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Articles from the January 5, 2016 edition

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Coalition works to end the violence in South Pittsburgh

Concerned with escalating violence in South Pittsburgh neighborhoods, the South Pittsburgh Coalition for Peace (SPCP) recently convened a town hall meeting to draw awareness to the problem. Moderated by Rev. Eileen Smith, the forum included faith...

 

Brashear serves record number of families during the holiday season

The Brashear Association continues to set new records for service during its recent holiday assistance campaign. In each year for the past six years, Brashear has consistently provided a greater level of food assistance and toys to more families and...

 

Real Estate transactions by RealStats

16th Ward PNC Bank NA to Alecia Clemm and Edward Johnson at 415 Parkwood Road for $35,000. Kirk Yogan to John Van Slyke at 2118 Sarah St. for $385,000. 17th Ward Joseph Wolf III to Adam Sepesy at 2659 S. 18th Street Ext. for $111,700. Sophie...

 

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 6/16 on...

 

Veterans Leadership Program receives $1.8 M Federal grant

Veterans Leadership Program of Western Pennsylvania, Inc. (VLP) on South Side announced the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has awarded the local nonprofit organization with $1.8 million to provide transitional and permanent housing to...

 

New Pittsburgh public safety director has local ties

Mayor William Peduto has announced the hiring of Wendell Hissrich as the city's next Public Safety Director. Mr. Hissrich, 53, has spent a quarter century at Federal Bureau of Investigation...

 

The South Pittsburgh SCENE With Brad Palmisiano

Mt. Oliver families were winners of the first "Best Holiday Lights in the Borough" contest . Last week members of the Mt. Oliver Borough Administration toured the streets looking for Christmas...

 

City Theatre presenting premiere of the historical drama Some Brighter Distance

The world premiere production of Some Brighter Distance continues the 2015-2016 season at City Theatre on the Mainstage, January 23 – February 14. The play is written by Keith Reddin and directed by City Theatre Artistic Director Tracy Brigden....

 

Science Center to host weekend long train extravaganza Jan. 9-10

Locomotion Weekend at Carnegie Science Center, Jan. 9-10, is the year’s biggest celebration of trains and the grand finale of the holiday season. The Science Center will be packed with special displays and activities from a host of local model...

 

Open Mic night at the South Side Coffee House

The next Open Mic Coffee House at the South Side Presbyterian Church is on Friday, Jan. 8, 7:30 – 9 p.m. People are invited to share their performing artistry, from music to poetry, dance to drama. Call Bryan ahead of time at 412-983-7885 to...

 

Mt. O. City Block Watch meets Jan. 28

The Mt. Oliver/St. Clair Block Watch will continue to meet at the Ormsby Avenue Café, 402 Ormsby Avenue in 2016. The Block Watch meets every other month on the fourth Thursday of that month beginning in January. The schedule of dates for Mt. Oliver...

 

Police search for two in South Side robbery

The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Robbery Squad is requesting the assistance of the public in identifying two people wanted in connection with a recent street robbery. On Dec. 13, 2015 at approximately 11:25 p.m., Zone 3 Officers were sent to S. 19th...

 

South Side stabbing investigated

At approximately 3:12 a.m. on New Year’s morning, Zone 3 Officers were sent to the 2000 block of Sarah Street for a report that a person had been stabbed. The officers found a 30-year-old male victim bleeding from a stab wound to the chest area....

 

Pair wanted in hold up of South Side gas station

Shortly after 1 a.m. on December 30, 2015, Zone 3 officers were called to the BP Gas Station at 1006 East Carson St. for a report of an armed robbery. The officers learned a white man and a black man entered the BP store together and walked around...

 

Police investigate shooting on Brownsville Rd. in Carrick

Zone 3 Officers were dispatched to the Uni Mart at 1921 Brownsville Road at approximately 11:18 p.m. on Dec. 31, 2015, for a report for shots fired. Police report there was no victim and no suspect, but the evidence suggested two shooters shot at...

 

Zone 3 Community Crime Alerts

The following are the Part I crimes for the week of: December 28, 2015 to January 3, 2016: Duquesne Heights (1911) Mt. Washington (1903, 1914, 1915, 1807) Theft – 200 block of Smith Way, occurred between 3:00pm and 4:30pm on 12/29. Jewelry taken....

 

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