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Articles from the November 17, 2015 edition

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 By Christine Manganas    Front Page    November 17, 2015

South Side's Polish community fading

Joe Bielecki can still recall past holidays listening to singing ensembles accompanied by portable instruments, and joining in on traditional Polish Christmas carols at the Prince of Peace Parish in t...

 
 By Margaret L. Smykla    Front Page    November 17, 2015

South Siders updated on latest happenings at Planning Forum

The neighborhood plan, holiday events, and Phillips Elementary School activities headlined the Nov. 10 meeting of the South Side Planning Forum. The evening began with forum Chair Hugh Brannan reporting he told new Zone 3 Commander Karen Dixon he...

 
 Real Estate    November 17, 2015

Real Estate transactions by RealStats

16th Ward Isabelle Pulawski to James and Evelyn Hawk at 2512 Mission St. for $50,770. Sarah Elizabeth Livsey to Oscar Prom at 103 S. 22nd St. for $202,000. Davin Gartley to Village Burgers Inc. at 107 S. 26th St. for $5,000. Vanessa Appolon to...

 
 Government    November 17, 2015

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 278/15 on Thursd...

 
 Public Safety    November 17, 2015

South Side Flats home invasion investigated

The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police is investigating a home invasion in South Side Flats that occurred at approximately 4:37 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 11 in the 1900 block of Wrights Way. According to police, three residents were inside of the home when...

 
 Public Safety    November 17, 2015

Zone 3 police investigating non-fatal Knoxville shooting

Pittsburgh police are investigating a non-fatal shooting in Knoxville on Saturday, Nov. 14. According to the police, at approximately 2 p.m. an adult male believed to be in his late 20s was shot in the leg while he was near the intersection of...

 
 Opinion    November 17, 2015

What parking enforcement

Permit parking in South Side’s KK area was to begin Aug. 1, but unfortunately the signs were not put up until late October. The enforcement was to begin Nov.9. The first day of enforcement someone received a ticket and called Councilman Bruce...

 
 News    November 17, 2015

South Side chamber hosting Holiday Mingle

The South Side Chamber of Commerce is holding its 2015 Holiday Mingle on Thursday, Dec. 3. The event will celebrate the holiday season and the charm of South Side’s Victorian neighborhood and entertainment district. This year’s Holiday Mingle...

 
 News    November 17, 2015

Small Business Saturday in Allentown

Everyone will have an opportunity to shop local in Allentown on Small Business Saturday to Kick off holiday shopping on Saturday, Nov. 28 with all things #atownpgh. There will be specials and events at participating businesses, including Black...

 
 News    November 17, 2015

Applications accepted for LIHEAP

The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS) has begun accepting applications for this season’s Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). The program helps low income families pay their heating bills. They can apply and check the s...

 
 News    November 17, 2015

Violet and Kaylie join Austin

Five year-old Austin Lubawski got two special treats this last Halloween: twin baby sisters, Violet Rose and Kaylie Jean. Parents of the newly expanded family are Holly and Jared Lubawski of Baldwin....

 
 Meetings    November 17, 2015

Mt. O. City Block Watch meets Nov. 19

Mt. Oliver City/St. Clair Block Watch meeting on Thursday, Nov. 19 at the Ormsby Avenue Café, 402 Ormsby Avenue. Officer Christine Luffey, representatives from Councilman Bruce Kraus’ office and the Hilltop Alliance will be on the podium. A...

 
 Entertainment    November 17, 2015

Mt. Washington actress reprising her one-woman show at Grey Box

Mount Washington-based actress Kendra McLaughlin will perform her original, one woman play "You Can't Have an Orgasm with Me" November 20-22 at The Grey Box Theatre in Lawrenceville. Ms. McLaughlin...

 
 News    November 17, 2015

Medicare counseling sessions in Arlington

Sen. Jay Costa and APPRISE, the state health insurance assistance program, are hosting free Medicare individual counseling sessions by appointment only at the Henry Kaufmann Center. With the annual open enrollment season approaching for Medicare...

 
 News    November 17, 2015

Slovak Vilija at Prince of Peace

On Saturday, Dec. 12 Prince of Peace Parish in South Side will host the 22nd Annual Slovak Vilija. Also known as Stredry Vecer (Bountiful Evening), this traditional meatless meal is enjoyed by Slovaks around the world on Christmas Eve. Homemade...

 
 News    November 17, 2015

Covered dish dinner in So. Side

The South Side Presbyterian Church is hosting a Neighborhood Covered-dish Dinner on Wednesday, Nov. 18, at 6:30 p.m. Everyone attending is asked to bring a dish to share, so everyone can enjoy each other’s company and favorite foods. Call...

 
 Kids    November 17, 2015

Clear the Air poster contest for students

Students attending schools in 10 southwestern Pennsylvania counties will have the opportunity to show how they will make a difference in the area’s air quality by participating in the sixth annual “Let’s Clear the Air Poster Challenge” sponso...

 
 News    November 17, 2015

County ice skating rinks now open for the season

North Park and South Park ice rinks have opened for the season with sessions from 4:30 to 7 p.m. and 7:30 to 10 p.m. The 2015-16 ice skating season will run through mid-March, weather and conditions permitting. Ice skating admission rates and rental...

 
 News    November 17, 2015

County redesigns website

The most recent investment in the county’s technological infrastructure, a redesigned county website, was launched last week. The site puts in place the infrastructure needed to deliver more to the public electronically, functioning as a 24/7/365 p...

 
 News    November 17, 2015

Severe weather emergency shelter prepared to again serve homeless

This winter, the Allegheny County Department of Human Services (DHS) Office of Community Services and Pittsburgh Mercy’s Operation Safety Net® will again operate the Severe Weather Emergency Shelter (SWES) for the safety and well-being of people...

 
 Entertainment    November 17, 2015

Crawford Grill unveiled as newest feature of Miniature Railroad & Village

Carnegie Science Center unveiled its new addition to the Miniature Railroad & Village® following a special lunch for community leaders. A model of the original Crawford Grill has become the third Hill District landmark in the miniature display,...

 
 Public Safety    November 17, 2015

Zone 3 Community Crime Alerts

The following are the violent crimes, crime trends for the week of: November 9 to November 15, 2015: Duquesne Heights (1911) Burglary of Residence – 1700 block of Grandview Avenue, occurred between 11/9 11:00am and 11/11 11:30am. Unknown entry...

 
 Government    November 17, 2015

Housing Court hearings for Nov. 24 and Nov. 25

The following Housing Court cases are scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 24, at 1:00 p.m. in Magisterial District Judge Richard King’s Courtroom: • Francis S. Welsbacher, 205 Connison Avenue, 18th Ward, Continued Codes 302.3, 307.1, 302.4, 302.7,...