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 By Austin Vaught    Front Page    October 20, 2015

Mt. Washington CDC elects board members for coming year

MWCDC members elected four new board members and reelected one at the MWCDC Community Forum meeting on the Mount Washington Senior Center on Virginia Avenue. Joseph Rewis, Tom Brady, Talia Piazza, and Michael Grande will join the MWCDC board as new...

 
 By Tom Smith    Front Page    October 20, 2015

Phase one of the Carrick Dairy District starts with groundbreaking for market

With the turn of a dozen cow-themed shovels the Carrick Dairy District Open Market came one more step closer to reality at a ceremonial groundbreaking on Friday, Oct. 15. Since 2012 Economic...

 
 By Margaret L. Smykla    Front Page    October 20, 2015

Planning Forum hears from the new Zone 3 police commander

The October 13 meeting of the South Side Planning Forum featured new Zone 3 commander Karen Dixon, who introduced herself and answered questions while providing updates on the zone. The commander said she began on the city force in 1988. She has...

 
 Real Estate    October 20, 2015

Real Estate transactions by RealStats

17th Ward Timothy Sakmar et al. to Winter Park Development LLC at Gregory St. for $320,879. Gary Laudenslager to John and Jean McCloskey at 46 Magdalena St. for $75,000. Gary Laudenslager et al. to John and Jean McCloskey at 50 Magdalena St. for...

 
 Opinion    October 20, 2015

Isn't it a shame

What a shame residents on Sarah Street go to lengths to maintain their properties and some drunks have to destroy it: smashing plants and tossing trash cans on the road. How would they like it if Sarah Street residents wen to their parents’ houses...

 
 By Margaret L. Smykla    News    October 20, 2015

Slopes residents ask police commander about public safety issues

The October 13 general meeting of the South Side Slopes Neighborhood Association (SSSNA) began with the new Zone 3 commander, Karen Dixon, introducing herself and answering attendees’ questions. For the last five years, she has worked on the Zone...

 
 News    October 20, 2015

Senior volunteer tapped for council

Allentown Senior Center volunteer, Carmen Burrell, has been appointed to serve as a member of the Department of Human Services Area Agency on Aging Advisory Council. The appointment was recently...

 
 News    October 20, 2015

Hilltop neighborhoods will participate in Pitt Make a Difference Day Oct. 24

Communities throughout the Hilltop are working with Pitt Make a Difference Day on October 24, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to improve their neighborhoods. Volunteers will meet at locations in the neighborhoods at 10 a.m., and are encouraged to bring trash...

 
 News    October 20, 2015

Fall Redd Up will include 200 communities in Allegheny County

More than 200 Pittsburgh neighborhoods, Allegheny County communities and groups are expected to participate in the Fall Redd Up on Saturday, Oct. 24. Pitt Make a Difference Day volunteers, doing their day of community service on the same day, will...

 
 Lifestyles    October 20, 2015

The South Pittsburgh SCENE With Brad Palmisiano

Scene at the sponsors reception for the South Side Soup Contest at the Carson Street Deli....

 
 Kids    October 20, 2015

Halloween costume contest for kids this Saturday in Carrick

Carrick Community Council’s annual Halloween Costume Contest will take place on Saturday, Oct. 24 from noon to 2 p.m. at Phillips Recreation Center, 201 Parkfield Street, Carrick. Kids 12 years of age and younger are welcome to come in for...

 
 News    October 20, 2015

Second annual South Side Social brings residents, students together

The second annual South Side Social will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 28 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the South Side Welcome Center, 1100 East Carson Street. Hosted by the South Side Community Council, Duquesne University and the South Side Chamber of...

 
 Kids    October 20, 2015

Haunted Hideaway in Carrick

Have a ghoulish good time at the Haunted Hideaway in Philips Recreation Center, 201 Parkfield Street in Carrick. The Haunted Hideaway takes place from 7-10 p.m. on October 23, 24, 30 and 31. Admission is $1 and includes hot chocolate and...

 
 News    October 20, 2015

Church Bazaar and food fair at St. John Ukrainian on Nov. 7

St. John Ukrainian Catholic Church Bazaar and Food Fair will take place on Saturday, Nov. 7 at the church, 109 S. 7th Street. Pyrohy and other ethnic foods will be served from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. A flea market and bake sale will begin at 8 a.m. and...

 
 News    October 20, 2015

Carrick library to hold book sale

The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Friends of the Carrick Branch will hold a three day book sale at the library, 1811 Brownsville Road, from Thursday, Nov. 5 to Saturday, Nov. 7. Hours are Thursday from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Friday and Saturday...

 
 Kids    October 20, 2015

Chemfest mixes up some family fun at Science Center

To celebrate National Chemistry Week, Carnegie Science Center is hosting its annual ChemFest Celebration on Friday, Oct. 23, and Saturday, Oct. 24. This year’s theme is “Chemistry Colors Our World!” With dozens of hands-on activities for the...

 
 News    October 20, 2015

PRC to hold workshops for backyard composting and vermicomposting

Learn how to turn organic waste into a natural, homemade compost for lawns and gardens by attending a Pennsylvania Resources Council Backyard Composting or Vermicomposting Workshop. Composting kitchen waste and yard debris requires little time and...

 
 Entertainment    October 20, 2015

Tanks for the Memories:

The Senator John Heinz History Center, an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, will showcase its World War II Sherman tank in action and get the behind-the-scenes story about how tanks helped win the war as part of a special public program,...

 
 News    October 20, 2015

Pitt, city, county launch Regional Data Center

University of Pittsburgh Senior Vice Chancellor for Engagement and Chief of Staff Kathy Humphrey, Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald and City of Pittsburgh Mayor William Peduto have announced the launch of the Western Pennsylvania Regional...

 
 Government    October 20, 2015

Oct. 27 and Oct. 29 Housing Court hearings

The following Housing Court cases are scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 27, at 1:00 p.m. in Magisterial District Judge Richard King’s Courtroom: • Ralph DeGregory, 952 Industry Street, 18th Ward, Continued Codes 307.1, 302.4, 302.3. • Adele and...