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Rep. Readshaw will not seek re-election

State Rep. Harry Readshaw, D-Carrick, a lifelong resident of Pittsburgh and the longest-serving state representative of the 36th Legislative District, announced he will not seek a 14th term next...

Mt. Oliver Council sworn in

Council members took the Oath of Office and elected officers at the Mt. Oliver Borough Council Reorganization Meeting on Monday, Jan. 7. Sworn in for their second terms were Amber McGough and...

Block watch questions if police reports are always being filed

The Carrick and Overbrook communities continue to see lower crime rates in recent months, but not all block watch members are convinced victims are reporting crimes or that officers are consistently filing reports. At last week’s monthly block...

Be an angel, a Snow Angel, help out an elderly neighbor

The City of Pittsburgh's Office of Community affairs is now accepting applications for the 2019-2020 Snow Angels Program. This program pairs older adult residents and residents with disabilities with...

Arlington Civic Council to host free pasta dinner

The Arlington Civic Council is hosting a free Spaghetti Dinner on January 20, 2020 at 6 p.m. at the New Academy Charter School, 2500 Jonquil Street. There will be prizes and an auction table. RSVP by January 15, 2020 to Ann at 412-445-6825. While...

Free coat giveaway at Potter's House Ministries

There will be a winter coat and clothing giveaway at Potter’s House Ministries, 430 Cathedral Avenue, on January 18 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. There will be items for all ages, sizes, and genders for...

Abiding Ministries offers free adult cooking classes

Abiding Missions and 412 Food Rescue are offering free adult cooking classes. The six weekly classes of "Cooking Matters" take place on Fridays from 3:45-5:45 p.m. in their community kitchen in the...

City requesting contractor proposals for City Cuts lawn cutting program

The City of Pittsburgh is now accepting bids for the third year of its City Cuts lawn-cutting program. City Cuts began in 2018 through legislation introduced by Councilwoman Ther...

Free high school equivalency classes available at Goodwill

Goodwill of Southwestern Pennsylvania is offering several opportunities for people who wish to improve their education. The agency is now enrolling for free adult education classes at locations on bus routes. “There’s so much more to enrolling...

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...

Property reserve on MWCDC Community Forum agenda

The Mt. Washington Community Development Corporation (MWCDC) will host a Community Forum on January 16 from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Mt. Washington Healthy Active Living Center, 122 Virginia Avenue. Topics...

Learn more about South Side Park Master Plan at January 15 meeting

Pashek MTR and Ethos Collaborative will present the South Side Park Master Plan on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 6 p.m. at the Brashear Center, 2005 Sarah Street, South Side. Presenters will include: Pashek MTR, Ethos Collaborative, City of Pittsburgh -...

Super Saturday: History Center to Host NFL PLAY 60 Training Camp

One week before fans watch pro football’s biggest game, the Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum at the Senator John Heinz History Center is challenging kids to get up and get active at the eighth annual NFL PLAY 60 Training Camp, sponsored by...

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...

This week's So. Pgh. Housing Court hearings

The following Housing Court case is scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 15, at 8:00 a.m. in Pittsburgh Municipal Court: • Ida Holt, 221 Wilbert Street, 19th Ward, Code PM108.1.1. The following Housing...

Mt. Oliver Housing Court results and cases

Results of the Mt. Oliver Borough Housing Court cases scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 7, in Municipal District Judge Richard King’s Courtroom: • 412 Property Investment, 1606 Arlington Avenue, Mt. Oliver Borough, Code 845, Rental License. Fined...

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 23/20 on...

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