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Articles from the February 23, 2016 edition

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South Side to form blighted property resident watch group

The Feb. 15 meeting of the Zone 3 Public Safety Council was conducted by vice-president Ron Rompala in the absence of council president Ken Wolfe. The previous meeting was in November. “I didn’t want to go three months without a meeting,” he sa...

 

Keener returns to borough council, pavement program being finalized

Mayor James Cassidy was busy at the Feb. 15 Mt. Oliver council meeting as he swore in a new council member and two new part-time police officers. Council voted to appoint former council member Barbara Keener to fill the vacant seat created by the...

 

It was a "souper" day in South Side for annual soup contest

The 12th Annual South Side Soup Contest was a hit for the loyal army of soup tasters this year. Mother Nature also delivered perfect weather for the third week of February, a gift after the harsh...

 

Upcoming City of 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 103/16 on...

 

Housing Court hearings

The following Housing Court case is scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 23, at 1:00 p.m. in Magisterial District Judge Richard King’s Courtroom: • Wayne P. Rethage, 65 Amanda Avenue, 30th Ward, Continued Code 302.4. The following Housing Court case is...

 

Real estate transactions by RealStats

16th Ward Curtis Williams to JRR Homes LLC at 3133 Josephine St. for $130,000. Estate of Donald Wrzesinski to Oliver Hawk at 2506 Mission St. for $25,000. Federal National Mortgage Assn. to Cantor Family Partn. L.P. at 2706 Niles St. for $14,900....

 

South Siders provided input

Planning Forum members, joining your conversation that took place at the February 9 meeting of the South Side Planning Forum regarding the newly confirmed Parking Enhancement District legislation and the creation of a Zone 3 Police-requested public...

 

New program encourages artists to locate in Allentown

This month, the Hilltop Alliance is launching a new, innovative program, “Industry on Industry,” bringing artists and makers to a large warehouse space in Allentown. The 20,000 sq. ft. building, which is currently home to a cabinetmaker,...

 

Sister adds performances of City's Easter Catechism

With sales hopping, City Theatre has added six additional performances of Sister’s Easter Catechism: Will My Bunny Go to Heaven featuring audience favorite Kimberly Richards as the unforgettable Sister. This Pittsburgh premiere City Event is on...

 

Armstrong Park meeting

There will be a public meeting concerning upcoming improvements to Armstrong Park and playground at 6 p.m. on February 24 at the South Side Market House, 12th and Bingham streets. Officials from the City of Pittsburgh Office of Management and...

 

Two South Pittsburgh organizations awarded Love Your Block Grants

Two South Pittsburgh organizations were among those receiving funding for the ninth season of the City of Pittsburgh’s Love Your Block (LYB) grant program. Through the Love Your Block revitalization program, the City of Pittsburgh and Peoples Gas...

 

PWSA will use new data management tool to make maintenance decisions

The Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA) has entered into a contract with Cardno, Inc. to implement a Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS), a data management tool that will enable PWSA to make better infrastructure maintenance...

 

Let's Speak English group meets at the Carrick Library

If English is not your native language, join the Let’s Speak English group every Thursday at 5:30 p.m. at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Carrick branch for casual, enjoyable conversation in English. It’s not necessary to bring anything or...

 

Green Grocer coming to LifeSpan Knoxville Center

“The Green Grocer” sponsored by the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank is bringing fresh produce options to the Mt. Oliver area. Visit the Green Grocer on Thursdays from 11a.m. to noon at the LifeSpan Knoxville Center, 320 Brownsville Road....

 

Slopes Assoc. public meeting on March 8

The South Side Slopes Neighborhood Association will hold its second General Meeting of 2016 on Tuesday, March 8, 7 p.m. at the St. Paul of the Cross Monastery Retreat Center, 148 Monastery Avenue. The agenda includes Slopes Committee news, an update...

 

Biscuits Bingo this Saturday

Biscuits Bingo, a family-friendly bingo benefitting local animal welfare organizations and the Western PA Humane Society will take place on Saturday, Feb. 27 at the IBEW Hall Local #5 on Hot Metal St. in South Side. Admission is $25, payable at the...

 

State Sen. Fontana re-elected vice-chair of PHEAA Board

Representative William F. Adolph, Jr. has been re-elected as Chairman of the PHEAA Board of Directors. Senator Wayne D. Fontana was re-elected as Vice Chairman of the Board. Representative Adolph has represented Delaware County’s 165th Legislative...

 

Carnegie Science Ctr. to train 2,000 teachers in STEM practices

By 2020, Carnegie Science Center will improve efficacy and retention of educators by training 2,000 teachers in STEM teaching practices as part of the 100Kin10 national initiative. 100Kin10, a national network coordinating and accelerating efforts...

 

Groups invited to commit to litter free communities

Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful is inviting local residents, organizations, civic groups, and businesses to commit to litter free communities by joining its Statewide Adoption Program.  The program is an option for most types of local areas, such as...

 

South Side AA sign-ups extended

South Side Athletic Association has extended sign-ups for boys and girls between the ages of 6-18 for the upcoming 2016 baseball/softball season. Sign-ups will be at Arlington Recreation Center, 2201 Salisbury St., on Tuesday, March 1 from 6:30-8...

 

Zone 3 Community Crime Alerts

The following are the Part I crimes for the week of: February 15, 2016 thru February 21, 2016. Duquesne Heights (1911) Mt. Washington (1903, 1914, 1915, 1807) Stolen Auto – 400 blk Edgemont St. – 2/15 between 6:30 AM and 6:50 AM – Victim...

 

Housing Court hearings for March 1 and March 3

The following Housing Court cases are scheduled for Tuesday, March 1, at 1:00 p.m. in Magisterial District Judge Richard King’s Courtroom: • Charles Davis and Gayle H. Dobbs, Taft Avenue (15-R-90), 18th Ward, Code 302.4. • Vered Amando Rimoni,...

 

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