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Articles from the March 17, 2015 edition

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City director learns about the concerns at South Side forum

Ray Gastil, the city’s director of the Department of City Planning, was the sole presenter at the March 10 meeting of the South Side Planning Forum. Also in attendance from city government were Councilman Bruce Kraus and neighborhood planner...

 

Future of Olympia Park building discussed by Mount community

The future of the historic Olympia Park community building was the focus of a small group discussion activity hosted by the Mount Washington Community Development Center (MWCDC) on Wednesday at the Mount Washington Senior Center on Virginia Avenue....

 

County Executive Fitzgerald visits Allentown's relocated senior center

Approximately 45 participants from Allentown's Henry Kaufmann Senior Center listened intently as Allegheny County Executive, Rich Fitzgerald, acknowledged the past difficulties encountered when...

 

Real estate transactions for issue of 03-17-15

16th Ward Helen Jane Anderjack to Douglas Bellon at 3222 Edwards Way for $80,000. Ryan Cain to Elliot Carnevale and Whitney Kazer Carnevale at 2415 Jane St. for $319,300. Phililp Stanson to United Pride Realty LLC at 53 Sterling St. for $50,000....

 

Upcoming hearings coming to Pgh. Zoning Board

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 71/15 on...

 

A+ Schools releases report on what is, isn't working in schools

“What happens in schools matters.” This, according to Carey Harris, Executive Director of A+ Schools, succinctly summarizes the key findings released tonight in a new report from A+ Schools. The report summarized data and analysis of interviews...

 

Open in Allentown features Bar Marco, comedy, food

Open in Allentown, a “Pop-up” event featuring food and drinks in an available building in the community’s business district is happening on April 1, from 5-10 p.m. at 816 E. Warrington Avenue, Pgh, PA 15210. The Pop-up event will feature...

 

Area community groups receive city Love Your Block grants

South Pittsburgh community organizations are among the 15 groups that will receive funding for the eighth round of the City of Pittsburgh’s Love Your Block (LYB) grant program, a servePGH initiative. Through the block revitalization program the...

 

Reclaiming the Real You workshop for women at So. Side Presbyterian

Psychologist Arlene Rattan, Ph.D. will lead a workshop for women called “Reclaiming the Real You” on Saturday, March 21, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at the South Side Presbyterian Church. Dr. Rattan describes this as “an experiential...

 

St. John Bosco Academy girls take their second Diocesan Championship

The St. John Bosco Academy (formerly Brookline Regional Catholic) Girls JV basketball team went undefeated winning the 2014-2015 Section and Diocesan Championship. The team now has back-to-back...

 

Link announces candidacy for school board

Tracy Link of Mt. Washington has announced she is a candidate for Pittsburgh Public School Board Director for District 6 which includes Mt. Washington, Banksville, Brookline and Beechview.M Ms. Links was born and raised in Pittsburgh. She has been...

 

Programs for kids in Carrick

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh- Carrick continues with programs for toddlers to teens during March. Homework Help is available at the library, a professional tutor will be on hand to help with questions. Homework Help for teens in grades 6-12 is...

 

Monthly Carrick Clean-ups

The Carrick Community Council (CCC) will be sponsoring trash “The Last Hump of every month” clean ups every month starting in March. Planned for the last Wednesday of each month, this month’s clean-up will occur on March 25.  Volunteers will...

 

South Side Catholic reunion

Organizers are looking for graduates of South Side Catholic’s Class of 1975 to attend their 40th High School Reunion. Contact Laura Smith for details and plans that are in the works by emailing zwirll@hotmail.com or calling 412-...

 

Walk benefits LifeSpan

LifeSpan, Inc. – Resources and Services for Seniors is participating in the Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community on Saturday, May 16 at Stage AE in Pittsburgh. One of 75 non-profits chosen to participate in the annual event, LifeSpan is asking...

 

Stations of the Cross

The Stations of the Cross, a traditional Good Friday devotion, will be walked along Grandview Avenue in Mt. Washington on Friday, April 3. All those interested in participating in this ecumenical event are asked to gather at the Mon incline, near...

 

Carnegie Library's 2015 Ralph Munn Creative Writing Contest for Teens

Creative teens with a passion for writing can become published authors through Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh’s 2015 Ralph Munn Creative Writing Contest. Open to all high school students in grades 9 through 12 in Allegheny County, the contest is...

 

IRS has $1B for people who have not filed a 2011 Federal Income Tax return

Federal income tax refunds totaling $1 billion may be waiting for an estimated one million taxpayers who did not file a federal income tax return for 2011, the Internal Revenue Service announced. To collect the money, these taxpayers must file a...

 

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