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Articles from the March 5, 2013 edition

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AARP meets

Birmingham AARP # 2757 will meet on Wednesday, March 27 at Birmingham United Church of christ, 25 Carrick Avenue at 12:30. There will be bingo after the meeting. Coffee, tea and pastries will be served for a donation. Visitors are... — Updated 3/4/2013


Ball groups to play at Transverse

Transverse Park in Mount Oliver will be host to a variety of ball games for all ages in the coming year. Playing ball in the park will be: Pittsburgh Mix Softball League, a weekend adult co-ed league that’s open to members from... — Updated 3/4/2013


Mystery Dinner Theater will raise funds for cross-cultural church partnership

The Hot Metal Bridge Faith Community is hosting two performances of “Mystery Freak Show,” an original murder mystery comedy written by Jim Walker, on Friday, March 8 and Saturday, March 9 at 6:30 p.m. The story takes place in... — Updated 3/4/2013


First National Bank in Mt. Washington robbed

Last Thursday afternoon, February 28, police were called to the First National Bank on Wyoming Street in Mount Washington for a report of a robbery. Police spoke with the security... — Updated 3/4/2013


Beltzhoover man one of three arrested in Brookline drug bust

A Beltzhoover man was one of three people arrested in Brookline for possession of narcotics. After a month-long investigation into complaints of illegal drug activity in Brookline,... — Updated 3/4/2013


Programs for adults also offered at Pop-Up Library

Regular adult programing continued in March at the Allentown Pop-Up Library. 30 Books in 30 Minutes will take place on Monday, March 18 from 6:30 -7:30 p.m. Mt. Washington librarian, Marian Streiff, will share 30 book titles in a... — Updated 3/4/2013


Blessing of the Animals in South Side

The South Side Presbyterian Church is holding their “Blessing of the Animals” Service on Sunday, March 10, at 11 a.m. All people are welcome to bring their peaceable pets to the worship service, which is planned to be in the... — Updated 3/4/2013


Carrick High Swim Team medalists

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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, March 6, following Internal Business beginning at 12:30 p.m. 1404 E. Carson... — Updated 3/4/2013


Zoning Board hearing

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 3/4/2013


Real estate transactions for issue of 3/5/13

16th Ward Ameriserv Financial Bank to Bullychild Redevelopment LLC at 2111 Arlington Ave. for $5,000. Russell Hilpert et al. to Mary Dower at 1000 Becks Run Road for $38,954 (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of... — Updated 3/4/2013

 By Margaret L Smykla    News

Illegal parking a concern at the Zone 3 Public Safety meeting

The Feb. 20 Zone 3 Public Safety Council meeting began with news the traveling road show is back: the monthly committee meetings will be held in different communities on the third Wednesdays, starting in March. Crime prevention... — Updated 3/4/2013

 By Sarah Beth Martin    News

Design Center has project consultants to help Hilltop residents

Enhancing community appearance, livelihood and safety in Allentown were the main discussion points at the Allentown CDC meeting last Thursday night. In its first bi-monthly meeting of the year, board members and guests addressed... — Updated 3/4/2013


Fresh Friday produce distribution on Hilltop

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,... — Updated 3/4/2013


Equitable Gas to begin replacing gas lines in South Side Flats

Vowing “We want to be a good neighbor,” officials of Equitable Gas Co. kicked off a presentation on its mainline pipeline replacement program in the South Side. The community meeting was held on February 26 in the Brashear... — Updated 3/4/2013

 By Tom Smith    Front Page

Farneth quits Mt. O. boro council citing hostile environment

Mount Oliver has lost another council member. Late last week on Thursday night, George Farneth II tendered his resignation from the Mount Oliver Borough Council in an email to council president Billie Michener. “My only regret... — Updated 3/4/2013


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