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Articles from the March 24, 2015 edition

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Walk benefits LifeSpan

LifeSpan, Inc. – Resources and Services for Seniors is participating in the Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community on Saturday, May 16 at Stage AE in Pittsburgh. One of 75 non-profits chosen to participate in the annual event,... — Updated 3/23/2015


Concord Church spaghetti dinner

Concord Presbyterian Church will host a Board Of Deacons’ Spaghetti Dinner to benefit Deacons Food Pantry on Saturday, April 11, from 4-7. Ticket prices: $9 for adults and $5 for children. Concord Presbyterian Church is located... — Updated 3/23/2015


Sancta Maria services Friday

Sancta Maria Magdalena, Western Orthodox Church, will be holding Divine Liturgy services on Friday, March 27 at 6 p.m. in honor of the Seven Sorrows of the Virgin Mary with Lenten Reflections on the Cross. Worship site is 1912... — Updated 3/23/2015


Santa Maria Magdalena Holy Week services

Santa Maria Magdalena, Western Orthodox Church, will be holding Holy Week Services at 1912 Brownsville Road, Carrick in the Oasis Center. Palm Sunday, 1 p.m., Blessing and Procession of Palms Divine Liturgy with a light brunch.... — Updated 3/23/2015


Beginning, intermediate drawing classes at Ormsby

Beginner and intermediate drawing courses will be offered at the Ormsby Community Center, 79 S. 22nd Street, beginning April 1. The courses, for ages 11 to adult, will cover basic drawing mediums such as pencil, marker, pen and... — Updated 3/23/2015


Brashear fundraiser at Franktuary

Brashear Kids will benefit from the sale of food and drink at Franktuary, 3810 Butler Street in Lawrenceville on April 1 from 5-7 p.m. A portion of the proceeds during the event will benefit Brashear Association’s summer... — Updated 3/23/2015


City officials release data on the results of the latest pothole blitz

Preliminary numbers were released last week from the Department of Public Works and the city’s 311 Response Center showing the city responded to nearly 1,700 pothole patching requests during the week and is currently responding... — Updated 3/23/2015


Mayor creates Committee to celebrate Pittsburgh's 200th Anniversary in '16

On March 18, Pittsburgh city government’s 199th birthday, Mayor William Peduto named a committee of more than 25 civic leaders to help him plan events around the 200th anniversary of the city’s incorporation. The 200th... — Updated 3/23/2015


PA Resources Council will hold special collection events in 2015

Mark your 2015 calendar now for dates to drop off a wide variety of materials – ranging from televisions and computers to household chemicals and usable building materials – at upcoming collections sponsored by the... — Updated 3/23/2015


City launches summer internship program

Mayor William Peduto has unveiled plans for the new City of Pittsburgh Summer Internship Program that will be orchestrated by the Department of Personnel & Civil Service Commission. “Education and work experience are the perfect... — Updated 3/23/2015


Job training for young veterans

Sgt. James P. Cryster VFW Post 6675 will hold a meeting at 1930 Sidney St. on April 1, at 6 p.m., for young veterans looking for potential employment. The pilot job program is sponsored by South Side organizations, the Veterans... — Updated 3/23/2015


Desert Shield/Storm vets urged to apply for bonus

State Rep. Jake Wheatley, D-Allegheny, is reminding his fellow veterans of operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm they qualify for a special one-time payment in honor of their service. To qualify for the bonus, veterans must... — Updated 3/23/2015


Birmingham Bridge work has intermittent closures

Work platform installation under the Birmingham Bridge (Route 2085) was slated to continue on Monday night, March 23, weather permitting. Single-lane closures and intermittent rolling stoppages of five minutes or less will occur... — Updated 3/23/2015


Readings of Number One Sam at local Carnegie libraries

This April, children visiting Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh will be introduced to Sam, a competitive race-car-driving dog who learns that some things are more important than being number one. The 2015 selection, Number One Sam,... — Updated 3/23/2015


South Side's chamber, bar association are planning food fest for July 10-12

The South Side Chamber of Commerce is teaming up again with the South Side Bar and Restaurant Association to hold a South Side Food Fest! on the July 10-12 weekend. All South Side businesses are welcome to take part in creating... — Updated 3/23/2015


Video shoot in Allentown

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Housing Court hearings

The following Housing Court cases are scheduled for Thursday, March 26, at 10:00 a.m. in Magisterial District Judge Eugene Ricciardi’s Courtroom: • Atallah Khalil, 2823 Jane Street, 16th Ward, Code 105.1. • John and Laura... — Updated 3/23/2015


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 3/23/2015


Real estate transactions for issue of 03-24-15

16th Ward John McCloskey to Mark William and Paula Angela Leng at 3215 Edwards Way for $103,500. John McCloskey to Mark William and Paula Angela Leng at 3220 Edwards Way for $106,500. Bayview Loan Servicing LLC to Birmingham... — Updated 3/23/2015


Chamber St. Pat's Parade Day plan successful

The South Side Chamber Commerce partnered again with the South Side Bar and Restaurant Association (SSBARA) to coordinate a special transportation and parking services plan for the thousands who celebrated on South Side after the M... — Updated 3/23/2015


Beltzhoover residents will be surveyed to create strategies for neighborhood

In the coming weeks, staff of Pittsburgh Community Reinvestment Group (PCRG), a non-profit community development organization working in partnership with the Hilltop Alliance, will be conducting a condition survey of all... — Updated 3/23/2015


Boro announces 2015 street paving program plans

The awarding of the paving contract at the March 16 meeting of Mount Oliver council spells good news for these streets: Kohler St. from Arlington Ave. to Walnut St.; Carl St. from Margaret St. to Bertha St.; Hays St. from Quincy... — Updated 3/23/2015


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