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Articles from the May 6, 2014 edition

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Carrick Community Council meeting

The Carrick Community Council’s quarterly meeting will take place on Wednesday, May 14, 7 p.m. at Concord Elementary, 2350 Brownsville Rd. All interested area residents are welcome to attend.... — Updated 5/12/2014

 

Memphis on the run in South Side

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Dale Johnson

Army National Guard Spec. Dale L. Johnson has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier received training in drill and ceremonies, weapons, map reading,... — Updated 5/5/2014

 

Jack R. Henry

Army National Guard Pvt. Jack R. Henry has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical... — Updated 5/5/2014

 

Nickolas Austin

Pvt. Nickolas Austin, son of Biff and Crystal Austin, recently completed Army basic and Advanced Individualized Training at the U.S. Army Maneuver Support Center, Fort Leonard... — Updated 5/5/2014

 

Rt. 51 closures through Friday

Lane restrictions on northbound Saw Mill Run Boulevard (Route 51) in the City of Pittsburgh and Whitehall Borough will occur through Friday, May 9, weather permitting. Single lane closures will occur as needed on northbound Route... — Updated 5/5/2014

 

Chorale group offers spring Singpiration

The South Hills Chorale will perform its annual spring concert program Friday, May 30 and Saturday, May 31 at Westminster Church on Washington Road in Upper St. Clair. Performances start at 7:30 p.m. A variety of choral works will... — Updated 5/5/2014

 

Spirits Moving workout at S.S. Presbyterian gym

Pastor Kathy Hamilton-Vargo is welcoming new participants to “Spirits Moving” Workout & Play in the gym of South Side Presbyterian Church on Thursday evenings 7 to 8 p.m., starting May 8, sharing breath and movement... — Updated 5/5/2014

 

Graffiti watch paint-out will be this Saturday

South Side Community Council Graffiti Watch is holding a Graffiti Paint-Out on Saturday, May 10. Volunteers interested in preventing and removing graffiti on South Side are welcome to join in. Graffiti Watch will be meeting at 9... — Updated 5/5/2014

 

Flatest mile on the course

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2014 Best Books for Babies list released by Carnegie Library

Every parent knows two things when it comes to early education for their babies: that one can never begin too early in life to guide babies on their path to a well-rounded education, and that books can be a phenomenal means of... — Updated 5/5/2014

 

City Theatre announces season lineup

City Theatre announced the six-play lineup for its 40th anniversary season, including a wistful Broadway comedy; a music-filled portrait of actress Judy Holliday; a poignant exploration of a Harlem community; a wild “have and... — Updated 5/5/2014

 

Bob Awards presented by CPC

A number of volunteers, community groups and neighborhoods were honored at the May 1 Clean Pittsburgh Commission’s (CPC) Meet and Greet Mixer with the “Bob Awards” for their efforts to beautify city neighborhoods. The... — Updated 5/5/2014

 

Spring Redd Ups clear litter in 300 communities

Reports from communities for area Redd Ups in March and April indicate spring cleanups will attract 18,000 volunteers who will remove more than 400 tons of litter by the end of May. An estimated 300 known communities in... — Updated 5/5/2014

 

Open house at the new ALEC in Allentown

On Saturday, May 17, The Brashear Association and Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh will celebrate the beginning of a new partnership. The Allentown Learning and Engagement Center (ALEC), formerly known as the Allentown Pop Up, will... — Updated 5/5/2014

 

Zoning Board hearing

Pittsburgh’s Zoning Board of Adjustment has scheduled the following public hearing of interest to South Pittsburgh residents in the first floor hearing room of the John P. Robin Civic Building, 200 Ross Street, Downtown. Zone cas... — Updated 5/5/2014

 

Housing Court hearings

The following Housing Court cases are scheduled for Wednesday, May 7, at 8:00 a.m. in Pittsburgh Municipal Court: • James Demauro, 12 Bedford Square, 17th Ward, Code 116.1. • Thomas Darwin, 7 Vincent Street, 18th Ward,... — Updated 5/5/2014

 

Beltzhoover man arrested in connection with robberies

After a brief foot pursuit on Friday, May 2, Pittsburgh police arrested a man believed to be connected with three West End robberies. Shortly after midnight, Zone 3 Officers were called to a CoGo’s convenience store at the... — Updated 5/5/2014

 

Real Estate transactions for issue of 5/6/14

16th Ward US Bank NA trustee to Ralph and Sharon Hamm at 2947 Arlington Ave. for $18,500. Justin Carik to Angeline Priore at 2113 Brent St. for $25,000. Jon Richards to Neil Carman at 20 Holt St. for $212,000. 17th Ward Joshua... — Updated 5/5/2014

 

Historic review hearings

The Historic Review Commission of Pittsburgh has scheduled the following hearings in the East Carson Street Historic District for 1 p.m. on Wednesday, May 7, following Internal Business beginning at 12:30 p.m. 1117 Bingham Street,... — Updated 5/5/2014

 

Fresh Fridays produce distribution on May 9

Fresh Fridays, the free produce distribution on the Hilltop continues on the second Friday of the month with the next one on May 9. Eligible households in the 15203, 15210, 15211... — Updated 5/5/2014

 

Applications available for youth employment program in the city

Mayor William Peduto, the City of Pittsburgh, and the Pittsburgh Partnership, announced the 2014 Pittsburgh Summer Youth Employment Program (PSYEP) and the release of applications. The locally-funded summer employment program has... — Updated 5/5/2014

 

Special yard debris collection

The City of Pittsburgh’s Department of Public Works, Bureau of Environmental Services will be collecting leaf and yard debris from all residents in a special curbside collection on Saturday, May 17. Yard debris should be placed a... — Updated 5/5/2014

 

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