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Articles from the October 3, 2017 edition

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'A Waddle of Penguins' art project coming to Hilltop neighborhoods

Artist James Simon will be unveiling the first installation of his temporary public art project "A Hilltop Waddle" at a community reception in a former vacant lot turned community space, "Lunchtime...

 

This week's So. Pgh. Housing Court hearings

The following Housing Court cases are scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 4, at 8:00 a.m. in Pittsburgh Municipal Court: • Hilltop Redevelopment LLC, 32 Eleanor Street, 16th Ward, Code PM108.1.1. The...

 

Knoxville Community Council will meet on Thursday, Oct. 5

The Knoxville Community Council’s next meeting will be on Thursday, Oct. 5, 6 p.m. at the St. Paul AME Church, 400 Orchard Place. All interested community members are welcome to attend....

 

A-Town Evening Senior group planning after work activities

Allentown Senior Center has been experimenting with evening programming for the ‘still working during the day’ gang and those who cannot attend daytime programming for a variety of other reasons. The “A-Town Evening Seniors” Program has...

 

Police make arrest in killing of Beltzhoover man

The Pittsburgh Police Violent Crime Unit has arrested a man for the July 24 homicide of 23-year-old Raheem D. Porter of Beltzhoover After a nearly two-month investigation. The investigation...

 

Mt. Oliver man arrested in bank robbery attempt

Thomas Orin Hetrick, 50, of Mt. Oliver, has been arrested by the Pittsburgh Police Violent Crime Unit on charges of robbery, aggravated assault, and criminal conspiracy related to an incident at...

 

Real estate transactions by RealStats

17th Ward Mark Dudash to Timothy Elliott Vitullo at 46 Enon Way for $212,000. Patrick Filip to Richard Eckstrom and Cheryl Russell at 1845 Riverside Mews 21 for $511,000. Aron Himmelfarb et al. to Geoffrey Callahan at 86 S. 16th St. for $290,000....

 

MWCDC introduces board candidates, explains financials

Mount Washington residents heard from the ten candidates vying for five board seats in the upcoming Mount Washington Community Development Corporation (MWCDC) board election scheduled to take place this October. At last week’s community forum,...

 

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 332/17 on...

 

PRC to hold collection events in October

Area residents have one last chance to clean out basements, garages, garden sheds – and medicine cabinets – in preparation for the Pennsylvania Resources Council’s final three collection events of 2017. PRC will collect a wide variety of...

 

City to establish police substation Downtown

Legislation has been introduced at Pittsburgh City Council authorizing a lease for a new Downtown police substation near Market Square, and a new fire and medic station alerting system.  Mayor William Peduto, Public Safety Director...

 

StepTrek is a self-guided tour of the South Side Slopes

In its 17th year, the Pittsburgh StepTrek will begin this Saturday, Oct. 7 at 11a.m. at South Side Park, Josephine and 21st streets on South Side. This year's routes will take a tour of the...

 

Education Partnership helps bring supplies to South Pittsburgh schools

By Margaret L. Smykla Contributing Writer Schools begin the new academic year with basic supplies for students, but run out. "The Education Partnership (TEP) mission is to give kids the basic school...

 

Kids Pumpkin Dive, Costume Contest at Oliver Bath House

Ormsby Recreation Center will hold a Pumpkin Dive and Costume Contest for kids on Saturday, Oct. 21, 1-3 p.m. at the Oliver Bath House. Cost is $3 in advance or $5 at the door. Pre-register at Ormsby Rec Center. Children 5 and under must be...

 

Steppin Stanzas project performs at StepTrek

Steppin Stanzas, a grassroots poetry project celebrating Pittsburgh public steps, will perform “On the Way Up: City Steps, City Immigrants” at South Side Slopes Neighborhood Association’s 17th Annual StepTrek on Saturday, Oct. 7 in South Side....

 

District 2 city republicans will meet on Oct. 10 in a new location

District 2 City Republicans meet on the second Tuesday of the month. This month’s meeting will take place on October 10, 7 p.m. at a new location: The Mt. Washington Senior Center, 122 Virginia Ave. Mt. Washington 15211....

 

Carrick Community Council will meet on Monday, Oct. 10

The next public meeting of the Carrick Community Council will take place on October 10 at 7 p.m. at Pittsburgh Concord K-5, 2350 Brownsville Road....

 

Dist. 4 candidates forum

The League of Women Voters of Greater Pittsburgh will conduct a non-partisan forum for candidates for Allegheny County Judge of the Court of Common Pleas and Pittsburgh City Council District 4. It will be held at St. Mark Evangelical Lutheran...

 

Free dinner on Hilltop October 15

A free Autumn Feast for Hilltop residents will take place on Sunday, Oct. 15 beginning at 4 p.m. at the St. Paul AME church, 400 Orchard Place. The free dinner is hosted by the Beltzhoover Civic Association and St. Paul AME Church. For more...

 

Zone 3 community crime alerts for Sept. 29 to Oct. 1

The following are the Part I crimes for the week of: Sept. 29 to Oct. 1. Duquesne Heights (1911) - NTR (nothing to report). Mt. Washington (1903, 1914, 1915, 1807) Theft – 100 blk. Craighead St....

 

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