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Blockwatch learns process for reporting child abuse, neglect

A presentation from Allegheny County Children, Youth and Families (CYF) in conjunction with a monthly crime report was the focus of this month’s Carrick / Overbrook Crime watch meeting in the Concord K5 auditorium. Following several reports of...

 

New school teaches coding skills and more to students in Allentown

Pittsburgh will begin to see an influx of new web developers following the recent opening of Allentown's Academy Pittsburgh, a free coding school promoting a curriculum centered around the...

 

Real estate transactions by RealStats

16th Ward Ryan Reese to Jason Gmuer at 2512 Burham St. for $136,000. Federal National Mortgage Assn. to Michael Yearick at 23 Keibs Way for $26,500. 17th Ward Estate of Frances Hucko to South Shore Properties LLC at 1917 Mary St. for $160,000....

 

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 150/16 on...

 

Housing Court hearings

The following Housing Court cases are scheduled for Tuesday, May 10, at 1:00 p.m. in Magisterial District Judge Richard King’s Courtroom: • Faye McFall, 410 Knox Avenue, 18th Ward, Codes 307.1, 302.4, 301.3. • Andrea O’Donnell, 113 Diart...

 
 By Tom Smith    Obituaries    May 10, 2016

Roberta Stackawitz, long-time community leader

A "remarkable wife" is the way Harry Stackawitz would describe his wife, Roberta, Gene Ricciardi recalled. Mr. Ricciardi said he met Harry Stackawitz in the 70s, a decade before he met Roberta, and...

 

Citiparks Farmers' Market in South Side opens today

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

 

Local filmmaker's short films to screen at Pittsburgh Filmmakers

Steve “Stevo” Parys’ newest short films, Lightheaded and Breakage, will screen on Tuesday, May 10 at the Pittsburgh Filmmakers’ Film Kitchen’s Melwood Screening Room in Oakland. A reception starts at 7 p.m., with Mr. Parys’ films, along...

 

Lower Beltzhoover block watch meets

The monthly meeting of the Lower Beltzhoover Block Watch will be held on Wednesday, May 25, at 29 Sylvania Ave in the Community Room at 6 p.m. The meeting is not limited to lower Beltzhoover residents but is open to everyone. The agenda includes...

 

Spring yard waste curbside collection takes place in the city this Saturday

The Department of Public Works Bureau of Environmental Services will be collecting yard debris from all residents in a special curbside collection on Saturday, May 14. Leaves, branches four inches in diameter or less, brush and grass yard waste will...

 

Brashear hosts Remake Learning event at the Allentown Learning and Engagement Center

Over the past ten years, the greater Pittsburgh region has created a national model for learning innovation known as the Remake Learning Network. National leaders will converge in Pittsburgh May 9-15 for Remake Learning Days, a w...

 

Apply now for Peters scholarship at Brashear

Applications for the Charles and Georgina Peters Scholarship are now available. This annual award is presented by The Brashear Associaiton at its awards luncheon, Bravo, Brashear!, held in the fall. The Peters Scholarship is given to an individual...

 

Open Mic night Friday at the South Side Presbyterian Church

The next Open Mic Coffee House at the South Side Presbyterian Church is on Friday, May 13, 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 to perform or...

 

Suggestions needed for names of the Emerald View Park trails

The Mount Washington Community Development Corporation is working with the City of Pitts burgh to develop name recommendations for the Emerald View Park trail system, with feedback from the community and park users. Trail names are important for...

 

Small MAC Grants available for middle school teachers

In recognition of National Teacher Appreciation Week, McDonald’s restaurants are launching the 22nd annual MAC Grants program to help area middle school teachers Make Activities Count for their students. The MAC Grants program provides financial su...

 

PA Resources Council will conduct composting, rain barrel workshops

 The Pennsylvania Resources Council has announced its Spring 2016 schedule of workshops to take place in May and June at several locations in Allegheny County. Backyard Composting Workshops will take place on: Saturday, May 14, from 10:30 a.m. –...

 

Outdoor exercise stations installed

Ten outdoor exercise stations have been, or are being installed, at eight of Allegheny County’s parks as part of the county’s continuing effort to help residents through its Live Well Allegheny campaign. The stations, located adjacent to major...

 

Zone 3 Community Crime Alerts

The following are the Part I crimes for the week of: May 2, 2016 thru May 9, 2016. Duquesne Heights (1911) Theft from Vehicle – 500 blk. Sweet Briar St. – between 5/1 at 10:00 PM and 5/2 at 8:00 AM – Victims states someone entered into her...

 

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