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Fresh Fridays produce distribution Aug. 8

Officer promoted, consultant hired in Mt. Oliver Boro

A police promotion, a fundraiser for last month’s fire victims, and the hiring of a consultant to provide financial and managerial directives were among the news items at the July 21 meeting of Mt. Oliver council. Council member Billie Michener...

Fresh Fridays produce distribution Aug. 8

Fresh Fridays, the free produce distribution on the Hilltop continues on the second Friday of the month with the next one on August 8. Eligible households in the 15203, 15210, 15211 and Carrick...

Pittsburgh site for National League of Cities 2016 convention

The governing board of the National League of Cities has chosen Pittsburgh as the site of its 2016 Congress of Cities and Exposition, which will draw thousands of local government officials from around the country to the city. That year will also...

Public comment sought on changes to emissions

The Allegheny County Board of Health is accepting public comments until August 27 on proposed changes to county air quality regulations for emissions inventory reporting and will hold a hearing on the revisions on Friday, Aug. 22, at 10:00 a.m., at...

Learn how house plants can help to keep the air clean in your home

Many people may be surprised to learn what air-cleaning power-houses houseplants are. Join the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – Mt. Washington on Wednesday, July 30 at 6:30 p.m. to learn some fascinating information on the best ways to use...

HDPC holds hearing on jobs, workforce development

Members of the House Democratic Policy Committee heard from school administrators, business executives and higher education advocates at a public hearing on July 23 focusing on jobs and economic development, said state Rep. Jake Wheatley,...

State will soon issue license plates supporting Gettysburgh monuments

State Rep. Harry Readshaw, D-Allegheny, announced the state will begin issuing a license plate in November that will support the Pennsylvania monuments at Gettysburg National Military Park. On July 2, the governor signed S.B. 1187 into law...

Sprint custumers can now text to 911 in Allegheny County

Sprint customers in Allegheny County can now send a short message service (SMS) text message to 911 for emergency help when unable to make a 911 voice call. Text to 911 will allow access for the hearing/speech impaired and a safe means of contact...

Allentown celebrating National Night Out

Allentown Community Development Corp. (ACDC) will hold its annual National Night Out celebration on Tuesday, Aug. 5 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Allentown Senior Center, 631 E. Warrington Avenue. The ACDC will be giving out free hot dogs, drinks,...

Mayor applauds cleaner, safer concert atmosphere

Changes implemented by the city, North Shore stakeholders and country music fans led to a cleaner and safer atmosphere Saturday outside PNC Park. City Public Works and Public Safety officials reported much improved activity surrounding the Jason...

We understand the problem

We understand how the residents of Grandview Ave. feel (Grandview traffic problems will garner extra police attention, SPR July 22, 2014). My husband and I moved to Pius Street on the South Side Slopes in 1998. At that time, Pius Street was two...

Next Mayor's Night Out will be in Carrick on Wed.

Mayor William Peduto and his top staff will hear neighborhood concerns and issues Wednesday night in Carrick, in the sixth installment of his “Mayor’s Night Out/Mayor’s Night In” community events. The session is from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday,...

Meeting on senior housing postponed

Community Builders, developers of the Hillcrest Senior Residences at on the site of the former Giant Eagle on Brownsville Road, has postponed a community meeting about the project that was scheduled for this evening, July 29. The meeting will be...

Astronomy Geek Night at Carnegie Science Ctr.

To commemorate the second anniversary of the Mars Curiosity rover’s landing, Carnegie Science Center will present “Astronomy Geek Night: Mars Edition.” The event begins at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 5. The Science Center will present a...

Science center hosting another no-kids night with symphony

Carnegie Science Center is teaming up with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra for a special adults-only evening, featuring symphonic sounds with a scientific twist. “The Sounds of Science” is the theme of the Science Center’s next 21+ Night on...

Allegheny Drifters will play as part of Science Center series

The Allegheny Drifters will bring their engaging, fast-paced bluegrass music to Carnegie Science Center on Aug. 2 as part of the BLUE! performance series. The show will begin at 1 p.m. in the BLUE! exhibit gallery. Free with general admission to...

Local artist releases new album and concert dates

The new sound of long-time Pittsburgh favorite Jesse Mader is growing in popularity thanks to the release of his latest album “Breath by Breath” recorded with producer Chris “Mindbender” Longo. Jesse and the Urban Rock Project will be...

Free lunch for kids at Trinity

Free lunch is available to all kids age 18 and younger at theTrinity Lutheran Church, 601 Brownsville Road. There isn’t a fee for lunch and registration isn’t required. The meal is available from noon to 2 p.m., Monday through Friday until...

COTRAIC accepting applications for school

The Council of Three Rivers American Indian Center, Head Start Program, is accepting applications for the upcoming school year. Families who meet income guidelines and have children ages three through five years of age are eligible. Meals, snacks...

Real Estate transactions for issue of 7/29/14

16th Ward Anna Marie Kuntz to Birmingham Holdings LLC at 2010 Spring St. for $2,000. Bank America NA to Birmingham Holdings LLC at 1008 Sterling St. for $23,500. Jayson Reagan to Robert Dean at 513 Walde St. for $30,000. 17th Ward MAPA Real Estate...

Housing Court hearings

The following Housing Court case is scheduled for Wednesday, July 30, at 8:00 a.m. in District Municipal Court: • Michael Knight, 208 Kearsarge Street, 19th Ward, Code 110.10. The following Housing Court cases are scheduled for Thursday, July 31,...