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Block watch hears the latest in what was happening in their neighborhoods

Pressed into service early when the Carrick/Overbrook Block Watch’s speaker was unable to attend the May 6 meeting, Zone 3 officer Christine Luffey began by leading a discussion concerning unruly juveniles in and around Phillips Park. The same...

Planning Forum will host active shooter presentation

The South Side Planning Forum will host a presentation by Duquesne University Chief of Police/Director of Public Safety Tom Hart who will share information on how to protect yourself in the event of an active shooter situation. Chief Hart is...

Grentz graduates

Danielle Grentz has graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology and finished a double minor study in Museum Studies and English Literature. She is the...

Mayor William Peduto creates the city's first Office of Equity

Mayor William Peduto has signed an Executive Order creating the City’s Office of Equity, which will work across City of Pittsburgh government to embed the importance of equity in government work, and address and eradicate inequalities in all its...

City farmers markets opening for the season

The City of Pittsburgh is kicked off Farmers Market season with exciting new support and tools for all regional markets. Mayor William Peduto, the Pittsburgh Food Policy Council, Just Harvest and other community leaders marked the start of farmers...

Reps. Readshaw, Kortz announce bill to improve police hiring process

State Reps. Harry Readshaw and Bill Kortz, both D-Allegheny, have announced they will soon introduce legislation that would improve police departments' hiring process by ensuring investigators have...

PennDOT says to use caution when renewing licenses online

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) reminded  its customers to exercise caution while renewing their driver’s license or vehicle registration online, and to make sure that they’re on PennDOT’s official Driver and Vehicle...

LifeSpan Knoxville lists upcoming activites, events

Knoxville Senior Resource Center, 320 Brownsville Road, is listing several upcoming activities. Lunch Bunch Outing – Interchange will take place on Tuesday, May 21, from 11:30 a.m.-2:15 p.m. Paint with a Twist also on Tuesday, May 21. The...

Governor announces scholarship funding for high school graduates

Governor Tom Wolf has announced the approval of $100,000 in funding for Pittsburgh Promise, which funds post-secondary scholarships for students in western Pennsylvania. “Education is the cornerstone of workforce development and, in turn, the...

South Side Presbyterian flea market and food sale

The South Side Presbyterian Church welcomes all to a community Flea Market and Food Sale on Saturday, May 18, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Guests plan to have a variety of items for sale plus the church lunch menu includes homemade haluski, wedding soup,...

Volunteers are needed to help mulch Carrick trees

Join neighbors and fellow tree tenders to remove litter, weeds, and then mulch the street trees on Brownsville Road on Tuesday, May 21. Volunteers will meet at the Dairy District Pavilion at 6 p.m. Mulch, gloves and tools will be provided by Tree...

Kraus for District 3

In the upcoming District 3 City Council election three candidates are vying for the seat: the incumbent Bruce A. Kraus; his former chief of staff, Ken Wolfe; and, Chris Kumanchik. Over the course of the campaign for the District 3 seat several...

So. Side Planning Forum to hear two presentations

The South Side Planning Forum will hold its next monthly meeting on Tuesday, May 14, at 5:30 p.m. at The Brashear Center, 2005 Sarah Street. The agenda to be discussed includes presentations: South Side Presbyterian Church’s nomination as a...

COMMON VIOLATIONS

This is just a short working list of codes & “titles” and is not comprehensive or to be used for anything other than personal reference. All code books are available for purchase through the Bureau of Building Inspection if more information is...

Mt. Oliver Housing Court results and upcoming cases

Results for the Mt. Oliver Borough Housing Court cases on May 9, in Municipal District Judge Richard King's Courtroom: • George Dayieb, 811 Brownsville Road, Mt. Oliver Borough, 183.7, Rental...

This week's So. Pgh. Housing Court hearings

The following Housing Court case is scheduled for Wednesday, May 15, at 1:00 p.m. in Municipal District Judge James Motznik's Courtroom: • Cynthia and Vincent Pielin, 70 Dilworth Street, 19th Ward,...

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 117/19 on...

NOTICE OF ZONING HEARING

The Mt. Oliver Borough Zoning Hearing Board has scheduled the following public hearing on Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at 7:00 PM at the Borough Building, 150 Brownsville Road: 609 Hays Ave. – Application by Dominique Johnson for Use by Special...

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