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Articles from the November 19, 2013 edition

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 By Margaret L. Smykla    Front Page    November 19, 2013

Update on permit parking expansion at S.S. Planning Forum

Details on a proposed enlargement of an existing residential permit parking district in the South Side led off the Nov. 12 meeting of the South Side Planning Forum. The presentation was conducted by Pittsburgh City Planning’s neighborhood planner,...

 
 Front Page    November 19, 2013

Keeping their stories alive

Richard Carrington, executive director of Voices Against Violence, greets Leon McCray and Erika May from the Saturday Light Brigade (SLB) at the release of Crossing Fences, a project that connects...

 
 By Roberta Smith    Front Page    November 19, 2013

Charlie Samaha fell in love with South Side and helped guide it

Prophets, so they say, are not without honor except in their own land, and South Side has its share of these forgotten visionaries from the 1960s and ‘70s who laid the groundwork for today’s successful neighborhood. Charles Tanoose Samaha is one...

 
 Real Estate    November 19, 2013

Real Estate transactions for issue of 11/19/13

16th Ward Richard Creo to Frank Battista at 507 Ormsby Ave. for $1 (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $11,000). 17th Ward Estate of Lorraine Miller to Kim Nitchkey at 1821 Fox Way for $52,000. Tyler Lowry to Nader and Nuha Alsheikh at...

 
 Government    November 19, 2013

Upcoming Pittsburgh Housing Court hearings

The following Housing Court cases are scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 20, at 8:00 a.m. in Pittsburgh Municipal Court: • Milton I. Barr, 1020 E. Carson Street, 17th Ward, Continued Code 1102.2E. • Genio F. Scatena, 908 Excelsior Street, 18th Ward, C...

 
 Government    November 19, 2013

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 282/13 on...

 
 Kids    November 19, 2013

Carrick library events

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh - Carrick has scheduled programs for toddlers to teens during November. Join them as they share stories, rhymes, songs and more fun activities to nurture early literacy skills with Storytime Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. on...

 
 News    November 19, 2013

Carrick Community Council responds to 2012 crime data

The Carrick Community Council (CCC) recently responded to a televised report quoting the 2012 Annual Crime Report, published by the Pittsburgh Police, noting Carrick had the highest number of burglaries in a neighborhood in 2012. “When first...

 
 Meetings    November 19, 2013

SSSNA Christmas Party

The South Side Slopes Neighborhood Association’s Christmas Party is on Tuesday, Dec. 10 at 7 p.m. at St Paul’s Monastery Retreat Center, 148 Monastery Avenue, South Side Slopes. Dinner will be provided, but they welcome a potluck of desserts,...

 
 Meetings    November 19, 2013

Affordable Care Act discussed

State Rep. Jake Wheatley, D-Allegheny, is hosting an event this month with the Consumer Health Coalition to help constituents get answers to questions about the Affordable Care Act on the Hilltop, 6-7:30 p.m. Nov. 26, Allentown Senior Center, 631 E....

 
 News    November 19, 2013

Wheatley co-authors transportation funding bill

State Reps. Dwight Evans, D-Phila., and Jake Wheatley, D-Allegheny, have unveiled compromise legislation designed to fast-track the transportation funding needed urgently in Pennsylvania. “House Bill 1823 finds the middle ground between House and...

 
 News    November 19, 2013

Bishop Zubik calls for special collection to benefit typhoon relief

Bishop David Zubik has called for a special collection to be taken up in all 200 Catholic parishes in the Diocese of Pittsburgh in response to Super Typhoon Haiyan. The special collection will be taken up at Catholic Masses in the diocese on the...

 
 News    November 19, 2013

Police begin issuing letters to car owners about litter

The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police has partnered with the Pennsylvania Resources Council (PRC) to pilot a litterbug hotline campaign to enable citizens to report incidences of trash or litter being tossed from vehicles onto the streets of Pittsburgh....

 
 News    November 19, 2013

House adopts Rep. Readshaw resolution on homelessness

The Pennsylvania House of Representatives unanimously adopted H.R. 386, introduced by Rep. Harry Readshaw, D-Allegheny. The resolution declares Nov. 17-23 as Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week in Pennsylvania. The National Coalition for the...

 
 News    November 19, 2013

Emmaus will benefit from fundraiser

The North Pittsburgh Network is inviting local families to join them at Generoasta Coffee in Warrendale on December 1 from 2 – 5 p.m. for “Making Spirits Bright,” a free holiday event to benefit the Emmaus Community of Pittsburgh. The event wil...

 
 News    November 19, 2013

LifeSpan asks for cookie donations

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

 
 Health    November 19, 2013

WIC families urged to use checks for free produce

The Allegheny County Health Department is reminding WIC families that checks for the Pennsylvania Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program expire on November 30. WIC families are encouraged to take full advantage of the program and redeem all their...

 
 Kids    November 19, 2013

Lunch with Santa Dec. 7

The Beltzhoover Civic Association will sponsor Lunch with Santa on Saturday, Dec. 7 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Warrington Recreation Center, 329 E. Warrington Avenue. Free photos with Santa will be provided complements of Lifetouch Portrait Studios....

 
 Meetings    November 19, 2013

Senators call healthcare meeting

Join State Senators Jim Ferlo, Jay Costa, Wayne D. Fontana along with Highmark officials and medical staff of West Penn Hospital for a Town Hall Meeting on Thursday, Nov. 21 from 6-8 p.m. at the Teamsters Temple, 4701 Butler Street, Lawrenceville. A...

 
 News    November 19, 2013

Grandview food drive will benefits Cancer Caring Ctr.

The students of Grandview Elementary School are having a food drive during the month of November to benefit cancer patients and families from the Cancer Caring Center. The drive, headed by school secretary, Cindy Mueller, runs through November 25...

 
 News    November 19, 2013

Hilltop Lions selling brooms

Hilltop Lions Club members are selling heavy duty snow brooms to support their programs and charities. The brooms are available for $13 each or two for $25. Money raised from this sale will be used to purchase holiday fruit baskets for senior...

 
 News    November 19, 2013

Mayor Ravenstahl presents 2014 budget

Mayor Luke Ravenstahl last week presented Pittsburgh’s 2014 Operating and Capital Budget and Five-Year Plan to city employees, members of City Council and community leaders in City Council Chambers. For the eighth year in a row, the mayor’s propo...

 
 News    November 19, 2013

Rep. Readshaw resolution honors Marines

The Pennsylvania House of Representatives unanimously adopted H.R. 387, introduced by Rep. Harry Readshaw, D-Allegheny. The resolution declares Nov. 10 as Marine Corps Day in Pennsylvania. The date is significant as it coincides with the founding of...

 
 News    November 19, 2013

Beltzhoover Light Up Night

Beltzhoover Light Up Night is planned for Sunday, Dec. 8, 5-6:30 p.m. at Venson Park/MiniPark, Gearing Avenue and Chalfont Street. Come and join the Beltzhoover Civic Association as they light up the Unity Tree. The Unity Tree will be on display for...

 
 News    November 19, 2013

Port Authority changes service on some routes

Schedules for 16 Port Authority bus and light rail routes, including two South Pittsburgh routes, will be adjusted effective Sunday, Nov. 24. Included in the adjustments are new timetables for the routes detoured by the ongoing West Carson Street...

 

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