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Articles from the July 15, 2014 edition

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Limited police means prioritizing where officers are sent

If Carrick-Overbrook residents create a list of what they think are the three most crime-ridden addresses, Mayor Bill Peduto said that could help him direct a limited police force to prioritize the...

 

Next Zone 3 safety council will be a forum for input to hire new city police chief

South Pittsburgh area residents will have an opportunity to provide input into the hiring of the City of Pittsburgh’s next police chief. The Zone 3 Public Safety Council’s July 16 meeting will be a community forum to discuss the needs and...

 

Mayor says a compromise is planned to keep a dog park in Mt. Washington

Mayor William Peduto last week announced a compromise aimed at keeping a dog park in Mount Washington, but removing it from the space it currently occupies in Olympia Park some area residents objected to. “I realize that many people in Mount...

 

Councilwoman Rudiak in NY, NY to learn more about pre-school

The Grable Foundation has partnered with The Pittsburgh Association for the Education of Young Children (PAEYC) to design a series of learning tours to foster innovative early childhood education, strategies and policies. Councilwoman Natalia Rudiak...

 

Real Estate transactions for issue of 7/15/14

16th Ward Patty Genday to Matthew Gentoso at 2713 Harcum Way for $212,000. Judith Roberts to Rearden Properties L.P. at 2417 Leticoe St. for $35,257. Irving Freeman to Kirk Yogan at 2118 Sarah St. for $240,000. David Pudup to Gary Jenkins at 2613 Ste...

 

Carrick High marching band holding an all-years reunion

Alumni of the Carrick High School Raider Marching Band have organized a reunion for marching band members from all years on Saturday, Aug. 9, 2 p.m. at South Park, Silent Brook Grove. The cost is $15 per person which will include a catered meal and...

 

Gardening Thyme on Mount

Faith Starr, host of Living Green With Faith radio show, will present a series of Gardening Thyme programs at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh--Mt. Washington. The first program will be held on July 16, at 6:30 p.m. on the topic of Companion...

 

Block watch meets

The Lower Beltzhoover Block Watch meeting will be held on Wednesday, July 30, at 29 Sylvania Avenue in the Community Room at 6 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend. For additional information, contact the block watch captain at 412-...

 

Grandview Park barbecue

Pittsburgh Urban Gardening Project and the Burgh Bites Cart will host a Sunday Barbecue in Grandview Park on July 20 from 2-6 p.m. The menu will include a corn roast, wood fired jerk wings, roasted pork butt, homemade Italian sausage and more. There...

 

Lanes shifted at Rt. 51 Overbrook jug handle

PennDOT has shifted traffic on northbound Route 51 (Saw Mill Run Boulevard) onto the newly constructed jug handle. Two lanes of traffic will be maintained on northbound Route 51 during peak travel hours. Motorists can access Route 88 or continue...

 

Msgr. Cianca to be ordained Bishop

The Most Reverend, John P. Walzer, D.D. Patriarch of the Charismatic Catholic Church will ordain and consecrate Victor Stephen Cianca to the Sacred Order of Bishop in Christ’s One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church on Saturday, July 26 at 2 p.m....

 

St. Basil Parish annual festival features rides, games and food

St. Basil Parish, 1735 Brownsville Road will host its annual six night festival from July 21-26 on the parish grounds from 7-10 p.m. There will be children’s and adult games, refreshments, a bake sale, drawings, a Chinese auction, a flea market,...

 

Help a child learn to read, become an OASIS tutor

Help a child learn to read by becoming an OASIS tutor. No teaching experience is necessary. Free training will be given to mature adults 50 and over. All materials, books, and supplies are provided by OASIS at no cost. Ongoing education is offered...

 

Sen. Fontana introduces ride-sharing legislation in state Senate

Legislation that would provide a remedy to the Public Utility Commission’s (PUC) ruling that bars Uber and Lyft from offering ride-sharing transportation alternatives in Allegheny County has been introduced in the state Senate by Sen. Wayne...

 

Participation up in city's summer youth employment program

Participation in the city of Pittsburgh’s Summer Youth Employment Program has almost doubled over last year, and a task force named by Mayor William Peduto is working on expanding the program further in 2015. At the start of the program 521 youths...

 

Blue Moon Weekend to explore: Science Fiction or Fact at CSC

Carnegie Science Center’s Big Blue Summer continues July 19-20 with Blue Moon Weekend. It’s the second of three blue-themed weekends this summer, all featuring the Science Center’s newest exhibit, BLUE! During Blue Moon events all weekend,...

 

First Open Streets Pittsburgh event will be Sunday on Market Street

Open Streets Pittsburgh will hold its first free event downtown on Sunday, July 20, rain or shine, from 8 a.m. to noon Market Street to the Clemente Bridge will be open for everyone to enjoy with activities including yoga, Zumba, dance classes, a...

 

City starts protected bike lane project

Mayor William Peduto has announced the first phases of the city’s new protected bike lane program, to be built in Schenley Park, Greenfield and Downtown. More lanes will follow around the city in partnership with People for Bikes and the Green...

 

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