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Gateway garden takes shape

Public safety director wants a culture of responsibility in S.S.

Public safety in South Side was the focus of the September 9 meeting of the South Side Planning Forum. The guest speakers were city Public Safety Director Stephen Bucar and Nighttime Economy Manager Maya Henry. They were introduced by city...

Block watch hears about Berg Place apts., group of young people involved in muggings

Three Kirk Avenue children set fire to the clothing of homeless people who were squatting in the abandoned 2502 Berg Place apartment building on Aug. 16, police said at the September Carrick-Overbrook Block Watch meeting. The property was in the...

So. Pgh. routes added to Real Time Bus system

The Port Authority will be going live with an additional 17 bus routes in its Real Time Bus Arrival system. Along with the routes that are already active, 25 percent of all routes are now live. In another week, another 15 routes will go live,...

Molchany announces $3.4 M in grants for local projects

State Rep. Erin Molchany, D-Allegheny, announced the state has committed more than $3.4 million in funding for two local projects. “These funds will help create jobs, strengthen our communities and stimulate the growth of our regional economy,”...

14th annual StepTrek coming on October 4

Registration is now open for the 14th annual Pittsburgh Step Trek set for Saturday, Oct. 4 at South Side Park, Josephine and 21st streets, on South Side. The self-guided urban hike takes participants throughout the South Side Slopes, up and down...

Learn the art of stamping at the Carrick Library

Learn the art of rubber stamping at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh -- Carrick on Thursday, Sept. 18 from 6 – 8 p.m. for a beginner’s rubber stamping class for adults ages 16 and older. Everyone will learn how to make their own unique,...

Holiday decoration flea market coming to Trinity Church

Trinity Lutheran Church will hold a Holiday Flea Market on Friday, Oct. 3 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 4 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The flea market will include decorations for Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas in addition to other...

Free pasta and chicken dinner

The Beltzhoover Civic Association’s Feed the Community program will provide free pasta and chicken dinners for all Hilltop residents on Friday, Sept. 26 at 6 p.m. at the Warrington Recreation Center, 329 E. Warrington Avenue. The dinner is hosted...

Soup kitchen open twice a month

A Giving Heart will be hosting a bi-monthly soup kitchen every second and fourth Tuesday of each month at their community center at 816 Climax Street. The meals are provided to families and individuals in need of a nutritional meal. These meals are...

Arlington senior center celebrates

The St. Clair AA/Senior C enter, 2400 Elsie Street, will celebrate its 10th Anniversary on September 20 from 6-8 p.m. The celebration will have a 50s theme. Light refreshments will be served. Dress is casual. Admission is free for members and $7...

Zone 3 council meets this week

The Zone 3 Public Safety Council will hold its monthly meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 17, 6 p.m. at the South Hills Retirement Residence, 125 Ruth Street in Mount...

Young Playwrights Festival at City Theatre Oct. 4 and 5

City Theatre will present the 2014 Young Playwrights Festival, October 4 and 5 in City Theatre’s Hamburg Studio featuring original one-act plays written by select middle and high school playwrights from Western Pennsylvania and Northern West...

Phat Man Dee, Amoeba Knievel release cds

Phat Man Dee and Tommy Amoeba will release cds at the same event on Wednesday, Sept. 24 at Mr. Smalls Theatre, 400 Lincoln Ave, Millvale, PA 15209 Doors for all-ages at 6 p.m. and the show begins at 7 p.m., Admission is free show for those 21 and...

After school program for kids

A Giving Heart will begin their after school program at their community center at 816 Climax Street, Monday – Friday from 3 – 6 p.m. The after school program will provide a snack, tutoring, an activity and a meal. This program is free of...

Health Department influenza now clinic open in Oakland

The Allegheny County Health Department has opened its influenza vaccination clinic at 3441 Forbes Avenue, Oakland. The clinic will offer influenza vaccine, while supplies last, on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and...

Real estate transactions for issue of 9/16/14

16th Ward Leo Tobasco et al. to TRPJ Realty LLC at 2100 E. Carson St. for $650,000. Tamara Kreutzer to Kevin Schreiber trustee at 2711-2713 Jane St. for $400,000. Kevin Schreiber trustee to Stephen Walsh II at 2713 Jane St. for $400,000. Flat Iron...

City of Pittsburgh Housing Court hearings

The following Housing Court cases are scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 17, at 8:00 a.m. in Pittsburgh Municipal Court: • Michale Knight, 208 Kearsarge Street, 19th Ward, Continued Code 110.10. • Cherie Tompkins and Barry Willig, 2822-2824...

Zoning Board hearings

Pittsburgh’s Zoning Board of Adjustment has scheduled the following public hearings of interest to South Pittsburgh residents in the first floor hearing room of the John P. Robin Civic Building, 200 Ross Street, Downtown. Zone case 209/14 on...