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Articles from the August 15, 2017 edition

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This week's So. Pgh. Housing Court hearings

The following Housing Court case is scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 16, at 9:00 a.m. in District Magisterial Judge Richard Motznik's courtroom: • Clarence Atkins Jr., 504 Grace Street, 19th Ward, Code...

 

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 279/17 on...

 

Real estate transactions by RealStats

16th Ward Sumo Capital Reserve LLC to FRMM Group LLC at Burham St. for $20,000. Estate of Patricia Baker to Leticoe Street Trust at 2400 Leticoe St. for $27,000 (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $40,365) by sheriff’s deed. Estate of...

 

MWCDC Forum focuses on steps, five-year strategic plan

The Mt. Washington Community Development Corporation’s next community forum will take place on Thursday, Aug. 17, 6:30 p.m. at Sullivan Hall, 115 Bingham Street. The agenda will include a presentation from Felipe Palomo, from the City of...

 

Gathering to raise opioid awareness at Hot Metal Bridge Faith Community

Addiction to heroin and other opioids has become a national crisis that touches everyone. It’s in our streets, in our schools, and in our homes. Concerns about this threat are sometimes expressed as fear or anger towards those who are addicted....

 

South Side learns more about RFP for business district plan

An update on the status of a request for proposal (RFP) for an East Carson St. business district strategy was the lead presentation at the combined July-August meeting of the South Side Planning Forum. The project will be focused on the development o...

 

All kidding aside, police looking for teens who assaulted goats in S.S. Park

Goat Fest, a celebration of Allegheny GoatScape's hard working goats eating their way through invasive species and vines in South Side Park's "Jurassic Valley" drew 1,000 goat loving people to the par...

 

Drug overdoses continue to be a problem in Carrick

Details surrounding July’s overdoses and drug arrests were presented by police at last Monday’s Carrick/Overbrook Block Watch meeting in the Zion Church basement on Brownsville Road. Twelve overdoses occurred in Carrick and two in Overbook...

 

Fatal stabbing on Mount

In the early morning hours of Sunday, Aug. 13, at approximately 3:19 a.m. a passerby notified a Zone 3 Officer working an approved secondary employment detail that a bleeding male was outside on the...

 

Piano Day hits the right notes

Piano Day, 8/8, featured a Steinway & Sons grand piano on a flat bed trailer. The piano traveled around the city making stops for for performances at area universities and other venues before...

 

Mt. Oliver man arrested in Penn Hills homicide

On August 6, Kevin Trowery, 54, was shot and killed during a robbery at his residence in Penn Hills. During the course of the investigation, it was determined Dustin K. Taylor, 25, from Mt. Oliver was involved in the robbery/homicide. He was...

 

WIC families urged to redeem checks for free produce soon

The Allegheny County Health Department (ACHD) is reminding Women, Infants and Children (WIC) families to pick up their Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) checks. They will be available through September 29 or until the FMNP checks run out....

 

SGCPS Oktoberfest

The St. George Church Preservation Society will hold an Oktoberfest celebration on Saturday, Sept. 23, beginning at 5 p.m. at the Teutonia Mannerchor on North Side, 857 Phineas Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15212. A $35 donation per person includes...

 

Register now for city Citizen's Police Academy

Twice a year, the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police sponsors an opportunity for members of the community to become closely acquainted with the roles and responsibilities of the Police Bureau. The Pittsburgh Citizen’s Police Academy (CPA) brings the polic...

 

Volunteers needed to help Carrick tree tenders mulch

Volunteers are needed to join the Carrick tree tenders for a mulch party on Tuesday, Aug. 22 from 6-8 p.m. Volunteers will join the tree tenders as they clean up the litter from the tree beds and put down fresh mulch. Everyone should plan to get a...

 

Carrick council holding meeting to discuss the Next 3 Days event

Carrick Community Council will hold a community meeting on August 21, 7 p.m. at St. Pius X Church, next to Concord School. Carrick has been chosen to be the highlighted community of the Next 3 Day (N3D) event in Pittsburgh. The event focuses on good...

 

Community Corn Fest will take place on Aug. 26 in Phillips Park

The Annual Community Corn Fest in Phillips Park, 2200 Spokane Avenue, will feature entertainment, vendors, corn and more on Saturday, Aug. 26 from noon to 6 p.m. Entertainment includes: CAPA, Ira Soul, Cathasaigh, a kids’ corn shucking contest,...

 

Goodwill expands financial education services in S.S.

Goodwill of Southwestern Pennsylvania recently launched financial education services in their Workforce Development Center in Lawrenceville and in the Goodwill building in South Side. Since 2015, Goodwill has been operating financial education...

 

Anniversary concert Aug. 20 celebrates St. Paul of the Cross

In honor of the 150th anniversary of sainthood of St. Paul of the Cross (1694-1775), founder of the Passionists, St. Paul’s Monastery, 148 Monastery Avenue, is offering a concert on Sunday, Aug. 20 at 3 p.m. The concert will consist of sacred...

 

Spencer Church Fall Card Party

Spencer United Methodist Church will host its Fall Card Party on Saturday, Sept. 9, from 12-3 p.m. Tickets are $15 for an afternoon of games, prizes and lunch. For reservations, call 412-881-4000. Spencer United Methodist Church is located at 117...

 

Harmony Singers launch a new season

The Harmony Singers of Pittsburgh, a South Hills choral group, will launch its 2017-2018 season on Tuesday, Sept. 5, at 7 p.m. with an open house and ice cream social for returning and prospective...

 

AG takes action to protect rights in nursing homes

Attorney General Josh Shapiro has called on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to reject efforts to roll back protections that allow nursing home patients who have been victimized to have their day in court. Attorney General Shapiro and...

 

Zone 3 community crime alerts for August 7-13

The following are the Part I crimes for the week of: August 7-13. Duquesne Heights (1911) Theft – 1700 blk. Grandview Ave. – between 8/1/17 at midnight and 8/7/17 at 8:45 PM – Victim reported th...

 

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