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Articles from the January 12, 2016 edition

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 By Mia Rupani    Front Page

Josephine at 18th intersection will be redesigned

A traffic light will finally be installed at the intersection of S. 18th and Josephine streets in the South Side Slopes following complaints from nearby residents for years, accordi... — Updated 1/12/2016


Slopes Assoc. general meeting Canceled for tonight

The South Side Slopes Neighborhood Association’s first General Meeting of 2016 has been canceled for Jan. 12 The meeting has been rescheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 19 at 7 p.m. at the Brashear Center, 2005 Sarah S... — Updated 1/12/2016


Text message program continued to cut binge drinking after ending

A University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine-led trial to test a text message-based program aimed at reducing binge drinking is the first to show such an intervention can successfully produce sustained reductions in alcohol consum... — Updated 1/11/2016


Share the Wealth

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Pitt study shows racial bias may be conveyed by doctors' body language

Physicians give less compassionate nonverbal cues when treating seriously ill black patients compared with their white counterparts, a small University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine trial revealed. It is the first to look at... — Updated 1/11/2016


Fort Pitt Museum closed temporarily for updates

The Fort Pitt Museum, part of the Senator John Heinz History Center museum system, has temporarily closed for exhibition maintenance and updating. The museum will reopen to the public on Saturday, Jan. 30. Upgrades will include a... — Updated 1/11/2016


AG's office offers tips on starting health club memberships

The beginning of a new year is customarily a time when many Pennsylvanians look to achieve their fitness resolutions by joining gyms or health clubs. The Office of Attorney General’s Bureau of Consumer Protection is reminding... — Updated 1/11/2016


Blast off with Science Center's 21+ Rocket Science

Carnegie Science Center’s next 21+ Night will launch visitors into an exploration of the space race and the science of rockets. Carnegie Science Center is teaming up with City Theatre for 21+ Rocket Science on Friday, Jan. 15,... — Updated 1/11/2016


Volunteers needed to help tree tenders, pick up trash in Carrick

Volunteers are needed to join the Carrick tree tenders and Carrick Community Council on January 23 to prune trees and pick up trash on Brownsville Rd. Volunteers are asked to meet at 10 a.m. at the site of the new Farmers Market... — Updated 1/11/2016


Health Dept. accepting entries for annual Environmental Poster Contest

The Allegheny County Health Department (ACHD) is now accepting entries for its 17th annual environmental poster contest for students in grades 6-8. This year’s theme, “Pollution: Be Part of the Solution,” encourages students... — Updated 1/11/2016


Oasis Center lists a variety of family events during January

Oasis Center Faith Based Center, 1912 Brownsville Road, Carrick, will be holding a variety of events during January. Bakery baked goods and misc. produce at reduced prices is available on Saturdays from 11a.m.-2 p.m. Friday... — Updated 1/11/2016


Market House January events include yoga, dinner and a luau

The South Side Market House Healthy Living Center is continuing to accept people 50-59 yrs. of age as Social Members with a $15 annual fee.  The Senior Center is also beginning a collaboration with BYS Yoga every Tuesday evening... — Updated 1/11/2016


Postcard club meets in Overbrook

The Three Rivers Postcard Club celebrated the holidays with their fourth annual holiday dinner at Fairhaven Methodist Church in Overbrook. Twenty members of the club enjoyed dinner... — Updated 1/11/2016


South Side attorney inducted into Academy of Trial Lawyers

Attorney Ronald L. Hicks, Jr., was inducted into the Academy of Trial Lawyers of Allegheny County at its 2015 fall meeting. A partner at Meyer Unkovic & Scott, Mr. Hicks is a civil trial and appellate lawyer who works closely with... — Updated 1/11/2016


Bon Air association returns after three year hiatus

After a three-year hiatus the Bon Air Civic Association met on January 5 at the Bon Air Elementary School. Bon Air Block Watch Captain Bo Koczerzat presented crime reports from neighboring Carrick and Knoxville neighborhoods.... — Updated 1/11/2016


Arrest made in weekend Carrick street robbery

Shortly after midnight on January 9, at approximately 12:17 a.m., Zone 3 Officers were sent to Minooka Street in Carrick for a report of a street robbery. After arriving, the... — Updated 1/11/2016


Carrick Library input meeting

Carrick residents are being urged to attend a meeting at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – Carrick on Thursday, Jan. 14 at 6:30 p.m. Carnegie Library officials will be there to learn from area residents what they would like... — Updated 1/11/2016


Phillips Park advisory group meets Jan. 27

The Phillips Park Recreation Center Advisory Council is currently in the process of planning events for children in Carrick. Area residents who have events they would like to see or ideas they would like to share are welcome to... — Updated 1/11/2016


Police seeking suspect in attempted Carrick robbery

The Pittsburgh Police Violent Crime Unit is investigating an armed robbery at the Carrick CoGo’s at 2800 Brownsville Road. According to the initial report, at approximately 8:30 p.m. Jan. 8, a man entered the store, pointed a... — Updated 1/11/2016


Police searching for woman involved in armed robbery

Pittsburgh Police are seeking assistance in identifying an individual involved in a street robbery in Beltzhoover on December 27. According to police, two 44-year-old women were at... — Updated 1/11/2016


Zone 3 Police investigating 'shots fired' call in Carrick

Zone 3 Officers were sent to a home in the 2000 block of Brownsville Road in Carrick at approximately 10:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 9, for a report of shots fired into an occupied structure. Upon arrival, the police encountered... — Updated 1/11/2016


Zoning Board hearing

Pittsburgh’s Zoning Board of Adjustment has scheduled the following public hearing of interest to South Pittsburgh residents in the first floor hearing room of the John P. Robin Civic Building, 200 Ross Street, Downtown. Zone... — Updated 1/11/2016


Borough reorganization meeting

Change came once again to the Mount Oliver Borough Council when three new members and a new president were sworn in at the council's Reorganization Meeting on Monday, Jan. 4. Sworn... — Updated 1/11/2016


Real Estate transactions by RealStats

16th Ward Structured Asset Investment Loan Trust M to L3 Holdings Ltd. at 2318 Mission St. for $40,000. Estate of Ignatius Solarczyk to Missionside Development LLC at 2602 Mission St. for $80,000. 72 South 24th Street LLC to... — Updated 1/11/2016


Block watch members learn more about starting new group from police, city officials

Pittsburgh’s Department of Public Safety and Zone 3 police officers urged Carrick residents to consider forming more block watch groups and provided instructions on how to do so at the Carrick / Overbrook Crime Watch meeting... — Updated 1/11/2016


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