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This week's So. Pgh. Housing Court hearings

The following Housing Court cases are scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 7, at 1:15 p.m. in Municipal District Judge James Motznik's Courtroom: • Morina and Francine Romanus, 528 Boggs Avenue, 19th...

 

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 26/18 on...

 

Real estate transactions for issue of Feb. 6, 2018

16th Ward Christine Tracy et al. to John and Cynthia Oliver at 2330 Berg St. for $28,000. Michelle Frazier to Katelyn Reagan at 2600 Burham St. for $131,500. Mark Miller et al. to L5 Holdings Ltd. at...

 

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,...

 

Market House lists activities for February

The South Side Healthy Active Living Senior Center, 12th Street in South Side, is offering a variety of programs and activities in February. On Tuesday, Feb. 20, we will offer a class in How to Use Small Computers/Tablets from 10-11 a.m. a Mardi...

 

Zone 3 community crime alerts for Jan. 22-28

The following are the Part I crimes for the week of: Jan. 22-28. Duquesne Heights (1911) - Nothing to report (NTR) Mt. Washington (1903, 1914, 1915, 1807) Theft from vehicle – Virginia Ave. &...

 

MWCDC explains finances, where the money was used

Board members of the Mount Washington Community Development Corporation (MWCDC) provided insights into the organization's financial records and operations at a meeting last week at 608 Virginia...

 

South Side Voices: Stories on Carson aims to learn about historic buildings

To celebrate the 25th year anniversary of the East Carson Street City Historic District, the South Side Community Council is teaming with the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – South Side to collect...

 

South Side AA now holding sign-ups for boys and girls to play ball this year

South Side Athletic Association is holding sign-ups for boys and girls between the ages of 6-18 for the upcoming 2018 baseball/softball season at the Arlington Recreation Center, 2201 Salisbury Street. Dates for SSAA sign-ups are: Saturday, Feb. 17...

 

Play Space meeting in Knoxville

Members of the Knoxville Community Group will participate in a meeting concerning the Play Space at 7 p.m. on February 22 at the Kingdom Life Fellowship Hall, 148 Jucunda Street. All interested area residents are welcome to attend...

 

Black History Month events and exhibits at the Heinz History Center

The Senator John Heinz History Center, an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, interprets and preserves African American heritage year-round through a variety of exhibitions and events curated by...

 

Funeral directors association installs new officers for 2018

The Allegheny County Funeral Directors Association (ACFDA) recently installed officers for 2018. The newly installed officers are: President: John N. Elachko, III, John N. Elachko Funeral Home, Oakland; Vice-President: James E. Maksin, John F....

 

Aviary holding over 21 night with a tropical jungle theme

The National Aviary’s spring fundraiser will be held on Friday, February 23rd from 6 – 10 p.m. Guests will enjoy a tropical jungle-themed evening complete with music, appearances from rainforest animals, light bites, and beer, wine and cocktails...

 

Sign up for Pittsburgh's Leadership Academy

The City of Pittsburgh is again offering its Civic Leadership Academy, a free, 11-week course that encourages more informed, effective and inspired community and civic leadership by giving city residents an opportunity to learn about their local...

 

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...

 

A+ Schools want a plan in event of school strike

After a year and a half of negotiating, the Pittsburgh Federation of Teachers (PFT) and Pittsburgh Public Schools (PPS) are at an impasse in their talks about new contracts for teachers, paraprofessionals, and technical-clerical workers. Last week,...

 

Goodwill is offering adult education classes

Goodwill of Southwestern Pennsylvania offers many opportunities for people who wish to improve their education on their way to improving their employment future. The agency is now enrolling for free adult education classes at locations in downtown...

 

Pittsburgh, Paris join in mobility pledge

The City of Pittsburgh is a signatory on an international pact among governments, transportation, technology and climate organizations adopting common principals on mobility that promote equity, efficiency and sustainable urban communities.  The “...

 

Reaching retirement age? Here's what you need to know

Every birthday deserves celebration, but some seem a little more special than others. Think of a baby’s first birthday. Sweet 16. The “Big 4-0.” Then, before you know it, along comes 65. This last milestone is especially important to retirees....

 

PA Secretary of Banking cautions investors about cryptocurrencies

With cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin continuing to attract headlines and market interest, Secretary of Banking and Securities Robin L. Wiessmann reminds consumers that investments involving cryptocurrencies should not be confused with developments of...

 

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