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Articles from the May 14, 2019 edition

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This week's So. Pgh. Housing Court hearings

The following Housing Court case is scheduled for Wednesday, May 15, at 1:00 p.m. in Municipal District Judge James Motznik's Courtroom: • Cynthia and Vincent Pielin, 70 Dilworth Street, 19th Ward,...

 

Mt. Oliver Housing Court results and upcoming cases

Results for the Mt. Oliver Borough Housing Court cases on May 9, in Municipal District Judge Richard King's Courtroom: • George Dayieb, 811 Brownsville Road, Mt. Oliver Borough, 183.7, Rental...

 

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 case 117/19 on...

 

Free dinners for veterans

Concord Presbyterian Church, 1907 Brownsville Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15210, is holding free monthly Veterans’ Dinners to say “Thank You” to area Veterans. Those planning to attend are asked to call the church to RSVP, 412-882-1141, and leave a...

 

So. Side Planning Forum to hear two presentations

The South Side Planning Forum will hold its next monthly meeting on Tuesday, May 14, at 5:30 p.m. at The Brashear Center, 2005 Sarah Street. The agenda to be discussed includes presentations: South Side Presbyterian Church’s nomination as a...

 

City farmers markets opening for the season

The City of Pittsburgh is kicked off Farmers Market season with exciting new support and tools for all regional markets. Mayor William Peduto, the Pittsburgh Food Policy Council, Just Harvest and other community leaders marked the start of farmers...

 

Jimi Adler returns to play at the Dairy District

A night with Jimi Adler! Former Carrick High School English teacher and current CAPA English teacher Jimi Adler brings his Jimmy Adler Band back to where it all started; just a stone’s throw from where his first band used to rehearse, at the...

 

NOTICE OF ZONING HEARING

The Mt. Oliver Borough Zoning Hearing Board has scheduled the following public hearing on Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at 7:00 PM at the Borough Building, 150 Brownsville Road: 609 Hays Ave. – Application by Dominique Johnson for Use by Special Exception...

 

Kraus for District 3

In the upcoming District 3 City Council election three candidates are vying for the seat: the incumbent Bruce A. Kraus; his former chief of staff, Ken Wolfe; and, Chris Kumanchik. Over the course of the campaign for the District 3 seat several South...

 

Block watch hears the latest in what was happening in their neighborhoods

Pressed into service early when the Carrick/Overbrook Block Watch’s speaker was unable to attend the May 6 meeting, Zone 3 officer Christine Luffey began by leading a discussion concerning unruly juveniles in and around Phillips Park. The same...

 

Grentz graduates

Danielle Grentz has graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology and finished a double minor study in Museum Studies and English Literature. She is the...

 

Rebecca Kirk earns Dean's List

Rebecca Kirk earned Dean’s Honor List for Fall 2018 at Arcadia University. Ms. Kirk is a Cultural Anthropology major. More than 1,000 students earned distinguished honors and honors in the spring and fall 2018, and 59 student and faculty awards...

 

Planning Forum will host active shooter presentation

The South Side Planning Forum will host a presentation by Duquesne University Chief of Police/Director of Public Safety Tom Hart who will share information on how to protect yourself in the event of an active shooter situation. Chief Hart is...

 

South Side AA, Arlington CC will host a Community Day

South Side Athletic Association and the Arlington Civic Council will host a Community Day on Saturday, May 18, from noon - 7 p.m. at the Arlington Ballfield behind the Arlington Firehouse. Come and enjoy baseball and softball games, carnival games...

 

LifeSpan Knoxville lists upcoming activites, events

Knoxville Senior Resource Center, 320 Brownsville Road, is listing several upcoming activities. Lunch Bunch Outing – Interchange will take place on Tuesday, May 21, from 11:30 a.m.-2:15 p.m. Paint with a Twist also on Tuesday, May 21. The Advisory...

 

Volunteers are needed to help mulch Carrick trees

Join neighbors and fellow tree tenders to remove litter, weeds, and then mulch the street trees on Brownsville Road on Tuesday, May 21. Volunteers will meet at the Dairy District Pavilion at 6 p.m. Mulch, gloves and tools will be provided by Tree...

 

Mayor William Peduto creates the city's first Office of Equity

Mayor William Peduto has signed an Executive Order creating the City’s Office of Equity, which will work across City of Pittsburgh government to embed the importance of equity in government work, and address and eradicate inequalities in all its...

 

Reps. Readshaw, Kortz announce bill to improve police hiring process

State Reps. Harry Readshaw and Bill Kortz, both D-Allegheny, have announced they will soon introduce legislation that would improve police departments' hiring process by ensuring investigators have...

 

South Side Presbyterian flea market and food sale

The South Side Presbyterian Church welcomes all to a community Flea Market and Food Sale on Saturday, May 18, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Guests plan to have a variety of items for sale plus the church lunch menu includes homemade haluski, wedding soup,...

 

Now PA drivers won't get licenses suspended for non-driving offenses

Act 95 of 2018, signed into law by Governor Tom Wolf in October 2018, is now in effect to eliminate driver’s license suspensions for non-driving infractions in Pennsylvania moving forward. The law amends Title 75 of the Pennsylvania Consolidated St...

 

Great American Cleanup partners encouraged to enter video contest

Anyone participating in Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful’s Great American Cleanup of PA is reminded to submit an entry in the video contest.  To participate, send Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful a 60-second video of your Great American Cleanup of PA event...

 

Governor announces scholarship funding for high school graduates

Governor Tom Wolf has announced the approval of $100,000 in funding for Pittsburgh Promise, which funds post-secondary scholarships for students in western Pennsylvania. “Education is the cornerstone of workforce development and, in turn, the...

 

PennDOT says to use caution when renewing licenses online

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) reminded  its customers to exercise caution while renewing their driver’s license or vehicle registration online, and to make sure that they’re on PennDOT’s official Driver and Vehicle...

 

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