Articles from the February 11, 2014 edition

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Residents could decide future of St. Clair Village site

Local residents will have the opportunity to help decide what could become of the 115 acres of land once the site of St. Clair Village housing projects. The Hilltop Alliance (HA), in cooperation with...

 

EDS adds three more communities

The municipalities of Jefferson Hills and Pleasant Hills, and the city neighborhood of Brookline have joined as new members of Economic Development South (EDS), a community development corporation. These three neighborhoods will join the current...

 

Officer Rocco fund created to support the police K-9 unit

In response to public outpouring of financial support in honor of fallen K-9 Officer Rocco, Mayor William Peduto announced the creation of The Officer Rocco K-9 Memorial Fund of The Pittsburgh Foundation. All proceeds of the fund will be used...

 

Real Estate transactions for issue of 2/11/14

17th Ward Pittsburgh City to Dorothy Bondi at 1901 Arlington Ave. for $200 (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $14,300). Povand Corp. to Bingham Street Properties LLC at 1516-1522 Bingham St. and 1526 for $450,000. Vincent Romanelli...

 

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 40/14 on...

 

Housing Court hearings

The following Housing Court case is scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 12, at 8:00 a.m. in Pittsburgh Municipal Court: • Michael Knight, 208 Kearsarge Street, 19th Ward, Continued Code 110.10. All Housing Court cases are open to the public. Judge...

 

Slopes Association meeting will feature Pgh. city planner

South Side Slopes Neighborhood Association will have a General Meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 18 at 7 p.m. at St. Paul’s Monastery Retreat Center, 148 Monastery Avenue. Agenda will include: Ashley Holloway, the city neighborhood planner for the South...

 

Free income tax help available at Just Harvest in South Side

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance sites are up and running locally at Just Harvest in the 16 Terminal Way, South Side and the Hill District as well as the YMCA in Hazelwood and YWCAs in downtown Pittsburgh and Homestead. Altogether, PNC Bank is...

 

Wear Red Brigade brings awareness to heart disease

Along with the rest of the nation, Allentown Senior Center celebrated "Wear Red Day" to bring awareness to the No. 1 killer of women – heart disease. More women die of heart disease than all forms...

 

Boris Weinstein receives Keep America Beautiful award

Keep America Beautiful (KAB) presented Pittsburgh resident Boris Weinstein with its top volunteer honor when he was presented the 2013 Iron Eyes Cody Award during KAB’s 2014 National Conference in Charlotte, N.C. The Iron Eyes Cody Award was...

 

Nemzer recital will benefit musicians

Andrey Nemzer, Metropolitan Opera singer, will give a recital on Monday, Feb. 24 to benefit The National Society of Arts and Letters, Pittsburgh chapter. His countertenor voice, praised for its...

 

Study aims to improve services for county youth

The Allegheny County Health Department, in partnership with several other community organizations, is sponsoring the Healthy Allegheny Teen Survey (HATS), a countywide research study of adolescents 14 to 19 years of age. The voluntary survey started...

 

Apply now for Civic Leadership Academy

Applications for the spring 2014 Civic Leadership Academy (CLA) are now available. Pittsburgh residents and business owners are invited to apply for this free 10-week course to learn about city government. The CLA meets every Wednesday evening from...

 

Area students graduate from Edinboro University

Four area students were among those receiving degrees at Edinboro University’s Commencement. Students from the South Pittsburgh earning degrees were: Amy Elizabeth Baumann, Master of Education Middle Secondary Instruction; Kara Louise Opdyke,...

 

National Black HIV/Aids Awareness Day, testing outreach continued through Feb. 14

State Rep. Jake Wheatley, D-Allegheny, and the Pittsburgh AIDS Task Force observed National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, which focuses on education, testing and treatment. “National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is so critical in the fight to make...

 

Readshaw bill on licensing boards was signed into law

House Bill 261, introduced by state Rep. Harry Readshaw, D-Allegheny, was signed into law on February 4 as Act 6 of 2014. The law gives specific authority to all 29 licensing boards and commissions within the Department of State’s Bureau of...

 

Wabash Tunnel closures continue through this week

Ventilation fan replacement work in the Wabash Tunnel will continue this week. The tunnel will be closed from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily through Friday, Feb. 14....

 

House adopts Random Acts resolution

The House of Representatives this week unanimously adopted a resolution introduced by state Rep. Harry Readshaw, D-Allegheny, declaring the week of Feb. 10 - 16 as Random Acts of Kindness Week in Pennsylvania. House Resolution 608 marks the 20th...

 

PA 2-1-1 Southwest achieves milestones

PA 2-1-1 Southwest, the free human services helpline powered by United Way, is now fully operational and professionally staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week in Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Greene, Indiana, Lawrence, Mercer,...

 

Sweetheart Couples skate at county rinks this Friday

Allegheny County’s North Park and South Park ice rinks will host their annual Sweetheart Couples Skate on Valentine’s Day, Fri., Feb. 14, from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Couples who purchase one admission at regular price will receive a second admission...

 

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