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Residents questions new Wharton St. development

A proposed 316-unit apartment complex planned for Wharton St. near the Birmingham Bridge in the South Side Flats is drawing nearby residents' complaints about obstruction of views, increased traffic,...

 

Brashear holiday assistance campaign helped 650 families with food and toys

The Brashear Association, a South Pittsburgh community service agency, sustained a high level of service during its recent holiday assistance campaign. In each year for the past seven years, Brashear...

 

Real estate transactions by RealStats

16th Ward Mike Duerr to Radius Capital Group LLC at 2618 Charcot St. for $10,000. Richard Kahlson to Igor Moiseev at 2801 Jane St. for $287,500. Gerard Madeya to Leciel Partn. PA LLC at 2614 McCord St. for $46,000. William Blasco to Whitney Pittman a...

 

This week's Housing Court hearings

The following Housing Court cases are scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 11, at 8:00 a.m. in Pittsburgh Municipal Court: • Carol N. and James N. Hubenthal, 2600 Spring Street, 16th Ward, Continued Code 116.1. • Anthony Vojtash and Joseph Vojtash, 421...

 

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 420/16 on...

 

Allentowners can get involved and learn about weatherization

Building on a successful year in Allentown in 2016 with new businesses opening, artistic board up, a three-day festival, and more the Hilltop Alliance and the Allentown CDC will host a community meeting on January 11, 6 p.m. at 831 E. Warrington...

 

Emerald View Committee meets

The Emerald View Park Committee (EVP Committee), will be meeting for the first time in 2017 on Wednesday, Jan. 11, from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Mount Washington Community Development Corp. (MWCDC) offices, 301 Shiloh Street. The MWCDC is encouraging...

 

Slopes Assoc. meets tonight at Brashear

The South Side Slopes Neighborhood Association’s first General Meeting of 2017 will be on Tuesday, Jan. 10, 7 p.m. at The Brashear Center, 2005 Sarah Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15203. The agenda includes: Zone 3 Commander Karen Dixon, answering...

 

Knoxville Community Council open meeting is on January 11

Knoxville Community Council (KCC) will hold its community forum on We dnesday, Jan. 11, beginning at 6 p.m. at St. Paul AME Church, 400 Orchard Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15210. The meeting will have a health focus with representatives from UPMC Health...

 

LDI holding a potluck dinner in Carrick

The Leadership Development Initiative XXIV class is inviting Carrick residents to a potluck dinner on Thursday, Jan. 19, 5:30 p.m. at the Stewart Avenue Lutheran Church, 2810 Brownsville Road, Pittsburgh PA 15227. Leadership Development Initiative...

 

Market House schedules Open House, begins Generations Unite Program

South Side Market House Healthy Living Center is having an Open House on January 20 from 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Those planning to attend are asked to register in advance so they will have a meal for everyone that wants to attend. The Market House is...

 

Open Mic Coffee House at So. Side Presbyterian

The next Open Mic Coffee House at the South Side Presbyterian Church is on Friday, Jan. 13, 7:30 – 9 p.m. People are invited to share their performing artistry, from music to poetry, dance to drama. Call ahead of time to 412-431-0118 or...

 

Mission Street Bridge to close for two weeks to vehicles

The Mission Street Bridge at S.18th Street will close to vehicular traffic and partially close to pedestrian traffic on Monday, Jan. 16 for the first phase of minor repairs. The closure is scheduled...

 

Science Center free admission on MLK Day

Carnegie Science Center is once teaming up with Duquesne Light Company to offer free admission on Duquesne Light Community Day, which will feature programming for all ages, on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. With Duquesne Light’s sponsorship, visitors...

 

Save your snowballs now for free admission later

There’s snow in the forecast, so it’s time to get ready for Carnegie Science Center’s annual Snowball Day. Bundle up, put on some warm gloves or mittens, and go out there and make snowballs.  All visitors who make a snowball this winter, save...

 

Rep. Appointed Democratic chairman of House professional Licensure Committee

State Rep. Harry Readshaw, D-Allegheny, was appointed to his fourth term as Democratic chairman of the House Professional Licensure Committee. Mr. Readshaw pointed out professional licensure impacts every Pennsylvanian. The panel is responsible for...

 

Rep. Wheatley reappointed chairman of state House Finance Committee

State Rep. Jake Wheatley, D-Allegheny, will again take a leadership role in the General Assembly with his reappointment as Democratic chairman of the House Finance Committee. “I am eager to use this opportunity to reassess where we are as a...

 

State AG offers guide for consumers looking for health club memberships

Attorney General Bruce R. Beemer is encouraging Pennsylvanians to carefully examine any contract required by a fitness facility. The beginning of a new year is a time when many Commonwealth residents join gyms or health clubs as they seek to achieve...

 

Zone 3 community crime alerts for January 2-8

The following are the Part I crimes for the week of: January 2st, 2017 to January 8th, 2017. Duquesne Heights (1911) Theft from person - 100 blk. Plymouth St. - between 6/16/16 at midnight and 6/30/16 11:59 PM – victim stated his firearm was stolen...

 

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