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Articles from the February 18, 2014 edition

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 By Margaret L. Smykla    Front Page    February 18, 2014

Planning Forum updated on projects, St. Pat's day plans

The new city administration and proposed local projects were the focus of the Feb. 11 South Side Planning Forum. There were no presentations scheduled. The meeting began with the report of the Development Review Committee (DRC) by Peter Kreuthmeier....

 
 Front Page    February 18, 2014

Baby Marcus remembered at rally

The Mount Oliver clock tower served as the backdrop for a Justice for Baby Marcus Rally last Saturday afternoon. Marcus White Jr. was only 15 months old when he was shot and killed while attending a...

 
 Front Page    February 18, 2014

Boundaries of 36th District are going to change

Change is coming to the 36th Legislative District currently represented by State Rep. Harry Readshaw. The 2010 census identified a loss of population in the greater Pittsburgh area and a gain in the...

 
 Real Estate    February 18, 2014

Real Estate transactions for issue of 2/18/14

16th Ward Neighborhood Real Estate Services LLC to George William Group LLC at 2820 Patterson Way for $22,000. 17th Ward Harry Ablak to Steven and George Zarglis at 1502 E. Carson St. for $265,000. M. Robert Mistick to R & P Mistick Holdings LLC at...

 
 Government    February 18, 2014

Upcoming 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 42/14 on Thursda...

 
 Government    February 18, 2014

Housing Court hearings

The following Housing Court cases are scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 20, at 8:00 a.m. in Magisterial District Judge Richard King’s Courtroom: • Thomas U. Lee, 215 Chalfont Street, 18th Ward, Continued Codes 307.1, 302.4, 304.11, 304.7. • Tamara...

 
 News    February 18, 2014

Richard King again recertified for service as District Judge

Magisterial District Judge Richard G. King was again certified for service as a member of pennsylvania’s Unified Judicial System after successful completion recently of continuing legal education course work. Conducted by the Minor Judiciary...

 
 News    February 18, 2014

Market House Active Living Center has programs for seniors

The South Side Market House Healthy Active Living Center has started a Men's Volunteer Day the first Tuesday of every month from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. The men gather and serve the lunchtime meal to the...

 
 News    February 18, 2014

Sen. Fontana re-elected vice-chair of the PHEAA Board of Directors

State Sen. Wayne D. Fontana (D-Allegheny) was unanimously re-elected to serve as the vice chairman of the board of directors for the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA). “I appreciate the board’s unanimous support and look for...

 
 News    February 18, 2014

Carrick Library programs continue into March

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – Carrick has scheduled educational and entertaining programs for young and old in the coming weeks. Jazz Night at the Library will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 26 from - 7:30 p.m. Learn about the history and impact...

 
 Entertainment    February 18, 2014

City Theatre hosting book release event

City Theatre hosts a book release event for Transforming Pain to Power, a new book by award-winning actor, singer, and writer Daniel Beaty. Presented in association with Penguin Books, the free event takes place at City Theatre on Sunday, Feb. 23 fro...

 
 Meetings    February 18, 2014

Rich Fitzgerald speaker at tonight's Slopes meeting

South Side Slopes Neighborhood Association will have a General Meeting tonight, Tuesday, Feb. 18 at 7 p.m. at St. Paul’s Monastery Retreat Center, 148 Monastery Avenue. The agenda will include: Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald and Ashley...

 
 Entertainment    February 18, 2014

Jazz Night at the Carrick branch library

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Carrick will present Jazz Night at the Library on Wednesday, Feb. 26 from 6 -7:30 p.m. Dr. James T. Johnson, co-founder of the Afro-American Music Institute in Homewood, will present a short history of jazz which will...

 
 Meetings    February 18, 2014

South Side Community Council public safety series part 3

Learn how Block Watches can help residents work together with local law enforcement to identify and address public safety needs by attending South Side Community Council’s “third in a series” of public safety meetings from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.,...

 
 News    February 18, 2014

Learn to make green cleaning supplies

Pennsylvania Resources Council, with the support of the National Nursing Center Consortium, will host several free workshops on making shampoo and cleaning products at home. The program provides the public with practical solutions such as recipes...

 
 News    February 18, 2014

Cookie and Pierogie Sale in South Side

Prince of Peace Parish, 81 South 13th Street, will hos a pre-Lenten Cookie and Pierogie Sale on Saturday, Feb., 22 from noon to 4 p.m. at the Parish Center. There will be a variety of freshly baked cookies 50¢ individually or $5 a dozen along with...

 
 News    February 18, 2014

Chicken soup sale on March 2

On Sunday, March 2, Greek Catholic Union Lodge 28 will hold a homemade chicken noodle soup sale, flea market, Chinese Auction and bake sale fundraiser at St. John the Baptist, 1720 Jane Street, South Side from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call Kim at...

 
 News    February 18, 2014

Easter Pancake Breakfast at Concord Churck

A Youth Group Easter Pancake Breakfast and Vendor Fair will take place on March 29 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Concord Presbyterian Church, 1907 Brownsville Road.  Cost for the breakfast is $6 for adults and $3 for kids under 10 years of age. ...

 
 News    February 18, 2014

Updated IRS smartphone app IRS2Go version 4.0 now available to download

The Internal Revenue Service has announced the release of IRS2Go 4.0, an update to its smartphone application featuring new added features available in both English and Spanish. The redesigned IRS2Go provides new features for taxpayers to access the...