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Articles from the September 23, 2003 edition

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State rep. urges low income residents to apply for discounted phone service

State Rep. Jake Wheatley Jr., D-Pittsburgh, is urging area residents who may qualify for a discounted rate on local home telephone service to call or stop by his office for more information. “Relatives, friends and neighbors of people who may...

 

PHEAA offering to forgive $2,500 of school loans for those in service

PHEAA's Armed Forces Loan Forgiveness Program will provide up to $2,500 in a one-time loan forgiveness payment for student borrowers, who served in the Armed Forces in an active duty status between Sept. 11, 2001 and Sept. 30, 2003 provided they...

 

A bloomin' and bustin' Day of Caring

Volunteers from Allegheny Technologies painted and planted their way to a more beautiful community as a part of a “Day of Caring” project sponsored by the Brashear Association. Each year, the...

 

Prostate cancer screening, informational program in BP

It is estimated that one out of six men will develop prostate cancer in their lifetime. Prostate cancer is the most common type and the second deadliest form of cancer found in American men, second only to lung cancer. African-American men are more...

 

Artists needed for Brashear program

Students in the fourth and fifth grades at Phillips Elementary School can participate in the New Artists Program, scheduled to begin Thursday, Sept. 25 from 2:30 to 4 p.m. at the school. The program runs until May 27, 2004. The New Artists Program...

 

Celebrating a season well done

Nearly 90 team members in the South Side Athletic Association, along with family members and coaches, were treated to pizza, hot dogs, chips, cake, drinks and more at the association's annual banquet...

 

Phillips teachers to attend foreign language convention

Susan Smith and Colleen Pilarski, teachers in the Spanish Magnet at Phillips Elementary School, will be attending the Annual Convention of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages on November 21-23, at the Pennsylvania Center in Phil...

 

Slopes sleuths uncover steps for StepTrek

With the Pittsburgh StepTrek fast approaching, the volunteer members of the South Side Slopes Neighborhood Association (SSSNA) partnered with the City of Pittsburgh to clean the neighborhood in...

 

Much happens behind the scenes while giving details to 9-1-1 operators

The 911 operation was the topic of the Sept. 11 16th Ward Block Watch meeting, with special guest Pittsburgh 911 Operations Supervisor Hank Caparelli. In his presentation, Caparelli said the Pittsburgh 911 center is the biggest consolidated 911 cente...

 

Mount Oliver officials urge state to pass Tax Claim Bureau Act

Mount Oliver council passed a resolution at its monthly business meeting September 15, asking the state House and state Senate to pass the proposed Tax Claim Bureau Act. This act would allow municipalities to penalize people who abandon property by...

 

Community problems keep neighbors coming back to their block watch

Neighborhood problems and trouble spots was the topic of last week's Upper Knoxville Block Watch meeting. The group's president, Mary Ann Bennett, wrote down attendees' complaints to fax to Crime Prevention Officer Dan McQuillan, who said he'd share...

 

Neighbors, youngsters: Knoxville problems

Problem street corners and problem households have been a big problem for many law-abiding Knoxville residents. Councilmen Gene Ricciardi met many of the residents at a block watch meeting recently in hopes of coming up with a solution to improve...

 

New Zone 3 transition is going well

“Logistically speaking, things seem to be working out okay,” Commander William Joyce said about the consolidation of the city's police zones 3 and 4 at the September meeting of the Zone 3 Public Safety Council. “[Although] parking is still a...

 

Mt. Oliver, Allentown prepare to host 1,500 guests at FLUX

The FLUX is coming to the Hilltop area Halloween night. FLUX's fourth annual Masquerade Ball will be the theme for the third community artist party to be held this year in the city. The event will kickoff at four indoor locations at 8 p.m. on...

 

71 was her lucky number

Jean Miller checks the winning numbers on Lucy Mural's card at the annual free dessert bingo for Mount Oliver senior citizens. The Mount Oliver Recreation Association sponsored the event for almost...

 

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