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Borough street project continue

A new public works contract, a grant to fully fund police officers’ body cameras, and the hiring of two new part-time police officers topped the Jan. 16 meeting of Mt. Oliver council. Council members David Beltz, Christina Reft, and David Lowe...

 

Council wants a survey of cameras

The Zone 3 Public Safety Council meeting of Jan. 16 featured the election of the organization’s officers. Reelected for two-year terms were President Ken Wolfe (Allentown), secretary Donna Williams (Carrick), and treasurer Harry Wolfe, Jr. (Mt....

 

The 'new Pittsburgh' takes root on the Hilltop

Allentown mirrors Pittsburgh's rebirth. The Hilltop neighborhood has been lauded with glossy press cheering its new growth and all the innovative opportunities after years of disinvestment. The main...

 

Project Lifesaver could help responders locate missing people

A new program to help emergency responders quickly locate missing people suffering from Alzheimer’s, dementia, autism, or brain injuries was presented at January’s Carrick / Overbrook Block Watch meeting in the Concord K5 auditorium. Project...

 

This week's South Pittsburgh area Housing Court hearings

Housing Court cases are updated frequently, check for updates at www.sopghreporter.com. The following Housing Court case is scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 25, at 1:15 p.m. in District Magisterial Judge James Motznik’s courtroom: • Joseph J. and...

 

City of Pittsburgh 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 5/17 on Thursday...

 

Real estate transactions by RealStats

16th Ward Andrew Zavage to Mission Management & Capital LLC at 2528 Mission St. for $1 (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $103,845). Mary Lewis to MoreEquity RE LLC at 214 Mountain St. for $55,000. Paul Bieniek to Mark Bodamer at 2501...

 

Mt. Oliver Borough special voting meeting

Mt. Oliver Borough council will hold a special voting Meeting on Wednesday, january 25th at 7:00 p.m., 150 Brownsville Road...

 

Point Park students travel to DC to commerate MLK Day

Off campus, Point Park University students and staff traveled to the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture in Washington, D.C. to commerate Martin Luther King Jr....

 

Planning meeting for McKinley Park Jan. 25

Earlier this year the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy was awarded a Great Urban Parks Campaign grant for a McKinley Park Green Infrastructure project by the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) and American Planning Association (APA),...

 

District 2 city republicians meet on Feb. 14

City Republicans District 2 will meet on the second Tuesday of the month at the Ream Pool Recreation Center in Mt. Washington. The next meeting will be at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 14....

 

Mt. Oliver City group meets

Mt. Oliver City/St. Clair Community Group will meet on Thursday, Jan. 26 beginning at 7 p.m. at the Ormsby Avenue Café, 402 Ormsby Avenue. A full agenda will include Officer Christine Luffey, Councilman Bruce Kraus, discussion concerning the...

 

Mercy Parish Nurse program will host community nursing preparation course

The Mercy Parish Nurse and Health Ministry Program, part of Pittsburgh Mercy and Trinity Health, serving in the tradition of the Sisters of Mercy, will host “Foundations of Faith Community Nursing,” a five-day preparation course that offers...

 

Fontana Tours SCI-Pittsburgh and meets with prison officials on possible closing

State Sen. Wayne D. Fontana (D-Allegheny) last week toured SCI-Pittsburgh and met with prison workers and officials on the facility’s possible closing. The 24-acre SCI-Pittsburgh facility on the city’s North Side is one of five prisons across...

 

Stolen firearm located during arrest in Bon Air

Zone 3 police officers on patrol in Bon Air at 9:44 p.m. on January 18 observed the driver and passenger crouch low in a vehicle parked near Bon Air Avenue and Camfield Street as the patrol car...

 

Non-fatal shooting in Arlington

Zone 3 police officers were sent to the 2900 block of Spring Street for a panic alarm and shots fired call at approximately 3:50 a.m. on January 19. The officers observed the front window of the residence on had multiple gun shots through it. A...

 

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