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Articles from the April 12, 2016 edition

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 By Tom Smith    Front Page    April 12, 2016

Allentown highlights Next Three Days, potential new homes

Positive developments in Allentown highlighted the April meeting of the Allentown CDC (ACDC) at the Black Forge Coffee House last week. Siena Kane, Warrington Avenue business district manager, began her short presentation by introducing Jill...

 

Drug-related issues discussed at Carrick/Overbrook Crime Watch

Carrick residents, Zone 3 police officer Christine Luffey, and representatives from Mercy Behavioral Health discussed drug-related issues plaguing the community at the Carrick/Overbrook Crime Watch meeting last Monday in the Concord K5 auditorium....

 

Carrick businesses sponsor free on-site paper shredding

Carrick Business Association (CBA) is sponsoring an on-site shredding day on Saturday, April 16. Shredding will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the parking lots of the Concord Presbyterian Church and Vern’s Electric, 1917 Brownsville Road....

 

Real estate transactions by RealStats

16th Ward Timothy Sanfilippo to West Allen Capital 11 LLC at 18 Holt St. for $77,500. Estate of Helen Isaacs to L3 Holdings Ltd. at 2116 Spring St. for $25,000. Wilmington Savings Fund Society FSB trustee to Primestar Fund 1 TRS Inc. at 2403 Wrights...

 

Upcoming 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 89/16 on...

 

Two men arrested fleeing police after S.S. burglary

Zone 3 Officers were dispatched to Wharton Court in the South Side Flats for a home burglary at 3:30 a.m. April 8. The 36-year-victim called 911 to report he was home when heard noise in his garage and saw his white Chevy Camero being driven out of...

 

Robbery on Brownsville investigated by police

On April 7, at approximately 10 p.m., Zone 3 Officers were sent for a report of an armed street robbery at Brownsville Road and East Agnew Street in Carrick. At the scene, a 35-year-old male victim reported he was walking home. In the 100 block of...

 

Provide your input into URA's maintenance of vacant city lots

GTECH Strategies, in partnership with UrbanKind Institute (Dr. Jamil Bey), Fourth Economy Consulting, Pitt’s University Center on Social Urban Research (UCSUR), A. Phillip Randolph Institute, City Source Associaties, KRJ Contracting, Landforce,...

 
 By Tom Smith    News    April 12, 2016

Improvements to Haberman Corridor an old idea with new life

The following story was printed online only in the March 29, 2016 edition. Improvements to the Haberman Corridor in Beltzhoover and connecting it to Upper McKinley Park are not new ideas, but have been discussed in the neighborhood dating back...

 

Citiparks Farmers' Markets will return beginning May 6

The main opening of the first four of seven Citiparks Farmers’ Markets will be the week of May. Three additional markets will open in June. The hours for the markets, and the charges for farmers and other vendors, will remain the same this year as...

 

The South Pittsburgh SCENE With Brad Palmisiano

More than 100 South Side Flats and Slopes neighbors gathered at the South Side Spring Social to build relationships and make the community stronger. Some residents attending have lived in the South...

 

Beltzhoover Block Watch will meet on Wed., April 27

The monthly meeting of the Lower Beltzhoover Block Watch will be held on Wednesday, April 27 at 29 Sylvania Avenue in the Community Room at 6 p.m. The meeting is not limited to lower Beltzhoover but for everyone. The agenda includes subjects...

 

Volunteers needed to weed, mulch the trees in Carrick

Join the Carrick Tree Tenders and Tree Pittsburgh as they care for the trees along Brownsville Road in Carrick on Tuesday April 19 at 6 p.m. in the Sankey Avenue Parking lot, next to the State Store. Activities will include weeding, mulching,...

 

Flea market and bake sale complements Shred-it event

Concord Presbyterian Church will hold a Flea Market and Bake Sale in conjunction with the Carrick Business Association’s Shred-It Day on April 16 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Flea Market and Bake Sale will be held at 1907 Brownsville Road. Tables and...

 

St. Pius annual flea market, Craft Show is on April 30

St. Pius X Byzantine Catholic Church, 2336 Brownsville Rd. Carrick, will hold its annual Super Saturday Sale, a Craft/Vendor/Flea Market show on April 30. The Craft/Vendor show is held in the auditorium behind the church from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. and the...

 

Spaghetti dinner in Carrick

Concord Presbyterian Church, 1907 Brownsville Road, will hold Spaghetti Dinner on Saturday, April 23 from 4-7 p.m.  The dinner will be held in the downstairs Social Hall. Cost of the dinner is: $9 for adults and $5 for kids-$5. All Proceeds...

 

Columbia Gas to replace pipe on Leticoe Street

Starting this spring, Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania, Inc. will upgrade more than 2,360 feet of underground steel pipe to state-of-the-art plastic pipe on Leticoe Street in the South Side Slopes. “As construction and digging season begin, we remind...

 

Movie screening will benefit St. George preservation society

The St. George Church Preservation Society will present “Roustabout” Starring Elvis Presley and Barbara Stanwyk on Sunday, April 24, at 4 p.m. At the Hollywood Theater, 1449 Potomac Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15216, in Dormont “Roustabout” is...

 

PA Resources Council will host a variety of collection events in 2016

 Mark your 2016 calendar now for dates to drop off a wide variety of materials – ranging from computers and household chemicals to usable building materials and unwanted medications – at upcoming collections sponsored by the Pennsylvania...

 

Harmony Singers annual show April 23

The Harmony Singers of Pittsburgh are celebrating their 50th year entertaining people in the South Hills on Saturday, April 23 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, April 24 at 2:30 p.m., at the Chartiers Valley...

 

The Lion concludes City Theatre season

City Theatre concludes its 41st season with the hit one-man musical, The Lion, written and performed by Benjamin Scheuer, on the Main Stage, May 14 – June 5. The production, directed by Sean Daniels, was named one of the “Top Ten Theatre...

 

Party with stormtroopers at CSC 21+ Sci-Fi night

Carnegie Science Center’s next no-kids night will explore the science behind science fiction with hands-on activities and special shows. 21+ Sci-Fi will be held on Friday, April 15, from 6-10 p.m. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the...

 

Zone 3 crime alerts

The following are the Part I crimes for the week of: April 4, 2016 thru April 10, 2016. Duquesne Heights (1911) Mt. Washington (1903, 1914, 1915, 1807) Stolen Auto – 20 blk. Cushman St. – 4/9 at 1:21 PM – Reporting person states he was working...

 

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