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Articles from the April 18, 2017 edition

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 By Tom Smith    Front Page    April 18, 2017

Another 'virtual block watch' could be coming to S. Pittsburgh

Warrington Avenue in Allentown may soon have a “virtual block watch” similar to one on Brownsville Road in Carrick. Speaking at the Allentown CDC April meeting, Zone 3 officer Nathan Auvil explained after 14 cameras were installed in a two-block...

 

Parking Enforcement District going as expected, could generate $250,000 a year for South Side

By Margaret L. Smykla Contributing Writer The April 11 meeting of the South Side Planning Forum began with the introduction of the Dept. of City Planning’s new neighborhood planner, Felipe Palomo, an architect. He is the replacement for the former...

 

Brashear Association has come a long way, baby

Back in 1968, Virginia Slims cigarettes had a slogan with its commercial, "You've come a long way, baby." This slogan reminds me of Brashear Association's 100-year history. My tenure on Brashear...

 

Housing Court hearings

The following Housing Court cases are scheduled for Wednesday, April 19, at 8:00 a.m. in Pittsburgh Municipal Court: • Lovie and Ronald May, 244 Industry Street, 18th Ward, Codes PM108.1.1, PM302.4, PM307.1. The following Housing Court cases are...

 

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 162/17 on...

 

Real estate transactions by RealStats

16th Ward Mark Kuhn to Jason and Laura Kasten at 1946 Arlington Ave. for $45,000. Joseph Schanck to Anna Campbell at 2435 2437 Cobden St. and Clover St. for $150,000. Somar Realty LLC to Paul Blinn IV at 90 S. 24th St. for $259,000. Paul Vance to...

 

URA approves higher limits for loan program to replace lead service lines

The Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh (URA) will expand its previously approved loan program for replacing lead service lines to make it even more affordable. Previously, at the March 9 meeting, the URA Board approved program guidelines...

 

South Siade Park friends to meet

Friends of South Side Park April meeting will take place on Wednesday, April 19, 6 p.m., at the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy, 45 S.23rd St #101 Pittsburgh, PA 15203. Those interested in joining the Friends or who have an interest in South Side Park...

 

Pathways to Pardons meeting

Pathways to Pardons, an informational meeting concerning the pardon process will be held on Thursday, April 27, 6 p.m., at Hosanna House, 807 Wallace Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15221. Presented by State Senator Jay Costa and Lt. Governor Mike Stack, the...

 

St. John Bosco girls go undefeated, again

The St. John Bosco Academy Girls Varsity Basketball team made history again and went undefeated four years in a row and won their fourth consecutive section title and Diocesan Championship. The SJBA...

 

MWCDC monthly forum

The April meeting of the Mount Washington Community Development Corp. will center around developing a strategic plan for the coming years. Mount residents are welcome to attend the working session on Thursday, April 20 at 6:30 p.m. in the Mount...

 

Hilltop neighborhoods part of new policing initiative

Mayor William Peduto’s administration and the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police are implementing a new community policing program that will get its start in 18 neighborhoods citywide including three on the Hilltop. Commanders in each of the city’s six...

 

Poetry night at S.S. Presbyterian Coffee House

The South Side Presbyterian Church welcomes all to a special Coffee House in partnership with the Pittsburgh Poetry Exchange on Friday, April 21, from 7:30 – 9 p.m., with poets Hiram Larew, Judith Robinson, and Lawrence Wray. All three poets have e...

 

Prince of Peace craft show is coming in May

Prince of Peace Parish in South Side will host a Vendor and Craft Show on Saturday, May 20. The show will take place at the Parish Center, 81 S. 13th Street from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Tables are $35 each or two for $60; electrical access if needed is an...

 

Market House activities continue through April

Activities continue through April at the South Side Market House Healthy Active Living Center. Those interested in learning how to knit or just want some company while they work on a project are welcome to join in every Monday from 12:30 – 2 p.m. T...

 

SuperMonkey Recording Company opens retail establishment on Record Store Day 2017

SuperMonkey Recording Company - Pittsburgh’s Rock ‘n Roll Record Label will open its base of operations and retail establishment on April 22, Record Store Day, at 10 a.m. Located at 813 E. Warrington Ave in the Allentown neighborhood of...

 

PA Resources Council 'Reuse Fest' collecting wide variety of materials - including the kitchen sink

Clean out the closets, the garage and the basement. On Earth Day, the Pennsylvania Resources Council’s sixth annual ReuseFest will offer a one-day collection event for materials destined for reuse by local nonprofits. The festivities will take...

 

LifeSpan spring fundraiser

LifeSpan’s spring fundraiser, The Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community, has a goal to raise $10,000. All donations go directly to LifeSpan. The Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community takes place on May 13 beginning at Stage AE. Register online or...

 

Harmony Singers spring show

The Harmony Singers of Pittsburgh will present their annual spring show on Saturday, April 29 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, April 30 at 2:30 p.m., at the Chartiers Valley Intermediate School, 2030 Swallow...

 

Summer 17 Dream! Explore! Do! campaign launched

County Executive Rich Fitzgerald, Pittsburgh Mayor William Peduto and representatives of the expanded learning community have introduced the Summer 17 Dream! Explore! Do! youth campaign for summer activities. This is the second year for a collaborati...

 

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