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Articles from the December 15, 2015 edition

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Parking concerns are front and center at South Side forum

Parking issues dominated discussion at the December meeting of the South Side Planning Forum. First on the agenda Zone 3 Commander Karen Dixon talked about the reasoning behind eliminating parking on East Carson Street from 12th to 17th streets on...

 

Carrick crime watch updated on events happening in the community

A flurry of minor community updates along with a holiday celebration highlighted this month’s Carrick / Overbrook Crime Watch meeting in the Concord K5 cafeteria. The Carrick / Overbrook block watch hosted a holiday party during this month’s...

 

Housing Court hearings for Nov. 15 and Nov. 16

The following Housing Court cases are scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 15, 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 300/15 on...

 

Real Estate transactions by RealStats

16th Ward Black & Gold Properties LLC to Damon Powell at 38 S. 27th St. for $407,500. 17th Ward 1309 East Carson Street L.P. to Pittsburgh Street L.P. at 1309 E. Carson St. for $351,000. Brookfield Relocation Inc. to Tapert Properties LLC at 1822...

 

YouthWorks celebrates programs' participants

YouthWorks will hold a recognition ceremony to celebrate the accomplishments of 26 individuals who have recently completed their participation in the JumpStart Success program, as well as the RISE (Re-entry through Industry Specific Education)...

 

Youth basketball clinics starting at Ormsby Community Center

Citiparks Ormsby Community Center, 79 S. 22nd Street, will hold youth basketball clinics beginning in January. There will be two clinics: 7-9 year olds and 10-12 year olds. Each will operate eight-week sessions for $15. The 7-9 year olds will meet...

 

Monastery lists services for Christmas season

Saint Paul of the Cross Monastery, 148 Monastery Avenue, Christmas season Eucharistic celebrations schedule will include: Christmas Eve Masses at 5:30 p.m. and Midnight. Carols begin at 11:15 p.m. Christmas Day Masses at 8 and 10 a.m. Feast of the...

 

Oasis Center opening for dinner, more

The Oasis Center, 1912 Brownsville Road, will open on Friday, Dec. 18 to serve dinner, snacks, coffee, desserts and relaxing music in a coffee house atmosphere. Sponsored by Sancta Maria Magdalena, Friday’s menu includes Fish on a Dish with two...

 

German Christmas services at First Lutheran Church

First Lutheran Church, 615 Grant Street, downtown Pittsburgh, will host the German community of Pittsburgh for Christmas worship on Sunday, Dec. 20 at 4 p.m. The Rev. Horst H. Bandle a native of Germany and pastor- in- residence at First Lutheran...

 

A+ Schools looking for volunteers to monitor Pittsburgh School Board

As three new school board members are sworn into office, A+ Schools is asking residents to pay attention. “The school board manages more money than the City of Pittsburgh, educates more students than any other entity in our region, and is a...

 

Reps. Wheatley and Ganey support legislation to protect pets left in cars

State Reps. Jake Wheatley and Ed Gainey, both D-Allegheny, joined Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Michael Vick to promote legislation designed to stop the practice of leaving pets unattended in motor vehicles. Rep. Wheatley said under the bill,...

 

Readshaw bill would make it easier to commit family members for drug treatment

State Rep. Harry Readshaw, D-Allegheny, has introduced H.B 1692, which would make it easier for family members to commit a loved one for drug and/or alcohol treatment. “Too many families watch their loved ones deal with alcohol or drug abuse...

 

Zone 3 Community Crime Alerts

The following are the Part I crimes, crime trends for the week of: November 30 to December 6, 2015: Duquesne Heights (1911) Burglary of Residence – 300 block of Republic Street, occurred between 11/25 and 11/28 (reported on 11/30). Unknown entry...

 

The South Pittsburgh SCENE With Brad Palmisiano

The South Side Slopes Neighborhood Association celebrated the season with good cheer and good food a St. Paul’s Monastery Retreat Center....

 

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