Articles from the November 8, 2011 edition

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Block watch training session

A meeting to provide orientation and initial training for Block Watch groups will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 15, at 7 p.m. in the large room downstairs at Stewart Avenue Lutheran Church, 2810 Brownsville Rd. Pittsburgh, PA 15227.  This is a...

 

NID not right for So. Side

I have to write about the Neighborhood Improvement District proposed for South Side. The business district and the new home area of the neighborhood received their surveys three weeks earlier than some residents. Most of the residents received near...

 

Housing Court hearings

The following Housing Court cases are scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 10, at 10:30 a.m. in District Magisterial Judge Richard Kings Courtroom: • John F. Chajkowski, 22 Nobles Lane, 29th Ward, Continued Codes 115.1, 302.4 • Yan Dolgoshaav, 135 The...

 

Carrick council meeting, elections this Wednesday

The Carrick Community Council election meeting will take place on Wednesday, November 9, 2011 at Pittsburgh Concord Pre-K-5, 2350 Brownsville Road at 7pm. One must be a current paid member of the CCC in order to vote. There will be a 50/50 raffle...

 

Knoxville Library has programing for children

The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – Knoxville Branch will present a variety of entertaining educational programs for children of all ages during November. “Thanksgiving Homemade” will show young children that they can help prepare the feast...

 

Pgh. Zoning Board hearings

The following Housing Court cases are scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 10, at 10:30 a.m. in District Magisterial Judge Richard Kings Courtroom: • John F. Chajkowski, 22 Nobles Lane, 29th Ward, Continued Codes 115.1, 302.4 • Yan Dolgoshaav, 135 The...

 

Don't forget to vote

Today is Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011. Voter turn out is expected to be low because of the off-year election, but there are still important choices to be made. This year, Allegheny County voters will elect a new Chief Executive, Controller, Co...

 

Get Stuffed With Love expects to serve a record number of people

This year Pittsburgh and South Pittsburgh organizations and businesses are partnering to prepare, assemble and deliver food to feed the hungry on Thanksgiving Day. Over the past nine years they have gone from feeding 250 people, including homeless,...

 

Birmingham AARP 2757 meets Nov. 16

Birmingham AARP #2757 will meet on Wednesday, Nov. 16 at Birmingham United Church of Christ, 25 Carrick Avenue at 12:30 p.m. After the meeting, vocalist John Sarkis will entertain. Coffee, tea and pastries will be served for a donation. Visitors are...

 

Music at the Monastery

St. Paul of the Cross Monastery Church will present Music at the Monastery – Fall 2011 in the coming weeks. A coffee and concert is planned for 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 13 with the Cinquefoil Ensemble. Carols of the Nations is slated for Sunday,...

 

South Pittsburgh area schools show gains in AYP again

The Pittsburgh Public Schools have made history by making Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) in two out of the past three years. Under the leadership of Dr. Barbara Rudiak, assistant superintendent for K-5 Schools, several local schools have led the...

 

Services on Mt. Washington to honor those who have served

Mount Washington Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5111 will honor those now serving in the armed forces and those who have served in the past on Friday, Nov. 11. The ceremony will be conducted before the Duquesne Incline at 2 p.m. Post Commander...

 

SSLDC, Robert Matchett awarded at Bravo

The Brashear Association celebrated its 94th year of service to South Pittsburgh communities at its annual awards luncheon, Bravo, Brashear!, on Thursday, Oct. 27 at Le Mont Restaurant. The Board of Directors of the South Pittsburgh agency presented...

 

PAWC answers questions about water on the Hilltop

Water was the focus of the Oct. 27 Upper Knoxville Block Watch meeting, with guest speakers Pennsylvania American Water Co. supervisors Matt Mazek and Jason Stanton, and city Deputy Fire Chief Colleen Walz. City Councilman Bruce Kraus was also in att...

 

Free turkey dinner in Knoxville

The Knoxville United Church, 148 Jucunda Street, is hosting a free Turkey Dinner on Sunday, Nov. 20, beginning at noon. Reservations are required by November 16 by calling 412-381-3317 between the hours of 10 a.m. and noon....

 

Grant training workshop

Cindy Haines, field operations specialist in Field Policy and Management for the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development leads a workshop on applying for Federal grants at the St....

 

City offers yard debris collection

City of Pittsburgh Environmental Services crews will hold a special fall yard debris collection on Sat., Nov. 12. Bagged leaves, tree branches and bushes, and pumpkins will be picked up and recycled for compost as long as those items are properly...

 

Carrick Halloween

Helping to make the Halloween celebration a success in Phillips Recreation Center in Carrick were: (left to right, kneeling) Linda Donahue, Julia Tomasic; standing Chuck Fallert, Cindy Falls, Brandon...

 

Reward for arrest of truck thief

A $500 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the theft of a green 1996 Dodge pick -up truck with a red tailgate on Mount Washington. The truck was stolen on August 6...

 

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