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Articles from the May 16, 2017 edition

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Zone 3 community crime alerts for May 7-14

The following are the Part I crimes for the week of: May 8-14. Duquesne Heights (1911) Theft by deception – 200 blk. Sweetbriar St. – between 4/3/17 at midnight and 5/8/17 at... — Updated 5/16/2017


Costa legislation will protect kids from school lunch shaming

Concerned at reported mistreatment of children with low balances on school lunch accounts, State Sen. Jay Costa (D-Allegheny) has introduced legislation that would prohibit “lunch shaming” by school administrators and staff.... — Updated 5/16/2017


Little Free Library celebrates one year in Allentown

Little Free Library Celebration and Summer Kickoff Hill Top United Methodist Church, 631 E. Warrington Avenue, will celebrate one year since the Little Free Library was installed on June 11, 2-4 p.m. Come and share in cupcakes,... — Updated 5/15/2017


St. Michael High School reunion

The 50th anniversary of the graduating class of St. Michael’s High School on South Side will be held on Saturday, June 10, from 6-11 p.m. The class will get together on the second floor of the Pittsburgh Steak Company, 1924 E.... — Updated 5/15/2017


City distributes 3,200 free water filter pitchers in first week of safe water program

The City of Pittsburgh Safe Water Program last week provided 3,200 water pitcher filters to residents throughout the city, with the first deployment targeting households with expectant mothers and families with children under... — Updated 5/15/2017


Last Hump of the Month clean up in Carrick

The Retired Men’s Luncheon Group welcomes retirees to its May 18 luncheon and guest speaker event at Pleasant Hills Presbyterian Church, 199 Old Clairton Road in Pleasant Hills. Lunch is at noon. The speaker for May 18 is Jack... — Updated 5/15/2017


DeTallo named manager of Farmers Bank branch

Melinda DeTallo has been promoted to branch manager of the South Side office of The Farmers National Bank of Emlenton at 1812 East Carson Street. In this position, Ms. DeTallo will... — Updated 5/15/2017


Retired Men's Group will hear from Franklin expert

The Retired Men’s Luncheon Group welcomes retirees to its May 18 luncheon and guest speaker event at Pleasant Hills Presbyterian Church, 199 Old Clairton Road in Pleasant Hills. Lunch is at noon. The speaker for May 18 is Jack... — Updated 5/15/2017


MWCDC hosting expo for businesses

The Mount Washington Community Development Corporation will present 2017 Taking Care of Business, a business expo on Thursday, May 18 from 6:30-8 p.m. in Sullivan Hall, 115 Bigham Street The expo is an opportunity for Mount... — Updated 5/15/2017


Special city curbside yard waste collection is May 20

The first of the City of Pittsburgh’s special biannual curbside yard waste collection is coming up on Saturday, May 20. Resident participation in this program helps the environment by diverting valuable resources from the... — Updated 5/15/2017


Brashear has been associated with South Side for ten decades

We've all walked past the Brashear Association located at the corner of Sarah and South 20th Streets for decades reading John the inscription on the wall "I have loved the stars... — Updated 5/15/2017


Health care center has history on the Hilltop

In mid-June 2002, the Beltzhoover Citizens Community Development Corporation (BCCDC) and the Hilltop Community Health Care Partnership it had formed, contacted the Sto-Rox Neighborh... — Updated 5/15/2017

 By Tom Smith    News

Carrick council updated on Berg Place, Dairy District projects

The Carrick Community Council’s (CCC) quarterly meeting was no attendance match for a Penguins’ playoff game the same evening, but scored with updates and information about the community. CCC president Trish Hatfield passed off... — Updated 5/15/2017


Man arrested after fleeing, crashing in Carrick

Just before 4 p.m. on Wednesday, May 10, Zone 3 police officers were patrolling on Dellrose Street when they witnessed a silver Hyundai Azera fail to use a turn signal while... — Updated 5/15/2017


Non-fatal shooting in Knoxville under investigation

Zone 3 Officers were sent to the 200 block of Marland Street in Knoxville on the evening of May 12 for a report that a male had been shot. According to police, a 17-year-old male... — Updated 5/15/2017


Police seek suspect in Brownsville Road shooting

Just before 1 p.m., on Sunday, May 14, Zone 3 police were alerted that a man had been shot multiple times and was near the intersection of Wynoka Street and Brownsville Road in... — Updated 5/15/2017


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 5/15/2017


Real estate transactions by RealStats

16th Ward Arriba Realty LLC to Eve Goodman and Louise Ketchum at 2250 Mary St. Unit 206 for $262,500. Gussie Muldrow to Marcia Chase Marshall and Gregory Chase at 720 Meyer St. for $35,000. Jane Ellen Gibish to Just One More LLC... — Updated 5/15/2017


Housing Court hearings

The following Housing Court cases are scheduled for Wednesday, May 17, at 1:15 p.m. in District Magisterial Judge James Motznik’s courtroom: • Joseph Wasiecko, 107 Southern Avenue, 19th Ward, Code 301.3. The following Housing... — Updated 5/15/2017

 By Tom Smith    Front Page

Health care access, new internet service, parklet progress discussed in Allentown

Access to health care, a new parklet, the fate of an anchor business and innovative solution to internet access for businesses were topics discussed at the Allentown Community Development Corp’s (ACDC) May public meeting. Peter... — Updated 5/15/2017


Business plan for South Side

A Parking Enforcement District (PED) update, the city's new fireboat, and a future business plan for East Carson St. were among the topics at the May 9 meeting of the South Side... — Updated 5/15/2017


Bike lane coming to 18th Street

The May general meeting of the South Side Slopes Neighborhood Association (SSSNA) included news about the proposed South 18th St. bike climbing lane, South Side Park, OpenStreetsPGH, the annual Summer Picnic, and more. It was held... — Updated 5/15/2017


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