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Mt. Oliver to change procedures after $22K in unauthorized change orders on handicap ramp project

Lessons learned from unauthorized work, and the need for site inspectors, was a focus of the March 21 Mt. Oliver council meeting, which had borough officials pledging to do better going forward. At issue is the Brownsville Rd. handicap ramps with an...

 

Fresh Fridays starting again on April 8

Fresh Fridays, the free produce distribution on the Hilltop, will resume on Friday, April 8. Eligible households in the 15203, 15210, 15211 and Carrick residents in 15227 zip codes can pick up fresh...

 

Public meetings concerning Liberty Bridge rehabilitation

PennDOT District 11 and the Joseph B. Fay Company are hosting public meetings on Tuesday, April 5 and Wednesday night, April 6 to provide information on the Liberty Bridge Rehabilitation Project. Team members will be on hand to provide project...

 

Zone 3 residents updated on latest projects and programs at Public Safety Council meeting

The Zone 3 Public Safety Council meeting of March 21, began with news of the next spring city-wide public safety meeting. It will be held on April 20 at the Teamsters #2409 Temple, 4701 Butler St., Lawrenceville. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m.,...

 

South Side Church Crawl highlights 'Heart & Soul'

South Side’s faith communities will hold the 2016 Church Crawl on Sunday, April 10, from 1-5 p.m. While the South Side is well-known for its bar crawls and tours, the Church Crawl welcomes people to learn the history of nine churches, view the...

 

No print edition of The Reporter last week

There was no print edition for The South Pittsburgh Reporter on March 29 due to production problems. For the first and only time in more than 40 years, The Reporter was not available from South Pittsburgh area merchants. Publisher William Smith...

 

Real estate transaction by RealStats

16th Ward Interstate Investment Group LLC to Ethan Real Estate LLC at 2400 Charcot St. for $10 (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $8,284). Ethan Real Estate LLC to George Bernard Metz at 2400 Charcot St. for $1 (state deed transfer...

 

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 82/16 on...

 

Housing Court hearings

The following Housing Court cases are scheduled for Tuesday, April 5, at 1:00 p.m. in Magisterial District Judge Richard King’s Courtroom: • Charles Davis and Gayle H. Dobbs, Taft Avenue, 18th Ward, Continued Code 302.4. • Linda Macsurak, 621...

 

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...

 

Phillips K-5 is taking new approach to school discipline this year

Pittsburgh Phillips K-5 has been utilizing a new approach to school discipline this school year. Called Restorative Practices, the approach is being used in an effort to build a safer and more...

 

Open Mic Coffee House at S. Side Presbyterian Church

 The next Open Mic Coffee House at the South Side Presbyterian Church is on Friday, April 8, 7:30 – 9 p.m. People are welcome to share their performing artistry, from music to poetry, dance to drama. Call ahead of time to 412-431-0118 or...

 

Ormsby Rec spring sports

Spring sports are beginning at Ormsby Recreation Center, 79 S. 22nd Street, South Side. Youth Deck Hockey is an eight-week program for boys and girls where they learn the fundamentals of hockey and game play though fun drills and low-competition...

 

Carrick book sale April 8-9

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Carrick, 1811 Brownsville Road, will hold a two day book and bake sale Friday and Saturday, April 8-9, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Proceeds benefit The Friends of the Carrick Library. Call 412-882-3897 for...

 

Lions' Pancake Breakfast on Sunday

The Grand View and Hill top Lions clubs will host their Annual Spring Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, April 10 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Sullivan Hall, 115 Bigham Street in Mount Washington. Cost for the breakfast is $5 for adults and $3 for children...

 

CMU students pitch in to clean up S.S.

The Delta Tau Delta volunteer team of Carnegie Mellon University joined the South Side Slopes Neighborhood Association board members and residents and the South Side Chamber of Commerce On Saturday,...

 

The following ordinances will be considered for adoption at a Regular Meeting of the Mt. Oliver Borough Council

on April 18, 2016 at 7:30 p.m., 150 Brownsville Road – ORDINANCE 954 AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOROUGH OF MT. OLIVER, AMENDING THE POLICE PENSION PLAN. ORDINANCE 955 AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOROUGH OF MT. OLIVER, AMENDING CHAPTER 25 (THE POLICE PENSION...

 

S.S. Chamber's next Happy Hour is Wed., April 13

The next South Side Chamber of Commerce Happy Hour is slated for Wednesday, April 13, 5-7 p.m. at Five Star Dentistry, 1910 East Carson Street. Hosted by Dr. W. Bryan Boak, the Happy Hour is open to Chamber members, business owners, residents and...

 

non-voting Workshop Meeting

The Council of Mt. Oliver Borough will hold a non-voting Workshop Meeting on Wednesday, April 6, 2016 at 7:00 p.m., 150 Brownsville Road...

 

Toastmasters meet in Carrick

Those who have ever wanted to be more comfortable when speaking to customers, co-workers, groups or family are welcome to come to the Carrick Toastmasters Club on the first and third Saturday of each month at 10:15 a.m. at the CLP Carrick Branch and...

 

Let's Speak English group in Carrick

If English is not your native language, join the Let’s Speak English group every Thursday at 5:30 p.m. at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Carrick branch for casual, enjoyable conversation in English. It’s not necessary to bring anything or...

 

Vendors needed in Beltzhoover

The Beltzhoover Neighborhood Council is seeking food vendors, entertainment and sponsors for its Community Day 2016, to be held July16-17. Contact Alvina Vaughan at 412-713-2583, the BNC at 412-586-4533 or email to bnc15210@gmail.com and leave a...

 

Spring Game Day at Spencer

Spring Game Day with lunch and prizes will take place at Spencer United Methodist Church, 117 Spencer Ave. on Saturday, April 9 noon - 3 p.m. Tickets are $15. For reservations, call 412-881-4000....

 

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