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Articles from the May 17, 2016 edition

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 By Margaret L. Smykla    Front Page    May 17, 2016

Planning forum discusses ongoing South Side projects

The May 10 meeting of the South Side Planning Forum began with the monthly report of the Development Review Committee (DRC) as there were no presentations. DRC Chair Tracy Myers reported that the Giant Eagle on Wharton St. is undergoing renovation,...

 
 By Margaret L. Smykla    Front Page    May 17, 2016

Gas line work coming to Slopes

The May 10 general meeting of the South Side Slopes Neighborhood Association (SSSNA) featured details of the upcoming pipeline replacement project in the Slopes by Peoples Natural Gas. The targeted areas are: Stella St.; Barry St.; top of Mission...

 
 By Austin Vaught    Front Page    May 17, 2016

Carrick updated on library options, opening of Dairy District market

Last Monday’s Carrick Community Council (CCC) meeting provided several updates on local developments including plans for the Carrick Library, the opening of the Dairy District Open Market, and efforts to improve the Carrick business district. The...

 
 Real Estate    May 17, 2016

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....

 
 Front Page    May 17, 2016

Housing Court hearings

The following Housing Court cases are scheduled for Tuesday, May 24, at 10:30 a.m. in Magisterial District Judge Richard King’s Courtroom: • Daniel Davisson, 11 Charles Street, Mt. Oliver Boro, Codes 304.6, 304.7, 301.3, 304. • John Nichol,...

 
 Government    May 17, 2016

Upcoming Pgh. 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...

 
 Lifestyles    May 17, 2016

The South Pittsburgh SCENE With Brad Palmisiano

The 25th Annual Historic South Side House Tour featured ten homes spread throughout the South Side Flats and Slopes. A little rain didn't stop nearly 500 people from enjoying their day in the...

 
 News    May 17, 2016

Pre-Memorial Day services planned

The South Side and Hilltop Memorial Day Parade Committee has scheduled several services prior to and in preparation for Memorial Day. Volunteers will be placing wreaths at the following cemeteries: Serbian, St. Michael’s, St. Joseph’s, St....

 
 News    May 17, 2016

Learn more about joining SSCC Board

The South Side Community Council will hold an informational meeting at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 25 at Brashear Association, 2005 Sarah Street, for South Side residents who might be interested in becoming board members. Board member responsibilities...

 
 News    May 17, 2016

Carrick High alumni to honor 20 at the 21st annual luncheon

The Carrick High Alumni Sports Hall of Fame will honor 20 coaches and athletes at its 21st Annual Inductions on Sunday, May 22. They will join 38 coaches who brought championships to Carrick High in seven major sports and 116 individuals who starred...

 
 News    May 17, 2016

Readshaw honors Carrick wrestlers

State Rep. Harry Readshaw has presented a Pennsylvania House of Representative citation to the Pittsburgh Carrick High School wrestling team, the 2016 Pittsburgh Public School City League Class AAA...

 
 Meetings    May 17, 2016

Mount forum this Thursday

The Mount Washington Community Development Corporation’s May Community Forum, originally scheduled for May 19, has been rescheduled to Thursday, May 26 at the Mount Washington Senior Center, 122 Virginia Avenue....

 
 News    May 17, 2016

Carey Harris leaving A+ Schools for PA Early Learing Investment Comm.

 After 12 years with A+ Schools, Carey A. Harris, Executive Director, will be leaving to run the Pennsylvania Early Learning Investment Commission. During her tenure, she grew the organization into a powerful force for educational equity and...

 
 Kids    May 17, 2016

T-Ball sign ups for boys, girls at Ormsby Rec

Ormsby Recreation Center will hold a T-Ball program for boys and girls ages 3-6 years old on Fridays from 6-7 p.m. The program begins May 20 and runs until July 8. Children will learn the fundamentals of baseball, including hitting, catching,...

 
 News    May 17, 2016

This year's Spring Redd Up removes 500 tons of litter

Reports from communities for area Redd Ups in March, April and May indicate spring cleanups attracted 22,500 to 25,000 volunteers who removed 450 to 500 tons of litter. An estimated 450 to 500 communities in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County and beyond...

 
 News    May 17, 2016

Bill would require a fiscal impact study of all new city legislation

Mayor William Peduto’s Office of Management and Budget has introduced good government legislation that will require all bills and executive orders introduced by Pittsburgh City Council or the Mayor’s Office to have fiscal impact studies attached...

 
 News    May 17, 2016

Got a quirky house? HNE is looking for you

High Noon Entertainment (HNE) is looking for homeowners who love the uniqueness of their home, but have no idea what to do or where to start to bring their outdated house back to life. HNE, along with a major cable network are coming to Pittsburgh...

 
 News    May 17, 2016

Volunteers welcome to help Grandview Park playground

The Mount Washington Community Development Corporation’s Grandview Park playground beautification project, sponsored through a the City of Pittsburgh Love Your Block Grant, has been rescheduled to Saturday, May 21. The event will start at 10 a.m....

 
 Entertainment    May 17, 2016

City Theatre Momentum series will feature four plays in different stages

City Theatre has announced the lineup for the theatre’s annual Momentum: New Plays at Different Stages Festival, June 2-5. This year’s Momentum series will feature exclusive presentations of works by Liza Birkenmeier (Carnegie Mellon Drama...

 
 Entertainment    May 17, 2016

Harmony Singers will perform at Carnegie Hall in New York

On May 28, the Harmony Singers of Pittsburgh will join six choirs from Arizona, Georgia, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Jersey, Texas, and Washington at Carnegie Hall in New York City to perform a concert featuring co-conductor Mark Hayes conducting...

 
 Public Safety    May 17, 2016

Zone 3 community crime alerts

The following are the Part I crimes for the week of: May 9, 2016 thru May 16, 2016. Duquesne Heights (1911) Mt. Washington (1903, 1914, 1915, 1807) Theft from Vehicle – 800 blk. Southern Ave. – between 5/11 at 9:00 PM and 5/12 at 6:32 AM –...