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Articles from the December 13, 2016 edition

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Commander talks about challenges facing the police

Concerned with some recent shootings in and around the Allentown neighborhood, the Allentown CDC asked Zone 3 commander Karen Dixon to speak at the December public meeting of the organization. “We know who it was.” Command Dixon said of the most...

 

Carrick/Overbrook hears recap of safety issues, Big Brothers, Sisters

Food and gifts donated from more than 40 local businesses accompanied this month’s crime update as the Carrick/Overbrook Block Watch celebrated its annual holiday party last Monday in the Concord K5 cafeteria on Brownsville Road. Prior to the...

 

Pop Up Shop program at senior center

CMU graduate students partnered Allentown Senior Center and Michelle Lancet, owner of Spool, to pilot an Allentown Local Business Pop-Up Shop program at the Allentown Senior Center. Through a series...

 

Minority recruitment efforts by city for police force showing successes

The latest Pittsburgh Bureau of Police recruitment class is composed of nearly 30 per cent minorities, which continues successful recruitment efforts implemented by Mayor William Peduto’s Administration.  Of 28 total recruits who entered the...

 

South Hills Chorale holiday concert

The South Hills Chorale will perform its holiday concert program, “Fa La La Celebration,” on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 16-17 at Westminster Church on Washington Road in Upper St. Clair. Performances start at 7:30 p.m. Among many selections, the C...

 

Health Department recruiting for violence prevention program

The Allegheny County Health Department (ACHD) is asking the public join them in the fight against gun violence. After receiving a grant from Heinz Endowments earlier this year, the department has launched its Office of Violence Prevention. As part...

 

PWSA holding meetings to discuss lead in drinking water

The Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA) will hold community meetings to present information on lead in drinking water. PWSA leadership, in conjunction with the Allegheny County Health Department and the United Way, will give presentations on...

 

This week's area Housing Court hearings

The following Housing Court case is scheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 14, at 1:00 p.m. in District Magisterial Judge James Motznik’s courtroom: • Scott and Lauri J. Wrobleski, 121 Cohassett Street, 19th Ward, Code 302.7. The following Housing Court...

 

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 345/16 on...

 

Real estate transactions by RealStats

16th Ward Estate of Lawrence Bloxsom to MO Rentals Inc. at 316 Clover St. for $18,000. 17th Ward Agile Development LLC to James Papiano and Anna Borsellino Papiano at 158 20th St. S and Mary St. for $294,900. Brendan Breen to Urban Capital Group LLC...

 

Police investigate fatality in the Slopes

The Pittsburgh Police Violent Crime Unit is investigating the fatal shooting of a 27-year-old woman from the South Side Slopes. According to police, at approximately 1:30 a.m., Zone 3 officers were sent to the 2900 block of Eccles Street for a...

 

Mt. Oliver Boro Lighting Contest

The second annual Mt. Oliver Lighting Contest is now underway. Borough residents are encouraged to nominate their home or a neighbor's home as the best in the borough. Nominations are due by December 16 by contacting Rick Hopkinson, borough manager,...

 

Zone 3 community crime alerts for Dec. 5-12

The following are the Part I crimes for the week of: December 5, 2016 thru December 11, 2016. Duquesne Heights (1911) Burglary/ Criminal Mischief- 1200 Block of Lewis Street- Between 12/2/16 at 12:00 PM and 12/5/16 at 5:30 PM- Victim states that his...

 

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