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Allentown meeting is on Tuesday, March 6

The Allentown monthly community meeting will take place on Tuesday, March 6 at 6 p.m. at the Allentown Senior Center, 631 Warrington Avenue. Food will be provided. The agenda includes: Kelsey Salerno from Neighborworks of America speaking about...

 

Last chance to sign-up for W.H.A.A. baseball

The last day for boys and girls ages 5-18 to sign up to play W.H.A.A. baseball and softball is Thursday, March 1. Sign-ups will be held on the second floor of the Eagle’s Club on Boggs Avenue from 6:30-8 p.m. A Player Fee of $60 is due at sign-up....

 

Craft and vendor show will benefit St. Sylvester School

The St. Sylvester School Activities Committee will present the Fifth Annual St. Sylvester’s Craft and Vendor Show on Saturday, March 3. The show will be staged in the church hall, Brownsville Road and W. Willock Road in Brentwood. All are welcome...

 

Project Prom gown giveaway March 3-10

Project Prom, the annual giveaway of prom attire to eligible high school students, begins on Saturday, March 3 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the National Council of Jewish Women’s Thriftique shop in Lawrenceville. The gown giveaway continues Monday,...

 

Knoxville council meets March 1

The Knoxville Community Council will meet on March 1, 6 p.m., at the St. Paul AME Church, 400 Orchard Place. The agenda includes speakers from the Pittsburgh Promise and PCSI Board. Representatives from Zone 3 Police, Hilltop Alliance, Economic...

 

Real estate transactions for issue of Feb. 27, 2018

16th Ward Edward Gillenberger to S & I Corp. at 1417 Eleanor St. for $29,000. Jamin Gross to Cameron Amir Sutton at 15 Eleanor St. for $455,000. David Avolio to Sean and Miriam Hammond at 3220...

 

This week's So. Pgh. Housing Court hearings

The following Housing Court case is scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 28, at 8 a.m. in Pittsburgh Municipal Court: • PC Marvels LLC, 304 Millbridge Street, 19th Ward, Code PM108.1.1. The following Housing Court case is scheduled for Wednesday, Feb....

 

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 301/17 on Thursd...

 

Trash collection day changing in Mt. Oliver Boro

Free smoke alarms, a new garbage pick-up day, and a new auditor were among the topics at the Feb. 19 meeting of Mt. Oliver Council. In the police report for January, there were 519 total calls and 35 drug-related arrests, the latter for the seizure...

 

Zone 3 Public Safety Council will take the show on the road again

The monthly Zone 3 Public Safety Council meetings are “going on the road,” said president Ken Wolfe at the Feb. 19 meeting. The tentative sites for future meetings are Beltzhoover, Knoxville, and Carrick.  While the March 19 meeting will be...

 
 By Tom Smith    News    February 27, 2018

Bill Smith was a good man, a better husband and father

I began working part time for The Reporter during college in 1977. My mother, Roberta F. Smith, was the editor of the paper then and it was owned by Typecraft Press. Mom The Reporter from Typecraft...

 

South Side AA now holding sign-ups for boys and girls to play ball this year

South Side Athletic Association is holding sign-ups for boys and girls between the ages of 6-18 for the upcoming 2018 baseball/softball season at the Arlington Recreation Center, 2201 Salisbury Street. Dates for SSAA sign-ups are: Friday, March 2,...

 

Spring programs starting soon at the Ormsby Recreation Center on So. Side

Ormsby Recreation Center has announced its spring programs. Kindersports is an ongoing program for children ages 5 and under and their parents/guardians. This free program includes playtime in the gym along with story time, snacks, and crafts on...

 

Inaction is not an option

Op-Ed Column By State Senator Wayne Fontana Americans are fed up with this nation's gun violence epidemic. It is intolerable. Horrific accounts of deranged mass murderers using military-grade assault...

 

Knoxville council will host forum on bullying

The Knoxville Community Council’s Forum on Bullying has been rescheduled for March 7, 6 p.m. at the St. Paul AME Church, 400 Orchard Place. A panel discussion will include representatives from: One Way Program; Urban Kind; Amachi; Zone 3 Police;...

 

Beltzhoover native to exhibit ceramic, glass work at Smithsonian

Clay and glass have different rhythms. Sharif Bey has learned to move to the beat of both. He will present an exhibition of his ceramic sculptures that will for the first time include glass. “Sharif Bey: Dialogues in Clay and Glass” opens at Pitt...

 

Rivers of Steel will host Women's History Month programs

In celebration of Women’s History Month, Rivers of Steel will host two panel discussions, occurring on March 13 and 27 at The Brew House on South Side. The Tuesday evening events will explore various ways in which contemporary women have found...

 

Gas line work scheduled for Mount

Natural gas customers in Mt. Washington will soon benefit from two upcoming Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania gas pipeline replacement projects that will ensure the delivery of safe, reliable and efficient natural gas to them for years to come. The projec...

 

Cleanup campaign begins

Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful has announced that registration for the 2018 Great American Cleanup of PA is open. This annual event begins on March 1 and ends on May 31. During this period, registered events can get free trash bags, gloves, and safety...

 

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