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Articles from the April 10, 2007 edition

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Arlington works its way through Map Pittsburgh

According to the City Of Pittsburgh's census tract, the Arlington neighborhood is a lot smaller geographically than what is commonly perceived among its residents. The city census tract shows that Arlington Avenue is the northern border of the...

 

Residents push Mt. Oliver council for details on suit

Mount Oliver council meetings have become a hot ticket among borough residents and business people. Standing-room-only crowds have been showing up at the municipality's regular council meetings in recent months. When borough council convenes April...

 

Questions remain about how boro parking tickets are being collected

If you have failed to pay a parking ticket in Mount Oliver borough over the past six months, the chances are you have not been notified about it. This makes Mayor Jeff Repasky somewhat upset and he hopes the problem is resolved in the near future...

 

The sky is the limit

Pittsburgh Steeler Nate Washington goes up to defend a shot at the Cops-n-Kids vs. the Steelers basketball game. The cops-n-kids took a 31-25 lead into the locker room at halftime but the Steelers...

 

East Carson Street is not Pittsburgh's Bourbon Street

Please don't label East Carson Street a “hospitality district” or an “entertainment zone!” That label is wrong, and to use it fuels a perception held by some that this community is Pittsburgh's “Bourbon Street.” East Carson Street is not...

 

Senior events

Beginners are welcome to join a knitting class with instructor Carolyn Finch on Mondays from 12:30-2 p.m. at the Mount Washington Senior Center. Other events for seniors include a Tai Chi class beginning on Wednesday, April 11 from 9:30-11 a.m. in...

 

Health ministries benefit concert with Symphony, Fifth Dimension

The Fourth Annual Community Partners Benefit Concert featuring the Pittsburgh Symphony with the Fifth Dimension will be June 21 at 8 p.m. The Pittsburgh Symphony will be conducted by Chelsea Tipton II, with a special performance by violinists Elena...

 

Pack 570 Den Leader honored

Tiger Cub, Pack 570 Den Leader Alice Scott-Lyle receives an appreciation award of a new Cub Scout shirt representing her “Unit” at a recent Pack meeting. The award was made by Tom Smith,...

 

Carrick students raising money for conference

Students from Carrick High School's chapter of Health Occupations Students of America recently earned a bronze medal in Sports Medicine and a silver medal in Community Awareness at the 2007 Pennsylvania HOSA Leadership Conference March 23. This...

 

Two hearings of local interest at Pgh. Zoning Board

Pittsburgh's Zoning Board of Adjustment has scheduled two public hearings of interest to South Pittsburgh residents for Thursday, April 12 in the first floor hearing room of the John P. Robin Civic Building, 200 Ross Street, Downtown. Zone case...

 

Cool Space wants to know who has the best workplace

Cool Space Locator presents the 2007 Cool Space Awards to recognize local businesses and people for their creative efforts in revitalizing neighborhoods. “The mission of the Cool Space Awards is to celebrate and highlight the cool spaces in our...

 

Blood drive at SJV parish

Saint John Vianney parish will sponsor a Spring Blood Drive on Monday, April 16 at the Parish Center, downstairs. Anyone who donated blood after February 20 will not qualify....

 

Fashion show will benefit Saint Mary of the Mount

Saint Mary of the Mount parish will sponsor its 22nd annual spring Luncheon and Fashion Show on Sunday, April 15 at the LeMont Restaurant. Doors will open at 11 a.m. The luncheon and show will be at noon. The show will be produced and directed by...

 

Volunteers needed to help kids become better readers

Beginning with Books, a family literacy agency, is looking for volunteers who can give an hour a week to help a child become a successful reader. The “Read Together” Reading and Mentoring Program matches children with adult volunteers to read...

 

Display of set designs by South Side resident

The Zenith, 86 South 26th Street, will present a display of theater set designs by South Side resident Alfred Kirschman through May 31. Mr. Kirschman has worked as a set designer and scenic painter for more than 25 years in Pittsburgh and in New...

 

So. Side library has programs for toddlers

The South Side branch of Carnegie Library has programs for young people from toddlers to teenagers in April. April 14 at 11:30 a.m. will be a celebration of the 2007 “One Book, Every Young Child” selection A Splendid Friend, Indeed written by...

 

Eggs-actlly

Sharterra Kelly and Melissa Schweiger (Hilltop Health Ministries Consortium's Teen Girl Squad participants) celebrate Easter by helping out the Easter Bunny and passing out decorated eggs to George...

 

Camp R registering

Parents who are looking for a summer camp for their children should call Camp “R” for a brochure at 412-621-3342. Camp “R” is a co-ed residential camp, accredited by the American Camp Associal and located in Laurel Hill State...

 

30th Ward B.W. anniversary dinner dance coming soon

The 30th Ward Knoxville Block Watch will celebrate their 25th anniversary with a Dinner Dance on Saturday, April 21 at the Bradley House, 5239 Brownsville Road, Baldwin. Tickets are $20 per person and include entertainment and a buffet dinner with a...

 

Carrick B.W. meets April 11

The next meeting of the 29th Ward Carrick Block Watch will be Wednesday, April 11, 7 p.m. at Roosevelt Elementary School, Brownsville Road and Cherryhill Street. Use the side entrance. Guest speakers from the Department of City Planning will be on...

 

Volunteers needed for clean-up

The Kiwanis Club of Coraopolis, part of Kiwanis International, will hold a Community Clean-up Day in Allentown and Beltzhoover on Saturday, April 14 at 9 a.m. Those interested in volunteering should meet at the Warrington Recreation Center, 329 East...

 

Phillips now registering kindergarten students

Phillips Elementary School is taking registrations for kindergarten for the 2007-2008 school year now. The child must be 5-years-old by September 1, 2007. Enrollments will be conducted from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. when school is in session. Parents should...

 

2007 Cops-n-Kids Basketball Team

The 2007 Cops-n-Kids basketball game hosted by District Magisterial Judge Richard King included Kids Team members: Michael Szoszorek, Brooklyn Davis, Brian Underwood, Jacoby Freeman, Cray Thomas,...

 

The Opera Connection has kids and their families singing a different tune

When 50 families from The Brashear Association's art programs and Phillips Elementary School attended the opera on Friday, March 30, the children in this group seemed to know more about The Magic...

 

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