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Pittsburgh Housing Court cases for May 3-4-5

The following Housing Court cases are scheduled for Tuesday, May 3, at 1:00 p.m. in Magisterial District Judge Richard King’s Courtroom: • Chanel Gallo, 49 Haberman Avenue, 18th Ward, Continued Code 302.3. • PA Investment... — Updated 4/27/2016


Zone 3 community crime alerts

The following are the Part I crimes for the week of: April 18, 2016 thru April 24, 2016. Duquesne Heights (1911) Mt. Washington (1903, 1914, 1915, 1807) Burglary – 400 blk. Griffin St. – 4/21 between 12:00 AM and 7:15 AM ... — Updated 4/27/2016


Historic review hearings

The Historic Review Commission of Pittsburgh has scheduled the following hearing in the East Carson Street Historic District for 1 p.m. on Wednesday, May 4, following Internal Business beginning at 12:30 p.m. 729 E. Carson Street,... — Updated 4/27/2016


PUC initiates safety investigation of 9th Street rail crossing in South Side

The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) has ordered an investigation into all safety-related issues involving a crossing in the City of Pittsburgh where 9th Street crosses two mainline tracks of CSX Transportation Inc.... — Updated 4/26/2016


Liberty Bridge Deck Replacement Phase 1A under way

Replacement work on the Liberty Bridge (Route 3069) began on Monday, April 25 at 5 a.m. “This launches the major work to upgrade the Liberty Bridge we have been planning for many years,” said District Executive Dan Cessna.... — Updated 4/25/2016


City places a hold on its 2016 property tax appeals

Mayor William Peduto announced a moratorium has been placed on all 2016 property tax assessment appeals initiated by the City of Pittsburgh. This freeze comes in response to evidence that property values have been increasing in... — Updated 4/25/2016


Online guide helps you sell the food you grow

Grow Pittsburgh, Penn State Extension, and Pittsburgh Food Policy Council have announced the launch of an online resource guide titled An Urban Grower’s Guide: Selling the Food You Grow in Pittsburgh. The goal of the guide is to... — Updated 4/25/2016


Dispose of any unwanted prescription drugs safely

The Drug Enforcement Administration has scheduled a National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Friday, April 29 at UPMC hospitals and on Saturday, April 30 at the Zone 3 Police Station, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The events provide... — Updated 4/25/2016


Citiparks Farmers' Markets will return beginning May 6

The main opening of the first four of seven Citiparks Farmers’ Markets will be the week of May. Three additional markets will open in June. The hours for the markets, and the charges for farmers and other vendors, will remain the... — Updated 4/25/2016


'Summer of Learn and Earn' to employ 2,000 youths for second year

Pittsburgh and Allegheny County youths seeking summer jobs may apply for the region’s second “Summer of Learn and Earn” program. Allegheny County, the City of Pittsburgh and the Three Rivers Workforce Investment Board... — Updated 4/25/2016


Hard hat tour of CLP-Knoxville will show public the renovations

With just a few months remaining until the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – Knoxville reopens to the public, a preview for community members to tour the building and view the renovation progress. Area residents will have the... — Updated 4/25/2016


PA Resources Council to resume collecting TVs

A policy clarification by the PA Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) allows the Pennsylvania Resources Council (PRC) to resume collecting televisions at its five remaining hard-to-recycle events in 2016. “The good news i... — Updated 4/25/2016


Carrick Alumni Assoc. to honor two grads

The Carrick High Alumni Association will honor two members of the Class of 1966 as Distinguished Alumni on Sunday, May 22 at the 50th Anniversary Reunion luncheon of the class in the Grand Ballroom of the South Hills Country Club... — Updated 4/25/2016


Sponsors, volunteers needed for home tour

The 25th Annual South Side Home Tour hosted by the South Side Community Council (SSCC) will take place on Saturday, May 14. The Community Council has three opportunities to help the 25th annual home tour continue to be a success.... — Updated 4/25/2016


City Theatre announces 2016-17 season of new voices, comedy, unlikely heroes

City Theatre Artistic Director Tracy Brigden has announced the full lineup for 2016-2017, the South Side company’s 42nd Season. All six productions in the season are Pittsburgh premieres, including one world premiere, and... — Updated 4/25/2016


Housing Court hearings

The following Housing Court cases are scheduled for Tuesday, April 26, at 1:00 p.m. in Magisterial District Judge Richard King’s Courtroom: • Jebun Neher, 401 Allen Street, 18th Ward, Code 307.1. • Andrea O’Donnell, 113... — Updated 4/25/2016


Real estate transactions by RealStats

16th Ward George Pantelas Jr. to Anna Campbell at 2520 Leticoe St. for $96,000. RAC Closing Services LLC to Nathan Merrick at 2250 Mary St. 110 for $225,000. Kelly Brodak to RAC Closing Services LLC at 2250 Mary St. 110 for... — Updated 4/25/2016


Next 3 Days will showcase Allentown, Mt. Washington

Next 3 Days (N3D), a showcase for emerging neighborhoods, is coming to Allentown and Mt. Washington June 17-19. An initiative of The Mayor’s Office, the Urban Redevelopment Authority and NEXTPittsburgh, Next 3 Days will not only... — Updated 4/25/2016


Community council has help to put up gates to alleys, yards

South Side Community Council has help for residents to secure the entrances to their alleys and yards. The council has received a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) to assist South Side residents in the purchase and... — Updated 4/25/2016


Police warn residents about targeted scams, crimes of deception

An April 20 city-wide public safety zone council meeting in the Teamsters Hall in Lawrenceville drew more than 150 residents, public safety personnel, and city/state officials.  The event’s theme was “Keeping Our Neighborhood... — Updated 4/25/2016


Borough awards contracts for sewer work, demolition

A new leash law, a borough real estate purchase, and a pavement maintenance plan were among the topics at the April 18 Mt. Oliver council meeting. Council members President Amber McGough and Vice-president Nick Viglione, and Mayor... — Updated 4/25/2016


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