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One local hearing this week at Pittsburgh Zoning Board

Pittsburgh's Zoning Board of Adjustment has scheduled one public hearing of interest to South Pittsburgh residents for Thursday, May 3 at 8:50 a.m. in the first floor hearing room of the John P. Robin Civic Building, 200 Ross Street, Downtown. Zone...

 
 News    May 1, 2007

Drivers, visitors needed for the Carrick MOW

The Carrick Meals on Wheels program is in need of substitute drivers and visitors. All that is required is one-and-a-half hours of time as needed. Meals are delivered to shut-ins Monday through Friday. Call the kitchen at 412-881-0990 between 8 a.m....

 
 News    May 1, 2007

Career help available at Knoxville Branch Library

Need help with choosing a career or writing a resume? The Educational Opportunities Center of Southwestern Pennsylvania will present a free Career Counseling Workshop at the Knoxville Library on Tuesday, May 8 from 3-4:30 p.m. The workshop will...

 
 News    May 1, 2007

Absentee ballots due before Tuesday, May 8

County residents who need an absentee ballot for the upcoming May 15 Primary must apply before 5 p.m. on Tuesday, May 8. Absentee ballots are available to registered voters who will be absent from their municipality on May 15 or to those who cannot...

 
 By David Assad    Front Page    May 1, 2007

Smoking ban will affect area businesses differently

There are two sides to every story. That is the case of the smoking ban slated to begin being enforced in Allegheny County this week for bars and restaurants. Excuses Bar & Grill owner George Pantelas is not happy about the smoking ban. He believes...

 
 By David Assad    Front Page    May 1, 2007

Smoking ban goes into effect today

The Allegheny County ban on smoking in public places was to go into effect this week at bars and restaurants which are in abundance on the South Side. This is particularly true along a 20-block stretch of the Carson Street corridor between 10th...

 
 By Al Lowe    Front Page    May 1, 2007

Candidates make a statement before ACDC membership

The April 26th meeting of the Allentown Community Development Corporation wasn't televised, but if it had been on TV, it might have been called “The Jeffrey Koch and Bruce Kraus Show.” Mr. Koch and Mr. Kraus were present but several of the...

 
 By Al Lowe    Front Page    May 1, 2007

Allentown seniors talk about their experiences during World War II

Duquesne University student Betty Elee recently spent several days cleaning homes in the suburbs of New Orleans that had been hit by Katrina. She believes in helping others, so it was second nature...

 

Intimate Apparel closes out City Theatre season

City Theatre closes its 2006/07 subscription season with the award-winning play by Lynn Nottage, Intimate Apparel, running May 3 – 27, 2007 on City Theatre's mainstage. The bustling world of New...

 

SSSNA meets on May 8

The next meeting of the South Side Slopes Neighborhood Association will be Tuesday, May 8 at 7 p.m. in the main lounge at Saint Paul of the Cross Retreat Center. The community is welcome to attend....

 
 News    May 1, 2007

State Senate passes Costa burglary bill

The state Senate unanimously approved a Bill sponsored by State Sen. Jay Costa, Jr. (D-Allegheny) that would assure that sentencing courts could impose the toughest possible penalties for burglary and home invasion. “This legislation validates toug...

 
 News    May 1, 2007

New screening process for slots jobs

State Rep. Jake Wheatley, D-Pittsburgh, is welcoming the recent decision by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board to improve the screening process of applicants for jobs at slot-machine casinos. “Even though the Pittsburgh casino won't open before...

 
 News    May 1, 2007

Sen. Fontana announces funding of child advocacy center website

State Senator Wayne D. Fontana (D-Brookline) has joined representatives of Allegheny County's Child Advocacy Center - A Child's Place - to provide funding of a new website to assist individuals working with child abuse victims. “It's particularly...

 
 News    May 1, 2007

County launches new website with easy to navigate features

Allegheny County has launched a newly designed, easy-to-navigate Website. “We have designed a web site that highlights some of our region's best attributes, such as our county parks, and that also serves as an economic development tool for business...

 
 News    May 1, 2007

Rep. Readshaw amends landowner liability bill to speed passage

State Rep. Harry Readshaw, D-Allegheny, said the way appears cleared for action soon on his legislation to correct deficiencies in the state's landowner liability law. Mr. Readshaw said he sponsored an amendment to his legislation (H.B. 13) as it...

 
 News    May 1, 2007

Lions Club open house at UPMC

The Pittsburgh Deaf/Blind Lions Club has moved to UPMC South Side Hospital. The organization will sponsor an open house on Saturday, May 12 from 2:30-4:30 p.m. in the first floor conference room. The public is welcome....

 
 News    May 1, 2007

Cinco de Mayo Fiesta Saturday hosted by Emmaus Community

The Emmaus Community of Pittsburgh will sponsor a fundraising Cinco de Mayo Fiesta on Saturday, May 5 at the Circuit Centre and Ballroom, 5 Hot Metal Street, South Side. The evening begins with cocktails/cash bar at 7 p.m. followed by dinner catered...

 
 News    May 1, 2007

Health ministries benefit concert with Symphony, Fifth Dimension

The Fourth Annual Community Partners Benefit Concert featuring the Pittsburgh Symphony with the Fifth Dimension will be June 21 at 8 p.m. The Pittsburgh Symphony will be conducted by Chelsea Tipton II, with a special performance by violinists Elena...

 
 News    May 1, 2007

Register for kindergarten at Phillips Elementary

Phillips Elementary School is taking registrations for kindergarten for the 2007-2008 school year now. The child must be 5-years-old by September 1, 2007. Enrollments will be conducted from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. when school is in session. Parents should...

 
 News    May 1, 2007

Roosevelt Elementary registering kindergarteners

Roosevelt Elementary School is taking registrations for kindergarten for the 2007-2008 school year. Students must be five years old before September 1 to be eligible. Parents must bring the child's birth or baptismal certificate, immunizations...

 
 News    May 1, 2007

Rummage sale in South Side

The South Side Presbyterian Church will hold its Spring Rummage and Food Sale on Saturday, May 5 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. A great variety of items including clothing, coats, shoes, toys, furniture, books, jewelry and more will be available. Also,...

 
 News    May 1, 2007

Help for South Side storefronts

State Rep. Harry Readshaw (right) presented Rick Belloli, executive director of the South Side Local Development Company with a ceremonial check for $50,000. The funding will be used by the SSLDC for...

 
 News    May 1, 2007

Mother's Day luncheon and card party May 6 in Arlington

The Arlington Civic Council will host a Mother's Day Luncheon/Card Party on Sunday, May 6 at 1 p.m. The event will include lunch, dessert, non-alcohol champagne punch, a chocolate fountain, gourmet tea and coffee as well as door prizes, Chinese...

 

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