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Articles from the January 29, 2013 edition

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Soon all federal benefits will come electronically

By Patricia Thibault Social Security District Manager in Pittsburgh, PA Beginning March 1, with few exceptions, all federal benefits, including Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits, are to be paid... — Updated 1/28/2013


Join the Arbor Day Foundation and receive 10 free blue spruce

Joining the Arbor Day Foundation is an ideal way to get in the mood for spring planting. Anyone from Pennsylvania who joins the Foundation in February 2013 will receive 10 free Colorado blue spruce trees to plant when the weather... — Updated 1/28/2013


Project Prom accepting donations of formal attire

Project Prom, an initiative of the Allegheny County Department of Human Services (DHS), is now accepting public donations of formal attire for girls and boys at downtown and Bethel Park locations. The Project Prom Shop at Century... — Updated 1/28/2013


Santa Magdalena to celebrate Candlemas

Santa Maria Magdalena, 185 Knox Avenue, will be celebrating Candlemas on the Eve of the Feast of the Blessings of Candles on Friday, Feb. 1 at 7 p.m. with Holy Mass and Blessing of Candles. Feast of St. Blaise, with the Blessing... — Updated 1/28/2013


Museum of Art to open two interactive projects

Carnegie Museum of Art will launch two projects in February that rely on visitor participation. 20/20: Celebrating Two Decades of the Heinz Architectural Center and Oh Snap! Your Take on Our Photographs will launch with a... — Updated 1/28/2013


Mt. Washington bank held up last week

Last week, on January 22, Zone 3 officers responded to the First National Bank on Wyoming Street in Mount Washington for a report of a bank robbery. The suspect entered the bank and went to a teller who told him to remove the... — Updated 1/28/2013


Pop-up holding Open House

The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh pop-up at 1206 Arlington Avenue in Allentown is holding an open house on Thursday, Feb. 7 at 6:30 p.m. Drop in during the open house to meet the staff, see what they are all about and tell them... — Updated 1/28/2013



The following proposed ordinance would be considered for adoption at a Regular Meeting of Council of the Mt. Oliver Borough on February 18, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. BOROUGH OF MT. OLIVER ORDINANCE 931-13 An Ordinance increasing the... — Updated 1/28/2013


Historic review hearings

The Historic Review Commission of Pittsburgh has scheduled the following hearings in the East Carson Street Historic District for 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 6, following Internal Business beginning at 12:30 p.m. 1 Bedford Square -... — Updated 1/28/2013


Housing Court hearings

The following Housing Court cases are scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 31, at 10:30 a.m. in Magisterial District Judge Richard King’s Courtroom: • Clarence and Theda Jane Russell, 320 Bausman Street, 30th Ward, Continued Code... — Updated 1/28/2013


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 1/28/2013


Real estate transactions for issue of 1/29/13

16th Ward Janet Turner to Hajjah Holdings LLC at 2800 Berg St. for $13,000. Ronald Loreski to JP Morgan Chase Bank NA at 1222 Eleanor St. for $1,632 by sheriff’s deed. P. Christopher Hoffman to Christopher and Pamala O’Neill... — Updated 1/28/2013


Hilltop greening plan will be presented February 12

The Hilltop Alliance Green Toolbox final plan presentation and action planning session is slated for Tuesday, Feb. 12, 6 p.m. at the Knoxville Elder-ado, 320 Brownsville Road. After months of data gathering, discussions, community... — Updated 1/28/2013


I know the ‘railroad kids’

I am responding to a letter written by a South Side resident Joseph Forbes (Let the kids alone, Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013). Clearly, he does not understand what these “railroad kids” are really about. They are not just resting... — Updated 1/28/2013


Ball signups in Transverse Park this week

Cobra baseball will hold signups this weekend at Transverse field in Mt. Oliver. Baseball and softball will be offered to all are children from 3-16 years old. All 3 - 6 year old will play for free. Also, the first 20 children to... — Updated 1/28/2013


Drowned Hogs will take the plunge in the Mon Saturday

The Pitts-burrrrgh Drowned Hogs will be making their eighth annual Groundhog Day plunge into the Monongahela River at the boat ramp in South Side Riverfront Park on February 2. A benefit for the Circle C Youth and Family Services,... — Updated 1/28/2013


Signups to play ball in Carrick at the Phillip Park Rec Center

Carrick Athletic Association will be holding signups at Phillips Park Recreation Center for the upcoming 2013 season. Boys and girls between the ages of 4-18 are eligible to be signed up to play softball or baseball. Registration d... — Updated 1/28/2013


Apply now to be part of city’s Civic Leadership Academy

Applications are now available for the spring 2013 Civic Leadership Academy (CLA), a free 10-week course designed to educate residents about local government in the City of Pittsburgh. “The Civic Leadership Academy is a... — Updated 1/28/2013


Residential permit parking

Will “Permit Parking Only” signs be coming to your neighborhood this year? If you live in South Side or Mount Washington, they very well could be, as requests for permit... — Updated 1/28/2013


Membership steady, but declining for Mt. Oliver Ambulance Service

A review of membership numbers opened the 2013 Annual Meeting of the Mount Oliver Ambulance Services (MOAS) last week. Last year, membership for the borough’s ambulance service totaled 185. This year, the service has 150 members... — Updated 1/28/2013


Mt. Oliver to begin charging for vacant storefronts in boro

The Jan. 21 meeting of Mt. Oliver council -- which fell on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and the Presidential Inauguration -- began with a moment of silence for Rev. King. Councilmen... — Updated 1/28/2013


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