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'We are here' police tell Carrick/Overbrook watch

“If they’re a nuisance neighbor, every time you see something go wrong call 911. If [the landlord] gets enough calls, they will be asked to move,” Carrick Overbrook Block Watch facilitator Carol Anthony told area residents in response to...

 

Saving parking spaces is more of a South Side thing

After last week's Letter to the Editor from Matte Braidic on South Side (No more parking cones) I started thinking about parking, particularly on South Side. Nothing in South Side has been talked...

 

Real Estate transactions for issue of 11/12/13

16th Ward Cynthia Foley to Kenneth Walz at 538 Becks Run Road for $166,000. Michael Kocinsky to PNC Bank NA at 3109 Harcum Way for $1,776 by sheriff’s deed. JLB Development Group LLC to Alicia Voll at 2351 Holt St. for $320,000. US Bank NA trustee...

 

Housing Court hearings

The following Housing Court cases are scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 14, at 10:30 a.m. in Magisterial District Judge Richard King’s Courtroom: • Robert Carr, 425 Eureka Street, 18th Ward, Codes 307.1, 302.4, 304.13, 304.9. • Fred Ivory, 424 Eurek...

 

Zoning Board hearings

Pittsburgh’s Zoning Board of Adjustment has scheduled the following public hearing 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 257/13 on...

 
 By Tom Smith    News    November 12, 2013

All that's needed to start a block watch is three or four neighbors

All that’s needed to start a block watch is three or four neighbors, Liz Style, Operation Weed and Seed Coordinator in the city’s Office of Neighborhood Initiatives, told members of the Carrick Overbrook Block Watch. “It’s a public safety...

 

Oral history celebration today in Beltzhoover

SLB Radio Productions, Inc. (SLB) will hold a public celebration for Crossing Fences, a neighborhood-based oral history program that features African American men and boys from the Hilltop/Beltzhoover area today, Tuesday, Nov. 12 from 5-7 at the...

 

2 Pianos 4 Hands set for City Theatre stage

City Theatre will present a brand new production of the smash comedy 2 Pianos 4 Hands, a melodic adventure featuring music ranging from Bach to Billy Joel and Elton John. Co-written by Ted Dykstra and Richard Greenblatt and directed by Tom Frey, 2...

 

Beltzhoover block watch

The Lower Beltzhoover Block Watch meeting will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013 at 29 Sylvania Ave in the Community Room at 6 p.m. Everyone is welcome. For additional information, contact the block watch captain at 412-381-7235. This will be the...

 

HOV restrictions lifted from Wabash Tunnel

The Wabash Tunnel’s HOV+2 restriction during peak hours temporarily has been lifted effective Monday, Nov. 11, to provide an additional option for motorists during the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s (PennDOT) West Carson Street...

 

Mayor-Elect Peduto invites applications for appointments

Mayor-Elect Bill Peduto announced last week his intention to open up to city residents, through the Talent City program, applications for all at-will employment positions in city departments as well as appointments to boards, commissions and...

 

Birmingham AARP meets

Birmingham AARP #2757 will have a meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 20 at Birmingham United Church of Christ, 25 Carrick Avenue, at 12:30 p.m. There will be Bingo after the meeting. Coffee, tea and pastries will be served for a donation. Visitors are...

 

South Side Meals on Wheels needs volunteers, deliverers

The South Side Meals on Wheels through the Lutheran Service Society is in desperate need of kitchen volunteers, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. until about 10:30 a.m. Delivery volunteers are also needed in the building where the kitchen is...

 

Free Thanksgiving dinner on Nov. 23 in Beltzhoover

The Beulah Baptist Church Food Pantry will sponsor a free Thanksgiving dinner on November 23 from 2-4 p.m. All are welcome Beulah Baptist Church is at 201 Chalfont Street. Rev. Katrina Organ is the senior pastor....

 

Mt. Oliver City/St. Clair Block watch meets

The Mt. Oliver City/St. Clair Block Watch will meet on Thursday, Nov. 21, 7 p.m. at the St. John Vianney Parish Center, 823 Climax Street in Allentown. This will be the last meeting of the year for the block watch. The next meeting will be Thursday,...

 

OASIS needs volunteers to help kids read

Help a child learn to read by becoming an OASIS Tutor. No teaching experience is necessary. Free training will be given to mature adults 50 and over. All materials, books, and supplies are provided by OASIS at no cost. Ongoing education is offered...

 

Local tanning salon collecting for Passavant Memorial Homes

A local Carrick tanning salon, Island Tanning, is holding a holiday drive to benefit Passavant Memorial Homes, a non-profit for disabled and autistic children. They will be accepting unwrapped clothing, games, DVDs, gift card, anything that might be...

 

Register for a free Thanksgiving dinner

Rotary Clubs from district 7300, Pittsburgh police officers, FBI, Holy Assumption of St. Mary Orthodox Church and the Interact Club at Arlington are partnering again this year to cook, assemble and deliver food to feed the hungry on Thanksgiving...

 

Grace Church offering Thanksgiving dinners

Grace Church will once again 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 served at noon on Thursday, Nov. 28. Advance...

 

South Side walk raises money for the Cancer Caring Center

November has become known across the country as Men’s Health Awareness Month. In celebration, a one mile Mustache Fun Run/Walk will be held on Saturday, Nov. 16 at South Side Riverfront Park. Organizer Nick DiNuzzo’s primary objective of the...

 

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