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Articles from the February 26, 2013 edition

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 By Margaret L Smykla    Front Page    February 26, 2013

Mt. Oliver settles lawsuit with council president

The last order of business at the Feb. 18 Mount Oliver council meeting is the lead story: the $50,000 settlement of the civil rights lawsuit of council President Billie Michener. The vote to approve the settlement was three yes and one abstention,...

 
 By Margaret L Smykla    Front Page    February 26, 2013

Borough council approves settlement, Michener receives $50K from lawsuit

Mount Oliver council President Betty “Billie” Michener’s civil rights lawsuit against the borough and past and present members of council was settled for $50,000 by three “yes” votes of the seven-member council on Feb. 18. Voting in the aff...

 
 Front Page    February 26, 2013

Phase 2 of Market House renovations now complete

Mayor Luke Ravenstahl last week cut the ribbon to unveil the South Side Market House’s new, ADA-accessible fitness room, celebrating the completed second phase of the Market House’s historic renovation. The second of three renovation phases inclu...

 
 Real Estate    February 26, 2013

Real estate transactions for issue of 2/26/13

16th Ward FM611 Ltd. to Bill Gadd at 315 Rothman St. for $10,005. Bill Gadd to BHAMM Properties LLC at 315 Rothman St. for $4,000. 17th Ward Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. to Riva Ridge Enterprises LLC at 1902 Baldauf St. for $25,000. Darren Hale...

 
 Government    February 26, 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 Thursday...

 
 Government    February 26, 2013

Housing Court hearings

The following Housing Court cases are scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 28, at 10:00 a.m. in Magisterial District Judge Eugene Ricciardi’s Courtroom: • Kenneth and Thi Balch, 2118 Elsie Street, 16th Ward, Codes 302.4, 307.1. • Melissa K. Demastus,...

 
 News    February 26, 2013

Fresh Friday produce distribution on Hilltop

Area residents may qualify for free produce to be distributed on the Hilltop. Eligible households in the 15203, 15210, 15211 and Carrick residents in 15227 zip codes can pick up fresh produce from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. on Friday, March 8. No...

 
 Meetings    February 26, 2013

Education Fair planned at Carrick council meeting

The Carrick Community Council will use their next quarterly meeting to present an educational fair for the public. The fair will be held at the Pittsburgh Concord Elementary School, 2350 Brownsville Rd., on Wednesday, March 13, at 7 p.m. Prior to...

 
 News    February 26, 2013

Learn what it takes to buy a home on the Hilltop

The Hilltop Alliance, in partnership with Dollar Bank, will hold a free Home Buying Workshop for Hilltop residents—and those interested in living in the Hilltop. The Home Buying Workshop will be held on Tuesday, March 5 at 6 p.m. at the Allentown...

 
 News    February 26, 2013

Make a clean sweep with a Lion’s Club broom

Hilltop Lions Club members are selling Spring Clean Up Brooms to support their programs in the community and beyond. The quality brooms, manufactured by the blind, are available for $13 each or two for $25. The brooms are available from Lions Joe...

 
 Entertainment    February 26, 2013

Breath & Imagination coming up on City Theatre's Mainstage in March

City Theatre will present the world premiere of Daniel Beaty’s Breath & Imagination, a music-filled play inspired by the life of classical vocalist Roland Hayes. Co-produced with Hartford Stage and directed by Darko Tresnjak, Breath & Imagination...

 
 News    February 26, 2013

Slovak Mass, Easter Customs Breakfast coming up at Prince of Peace Parish

Prince of Peace Parish will host its annual Slovak Mass and Easter Customs Breakfast on Saturday, March 16. This spiritual and cultural event is sponsored by the Slovak Customs Group/Cultural Diversity Committee. Proceeds benefit two organizations...

 
 Public Safety    February 26, 2013

S. Pittsburgh woman arrested for robbing Shadyside bank

A South Pittsburgh woman was arrested last week in connection with a Shadyside bank robbery on February 14. An arrest warrant was issued for Robyn Marie Kitt, 34, of Antenor Ave. on February 20. Constables along with Zone 3 officers arrested her at...

 
 Kids    February 26, 2013

Have fun with Oobleck at Dr. Suess party

Upcoming events at CLP--Mt. Washington include a birthday celebration, Fun Fridays and a book sale. Dr. Seuss Birthday Celebration will take place on Saturday, March 2, from 1-3 p.m. Celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday with Oobleck, crafts, games and...

 
 News    February 26, 2013

Soup kitchen open on Sat. in Knoxville

The St, Paul A.M.E Church 5 Loaves and 2 Fish Soup Kitchen is open the first Saturday of every month from noon to 2 p.m. Those in need of a warm meal or who know someone who someone who is, are welcome to come in. St, Paul A.M.E Church is at 400...

 
 News    February 26, 2013

Programs on Monastery’s schedule

“Through the Lens of the Cross” will be presented by Father Joseph Sedley, C.P. at Saint Paul of the Cross Monastery Church on the South Side Slopes. Tuesday, March 19 - Penance Service is at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Prayers and reflection on...

 
 News    February 26, 2013

Fontana re-elected vice-chair of PHEAA board

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 am gratified by the unanimous vote and look forward to...

 
 News    February 26, 2013

County senior golf passes

The Allegheny County Parks Department will be offering senior golf passes for the 2013 season beginning on Monday, March 18, at the North and South Park golf courses. Residents ages 55 and older may purchase the special $60.00 passes Monday through...

 
 News    February 26, 2013

Parents, students may qualify for IRS college education tax credits

The Internal Revenue Service is reminding parents and students now is a good time to see if they qualify for either of two college education tax credits or any of several other education-related tax benefits. In general, the American opportunity tax...