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Articles from the January 21, 2014 edition

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So. Side Planning Forum updates

Projects’ updates comprised most of the Jan. 14 meeting of the South Side Planning Forum as there were no presentations. In the report of the Development Review Committee (DRC), Peter Kreuthmeier reported South Water St. will soon be connected to...

 

Carrick's Dairy District takes next steps toward becoming a reality by displaying plans to public

Imagine cows on Brownsville Road in Carrick. In the not too distant future, it won't be necessary to imagine them, they could be there – on the sidewalks, on top of buildings, everywhere. But it...

 

Upcoming City of PittsburghZoning 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 291/13...

 

Housing Court hearings

The following Housing Court cases are scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 23, at 10:30 a.m. in Magisterial District Judge Richard King’s Courtroom: • Tamara Whitehead, 6 Allen Street, 18th Ward, Code 302.4. • Michael Woodson, 750 E. Warrington...

 

Real Estate transactions for issue of 1/21/14

16th Ward Valentin Gribkoff to Angela Kendera at 136 23rd St. S and Jane St. for $245,000. George Stipanovic Jr. to Whitefence Development LLC at 201 Clover St. for $36,000. Darlene White Natale et al. to Cyril Tircuit Jr. and Anastasia Tircuit at 20...

 

Ball sign-ups starting in Carrick

Carrick Athletic Association will hold baseball sign-ups on Saturdays, February 8 and 22 along with March 8 and 22. The sign-ups will take place at Phillips Park Rec Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day. Opening Day is scheduled for Saturday,...

 

Brashear sets a new record for service during holiday campaign

The Brashear Association, a South Pittsburgh community service agency, set a new record of service during its recent holiday assistance campaign. In each year for the past five years, Brashear has consistently provided a greater level of food...

 

S. Side Community Council plans public safety meeting

The South Side Community Council is planning its “Second in a Series” public safety meetings on Thursday, Jan. 30 at a site to be determined. The topic for this session is the saturation of liquor licenses on South Side and its effect on South...

 

Belloli will be interim executive director of MWCDC

Mount Washington Community Development Corporation (MWCDC) Board of Directors has named Rick Belloli the interim executive director of the non-profit. Mr. Belloli will oversee operations and staff to ensure a smooth transition, while also assisting t...

 

Pittsburgh Police are recruiting for upcoming Citizens Police Academy

Twice a year, the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police sponsors an opportunity for members of the community to become closely acquainted with the roles and responsibilities of the Police Bureau. The Pittsburgh Citizen’s Police Academy brings the police and...

 

Detours are part of Rt. 51 jug handle in Overbrook

Beginning at 7 a.m. weather permitting on Monday, Jan. 20, Ivyglen Street was closed to traffic between Route 51 and Underwood Street continuously through May 31 as crews conduct intersection improvements at Route 51 and construction of the new jug...

 

Rudiak introduces Open Data Ordinance

With the support of Mayor William Peduto, Pittsburgh City Councilwoman Natalia Rudiak has introduced the city’s first comprehensive Open Data Ordinance, joining 19 other American cities and counties in proactively releasing financial and...

 

Mayor Peduto bans elected officials' names on city property

In his first executive order, Mayor William Peduto has announced a ban on elected officials from having their names placed on city property such as city vehicles or trash cans. The executive order also requires names of previous mayors will be...

 

Peduto requests resignations from authority, city boards

Mayor William Peduto has requested the resignation of all prior mayoral appointments to ten key city boards, authorities and commissions, in advance of scheduled February meetings. Postings for volunteer governance positions on nine key boards,...

 

Readshaw bill allowing licensing bureaus to collect fines approved

House Bill 261, introduced by state Rep. Harry Readshaw, D-Allegheny, was approved by the Senate and now awaits the governor’s signature. The bill would provide specific authority to all 29 licensing boards and commissions within the Department of...

 

Home energy assistance funding is available for low income households

As temperatures drop around the region, Southwestern Pennsylvania’s natural gas companies are reminding customers in need to take advantage of available Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) funding. Funds are depleted as the winter...

 

County accepting nominations for annual Enviro-Star awards

The Allegheny County Health Department is accepting nominations for its annual Enviro-Star awards which honor local businesses and organizations for voluntary pollution prevention practices undertaken in 2013. “Pollution prevention not only...

 

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