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South Side groups updated at Planning Forum

Forum Chair Hugh Brannan began the Feb. 10 meeting of the South Side Planning Forum reminding attendees that Ray Gastil, the new city Director of City Planning, will be the guest speaker at next month...

 

City facility rental date starts today

The City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Works has announced park shelter reservations will be accepted online and in person starting Tuesday, Feb. 17 at 10 a.m. For the first time in city history, residents and business owners will be able to...

 

Allentown meeting for residents, businesses

Innovative and exciting programs in the Allentown business district and residential neighborhood will be the topic of an Allentown CDC community meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 26 at The Hardware Store, 744 East Warrington Avenue. Speakers...

 

Housing Court hearings

The following Housing Court cases are scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 18, at 8:00 a.m. in Pittsburgh Municipal Court: • Richard Edward Sharp, 404 Moore Avenue, 30th Ward, Continued Code 116.1. The following Housing Court cases are scheduled for...

 

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 27/15 on...

 

Real estate transactions for issue of 02-17-15

17th Ward Richard Ripley et al. to PBGRN Carey Partn. at 1710 Carey Way for $205,000. Estate of Hilda Ruppen to Gadd Family Trust et al. at 66-68 Madgalene St. for $62,000. Landmark Property Development LLC to Jose and Teresa Martinez Lara at 93 S....

 

Sign-ups to play ball in Carrick

Carrick Athletic Association is holding sign-ups for boys and girls between the ages of 4-18 for the 2015 baseball and softball season. Sign-ups will take place at the Phillips Park Recreation Center on Saturdays February 21 and March 21 from 10...

 

Kids can learn to speak in public at CLP-Carrick

A Youth Leadership Workshop sponsored by Toastmasters, International which will begin on Saturday, March 7, at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh-Carrick, 1811 Brownsville Road. The workshop is designed to help children learn to be more comfortable...

 

Youth activities continue during February, March at CLP-Carrick

Youth activities continue at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – Carrick. A Youth Chess Tournament will take place on Saturday, Feb. 28 beginning at 10 a.m. Aspiring chess masters in grades K-8 may register to compete in the annual chess tournamen...

 

Trinity Lutheran Church will hold Heart Health Month event Feb. 21

Trinity Lutheran Church at 601 Brownsville Road, will host a “Heart” Health Month event on Saturday, Feb. 21. Information will be provided to help improve health and make everyone aware of the signs of an unhealthy heart. A free lunch will be...

 

South Side Presbyterian Ash Wednesday services

The South Side Presbyterian Church is reminding people that Wednesday, Feb. 18, is Ash Wednesday, the beginning of the Christian season called Lent, a special time for reflection, discovery, and growth leading up to the significant anniversaries of...

 

Glenbury St. closed this week

The temporary portion of Glenbury Street between Route 88 and Transport Street was scheduled to be closed to traffic beginning Monday, Feb. 16 weather permitting. Glenbury Street will be closed between Route 88 and Transport Street to allow crews to...

 

Pancake Breakfast at Concord Church

The Family Group Of Concord Presbyterian Church will hold its Annual Easter Pancake Breakfast on Concord Family Group Easter Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, March 14 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Concord Social Hall, 1907 Brownsville Rd. Cost for the...

 

Drop Stitch for knitters

Experienced knitters and those just starting out are welcome to join in for Drop Stitch on February 21, from 1 -2:30 p.m. at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Carrick. Drop Stitch meets once each month and is an informal knitting group for...

 

Practice speaking English at the Carrick Library

For those who English is not their first language and would like a place to practice, they are welcome to come to the Carrick library. There they will join other non-native speakers for friendly, low-stress conversation. The program meets at the...

 

Area students earn PSU Dean's List

South Pittsburgh area students were among those earning Dean’s List honors at The Pennsylvania State University during the fall term. Earning the honors were: Mia C Coelho, University Park Campus; Nicole Duchnowska, University Park Campus; Alicia...

 

Application deadline extended to apply for Love Your Block

The application deadline for the spring 2015 Love Your Block grant award program has been extended until Friday, Feb, 20. This round of the Love Your Block program will grant 15 organizations up to $1,000 in funds and donated supplies for a...

 

Boilermakers announce 'Guns for Opportunity' initiative in city, county

Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald and City of Pittsburgh Mayor William Peduto joined Raymond C. Ventrone, Business Manager of Boilermakers Local 154 and other representatives of the union in announcing the launch of the Boilermakers’ “Gu...

 

Code for America Fellowship in Pittsburgh

The Code for America Fellowship has officially launched in Pittsburgh. The Fellowship pairs local governments with teams of mid-career, civic-minded technology experts for one year. The governments and fellows explore answers to local challenges by...

 

Port Authority adds features for commuter ConnectCard

Several new ConnectCard features have launched to make using Port Authority easier and more convenient for both daily commuters and occasional riders.  The new features include automated electronic transfers and the introduction of single-trip...

 

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