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Articles from the February 19, 2013 edition

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 By Margaret L Smykla    Front Page    February 19, 2013

Planning Forum wonders if mayor is coming to So. Side

News of proposed newcomers to the South Side -- a youth hostel and a computer/electronics recycling business -- were the focus of the February 12 meeting of the South Side Planning Forum meeting. Discussion about the invitation to Mayor Luke Ravensta...

 
 By Sarah Beth Martin    Front Page    February 19, 2013

Green Toolbox takes next steps to ‘green’ Hilltop neighborhoods

For approximately nine months, representatives from ten different hilltop neighborhood organizations have been working together with partner agencies to come up with a plan for “greening” their...

 
 By Margaret L Smykla    Front Page    February 19, 2013

Student Conservation & Rebuilding Together to work in South Side Slopes

Presentations on the Student Conservation Association (SCA) and Rebuilding Together Pittsburgh were the focus of the February 12 meeting of the South Side Slopes Neighborhood Association. The meeting began with President Brian Oswald introducing...

 
 Real Estate    February 19, 2013

Real estate transactions for issue of 2/19/13

16th Ward Brian Young to John Pastorek at 2834 Mary St. for $207,500. 17th Ward Peter Munich to Terrence Benacci at 1810 Harcum Way for $92,500. GHG Holdings LLP to James Pastorius at 1812 Harcum Way for $34,000. Shaker Obaid to RE 360 SS Partn. 4...

 
 Government    February 19, 2013

Zoning Board hearings

Pittsburgh’s Zoning Board of Adjustment has scheduled the following public hearing 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 45/13 on...

 
 Government    February 19, 2013

Housing Court hearings

The following Housing Court case is scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 20, at 1:00 p.m. in Magisterial District Judge James Motznik’s Courtroom: • Alan Fields, 205 Boggs Avenue, 19th Ward, Code 777.01. • Elizabeth and Kurt Cerny, 612 Boggs Avenue,...

 
 Service News    February 19, 2013

William J. Buchleitner IV

 Army Capt. William J. Buchleitner IV has returned to the U.S. after being deployed overseas at a forward operating base to serve in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Operation Enduring Freedom is the official name given to anti-terrorism...

 
 News    February 19, 2013

Carrick 10th grader needs recipies for her CHS cook book

A fifteen year old Carrick High Sophomore is undertaking a huge task compiling a Carrick High Cookbook. Katelynn Lucchino, a tenth grader at Carrick High, has chosen to create the Carrick High Cook...

 
 News    February 19, 2013

Emmaus skaters headed to state Olympics

Emmaus Community resident Cece Wagner and two of her teammates, Dave Mulgrave and Bobby Walsh, are headed to the Pennsylvania Special Olympics State Games in Harrisburg this week, after winning gold...

 
 News    February 19, 2013

Rep. Molchany co-sponsoring PASS Act to address bullying

Rep. Erin Molchany has announced her co-sponsorship of the Pennsylvania Safe Schools legislation, to be known as the PASS Act. Rep. Molchany stood along with a bipartisan group of legislators in support of legislation addressing the...

 
 News    February 19, 2013

Allentown Pop-up programs for computers and ukuleles

The Allentown Pop-up library, 1206 Arlington Avenue, is offering a variety of programs for people of all ages. Open Office takes place on Mondays from 1-3 p.m. In addition, on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays from 1-3 p.m. library staff can help with...

 
 News    February 19, 2013

Carrick Business Assoc. elects 2013 board, officers

Carrick Business Association members elected new officers and board members at their January meeting. CBA officers are: Sue Gloecki, Subway, president; Philip Ricciardi, Ricciardi’s Shoes, vice-president; Phyllis Ricciardi, Ricciardi’s Shoes,...

 
 News    February 19, 2013

Property tax help coming to senior centers

Mayor Luke Ravenstahl recently announced the next step in the city’s continued effort to provide residents with one-on-one assistance to help keep their taxes low in light of Allegheny County’s property reassessment. This month, the city’s...

 
 Meetings    February 19, 2013

Design Center, elections at Allentown CDC meeting

The February meeting of the Allentown Community Development Corp., 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 28, will include election of Board Members and approval of changes to the by-laws. Allentown CDC members in good standing are eligible to vote. Members...

 
 News    February 19, 2013

Sign language interpretation at Hot Metal Bridge Faith

The Hot Metal Bridge Faith Community is now providing American Sign Language interpretation by a professional interpreter on Sunday mornings at their 11:30 a.m. worship gatherings. The service is followed by a free lunch. “Our goal is to welcome...

 
 News    February 19, 2013

New servePGH mentoring initiative to make more students ‘Promise’ ready

Mayor Luke Ravenstahl has launched his newest mentoring initiative, Promise Coaches, which equips adults with the skills needed to mentor young people through high school and on to higher education, while increasing the number of ‘Promise ready’...

 
 News    February 19, 2013

County lifeguard swim test

The Aquatics Examination for Allegheny County Parks lifeguards will be held Saturday, March 30, at 9 a.m. North Allegheny Senior High School, 10375 Perry Highway, Wexford, PA 15090. The Parks Department is seeking qualified applicants who are 16...

 
 News    February 19, 2013

Soup and Salad Luncheon at S. Side Presbyterian Church

The South Side Presbyterian Church is having a Soup and Sandwich Lunch Fundraiser on Sunday, Feb. 24, served from 12:15 to 1:45 p.m. Lunch includes wedding soup, ham and cheese sandwich on rye (or just cheese), and beverage, for a $7 donation....

 
 News    February 19, 2013

SilverScripts program coming again to Elder-ado in March

The University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy will conduct its second session of SilverScripts at the Elder-ado, Knoxville Center, 320 Brownsville Road, on Friday, March 22 between 9:30-11:30 a.m. Pharmacy students, under the direction of a...

 
 News    February 19, 2013

Used Book Bag Sale planned for Mt. Washington library

The Friends of the Carnegie Library--Mt. Washington, 315 Grandview Avenue, will hold a Used Book Bag Sale on Saturday, March 16, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call the library at 412-381-3380....

 
 Meetings    February 19, 2013

Birmingham AARP meets on Feb. 27

Birmingham AARP #2757 will meet on Wednesday, Feb. 27 at Birmingham United Church of Christ, 25 Carrick Avenue, at 12:30 p.m. There will be bingo after the meeting. Coffee, tea and pastries will be served for a donation. Visitors are always...