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Articles from the March 15, 2016 edition

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 By Margaret L. Smykla    Front Page    March 15, 2016

S.S. groups stress their cooperation at Forum

Coordination and cooperation among South Side organizations was the theme of the March 8 meeting of the South Side Planning Forum. For the St. Patrick’s Parade Day, celebrated on March 12, the South Side Bar and Restaurant Association (SSB&RA)...

 
 Front Page    March 15, 2016

Brownsville closed for utility work

A portion of Brownsville Road -- from Bausman Street to Arlington Avenue -- in Mt. Oliver closed for utility work beginning Monday, March 14, at 5 a.m. The work is being performed by Pennsylvania...

 
 By Margaret L. Smykla    Front Page    March 15, 2016

Slopes residents continue to question Winter Park Villas development plans

The March 8 general meeting of the South Sides Slopes Neighborhood Association (SSSNA) featured an update on a controversial, proposed single-family residential development in the Slopes. Architect Justin Cipriani, of Cipriani Studios, said the...

 
 News    March 15, 2016

Phillips' students add a 'Pop' of color at school

Phillips elementary students partnered with students from the University of Pittsburgh to create and hang paper flowers outside of their school as part of the citywide "Pop de Fleurs" fiber arts...

 
 Real Estate    March 15, 2016

Real Estate transactions by RealStats

16th Ward Irene Poljak to Danielle and Cynthia Greiner at 2831 Salisbury St. for $64,450. 17th Ward Peter Strobl to Robert Wade at 137 S. 12th St. for $132,500. Sara Armanious trustee to CMST Partn. L.P. at 119 S. 13th St. for $1 (state deed...

 
 Government    March 15, 2016

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 137/16 on Thursd...

 
 News    March 15, 2016

Free wills and assistance buying side yards is available on Hilltop

Purchasing a vacant city-owned lot on parts of the Hilltop is getting a little easier, at least in the wallet. The Hilltop Alliance has expanded its program to Side Yard Program to include: Allentown, Arlington, Beltzhoover, Knoxville and Mt. Oliver...

 
 News    March 15, 2016

Allentown, Beltzhoover kids can go to Spring Break Camp for free

Spring Break Camp is being offered at Warrington Recreation Center for kids in grades K-5. Activities will include making tropical fruit smoothies, playing beach volleyball, coconut bowling, Hula dancing and more. There will also be an Island Beach...

 
 Public Safety    March 15, 2016

St. Patrick's Parade Day a success for the City

Another successful St. Patrick’s Day Parade is in the books for the City of Pittsburgh. The Downtown parade attracted more than 200,000 people, one of the largest Pittsburgh has seen. Festivities following the parade in Market Square were busy but...

 
 News    March 15, 2016

CARL program wil help borrowers to buy homes in Hilltop neighborhoods

The neighborhoods eligible for the Urban Redevelopment Authority’s Community Acquisition and Rehabilitation Loan (CARL) program has more than doubled. Through CARL, a program offered in conjunction with the Pittsburgh Community Reinvestment Group,...

 
 News    March 15, 2016

Informational meeting explains CARL program

Those interested in buying a fixer-upper and would like to learn more about a unique financing option, Pittsburgh Community Reinvestment Group (PCRG) will hold an information session for the Community Acquisition and Rehabilitation Loan (CARL) on...

 
 Meetings    March 15, 2016

MWCDC monthly forum

The Mt. Washington Community Development Corporation’s monthly Community Forum will be held on Thursday, March 17 at 7 p.m. at the Mount Washington Senior Center, 122 Virginia Avenue. This month’s agenda will include: Discussion about...

 
 Meetings    March 15, 2016

Mt. Oliver City Block Watch

The Mt. Oliver City/St. Clair Block Watch will meet on Thursday, March 24, 7 p.m. at the Ormsby Avenue Café, 402 Ormsby Avenue, Pgh., PA 15210. State Representative Harry A. Readshaw will attend and speak. Zone 3 Police Officer Christine Luffey and...

 
 Service News    March 15, 2016

Taraya L. Thompson

U.S. Air Force Airman Taraya L. Thompson has graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and...

 
 News    March 15, 2016

Holy Week Services throughout South Pittsburgh

Prince of Peace Parish Prince of Peace Catholic Parish on South Side Holy Week liturgies and services will begin with Palm Sunday. Mass times will be at 5 p.m. on Saturday and 9 a.m. on Sunday at St. Adalbert Church and 11 a.m. on Sunday at St....

 
 Kids    March 15, 2016

Camp Cadet program sets April 15 deadline for applications

The Allegheny County Camp Cadet program is accepting applications through April 15 for its July 31 - August 6 program. Any boy or girl who resides in Allegheny County who is between the ages of 12 and 14 and in good physical condition can apply....

 
 News    March 15, 2016

City of Pittsburgh debuts new customer service app and improvements to 311 system

Mayor William Peduto and the City Department of Innovation & Performance have unveiled a new app and other technological upgrades to improve customer service for Pittsburgh residents and increase efficiency for 311 operators and other city workers....

 
 News    March 15, 2016

Colorful conversations for adults

Colorful Conversations, a free coloring program for adults, will take place at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Mt. Oliver. The nature of coloring is a form of self-regulation and self-soothing and helps adults to handle stress and life’s...

 
 News    March 15, 2016

Crocheting club in Carrick

Those who enjoy crocheting and knitting or would like to learn should drop in at the CLP Carrick Branch every third Saturday from 1-3p.m. This program is for all ages and all levels of experience. Come in to learn the basics or bring a project to...

 
 News    March 15, 2016

Let's Speak English group in Carrick

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...

 
 News    March 15, 2016

Toastmasters meet in Carrick

Those who have ever wanted to be more comfortable when speaking to customers, co-workers, groups or family are welcome to come to the Carrick Toastmasters Club on the first and third Saturday of each month at 10:15 a.m. at the CLP Carrick Branch and...

 
 Public Safety    March 15, 2016

Zone 3 Community Crime Alerts

The following are the Part I crimes for the week of: March 7, 2016 thru March 13, 2016. Duquesne Heights (1911) Mt. Washington (1903, 1914, 1915, 1807) Theft from Residence – 100 blk. Southern Ave. - 3/8 between 12:00 PM and 3:15 PM – Victim stat...