Articles from the August 4, 2015 edition

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 By Tom Smith    Front Page    August 4, 2015

Dioceses officials lay out reasons for closing SJV parish

With more than 120 people in attendance at a parish assembly held at St. Paul Monastery Retreat Center, Diocese of Pittsburgh officials explained why closing St. John Vianney Parish and church is a lo...

 
 By Tom Smith    Front Page    August 4, 2015

Brownsville Road establishes city's first 'virtual block watch'

The Carrick Overbrook Block Watch took a crime prevention concept first proposed by then Zone 3 Lt. Larry Scirotto to a reality in less than a year. With the cooperation of Pittsburgh City...

 

Planning forum updated on marina, other developments in South Side

With no presentations, the brief July-August meeting of the South Side Planning Forum on July 28 began with the report of the Development Review Committee (DRC) presented by Peter Kreuthmeier and DRC chair Tracy Myers. Painting With a Twist, which...

 

Real Estate transactions by RealStats

16th Ward Black & Gold Properties LLC to Jessica O’Connor at 2644 Larkins Way for $360,000. Regis Burke to Brian and Lori Green at 2820 Mary St. for $170,000. BlueStone Assoc. LLC to Richard Michael Birch III and Autumn Meredith Birch at 2112...

 

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 164/15 on...

 

Green n' at, PittServe join to clean, mulch trees in South Side

On Saturday, July 25, South Side Community Council's Green N At Committee and University of Pittsburgh PittServe volunteers spent the morning cleaning out tree pits on Sarah Street from South 23rd to...

 

Housing Court hearings

The following Housing Court cases are scheduled for Wednesday, August 4, at 10:30 a.m. in Magisterial District Judge Richard King’s Courtroom: • John and Beverly Varney, Brownsville Road (95-M-37), 29th Ward, Continued Code 302.7. • Mike...

 

Port Authority to close Mon Incline for reconstruction in Sept.

Port Authority of Allegheny County will push construction on the Monongahela Incline back to Tuesday, Sept. 8, after the Labor Day holiday. The decision to postpone the reconstruction project occurred following meetings and conversations with state...

 

City adds more streets to the 2015 paving program

The City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Works (DPW) has added 18 projects added to this year’s paving program. The additional projects are in neighborhoods throughout the city, including Arlington, Beechview, Brookline, Downtown, East Hills,...

 

Lifespan planning activites in August

LifeSpan Knoxville Senior Resource Center, 320 Brownsville Road, will host a variety of activities during August. English As a Second Language (ESL) and Civics Classes are being held at the center while the library is under construction. The center...

 

Market House seniors planning a full calendar of special events

The Market House Senior Center will hold a variety of Special Events during August. A bring your own picnic at South Park with a shuttle to the Wave Pool is happening on Wednesday, Aug. 5 rom 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Latin Aerobics for $1 is every Friday from...

 

Volunteers needed to welcome kindergarteners on first day

United Way is sponsoring a “Kindergarten Kick-off/Start Strong” Program. They are looking for volunteers to welcome Kindergarten students on their first day of school on Thursday, Sept. 3, 7:30-8:30 a.m. The goal of this initiative is to...

 

Video released in Knoxville shooting

The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police has released video that shows two individuals who are believed to be the actors in a shooting that occurred on July 20 in Knoxville. The video is available at https://goo.gl/RQ4UUt. Anyone who knows their identity is...

 

Youth soccer at Ormsby

Youth Soccer programs are now registering at the Ormsby Community Center, 70 S. 22nd Street. Children will have the opportunity to learn the fundamentals and play soccer all the while learning sportsmanship and teamwork. Soccer for 9-12 year olds...

 

Kids' programs continue at the Carrick library branch

Summer programs for kids continue at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh -- Carrick, 1811 Brownsville Road. Join them at the library for Creepy Crawlies and Things With Wings, a special kids’ program presented by Carnegie Museum of Natural History...

 

Bike share in SS

Pittsburgh Bike Share will be holding office hours in South Side on August 27 and August 30. In order to reach out to residents, students, and organizations, they are sending representatives to neighborhoods where bike share stations are present in...

 

Citiparks offering popular line dancing in city parks

Whether you are an experienced dancer or just a novice on the dance floor, step out to an area park for Citiparks’ ever-popular Summer Soul Line Dancing. Free sessions will take place before the end of summer in Highland Park, Mellon Park,...

 

Councilman wants license plate Parking Authority data shared

Last week, Councilman Dan Gilman introduced a resolution in City Council that would authorize the mayor, the chief of police, and the director of the Department of Public Safety to enter into a cooperative agreement with the Parking Authority that...

 

SHIM receives funding for Smart Investments

South Hills Interfaith Ministries (SHIM) recently received close to $99,000 from United Way of Allegheny County to continue their Smart Investments program for the next three years. Smart Investments provides modest emergency grants to help eligible...

 

San Rocco festival

Sancta Maria Magdalena will be celebrating the annual San Rocco on the weekend of August 14-16 at the Oasis Center 1912 Brownsville Road, Carrick. An opening parade with Mass for the falling asleep of the Mother of God will take place on August 14...

 

Comfort dogs impact Dependency Court

Approximately one-third of Pennsylvania’s 60 judicial districts report they either use comfort dogs in dependency court or are implementing a program to use them. The impact can be dramatic on the children they serve, according to judges and other...

 

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