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City unveils tool to help residents determine taxes

Mayor Luke Ravenstahl has unveiled a user-friendly web tool to help property owners determine their 2013 property tax bill in light of Allegheny County’s property reassessments. City Council last week passed the mayor’s... — Updated 2/4/2013

 

Applications available for city Edible Garden program

Applications are now available for this spring’s 2013 Edible Gardens program, an expansion of the mayor’s successful Green Up Pittsburgh program and servePGH initiatives. The new program will engage community volunteers to... — Updated 2/4/2013

 

Readshaw bill would give control over liquor licenses

State Rep. Harry Readshaw, D-Allegheny, has introduced House Bill 262, which would allow local communities to control the number and type of liquor-license establishments are located in a specific community. Current law only... — Updated 2/4/2013

 

Wish lists can make a difference for neighborhood children

The students, teachers and the librarian at three neighborhood schools have worked together to discover which books children would like to read, and now they are asking the people in their communities to help all children have the... — Updated 2/4/2013

 

Allentown pop-up library to celebrate Black History Month

The Allentown Pop-up library, 1206 Arlington Avenue, is planning several programs in celebration of Black History Month. Quilt Me a Story: Family Story Time and Craft is slated for Saturday, Feb. 9 from 11 a.m. to noon. The... — Updated 2/4/2013

 

Elder-ado hosts health programs

The Knoxville Elder-ado center, 320 Brownsville Road, will co-present several Prime Time Health programs during February. SilverScripts will be presented on February 15 from 10 a.m. to noon with the University School of Pharmacy.... — Updated 2/4/2013

 

Feb. programs at Knoxville Library

Storytime for families with toddlers and preschoolers is scheduled weekly at the Knoxville Branch of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh. On Tuesday mornings at 11:30 a.m., now throu... — Updated 2/4/2013

 

Carrick library programs

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 chil... — Updated 2/4/2013

 

St. Justin and St. Mary of the Mount to merge

“Things are changing, and so are we,” said Reverend Michael J. Stumpf, Pastor of Saint Mary of the Mount Church on Mount Washington. The pastor is referring to the recent acceptance of a proposal presented to Bishop Zubik that... — Updated 2/4/2013

 

Area students earn Dean’s List honors at Penn State University

South Pittsburgh students from Penn State University earning Dean’s List honors for the fall term included: Nicholas R Bittner, University Park Campus; Salvatore D Bittner, University Park Campus; Shawna D. Falcione, Greater... — Updated 2/4/2013

 

Alyssa Haney on Dean’s List at LaRoche

Alyssa J. Haney, daughter of Doris and Larry Haney of Mt. Oliver, has been named to the LaRoche College dean’s list for the fall quarter 2012-2013. She is a freshman majoring in both psychology and criminal justice. She... — Updated 2/4/2013

 

Haney Torrez engagement

Jennifer Haney and Alejandro Torrez are engaged to be married. Jennifer is the daughter of Doris and Larry Haney of Mt. Oliver. Alec is the son of Alicia Lewis and Jose Lopez of Lansing, Michigan. Jennifer has a B.A . in Criminal... — Updated 2/4/2013

 

Penn State graduates

Pennsylvania State University included several South Pittsburgh area students in the fall 2012 commencement exercises. Commencement ceremonies were held the December 22, 2012. South Pittsburgh students receiving degrees included:... — Updated 2/4/2013

 

Yetunde’ T. Bey

Air Force Airman Yetunde’ T. Bey graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and... — Updated 2/4/2013

 

Mister Butler, founder of Elder-ado, Knoxville Y director

Arthur M. Butler, Sr., left a legacy of devotion to important community organizations serving both seniors and youth. But those who knew him said that he always put his family... — Updated 2/4/2013

 

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 2/4/2013

 

Real estate transactions for issue of 2/5/13

16th Ward Todd Kuczawa to Matthew and Kathleen Colussy at 2431 Arlington Ave. for $87,000. 17th Ward Riverside Development Group Inc. to Michael Silva Coelho and Linda Camelia Mauro at 1837 Merriman Way for $628,850. 29th Ward... — Updated 2/4/2013

 

Free produce distribution on the Hilltop for Fresh Fridays

Area residents may qualify for free produce to be distributed on the Hilltop. Eligible households in the 15203, 15210, 15211 and Carrick residents in 15227 zip codes can pick up fresh produce from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb.... — Updated 2/4/2013

 

Drowned Hogs dive for charity and predict an early spring this year

Pennsylvania’s most famous groundhog predicted an early spring this year, and Pittsburgh’s most famous Hogs couldn’t agree more. While good ole’ Phil merely had to look for... — Updated 2/4/2013

 

Block Watch plans candidates’ night Redd Up events

Upcoming events such as a Mayoral Candidates Night, Spring Redd Up, and Fresh Fridays were among the topics at the Jan. 24 meeting of the Mt. Oliver City/St. Clair Block Watch. The meeting was held in the Saint John Vianney parish... — Updated 2/4/2013

 

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