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Articles from the December 17, 2013 edition

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 By Margaret L. Smykla    Front Page    December 17, 2013

Planning Forum updates on projects in South Side, Works

With no presentations, the Dec. 10 meeting of the South Side Planning Forum consisted largely of updates on current and pending projects. In the report of the Development Review Committee (DRC), Peter Kreuthmeier reported Garage #5 at SouthSide...

 
 By Margaret L. Smykla    Front Page    December 17, 2013

Route 51/88 intersection project will alleviate congestion in area

Plans for a $19 million reconfiguration project designed to alleviate congestion at the Route 51/88 intersection drew about 125 local residents to the St. Norbert’s meeting hall on Dec. 9. The presentation was conducted by members of the project...

 
 By Roberta Smith    Front Page    December 17, 2013

Christmas lights on East Carson started with a man and a plan

In 1965, Wilbur Joseph, executive director of Brashear Association, hired a guy named Dick Wells to develop a program for teenagers at the United Way agency. Mr. Wells, on a year’s leave from his job as an English teacher at Allderdice High...

 
 Real Estate    December 17, 2013

Real Estate transactions for issue of 12/17/13

16th Ward Dolores Dagostino et al. to RPD Holdings LLC at 1904 Arlington Ave. for $10 (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $17,800). Magdeline Vaughan et al. to Lion Holdings Ltd. at 2007 Arlington Ave. and Julia St. for $25,000. Joel...

 
 Opinion    December 17, 2013

Good news does make news

You have surely deleted that old news adage about “Good news doesn’t make news.” Your Dec. 10 issue had two outstanding “good news” stories on Page 1, and both very likely brought smiles to the faces of your readers. They surely did for...

 
 Government    December 17, 2013

Zoning Board hearing

Pittsburgh’s Zoning Board of Adjustment has scheduled the following public hearing 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 291/13 on...

 
 Government    December 17, 2013

Housing Court hearings

The following Housing Court cases are scheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 18, at 1:15 p.m. in Magisterial District Judge James Motznik’s Courtroom: • Jamie L. and Michael A. SanFilippo, 283 Paul Street Street, 19th Ward, Code 307.1. • David M....

 
 News    December 17, 2013

Emerald View Park will receive support from National Park Service

Emerald View Park has been selected to receive assistance from the National Park Service (NPS) Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance program to assist with identifying best practices for steep hillside trails, fund-finding, developing a trail...

 
 News    December 17, 2013

SouthSide Works now draws millions of people to the South Side

South Side's Carson Street gets plenty of attention for its big crowds and sometimes hooligan behavior along the bustling strip between South 10th Street and the Birmingham Bridge. But the really big...

 
 News    December 17, 2013

Hot cocoa and cupcakes will benefit debutantes

The Inner City Debutantes will be holding a Holiday Cupcake Fundraiser on Friday, Dec. 20 at the Warrington Recreation Center, 329 E. Warrington Ave., from 5-7 p.m. Enjoy a hot cocoa and cupcake for a donation. Savor classic cupcake favorites, along...

 
 News    December 17, 2013

Home decorating contest for Allentown residents

The Allentown Community Development Corp. is sponsoring a Holiday Home Decorating Contest for residents of the neighborhood. Anyone living in the neighborhood is eligible to enter. The ACDC will award three $50 prizes for the best decorated homes in...

 
 Public Safety    December 17, 2013

Police ask for help to identify Mount robber

Rite Aid is offering up to a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of any person or persons who robbed a Rite Aid Associate at the corner of Virginia Avenue and Guerdon Way on Mount Washington in mid-November. On...

 
 Public Safety    December 17, 2013

Help needed to ID assailants in November So. Side attack

Pittsburgh police are looking for a pair of suspects who assaulted a man in the early morning hours of November 1. On November 1 at about 1:30 a.m. while on patrol in the South Side Flats, Zone 3 police officers were flagged down by a man who...