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Articles from the March 7, 2017 edition

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 By Tom Smith    Front Page    March 7, 2017

City outlines safety measures for St. Pat's parade day festivities

Concerned about some “questionable” behavior on South Side he witnessed during last year’s St. Patrick’s Day celebration, City of Pittsburgh Public Safety Director Wendell Hissrich and public safety officials met last week with several...

 

New police chief Scott Schubert plans to keep things moving ahead

The Zone 3 Public Safety Council invited area residents to meet new Pittsburgh Police Chief Scott Schubert at a Feb. 22 meeting at Kingdom Life Fellowship Pittsburgh in Knoxville.  "I love...

 

Housing Court hearings

The following Housing Court cases are scheduled for Thursday, March 9, at 8:45 a.m. in District Magisterial Judge Gene Ricciardi’s courtroom: • Francis and Mary L. Lavelle, 2123 Arlington Avenue, 16th Ward, Code 302.7. • David Allan Walden,...

 

Upcoming City of Pgh. 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 93/17 on Thursda...

 

Real estate transactions by RealStats

16th Ward 225 Rothman Partn. LLC to Garson Enterprises LLC at 225 Rothman St. for $1 (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $58,535). Kim Ann Scott trustee to Fernando and Elena Avolio at 2421-2425 Sarah St. for $360,000. 17th Ward...

 

And the South Side Soup Contest winners are...

Under the leadership of the Soup Contest Committee, The Brashear Association and the South Side Chamber of Commerce teamed up again to produce another successful South Side Soup Contest on Saturday, F...

 

Chance to provide feedback on how the Land Bank functions

A public meeting to learn more about the inaugural policies and procedures of the Pittsburgh Land Bank (PLB) and to provide any feedback will be held at Monday, March 20 from 6:30-8 p.m. at St. Paul AME Church, 400 Orchard Pl, Pittsburgh, PA...

 

Carrick Community Council meeting slated for March 13

The Carrick Community Council will hold a public meeting on March 13 at Pittsburgh Concord K-5, 2350 Brownsville Road, from 6:30-7:45 p.m. Speakers include: Sarah Quinn from Pittsburgh’s City Planning Department; David Weber of Housing Authority...

 

Parks Conservancy meeting concern Chicken Hill area

The Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy was awarded a Great Urban Parks Campaign grant in 2016 for a green infrastructure project in McKinley Park by the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) and American Planning Association (APA). This project...

 

ACC meeting March 13 at Henry Kaufmann

The Arlington Civic Council will meet on March 13, 7 p.m. at the Henry Kaufmann Center, 2201 Salisbury Street. Guest speakers include City of Pittsburgh Council President Bruce Kraus and a representative from Citiparks. They will be updating members...

 

District 2 Republicans

City Republicans District 2 will meet on the second Tuesday of the month at the Ream Pool Recreation Center in Mt. Washington, 321 Merrimac Street Pittsburgh, PA 15211. The next meeting will be at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 14....

 

Mt. Oliver City will meet on March 23 at the Ormsby Cafe

Mt. Oliver City/St. Clair Community Group will meet on Thursday, March 23 beginning at 7 p.m. at the Ormsby Avenue Café, 402 Ormsby Avenue. A full agenda will include Kyle Winkler, City of Pittsburgh recycling supervisor; Zone 3 officers Christine...

 

Allentown Senior Center is up for CLP "Partner" Award

Allentown Senior Center has been nominated for the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh’s “Community Partner of the Year” award. The winner will be announced at the library’s annual public meeting on March 13 at the Main Library in Oakland. Cyndie...

 

Lifestone free market is on March 19

The next Lifestone Church Free Market will take place on Sunday, March 19, at 12:30 p.m. The Free Market, where all “shoppers” are welcome to come in for free clothes, shoes, toiletries and more takes place at Lifestone Church, 157 S. 26th...

 

Living Stations at Holy Apostles

The Living Stations is coming to Holy Apostles Parish on Sunday, March 26 at 7:30 p.m. at the St Albert the Great site, 3198 Schieck St. The youth ministry at Saint Ferdinand’s parish in Cranberry Township will bring their “Living Stations of...

 

Feast Day of St. George celebration

St. George and St. John Vianney family, friends and supporters are invited to gather on The Feast Day of St. George, Sunday, April 23, at 5 p.m. at the Linden Grove Nightclub in Castle Shannon, 1100 Grove Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15234. A $35 donation...

 

Contractors on Hilltop wanted

The Hilltop Alliance is looking for local contractors or contractors that employ Hilltop talent to assist with various projects in its neighborhoods. Contractors are asked to provide their contact information at http://bit.ly/2m8Z...

 

Open mic night in S.S.

The next Open Mic Coffee House at the South Side Presbyterian Church is on Friday, March, 10, 7:30 – 9 p.m., and welcomes singers, poets, readers, dancers, comedians, and more to the stage. Those interested in sharing are asked to call...

 

South Side Planning Forum meets March 14

The regular monthly meeting of the South Side Planning Forum will be held on Tuesday, March 14, 2017, at 5:30 p.m. at Brashear Center, 2005 Sarah Street on South Side. The following agenda will be discussed: Development Review Committee,...

 

Women's Empowerment Seminar in recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Sexual assault affects one in five women during their lifetime. Four out of five women who fight back will get themselves out of the situation. The goal of sexual violence prevention is simple, to give people the knowledge and skills to stop it from...

 

Zone 3 community crime alerts for February 27 to March5

The following are the Part I crimes for the week of: Feb. 27 to March 5. Duquesne Heights (1911) Mt. Washington (1903, 1914, 1915, 1807) Theft from person – 100 blk. Ruth St. - between 2/21/17 at noon and 2/26/17 at noon – victim reported a...

 

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