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Articles from the January 13, 2015 edition

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 By Jennifer Szweda Jordan    Front Page    January 13, 2015

Chief McLay addresses photo controversy in Carrick

Pittsburgh Police Chief Cameron McLay says he regrets not communicating better to his staff after he was photographed with a sign stating, “I Resolve to Challenge Racism at Work:...

 
 By Margaret L. Smykla    Front Page    January 13, 2015

Gas line replacement work begins this week in the South Side Flats

A Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania project to replace one mile of natural gas main line with plastic pipe in South Side was presented at the Brashear Center on Jan. 6. The hour-long presentation was conducted by company and project officials. City...

 
 Real Estate    January 13, 2015

Real estate transactions for issue of 1-13-15

16th Ward St. John Vianney Parish Charitable Tru to Pittsburgh Burgers & Fries Inc. at 2428 Charcot St. for $25,500. Pittsburgh City to Robert and Ellen Stoker at 307 Felmeth St. for $200 (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $8,470)....

 
 Government    January 13, 2015

Housing Court hearings

The following Housing Court cases are scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 15, at 10:30 a.m. in Magisterial District Judge Richard King’s Courtroom: • Olbrice Beckom, 514 Freeland Street, 18th Ward, Continued Code 302.4. • Jasmane Miller, 28 Nobles...

 
 Meetings    January 13, 2015

Zone 3 safety council to meet next on January 21

The next Zone 3 Public Safety Council meeting is slated for Wednesday, Jan. 21, 6 p.m. at the Zone 3 Police Station, corner of Arlington and Warrington avenues in Allentown. In public safety council news, Zone 3 council president Ken Wolfe said...

 
 Meetings    January 13, 2015

Planning Forum meets tonight at Brashear Center

The South Side Planning Forum will hold its first meeting of 2015 today, Tuesday, Jan. 13 at 5:30 p.m. at the Brashear Center, 2005 Sarah Street, South Side. The agenda will include any presentations, and committee reports including the Development...

 
 News    January 13, 2015

Clothing drive aims to break world record

Donate old clothing and help break a world record by visiting Delanie's Coffee 1737 East Carson St., Pittsburgh, PA 15203 on Saturday, Jan. 17. Bring all used clothing items for donation or recycle...

 
 News    January 13, 2015

Seniors get new exercise equipment at South Side Market House senior center

City residents 60 and over, or with a spouse 60 and over, are welcome to come to the South Side Market House where they have a sew state of the art exercise room. The new equipment includes user...

 
 News    January 13, 2015

UPMC Health Plan partnering with LifeSpan for healthier active lives

UPMC Health Plan is partnering with LifeSpan Inc., “Resources and Services for Seniors,” to provide older adults in Allegheny county with a variety of services and equipment designed to help them lead healthier and more active lives. Grand...

 
 News    January 13, 2015

Register now for enfrollment in Goodwill Employment Training Center

Goodwill is now enrolling students in the Goodwill Employment Training Center (GETC), the agency’s state-approved private licensed school located in Goodwill’s Workforce Development Center in the Lawrenceville area of Pittsburgh. The next...

 
 School News    January 13, 2015

Press Club will award scholarship

The Press Club of Western Pennsylvania will award a second scholarship this year to a deserving undergraduate journalism student. The $2,500 scholarship will be awarded in addition to the $5,000 Bob Fryer Memorial Scholarship that is in its ninth...

 
 School News    January 13, 2015

Medical Society Alliance scholarship

The Pennsylvania Medical Society Alliance, in conjunction with The Foundation of the Pennsylvania Medical Society, is offering multiple $2,500 scholarships to Pennsylvania residents attending an accredited Pennsylvania medical school full-time as a...

 
 News    January 13, 2015

Chamber hosting networking event for Cupid race

The South Side Chamber of Commerce will host a “Happy Hour” networking event on Thursday, Jan. 15 from 5-7:30 p.m. at the Dollar Bank South Side location, 1712 East Carson Street. Local business people and community members are welcome to come,...

 
 Kids    January 13, 2015

Save a snowball for admission

Carnegie Science Center has announced its annual “Snowball Day” celebration of the Summer Solstice, and now is the time to get ready. All visitors who make a snowball this winter, save it in their freezer, and bring it in on the first day of...

 
 News    January 13, 2015

Late night Work Nights

CLP - South Side will host another in a series of extended hours “Work. Nights.” on February 5. With hours from 6 p.m. until midnight, entrepreneurs can come in to network, connect with other innovators and research their ideas in a creative...

 
 Public Safety    January 13, 2015

Mt. Washington car break-ins

Pittsburgh Police Zone 3 detectives are investigating 12 car break-ins overnight on January 7 in the area of Albert and Utah streets on Mt. Washington. Nothing of extreme value was taken from any of the 12 vehicles. Detectives are following viable...

 
 Public Safety    January 13, 2015

Juveniles arrested in Carrick

On Saturday, Jan. 10 at approximately 10:38 p.m., Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Zone 3 responded to a violent fight between juveniles at the Circle C Group Home on Carrick Avenue. Three juveniles were involved in a fight with two juveniles severly...

 
 News    January 13, 2015

Senator Fontana sworn in to another term

With family, friends and supporters on hand, State Senator Wayne Fontana took the oath of office on Tuesday, Jan. 6, and pledged to continue fighting for jobs, economic investment and tax relief. First elected in 2005, the Brookline lawmaker ran unop...

 
 News    January 13, 2015

Rep. Readshaw begins 11th term

State Rep. Harry Readshaw, D-Allegheny, took the oath of office on Tuesday, Jan. 6, to begin his 11th term in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. “To be entrusted with an office like this just once is gratifying,” Rep. Readshaw said....

 
 News    January 13, 2015

Rep. Wheatley named minority Finance Committee chairman

State Rep. Jake Wheatley, D-Allegheny, was sworn in Tuesday, Jan. 6, to his seventh term representing Pittsburgh’s 19th Legislative District and will begin serving in the key post of minority chairman of the House Finance Committee. Mr. Wheatley...

 
 News    January 13, 2015

Local Senate Democrats named committee chairs

Senate Democrats announced their committee chairs for the 2015-2016 legislative session. “Senate Democratic caucus members who have been selected as Democratic chairs of committees have wide-ranging experience and expertise to make significant...