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Spike in violence among area youth challenges groups

Richard Carrington sacrificed spending the Thanksgiving holiday with his family to help relocate a young man from Pittsburgh whose life was in danger due to the growing violence in the Hilltop neighborhoods. Mr. Carrington is the founder and...

 

Hilltop organizations get to brag a little about their accomplishments

Each year the Hilltop Alliance (HA) brings together member organizations along with neighborhood stakeholders to spread the word on the good work being accomplished on the Hilltop by their groups....

 

Carrick Community Council elects new six board members

Six new board members were elected and one was re-elected by Carrick Community Council (CCC) members at the Concord K5 auditorium on Brownsville Road last Monday. Rup Pokharel, Julie Kuchta, Chuck Giese, Georgene Schank, Vincent Williams, and Dan...

 

Mt. O. City/St. Clair Block Watch gets updates on urban farm, crime, gardens

The project at Mountain and Fisher streets, local crime update, and the proposed urban farm were among the topics at the Nov. 19 Mt. Oliver City/St. Clair Block Watch meeting. It was held at the Ormsby Avenue Café. Block watch coordinator Suzanne...

 

Permit parking just a rumor

No rumor to that parking permit Convenient and Safe: How come a visitor’s pass is being used three blocks away from the resident that it is intended for is, that convenient? Being used more than three days a month, actually like every day of the...

 

Real Estate transactions by RealStats

16th Ward Estate of Sandra Wright to Robert Swope at 2313 Cobden St. for $25,000 (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $84,693) by sheriff’s deed. Minthu Hoang to Thang Phuoc Vo at 525 St. Joseph St. for $9,000. 17th Ward Dolores Ann Balc...

 

Zone 3 Community Crime Alerts

The following are the violent crimes, crime trends for the week of: November 23 to November 29, 2015: Duquesne Heights (1911) Mt. Washington (1903, 1914, 1915, 1807) Burglary of Residence – 200 block of Cairo Street, occurred between 11/25 12:30pm...

 

Carrick home invasion is under investigation

Zone 3 Officers were dispatched to an apartment in the 600 block of Overbook Boulevard at approximately 4:45 a.m. on November 26 for a report of a home invasion and burglary/robbery. The victim reported he was sleeping when the suspect forced...

 

Emmaus creating family-like homes for individuals with intellectual disabilities

In the United States, nearly half a million individuals with intellectual disabilities live in some kind of community living arrangement or “group home.” Due to the extensive waiting lists for services, priority is given to individuals in immedi...

 

Market House has a full December planned

The South Side Market House has changed its hours. The center is now open: Monday, Tuesday, and Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Wednesday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; and, Thursday, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. The Senior Center will begin accepting social members beginning January...

 

South Side forum meets

The regular monthly meeting of the South Side Planning Forum will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 8 at 5:30 p.m. at the Brashear Center, 2005 Sarah Street. The agenda includes any presentations and updates from the Development Review and the Neighborhood...

 

Cookies and milk with Santa Claus

The Friends of the Carrick Library will host Milk and Cookies with Santa on December 5 at 2:30 p.m. The afternoon will include games, prizes and a visit with the merry old elf himself. The event is free of charge to children of the area. The library...

 

Public invited to hear presentations Dec. 1 on making Pittsburgh's streets safer for everyone

The City of Pittsburgh is organizing a Complete Streets public meeting on Tuesday, Dec 1, hosted by University of Pittsburgh. The Department of City Planning and the National Complete Streets Coalition will kick off the discussion around Complete...

 

Nursing scholarships available

Scholarship opportunities are provided by the Southwestern Pennsylvania Registered Nurses Club to nursing students entering their final year of studies in a diploma, associate degree or bachelor of science degree. Nurses actively pursing advanced...

 

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...

 

Historic review hearings

The Historic Review Commission of Pittsburgh has scheduled the following hearings in the East Carson Street Historic District for 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 2, following Internal Business beginning at 12:30 p.m. 620 Cabot Way, Dandra Massimimino,...

 

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...

 

Housing Court hearings

The following Housing Court cases are scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 1, at 1:00 p.m. in Magisterial District Judge Richard King’s Courtroom: • Susan Gibson, 633 Eureka Street, 18th Ward, Codes 304.10, 304.5. • Johnny C. Sancandi Jr., 95 Harbor Ave...

 

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