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Articles from the March 12, 2019 edition

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This week's So. Pgh. Housing Court hearings

The following Housing Court cases are scheduled for Thursday, March 14, at 9:00 a.m. in Municipal District Judge Eugene Ricciardi's Courtroom: • Whitefence Development LL, 201 Clover Street, 16th...

 

Mt. Oliver Housing Court

The following Mt. Oliver Borough Housing Court cases are scheduled for Tuesday, March 12, at 10 a.m. in Municipal District Judge Richard King’s Courtroom: • Chi Ho, 100 St. Joseph Street, Mt. Oliver Borough, 302.1, Debris. • Richard Roscoe,...

 

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 case 71/19 on...

 

Time to register for kindergarten, Pittsburgh Phillips has openings

Kindergarten Registration is going on now at Pittsburgh Phillips, and all other Pittsburgh Public elementary schools. Children that will turn five years old by September 30, 2019, can begin kindergarten in the 2019-2020 school year. Every resident...

 

Winter Shelter hours will be extended when needed

Pittsburgh Mercy’s Operation Safety Net® announces extended hours for the Winter Shelter on select nights March 16-31. Located at Smithfield United Church of Christ, 620 Smithfield Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222 (Downtown), the Winter Shelter...

 

URA in Your Neighborhood offers resources for business

URA in Your Neighborhood: Mt. Washington will offer resources for small businesses on Tuesday, March 19 from 2-4 p.m. at the Grandview Bakery meeting room, 225 Shiloh Street. New and existing business owners are welcome to stop in and talk with...

 
 By Tom Smith    Front Page    March 12, 2019

Preparations made for St. Patrick's Day celebrations

Calling 2018's St. Patrick's Day celebration in South Side the "most successful ever," District 3 Councilman Bruce Kraus is hoping to build on that success this year. The councilman focused planning...

 

Greater cooperation, participation of block watches a goal of Zone 3 council

Members of the Zone 3 Public Safety Council attended this month’s meeting of the Carrick / Overbrook Block Watch last Monday to discuss block watch development strategies and 2019 plans. Liz Style, newly elected board president of the Zone 3...

 

Carrick ball sign-ups will continue on March 21, 23

Carrick Youth Athletic Association - CYAA will be holding sign-ups continue for this coming 2019 Baseball - Softball – T-Ball season. The sign-ups will be held at the Phillips Recreation Center on: Saturday, March 23 from 10 a.m.-1:45 p.m. Along...

 

Mayor issues policies aimed at autonomous vehicle testing

Mayor William Peduto has issued an Executive Order outlining city objectives and expectations for the safe testing of autonomous vehicles in Pittsburgh, and assigning responsibilities for the development of transparent and constructive reporting...

 

Kiersten Ketter

U.S. Air Force National Guard Airman Kiersten L. Ketter graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week...

 

Dental professionals, volunteers needed to help at free dental clinic this summer

Mission of Mercy Pittsburgh (MOMPGH) is seeking 1,500 volunteers to assist with a free dental clinic taking place July 26-27 at PPG Paints Arena. Help is also needed for set up on July 25. Now in its third year dedicated to serving the Pittsburgh...

 

Legislation would modernize city's municipal waste and recycling code

Pittsburgh City Council, Councilperson Erika Strassburger has introduced an overhaul of the city’s municipal waste and recycling code in an effort to streamline and clarify the existing City Code. The legislation codifies policies for the storage...

 

County launches start of a new Adopt-a-Road litter program

County Executive Rich Fitzgerald has announced the launch of a new program for county roads to help address littering issues while also protecting the environment and local wildlife. The county’s Adopt-a-Roadway program allows non-political...

 

Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful kicks off 15th annual Great American Cleanup of PA

The Great American Cleanup of PA is officially underway.Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful, a statewide nonprofit that provides resources to neighborhoods for community improvement projects, is encouraging anyone who is planning a local event, large or...

 

PWSA will get state funds for its area lead line replacement project

The Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA) completed settlement on a $49 million construction project to replace drinking water lead service lines in the distribution systems of the Morningside, Homewood, Perry, Mount Washington, South Side and...

 

Real ID driver's licenses now available in Penna

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) has announced optional Real ID-compliant driver’s licenses and photo ID cards are now available for Pennsylvania residents who want one. A federally-accepted form of identification, whether...

 

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING

BOROUGH OF MT. OLIVER, ALLEGHENY COUNTY NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING UPDATED ZONING ORDINANCE AND SUBDIVISION AND LAND DEVELOPMENT ORDINANCE The Planning Commission of the Borough of Mt. Oliver, Allegheny County, will hold a public meeting on Monday,...

 

Spaghetti Dinner will benefit Sam Langol

There will be a spaghetti dinner on Sunday March 24 from 2-7 p.m. at St. Pius X Byzantine Church, 2336 Brownsville Road in Carrick (15210). The dinner is being held to benefit Sam Langol, a three-year-old member of the church. Sam is one of the...

 

Save the date for annual Slovakia dinner at Prince of Peace Parish

Save the date and mark your calendar to experience a bit of Slovakia at Eastertime on Pittsburgh’s South Side. On Saturday, April 13, 2019, Prince of Peace Parish will host the 29th Annual Slovak Mass and Easter Customs Breakfast. The celebration...

 

Pasta Dinner will benefit Little Wings of Hope

The Little Wings of Hope Foundation is hosting a Pasta Dinner on Saturday, March 30 at the Sokol Hall in South Side from 4–8 p.m. Tickets are: $12 in advance, $15 at the door for adults and $5 for Kids 10 and under. Dinner includes all you can eat...

 

BNC Reach Program to provide clothing, assistance

The Beltzhoover Neighborhood Council Reach Project is available to Beltzhoover, Allentown and Knoxville Residents, with a financial need for utilities, food, shelter, clothing for interviews or transportation. Funds are limited. For...

 

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