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Articles from the January 3, 2006 edition

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Monastery drops plans to aquire neighboring park

Calling it a “dead issue,” Rev. Richard Nalepa said St. Paul of the Cross Monastery will not be seeking to purchase Winters Field on the South Side Slopes anytime soon. However, should monastery officials decide upon a specific use for the park...

 

District Judge King to hold court over expanded territory

As befitting a larger jurisdiction, District Judge Richard King moved into larger quarters, opening for business on December 16. His new site, at 2213 Brownsville Rd., provides more staff area and...

 

Legislature missed chance to pass property tax reform

The Pennsylvania State Legislature had a golden opportunity to salvage something from its most anti-citizen, catastrophic session in history by passing substantial, meaningful property tax reform, yet after decades of study and cheap talk on this...

 

Steeler party for teens Saturday

Teens are invited to the Carrick Library on Saturday, Jan. 7 from 1-3 p.m. for a Teen Steelers party. Wear your black and gold and celebrate the Steeler season. Eat, hang out, play games and enter the “Who Wears the Most Black and Gold” contest....

 

Three local hearings of interest this week at the Zoning Board

Pittsburgh's Zoning Board of Adjustment has scheduled three public hearings of interest to South Pittsburgh residents for Thursday, Jan. 5 in the first floor hearing room of the John P. Robin Civic Building, 200 Ross Street, Downtown. Zone case...

 

Teen tutors to teach math to grades 1-5

The Teen Advisory Group at Carrick library is offering help in math to children in grades 1-5 in one-hour Saturday sessions from 10 a.m. to noon. The tutors are middle and high school students with strong math, spelling and reading skills. To...

 

Stay safe during the coldest months of the heating season

Over the past year, the price of fuel has jumped from high to higher. In fact, it's been reported that the fuel price increases of this past year are larger than any seen in the U.S. since the late 1970s. During that time, the fuel crunch was linked...

 

How can I manage my holiday debt?

By Attorney General Tom Corbett Now that the holidays are over and the decorations will soon be put storage for another year, the question of how to pay off those holiday bills begins to creep into many consumers' minds. It may not be at the top of...

 

Utility.com customers get settlement

About 20,000 former Pennsylvania customers of electricity marketer Utility.com will be sharing nearly $200,000 in funds obtained on behalf of those customers by the Office of Consumer Advocate (OCA). Consumer Advocate Sonny Popowsky said that his...

 

Children's production of classic tale Beauty & the Beast at Gemini Theater

ebrates its 11th season by stepping into the imaginations of children, Saturday, Jan. 7, with the classic story of Beauty & the Beast, an interactive musical adapted by Dennis Palko and original musical composition by Lani Cataldi. Interaction,...

 

Elementary school students can learn how to play chess at library

The Carrick branch of Carnegie Library will offer chess classes for children in kindergarten through eighth grade beginning January 17 through February 21 from 6-7 p.m. A Chess Tournament will be held in March with these free classes taught by an...

 

Area couple engaged

Charles Fallert and Lisa Reiland are engaged. The couple plan to marry in June 2007 at Saint John Vianney Parish. Fallert is the son of Lorraine Fallert of Knoxville and the late Gil Fallert, Sr....

 

Mount couple to wed

Mount Washington residents Jennifer Hackel and Lance Stahl are engaged. The couple plan to wed at Saint Boniface Roman Catholic Church October 21, 2006. Jennifer graduated from Slippery Rock University and is employed by FedEx-Kinko. She is the...

 

Pittsburgh Public Schools teachers certified by national board

Twenty-seven Pittsburgh Public School teachers recently received certification from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. The number of teachers in the district who have qualified for this recognition more than doubled this year,...

 

Sign-ups at the Market House

The Market House Children's Athletic Association will begin registration for the upcoming Co-Ed Indoor Hockey League. Sign-ups will be Thursday, Jan. 5, Monday, Jan. 9 and Thursday, Jan. 12 from 6-9 p.m. at the Market House, 12th and Bingham...

 

Carrick teens welcome to join in helping out advisory group

The Carrick Library invites all interested teens to get involved in the library by becoming part of the Teen Advisory Group. TAG meets once a month for pizza and pop from noon to 1 p.m. The next meeting is Saturday, Jan. 14. Members of TAG will help...

 

PAAR opening doors each month for two-day wellness clinic

Beginning in January, PAAR will open its doors to survivors of sexual violence and their families for a two-day a month Wellness Clinic for basic health care needs, which many survivors fail to receive after experiencing sexual abuse. The clinic, in...

 

Mount Oliver Area Chamber will honor retiring officials Palma, Miller and Smith

Mount Oliver Borough will see a big change when four council members and the mayor leave office at the end of the year. Leaving after more than a combined 85 years in office will be Council President Marty Palma with 40 years of service;...

 

Retirement dinner planned for District Judge Ann Scharding

Friends of District Judge Ann Scharding are hosting a retirement party in her honor Friday, Jan. 20, 6-11 p.m. at the Royal Place on Rt. 88. Tickets are $20 per person, payable in advance before Jan. 6. Open seating for individuals, table...

 

Candidates night at St. Clair AA

The will be a Meet the Candidates night at the St. Clair AA/Senior Center on Wednesday, Jan. 18 beginning at 7 p.m. All interested area residents are encouraged to come out and learn more about the people running for the City of Pittsburgh District...

 

Ladies Aux. luncheon in Mount Oliver

The Ladies Auxiliary of the Mount Oliver Fire Department will hold their next monthly luncheon on Wednesday, Jan. 4 at noon in the fire hall, 120 Brownsville Road. The cost is $6 per person, buy tickets at the door. Everyone is we...

 

Breakfast with the candidates, S.S. Chamber

The South Side Chamber of Commerce will host a “Breakfast with the Candidates” on Tuesday, Jan. 10, 8:30 a.m. in the UPMC South Side Cafeteria, 2000 Mary Street. Candidates vying for the vacant District 3 City Council seat have been invited to...

 

Candidates will speak at SSSNA meeting on Tues.

The next meeting of the South Side Slopes Neighborhood Association will be Tuesday, Jan. 10 at 7 p.m. in the Main Lounge at Saint Paul of the Cross Retreat Center, 148 Monastery Street. This will be a “Candidates Night” featuring those who plan...

 

Judge Ricciardi sworn in

Magisterial District Judge Gene Ricciardi gets “robed” for the first time by his wife, Lynn, at a ceremony on Friday, Dec. 30, 2005....

 

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