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Articles from the April 9, 2013 edition

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 By Sarah Beth Martin    Front Page    April 9, 2013

Residents learn first-hand benefits of block watches

“Wise men learn more from fools than fools from the wise.” An ancient Roman statesman, Cato the Elder, wrote these words centuries ago, but the adage still rings true, as evidenced at the April 1 meeting of the Carrick/Overbrook Block Watch....

 
 Front Page    April 9, 2013

Fresh Friday produce distribution on April 12

Area residents may qualify for free produce to be distributed on the Hilltop. Eligible households in the 15203, 15210, 15211 and Carrick residents in 15227 zip codes can pick up fresh produce from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. on Friday, April 12. No...

 
 Front Page    April 9, 2013

Hilltop kids build their own touch screen kiosk at computer center

For Hilltop kids who once had no idea how to turn on a computer, building a touch-screen computer kiosk from scratch seemed like an impossible dream. But 15 kids from Pittsburgh’s Hilltop Computer...

 
 Government    April 9, 2013

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 60/13 on...

 
 Public Safety    April 9, 2013

43 arrested in Carrick drug investigation

A nearly year-long investigation in Carrick by Pittsburgh police has resulted in the arrest of 43 individuals on drug related charges. Based on Carrick resident complaints, surveillance, and simple...

 
 Real Estate    April 9, 2013

Real estate transactions for issue of 4/9/13

16th Ward Wayne Jones to PNC Bank NA at 2627 Patterson St. for $1,675 by sheriff’s deed. 17th Ward John McCloskey to Millcreek Processing at 1 Crossman St. for $100,000. John McCloskey to Millcreek Processing at 5 Crossman St. for $80,000. Brian...

 
 News    April 9, 2013

Rudiak tapped as state director of Young Elected Officials Network

Councilwoman Natalia Rudiak, 33, has been appointed the new state director for the Young Elected Officials Network, a national organization devoted to recruiting and supporting young elected officials at the local, state and national levels of govern...

 
 News    April 9, 2013

Allentown teaming with Slopes to clean Arlington

The Allentown Community Development Corp. and the South Side Slopes Neighborhood Assoc. will be teaming up on April 20 to clean up and beautify Arlington Avenue. Volunteers are asked to meet at 9 a.m. at the billboard near Newton Street. In addition...

 
 Public Safety    April 9, 2013

Overbrook men arrested for downtown shooting

Pittsburgh Bureau of Police homicide detectives have charged two Overbrook men involved in a shooting in downtown Pittsburgh in the 300 block of Fifth Avenue on Friday, April 5. Hassan Howze, 22, was...

 
 News    April 9, 2013

Beltzhoover, Knoxville clean-ups on April 20

Beltzhoover and Knoxville will be holding Spring Clean-Ups on Saturday, April 20 from 9 a.m. to noon. Volunteers for the Beltzhoover clean-up will meet at Venson Park, corner of Gearing Avenue and Chalfont Street. Contact Nicole at 412-287-7847 for...

 
 News    April 9, 2013

Free dinner in Beltzhoover at Warrington Rec. April 19

The Beltzhoover Civic Association (BCA) will continue its Feed the Community Campaign with a free dinner for all Hilltop residents on Friday, April 19, 6 p.m. at the Warrington Recreation Center, 329 East Warrington Avenue. April’s dinner is...

 
 Health    April 9, 2013

Focus group will meet at the Community Heathcare Ctr.

The Hilltop Community Healthcare Center, 317 Climax Street, will hold a focus group at the center on Wednesday, April 10 at 6 p.m. Community members, parents and interested parties are welcome to come in for a discussion and listening group. The...

 
 News    April 9, 2013

Hot Metal Hullabaloo benefits local services

The Hot Metal Bridge Faith Community is throwing a party on Saturday, April 20 from 7:30-10:30 p.m. For the price of admission guests will enjoy food, drinks, live music, and the opportunity to bid on unique items in a silent auction. It will all...

 
 News    April 9, 2013

Ceramics to start up at the Market House

The Market House Senior Center has moved back into its original home, the newly renovated Market House at 12th and Bingham streets. A fun filled April calendar full of trips, classes, parties and other activities is planned. They will be reopening...

 
 News    April 9, 2013

Super Saturday Sale on April 20 at St. Pius X

St. Pius X Byzantine Catholic Church, 2336 Brownsville Rd. in Carrick, is holding its annual Super Saturday Sale, a craft, vendor, and flea market show on Saturday, April 20 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.  The vendor/craft show will be held in the church...

 
 Meetings    April 9, 2013

Beltzhoover block watch

Lower Beltzhoover Block Watch meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 24 at 29 Sylvania Ave in the Community Room at 6 p.m. For additional information, contact the Block Watch Captain at 412-381-7235....

 
 News    April 9, 2013

Carnegie Library expands hours in branches

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh customers will now have greater access to programs, computers, materials and facilities. Beginning the week of April 14, most Pittsburgh library locations will have expanded hours, opening more evenings, and, for the...

 
 Meetings    April 9, 2013

Get updates on the new proposed Hilltop library

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh is holding a meeting to provide updates and discussion on the potential new library along Brownsville Road. The meeting, on Saturday, April 27, from 10-11:30 a.m. at Temple Baptist Church, 743 Brownsville Road, will...

 
 News    April 9, 2013

Mount library offering family programing

Beginning the week of April 14, all of The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh neighborhood locations will be increasing their hours of operation. The Mount Washington branch, 315 Grandview Avenue, will be open on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from...

 
 News    April 9, 2013

Spaghetti dinner benefits ballet

The Mid-Atlantic Contemporary Ballet Company will hold a spaghetti dinner and Chinese auction fundraising event, sponsored by and held at St. John the Baptist Byzantine Catholic Church, on Sunday, April 21 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Proceeds from the...

 
 News    April 9, 2013

Book Sale at Carrick Library

The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Friends of the Carrick Library will hold a week-long book sale April 22-27. Adult, teen and children’s material will be priced to sell. The sale will begin at 10 a.m. every day and extend to 4:30 p.m. on Monday,...

 
 News    April 9, 2013

Movies and Martinis benefits Women in Film and Media

Women in Film and Media’s “Movies and Martinis” will be an evening brimming with fun, excitement, and opportunity. The event will be held at the historical Hollywood Theater, 1449 Potomac Avenue in Dormont, on April 24. Doors will open at 6 p.m...

 
 News    April 9, 2013

Earth Girls Are Easy benefits Hollywood Theater digital projection campaign

The Hollywood Theater in Dormont goes back to the 80s on April 13 with a special event to benefit the theater’s digital projection fundraising campaign. The evening features a screening of the 1988 sci-fi comedy “Earth Girls Are Easy”, which...

 
 News    April 9, 2013

Wabash Tunnel to close for repairs

The Wabash Tunnel will close completely for 3-4 weeks beginning Monday, April 15 at 6 a.m. so Port Authority contractors may begin installation of new traffic control gates. This work will help restore inbound access to the tunnel, which has been...