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Mt. O. mayor expresses concerns over Arlington Avenue dance club in city

"I've called everybody but the dogcatcher, more than once, more than twice," Mt. Oliver Mayor Frank Bernardini told the Borough Council at the November meeting. Mayor Bernardini was complaining about...

Quads, speakeasies discussed at Zone 3 Nov. council meeting

The last Zone 3 Public Safety Council (Z3PSC) meeting of 2020 on Nov. 16 featured a year-end report and plans for 2021. The meeting began with news that Zone 3 police Commander Karen Dixon will be returning Nov. 30, but is retiring in early...

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Mt. Oliver Council approves paying the bills

The Mt. Oliver Borough Council quickly took care of business at a short November meeting with a series of motions authorizing payments. The council authorized payments of: $3,938 to State Pipe...

LifeSpan collecting cookies to brighten holidays for seniors

LifeSpan is beginning its 11th Annual Holiday Sweet Treats Cookie Campaign. The organization is seeking 450 dozen cookies to distribute in half-dozen packages to brighten their seniors this holiday season. LifeSpan is asking bakers to donate two...

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Pancake breakfast at Concord Church

Concord Presbyterian Church will hold a Christmas Pancake Breakfast and Vendor Fair on December 5, from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. The event will take place at Concord Presbyterian Church, Fellowship Hall,...

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City accepting applications for Snow Angels Program

The City of Pittsburgh's Office of Community Affairs is now accepting applications for the 2020-2021 Snow Angels Program. This program pairs older adult residents and residents with disabilities...

United Way's free tax preparation seeks 350 volunteers

United Way of Southwestern PA is recruiting 350 volunteer tax preparers for its 2020-2021 Free Tax Preparation effort in Allegheny, Fayette, Greene, Washington and Westmoreland counties. Volunteers complete tax returns for hard-working, low-income...

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OMB improves contracting procedures for local businesses owned by women and people of color

The City of Pittsburgh Office of Management and Budget has changed its procurement systems to better meet the needs of local businesses owned by women and people of color when they do business with...

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Support our local business disricts on Small Business Saturday

"Our South Side small businesses need our help," says South Side Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Candice Gonzalez. In the midst of the recession in 2010 American Express created Small...

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Mt. Oliver Borough department reports

Highlights from the department reports for Mt. Oliver Borough for October: Public Safety Department • 548 calls for service • 37 drug arrests for the seizure of marijuana, crack cocaine, heroin...

State Police, PennDOT announce annual 'Operation Safe Holiday' Enforcement

With the holiday season just around the corner, while travel is not recommended in order to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, the Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) and Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) remind Pennsylvanians who must...

Holy Trinity Cathedral holiday "Sweets" sale

Although Holy Trinity Cathedral isn’t able to hold its Annual Cookie Sale this year, their bakers have been hard at work making various “goodies” to enjoy during the holidays. They will be selling nut rolls, apricot rolls, poppy seed rolls,...

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MWCDC issues call for chalk artists

Mount Washington Community Development Corporation is seeking volunteer chalk artists to create art on the business district sidewalks on Saturday and Sunday, November 28 and 29. Participants will...

What The Reporter means to me - What about you?

Recently, I was sitting in a coffee shop having a conversation about what was happening with The South Pittsburgh Reporter. They had noticed, as most of our readers, the number of pages has gone down and we occasionally take a week off. I explained...

Pennie Marketplace is open for health insurance

Pennie’s 2021 Open Enrollment Period is going on now. Pennie is Pennsylvania’s official destination for individuals and families seeking high-quality health insurance coverage and is the only place to access financial assistance, for which...

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...

Zoning Board hearings for December 3

Pittsburgh’s Zoning Board of Adjustment Board meetings will be hosted on Zoom and streamed on YouTube Live on the Pittsburgh City Planning YouTube page at https://www.youtube.com/user/planpghvideo. To join the Zoom webinar, use the link:...

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