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Articles from the October 11, 2016 edition

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 By Margaret L. Smykla    Front Page    October 11, 2016

Carrick library will be all new from the bottom up

In January, residents crowded into a makeshift meeting space at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh (CLP) – Carrick to learn the plans for renovating and enlarging the facility.  The consensus among...

 
 Front Page    October 11, 2016

Residents express their concerns over parking on Allentown streets

Contentious at times, supportive at others and hopeful in the end, the quarterly meeting of the Allentown CDC (ACDC) had residents expressing their opinions concerning changes in the neighborhood. First on the agenda was discussion about the...

 
 Front Page    October 11, 2016

Fresh Fridays on Hilltop is this week on Oct. 14

Fresh Fridays, the free produce distribution on the Hilltop, will take place on Friday, Oct. 14. Eligible households in the 15203, 15210, 15211 and Carrick residents in 15227 zip codes can pick up fresh produce from about 3:30 p.m. until supplies...

 
 Opinion    October 11, 2016

Don't compare us to Lawrenceville

I am writing in response to some quotes in last week’s article “Residents get to talk directly with Zone 3 Commander about issues” (South Pittsburgh Reporter, Oct. 4, 2016) I have to disagree with the quote, “the Hilltop is light years away...

 
 Real Estate    October 11, 2016

Real estate transactions by RealStats

16th Ward George Harris to US Bank NA trustee at 978 Becks Run Road for $2,053 by sheriff’s deed. Estate of Thomas Stiefvater Jr. to Jon Richards at 3009 Cobden St. for $25,000. SS Allegheny LLC to Robert Swope at 724 Pliney Way for $18,000. 17th...

 
 Government    October 11, 2016

Housing Court hearings

The following Housing Court cases are scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 12, at 1:00 p.m. in District Magisterial Judge James Motznik’s courtroom: • Rose Diperna, 54 Southern Avenue, 19th Ward, Code 403.63. • Scott J. and Lauri J. Wroblewski, 121...

 
 Government    October 11, 2016

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 274/16 on Thursd...

 
 News    October 11, 2016

Seniors can get advice on selecting medical/drug plans from APPRISE

The annual open enrollment season for selecting a Medicare Advantage Plan or Prescription Drug Plan is coming up soon. Knowing that Medicare can sometimes be confusing, Sen. Jay Costa along with APPRISE, the Pennsylvania State Insurance Assistance...

 
 Kids    October 11, 2016

Youth programming continues at the Carrick Branch Library

Weekly youth programs are continuing at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh-Carrick: Storytime: Children 18 months to 5 years can get up and get moving with interactive stories, songs and crafts at Storytime every Thursday morning from 10:30-11:30...

 
 Kids    October 11, 2016

Carrick Halloween party features costume contest

A Halloween Costume Contest and Party, sponsored by Carrick Community Council and Philips Park Recreation Center, will take place on Saturday, Oct. 29 from noon to 2 p.m. There will be free Ghoulish Games, freaky fun and frightening food. Trophies...

 
 Public Safety    October 11, 2016

Girl grazed by bullet on Mount

Paramedics and Zone 3 police were sent to the 300 block of Virginia Avenue on Saturday, Oct. 8 where a 15-year-old girl from Mt. Oliver entered a convenience store after being grazed by a bullet at approximately 9:25 p.m. Paramedics transported the...

 
 Entertainment    October 11, 2016

Annual arts & crafts festival showcases artists, craftsmen

The 22nd annual Pennsylvania Arts & Crafts Christmas Festival will take place over two weekends this year: October 14-16 and 22-23 at the Washington County Fairgrounds, 2151 N. Main Street,...

 
 News    October 11, 2016

Open mic coffee house in South Side

The next Open Mic Coffee House at the South Side Presbyterian Church is on Friday, Oct. 14, 7:30 – 9 p.m. People are invited to share their performing artistry, from music to poetry, dance to drama. Call ahead of time to 412-431-0118 or...

 
 News    October 11, 2016

Free dinner on the Hilltop

There will be a free Sunday dinner for all Hilltop residents on Sunday, Oct. 16, beginning at 4 p.m. at the St. Paul AME Church, 400 Orchard Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15210. This month’s dinner is hosted by the Beltzhoover Civic Association and St....

 
 News    October 11, 2016

Market House Oktoberfest includes food, flea market

The South Side Market House Oktoberfest with food, a flea market, bake sale and more will take place on Friday, Oct. 14. The celebration will begin at 11 a.m. and goes to 6 p.m. or whenever the food runs out. The menu includes: Pieogies, hot or cold...

 
 News    October 11, 2016

Volunteers needed to help plant more trees in Carrick

Volunteers are needed for a community tree planting event on Saturday, Nov. 5 from 9 a.m.-11 a.m. Those interested in helping out are asked to meet at Volunteers Field, Riota and Strata ways, Pittsburgh, PA 15210. Trees and materials are provided...

 
 News    October 11, 2016

Soup dinner will benefit food bank

A Soup, Salad and Breadsticks Dinner will be held at the Concord Presbyterian Church, 1907 Brownsville Road, on Saturday, Nov. 12 from 3-6 p.m. On the menu are Wedding, Vegetable and Chicken Rice soups. Cost is $10 or adults and $5 for children 10...

 
 News    October 11, 2016

Rummage Sale

Spencer United Methodist Church will hold a Fall Rummage Sale on October 14-15. Clothes, jewelry, toys, linens, housewares, small appliances and more will be available at the sale. Hours are from 9 a.m. each day, until 2 p.m. on Fri. and noon on...

 
 News    October 11, 2016

Fitzgerald budget has no county tax increase

Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald has released the 2017 Comprehensive Fiscal Plan and presented his budget address to County Council. The $880.3 million budget calls for no tax increase and does not include any one-time revenues to balance t...

 
 Entertainment    October 11, 2016

Feeding the Dragon will run at City Theatre Oct. 22 thru Nov 20

Fresh on the heels of the raucous comedy, Hand to God, City Theatre turns in a different direction to present Feeding the Dragon, an intimate and magical world premiere by the award-winning stage and screen actress, Sharon Washington. The production...

 
 Government    October 11, 2016

Boro Planning Commission meeting

The Mt. Oliver Borough Planning Commission will meet on Monday, October 17th at 6:30 PM, 150 Brownsville Road, to review the 2016 Comprehensive Plan Update and recommend to Borough Council for adoption....

 
 Public Safety    October 11, 2016

Zone 3 Part 1 crime report for September 26th thru October 2nd

The following are the Part I crimes for the week of: September 26th thru October 2nd, 2016. Duquesne Heights (1911) Stolen auto – 200 Meridan St. – between 9/25 at 9:30 PM and 9/26 at 6:00 AM – Victim states items were stolen out of her car. No...

 
 News    October 11, 2016

Health Department and Partner Agencies to Host Tire Collection Event

The Allegheny County Health Department (ACHD), the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), and the Pennsylvania Resources Council (PRC) will be hosting a one-day tire collection event this Saturday, October 15, 2016 from 9 a.m. to...