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Articles from the August 29, 2017 edition

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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 254/17 on...

 

Housing Court hearings

The following Housing Court cases are scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 30, at 10:00 a.m. in District Magisterial Judge James Motznik's courtroom: • Guy and Mary Dolores Tavormina, 221 Amabell Street,...

 

Real estate transactions by RealStats

16th Ward Keith Haynes et al. to John Young et al. and Susan Barnett et al. at 2308 E. Carson St. for $760,000. Mary Javorsky to Oakley Way Group LLC at 2900 Orkney Way for $45,000. STH Development LLC to Michael and Larry Stokes at 2900 Patterson...

 

Police looking for man who robbed S.S. Bank last week

The First Commonwealth Bank on South Side was robbed shortly after 3 p.m. on August 24. According to police, a white man entered the bank and approached a teller. He placed a gun on the counter and...

 

Firefighter injured fighting fire on Mt. Joseph Street

On Saturday afternoon, firefighters were sent to a fire at a home in the 1900 block of Mount Joseph Street in Carrick. The fire appeared to have originated in the basement of the 2½ story structure and went to a third alarm. There were two people...

 

City Council to vote on new City Clerk today

Pittsburgh City Council will consider legislation nominating Brenda Pree as the new Pittsburgh City Clerk. Ms. Pree will be nominated to replace Mary Beth Doheny upon her retirement at at City Council meeting today, Tuesday, Aug. 29. The City Clerk...

 

South Side ghost stories needed for fall ghost tour

Fall is quickly approaching with ghost stories always of interest. Are there ghosts on South Side? If current and past area residents have any South Side ghost stories they are asked to email them to...

 

Women Sharing Wisdom group at S.S. Presbyterian

Women of all ages are welcome at the Women Sharing Wisdom group at South Side Presbyterian Church which meets the first Saturday each month from 10:30 a.m. - noon. The gatherings include mutual support, sharing of ideas and personal stories,...

 

Keep calling 911, borough residents urged by police

Anyone who experiences harassment, or witnesses underage drinking or other illegal activity in the borough parks, should call 911. That was the message of Police Chief Matt Juzwick at the August 21 meeting of Mt. Oliver council. “I need to know...

 

Mt. Washington CDC is one step closer to finalizing five-year plan

An updated five-year strategic plan for the Mount Washington Community Development Corporation (MWCDC) took another step toward completion when a draft version of the plan was reviewed at the organization’s August meeting. Michael Grande,...

 

Knoxville council meets on Sept. 7 and Sept. 13

The next meeting of the Knoxville Community Council (KCC) will take place on Thursday, Sept. 7, 6 p.m. at St. Paul AME Church at 400 Orchard Place. The agenda will include discussion concerning issues and concerns in the Knoxville community. KCC...

 

CBA sponsors free on-site shredding of documents

Carrick Business Association (CBA) is sponsoring a free on-site shredding day on Saturday, Sept. 16. Shredding will take place from 9 a.m. to noon in the parking lots of the Concord Presbyterian Church and Vern’s Electric, 1917 Brownsville Road....

 

Students pitch in and help clean up So. Side

Students from the Duquesne University New Student Orientation Progr am had the opportunity to participate in micro service projects in South Side on Saturday, Aug. 19. These project were aimed at intr...

 

Alarm program, City Steps Plan on agenda for Allentown CDC

The next Allentown monthly community meeting is planned for Tuesday, Sept. 5, 6 p.m. at the Allentown Senior Center, 631 E. Warrington Avenue. The agenda includes: Sandi Wraith, Red Cross South the Alarm Program; Kirstin Saunders, City Steps Plan;...

 

Possible zone change on Mount

A Zone Change Petition application has been submitted to change the zoning designation for a property in Mount Washington. An application was filed by Indovina Associates Architects on behalf of...

 

Government officials recognize local law enforcement heroes

U.S. Representative Mike Doyle, County Executive Rich Fitzgerald, City of Pittsburgh Mayor William Peduto, County Council Member Sam DeMarco, Acting US Attorney for the Western District of...

 

Prince of Peace Parish holding Hour for Peace

Prince of Peace Parish on South Side will hold a Holy Hour for Peace and Healing on Sunday, Sept. 10. The hour will include readings from Scripture, prayers, litanies and hymns seeking peace and healing. There will also be exposition of the Blessed...

 

Flea Market will partner with CBA free Shred-It

Concord Presbyterian Church is seeking crafters, vendors, flea market folks and shoppers along with people that want items shredded at the free Carrick Business Association’s free on-site Shred It event and Concord Flea Market on September 16....

 

Annual Dormont house tour will benefit library

The 2017 Dormont Library House Tour will be held on October 1 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Advance tickets are available now at dormontlibrary.org/housetour for $20. Tickets will also be available the day of the tour at the Dormont Library from 10-3 p.m....

 

Chatham Village home tour on Sept. 30

Chatham Village, a historic garden community, is opening the doors to 10 of its 218 charming and unique residences for a self-directed Home and Garden Walking Tour on September 30. David Vater, architect, historian and resident will be making a...

 

Prince of Peace craft show

Prince of Peace Parish will host a Holiday Vendor and Craft Show on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 7-8. The show is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day at the Parish Center, 81 S. 13th Street. A one-table slot, one table for two days, is $50 and $15...

 

Zone 3 community crime alerts for August 21-27

The following are the Part I crimes for the week of: August 21-27. Duquesne Heights (1911) - NTR (nothing to report). Mt. Washington (1903, 1914, 1915, 1807) Theft from vehicle – 200 blk. Bailey Ave...

 

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