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Articles from the October 6, 2015 edition

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Flagpole, urban farm projects moving forward in Mt. O. City

The Sept. 24 meeting of the Mt. Oliver City/St. Clair Block Watch featured updates on the flagpole at the intersection of Mountain Ave. and Wagner St.; the project at the corner of Mountain and Fisher streets; and the proposed urban farm on the...

 

Next Fresh Fridays is Friday, Oct. 9

Fresh Fridays, the free produce distribution on the Hilltop, will be on Friday, Oct. 9. Eligible households in the 15203, 15210, 15211 and Carrick residents in 15227 zip codes can pick up fresh...

 

This week's local Housing Court hearings

The following Housing Court cases are scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 7, at 8:00 a.m. in Pittsburgh Municipal Court: • Anthony Vojtash and Joseph Vojtash, 421 Kingsboro Street, 18th Ward, Code 116.1. The following Housing Court cases are scheduled...

 

City of Pittsburgh 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 236/15 on...

 

Historic review hearings

The Historic Review Commission of Pittsburgh has scheduled the following hearings in the East Carson Street Historic District for 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 7, following Internal Business beginning at 12:30 p.m. 907-909 E. Carson Street, Marwan...

 

Real Estate transactions by RealStats

16th Ward Bayview Loan Servicing LLC to L2 Holdings Ltd. at 2315 Eccles St. for $28,000. Michelle Berard to Jonathan Thomas and Stephanie Ensenat at 2311 Larkins Way for $225,000. Wilburn Hayden Jr. to Joshua Teti and Benjamin Dermont at 91 S. 24th...

 
 By Tom Smith    News    October 6, 2015

Beltzhoover resident works toward gaining independence

Even with her own wheels, Darnisha Burney still needs a little help getting around. The 24-year-old lives with her aunt and grandmother in Beltzhoover, but enjoys being as independent as she can be...

 

Pitt students make Pop des Fleurs in S.S.

Sixteen Pitt community members joined the South Side Chamber of Commerce (SSCC) to work on a Day of Caring community service project. This year, SSCC Board member and feng shui expert Yvonne Phillips...

 

Pittsburgh selected for Veterans Economic Communities Initiative

The City of Pittsburgh has been selected by the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) to participate in the Veterans Economic Communities Initiative (VECI) and will be assigned an Economic Liaison to collaborate with public and private...

 

'Ride to Gettysburg' draws almost 400 to help preserve Civil War monumnets

State Rep. Harry Readshaw, D-Allegheny, hosted his 15th annual "Ride to Gettysburg" on Sept. 26, with 397 riders participating in the motorcycle ride from the fountain on Commonwealth Avenue in...

 

Co-Creators Youth Club at S. S. Presbyterian Church

All youth ages 4 - 16 years are welcome to join South Side’s Co-Creators Youth Club starting on October 6 at the South Side Presbyterian Church. Every Tuesday from 6:30-8 p.m., youth come from South Side and other neighborhoods to enjoy this...

 

Codefest app connects residents with refuse pickups

The Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh (URA) along with the City of Pittsburgh have announced the official launch of PGH.st, a city-sponsored app created to help tame the complexity of the trash and recycling collections schedule for city...

 

Seldom Seen cleanup will take place on October 10

Economic Development South will host a cleanup of the Seldom Seen Greenway on Saturday, Oct. 10 from 9 a.m. – noon.  Seldom Seen Greenway is 90 acres of undeveloped forest along Route 51. The Saw Mill Run stream flows through it. Unfortunately,...

 

The South Pittsburgh SCENE With Brad Palmisiano

One thousand four hundred fifty-seven steps in a StepTrek. At least on one of the 15th Annual StepTrek routes....

 

Shredding event slated in Carrick on Saturday

Carrick Business Association (CBA) is sponsoring an on-site shredding day on Saturday, Oct. 10. Shredding will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the parking lots of the Concord Presbyterian Church and Vern’s Electric, 1917 Brownsville Road....

 

St. Paul AME Church hosting a Fall Friday Feast Dinner

The Trustee Board of St. Paul AME Church will hold a Fall Friday Feast Dinner Sale on Friday, Oct. 16 from 11:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. at 400 Orchard Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15210. Dinners include baked or fried chicken with two sides or a bowl of seafood...

 

Sancta Maria Magdalena to hold fall Bible Series in Oct.

Bishop Victor Cianca of the Society of Sancta Maria Magdalena will open his fall Bible Series, with the Blood Moons, God Speaking to Us. He will follow the history, events, and meaning as Christians. The series will take place on October 9 at 7 p.m....

 

Chicken noodle soup and flea market sale

On Saturday, Nov. 7, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Greek Catholic Union Lodge 28 will hold a homemade chicken noodle soup sale and flea market at St. John the Baptist church hall, 1720 Jane Street, South Side. All proceeds will benefit the church. For more...

 

Beltzhoover Block Watch meets

The monthly meeting of the Lower Beltzhoover Block Watch will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 28 at 29 Sylvania Ave in the Community Room at 6 p.m. The meeting is not limited to lower Beltzhoover but for everyone. The agenda includes subjects affecting...

 

Open Mic Coffee House at S. S. Presbyterian Church

The next Open Mic Coffee House at the South Side Presbyterian Church is on Friday, Oct. 9, 7:30 – 9 p.m. People are invited to share their performing artistry, from music to poetry, dance to drama. Those who wish to perform should call Bryan...

 

Oktoberfest in Carrick

The Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, 1628 Brownsville Road, Carrick, will be holding its annual Oktoberfest featuring German food and a live band on Saturday, Oct. 17 at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $10. Call the church office at 412-881-4404 to make a...

 

Coat, sweater drive at Sancta Magdelana

The Society of Sancta Maria Magdelana of the Western Orthodox Christian Church will be collecting “gently worn and clean” winter coats and heavy sweaters of all styles and sizes for distribution on weekends during the month of November. Used...

 

Storytimes, homework help at Carrick library

Storytimes, Homework Help and After School Fun are happening at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh- Carrick, 1811 Brownsville Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15210 Storytime: Toddler and Preschooler Tales takes place on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. through October...

 

Settlement provides refunds for RadioShack gift cards

Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane has announced a federal bankruptcy judge has approved a settlement agreement that will lead to 100 percent reimbursement for consumers who purchased RadioShack gift cards. Attorneys with the Office of Attorney...

 

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