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Articles from the May 27, 2014 edition

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Michener walks out of boro council meeting, Sains new vice-pres.

The May 19 meeting of Mt. Oliver council featured a new council member, new council vice-president, and an early exit by council president Billie Michener. The meeting began with Mrs. Michener nominating Councilwoman Barbara Keener for vice-president...

 

So. Pittsburgh area school students design trash cans for litter project

A selected group of Pittsburgh Public School students were invited and encouraged to help in the fight against litter with the City of Pittsburgh, and to have creative and educational fun -- by participating in a pilot awareness campaign, “Litterâ€...

 

Hilltop Community Day Block Party set for May 31

A Hilltop Community Day Block Party is planned for Saturday, May 31 from 1-4 p.m. The 400 block of Brownsville Road will be the site for the third annual Hilltop Community Day. Among the activities planned for the day include: face painting, a Rock...

 

Real Estate transactions for issue of 5/27/14

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...

 

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 187/13 on...

 

City Theatre will present four original plays for MOMENTUM

City Theatre has announced four original plays for MOMENTUM, the theatre’s annual festival of new plays at different stages. This year’s selection features three of City’s favorite alums as well as a distinguished playwright new to Pittsburgh a...

 

South Side entrepreneurs benefit from crowd funded loans

As new entrepreneurs establish businesses in the South Side, Kiva Zip has been helping them access crowd funded loans at 0 percent interest. James Deighan, a lifelong Pittsburgher, founded Orro Fundraising with his business partner Milton Barr. For...

 

Peters Scholarship applications available

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

 

High school students invited to study athletic training at workshop in July

High school students interested in pursuing a sports medicine career or enhancing their athletic training-room skills are invited to attend the 17th annual Student Athletic Training Aide Workshop from July 29 to 31 at The Ellis School, 6425 Fifth Ave...

 

Police look for women in hoagie sale scam

In collaboration with the Brentwood Police Department, the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police is working to identify Carrick residents who have recently placed hoagie orders with a woman who came knocking...

 

St. Vincent graduates

Three hundred thirteen students were awarded bachelor’s or master’s degrees by President Br. Norman W. Hipps, O.S.B., in a traditional public ceremony which recognized the completion of their degree studies at the 168th annual commencement of...

 

Pittsburgh police participating in seat belt enforcement campaign

The Pittsburgh Police department, in partnership with the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, participated in the kick off of NHTSA’s Border to Border Seat Belt Enforcement Campaign on...

 

Vendors wanted for annual Mt. O. car cruise event

Mt. Oliver area businesses and specialty vendors are wanted to participate in the sixth annual Cruisin’ on the Hilltop Street Fair. Festivities include an old-fashioned car cruise, live oldies band, food, kids’ activities and more. Cost is $25...

 

Rosary Rally

Santa Maria Magdalena Rosary Rally, sponsored by Fatima Crusader (Fr. Grunner) will take place in Grandview Park, off Bailey Avenue, on Sunday, June 1 at 5 p.m. There will be Rosary, praise, singing and teaching. For more information, call...

 

IRS, Free File Alliance sign renewal

The Internal Revenue Service and the Free File Alliance have signed a one-year extension for their partnership that makes free tax software available to the nation’s taxpayers. Free File is the free federal tax preparation and e-file service...

 

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