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Articles from the November 24, 2015 edition

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Still time to get a free Thanksgiving dinner delivered by Pittsburgh's finest

The Nov. 16 meeting of the Zone 3 Public Safety Council began with a reminder about the “Get Stuffed with Love” program that aims to ensure that no city residents go without Thanksgiving dinner. Again this year, the delivery of free, warm meals...

 

Short borough meeting filled with updates

A 35-minute meeting of Mount Oliver council on Nov. 16 was plenty of time for updates, reports, and resolutions. Vice-president Frank Bernardini conducted the proceedings in the absence of President Darnell Sains. Council members Billie Michener and...

 

Sociable City Plan calls for extended meter parking in S.S.

Over the last three years, the City of Pittsburgh has contracted with the Responsible Hospitality Institute out of California to work with nighttime economy stakeholders across the city to enable entertainment businesses and the neighborhoods they...

 

Brashear collecting toys, food for Christmas

The Brashear Association is turning to its friends and neighbors, once again, to help make Christmas brighter for children and families throughout South Pittsburgh. The Association, a South Pittsburgh community services agency, collects toys and...

 

Real Estate transactions by RealStats

16th Ward Jay Martin to Michael Riley at 2250 Mary St. Unit 109 for $289,900. Louissaint Bressillard to Elizabeth Peters at 1962 1964 Waite St. for $65,500. 17th Ward Andrew Kachmar III to Flora Property Management LLC at 183 S. 16th St. for $55,000....

 

Housing Court hearings

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,...

 

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...

 

Permit parking in S.S.

The Residential Permit Parking program was created as a way for citizens to take control of congested residential streets and ensure that actual property owners have a convenient and safe place to park in their neighborhoods. It is a citizen driven...

 

Other ethnic churches

While I can empathize with Atty. Joseph Bielecki re: the fading of the Polish Community (South Side’s Polish community fading, South Pittsburgh Reporter, Nov. 17, 2015), such is also the case with many of the other ethnic groups/people who made up...

 

Small Business Saturday events slated for Nov. 28

Allentown is kicking off holiday shopping on Saturday, Nov. 28 with all things #atownpgh on Small Business Saturday. Shoppers can enjoy specials and events at participating businesses, including Black Forge Coffee House, Sweet...

 

Pittsburgh City Planning to hold Vacant Lot Toolkit orientation

Pittsburgh City Planning will hold a Pittsburgh Vacant Lot Toolkit orientation meeting and workshop on Tuesday, Dec. 9. The meeting and workshop will be held from 6-8 p.m. at the South Side Market House, 1 Bedford Square. For more information,...

 

Mount man arrested after robbing Downtown convenience store

At approximately 1:20 a.m. on November 19, Zone 2 Officers responded to the 7-Eleven convenience store in the 600 block of Penn Avenue for a report of a robbery that had just occurred. Upon arrival...

 

Police investigate business burglary

Pittsburgh Police are investigating a business burglary in South Side Flats. At 5:25 a.m. on November 18, Zone 3 Officers responded to Crazy Mocha in the 2800 block of E Carson Street. Upon arrival, they met with an employee who had reported to work...

 

Zone 3 Community Crime Alerts

The following are the violent crimes, crime trends for the week of: November 16 to November 22, 2015: Duquesne Heights (1911) Theft from Vehicle – 1700 block of Rutledge Street, occurred between 11/15 8:00pm and 11/16 12:00pm. Interior of car gone...

 

South Pittsburgh youth can get free job training at Goodwill

Goodwill of Southwestern Pennsylvania seeks to enroll up to 40 candidates by December 15 in the RISE Project, a free job-training and employment-assistance program designed to help youth who are residents of certain local communities. Now in its...

 

Concord church lists upcoming events

Concord Presbyterian Church, 1907 Brownsville Road in Carrick, has a variety of family friendly events coming up. The Concord Presbyterian Church Board of Deacons Spaghetti Dinner will take place on Saturday, Nov. 28 from 4-7p.m. downstairs in the...

 

Book and Bake Sale in Carrick

The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Friends of the Carrick Branch will hold a two day Holiday Book and Bake Sale Thursday and Friday, December 11-12 from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m, at the library, 1811 Brownsville Road. Proceeds benefit the Friends of the...

 

Students of for-profit education company to receive loan relief

Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane has announced a settlement with a for-profit education company accused of using high-pressured recruitment practices and misrepresenting the number of its graduates who obtained employment in their field of study....

 

No restrictions on Wabash Tunnels through August 2016

The Federal Transit Administration has extended the waiver of high-occupancy vehicle restrictions on the Wabash Tunnel through August 31, 2016. The temporary waiver allows vehicles with fewer than two occupants to use the tunnel during peak hours,...

 

County jail modernizing visitation scheduling and registration

The Allegheny County Jail has implemented a new scheduling and registration system that will allow for visitors to register for and schedule visits with inmates online at https://alleghenypa.gtlvisitme.com. The system formally launched last week,...

 

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