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Articles from the January 19, 2016 edition

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CLP-Carrick next up for a library makeover

About 75 people crowded into a makeshift meeting space at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – Carrick on Jan. 14 for a meeting on a clearly visible need: more space. But after learning about the...

 

URA approves $1.2 million in loans to support Hillcrest Senior Residences

The Urban Redevelopment Authority board voted last week to approve loans for a new, energy-efficient mixed-income senior housing building in Carrick. The URA approved $1.2 million in loans to support the $15.7 million development of the Hillcrest Sen...

 

Housing Court hearings

The following Housing Court cases are scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 21, at 9:00 a.m. in Magisterial District Judge Eugene Ricciardi’s Courtroom: • 95 S 24th Street LP, 95 S 24th Street, 16th Ward, Code 302.4. • Russel Reed, 1817 Waite Street,...

 

Real Estate transactions by RealStats

16th Ward Estate of Michael Woods to David and Lorraine Pudup at Arlington Ave. and Conway St. for $20,000. Kathleen Nichols Vallarta to David MacHarg III at 117 S. 25th St. for $223,000. Alan Betten et al. to Sugani Leman at 2212 Sarah St. for...

 

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 14/16 on...

 

South Side bank robbery

On Friday, Jan. 15 at approximately 10:48 a.m., Zone 3 Police responded to the PNC Bank in the 1700 block of E. Carson Street for an armed bank robbery that just occurred. According to police, a male suspect walked into the bank, pointed a handgun...

 

Updates Hilltop Farm Master Plan at block watch meeting

The Mt. Oliver/St. Clair Block Watch and the Hilltop Alliance will make a public presentation of the Hilltop Farm Master Plan at the block watch's regular meeting on Thursday, Jan. 28, 7-8:30 p.m. at...

 

WHAA baseball, softball sign-ups on Mt. Washington

The Washington Heights Athletic Association is holding baseball and softball sign-ups for boys and girls ages 5 to 18. Sign-ups will be at St. Mary of the Mount School small gym, 115 Bingham Street, on January 30 and February 13 from 10 a.m. to 1...

 

SSSNA meeting rescheduled

The South Side Slopes Neighborhood Association’s first General Meeting of 2016 a New Year’s Goals Meeting has been rescheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 19 at 7 p.m. at the Brashear Center, 2005 Sarah Street....

 

MWCDC will hold January public forum

The Mount Washington Community Development Corporation monthly Community Forum will be held on Thursday, Jan. 21 at 7 p.m. at the Mount Washington Senior Center, 122 Virginia Avenue. The agenda includes a representative from the City of...

 

Friends combine to develop a song for a California centennial

Friends for more than 60 years, two South Pittsburgh women joined together to develop a song for a California centennial. Dolores (Dorsey) Fortini McTaggart and Carolyn Stasenko Scharer attended the University of Pittsburgh on honor scholarships...

 

Nina Ricciardi is named to St. Vincent Fall Dean's List

A South Pittsburgh student was among the 575 students named to the Dean’s List of Saint Vincent College for the fall 2015 semester, according to Dean of Studies Alice Kaylor. Nina Ricciardi, a senior in Political Science from South Side, earned...

 

Carrick High Sports Hall of Fame is accepting nominations for 2016

The Carrick High Alumni Sports Hall of Fame, one of the oldest high school Halls of Fame in Western Pennsylvania, is seeking nominees for its 21st annual installation.  The installation ceremonies will take place at a luncheon in the Grand Ballroom...

 

State Sen. Costa announces re-election bid

State Senate Democratic Leader Jay Costa (D-Allegheny) has announced he will seek re-election to the Senate of Pennsylvania from the 43rd District. “This is a very difficult time with many challenges to overcome, that’s why it’s important to...

 

PA Resources Council will hold workshops in the first quarter of '16

 The Pennsylvania Resources Council has released its Winter 2016 schedule of workshops to take place in January, February and March at several locations in Allegheny County.  To register for a PRC workshop, visit www.prc.org/programs or call...

 

Prince of Peace Parish offering course on Catholic discipleship

Prince of Peace Parish will offer a seven-week course in basic Catholic discipleship titled “Following in Christ” and the second of a three-part endeavor in “The New Pentecost” evangelization movement encouraged by St. John Paul II, Pope...

 

Connolly named mission director at Pittsburgh Mercy

William Connolly has been appointed mission director at Pittsburgh Mercy, a part of Trinity Health, serving in the tradition of the Sisters of Mercy, one of the region’s largest health and social service nonprofits. Mr. Connolly will lead the...

 

Nominating petitions for April 26 Primary Election are now available

Nominating petitions for local Republican County Committee man and woman offices will be available on Tuesday, January 19. Nominating petitions may be obtained by visiting the Elections Division in Room 601 of the County Office Building located at...

 

Sedentary behavior linked to poor health in adults with severe obesity

Sedentary behavior is associated with poor cardiovascular health and diabetes in adults with severe obesity, independent of how much exercise they perform, a University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health-led study showed for the first...

 

Zone 3 Community Crime Alerts

The following are the Part I crimes for the week of: January 11, 2016 to January 17, 2016: Duquesne Heights (1911) Mt. Washington (1903, 1914, 1915, 1807) Burglary of Residence/Construction Site -2600 Tunnel Blvd. between1/8 at 3:30 PM and 1/11 at 7:...

 

Police investigate armed robbery in Carrick

Pittsburgh police are reporting an armed robbery in Carrick. At approximately 9:36 p.m. Zone 3 Officers were sent to the Rite Aid in the 1200 block of Brownsville Road for a report of a robbery. According to police, a male suspect approached the...

 

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