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Articles from the January 14, 2014 edition

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 Front Page    January 14, 2014

Mayor wants to hire more police

Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto came to Allentown last week to announce the city would be making new hires in the public safety bureaus: police, fire, paramedics and building inspection. Speaking in the Zone 3 Police Station, Mr. Peduto said he would...

 
 Front Page    January 14, 2014

Borough swears in mayor and three councilmen

Mount Oliver Borough Council held its Reorganization Meeting on Monday, Jan. 6, swearing in Mayor James Cassidy and three councilmen. The evening opened with Magisterial District Justice Richard King...

 
 Real Estate    January 14, 2014

Real Estate transactions for issue of 1/14/14

16th Ward Estate of Wayne Miller to Birlena Coleman at 2114 Brent St. for $6,000. Richard Greeno to Erica Durbin at 114 S. 26th St. for $118,550. Housing & Urban Development to Triple A Investments LLC at 421 Walde St. for $11,519. 17th Ward Robert...

 
 Government    January 14, 2014

This week before the Pittsburgh Zoning Board

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 9/14 on Thursday...

 
 Government    January 14, 2014

Housing Court hearings

The following Housing Court cases are scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 16, at 10:30 a.m. in Magisterial District Judge Richard King’s Courtroom: • Robert Carr, 425 Eureka Street, 18th Ward, Continued Codes 307.1, 302.4, 304.13, 304.9. • Jill A....

 
 Opinion    January 14, 2014

A world turned upside down

“Even the heavens cried,” an observer said of the rain at a memorial for Nelson Mandela in Johannesburg. I almost cried, when I learned Nelson Mandala had died because I remembered a place far away and long ago - South Africa. Memories never die,...

 
 Entertainment    January 14, 2014

Free admission and parking to Science Center for MLK Day

Carnegie Science Center is once again teaming up with Duquesne Light to host Conservation Day, which will feature environmentally-themed programming for all ages, on Martin Luther King Day. With Duquesne Light’s sponsorship, all visitors will enjoy...

 
 Public Safety    January 14, 2014

Allentown couple arrested for growing pot

Late last week, Pittsburgh Police SWAT team members executed a search warrant for narcotics at 6 a.m. at a home in the 800 block of Loyal Way in Allentown. The home was occupied by Romulus Bryant,...

 
 News    January 14, 2014

Lane restrictions this week on Route 51 in Overbrook

Lane restrictions on Saw Mill Run Boulevard (Route 51) in the City of Pittsburgh were slated to begin on Monday, Jan. 13, weather permitting. Single lane closures will occur as needed in each direction on Route 51 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. between...

 
 Meetings    January 14, 2014

So. Side forum meets Tuesday, Jan. 14

The regular monthly meeting of the South Side Planning Forum will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 14, at 5:30 p.m. at the Brashear Center, 2005 Sarah Street. The agenda includes updates from the Development Review Committee and the Neighborhood Plan...

 
 School News    January 14, 2014

Annual 'Words to be Heard' scholarship contest underway

Western Pennsylvania high school seniors are encouraged to enter the Eighth Annual “Words to be Heard” Scholarship Contest sponsored by Edgar Snyder & Associates. The law firm is asking seniors to create programs that will prevent their peers...

 
 Meetings    January 14, 2014

AARP meeting

Birmingham AARP #2757 will meet on Wednesday, Jan. 22 at Birmingham United Church of Christ, 25 Carrick Avenue at 12:30 p.m. Coffee tea and pastries will be served for a donation. Visitors are always welcome....

 
 News    January 14, 2014

Free tax preparation sites open next week

United Way of Allegheny County, in partnership with the Money in Your Pocket Coalition, will open 14 free tax preparation sites across Allegheny County beginning Jan. 20 through April 15. Each location will be staffed by trained personnel and IRS-cer...

 
 Meetings    January 14, 2014

Mt. O. City blockwatch meets Jan. 23

The next meeting of the Mount Oliver City/St. Clair Block Watch will take place on January 23, 7-8:30 p.m. in the St. John Vianney Parish Center AV Room, 823 Climax Street, enter through the parking lot. Topics include current happenings in the...

 
 News    January 14, 2014

Gettysburg superintendent is honored by state representatives

State Rep. Harry Readshaw, D-Allegheny, and state Rep. Dan Moul, R-Adams/Franklin, recently honored James R. Kirby upon his retirement as superintendent of Gettysburg National Military Park. “Superintendent Kirby was responsible for preparing...

 
 Health    January 14, 2014

Breathe PA offers free breathing masks

Breathe Pennsylvania, a non-profit organization that helps the residents of southwestern Pennsylvania achieve and maintain optimal lung health, is offering free cold weather masks to residents within their 10-county service area of Allegheny,...