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Articles from the January 23, 2018 edition

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This week's So. Pgh. Housing Court hearings

The following Housing Court cases are scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 25, at 8:30 a.m. in Municipal District Judge Eugene Ricciardi's Courtroom: • William Maglieri, 2925 Devlin Street, 16th Ward,...

 

Real estate transactions for issue of Jan. 23, 2018

16th Ward Matthew Colussy to Jonathan and Chloe Haverner at 2431 Arlington Ave. for $113,500. 3009 Cobden Street LLC to Abaigeal McAllister and James Parris at 3009 Cobden St. for $191,000. Richard...

 

Mt. Oliver Housing Court

The following Mt. Oliver Borough Housing Court case is scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 25, at 1:30 p.m. in Municipal District Judge Richard King’s Courtroom: • Sean Allen, 141 Brownsville Road, Mt. Oliver Borough, 108.1.5, Dangerious Structure. All...

 

Zoning Board hearing

Pittsburgh’s Zoning Board of Adjustment has scheduled the following public hearing 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 26/18 on...

 

Diabetes education series free at Allentown center

Allentown Senior Center will host a free, monthly series of Diabetes Education classes for people of all ages. Beginning on Wednesday, Jan. 24 from 10-11 a.m., as part of the Sweet Spot Diabetes Education for Everyday Living series, Jill Lavella, R....

 

Police seek information on Knoxville shooting

Zone 3 police were sent to the intersection of Amanda Avenue and Jucunda Street in Knoxville for reports of shots fired On Wednesday, Jan. 17, at approximately 11:35 p.m. At the scene, police...

 

Mt. Oliver City group meets on January 25

The Mt. Oliver City Community Group will hold its first meeting of 2018 on Thursday, Jan. 25 at the Ormsby Avenue Café, 402 Ormsby Avenue. The agenda will include updates from District 3 Councilman Bruce Kraus or his delegate and Zone 3 Officer...

 

Borough swears in Beltz to fill vacant Mt. O. council seat

The January 15 meeting of Mt. Oliver council featured the swearing in of former councilman David Beltz to the vacant council seat. The vote to appoint him was 6-0. The seat became available when...

 

City officials commit to finding a home for Public Works Division 4

Mayor William Peduto and members of Pittsburgh City Council have committed to finding a home in the city's southern neighborhoods for the 4th Division of the Department of Public Works. The...

 

South Side Voices project will celebrate Carson Historic District

It is the buildings on East Carson St. that will be the 2018 focus of South Side Voices: Stories on Carson. To celebrate the 25-year anniversary of the East Carson St. City Historic District designation, South Side Community Council (SSCC) and the...

 

City Planning seeks input on changes to Riverfront Zoning

Those who own property along Pittsburgh’s 35 miles of riverfront are encouraged to review the Pittsburgh Department of City Planning’s proposed changes to the existing riverfront zoning code and participate in a 30-day public comment period....

 

City Council schedules two public hearings on marijuana, cabarets

Pittsburgh City Council has scheduled two public hearings, one related to medical marijuana dispensaries and the other to clarify the definition of an adult cabaret for February 8. Bill 2017-1930 LUC #C-819 deals with medical marijuana dispensaries,...

 

Mayor outlines changes to city response to winter weather

Mayor William Peduto released the following statement regarding the conditions of streets and changes his administration will make to winter weather procedures: “The city clearly needs to do a much better job addressing snow and ice on streets...

 

Learn more about Love My Neighbor! grants at South Pittsburgh workshops

Love My Neighbor! grants up to $2,500 are available to residents of Allentown, Beltzhoover, Hill District, Homewood, Larimer, Lincoln-Lemington, Knoxville, Millvale, and Wilkinsburg to support resident-led projects that love their neighbors and...

 

PWSA customer assistance for help paying water bills

To help ease the burden of the water rate increase, PWSA adopted the “Bill Discount Program,” a customer assistance program designed to provide customers with financial relief if they are having difficulty paying their water bill. Customers are...

 

Press Club offering scholarship for Western PA Journalism Students

The Press Club of Western Pennsylvania reminds prospective applicants that February 1 is the deadline for the $5,000 Bob Fryer Memorial Scholarship as well as the $2,500 Press Club Scholarship awarded to aspiring journalists. The awards are designed...

 

A+ Schools names new board members and advocacy agenda

A+ Schools announced the appointment of nine new board members to its board of directors effective immediately. “These new board members bring a wealth of knowledge and energy to the organization. Also, I would like to extend a heartfelt thank you...

 

PA AG Shapiro files lawsuit to stop rollback of Net Neutrality

Attorney General Josh Shapiro, with a coalition of 22 Attorneys General, filed a lawsuit to block the Federal Communications Commission’s illegal rollback of Net Neutrality. Attorney General Shapiro and the coalition filed a petition for review in...

 

'Early Bird' tickets available for the annual 'Wild & Scenic Film Festival'

The upcoming Wild & Scenic Film Festival will stop in Pittsburgh in March as part of its nationwide tour. On Thursday, March 8, the Pennsylvania Resources Council (PRC) and Allegheny CleanWays will host an evening of engaging and eye-opening films...

 

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