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Articles from the March 14, 2017 edition

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 By Tom Smith    Front Page    March 14, 2017

Mayor provides updates on state of the city at Allentown meeting

Mayor William Peduto visited the March Allentown CDC meeting at the Allentown Senior Center last week to provide a few updates about what was happening "Downtown." He began by saying when the latest...

 

South Side parking meters will be enforced 'til midnight on weekends

Drivers coming to South Side will have to dig a little deeper in their pockets to continue to park at metered spaces on Friday and Saturday nights beginning this Friday, March 17 at 6 p.m. The South...

 

Police ask for volunteers for program in Carrick

Zone 3 police are seeking community volunteers for a new pilot program that will help document and map the locations of all surveillance cameras within the South Pittsburgh neighborhoods. The concept was presented to the Carrick community by Zone 3...

 

Real estate transactions by RealStats

16th Ward Sean Auth to Valor Pittsburgh L.P. at 3107 Harcum Way for $107,418. Pittsburgh Real Estate Team Inc. to Kevin O’Laughlin at 2432 Patterson St. for $118,000. 17th Ward Estate of Billy Yee Arkhing to Richard Mellick Jr. and Catherine...

 

Upcoming City of 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 113/17 on...

 

Housing Court hearings

The following Housing Court cases are scheduled for Thursday, March 16, at 1:30 p.m. in District Magisterial Judge Richard Kings’s courtroom: • Starlett Garner, 306 Climax Street, 18th Ward, Codes 301.3, 302.4, 304.7, 304.11. • Lawrence H....

 

Allentown CDC seeking involved people for board

The Allentown Community Development Corp. is seeking interested and involved stakeholders to join its Board of Directors in July. Stakeholders include residents, business owners and those interested in helping guide the revitalization of the...

 

MWCDC public forum has water related topics

Water related topics will be the focus of the March Community Forum of the Mt. Washington Community Development Corporation. Slated for Thursday, March 16, 6:30 at the Mt. Washington Senior Center, 122 Virginia Avenue, guest speakers and their...

 

South Side Planning Forum meeting

The regular monthly meeting of the South Side Planning Forum will be held on Tuesday, March 14, 2017, at 5:30 p.m. at Brashear Center, 2005 Sarah Street on South Side. The following agenda will be discussed: Development Review Committee,...

 

Growing up in South Side, Brashear was the place for kids to go

Growing up on the South Side in the 50s and 60s as a “Baby Boomer” I was never at a loss for friends. World War II was over and many of the GIs along with the new immigrants were filling the positions at our mills on South Side. Our three public...

 

New mobile toolbox brings clean-up tools, training to neighborhood groups

“You bring the team. We bring the tools.” That’s the slogan for the PGH Mobile Toolbox, which supports a growing network of Pittsburgh residents who are ready to mobilize to transform their communities. Beginning in April, this shared...

 

Permits, Licenses & Inspections furthers digitization efforts in city

For the first time, all building inspection reports are being compiled on computers instead of paper, the city’s Department of Permits, Licenses & Inspections announced. Previous to the Peduto Administration and the hiring of Director Maura Kenne...

 

City raises $1 million to provide water filters for PWSA customers

Mayor William Peduto last week announced the city has partnered with Peoples Gas and the Pittsburgh Water & Sewer Authority to invest $1 million to provide filters to every PWSA customer to reduce high lead levels in their drinking water. The city...

 

Mayor assembles panel to advise potential restructuring of PWSA

Mayor William Peduto assembled a meeting last week of a Blue Ribbon Panel to assist with the selection of a professional advisory team to manage a possible restructuring of the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA). Chief of Staff Kevin Acklin...

 

Request for Proposals – Mt. Oliver Borough

The Borough of Mt. Oliver is accepting proposals until 10:00 AM on Friday, March 31st for the following projects: Brownsville Road Landscaping Project This project includes installation of plantings in 25 planting strips within the 100-200 blocks of...

 

Concord Presbyterian Church holding flea market with CBA shredding event

Concord Presbyterian Church, 1907 Brownsville Road, will hold a Flea Market and more during the Carrick Business Association’s Shred It event on April 22 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. In addition to the Flea Market, there will be a concession stand and a Pie...

 

Spencer church holds Game Day on Sat. April 22

Spencer United Methodist Church will hold a Spring Game Day on Saturday, April 22 with lunch and prizes. The event will begin at noon and run through 3 p.m. Tickets are $15, for reservations, call 412-881-4000. Spencer United Methodist Church is at...

 

EDS offers consulting to Mt. Oliver area businesses

Economic Development South is holding its next on-demand consulting session in partnership with the University of Pittsburgh ‘s Small Business Development Center (SBD) and the Institute of Entrepreneurial Excellence (IEE) on Friday, March 24....

 

Feast Day of St. George celebration on April 23

St. George and St. John Vianney family, friends and supporters are invited to gather on The Feast Day of St. George, Sunday, April 23, at 5 p.m. at the Linden Grove Nightclub in Castle Shannon, 1100 Grove Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15234. A $35 donation...

 

Beltzhoover Community Day meeting

The Beltzhoover Neighborhood Council will hold its second Community Day meeting on April 1 at 2 p.m. at the Beltzhoover Community Center, 407 Gearing Ave.  Those interested in participating or with general ideas for the celebration are welcome to...

 

South Side Spring Social coming to Steel Cactus

For the fourth year in a row, South Side neighbors are planning a Spring Social for all residents of the Flats and the Slopes. This year’s party is on April 1 from 5-9 p.m. on the second floor of Steel Cactus at 19th and East Carson streets. Ticket...

 

Zone 3 community crime alerts for March 6-12

The following are the Part I crimes for the week of: March 6-12. Duquesne Heights (1911) Stolen vehicle- 200 blk. Seward St. - between 3/8/17 at 7 PM and 3/9/17 at 8:30 AM – victim reported her car was stolen. The vehicle is a green 2010 Chevrolet...

 

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