Articles from the August 27, 2013 edition

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 By Margaret L. Smykla    Front Page    August 27, 2013

Boro to demolish houses damages by mine subsidence

Like last month’s Mount Oliver council meeting, the Aug. 19 meeting began with news of Frederick St. Council members Dave Lowe and Vanessa Talley were absent. In July, several houses on Frederick...

 Front Page    August 27, 2013

Pittsburgh police begin two-week back to school safety initiative

With the start of the school year the City of Pittsburgh Bureau of Police will be conducting a two-week proactive “Back to School Highway Safety Initiative” to help ensure children make it to and from school in a safe manner. Motorcycle officers...

 Government    August 27, 2013

Upcoming Pittsburgh Housing Court hearings

The following Housing Court cases are scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 27, at 10:00 a.m. in Magisterial District Judge Eugene Ricciardi’s Courtroom: • James John Kolesar, 512 Handler Street, 16th Ward, Code 302.4. • Raymond Paul Peluso, 205 Dengler...

 Real Estate    August 27, 2013

Real Estate transactions for issue of 8/27/13

16th Ward Ardith Ries to Hilltop Redevelopment LLC at 2216 Arlington Ave. for $10,000. Paul George Davis to Stefan and Scott Schaming at 2311 Jane St. for $137,000. John McGrath to Alexis Chidi at 3128 Mary St. for $215,000. Mortgage First LLC to...

 Service News    August 27, 2013

Bhakta B. Siwa

Navy Seaman Recruit Bhakta B. Siwa, son of Krishna M. and Dal B. Siwa of Pittsburgh, Pa., recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. During the eight-week program, Seaman Siwa completed a variety of...

 Government    August 27, 2013

Zoning Board hearings

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 187/13 on...

 News    August 27, 2013  
 Public Safety    August 27, 2013

Arrest made in killing of Beltzhoover woman

James Lawrence, 21, was taken into custody in Homewood on Wednesday morning, August 21, by the United States Marshals Fugitive Task Force. He was wanted for the murder of Tiona Jackson on Vincent Stre...

 News    August 27, 2013

Conservation Consultants hires new exec. director

Conservation Consultants, Inc. (CCI) has announced the appointment of Jeaneen Zappa as executive director effective September 16. Ms. Zappa follows Ann Gerace who has led the organization for the past 25 years. She brings more than 20 years of...

 News    August 27, 2013  
 By Natalia Olson-Urtecho    News    August 27, 2013

The Affordable Care Act could mean changes in how employees are ensured

America’s 28 million small businesses are the backbone of our economy, creating two out of every three net new jobs and employing half of America’s workforce. From mom-and-pop stores and restaurants, to high-tech startups and productive...

 Health    August 27, 2013

Health Department urges everyone to report any contact with bats

Because of a steady increase in rabies cases involving bats, the Allegheny County Health Department is urging local residents to report all bat encounters, even if they’re not sure they’ve been bitten or otherwise exposed to the animal’s saliva...

 News    August 27, 2013

Join the Arbor Day Foundation in Sept. and receive 10 free trees for planting in Penna.

Everyone from Pennsylvania who joins the Arbor Day Foundation in September will receive 10 free trees as part of the Foundation’s Trees for America program. Through Trees for America, everyone is encouraged to plant trees for the benefit of the...

 News    August 27, 2013

Here are six reasons to become a volunteer income tax preparer

Those looking for a way to help their community should consider becoming a tax volunteer. The IRS is looking for volunteers now who will provide free tax help next year. Volunteer Income Tax Assistance and Tax Counseling for the Elderly are...