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This week's South Pittsburgh area Housing Court hearings

The following Housing Court cases are scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 9, at 8:45 a.m. in District Magisterial Judge Eugene Ricciardi’s courtroom: • P&C Asset Mgmt., 0 Arlington Avenue (13M-226), 16th Ward, Codes 302.4, 301.3.... — Updated 2/8/2017


Zone 3 community crime alerts for January 30-February 5

The following are the Part I crimes for the week of: January 30 to February 5. Duquesne Heights (1911) Mt. Washington (1903, 1914, 1915, 1807) Theft from vehicle – 100 blk. Tuscola St. - between 1/28/17 at 8:30 PM and 1/30/17 at... — Updated 2/7/2017


Health Dept. holds annual environmental post contest

The Allegheny County Health Department (ACHD) has started of its annual environmental poster contest for all students in Allegheny County who are currently in grades 6 thru 8. This will be the Health Department’s 18th year... — Updated 2/7/2017


Out to Lunch Bunch will visit Texas Roadhouse in February

LifeSpan’s Knoxville Senior Center is offering the “Out to Lunch Bunch,” a trip to the Texas Roadhouse on February 16 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. On February 23 there is a shopping trip to Walmart planned from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.... — Updated 2/6/2017


Free education series for family caregivers offered

The Allegheny County Department of Human Services Area Agency on Aging (AAA) is offering a free six-week education series, Powerful Tools for Caregivers. This series is for nonprofessional caregivers and is designed to educate... — Updated 2/6/2017


Slovak Mass, Easter customs breakfast April 8

Prince of Peace Parish will host the Annual Slovak Mass and Easter Customs Breakfast on Saturday, April 8 at St. Adalbert Church, South 15th Street, in South Side. The day begins at 10:45 a.m. with recitation of the rosary,... — Updated 2/6/2017


St. Michael HS reunion

The final organization meeting for the 50th Reunion of the 1967 Graduating Class of St. Michael High School will take place on Saturday, March 25 from 4-7 p.m. at Cupka’s Cafe II, 2314 E. Carson Street. The 50th Reunion of St.... — Updated 2/6/2017


Carrick man arrested for fatal shooting on Copperfield Ave.

Zone 3 Officers on patrol in Carrick on February 5 heard one gun shot at approximately 3:09 a.m. Shortly thereafter, information was received that a man was shot in the 200 block... — Updated 2/6/2017


City to seek outside advisory team on restructuring PWSA

Mayor William Peduto’s Administration has released a call for a financial and legal advisory team to assist the city with the critical need to improve the Pittsburgh Water & Sewer Authority, consider long-term plans for... — Updated 2/6/2017


Open Mic night in S. Side

The next Open Mic Coffee House at the South Side Presbyterian Church is on Friday, Feb. 10, 7:30 – 9 p.m., and welcomes singers, poets, readers, dancers, comedians, and more to the stage. Those interesting in sharing, should... — Updated 2/6/2017


Armstrong Tunnels will have overnight closures

Inspections of the Armstrong Tunnel requiring periodic overnight closures and detoured traffic will continue through Thursday, Feb. 23. The inbound Armstrong Tunnel will be closed overnight, from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m., on February 7,... — Updated 2/6/2017


Love My Neighbor grants, art projects to be discussed in Allentown sessions

There will be a general information session for the Love My Neighbor Grant program at WorkhardPGH, 744 E. Warrington Avenue on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 6-8 p.m.  Love My Neighbor! Is an initiative founded by Neighborhood Allies that... — Updated 2/6/2017


The Borough of Mt. Oliver is now accepting proposals

The Borough of Mt. Oliver is now accepting proposals for the following projects until Friday, March 3rd at 3:00 PM – • Zoning & SALDO Update • Municipal Building Space Utilization & Feasibility Study • Website Development... — Updated 2/6/2017


City Theatre program aims to unite, enrich through art and partnership

City Theatre has announced a new community partnership initiative called City Connects. The program builds on the organization’s long-standing commitment to encouraging discussion and engagement beyond the work seen on stage and... — Updated 2/6/2017



In last week’s South Pittsburgh Reporter it was mistakenly reported that Mt. Oliver councilman Dave Beltz voted against the firing of Corey McGough in a 5-1 vote. It was Councilman Dave Lowe who voted against the termination of... — Updated 2/6/2017


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... — Updated 2/6/2017


Real estate transactions by RealStats

16th Ward Jonathan Pratkanis to Michael Darweesh at 2310 Carey Way for $410,000. Stacey Young Legum to CRC Home Investments LLC at 2922 Devlin St. for $1 (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $37,950). Donna Odqvist to... — Updated 2/6/2017


New South Watch group will work with city on code, safety violations

Over the last year, residents from the South Side Flats and Slopes have been working on a public safety/code compliance initiative that is patterned after Oakwatch. Oakwatch’s mission is to improve the quality of life by... — Updated 2/6/2017


Hilltop Lions support Food Pantry

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Camera survey first step in area crime prevention strategy

Topics discussed at the Jan. 26 meeting of the Mt. Oliver City/St. Clair Community Group included local crime, the proposed urban farm, cameras for crime prevention, and the annual Biscuits Bingo fundraiser for local animal... — Updated 2/6/2017


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