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Articles from the November 22, 2016 edition

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CCC elects board members, hears of new transit changes

Three board nominees were elected prior to a presentation on Port Authority’s changes for 2017 at last Monday’s Carrick Community Council (CCC) meeting in the Concord K5 auditorium. Board nominees Rich Dervin, Linda Donahue, and Sherry Loy...

 

Infrastructure repairs continuing on Mount

Infrastructure repairs along Grandview Avenue and other development projects were discussed by representatives from the Mayor’s Office at the Mount Washington Community Development Corporation (MWCDC) last Thursday. Grant Gittlen, community and...

 

Community comes together to light Carson for holidays

When the South Side Chamber of Commerce bought the snowflake holiday lights two years ago, the lights were bright, and they lit up East Carson Street for the holiday season from mid-November to...

 

Real estate transactions by RealStats

16th Ward Pro Real Estate Assoc. to AMO Investment Group LLC at 2322 E. Carson St. for $580,000. Amanda Means Baldauf to Peter and Angela Arsenault at 2511 Mission St. for $215,000. Robert Schreck Jr. to Kyrsten Brea at 2120 Sidney St. for $194,000....

 

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 325/16 on...

 

Expungement Day was a start, more work to do

As you may know, many of our residents here in the City of Pittsburgh took advantage of “Expungement Day” on Monday, Nov. 14. This was possible because of Act 5 of 2016, legislation I was proud to support earlier this year. The newly effective...

 

Thanks to Mt. O. police

I manage 70+ rental units between Mt. Oliver and the Carrick area. I also personally own a business right on the border. I’m in the city, across the street from Mt. Oliver. The police often get bad raps when they have a very difficult job to do....

 

Up on the Hilltop celebrates small business

Up on the Hilltop, a celebration of small businesses in Allentown, Duquesne Heights, Mt. Oliver and Mt. Washington will take place over the next couple of weekends. As part of Up on the Hilltop, shop small in Allentown, #Atownpgh, on Small Business...

 

Shop South Side during Small Business Saturday

The Historic South Side Business District is welcoming everyone to shop South Side on November 26, Small Business Saturday. South Side’s countless restaurants, bars, and retail and specialty shops will be open for people of all ages and...

 

Police commander, councilman speakers at Allentown meeting

Zone 3 commander Karen Dixon will be the featured speaker at the quarterly meeting of the Allentown CDC on Tuesday, Dec. 6, 6 p.m. at the Allentown Senior Center, 631 E. Warrington Avenue. In addition to Commander Dixon, District 3 Councilman Bruce...

 

LIHEAP opens to help with heating bills of low income

The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) opened on November 1 and provides help with winter heating bills to low-income customers. LIHEAP is a federally funded program administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services that...

 

Polish Wigilia dinner to be held at St. Nicholas

Polish Falcons Heritage Foundation (PFHF) will sponsor its third annual Traditional Wigilia Dinner on Saturday, Dec. 3 at the St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Oakland from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. PFA Cultural Commissioner Lawrence Kozlowski will...

 

St. George Christmas cards available

The St. George Church Preservation Society has Christmas cards available again this year. A pack of 12 cards with envelopes is available for a donation of $17. The cards will be shipped out first class mail. Orders are being taken on-line at...

 

PA Resources holding composting workshops

Not sure what to do with leftover kitchen scraps and yard debris? Learn how to turn organic waste into a natural, homemade compost for lawns and gardens by attending a Pennsylvania Resources Council Backyard Composting or Vermicomposting Workshop....

 

Free supper for Thanksgiving in South Side

Hot Metal Bridge Faith Community, 2700 Jane Street, will host a free Thanksgiving meal on Thursday, Nov. 24 from 1-3 p.m. To learn more, visit hotmetalbridge.com....

 

Donate cookies for seniors

LifeSpan –Resources and Services for Seniors has kicked off its seventh annual “Sweet Holiday Wishes” Cookie Donation Campaign. Many of their participants have stated one of the holiday traditions they miss the most is baking their own...

 

Oldies dance for seniors

Allentown Senior Center, 631 E. Warrington Avenue, will host its first dance on Thursday, Dec. 8, from 5-8 p.m. A $5 donation includes pizza, pasta and salad. Adults aged 60 or older are welcome to come and kick up their heels, on the dance floor or...

 

Christmas concert at Concord

Concord Presbyterian Church will present its Christmas Concert on Dec. 10, 5 p.m. at the church, 1907 Brownsville Road, Pittsburgh PA 15210. Dinner will be served following the concert. Family and friends are welcome. R.S.V.P to...

 

City Ethics Board office opens

The City of Pittsburgh this week opened its first Ethics Hearing Board office, which will hear complaints about alleged ethics violations and educate city employees on ethical conduct.  The office opening follows the first public meeting in...

 

Port Authority makes small change to the 51-Carrick route

The Port Authority has made a change to the 51-Carrick bus route. The 51-Carrick weekday outbound trips arriving Downtown at 6:20 p.m. and 6:40 p.m. will be converted from Brentwood Loop trips to Walmart trips. The round trip arriving/leaving...

 

Lead in city water meetings

The Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA) will hold community meetings to present information on lead in drinking water. PWSA leadership, in conjunction with the Allegheny County Health Department and the United Way, will give presentations on...

 

Wheatley delivers keynote address to National Black Caucus of local elected officials

State Rep. Jake Wheatley, D-Allegheny, delivered the keynote address to the National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials during the National League of Cities 2016 City Summit at the Westin Convention Center. Rep. Wheatley spoke to more than 100...

 

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