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2018 to be a year of infrastructure projects in South Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh city Councilman Bruce Kraus stopped by the January 9 meeting of the South Side Slopes Neighborhood Association (SSSNA) to declare 2018 "The Year of Infrastructure." He then presented brief ...

Housing planned for St. Matthew's, South Side Voices project discussed

A brief meeting of the South Side Planning Forum began with an update on the Saint Matthew housing project by city Councilman Bruce Kraus. Under the proposal, 6-7 for-sale housing units will be constructed inside the church structure. Parking will...

Heating assistance is now available through LIHEAP

The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS) is accepting applications for this season’s Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). The program helps low income families pay their heating bills. Apply and check the status of an...

Columbia Gas will upgrade gas pipelines in Beltzhoover, Mt. Oliver

Starting this month, Columbia Gas will begin work on pipeline upgrade projects affecting customers in Beltzhoover and Mt. Oliver. Streets with projects in Beltzhoover are: Althea Street, Ashdale Street, Delmont Avenue, Eldora Place, Estella Avenue,...

AG announces settlement with PHH Mortgage for servicing loans

Attorney General Josh Shapiro and 48 other state Attorneys General today announced a $45 million settlement with PHH Mortgage Corporation, which improperly serviced mortgage loans between 2009 and 2012. The settlement includes $30.4 million in...

Tax credit program will impact state's 42nd Senatorial District

The Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) recently announced the awarding of $17.9 million in tax credits through the Neighborhood Assistance Program (NAP), including more than $2.7 million in communities within the...

Concord Valentine dinner

Concord Presbyterian Church will host a Valentine’s Dinner with great food and family friendly refreshments on February 10 from 6-11 p.m. Cost of the dinner is $10 per person. Reservations are due by January 31 by calling 412-882-1141. The...

City plans improvements, amenities to So. Pittsburgh area playgrounds

The City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Works announced it made 27 playground and park improvements last year, an d has plans to add amenities at another 29 playgrounds and parks this year.  “Pittsburgh is blessed with 128 playgrounds...

Rivers of Steel is seeking visual and performing artists for Alloy Pittsburgh

Rivers of Steel seeks visual and performing artists to apply for Alloy Pittsburgh, a biennial exhibition that examines the history, current condition and possible future of the Carrie Blast Furnaces, while offering regional artists a unique...

Meet and greet officials representing 19th Ward

State Senator Wayne Fontana, State Representatives Dan Miller, Dan Deasy and Harry Readshaw, are hosting an elected official open house on Saturday, Jan. 20 at the Brookline Teen Outreach Center, 520 Brookline Boulevard. The gathering will run from...

Panel discussion with KCC concerns bullying

A panel discussion on bullying hosted by the Knoxville Community Council will be held at the St. Paul AME Church, 400 Orchard Place at 6 p.m. on February 7. Participants include representative from: One Way; Urban Kind; Amachi; GVI Community...

Mt. Oliver City group meets on Jan. 25

The Mt. Oliver City Community Group will hold its first meeting of 2018 on Thursday, Jan. 25 at the Ormsby Avenue Café, 402 Ormsby Avenue. The agenda will include updates from District 3 Councilman Bruce Kraus or his delegate and Zone 3 Officer...

Knoxville council to meet Feb. 1

The Knoxville Community Group will meet on Thursday, Feb. 1 at St. Paul AME Church, 400 Orchard Place. The agenda includes discussion about: the Knoxville Play Space with G-TECH, the McKinley Park Project, Friends of McKinley Park; the Love Your...

Tattoo night at next CSC's 21+ Science After Dark

The human body serves as a canvas at the next 21+ Science After Dark event at Carnegie Science Center. 21+ Body Art happens Friday, Jan. 19 from 6-10 p.m. and features special presentations about the science of makeup, piercings, and tattoos....

Zone 3 community crime alerts for Jan. 8-14

The following are the Part I crimes for the week of: Jan. 8-14. Duquesne Heights (1911) Theft – 200 blk. Sweetbriar St. - between 1/9/18 at 7 PM and 1/13/18 at 1 PM – Victim reported medication...

Health Dept. to offer free lead testing for children

The Allegheny County Health Department (ACHD) is offering free blood lead level testing for uninsured and underinsured children in Allegheny County. Testing will be done at ACHD’s Immunization Clinic on Tuesday from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. and on Thursday...

Real estate transactions for issue of Jan. 16, 2018

16th Ward Jonathan Thomas to William and Faith McManimon at 2311 Larkins Way for $250,000. Pittsburgh City to Margaret Massicci at 2745 Orkney Way for $2,000. Harold Shekels to Ranger Development LLC ...

Mt. Oliver Boro Civil Service Commission will hold a general meeting

The Civil Service Commission of Mt. Oliver Borough will hold a general meeting on Monday, January 22nd at 7:00 PM, 150 Brownsville...

Mt. Oliver Housing Court

Outcomes for the Tuesday, Jan. 9 Mt. Oliver Borough Housing Court: • Clement Okoye, 125 Quincy Avenue, Mt. Oliver Borough, 108.5, Prohibited Occupancy. Dismissed, Abated. The following Mt. Oliver Borough Housing Court case is scheduled for...

This week's So. Pgh. Housing Court hearings

The following Housing Court case is scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 17, at 8:00 a.m. in Pittsburgh Municipal Court: • Timothy W. Oswald, 932 Lillian Street, 18th Ward, Codes 118.1, 302.8. The...

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