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Articles from the April 14, 2015 edition

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Winter Park Villas have developer and residents disagreeing

The latest and final revision of the Winter Park Villas by Cipriani Studios is set to decrease the number of single-family homes from 27 to 20 and include three new street extensions to be built off...

 

Commander assures block watch help is on the way for Zone 3

A big auto heist, a man hiding 36 bags of heroin in the crotch of his pants, and a rise in copper stolen from abandoned buildings. These were among the crimes police described in Carrick and Overbrook at the communities’ block watch meeting on...

 

Real estate transactions for issue of 04-14-15

16th Ward Robert Felix et al. to Jacob Smith at 3127 Josephine St. for $184,000. Pittsburgh City to Allan and Jennifer Schweitzer at 420 McManus St. for $200 (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $10,560). 18th Ward Pittsburgh City to...

 

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 53/15 on...

 

What planning genius?

I would like to know who the traffic planning genius was that came up with the idea of making it illegal to turn left onto 18th Street off of Josephine Street. Obviously, it was someone who has very little knowledge of how traffic flows through the...

 

Healthy Ride Bike Share Program will have locations in South Side

Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield and Allegheny Health Network will serve as the title sponsors of Healthy Ride, a new bike sharing system in Pittsburgh. Through the program, 500 bikes will be placed at 50 stations throughout the city, from Oakland,...

 

URA to reduce energy consumption by 80 percent in SouthSide Works garages

The Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh (URA) is partnering with Green Building Alliance (GBA) to allocate approximately $1 million for lighting upgrades at the five URA parking garages, located at SouthSide Works and the Pittsburgh...

 

Applications now available for city and county Learn and Earn program

Applications for the 2015 Learn and Earn program are now available online. Completed applications for the summer youth employment initiative must be submitted in person byApril 30 at various locations throughout the county and city. “By working tog...

 

Annual Spring Clean-Up in South Side

The annual Spring Clean-Up sponsored by Duquesne University’s Spiritan Campus Ministry will join with community volunteers to spruce up South Side on Saturday, April 18 from 9:30 a.m. to noon. Volunteers will gather on Duquesne’s Mellon Patio...

 

Guided walks of South Side Park weekly

The South Side Slopes Neighborhood Association is hosting twice weekly guided walks through South Side Park. The free guided walks, weather permitting, take place on Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. and Sundays at 1 p.m. The walks are suitable for people of...

 

Beltzhoover block watch

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

 

City releases new interactive paving website

For the first time in city history, the projected plan for the entire paving season - approximately 44 miles - is available to the public via the new Department of Public Works Street Paving Program website, http://pittsburghpa.gov/dpw/street-paving-...

 

Mayor issues Executive Order on complete streets policy for city

Mayor William Peduto announced the city’s commitment to adopt a complete streets policy for Pittsburgh’s public rights of way. The mayor issued an Executive Order calling on the City Planning director to work with all city departments,...

 

City Theatre hosts 21st annual Frankel Awards Ceremony

City Theatre hosted the 21st annual Frankel Awards on Tuesday, April 7, , to celebrate the achievements of artist Carlyn Aquiline and community leader Iris Amper Walker. Named in honor of Robert M. Frankel, a cultural leader and City Theatre...

 

Learn to take care of trees at the Carrick Branch Library

Spring is here and the flowers are trees are beginning to bloom and bud. Join in at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Carrick branch on Tuesday, April 21 at 5:30 p.m. to learn about the importance of trees and their care, enjoy light refreshments...

 

Super Saturday Sale at St. Piux X Byzantine

 St. Pius X Byzantine Catholic Church, 2336 Brownsville Rd. in Carrick, will be holding its annual Super Saturday Sale on Saturday May 2. A Flea Market will be held in the church basement from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. The Craft and Vendor Show will be held in...

 

ConnectCard online payment website launches this week

Starting April 16, Port Authority riders can manage their ConnectCard accounts online through a new website. The new web feature at ConnectCard.org will allow customers to load and reload fare products and stored cash value on their cards from their...

 

Forum on Scripture

Bishop Vic Cianca of the Western Orthodox Christian Church will host an open forum on Scripture on Friday evenings at 7 p.m. at the Oasis Center, 1912 Brownsville Rd. Carrick. All are welcome to come for a relaxing evening of coffee, desserts, music...

 

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