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Articles from the January 13, 2009 edition

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 Announcements    January 13, 2009

Meyer-Giannone engagement

Amber Meyer and Mark Giannone of Carrick are engaged. The bride is the daughter of Paula and David Meyer of Allentown. Her grandmother, Theresa Meyer, is a Mount Washington resident. The groom's parents are Hilda and the late Dennis Giannone of New...

 
 Meetings    January 13, 2009

New police station topic for Zone 3

The Zone 3 Public Safety Council will meet on Wednesday, Jan. 21, 7 p.m. at the in the cafeteria of St. John Vianney Parish Center, 823 Climax Street (enter from the parking lot door). John Warren, project manager for the new Zone 3 police station...

 
 Meetings    January 13, 2009

Town meeting to report on latest news on UPMC S.S.

City Councilman Bruce A. Kraus and State Representatives Harry Readshaw and Chelsa Wagner will present the outcome of their December 8 meeting with UPMC president Jeffrey Romoff regarding the proposed closing of UPMC South Side at a Town Hall...

 
 News    January 13, 2009

School district proposes changes to Accelerated Learning Academy model

Shortening the school day by 16 minutes and the elimination of the last two days of school were among the District's proposed changes to its Accelerated Learning Academies (ALAs) model. The proposal, presented at the Pittsburgh School Board's...

 
 Entertainment    January 13, 2009

The Seafarer opening at City Theatre

City Theatre presents the regional premiere production of The Seafarer, by Conor McPherson, playing in the 252 seat Mainstage Theatre from January 22 – February 15. The Seafarer was last year's smash hit on Broadway, nominated for four Tony awards...

 
 Entertainment    January 13, 2009

Public Theater will open the New Year with Metamorphoses

Pittsburgh Public Theater begins the new year with the splashiest event of the season: Metamorphoses, directed by Ted Pappas, runs Jan. 15 – Feb. 15 in the O'Reilly Theater. Based on the timeless my...

 
 News    January 13, 2009

Wheatley sworn in to fourth term

State Rep. Jake Wheatley, D-Allegheny, was sworn in to his fourth term in the House of Representatives. Rep. Wheatley also has been chosen by his colleagues in the Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus to serve as vice chairman of the PLBC for the...

 
 News    January 13, 2009

Elder-ados closed for MLK Day

Elder-ado Senior Centers will be closed on Monday, Jan. 19 in observance of Martin Luther King Day. Centers will reopen on Tuesday at the regular time....

 
 News    January 13, 2009

Deadline nears for democrats to seek party endorsement

The Allegheny County Democratic Committee has set a date for candidates running in the May Primary to seek the committee's endorsement. The endorsement is scheduled to take place on Sunday, March 8, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Heinz Field, West Club...

 
 Health    January 13, 2009

Free information sessions at Magee for options on weight loss surgery

Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC will hold a series of free public information sessions concerning bariatric surgery over the next few months. These sessions are geared toward people who have more than 80 to 100 pounds to lose and for whom diet and exer...

 
 News    January 13, 2009

CCAC offers free tuition to dislocated workers in Allegheny County

 In response to the economic downturn, Community College of Allegheny County is introducing its own stimulus package for Western Pennsylvania, offering free tuition for laid-off workers and transition programs for employers forced to downsize....