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This week's So. Pgh. Housing Court hearings

The following Housing Court cases are scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 5, at 8:00 a.m. in Pittsburgh Municipal Court: • Joseph Bogacki, 2126 Elsie Street, 16th Ward, Coded PM109.1, 108.2, PM301.3. ...

 

Mt. Oliver Housing Court and case results

Results of the Mt. Oliver Borough Housing Court case scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 28, at 10:00 a.m. in Municipal District Judge Richard King’s Courtroom: • Jeremy Franz, 120 Locust Street, Mt. Oliver Borough, Codes 302.1, Debris; 209.4G, Trash...

 

Zoning Board hearings

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 case 34/20 on...

 

Special meeting about tavern expansion

The South Side Community Council and the owner of the Birmingham Bridge Tavern are sponsoring a community meeting on Thursday, Feb. 6 at 7 p.m. to discuss the tavern's plans for expansion. Discussion...

 

State Independent Regulatory Review Commission approves new overtime rules

Governor Tom Wolf announced the state’s Independent Regulatory Review Commission (IRRC) voted to approve the Department of Labor & Industry’s final regulation that will extend overtime pay eligibility to 82,000 more workers. “This is an...

 

Crime rate drops in city

The City of Pittsburgh saw significant reductions in several key crime categories in 2019, most notably in homicides. Police officials credited the reductions to several factors, including excellent police work, a focus on community outreach and...

 

Punxsutawney Phil predicts second consecutive early spring 

Sunday morning, Pennsylvania’s own world-famous groundhog Punxsutawney Phil once again predicted an early spring after he did not see his shadow, a prediction so rare that it has only happened 20 times in the 134-year history of Groundhog Day and...

 

Rivers Casino launches 'Rivers Gives' at A Giving Heart

The first month of a new decade starts with “Rivers Gives.” Rivers Casino Pittsburgh is giving a new name to its longstanding community outreach program. Rivers Gives (formerly Community Champions) debuted during a volunteer service day at A...

 

City developing a vision plan for future transportation

Crime statistics, a new Hilltop Program Steering Committee, and the Dept. of Public Works' 4th Division site update were among the topics at the Jan. 23 meeting of the Mt. Oliver City/St. Clair...

 

City, UPMC partnership to educate, empower community in emergencies

In an emergency, minutes matter. From calling 911, to knowing how to perform chest compressions or how to use a tourniquet, to clearing a path for emergency professionals, even the most basic...

 

Soups On at the annual So. Side Soup Contest

Question: What happens when you add 26 + 26 + 1200? The South Side Soup Contest! Yes, on Saturday, Feb. 22, from noon to 3 p.m., 26 South Side restaurant chefs will enter their secret soups to be...

 

Mt. Oliver WIC office has reopened

The Allegheny County Health Department's (ACHD) Women, Infants and Children (WIC) office in Mt. Oliver has reopened. The location has undergone interior renovations and expansion to better serve WIC...

 

Borough of Mt. Oliver Civil Service Commission Meeting

The Civil Service Commission will hold a meeting on Monday, February 17th at 5:30 PM at the Borough Building, 150 Brownsville Road....

 

Free veterans' dinner at Concord Presbyterian Church

Concord Presbyterian Church has a free dinner for veterans and their families on the third Wednesday of every month. The dinner takes place from 5-7 p.m. RSVP is required by calling 412-882-1141 and leaving a message for Margaret Whisner. Upcoming...

 

Knoxville council meets February 6

The Knoxville Community Council (KCC) will meet on Thursday, Feb. 6, 6 p.m. at St. Paul AME Church, 400 Orchard Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15210. The agenda will include: KCC Board Report, Cheryl Veatch,...

 

Landslide Remediation Project to Begin on Greenleaf Street in Duquesne Heights

The City of Pittsburgh’s Department of Mobility and Infrastructure (DOMI) will begin construction of a retaining wall along Greenleaf Street following several months of extensive geotechnical analysis and engineering design. The $350,000 project...

 

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