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Articles from the November 3, 2015 edition

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Police strategy to focus on population causing the most problems

A policing strategy focused on a small population that causes most of the violence in the city was among at the topics at the Oct. 21 city-wide public safety council meeting. Entitled “Where do we go from here?”, the meeting drew more than 100...

 

Hill Top church almost ready to open after fire

August 28, 2014 was a devastating day for the congregation of the Hill Top United Methodist Church on East Warrington Avenue. Around 4:30 p.m. that day, a fire broke out on the roof where workmen...

 
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Police ask assistance in Allentown burglary

Zone 3 Detectives are requesting the assistance of the public in solving an Allentown burglary investigation. On October 11, Alla Famiglia restaurant, 804 East Warrington Ave., was burglarized. Video...

 

Real Estate transactions by RealStats

16th Ward Stephen Mueser trustee to Four Ball LLC at 2939 Arlington Ave. for $77,000. John Stakeley to John Conner LLC at 2623 Burham St. for $50,000. 17th Ward MAPA Real Estate Holdings LLC to City View Development Group LLC at Muriel St. for...

 

Upcoming 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 253/15 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, Nov. 4, following Internal Business beginning at 12:30 p.m. 74 S.20th Street, John Despines,...

 

Pizza shop driver robbed at gunpoint in Arlington

Zone 3 officers were called to the area of Waite Street and Weber Way in Arlington for a report of a man who had been robbed at gunpoint on Saturday, Oct. 31 at approximately 10:55 p.m. A 27-year-old male victim identified himself as a delivery...

 

Suspect arrested in Allentown burglaries

Zone 3 officers and detectives have arrested Laron Bonner, 20, of McLain Street on October 27 in the 800 block of Excelsior Street. A warrant was issued by the Burglary Squad for Bonner’s arrest. He is suspected of committing several burglaries in...

 

Carnegie man arrested in Arlington shooting

Twenty-year-old Lucas Guggenheimer from Carnegie has been charged in the homicide of Justin Granda, 28, of Mt. Oliver. The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Violent Crime Unit investigated fatal shooting...

 

Vietnam Veterans Memorial in So. Side will be rededicated on Sunday, Nov. 8

A rededication ceremony will be held at the South Side Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial at noon on Sunday, Nov. 8. The memorial at 18th and E. Carson streets was first dedicated 20 years ago to the eight South Siders who were killed in the Vietnam War....

 

Get Stuffed With Love will provide free Thanksgiving dinners

The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police and the Rotary Club of Bethel-St. Clair are gearing up for “Get Stuffed with Love,” an annual community-police effort aimed to brighten Thanksgiving for neighbors across the city. “Get Stuffed with Love”...

 

Mount churches offering free Thanksgiving meals

Grace Church (Anglican) and Redeemer on the Mount (Evangelical Free) will prepare and provide a complete Thanksgiving dinner at 319 West Sycamore Street in Mt. Washington for anyone in the community who would like to join them. The free meal will be...

 

Beltzhoover code blitz coming November 12

A portion of Beltzhoover will be the subject of a code enforcement blitz on Thursday, Nov. 12. The code enforcement blitz will encompass the prevention, detection, investigation and enforcement of violations of statutes or ordinances regulating...

 

Book sale this week at CLP Carrick

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...

 

Community forum on helping those coming out of jail succeed

A community forum on helping more people coming out of Allegheny County Jail succeed will be held on Monday, Nov. 9, 6:30-8:30 at the Warrington Recreation Center, 329 E. Warrington Avenue. The meeting is sponsored by the Jail Collaborative....

 

Beltzhoover block watch meets Nov. 18

The last meeting of the year for the Lower Beltzhoover Block Watch will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 18 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...

 

After school program now registering

The Voices Against Violence After School Program starts November 2 and will run Monday through Friday 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. at McKinley Park Shelter House, 900 Delmont Avenue. The program is for children in grades 2 through 8. Services offered will...

 

Great Pumpkin Smash at the Carnegie Science Ctr.

Carnegie Science Center is inviting families to bring their pumpkins for a physics-filled day of fun at the fourth annual Great Pumpkin Smash on Saturday, Nov. 7. Visitors can join Smash-ologists to roll their leftover jack-o-lanterns off the...

 

Spaghetti dinner will benefit Holy Assumption of St. Mary

Holy Assumption of St. Mary Orthodox Church, 105 S. 19th St, Pittsburgh PA, 15203, will host the annual Stephen Kiselica Memorial Spaghetti and Meatball Dinner on Saturday. Nov. 7 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The Spaghetti Dinner is open to the public....

 

City Theatre presents Off-Broadway hit Sunset Baby

City Theatre continues its season with the Pittsburgh premiere of Sunset Baby in the Hamburg Studio, November 7 – December 13. The play is written by Dominique Morisseau and is directed by Jade King Carroll. The New York Times called Sunset Baby...

 

LifeSpan asks bakers to bake some extra cookies for seniors

Remember the wonderful smell of Grandma’s cookies baking in the oven and just waiting to taste one of each? Many of our elderly have stated this is one of the holiday traditions they miss the most. They can no longer bake their own cookies which...

 

Volunteers needed to help seniors

Volunteers are needed countywide to help seniors remain independent and stay safe in their homes. United Way’s Open Your Heart to a Senior initiative now has several nonprofit partners in Allegheny County to provide volunteer services to seniors....

 

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