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Articles from the May 15, 2018 edition

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Won't Forget U will hold a memorial for drug overdose victims on May 20

Pittsburgh Won’t Forget U will be hosting its third memorial event on Sunday, May 20 beginning at 3 p.m. at the West End-Elliot Overlook on Marlow Street for families and friends who have lost some one to the overdose epidemic. T... — Updated 5/16/2018


More free sunscreen dispensers are being installed in city parks this year

The City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Works is installing 15 additional free sunscreen dispensers at city park facilities this year, expanding the popular program first launched in 2015. The dispensers are filled with broad... — Updated 5/16/2018


Kudos to Mt. Oliver

This letter is to acknowledge those in Mt. Oliver from the mayor all the way down the line to all the first responders. All too often Mt. Oliver gets attention for all the wrong reasons. But I can tell you from experience when a... — Updated 5/16/2018


City's yard waste curbside collection will take place on Saturday, May 19

The City of Pittsburgh will conduct its special biannual curbside yard waste collection on Saturday, May 19. Yard waste includes leaves, branches, brush, and grass. Leaves, brush, and grass should be placed in paper bags with a... — Updated 5/16/2018


St. George t-shirts on sale

The St. George Church Preservation Society has new St. George Church T-shirts available for a limited time. Orders for the new t-shirts may be placed until May 25 and will be... — Updated 5/16/2018


SHHS Class of '68 plans a 'grovey' 50th reunion

Friends of Phillips Park in partnership with Prevention Point Pittsburgh will hold a free Overdose Prevention and Naloxone/Narcan Training at Philips Recreation Center in Carrick on Tuesday, May 22 from 7-8 p.m., directly... — Updated 5/16/2018


Allentown will have one of city's first 'Sparks' on Warrington

The City of Pittsburgh has announced the initial two applicants in the 2018 Spark Pilot Program, creating small street parks outside businesses in Allentown and Downtown.  A Spark is a small park or street park. It is a... — Updated 5/16/2018


City police increase their crackdown on narcotics in Carrick

More than 12 drug arrests were made in Carrick and Overbrook last month as city police and narcotics detectives continue to increase their presence and crackdown on narcotics throughout Zone 3 neighborhoods. Several of those... — Updated 5/16/2018


PWSA customers in South Side may have lead lines replaced

The May meeting of the South Side Planning Forum featured presentations on the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA) and its lease service line replacement project, and a proposed City Theatre renovation project. In his overv... — Updated 5/16/2018


Slopes updated on city steps plan, East Carson Street safety projects

Presentations on the city steps plan and on the East Carson Street safety improvement project headlined the May meeting of the South Side Slopes Neighborhood Association (SSSNA). Angie Martinez, of the city’s new Dept. of Mobilit... — Updated 5/16/2018


Zone 3 community crime alerts for April 30 to May 6

The following are the Part I crimes for the week of: April 30 to May 6. Duquesne Heights (1911) – Nothing to report (NTR) Mt. Washington (1903, 1914, 1915, 1807) Theft – 200 blk... — Updated 5/16/2018


Advocacy to be discussed at MWCDC May forum

The May Community Forum of the Mt. Washington Community Development Corporation (MWCDC) will take place on Thursday, May 17, 6:30 p.m. at the Mt. Washington Senior Center, 122 Virginia Avenue. The forum will include information on... — Updated 5/15/2018


Free dinner on the Hilltop is this Sunday, May 20

Feed The Community, a free dinner for any Hilltop resident, will be held at 4 p.m. on May 20 at the St. Paul AME Church, 400 Orchard Place. The dinner is sponsored by Beltzhoover Civic Association and St. Paul AME Church. For more... — Updated 5/14/2018


Outbound overnight closures of Liberty Tunnels this week

Overnight outbound closures of the Liberty Tunnel (Route 3069) in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, will occur through Friday night, May 18 weather permitting. The outbound (southbound) Liberty Tunnel will close to traffic... — Updated 5/14/2018


Gas lines will be replaced throughout South Side

Natural gas customers in the City of Pittsburgh’s South Side neighborhood will undergo a Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania gas pipeline replacement. Starting in early to mid-May, Columbia Gas will replace more than 4,460 feet of... — Updated 5/14/2018


Family activities at the Knoxville Library

The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh - Knoxville has several weekly events for kids. Storytime: Family Fun happens every Monday afternoon at 1 p.m. Bring the whole family for books, songs and rhymes. Through the joy of reading,... — Updated 5/14/2018


Real estate transactions for issue of May 15

16th Ward John Wilk to Daniel Grajeda at 2315 Arlington Ave. for $125,000. Edwin Robert Phillips to Harry How III at 2110 E. Carson St. for $290,000. Estate of Diane Marie... — Updated 5/14/2018


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... — Updated 5/14/2018


Mt. Oliver Housing Court cases, recent results

Results for recent Mt. Oliver Borough Housing Court cases before Municipal District Judge Richard King: • Min Thu Hoang, 501 Margaret Street, Mt. Oliver Borough, 308.1,... — Updated 5/14/2018


Pittsburgh Housing Court hearings

The following Housing Court cases are scheduled for Wednesday, May 16, at 1:00 p.m. in Municipal District Judge James Motznik’s Courtroom: • Duke Realty Investments LLC, 473 Norton Street, 19th Ward, Codes 301.3, 108.2. ... — Updated 5/14/2018


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