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Armstrong Park renovations underway

South Side residents concerned with number of vagrants in the area

The focus was on vagrancy at the June 20 meeting of the Zone 3 Public Safety Council.  The officials in attendance included city Councilman Bruce Kraus, police Commander Karen Dixon, and Officer Christine Luffey.  Mr. Kraus kicked-off the meeting...

Armstrong Park renovations underway

Renovations to Armstrong Playground on 12th Street have begun in earnest with the removal of the play equipment and the safety surface. In February, city officials met with South Side residents to go ...

Mount Oliver boro awards contracts for sewer, pavement maintenance programs

The June 20 Mt. Oliver council meeting began with Mayor James Cassidy swearing in new Zoning Board member Deborah Viglione. He also swore in two new part-time police officers, and a promoted officer.  The two new officers are Karra White and Brett...

City Bicentennial celebration July 9

Organizers of the Pittsburgh Bicentennial Celebration are welcoming all residents of the greater Pittsburgh region to come Downtown for Bicentennial events throughout the day on Saturday, July 9.  The day begins with a 11 a.m. parade on Liberty...

Social Security has online service for replacement of SS cards in PA

The Social Security Administration introduced the expansion of online services for residents of Pennsylvania available through its my Social Security portal at www.socialsecurity.gov/myaccount. Carolyn W. Colvin, Acting Commissioner of Social...

Public hearing held on Readshaw bill allowing involuntary commitment

 The House Human Services Committee has held a public hearing on a bill introduced by Rep. Harry Readshaw that would allow for the involuntary commitment of those suffering from drug or alcohol addiction for treatment. “I am gratified the...

Rudiak calls to improve swimming pool inspection

Last week, Councilwoman Natalia Rudiak introduced a resolution calling on the Department of Public Works to improve the process by which City swimming pools are inspected and repaired. The move was prompted by the late opening of Moore Swimming...

Fontana amendment would outlaw sexual orientation discrimination

A state Senate committee has approved Sen. Wayne D. Fontana’s (D-Allegheny) amendment that would outlaw discrimination in the workplace based on one’s sexual orientation or gender identity. “My proposal puts the force of law behind basic...

Allentown Senior Center holding a fundraiser at the Rowdy Buck

Allentown Senior Center will be holding a fundraiser at the Rowdy Buck, 1321 E. Carson Street, on Thursday, July 21 from 4-8 p.m. Light refreshments will be served to anyone making a donation or purchasing a raffle ticket to benefit the senior...

Readshaw resolution looks at opioid addiction

The Pennsylvania House of Representatives unanimously adopted a resolution introduced by Rep. Harry Readshaw, D-Allegheny, which would look at options for dealing with heroin and other opioid addiction. The resolution (H.R. 893) directs the Joint...

Two city girls take first, second places in National Marbles Championships

Haley Grenesko, 13, of Morningside was crowned the girls' champion at the 93rd National Marbles Tournament in Wildwood, New Jersey. Lauren Shuty, 12, of the South Side Flats was the girls' national...

Brashear's Christmas in July event

Brashear Association’s annual Christmas in July celebration will take place at the Rowdy Buck, 1325 E. Carson Street, on Thursday, July 14 from 5-7:30 p.m. The eighth annual Christmas in July event benefits Brashear’s Holiday Assistance Program...

Carrick Overbrook Block Watch meets Monday, July 11

The next Carrick-Overbrook Block Watch will take place on Monday, July 11 at 7 p.m. in St. Basil’s Church...

Busy weekend for Zone 3 in Hilltop neighborhoods

Zone 3 officers had a busy weekend responding to a variety of calls and emergency situations across the Hilltop neighborhoods. Beginning on Saturday, June 25 at approximately 2:16 p.m., Zone 3 Officers issued a call for SWAT to be deployed to the...

Vacation Bible School at HMBFC

The Hot Metal Bridge Faith Community is hosting a Vacation Bible School from Monday, Aug. 8 to Friday, Aug. 12 from 10 a.m. to noon each day. It’s open to kids who are entering kindergarten through fifth grade and there is no cost to participate....

Real estate transactions by RealStats

16th Ward William Fillip to Karl Norman and Jessica Benham at 2805 Cobden St. for $159,900. Richard Miller to L3 Holdings Ltd. at 2309 Spring St. for $19,000. 17th Ward Kim Peterson et al. to John and Jean McCloskey at 44 Magdalena St. for $48,000....

City of Pittsburgh Housing Court hearings

The following Housing Court case is scheduled for Wednesday, June 29, at 8:00 a.m. in Pittsburgh Municipal Court: • Barron Leach, 13 Allen Street, 18th Ward, Code 110.1. The following Housing Court cases are scheduled for Thursday, June 30, at...

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 190/16 on...

 
 
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