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Articles from the February 16, 2016 edition

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Forum wants greater public process in parking solutions

Parking, the neighborhood plan, and St. Patrick’s Day were among the topics at the Feb. 9 meeting of the South Side Planning Forum. New forum members are Dawn Lorincy, representing the South Side Slopes Neighborhood Association (SSSNA), and Suzy...

 

With Carrick Toastmasters, practice makes perfect

Wedding toasts, eulogies, and office meetings are relatively common activities, but for many people, public speaking can inspire more fear than unemployment, flying, or even death. For the 20 members of Carrick Toastmasters, practice is the key to...

 

Students will survey South Side businesses

The South Side Community Council and the South Side Chamber of Commerce are engaging with library science and technology students to complete a business survey and Carson Street Inventory. The students are helping the two organizations develop...

 

Real estate transactions by RealStats

16th Ward Brian Schultz to Michael Ballow III at 2210-1/2 Jane St. for $305,000. 17th Ward Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. to Amazing Grace Real Estate LLC at 405 E. Carson St. for $210,000. Michael Pacak estate et al. to Nicholas Grant LLC at 1000...

 

Upcoming City of Pgh. 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 91/16 on Thursda...

 

Housing Court hearings

The following Housing Court cases are scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 16, at 1:00 p.m. in Magisterial District Judge Richard King’s Courtroom: • Chanel Gallo, 49 Haberman Avenue, 18th Ward, Code 302.3. • House Zing LLC, 802 Lillian Street, 18th...

 

Police make arrest in Brownsville Rd. robbery

The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police have arrested Dominque Charles Arture, 21, of Carrick and charged him with robbing the Rite Aid in the 1200 Block of Brownsville Road on January 18. According to...

 

Mt. Washington SWAT call ends peacefully

At approximately 9 p.m. on Feb. 10 Pittsburgh police were sent to the 200 block of Merrimac Street in Mt. Washington for a domestic call. According to police, a male suspect - later identified as Dayvon Tyrie Pack, 24, of Allentown - was arguing...

 

Flag pole damaged in hit and run accident

The flag pole erected by the Mount Oliver City/St. Clair Block Watch at the intersection of Mountain and Wagner streets has been damaged by a hit-and-run driver. According to Suzanne Photos, block watch organizer, it appears someone hit the flag...

 

S.S. Community Council holding public meeting

South Side Community Council (SSCC) is holding an open Community Meeting to discuss a new public safety/code compliance initiative for the South Side Flats on Monday, March 14, 6:30-8:00 p.m. at the Brashear Center, 2005 Sarah Street. The SSCC will...

 

EDS will provide updates at Carrick council forum

Carrick Community Council is hosting a community meeting at 7 p.m. on February 29 in the Pittsburgh Concord K-5 auditorium, 2350 Brownsville Road.  The agenda includes Board Committee updates. Scheduled speakers include: Economic Development South...

 

Portion of Smithfield St. closed

The northbound travel lane and parking lane of Smithfield Street -- spanning from Fourth Ave. to Fifth Ave. – was scheduled to be closed to accommodate the reconstruction of the Forbes Ave. and Smithfield St. intersection beginning Monday...

 

Project Prom, the annual giveaway of prom attire coming March 5

The Allegheny County Department of Human Services (DHS) annual Project Prom giveaway of prom attire to eligible high school students begins with the Gown Giveaway kickoff on Saturday, March 5, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Project Prom Shop in...

 

County accepting nominations for annual EnviroStar awards

The Allegheny County Health Department (ACHD) is accepting nominations for its annual EnviroStar awards which honor local businesses and organizations for voluntary pollution prevention practices undertaken in 2015. “Pollution prevention not only...

 

Science Center hosting Engineer the Future

 Pittsburgh has long been at the core of engineering innovation with iconic bridges, environmentally friendly construction, and modern building design. Carnegie Science Center’s Engineer the Future, held in recognition of National Engineers Week,...

 

Save a snowball, name your own price on Summer Solstice at Science Center

Snow has arrived in the region again, giving the public another chance to make snowballs – for Carnegie Science Center’s annual “Snowball Day” celebration of the Summer Solstice. All visitors who make a snowball this winter, save it in their...

 

Attorney General announces settlement with MoneyGram

The Pennsylvania Attorney General’s office has announced a $13 million settlement with MoneyGram Payment Systems, Inc., a money transfer service. The settlement resolves a multistate investigation which focused on complaints of consumers who used...

 

Consumers warned of IRS scam

The Pennsylvania Attorney General’s office is warning of a new variation of a pervasive telephone scam that aims to defraud taxpayers. The well-known “IRS scam” has reemerged recently, but this time fraudsters are posing as U.S. Treasury...

 

Medical scholarships available

The Pennsylvania Medical Society Alliance, in conjunction with The Foundation of the Pennsylvania Medical Society, is offering multiple $2,500 scholarships to Pennsylvania residents attending an accredited Pennsylvania medical school full-time as a s...

 

Zone 3 Community Crime Alerts

The following are the Part I crimes for the week of: February 8, 2016 thru February 14, 2016. Duquesne Heights (1911) Theft from Vehicle – Greenleaf and Shaler Sts. – between 2/9 at 5:45 PM and Theft 2/10 at 8:15 AM – Victim states his car...

 

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