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 By Al Lowe    Front Page    April 17, 2007

Candidates make a point on the South Side Slopes

They've shaken many a hand and they were at it again last week when the candidates on the ballot for the May 15th primary attended the South Side Slopes Neighborhood Association's Candidates Night held at the St. Paul of the Cross Retreat Center. All...

 

Rep. Readshaw provides updates on a state level

State Rep. Harry Readshaw dropped by the April 9 meeting of the 16th Ward Block Watch in Arlington to present a ceremonial check for $10,000. The money, which the block watch has already received, is for renovations and equipment at the St. Clair...

 

Planning forum learns more about music festival, neighborhood plan

Plans for a proposed Pittsburgh Music Festival on the South Side were shared with the South Side Planning Forum at its April 10 meeting. The presenter, James Richards, is founder and president of Managerie, a private enterprise dedicated to...

 

Legislation is important first step to limit bars

It is with great hope that you will inform your readership of the significance of the proposed city legislation preventing inter-municipal transfer of liquor licenses to this area. This legislation championed by our councilman, Jeff Koch, is the...

 

Hospitality Institute is funded by liquor giants

In the April 3rd issue of the South Pittsburgh Reporter, representatives from the South Side Local Development Company suggested that we involve the Responsible Hospitality Institute (RHI) in our efforts to solve the problems caused by the excessive...

 

More people should follow Ms. Barlow's lead

In response to the letter of 4/03/07 Take Action to Take Back South Side – Bravo to Ms. Barlow, more people should take the bull by the horns and fight back. Let's not hide behind our curtains and wish someone would do something. We all have...

 

Councilman's position on South Siders is clear

This is the first time that I have ever written a letter to the editor, but I feel as though my voice needs to be heard after reading some of the statements made by our Councilman, Jeff Koch. My family history is deeply rooted in the South Side. My...

 

Cinco de Mayo Fiesta benefits Emmaus

The Emmaus Community of Pittsburgh will sponsor a fundraising Cinco de Mayo Fiesta on Saturday, May 5 at the Circuit Centre and Ballroom, 5 Hot Metal Street, South Side. The evening begins with cocktails/cash bar at 7 p.m. followed by dinner catered...

 

One local hearing this week at Pgh. Zoning Board

Pittsburgh's Zoning Board of Adjustment has scheduled one public hearing of interest to South Pittsburgh residents for Thursday, April 19 at 9 a.m. in the first floor hearing room of the John P. Robin Civic Building, 200 Ross Street, Downtown. Zone...

 

Meeting will discuss city's request for proposals for former Neville Ice Arena

There will be an open community meeting and an open “Web/Phone” Conference this week to discuss the Request For Proposals (RFP) the city has requested for the Neville Ice Rink, the former ice skating facility in South Side Park. The meeting is...

 

Spaghetti dinner, spring fling at Brentwood HS

The Brentwood High School Band will sponsor a Spaghetti Dinner and Spring Fling Shopping Fair on Sunday, April 22 from 3-7 p.m. in the Brentwood Middle High School cafeteria, 3601 Brownsville Road. The dinner features all you can eat spaghetti and...

 

Block watch tonight in Knoxville

The Upper Knoxville Block Watch will meet tonight, Tuesday, April 17 at 8:30 p.m. at the Knoxville Christian Church, 72 Knox Avenue at Charles Street. Neighborhood needs and concerns will be the subject. The community is invited....

 

Earth Day activities at science center

Carnegie Science Center is hosting its first-ever environmental Earth Day celebration on Saturday, April 21, featuring more than 20 films related to the environment as well as plenty of Earth-friendly hands-on activities. During the one-day event, vi...

 

Birmingham AARP meets April 25

The next meeting of Birmingham AARP #2757 will be Wednesday, April 25 at the Birmingham United Church of Christ, 25 Carrick Avenue at 12:30 p.m. Western singer Bill Campbell will be the entertainment. Coffee, tea and pastries will be served for a...

 

Spring Book Sale Sat. at the Brentwood Library

The Friends of the Brentwood Library welcome the public to the Spring Book Sale on Saturday, April 21 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the library's multi-purpose room. Visitors are welcome to coffee as they browse through the stacks of mystery, romance,...

 

Peeps, Pizza, Planning party in South Side

Teens ages 12-17 will hold a Peeps, Pizza & Planning Party at the South Side branch of Carnegie Library on Thursday, April 19 at 5:30 p.m. Bring a friend and some ideas for making the library a fun place for teens. Prizes as well as pizza are part...

 

Spaghetti dinner in Knoxville on Sat., April 21

The Knoxville Christian Church will hold a Spaghetti Dinner/Bake Sale on Saturday, April 21 from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $6 for adults and $3 for children 6-10 years-old. Take outs are available and everyone is welcome. The church is at Knox...

 

Week long Spring Book Sale begins April 21 in Knoxville

The Knoxville branch of Carnegie Library will hold a week-long Spring Book sale beginning Saturday, April 21 and running through April 28. Those who stop to browse will find many items priced at a fraction of their cost. On Monday, April 23 at 5...

 

Mother's Day luncheon and card party May 6 in Arlington

The Arlington Civic Council will host a Mother's Day Luncheon/Card Party on Sunday, May 6 at 1 p.m. The event will include lunch, dessert, non-alcohol champagne punch, a chocolate fountain, gourmet tea and coffee as well as door prizes, Chinese...

 

Memorial planned for Arch Herron at park

Arch Herron, who worked for many years at Armstrong Park in South Side, passed away last year. To commemorate his positive influence on hundreds of children during his lifetime a dedication service...

 

South Side to get a spring cleaning on Saturday

Duquesne University, in partnership with the Pennsylvania Resources Council, the South Side Chamber of Commerce, and the South Side Local Development Company will hold a Spring Cleanup event in South Side on Saturday, April 21 and are looking for...

 

Arlington rezoning on hold

At the request of the Arlington Civic Council and the greater community the rezoning for Arlington has been pulled from the table. According to Michele Balcer, A.C.C. special projects manager, “The Department of City Planning has agreed to pull...

 

New walking program beginning at UPMC SS

Individuals in the community are invited to recruit a five-member walking group and join UPMC South Side employees in a new walking program to promote physical activity during the work day. Groups will tally and report the total amount of miles...

 

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