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Articles from the January 15, 2013 edition

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Housing Court hearings

The following Housing Court cases are scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 17, at 10:30 a.m. in Magisterial District Judge Richard King’s Courtroom: • Judson Hamel, 301 Bon Air Avenue, 18th Ward, Code 116.1. • William J. Davison,... — Updated 1/14/2013


Zoning Board hearings

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 1/14/2013


Signage proposed to draw visitors to S.S. from the GAP trail

Initiatives for encouraging Great Allegheny Passage (GAP) travelers to visit the South Side was the sole presentation at the Jan. 8 meeting of the South Side Planning Forum. Other topics touched upon during the evening included... — Updated 1/14/2013


Take a shot at Changing the World contest encourages student videos

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Steeltown Entertainment Project will launch of its third annual Take A Shot at Changing the World contest. The event will take place on Saturday, Jan. 19, at 2 p.m., at the Heinz History... — Updated 1/14/2013


Fontana to serve as chair of key Senate committee

State Senator Wayne D. Fontana (D-Brookline) has been re-appointed to serve as Democratic chairman of the Senate Committee on Community, Economic and Recreational Development. Senate Democratic Leader Jay Costa (D-Allegheny) said M... — Updated 1/14/2013


Minority, Women and Disadvantaged Businesses Lobby Day

State Rep. Jake Wheatley, D-Allegheny, will hold his fourth annual Minority/Women/Disadvantaged Businesses Lobby Day on Feb. 12. “Just like many other small businesses, businesses owned by minorities, women and the disadvantaged... — Updated 1/14/2013


Marathon runners can receive advice at UPMC Sports Medicine seminars

After something of a one-year hiatus, and some 105 days before the Dick’s Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon, the UPMC Center for Sports Medicine will resume its tradition of pre-race prep courses by holding the first of three... — Updated 1/14/2013


Goodwill adult education classes now at nine sites

Registration is now open for the broad array of adult education classes and diploma programs offered by Goodwill of Southwestern Pennsylvania at eight sites in Allegheny County and one in Fayette County. Career Pathway GED... — Updated 1/14/2013


International photo competition winners exhibit at Silver Eye

Diane Meyer of Santa Monica, CA, and Ross Mantle of Pittsburgh are the winners of the Silver Eye Center for Photography’s Fellowship 13 International Photography Competition. Now in its 13th year, this juried competition... — Updated 1/14/2013


Urban League has new GED test prep

Everest Institute and the Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh have teamed up to provide a GED® test preparation and completion and college bound program that is free and open to the public. Anyone interested in enrolling in the Urb... — Updated 1/14/2013


City wants to know your app ideas

Steel City Codefest, a civic software application (app) development competition designed t o grow the city’s innovation and technology community through the creation of technology infrastructure to benefit citizens, is... — Updated 1/14/2013


Carrick library programs include help with FAFSA aid applications

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh - Carrick has a variety of upcoming programs coming up in January and February. Winter Storytime for toddlers and preschoolers is on Thursdays at 11:30 a.m. through February 28. Parents and their... — Updated 1/14/2013


Health Literacy session slated for Elder-ado’s Knoxville Center

Harry Manley of Gateway Health Plan will speak on Health Literacy and Understanding Your Health at the Elder-ado, Knoxville center, 320 Brownsville Road. The presentation will take place from 11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. on Friday,... — Updated 1/14/2013


Mt. Oliver City Block Watch

The Mt. Oliver City/St. Clair Block Watch meeting will take place on Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013 at 7 p.m. at St. John Vianney Parish Center.... — Updated 1/14/2013


Mayor proposed reducing tax millage rate for city properties

Mayor Luke Ravenstahl yesterday announced the city’s proposed reduced tax millage rate for 2013, and other measures and tax reduction enhancements to lessen homeowners’ property taxes, following Allegheny County’s property... — Updated 1/14/2013


Real estate transactions for issue of 1/15/13

16th Ward Thomas Williams to Jeremy Wilkinson at 2102 Abel St. for $24,000. Michelle Lynn Karcher Rockenhauser to Steven Watson Jr. and David Coleman at 414 Cathedral St. for $5,000. Elizabeth Kosanovich to Michael and Matthew... — Updated 1/14/2013


Keep calling about snow

Thanks for your article about snow removal within 24 hours. Yes, South Side is filled with the young or with money that don’t know what a broom or shovel is for. But they have landlord who should see to it they do. Put it in... — Updated 1/14/2013


Reporter website adds new features

New to, the South Pittsburgh Reporter’s website, is a copy of the paper readers can flip through the pages. The complete copy, just like what you would pick up at your neighborhood merchant, comes complete... — Updated 1/14/2013


Hilltop teen shot on his way home

Pittsburgh Homicide detectives are conducting an investigation into the shooting death of an Allentown teenager last week. Deondre Pace, 16, was shot near the intersection of Climax Street and Beltzhoover Avenue at approximately... — Updated 1/14/2013


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