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Articles from the March 20, 2018 edition

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This week's So. Pgh. Housing Court hearings

The following Housing Court cases are scheduled for Wednesday, March 21, at 8 a.m. in Pittsburgh Municipal Court: • James Pastorius, 812 Harcum Way, 17th Ward, Codes PM307.1, 108.2. The following...

 

Real estate transactions for issue of March 20

16th Ward David Allen Kozerski to RDH Investments LLC at 2402 Charcot St. for $6,500. Estate of Marsha Hutter to Roger Choka at 2407 Holt St. for $50,100. Shawn Clark to Three B Development LLC at...

 

Liberty Tunnel closures this week as project continues

PennDOT District 11 has announced Phase V of the Liberty Tunnel (Route 3069) Improvement Project has resumed this week, weather permitting. A total of 96 overnight outbound (southbound) tunnel closures will occur in 2018. Overnight closures will occu...

 

Zone 3 community crime alerts for March 5-11

The following are the Part I crimes for the week of March 5-11. Duquesne Heights (1911) - Nothing to report (NTR) Mt. Washington (1903, 1914, 1915, 1807) Theft – 800 blk. Boggs Ave. - between...

 

Safety will benefit from South Side PED district

Updates on the South Side Parking Enhancement District (PED), and on the East Carson St. business district strategy consultant contract, were presented at the March 13 meeting of the South Side Planning Forum. The update on the revenue generated by...

 

So. Side Park closer to final master plan

South Side Park moved a step closer to having a master plan following the presentation of a draft plan on March 15 at the Arlington Recreation Center. Among the 33 draft new items and renovations are: acquire parcel for stormwater management;...

 

Updated signage coming soon in all Emerald View subparks

Updates on future Emerald View Park projects and a proposed residential development plan on Southern Avenue were among the topics presented at last Thursday’s Mount Washington Community Development Corporation (MWCDC) community forum. Emerald View...

 

Duquesne students capture stories about South Side in Voices project

Capturing personal stories and accounts of events are essential to preserving culture and history, according to Duquesne Assistant Professor of Public History Dr. Jennifer Whitmer Taylor. "History is...

 

Visitor change unwelcome

I read The Reporter regularly and did not see any coverage of the changes to an electronic system by the City of Pittsburgh Residential Permit Parking Program. I liked the program as it was. I do not object to the new change, of not getting a sticker...

 

The South Pittsburgh SCENE With Brad Palmisiano

South Side St. Patrick's Day revelers came in all ages during the day-long annual celebration. Among those celebrating were: (top) Lauren, Elliot and Jason Phillips; (left) Brad Palmisiano and Jenny...

 

Green infrastructure upgrades planned for McKinley Park

Legislation introduced to Pittsburgh City Council last week would lead to green infrastructure improvemen ts to McKinley Park in Beltzhoover and Bon Air.  The green improvements would include landscape work, tree plantings and...

 

City calls for members to join new Neighborhood Conservation group

The city is seeking applicants to participate in a working group to establish the framework for the Neighborhood Conservation District (NCD) zoning overlay. This is a planning tool that could be used in different neighborhoods. This process is to...

 

Volunteers wanted to help plant trees in Allentown

TreeVitalize will host a community tree planting day on April 7 from 9 a.m. to noon in Allentown. Volunteers are welcome to help plant 11 trees in the neighborhood. Those who would like to help, should meet at 831 E. Warrington Avenue, free parking...

 

Book club beginning at the CLP- Knoxville

The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – Knoxville will begin its first book club on Saturday, March 31 at 2 p.m. The club is for those who love reading and chatting about their favorite books. For their first book, they will be talking about Into the...

 

Pittsburgh named as finalist in Bloomberg Mayors Challenge

Pittsburgh is one of 35 Champion Cities selected as finalists in the 2018 U.S. Mayors Challenge, a nationwide competition that encourages city leaders to uncover bold, inventive ideas that confront the toughest problems cities face. These 35 urban...

 

Holy Week services schedule for St. Paul of the Cross Monastery

St. Paul of the Cross Monastery, 148 Monastery Avenue, Holy Week services begin this week with Passion (Palm) Sunday Liturgies on Saturday, March 24, 5:30 p.m. with the Vigil for Palm Sunday. Continuing on Palm Sunday, March 25 with Palm Sunday Mass...

 

Palm Sunday services at South Side Presbyterian

The South Side Presbyterian Church welcomes all to worship services on Palm Sunday, March 25, at 11 a.m. This is the anniversary of Jesus’ entrance into Jerusalem on a donkey being praised by crowds with palm branches waving, knowing that the...

 

Stations of the Cross along Grandview Ave.

The Stations of the Cross, a traditional Good Friday devotion, will be walked along Grandview Avenue in Mt. Washington on Friday, March 30. All those interested in participating in this ecumenical event are asked to gather at the Mon incline,...

 

Deserving girl will win a complete prom package

Prom is a magical night for most teens, it’s glitz and glamour but can also be very expensive and stressful. Style Exchange Boutique in Brentwood, PA is partnering with other business owners in Pittsburgh and is hosting a special “Prom Package...

 

Zone 3 community crime alerts for March 12-18

The following are the Part I crimes for the week of March 12-18. Duquesne Heights (1911) - Nothing to report (NTR) Mt. Washington (1903, 1914, 1915, 1807) Theft – 100 blk. Bailey Ave. – 3/14/18 at...

 

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