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Articles from the August 11, 2015 edition

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Residents seek solutions to rising neighborhood crime

Prompted by rising crime and culminating in the premature closing of the annual St. Basil Parish Festival more than 120 Carrick residents filled the basement of the Zion Christian Church asking for...

 

Carrick first neighborhood to get crime fighting blitz pilot program

Concerned with crime building in their neighborhood, a standing room only crowd filled the basement of the Zion Christian Church in Carrick for the monthly meeting of the Carrick Overbrook Block Watch. District 4 Community Relations Manager Bethani C...

 

Fresh Fridays is on Friday, Aug. 14

Fresh Fridays, the free produce distribution on the Hilltop, will be on Friday, Aug. 14. Eligible households in the 15203, 15210, 15211 and Carrick residents in 15227 zip codes can pick up fresh...

 

You can explore South Side's 'Secret Gardens' this Sunday

South Side has a secret it's willing to share. The South Side Community Council's Green N'at Committee will host the fourth annual South Side Garden Tour, on August 16, from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Each year,...

 

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...

 

Housing Court hearings

The following Housing Court cases are scheduled for Tuesday, August 11, at 1:00 p.m. in Magisterial District Judge Richard King’s Courtroom: • 20 Millbridge Land Trust, 20 Millbridge Street, 18th Ward, Continued Code 307.1. • Abdoulaye Sylla,...

 

Real Estate transactions by RealStats

16th Ward Michael Staab et al. to Vlad Kaplun at 119 Fitler St. for $48,500. Jason Tavenner to West Allen Capital 9 LLC at 2519 Leticoe St. for $90,000. Albert Suess to Damian Suess at 2731 Shelly St. for $60,000. 17th Ward Babe 1 LLC to Owen 1 LLC...

 

Hose them down

I guess you could call this Letter to the Editor, “Instant crowd control.” It was a shame to close the St. Basil’s Parish Festival because of a bunch of unruly kids. I wonder why the fire department, just down the street, didn’t hose the...

 

ACHD to be distributing rabies vaccine bait this week throughout county

The Allegheny County Health Department (ACHD) will conduct its annual raccoon rabies baiting program through August 14. ACHD employees will be identified as part of the “Rabies Control Team” with signage on their vehicles and on their t-shirts....

 

PA Resources Council will hold collection events

 Clean out the basement, the garage and the tool shed. The Pennsylvania Resources Council will hold six collection events for a wide variety of materials – ranging from pesticides and paints to tires and computers – in August, September and...

 

City Theatre announces directing observership and revised submission policy

City Theatre has announced the launch of a formal Directing Observership program starting this fall for the 2015-16 season. Through this new initiative, City Theatre aims to support the career development of early-career talent by allowing...

 

Carrick Mulch Party

Join the Carrick Tree Tenders and Tree Pittsburgh as they care for the trees along Brownsville Road in Carrick on Tuesday August 18, 6 p.m. at the corner of Brownsville Road and Madeline streets. Activities will include weeding, mulching, adjusting...

 

Free pizza night for Hilltop residents

A free Pizza Night for Hilltop residents will take place on Friday, Aug. 21 at 6 p.m. in the Warrington Recreation Center, 329 E. Warrington Avenue. The Pizza Night is sponsored by: Glenn Ott at Ott Realty, Vocelli’s, Fox’s, Paisano’s,...

 

Bike share staff will be in S.Side

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...

 

Kids can get a free backpack

Lifestone Church will be distributing free backpacks for students at several locations in South Side and the Hilltop. Distribution will be on Saturday, Aug. 22 from 1-3 p.m. at: Brashear Center, 2005 Sarah Street; ALEC, 827 E. Warrington Avenue;...

 

Free haircuts

Free back to school haircuts for children by hairstylist Frank Avigliano will be available at the Oasis Center,1912 Brownsville Rd, Carrick, on Monday, August 17 and 24 from noon to 4 p.m. This event sponsored by Sancta Maria Magdalena, Western...

 

Sen. Brewster will help seniors get bus passes

 On the heels of the announcement that Port Authority Transit bus routes are being added for Baldwin Borough, state Sen. Jim Brewster that he will hold special satellite office hours at the Baldwin Borough Building to help senior citizens obtain bus...

 

Bubblemania will blow away visitors coming to the Carnegie Science Center

Art, comedy, and science will combine in Casey Carle’s exciting show, BubbleMania, at Carnegie Science Center on Saturday, Aug. 15 and Sunday, Aug. 16. The traveling demonstration show features brilliant demonstrations on bubbles of all shapes and...

 

Explore the science of beer on Friday at the 21+ Night at Carnegie Science Ctr.

An extra-special 21+ Night at Carnegie Science Center will explore the science of beer on Friday, Aug. 14, from 6–10 p.m. Visitors to the adults-only evening can use their souvenir glass commemorating the event to taste 10 beer samples from eight...

 

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