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Articles from the January 20, 2015 edition

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County Health Department accepting nominations for EnviroStar awards

The Allegheny County Health Department is accepting nominations for its annual EnviroStar awards which honor local businesses and organizations for voluntary pollution prevention practices undertaken in 2014. “Pollution... — Updated 1/19/2015


Sen. Fontana appointed Democratic chair of Urban Affairs and Housing Committee

State Senator Wayne Fontana has been named Democratic Chair of the Senate Urban Affairs and Housing Committee. “I am pleased with this committee assignment and will use my position to help cities like Pittsburgh and its outlying... — Updated 1/19/2015


Prince of Peace Lenten series

Prince of Peace Parish will present a seven-session series during Lent to listen to teachings and explore answers to questions about God and finding ultimate purpose in life. The program will begin with dinner each evening at the... — Updated 1/19/2015


Police investigating shooting of man on Gearing Avenue in Beltzhoover

Zone 3 Police responded to a shooting near the intersection of Climax Street and Gearing Avenue in Beltzhoover On Friday, Jan. 16, at approximately 2:10 p.m. and found a 22-year-old male from Sheraden had been shot in both legs... — Updated 1/19/2015


Learn composting, vermicomposting at PA Resources Council workshops

PA Resources Council is host several classes for those who are not sure what to do with their kitchen, garden, leaves, and yard scraps; would like natural, home-made compost for their lawns; and, gardens and to expand their... — Updated 1/19/2015


Carrick Library has programs for toddlers through grade 5 starting

Storytime: Toddler and Preschooler Tales will continue on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. beginning January 27 at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – Carrick. Come in for stories, rhymes, songs and more fun activities to nurture early... — Updated 1/19/2015


Trinity Lutheran Church needs help for Soup and Sandwich Day

On Saturday, Jan. 24, Trinity Lutheran Church will be holding a mission project, a Soup and Sandwich Day, at the church. They will be serving a variety of soups, sandwiches and desserts from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. for any and all to... — Updated 1/19/2015


Applications are now available for the spring 2015 Love Your Block grants

Applications are available for the servePGH Spring 2015 Love Your Block grant award program. The block revitalization program gives organizations up to $1,000 in funds and donated supplies for a neighborhood block improvement... — Updated 1/19/2015


Small Business Resouce Fair is a one-stop shop for entrepreneurs

The Mayor’s Office in partnership with the URA will host a complimentary, government focused, Small Business Resource Fair on Monday, Feb. 2 from 6-8:30 p.m. on the sixth floor of the City County Building, 414 Grant Street,... — Updated 1/19/2015


Northbound lane of Birmingham Bridge closed unitl March 15

PennDOT District 11 has closed a northbound lane on the Birmingham Bridge (Route 2085). The northbound right hand lane on the bridge is closed to traffic around-the-clock through Sunday, March 15 as crews conduct steel repairs.... — Updated 1/19/2015


South Pittsburgh Housing Court hearings

The following Housing Court cases are scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 22, at 10:00 a.m. in Magisterial District Judge Eugene Ricciardi’s Courtroom: • Ralph W. Busha, 2414 Patterson Street, 16th Ward, Continued Code 302.7. • Josh... — Updated 1/19/2015


Mt. Oliver City/St. Clair watch to meet Thursday at Ormsby Cafe

The next Mount Oliver City/St. Clair Block Watch meeting will take place on Thursday, Jan. 22 from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Ormsby Avenue Café, 402 Ormsby Avenue. The block watch meets every other month on the fourth Thursday of that... — Updated 1/19/2015


Real estate transactions for issue of 1-20-15

16th Ward Pittsburgh Urban Redevelopment Authority to Southside Works City Apartments LLC at 26th St. for $712,725. Pittsburgh Urban Redevelopment Authority to Southside Works City Apartments LLC at 26th St. for $336,600. Joann... — Updated 1/19/2015


11th Annual South Side Soup Contest on Saturday, Feb. 21

The popular South Side Soup Contest will celebrate its 11th year at the 2015 Soup Contest on Saturday, Feb. 21, from noon to 3 p.m. This year will feature 25 restaurants paired... — Updated 1/19/2015


Learn to make Pop Des Fleur for South Side site locations

The South Side Community Council’s Green N’ At Committee is working with the Fiber Arts Guild to have the South Side as a testing installation site for the Pop des Fleur program. Pop des Fleur primarily uses colorful recycled... — Updated 1/19/2015


Pittsburgh launches pilot version of snow plow tracking website

The City of Pittsburgh has launched a pilot version of the Snow Plow Tracker website designed to give residents a real-time update on the current location and travel history of Publ... — Updated 1/19/2015


South Side VFW Post 6675 renamed to honor local man

South Side VFW Post 6675 underwent a change on Saturday when they became the Sgt. James P. Cryster Memorial VFW Post 6675. Sgt. James Perry Cryster III, a South Side resident, died... — Updated 1/19/2015


South Side Planning Forum hears updates on neighborhood concerns

The January 13 meeting of the South Side Planning Forum began with the report of the Development Review Committee (DRC). DRC Chair Tracy Myers said three candidate firms made presentations for a new development of four or five... — Updated 1/19/2015


New plans for One Grandview

A hotel, luxury apartments, and retail space were among the plans for a new One Grandview Avenue plaza presented at the Mount Washington Community Development Corporation (MWCDC) meeting at the Mount Washington Senior Center on... — Updated 1/19/2015


Slopes to focus on projects

A New Year’s General Meeting of the South Sides Slopes Neighborhood Association (SSSNA) on Jan. 13 focused on committees, and how they can be more effective. The meeting was held in the main lounge of the St. Paul of the Cross Re... — Updated 1/19/2015


VFW post renamed for South Side man

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