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Book Buddies gets kids interested in reading at Knoxville Library

Unlike most kids who come to the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Knoxville and immediately sit down in front of the computer to play games, seven-year-old Janaya Crawford eagerly runs over to the bookshelf, pulls off a Clifford the Dog book and sits...

 

New employment coordinator starts work at Brashear's Hilltop employment center

If you're looking for work or want a better job, then it's time to meet the newest member of the staff of the Brashear Association. Michelle Flannery, the employment coordinator at Brashear's Neighborhood Employment Center, may be new to Brashear but...

 

Economic development takes another hit in boro

Lately, it would seem, there's a dark cloud hanging over the Mount Oliver Area Economic Development Team. For every two small steps forward they take, they're pushed back one giant step forcing them to start over. Late last year, after working for...

 

Learn more about your medications at UPMC South Side free health series

UPMC South Side will present Play It Safe With Medications as part of the free South Side Health Series at 3 p.m. on Thursday, March 25 in Conference Rooms 1 & 2 on the first floor of the hospital at 2000 Mary Street. Those attending are encouraged...

 

Rec group meets Wednesday, March 24 in Mt. Washington

Parents, coaches, taxpayers are welcome to attend the second in a series of meetings at the Duquesne Heights Community Center concerning the future of the city's recreation centers. The meetings being organized by Mark Rauterkaus, are designed to...

 

Public safety topics at next Arlington council, blockwatch

The next meeting of the Arlington Civic Council will be Monday, April 5 at the Henry Kaufmann Center, Fernleaf and Salisbury Streets. The block watch will meet at 6:15 p.m. and the council meeting will follow at 7:15 p.m. Invited guests and speakers...

 

South Side businesses to promote Second Saturdays

An informal group of business owners are getting together today to discuss how to better showcase the South Side business district. The group is hoping to promote Second Saturdays in South Side beginning in May. The daytime event will focus on...

 

ACA members to learn about area tire round-up

Allentown Civic Association will hold its General Meeting on Thursday, March 25, 7:30 p.m. at the Caliguiri Senior High Rise on E. Warrington Avenue. Guest speaker for the evening will be Danielle Crumrine, executive director of PA CleanWays of...

 

South Side parking study results discussed at SSCC

The South Side Community Council's next meeting on Monday, March 30 will address the parking problem on the South Side. The meeting will take place at the Brashear Center, 2005 Sarah Street, at 7 p.m. Eric Milliron of the South Side Local...

 

Borough police aid in making major drug arrest in Mt. Oliver

A routine check by State Parole agents of a Mount Oliver borough house at 165 Penn Ave., uncovered a major narcotics bust last month, according to Mount Oliver Mayor John Smith and Police Chief Frank Mosesso. This announcement was made at borough...

 

New supermarket planned for borough will not go forward

Mount Oliver thought it had a deal with a developer to bring a supermarket into the borough, but councilman Don Cornelius announced at the March 15 meeting that due to “greed” on the part of a few homeowners, the anticipated transaction has...

 

Strong Attraction

Morgan Hardy explains how much stronger the force of attraction is when more magnets are added, data her class at Phillips Elementary School gathered as part of their science projects. Learn more...

 

Delaney Perlongo

Delaney Barbara Perlongo, granddaughter of Mount Washington residents Allen and Cel Mazzarini, was born on Feb. 29. This lucky girl, who weighed 5 lbs. 15 oz., can celebrate her birthday once every...

 

Brianna Lynn Zaccheus

Brianna Lynn Zaccheus, pictured with big brother Christopher, was born Jan. 6, weighing 7 lbs. and 18½ inches long. Her grandparents are Fred and Judi Berner of South Side and Jim and Lori Webber of...

 

Ricciardi wants accounting of city cars

City Council President Gene Ricciardi introduced a resolution on March 16 authorizing and directing the director of the Department of General Services to present a comprehensive report to City Council on the recall of all nonessential city owned...

 

Tire round-up needs area youth groups

PA CleanWays of Allegheny County (PACWAC) would like to introduce local youth groups to the “Fugitive Tire Program” and invite them to participate in a tire round up. “Fugitive” tires have escaped proper disposal and can be found in back...

 

Carb counting, meal planning for diabetics at free program

Mercy Diabetes Program invites individuals with diabetes to take charge of their health and attend “Carbohydrate Counting and Meal Planning for the Diabetic,” a free one-hour education program on Tuesday, March 30 from 6-7 p.m. at the...

 

Here's help to quit smoking

Those looking for help to quit smoking have another resource to turn to. UPMC South Side is hosting several programs designed to help people quit smoking. As part of the Healthy Lifestyles program, Are You Ready To Quit will be presented for two...

 

Blood drive at Mercy Hospital

Spring is a time of renewal and new life. The Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh and Central Blood Bank encourage the public to give the gift of life by donating blood at Mercy Hospital's spring blood drive. The one-day drive will be Friday, March 26, 8...

 

Phillips students set sights on science

Phillips Elementary School students shared their science projects that focused on questions that were raised during their science lessons with their parents, teachers and other students at the...

 

Fifth Grade Team Champs

The Bishop Leonard Lions Fifth Grade Team also took first place at the Brookline Regional Catholic Regional Tournament. Members of the team include: (first row) Duke Dawson, Tyler Vetere, Bruce...

 

One hearing of local interest at Pittsburgh Zoning Board

Pittsburgh's Zoning Board of Adjustment has scheduled one public hearing of interest to South Pittsburgh residents for Thursday, March 25 at 8:45 a.m. in the first floor hearing room, John P. Robin Civic Building, 200 Ross Street, Downtown. Zone...

 

Mt. Washington library begins reader's program

A new program is starting at the Mt. Washington Branch Library in March, The Adult Readers' Rewards Program. Regular readers can sign up and keep track of the individual books they have read, then turn in their list before the end of each month....

 

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