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Articles from the February 24, 2004 edition

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Virginia Gidias

Arlington resident Virginia Gidias recently celebrated her 95th birthday with her sisters Marian Levandowski and Judy Rahuba, and brother George Gidias. Virginia has 9 grandchildren, 11...

 

Maria Moore honored by RAMP

Ever watch an awards ceremony and wish more of the winners would remember to thank their parents? Then Maria Sauro Moore, CRS is your kind of winner. She credits her parents, and the lessons they impa...

 

Carrick library chess tournament division winners

Twenty boys and girls participated in the 31st annual Library Chess Tournament held at the Carrick branch of Carnegie Library on Saturday, Feb. 7. Co-sponsored by the Pittsburgh Chess Club, the tournament was divided into two age groups: the junior...

 

We've left, but we're not gone

We just read your article about South Side zoning changes (New South Side Zoning Change head for City Planning approval) and were dismayed with the statement that we had ceased operations. The implication is that we went out of business. The truth...

 

Oversight Board is missing women and minorities

Although women constitute over half the population of the city and African Americans constitute almost a third of the population, the Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority, commonly known as the Oversight Board has been constructed to avoid both of...

 

Veronica's Veil prepares for 85th year on the stage

Veronica's Veil, America's Passion Play, will kick-off its 85th season with a matinee performance on Sunday, Feb. 29 and continue on Saturdays and Sundays during Lent at its home on the South Side...

 

Ricciardi asks state to expand Oversight Board

With the appointment of its fifth member, the mandated Oversight Board has now been put into place. “Each appointee is experienced, talented and accomplished and I look forward to working with them,” said City Council President Gene Ricciardi....

 

Financial recovery team recommends city cut spending immediately

Last week, Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC and Public Financial Management, Inc., the team appointed by the Secretary of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania's Department of Community & Economic Development (DCED) to serve as Recovery Plan...

 

In Memorian: A Requiem for Fred Rogers

Composer Luke Mayernik rehearses with members of Slippery Rock University's Concert Choir prepares for performances of “In Memoriam: A Requiem for Fred Rogers,” February 29 at St. Justin Church,...

 

Mt. Oliver changing phone service supplier, getting tough with early trash

In one of its shortest public monthly meetings in recent memory, Mount Oliver council authorized municipal secretary/manager Joanne Malloy to contact Verizon to renew local telephone service for the police department and administrative offices. This...

 

Getting the truck traffic off Carson is easier studied than accomplished

Topography and existing railroad lines are some of the impediments for finding an alternate route for trucks that constantly use Carson Street in the South Side. These were some of the findings reported during a meeting last Thursday at the Brashear...

 

Let there be light

Dan Uniatowski (in the bucket) and Jody Frenak, electricians with Duquesne Light's Facilities Management, install lighting in the 18th Street railroad underpass. The new lighting, to be installed in...

 

Carson Street festival may not be spectacular if funding isn't found

Once the city's third largest celebration, the South Side Summer Street Spectacular (SSSSS) is facing cutbacks that may turn it back into a kinder, gentler “family” festival - if it happens at all. Pittsburgh's financial problems have resulted...

 

Congratulations to SSC of C honorees

JoAnn Salopek receives one of many accolades at the South Side Chamber of Commerce's Annual Awards Dinner from State Representative Harry Readshaw. Mrs. Salopek was honored at the dinner as the...

 

South Side Chamber of Commerce Person of the Year and Businesses of the Year

Brian Boak, D.M.D., JoAnn Salopek and Peter Gordon were honored at the South Side Chamber of Commerce's Annual Dinner. Mrs. Salopek was named Person of the Year; Dr. Boak's Five Star Dentistry and...

 

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