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Articles from the May 21, 2013 edition

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Family friendly destinations featured in PA Fair Guide

Affordable, family friendly travel destinations are featured in the 2013 Pennsylvania Fair Guide, now available in print and online. The guides offer information on more than 100 state fairs including the dates and locations. They... — Updated 5/20/2013


Health Department schedules food safety certification courses

The Allegheny County Health Department has released its upcoming schedule of food protection certification courses for food industry workers. The two-day course will be offered June 10 and 17 at Charles Morris Nursing Home in... — Updated 5/20/2013


Housing Court hearings

The following Housing Court cases are scheduled for Wednesday, May 22, at 1:00 p.m. in Magisterial District Judge James Motznik’s Courtroom: • Terril Demelio, 454 Oneida Street, 19th Ward, Continued Codes 111.1, 922.02A. ... — Updated 5/20/2013


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 5/20/2013


Columbia upgrading gas lines in area

Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania, Inc. recently launched two pipeline improvement projects in South Pittsburgh totaling $1.9 million. The company will replace more than 6,800 feet of existing steel pipe with state-of-the-art plastic... — Updated 5/20/2013


Judges Longo, King recertified

Magisterial District Judge Richard King and Senior Magisterial District Judge Nancy L. Longo were again certified for service as members of Pennsylvania’s Unified Judicial System after successful completion recently of... — Updated 5/20/2013


Flea market

Beltzhoover’s first community flea market is set for Saturday, June 22. Hilltop residents are welcome to display and sell their goods as well as meet and greet with others in the community. If interested in vending on June 22,... — Updated 5/20/2013


PA American completes upgrade to Becks Run Pumping Station

Pennsylvania American Water (PAW) hosted state and local officials and dignitaries on Friday, May 17 to mark the completion of major improvements to the Hays Mine Treatment Plant and Becks Run Pumping Station. The upgrades are part... — Updated 5/20/2013


Ceramics and more at So. Side Market House

The Market House Senior Center, back into its original home, the newly renovated Market House on 12th and Bingham streets is planning a fun filled May calendar full of trips, classes, parties and other activities. They are... — Updated 5/20/2013


Man killed in Knoxville

On Friday, May 17 at 4:25 a.m., Zone 3 Police officers, assisted by Mount Oliver officers, responded to the 108 Zara Street for a 911 report of man shot. When officers and paramedics arrived they found 54-year-old Roger Griffin,... — Updated 5/20/2013


Matthew R. Goodall

Marine Corps Pfc. Matthew R. Goodall, son of Teresa A. and Richard W. Goodall, earned the title of United States Marine after graduating from recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S. C. For 13 weeks, Pfc.... — Updated 5/20/2013


Registration dates for Sabers football coming up

Registration for the South Side Sabers youth football teams and cheerleaders, ages 7-13, will take place at Quarry Field on Saturdays May 18, June 22 and June 29 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Registration packets will be available at... — Updated 5/20/2013


Real estate transactions for issue of 5/21/13

16th Ward First National Bank Pennsylvania to Joel and Norma Hamm at 2130 Arlington Ave. for $30,000. Frank Korzen to Pinnacle Redevelopment Group LLC at 2615 Jane St. for $196,500. Ronni Weiss to Lion Holdings Ltd. at 2946 Spring... — Updated 5/20/2013


Applications available for Love Your Block grants

Applications are available for the city’s fall 2013 Love Your Block grant award program. The block revitalization program gives up to 30 local non-profit organizations $1,000 in the form of a Home Depot gift card to purchase... — Updated 5/20/2013


Blood drive at Hot Metal Faith

The American Red Cross will hold a zombie-themed blood drive at the Hot Metal Bridge Faith Community on Friday, May 31 from 2-7 p.m. Those who want to schedule an appointment in advance are encouraged to call 412-481-4010 or... — Updated 5/20/2013


Planting day

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South Side Library programs for toddlers, teens and adults

Programs for people of all ages continue at CLP – South Side, 2205 East Carson Street. Book Buzz : A Book Discussion With a Twist is slated for Tuesday, May 21 at 6 p.m. They’ll will be discussing the graphic novel, Jimmy... — Updated 5/20/2013


South Pittsburgh streets among those on city's 2013 paving list

Mayor Luke Ravenstahl announced late last week the City’s Department of Public Works will pave another 40 miles of city streets this year, and added that the 2013 Paving Plan is now available online. All six DPW divisions, repres... — Updated 5/20/2013


Spreading the love on 18th Street

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 By Sarah Beth Martin    News

Carrick block watch gets tips from EMT, updates from police

Familiar faces shared the limelight with fresh faces at the May meeting of the Carrick/Overbrook Block Watch (CBW), where the group hosted presentations by two well-known public... — Updated 5/20/2013


South Side Planning Forum works on ongoing issues

With no presentations, the May 14 meeting of the South Side Planning Forum consisted of announcements and updates on ongoing issues. While there was no meeting of the Development Review Committee (DRC) last month, chair Tracy... — Updated 5/20/2013


Pitching in on the Slopes

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South Side Slopes talking trash to the neighbors about how to be a better neighbor

A presentation on the trash education initiative of the Outreach Committee of the South Side Slopes Neighborhood Association (SSSNA) was the focus of the May 14 meeting. Committee member Betty Kripp said a year-and-a-half ago,... — Updated 5/20/2013


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