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Articles from the May 14, 2013 edition

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EDS is working across municipal borders to improve communities along Brownsville Road and Route 51

The May 8 general membership meeting of Carrick Community Council (CCC) featured an update on the only city-county partnership in Allegheny County: Economic Development South (EDS). The EDS is the nonprofit, community development corporation for...

 

Hilltop Computer Ctr. provides free tech access and gets youth involved

“We’re here. We’re here to stay. And, we’re here to help you.” That’s what Nic Jaramillo had to say about the Hilltop Computer Center (HCC), located at 500 Brownsville Road in Mount...

 

Peduto for Mayor

South Pittsburghers, along with the rest of the city, have an opportunity they haven’t had since 2005: to choose a new mayor without having a sitting mayor in the race. Along with having to decide which of the four Democratic and one Republican...

 

Rudiak for Council

Natalia Rudiak has earned the privilege of having the opportunity to be on the ballot in the November General Election on the Democratic ticket. Over the last four years she has demonstrated an ability to bring an intelligent thought process to City...

 

John Smith Sr., dedicated to service in Mt. Oliver Boro

Mount Oliver Councilman John Smith Sr. passed away last Wednesday, May 8 after a long illness. He was 82. Mr. Smith had a long history of service to the Mount Oliver Fire Department, joining the company in 1957 and rising to lead the organization as...

 

Zoning Board hearing

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 100/13 on...

 

Volunteers needed in South Side, all day on May 18

It will be All South Side All Day on Saturday, May 18 as The Brashear Association sponsors South Side Volunteer Day on the South Side Slopes. Working with its partners, Rebuilding Together Pittsburgh, South Side Slopes Neighborhood Association, and S...

 

Real estate transactions for issue of 5/14/13

16th Ward James Wehner to US Bank NA trustee at 2947 Arlington Ave. for $1,738 by sheriff’s deed. John McGrath to Carl and Bethany Stepanovich at Josephine St. for $2,500. Randy Roscoe et al. to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. at 410 Parkwood...

 

ACDC meeting to learn more about Warrington Ave. project

Representatives of the Port Authority of Allegheny County will be at a special meeting of the Allentown Community Development Corp. on Wednesday, May 22, 7 p.m. at the Allentown Senior Center, 631 E. Warrington Avenue. The topic for the evening will...

 

Allentown Community garden project

Join the Allentown Pop-up Library staff, volunteers with AmeriCorps KEYS, the Brashear Association and community members as they clean-up the Allentown Community Garden on Wednesday, June 5. They will be at the corner of Industry Street and...

 

SSSNA talking trash tonight, May 14 at general meeting

The next South Side Slopes Neighborhood Association General Meeting is Tuesday, May 14 at 7 p.m. at the St. Paul of the Cross Retreat Center, 148 Monastery Avenue.  Join in to learn about a new trash educational initiative launch in the South Side...

 

Mt. Oliver Block watch meets

Lieutenant Larry Scirotto will be the featured speaker at the Mount Oliver City/St. Clair Block Watch meeting slated for Thursday, May 23, 7 p.m. at St. John Vianney Church Parish Center, 823 Climax Street in Allentown. The topic for discussion will...

 

Beltzhoover block watch

The next Lower Beltzhoover Block Watch meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 29 at 29 Sylvania Avenue in the Community Room at 6 p.m. For additional information, contact the block watch captain at 412-381-7235....

 

Zone 3 Public Safety Committee

The next meeting of the Zone 3 Public Safety Committee at 6 p.m. on May 15 at the Zone 3 Police Station, corner of Arlington and Warrington avenues. All interested residents are welcome to attend....

 

Judy Hackel honored with UPMC award

Judy Hackel of Allentown, a senior administrative assistant with UPMC has been nominated and chosen as a 2013 winner of the “Physician Services Division (PSD) Award for Staff Excellence in Service to the Community.” Ms. Hackel was identified as...

 

Ken Wagner Award to Sister Mary Jean

The Emmaus 2013 Ken Wagner Award for Outstanding Service has been awarded to Sister Mary Jean Petrarca of the Sisters of Charity. The award is given annually to someone who has shown by their actions...

 

St. John Vianney Parish holding Spring Brunch

The St. John Vianney Parish Spring Brunch will take place on Sunday, May 19 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. in the Parish Center Dining Room, enter via the ramp at the back of the parking lot. Tickets are available from St. John Vianney Parish Center, 823...

 

Readshaw bill permitting licensing bureaus to collect fines passes House

House Bill 261, introduced by state Rep. Harry Readshaw, D-Allegheny, Democratic chairman of the House Professional Licensure Committee, unanimously passed the House on May 7. The bill would provide specific authority to all 29 licensing boards and...

 

Bomb Squad responds to three suspicious calls on South Side Slopes

Recently, the Pittsburgh Police Bomb Squad was called out three times to examine suspicious devices on the South Side Slopes. At a little after 11 p.m. on May 9 the Bomb Squad responded to the 300...

 

'Super Saturday' training sessions for Promise Coaches

Mayor Luke Ravenstahl announced his newest mentoring campaign, Promise Coaches, will host a “Super Saturday” training session on Saturday, May 18 to provide residents the opportunity to become a greater positive influence in the lives of others....

 

Molchany co-sponsors bipartisan non-discrimination bill

State Rep. Erin Molchany, D-Allegheny, issued the following statement touting strong, statewide support for Pennsylvania non-discrimination legislation. “In 64 of 67 Pennsylvania counties, a person can be fired from a job, evicted, and denied a...

 

Health Department offers shingles vaccine free of chargeto uninsured and underinsured people 50 and older while supplies last

The Allegheny County Health Department is offering the shingles vaccine free of charge for a limited time to people 50 and older with no insurance or insurance that doesn’t cover the vaccine. Shingles vaccine is available while supplies last at...

 

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