Articles from the April 2, 2013 edition

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 By Tom Smith    Front Page

Mt. Oliver 'fortunate' to have their police officers according to evaluation

The findings of a review and evaluation of the Mount Oliver Police Department are a mixed bag of compliments and criticism for the department and borough officials. The report, prepared by Chief Michael E. Mastroianni (Ret.) of... — Updated 4/6/2013

 

Uptown man arrested for robbing South Side bank

The Pittsburgh Police Robbery Squad has arrested Dale Richard Schaffer, 24, from the Uptown area in connection with the robbery of the PNC Bank – South Side Branch. On March 14,... — Updated 4/1/2013

 

Month of the Young Child opens in McKees Rocks with Bedtime STOry ROX

Children and parents can put their PJs on and get ready to rhyme during Bedtime STOry ROX, Sunday, April 7 from 1-4 p.m. at the Father Ryan Arts Center in McKees Rocks. Focus On Renewal (FOR) has partnered with Brightside Academy... — Updated 4/1/2013

 

Columbia Gas to make pipline improvements along Route 51 corridor

As part of PennDOT’s upcoming roadway improvement project for Route 51, Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania, Inc. began $6 million in pipeline improvements on April 1. The company will replace approximately 2,400 feet of existing steel... — Updated 4/1/2013

 

Partners For Warmth Announce Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Extension in Pennsylvania for the 2012-2013 Winter Heating Season

The “Partners for Warmth,” a coalition of southwestern Pennsylvania’s four natural gas companies, has announced the extension of the application period for enrollment in the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program... — Updated 4/1/2013

 

Hot Metal Hullabaloo fundraiser to support the hungry, homeless, and deaf

Hot Metal Hullabaloo fundraiser to support the hungry, homeless, and deaf... — Updated 4/1/2013

 

Money Smart program at Carrick library

Those who want to find out more about their credit are welcome to come to the Money Smart Series presented by credit counselors from Advantage Credit Counseling Services at the Carrick location of Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh,... — Updated 4/1/2013

 

Co-Creators Youth Club will hold hot dog, crafts fundraiser

South Side Co-Creators Youth Club is holding a Hot Dogs, Chips, Pop, Crafts and Bake Sale as a fundraiser on Tuesday, April 9, for the public from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Many of the youth are making the crafts, and families together are... — Updated 4/1/2013

 

Knoxville Library activities

Celebrate spring with storytimes at the Knoxville Library this month. Family Storytimes, for children ages 2-5 with an adult begin on Thursday, April 11 at 2 p.m. These 30 – 40 minute programs are based on early learning... — Updated 4/1/2013

 

Health Care series continues at the Elder-ado Center

Harry Hanley of Gateway Health will present part two of the three part series: “You and Your Health Care Need” on Wednesday, April 17 at the Elder-ado, Knoxville Center main activities area beginning at 11:45 a.m. Sandy... — Updated 4/1/2013

 

Mt. Oliver block group will meet

The Mount Oliver Block Group will meet on Wednesday, April 10, 7 p.m. in the Fire Hall, 120 Brownsville Road.... — Updated 4/1/2013

 

Glass and debris clean-up at Grandview Park on April 13

The Mount Washington Friends of Grandview Park in conjunction with the South Side Keep Our Pups Safe committee and Kim Collins of the Blue Tomato will hold a glass and debris clean-up on Saturday, April 13 along the Emerald View... — Updated 4/1/2013

 

Learn how stress affects children

To learn more about the symptoms of stress, how stress harms children, and what can be done to reduce stress, come to a free workshop sponsored by the Hilltop Family Care Connection (FCC). The workshop will be held from 5:30 -7:30... — Updated 4/1/2013

 

Winners In Wii Bowling Challenge

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Ready Freddy enrollment at Arlington Pre-K-2

Parents of children entering kindergarten for the 2013-2014 school year are invited to a special parent ‘Welcome Center’ on Monday, April 15 from 8:15-9:15 a.m. or from 1:30-3 p.m. at Pittsburgh Arlington PreK-2 school at 2429... — Updated 4/1/2013

 

Annual So. Side spring clean-up is on April 13

Duquesne University Spiritan Campus Ministry, in a partnership with the Pennsylvania Resources Council will hold the Ninth Annual South Side Spring Clean-up on Saturday, April 13. Focus of the clean-up will be the South Side Flats... — Updated 4/1/2013

 

Candidates Q&A in So. Side

The South Side Community Council will host a Mayoral question and answer session on Wednesday, April 17, 6:30 p.m. at Brashear Association, 2005 Sarah Street where the candidates will discuss their platforms and answer questions.... — Updated 4/1/2013

 

Slopes Candidates Night

The South Side Slopes Neighborhood Association will hold a Mayoral Candidates Night on Tuesday, April 9, from 7 – 9 p.m. at St. Paul of the Cross Retreat Center, 148 Monastery Avenue. The parking lot is off of St. Paul Street.... — Updated 4/1/2013

 

Candidates in Beltzhoover

Residents of Beltzhoover, Knoxville, Mt. Oliver and Allentown are welcome to attend a Mayoral Candidates Forum on Saturday April 13 at St. Paul A.M.E. Church, 400 Orchard Place at 1 p.m. Confirmed to attend are Bill Peduto and... — Updated 4/1/2013

 

Do you want to be a part of the positive visions in Mt. Oliver?

Mt. Oliver Borough is now accepting letters of interest to fill seats for the following appointed positions: Civil Service Commissioner, Shade Tree Commissioner, and Borough Council Person. Letters of interest can be mailed to the... — Updated 4/1/2013

 

Housing Court hearings

The following Housing Court case is scheduled for Wednesday, April 3, at 8:30 a.m. in Magisterial District Judge Robert L. Barner’s Courtroom: • Harry D. and Harry D. Jr., 2418 Eccles Street, 16th Ward, Continued Codes 307.1,... — Updated 4/1/2013

 

Real estate transactions for issue of 4/2/13

16th Ward Steve Hudges to Bryan Miller at 622-624 Becks Run Road for $25,000. 17th Ward Anthony Cholewinski to Matthew Baguet at 118 S. 11th St. for $109,000. Irene Kicinski trustee et al. to John and Kimberly Ann Kicinski at 90... — Updated 4/1/2013

 

Sgt. Williams firing wrong

I would like to comment on how the firing of Mount Oliver Sgt. Keith Williams was conducted. Here are some questions this Mount Oliver Council will have to answer eventually: How was Sgt. Williams insubordinate? If so, was he... — Updated 4/1/2013

 

OpenSpacePgh will guide South Side's plans for greenways, vacant land

OPENSPACEPGH draft plans for the South Side Slopes and Flats drew about 40 people to the South Side Market House on March 28. “It’s a game plan to help us understand the projects we should be pursuing with city departments and... — Updated 4/1/2013

 

Maryah and the Easter Bunny

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