpan Knoxville Center, 320 Brownsville Road to discuss plans for its Hilltop Community Center. Plans call for the center to be constructed in the 300...

Man stabbed on 21st St. in South Side last week

Shortly before 11 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 7, Pittsburgh police responded to an apartment building in the 700 block of S. 21st Street on South Side for a report that a man had been stabbed in the...

Mt. Oliver man arrested for burglary in Oakland

On November 9, 2017 the Pittsburgh Police Burglary Squad arrested Calvin Henderson, 24, of Mt. Oliver, on charges of burglary, theft and receiving stolen property. The charges are the result of an...

Police investigate vehicle hit by gunfire in Slopes

Zone 3 police are investigating after shots were fired near the 200 block of Monastery Avenue at approximately 11:41p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 7. According to police, a 21-year-old South Side man was...

Real estate transactions by RealStats

16th Ward South Hills Racing Pigeon Club Inc. to Bullychild Redevelopment LLC at 2106 Arlington Ave. for $8,500 (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $32,718) by sheriff’s deed. Rodriguez Investment Holdings LLC to Brian and Abigail...

Mt. Oliver Housing Court cases, last week's results

The following Mt. Oliver Borough Housing Court case is scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 16, at 1:00 p.m. in Municipal District Judge Richard King’s Courtroom: • Claudia Dettlinger, 504 Hays Avenue, Mt. Oliver Borough, IPMC 302.1, Debris. The...

This week's So. Pgh. Housing Court hearings

The following Housing Court case is scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 14, at 10:00 a.m. in Municipal District Judge Eugene Ricciardi's Courtroom: • Bandhu Dev. Inc., 133 S.22nd Street, 16th Ward, Code...

Virgina Carik was dedicated to making South Side a better place

Quietly tending to business over the past 50 years, Virginia Carik influenced the evolution of South Side in more ways than most people now in the neighborhood realize. A "remarkable" woman, she did...

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