Articles from the December 18, 2012 edition

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 By Margaret L Smykla    Front Page    December 18, 2012

Planning Forum to request mayor to come to South Side

The South Side Planning Forum will formally request the participation of Mayor Luke Ravenstahl at an open meeting about public safety in the South Side to be held as soon as possible. It will be conducted at either the Brashear Center, the South...

 By Sarah Beth Martin    Front Page    December 18, 2012

Hilltop looks to learn from Lawrenceville on handling code enforcement problems

South met east last week, to share information and confer on ways to organize advocacy and improve neighborhood safety, appearance and quality of life. Representatives from five different South...

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 News    December 18, 2012

Free dinner at Hot Metal Faith

The Hot Metal Bridge Faith Community is hosting a free dinner featuring baked ham and turkey On Sunday, Dec. 23 at 5 p.m. followed by a sing-a-long of favorite Christmas songs beginning at 6 p.m. Then at 7 p.m. the church will hold its annual...

 News    December 18, 2012

St. Mary of the Mount to merge with St. Justin Parish in February

Bishop David A. Zubik has issued a decree merging St. Justin Parish into St. Mary of the Mount Parish, Mount Washington. The merger will be effective February 10, 2013 at which time the Saint Justin church building will be closed. The merger, which...

 News    December 18, 2012  
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 Government    December 18, 2012

Housing Court hearings

The following Housing Court cases are scheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 19, at 1:00 p.m. in Magisterial District Judge James Motznik’s Courtroom: • Morina Romanus, 528 Boggs Avenue, 19th Ward, Continued Codes 302.7, 304.9, 304.7, 704.2, 111.1,...

 Real Estate    December 18, 2012

Real estate transactions for issue of 12/18/12

16th Ward Shawn Patterson to Alliance PA Holdings LLC at 2010 Arlington Ave. for $30,000. Leticoe Corp. to Caitlin and Jacob Grindberg at 2320 Leticoe St. for $235,000. 17th Ward Robert Mulshine to ALZ LLC at 112 S. 17th St. for $137,500. Estate of...

 Opinion    December 18, 2012

We deserve better

In December, the Responsible Hospitality Institute (RHI) will be reporting back to Mayor Ravenstahl recommendations for a “Pittsburgh Sociable City Plan.” The RHI engagement has been administered by the Mayor’s Planning Department and paid for...

 News    December 18, 2012

South Pittsburgh are Christmas Week Church Services

Bethlehem Lutheran Church Bethlehem Lutheran Church will hold a Service of Holy Communion with adult choir, carols and candlelight on Monday, Dec. 24 at 7 p.m. Those who need transportation to the service should call the Church Office, 412-381-2210,...

 News    December 18, 2012

Birmingham Foundation to offer small grant program

As part of its celebration of 15 years of grantmaking in the South Pittsburgh area, the Birmingham Foundation is offering a micro grant program in January-March 2013. The Board of Directors of the Birmingham Foundation have set aside $15,000 to be...

 Public Safety    December 18, 2012

Police asking for help in pizza shop robbery

The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Robbery Squad is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect who is responsible for robbing the Aprimo Pizza Shop on December 4 at 9 p.m. The suspect...

 News    December 18, 2012

GED testing at Goodwill

Goodwill of Southwestern Pennsylvania now offers computer based GED® testing at its Workforce Development Center (WDC) in Lawrenceville to make the scheduling and testing experience easier, more flexible, and faster for test takers. The GED...

 News    December 18, 2012

Volunteers needed to help prepare tax returns

County Executive Rich Fitzgerald and United Way of Allegheny County announced the county’s 2013 free tax preparation campaign and issued a call for volunteers to help financially-struggling residents file their federal, state, and local tax...