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South Side takes first steps to create a new resident watch group

The new public safety/code compliance initiative of the South Side Community Council (SSSCC) will be its own version of the successful Oakwatch, and with a name all its own. After city and university representatives agree on a date for a first meetin...

 

Mount residents updated on status of welcome signs for District 2

Plans to place new welcome signs at the entrances of City Council District 2 neighborhoods as well as updates on the Olympia Park building restoration were the focus of last Thursday’s MWCDC Community Forum. Cultural District 2, a new community...

 

Real estate transactions by RealStats

16th Ward Robert Swope to L3 Holdings Ltd. at 2313 Cobden St. for $42,500. Bethany Roxby to Ryan Hendrix at 2322 Eccles St. for $25,000. 17th Ward Federal National Mortgage Assn. to Brian Dormer at 425 Cabot Way for $35,000. Mary Bielich et al. to...

 

City of Pittsburgh 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 70/16 on...

 

Housing Court hearings

The following Housing Court cases are scheduled for Tuesday, March 22, at 1:00 p.m. in Magisterial District Judge Richard King’s Courtroom: • Ralph DeGregory, 952 Industry Street, 18th Ward, Continued Codes 307.1, 302.4, 302.3, 304.10. •...

 

Holy Week Services

First Lutheran Church First Lutheran Church, downtown, will host the German community of Pittsburgh for worship on Good Friday, March 25, at 10 a.m. The Rev. Horst H. Bandle, a native of Germany, will preside over the liturgy of Holy Communion and...

 

Easter Egg Dive Saturday at the Oliver Bath House

A wet, wild non-traditional Easter Egg hunt will take place on Saturday, March 26 at Oliver Bath House from 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. followed by family swim from 2:30 – 3 p.m. The Citiparks “Easter Egg Dive” for children 18 months to 12 years old...

 

New homes, St. George on Allentown agenda

The next community meeting of the Allentown Community Development Corp. will be on Tuesday, April 5, 6 p.m. at the Black Forge Coffee House, 1206 Arlington Avenue. The agenda will include updates from the St. George Church Preservation Society and...

 

South Side Spring Fling benefits South Side parks

South Side Residents - Slopes and Flats, east and west are invited to welcome in spring at the Third Annual South Side Spring Social at Steel Cactus, 19th and Carson. Say hello to old and new neighbors while enjoying good food and a cash bar while...

 

Diaper Bank will open at the Trinity Church

Trinity Lutheran Church, 601 Brownsville Road, will be a Diaper Bank distribution center beginning Saturday, March 26. From 9 a.m. -11 a.m., parents can come in and pick up diapers, wipes and ointment for their child. Parents should bring their...

 

Street sweeping begins April 4, changes coming to South Pgh.

The City of Pittsburgh 2016 Street Sweeping Program will begin on Monday, April 4 and run through Wednesday, Nov. 30. The South Pittsburgh communities of Allentown, Carrick and South Side will experience the following changes in 2016: • Streets...

 

Slippery Rock Dean's List

South Pittsburgh area students were among those earning Dean’s List honors at Slippery Rock University for the fall 2015 semester. Area students earning the honors included: Joseph B. Wagner, Marcus R. Kernan, Courtney J. Thornton, Lauren R....

 

Camp Cadet program registering

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....

 

Pittsburgh to get assistance to upgrade steps citywide

Pittsburgh is one of four cities selected to join an expanded effort to help speed the adoption of leading local government innovations. Pittsburgh will join St. Paul, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C. as part of the effort. Urban leaders in...

 

City debuts new customer service app, improvements to 311

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....

 

St. John Bosco girls win Section, Diocesan Championship

The St. John Bosco Academy Varsity basketball girls team has made history for the 2015-2016 basketball season. The girls, coached by Ian Barrett and Mark Bernotas, were undefeated and won the Section...

 

New stuffed animals collected by city, police

The City of Pittsburgh and the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police are joining together in an effort to collect stuffed animals for children affected by emergencies. “We are launching this effort today so that Pittsburgh Police and other emergency...

 

Zone 3 Community Crime Alerts

The following are the Part I crimes for the week of: March 14, 2016 thru March 20, 2016. Duquesne Heights (1911) Theft from Person – 400 blk. Augusta St. – 3/19 at 2:56 AM – Victim states someone took 20 pills from a prescription bottle. There...

 

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