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Articles from the January 31, 2017 edition

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Grassroots effort begins to revitalize East Carson Street

South Side stakeholders, residents and business owners, have been meeting with city and state officials for the past five months to explore revitalization strategies for East Carson Street. The group was encouraged by PennDOT’s plan to repave East...

 

McKinley Park concepts and timeline outlined to community for feedback

Initial concepts and a timeline for the redesign of McKinley Park were presented at the first in a series of community feedback meetings last Wednesday at the McKinley Park shelter on Delmont Avenue...

 

Former boro councilman fired from public works job

A three-minute special voting meeting of the Mt. Oliver Borough Council interrupted by a 45-minute non-public executive session resulted in the termination of a borough public works employee. Council vice-president Nick Viglione presided over the...

 

When Tony Pankowski went to camp

My parents were both born on South Side. Tarr was from the Flats, Tony was from the Slopes. They met when they were teenagers at a Brashear dance around 1933-34 when she would have been 18 and he was...

 

This week's South Pittsburgh area Housing Court hearings

Housing Court cases are updated frequently, check for updates at www.sopghreporter.com. The following Housing Court case is scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 1, at 1:00 p.m. in District Magisterial Judge James Motznik’s courtroom: • Kevin Biber, 205...

 

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 7/17 on...

 

Historic review hearings

The Historic Review Commission of Pittsburgh has scheduled the following hearings in the East Carson Street Historic District for 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 1, following Internal Business beginning at 12:30 p.m. 2132 E. Carson Street, Dive Bar &...

 

Real estate transactions by RealStats

16th Ward Mary Pavlik estate et al. to Benjamin and Danitza Nicklow at 3224 Harcum Way for $68,000. Marco Cardamone to Terence Sullivan at 2838 Mary St. for $192,000. AG Real Estate LLC to Mia Bucchi at 2316 Mission St. for $129,000. Adele Kassler...

 

Planning Commission proposes text amendment

The City of Pittsburgh Planning Commission has initiated a Zoning Code Text amendment, proposing amendments to the Residential Compatibility and Operational Performance sections of the Zoning Code in order to provide clear, reasonable and enforceable...

 

NOTICE OF INTENT TO ADOPT "THE MT. OLIVER PLAN"

The Borough Council of the Borough of Mt. Oliver, Allegheny County, will hold a public hearing and consider the adoption of the “Mt. Oliver Plan” the Borough’s comprehensive plan pursuant to the Municipalities Planning Code on Monday, February...

 

Police investigating shooting of man in Knoxville Jan. 25

Zone 3 Officers were sent to an area of Jucunda Street in Knoxville for the report of shots fired at approximately 11:39 a.m. on January 25. Shortly after, a 21-year-old man with a gunshot wound walked into UPMC Mercy Hospital. According to police,...

 

Columbia Gas replacing gas lines in S.S. Slopes, Arlington

Natural gas customers in the Arlington and South Side Slopes will soon be part of a Columbia Gas infrastructure replacem ent project. Affected streets include: Arlington Avenue, Freemont Street, St. Patrick Street, Marcus Way and South 18th Street...

 

Mayor Peduto appoints Schubert police chief

Mayor William Peduto has appointed Acting Police Chief Scott Schubert as the Chief of the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police. Chief Schubert, of Brookline, has been a Pittsburgh police officer for 24 years. He has served as Assistant Chief for the...

 

Uber to offer free rides to women's centert and shelter clients for a year

Pittsburgh City Councilman Dan Gilman has announced a partnership with Uber and the Women’s Center and Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh to provide free rides for victims of domestic violence to the shelter.  “Pittsburgh is home to thriving...

 

Lifestone Church Free Market slated for Sunday, Feb. 19

The next Lifestone Church Free Market will take place on Sunday, Feb. 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...

 

Volunteers needed for litter pick up in Carrick on Feb. 18

Volunteers are needed for a Carrick litter pick up on Saturday, Feb. 18. Those interested in helping should meet at the corner of Sankey and Brownsville Road at 9 a.m. Volunteeers will work until noon. Gloves, bags, breakfast and coffee are...

 

Rep. Wheatley arranges for screening of 'Hidden Figures'

State Rep. Jake Wheatley, D-Allegheny, is partnering with the Pittsburgh Public Schools, The Hill District Education Council, The SouthSide Works Cinemas and members of the local residential and business communities to enable more than 200 high...

 

Cafe Scientifique will discuss carbon capture

Is it possible to reduce the impact of fossil fuel-based power plants on the environment? At Carnegie Science Center’s next Café Scientifique, engineering professor Christopher Wilmer will discuss the technology designed to capture harmful...

 

Sleepovers promise fun at the Science Center

Visitors who love Carnegie Science Center don’t have to let the sun go down on science fun. The Science Center’s Spring Sleepover schedule offers science fans the chance to experience a night at the museum. Science Sleepovers are an opportunity f...

 

WHAA baseball, softball sign-ups for boys and girls

Washington Heights Athletic Assoc. will hold baseball and softball sign-ups boys and girls ages 5-18. Sign-ups will take place on Feb. 2 from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Eagles Club (at the WHAA Board Meeting), 853 Boggs Avenue, second floor. Also, on...

 

Sign up to play baseball or softball in Carrick at Phillips

Carrick Youth Athletic Association baseball/softball registration will take place at the Phillips Park Recreation Center. Registration will take place on February 4 and 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; March 4 and 11 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and March 16...

 

Zone 3 community crime alerts for January 23-29

The following are the Part I crimes for the week of: January 23 to January 29. Duquesne Heights (1911) Burglary – 100 blk. Sweetbriar St. - between 1/12/17 at 12 PM and 1/23/17 at 2 PM – victim discovered a shotgun was stolen from his home while...

 

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