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Articles from the January 14, 2014 edition

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Real Estate transactions for issue of 1/14/14

16th Ward Estate of Wayne Miller to Birlena Coleman at 2114 Brent St. for $6,000. Richard Greeno to Erica Durbin at 114 S. 26th St. for $118,550. Housing & Urban Development to Triple A Investments LLC at 421 Walde St. for... — Updated 1/20/2014


Free tax preparation sites open next week

United Way of Allegheny County, in partnership with the Money in Your Pocket Coalition, will open 14 free tax preparation sites across Allegheny County beginning Jan. 20 through April 15. Each location will be staffed by trained pe... — Updated 1/18/2014


Gettysburg superintendent is honored by state representatives

State Rep. Harry Readshaw, D-Allegheny, and state Rep. Dan Moul, R-Adams/Franklin, recently honored James R. Kirby upon his retirement as superintendent of Gettysburg National Military Park. “Superintendent Kirby was responsible... — Updated 1/13/2014


Breathe PA offers free breathing masks

Breathe Pennsylvania, a non-profit organization that helps the residents of southwestern Pennsylvania achieve and maintain optimal lung health, is offering free cold weather masks to residents within their 10-county service area... — Updated 1/13/2014


Mt. O. City blockwatch meets Jan. 23

The next meeting of the Mount Oliver City/St. Clair Block Watch will take place on January 23, 7-8:30 p.m. in the St. John Vianney Parish Center AV Room, 823 Climax Street, enter through the parking lot. Topics include current... — Updated 1/13/2014


Annual 'Words to be Heard' scholarship contest underway

Western Pennsylvania high school seniors are encouraged to enter the Eighth Annual “Words to be Heard” Scholarship Contest sponsored by Edgar Snyder & Associates. The law firm is asking seniors to create programs that will... — Updated 1/13/2014


AARP meeting

Birmingham AARP #2757 will meet on Wednesday, Jan. 22 at Birmingham United Church of Christ, 25 Carrick Avenue at 12:30 p.m. Coffee tea and pastries will be served for a donation. Visitors are always welcome.... — Updated 1/13/2014


So. Side forum meets Tuesday, Jan. 14

The regular monthly meeting of the South Side Planning Forum will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 14, at 5:30 p.m. at the Brashear Center, 2005 Sarah Street. The agenda includes updates from the Development Review Committee and the... — Updated 1/13/2014


Allentown couple arrested for growing pot

Late last week, Pittsburgh Police SWAT team members executed a search warrant for narcotics at 6 a.m. at a home in the 800 block of Loyal Way in Allentown. The home was occupied by... — Updated 1/13/2014


Lane restrictions this week on Route 51 in Overbrook

Lane restrictions on Saw Mill Run Boulevard (Route 51) in the City of Pittsburgh were slated to begin on Monday, Jan. 13, weather permitting. Single lane closures will occur as needed in each direction on Route 51 from 9 a.m. to 3... — Updated 1/13/2014


Free admission and parking to Science Center for MLK Day

Carnegie Science Center is once again teaming up with Duquesne Light to host Conservation Day, which will feature environmentally-themed programming for all ages, on Martin Luther King Day. With Duquesne Light’s sponsorship, all... — Updated 1/13/2014


A world turned upside down

“Even the heavens cried,” an observer said of the rain at a memorial for Nelson Mandela in Johannesburg. I almost cried, when I learned Nelson Mandala had died because I remembered a place far away and long ago - South Africa.... — Updated 1/13/2014


Housing Court hearings

The following Housing Court cases are scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 16, at 10:30 a.m. in Magisterial District Judge Richard King’s Courtroom: • Robert Carr, 425 Eureka Street, 18th Ward, Continued Codes 307.1, 302.4, 304.13,... — Updated 1/13/2014


This week before the Pittsburgh Zoning Board

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 ca... — Updated 1/13/2014


Borough swears in mayor and three councilmen

Mount Oliver Borough Council held its Reorganization Meeting on Monday, Jan. 6, swearing in Mayor James Cassidy and three councilmen. The evening opened with Magisterial District... — Updated 1/13/2014


Mayor wants to hire more police

Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto came to Allentown last week to announce the city would be making new hires in the public safety bureaus: police, fire, paramedics and building inspection. Speaking in the Zone 3 Police Station, Mr.... — Updated 1/13/2014


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