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Zone 3 community crime alerts for March 20 to April 2

The following are the Part I crimes for the week of: March 20 to April 2: Duquesne Heights (1911) Mt. Washington (1903, 1914, 1915, 1807) Aggravated assault – Craighead St. &... — Updated 4/7/2017


Reps. Readshaw and Deasy, Sen. Fontana to hold Opiate Town Hall on April 10

State Rep. Harry Readshaw will join state Rep. Dan Deasy and state Senator Wayne Fontana to co-sponsor a heroin and opiate community awareness town hall. The town hall will be held at 6 p.m. on Monday, April 10 at: Mt. Washington H... — Updated 4/7/2017


Project Prom holds annual public gown sale

The Allegheny County Department of Human Services (DHS) and the National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) will hold a public sale of prom gowns and dresses beginning on Wednesday, April 5 at Thriftique in Lawrenceville. Proceeds... — Updated 4/6/2017


Housing Court hearings

The following Housing Court cases are scheduled for Thursday, April 6, at 8:45 a.m. in District Magisterial Judge Gene Ricciardi’s courtroom: • Cynthia and Petros Christofi, 3112 Jane Street, 16th Ward, Code 403.62A. • Michae... — Updated 4/5/2017


YouthWorks is currently seeking area employers to serve as host locations

YouthWorks is currently seeking area employers to serve as host locations this summer for youth in the HIRE program. HIRE (Hiring Initiative to Ready future Employees) is a capstone experience for youth participants, connecting... — Updated 4/3/2017


County marriage license and passport office extends hours

Allegheny County’s marriage license and passport office will offer Saturday hours to accommodate requests for more convenience. From April through October, the office will be open 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Saturdays. The Saturday hours... — Updated 4/3/2017


Prince of Peace Craft Show seeks vendors

Prince of Peace Parish in South Side will host a Vendor and Craft Show on Saturday, May 20. The show will take place at the Parish Center, 81 S. 13th Street from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Tables are $35 each or two for $60; electrical... — Updated 4/3/2017


Street cleaning parking restrictions begin this week

City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Works is reminding remind everyone who parks on-street that street sweeping operations have begun.  Residents are urged to check the signs on their block for the posted days and times that... — Updated 4/3/2017


Festival of Praise at Holy Apostles

Holy Apostles Parish at St. Albert the Great Church, 3198 Schieck Street, will hold a Festival of Praise on April 8 from 7-8:30 p.m. The Festival of Praise will include Eucharistic Adoration and contemporary worship music. The... — Updated 4/3/2017


Allentown CDC meeting about parks and cameras

The next community meeting of the Allentown CDC will take place on Tuesday, April 4, 6 p.m. at the Allentown Senior Center, 631 E. Warrington Avenue. A full agenda will include: Erin Tobin from the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy;... — Updated 4/3/2017


Readshaw honored at annual Preservation Ball

State Rep. Harry Readshaw was both the host and a surprise honoree at the 14th annual Civil War Preservation Ball held recently in the Capitol Rotunda. Rep. Readshaw said this... — Updated 4/3/2017


Roosevelt K-5 celebrates African American History with 'Night at the Museum'

Pittsburgh Roosevelt recently hosted a "Night at the Museum" event to celebrate African American History Month. Parents and community members were invited, and were greeted with... — Updated 4/3/2017


Prince of Peace Holy Week schedule includes St. Adalbert, St. Peter services

Prince of Peace Roman Catholic Parish in South Side will host Holy Week worship services the week of April 9. Holy Week liturgies will begin with Palm Sunday, the commemoration of the Lord’s entrance into Jerusalem. Mass times... — Updated 4/3/2017


South Watch next meeting is April 12

South Watch will be hold its second meeting at Brashear Center, 2005 Sarah Street, on Wednesday, April 12 at 6 p.m. During the presentation section, Bill Klimovich and Roberta Jamison from the City of Pittsburgh Dept. of... — Updated 4/3/2017


District 2 Republicians

City Republicans District 2 will meet on the second Tuesday of the month at the Ream Pool Recreation Center in Mt. Washington, 321 Merrimac Street Pittsburgh, PA 15211. The next meeting will be at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April... — Updated 4/3/2017


Boro receives $110K for sewer work

Mount Oliver Borough has been approved for a state grant to replace a sewer line located along Anthony Street. The community will receive $110,000 from the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development to replace... — Updated 4/3/2017


Duquesne students will be cleaning up S. Side on Sat.

Duquesne University will hold a community service day on Saturday, April 8 during which time students will work on community projects alongside residents in both the South Side and Hill District neighborhoods. Planning has been... — Updated 4/3/2017


HEDC Kick-off meeting

The Hilltop Economic Development Corporation (HEDC) invites you to attend a kick-off meeting on Tuesday, April 11th at 6:30 PM, 120 Brownsville Road. The Board has been working... — Updated 4/3/2017


Real estate transactions by RealStats

16th Ward Pittsburgh City to Frank and Mary Bracco at 2912 Devlin St. for $200 (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $9,315). 17th Ward Christopher Rugh to 1911 Baldauf LLC at 1911 Baldauf St. for $1 (state deed transfer... — Updated 4/3/2017


Upcoming local 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 ca... — Updated 4/3/2017


Allentown Senior Center honored as library's community partner

Recently, Cyndie Carioli, Allentown Senior Center services and activities coordinator, accepted Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's "Community Partnership" Award on behalf of the... — Updated 4/3/2017


Upcoming park amenities refined in community process

The second in a series of community feedback meetings involving a $1.5 million redesign of McKinley Park took place last Thursday in the McKinley Activities Center at 900 Delmont Avenue in Beltzhoover. The focus was on new... — Updated 4/3/2017


Recycling, neighborhood programs highlighted at community forum

Recycling, neighborhood crime, and Hilltop Alliance programs were among the topics at the March 23 meeting of the Mt. Oliver City/St. Clair Community Group held in the Ormsby Avenue Café. The first speaker was the city’s... — Updated 4/3/2017


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