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Articles from the December 26, 2017 edition

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No tax increase in Mt. Oliver for the 16th year in a row

Again this year, there will be no tax increase for Mt. Oliver residents in 2018 following adoption of a $1.96 million operating budget at the Dec. 18 meeting of Mt. Oliver council. The property tax will remain at 13.5 mills for the 16th year in a...

 

Zone 3 council told crime is up during this year's holiday season

“Crime doesn’t stop, so we shouldn’t,” said Zone 3 Public Safety Council president Ken Wolfe on why a meeting was called a week before Christmas. The Dec. 18 meeting began with a brief holiday crime overview, including that robberies and burg...

 

Port Authority to operate on New Year's schedule

Port Authority riders should be aware of the following service details for December 31, to January 2, 2018: New Year’s Eve - Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017: Port Authority bus and light rail service will operate on regular Sunday schedules. Customer...

 

Real estate transactions by RealStats

16th Ward Mortgage Equity Conversion Asset Tr 2011 to BDRE LLC at 2112 Brent St. for $27,201. Lee Plimpton et al. to Alison Hadden at 2424 Charcot St. for $94,000. Timothy Smith et al. to Stephen Rothhaar at 328 Dengler St. for $48,750. Sim Kun Cha...

 

Citiparks operating on holiday schedule

The following Citiparks facilities will adjust operating hours in observance of the upcoming holidays by closing at 4 p.m. on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve, and remaining closed on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day: • Mellon Park Tennis...

 

City to add ADS-accessible swings to South Pittsburgh area playgrounds

Last week at Mellon Park, Pittsburgh Mayor William Peduto, City Councilman Dan Gilman, and the City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Works announced the addition of play equipment for children of all abilities throughout Pittsburgh. The city will...

 

Mayor Peduto names Dan Gilman as his new Chief of Staff

Mayor William Peduto has named City Councilman Dan Gilman as his new Chief of Staff, effective on January 3, 2018, the day of Mayor Peduto’s inauguration into his second mayoral term.  Mr. Gilman was elected to Council in 2013 and previously...

 

County offices, facilities on Holiday Schedule

Allegheny County offices will have revised schedules due to the holiday observances. On Tuesday, Dec. 26, the Court of Common Pleas, the District Attorney’s office, and the Department of Court Records will be closed in observance of Christmas Day,...

 

County Lead Task Force releases recommendations and final report

County Executive Rich Fitzgerald and members of the Lead Task Force appointed last May have released recommendations of the task force and its final report to the public. The 58-page document includes 24 recommendations in seven categories based on t...

 

Pgh. will recycle Christmas Trees at various drop-off city locations

The City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Works has announced that the Christmas tree recycling program will be available again this year. Residents can take tress to the following drop-off locations to have the tree composted at no cost. For a...

 

Allegheny County will recycle your Christmas Tree at nine regional parks

Allegheny County is offering its annual Christmas Tree Recycling Program this holiday season. County residents can drop off their Christmas trees Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018 at all nine regional parks during regular hours of operation (dawn to dusk). All...

 

Trash collection postponed, holiday schedule for facilities

The City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Works advises there will not be any refuse, bulk waste or recycling collection on Monday, Dec. 25 in observance of Christmas and on Monday, Jan. 1, 2018 in observance of New Year›s Day. City of...

 

AG settles over Do-Not-Call violations

Attorney General Josh Shapiro has announced a $50,000 settlement with Sperian Energy Corp, a retail energy supplier that violated Pennsylvania’s Do-Not-Call Law and called Pennsylvanians on the list who do not want to receive these kinds of calls....

 

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