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Articles from the August 12, 2014 edition

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 By Jennifer Szweda Jordan    Front Page    August 12, 2014

Police recommend 'virtual' block watch in Carrick

While Block Watch groups have relied on neighbors' eyes and ears to deter crime, Pittsburgh police are now asking Carrick-Overbrook residents to pilot a virtual block watch by mounting home...

 
 Front Page    August 12, 2014

City will provide extra parking for those using bikes to commute to work

Mayor William Peduto’s administration is providing new daily parking options for bike commuters who use the Eliza Furnace Trail. Parking restrictions put into place in advance of construction of a new protected bike lane on Saline Street in...

 
 Real Estate    August 12, 2014

Real Estate transactions for issue of 8/12/14

16th Ward Kaja Holdings LLC to Bangladesh American Enterprises LLC at 433 Ormsby Ave. for $10,000. 17th Ward Joshua Lyons to Kristofer Takach at 910 Bingham St. for $215,800. Jenna Klingenberg to Jonathan Huska at 1325 Breed St. for $232,000. Mary...

 
 Government    August 12, 2014

Zoning Board hearing

Pittsburgh’s Zoning Board of Adjustment has scheduled the following public hearing 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 194/14 on...

 
 Opinion    August 12, 2014

We need a better response to the problem

We have no desire to engage in an ongoing debate with Bruce Kraus about what was or wasn’t said or done about the issue of speeding on Pius Street, so this will be our last letter to The Reporter on the subject. It is disappointing to find that the...

 
 News    August 12, 2014

Rudiak calls for investigation of sale price of Cork Factory Lofts

Pittsburgh City Councilmember Natalia Rudiak has asked Mayor William Peduto to investigate the recent undisclosed sale price of the Cork Factory Lofts in the Strip District.  Rather than a traditional deed transfer, some buyers avoid paying...

 
 News    August 12, 2014

Worm composting workshop in S.S.

PRC will be holding a worm composting workshop on Tuesday, Aug. 26 at the CCI Center in South Side from 6:30-8 p.m. Worm composting is an easy way to recycle organic kitchen waste into a valuable and nutrient-rich soil fertilizer. All...

 
 News    August 12, 2014

Seniors celebrate birthdays with luau

Allentown Senior Center's "Luau" party recently brought more than 80 older adults to the Hilltop center. Amidst grass skirts, flowered shirts, conga-line dancing, games, and prizes, Loretta Marburger...

 
 News    August 12, 2014

Back 2 School Cookout in upper McKinley Park

The third annual Back 2 School Cookout is planned for Saturday, Aug. 24 in upper McKinley Park from 3-7 p.m. The event, sponsored by the Beltzhoover Neighborhood Council Inc. (BNC), will feature a D.J., food, give-a-ways. The BNC will also give away...

 
 Public Safety    August 12, 2014

Zone 3 police make arrest in Knoxville street robbery

Zone 3 police officers made an arrest in a street robbery that occurred near the intersection of Suncrest Street and Brownsville Road in Knoxville at approximately 7:08 p.m. over the weekend on Saturday, Aug. 9. The victim, a 21-year-old black woman...

 
 Health    August 12, 2014

Free cataract, eye screening at LifeSpan

LifeSpan’s Knoxville Community Resource Center is hosting a Free Eye and Cataract Screening conducted by the Cataract & Laser Institute of Pennsylvania on Friday, Sept. 19, at 10 a.m. This event is sponsored by the Central Elizabeth Lions Club....

 
 Entertainment    August 12, 2014

City Theatre presenting The Pajama Men

City Theatre wraps up August with the Pittsburgh debut of award-winning sketch comedians The Pajama Men, performing their brand new show Just the Two of Each of Us. This City Events special presentation will run on City Theatre’s Mainstage August 2...

 
 Entertainment    August 12, 2014

Harmony Singers launch season

The Harmony Singers of Pittsburgh, a South Hills choral group, will launch its 2014-2015 season on Tuesday, Sept. 2, at 7 p.m. with an ice cream social for returning and prospective members. The event will take place at the Brightwood Christian...

 
 Health    August 12, 2014

WIC families urged to redeem checks

As National Farmers Market Week is celebrated August 3 – 9, the Allegheny County Health Department is reminding WIC families checks for the Pennsylvania Farmers Market Nutrition Program are still available, while supplies last, and must be used bef...

 
 News    August 12, 2014

Health Dept. setting raccoon rabies vaccine bait this week

The Allegheny County Health Department will conduct its annual raccoon rabies vaccine baiting program through August 15. The program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and part of a multi-state effort to eradicate raccoon rabies, is in...

 
 News    August 12, 2014

Moody's upgrades Pittsburgh bond rating

Moody’s Investors Service upgraded the outlook on Pittsburgh’s bond rating last week, following their first meeting with Mayor William Peduto and other administration officials. Moody’s moved the city’s rating up from A1 (Stable Outlook) to A...

 
 News    August 12, 2014

Garden in the Parks Field Day scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 16

Penn State Master Gardeners of Allegheny County are hosting an open house at their demonstration gardens at North Park and South Park on Saturday, August 16 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. “Garden in the Parks Field Day is a great opportunity to meet other...