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Articles from the May 20, 2014 edition

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 By Margaret L. Smykla    Front Page    May 20, 2014

Services planned at South Side and Hilltop monuments on Memorial Day

On May 5, 1868, the Grand Army of the Republic, which was an organization of Union veterans from the Civil War, established Decoration Day for the nation to decorate the graves of fallen soldiers. The first large observance that year was held at...

 
 By Margaret L. Smykla    Front Page    May 20, 2014

Marina plans move forward for the SouthSide Works

A brief update on the pending South Side marina was the sole presentation at the May 13 meeting of the South Side Planning Forum. The project has been seven to eight years in the works, said Mabon Lichtenfels, vice-president of construction and...

 
 By Sarah Beth Martin    Front Page    May 20, 2014

MWCDC reveals renovated house, addresses area car break-in concerns

"We can't help you unless we know you need help," Officer Christine Luffey told Mt. Washington residents last Thursday evening. "If you or someone you know has been the victim of a crime, or if you...

 
 By Sarah Beth Martin    Front Page    May 20, 2014

Mt. Washington CDC names Manspeizer director

Sometimes, after you search everywhere, you discover what you've been looking for has been right in front of you the whole time... This was the sentiment felt round the Mt. Washington Community...

 
 Government    May 20, 2014

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 121 on...

 
 Government    May 20, 2014

Housing Court hearings

The following Housing Court cases are scheduled for Thursday, May 22, at 10:00 a.m. in Magisterial District Judge Eugene Ricciardi’s Courtroom: • Amanda J. and Kevin Michael Beamon, 2809 Cobden Street, 16th Ward, Code 307.1. • Magdalena...

 
 News    May 20, 2014

Memorial Day services set for South Side, and the Hilltop

The South Side Hill Top Memorial Day Parade Committee will hold Memorial Day services this weekend to commemorate their comrades and remember those who sacrificed for their country. Representatives from the Parade Committee, in lieu of a parade as...

 
 News    May 20, 2014

Plants disappearing from garden in Mt. Oliver City neighborhood

Suzanne Photos, Mt. Oliver City/St. Clair Block Watch coordinator, reported first that three daisy bushes have been stolen from the flower bed at Cresswell and Mountain in the early afternoon on April 11. She arrived just in time to see a woman in a...

 
 News    May 20, 2014

Clean Pittsburgh report

The Clean Pittsburgh Commission (CPC), a commission of the City of Pittsburgh, has released its 2013 Annual Report. The CPC’s report reviews the status of quality of life issues as of 2013 in the city, including litter prevention and recycling...

 
 News    May 20, 2014

St. Clair Village reunion

The St. Clair Village Reunion Committee is planning a weekend full of activities for its annual reunion. The festivities begin with a Get Together for ages 30 and up on Friday, July 25 from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. at CJ’s, 2901 Penn Avenue in the Strip...

 
 Meetings    May 20, 2014

Mt. O. City Block Watch meets Thursday, May 22

The next Mount Oliver City/ St. Clair Block Watch will meet on Thursday, May 22 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the St. John Vianney Parish Center, 823 Climax Street, enter through the parking lot. Councilman Corey O’Connor will attend and speak on the...

 
 Real Estate    May 20, 2014

Real Estate transactions for issue of 5/20/14

16th Ward Sharon Smith to Bullychild Redevelopment LLC at 325 Bassler St. for $7,500 (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $36,100) by sheriff’s deed. Shawn Fay Jr. to Dustin Clausing at 2112 Carey Way for $235,000. Kelly Ann Murdock to...

 
 News    May 20, 2014

City going social with Nextdoor.com

The City of Pittsburgh is partnering with Nextdoor (www.nextdoor.com), the private social network for neighborhoods, to improve citywide and neighbor-to-neighbor communications. Led by Mayor Peduto, this integration with Nextdoor aims to enable the...

 
 News    May 20, 2014

Drew Miller graduates from DU

Drew Paul Miller has graduated from Duquesne University with a Bachelor of Science, Nursing degree. Drew, a graduate of Seton LaSalle High School, is the son of Sue and Dean Miller of Bon Air and grandson of Jean and Wayne Miller of Mount Oliver...

 
 Health    May 20, 2014

Comment on Health Dept. restaurant grading plan

The Allegheny County Board of Health is seeking public comments on a proposed restaurant grading plan and revisions to the Health Department’s food safety regulations. The comment period runs for 30 days, ending June 12. The restaurant grading...

 
 News    May 20, 2014

Three people shot on Hilltop

Three people were shot overnight on May 16 in an incident currently under investigation by the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Homicide Squad. Police believe the shootings, which occurred at two locations, involved two people who were shooting at each...

 
 News    May 20, 2014

Health Department offers free home inspections to eligible owners/renters

The Allegheny County Health Department is offering eligible homeowners and renters free inspections that identify health and safety hazards and offer recommendations on how to make their homes healthier. The Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning Program,...

 
 News    May 20, 2014

Mayor wants to Beautify the Burg

Mayor William Peduto was in South Side last week to announce the city's volunteer litter initiative has been renamed "Beautify Our 'Burgh" and will receive new signage. Formerly called "Redd Up...

 
 News    May 20, 2014

Emmaus celebrates 25 years

The Emmaus Community of Pittsburgh is celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2014. In May, they did so with the help of key community members and elected officials at the Emmaus Kentucky Derby Gala & 25th Anniversary Celebration. More than 250 people...