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Zone 3 community crime alerts

The following are the Part I crimes for the week of: May 16, 2016 thru May 22, 2016. Duquesne Heights (1911) Mt. Washington (1903, 1914, 1915, 1807) Theft by Deception (scam) – 500 blk. Meridan St. – 5/17 at 12:55 PM – The... — Updated 5/25/2016


Celebration will honor, salute local veterans

On the Thursday before Memorial Day, Veterans Leadership Program of Western Pennsylvania will host A Tribute to Veterans at Carnegie Museum of Pittsburgh Music Hall, which brings together 600 people including honorable veterans,... — Updated 5/25/2016


Rep. Readshaw's resolution would fight opioid addiction

State Rep. Harry Readshaw has introduced H.R. 893, which would look at options for dealing with heroin and other opioid addiction. The resolution would direct the Joint State Government Commission to conduct a study and publish a... — Updated 5/23/2016


Mount forum Thursday, May 26

The Mount Washington Community Development Corporation’s May Community Forum, originally scheduled for May 19, has been rescheduled to Thursday, May 26 at the Mount Washington Senior Center, 122 Virginia Ave... — Updated 5/23/2016


Free dinner on the Hilltop

There will be a free dinner for all Hilltop residents on Sunday, May 29, 4 p.m. at the St. Paul AME Church, 400 Orchard Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15210. For more information, call 412-641-0362. The free dinner is hosted by the... — Updated 5/23/2016


Foster care awareness social Sunday

The Beltzhoover Civic Association (BCA) along with the Three Rivers Adoption Council will host a Hilltop community Foster Care Awareness Social on May 29 from 4-6 p.m. at St. Paul AME Church, 400 Orchard Place, Pittsburgh, PA... — Updated 5/23/2016


Carrick clean up is May 25

Volunteers are needed for the monthly Carrick clean up on May 25.  Those wanting to help with the clean up are asked to meet behind the Dunkin Donuts in the Carrick Shopping Center at 6 p.m. Bags and gloves will be provided.... — Updated 5/23/2016


Phillips ballroom dancers earn honors in team competition

Recently, 12 students represented Pittsburgh Phillips at the Dancing Classrooms Pittsburgh "Colors of the Rainbow" Spring 2016 Final Team Match competition held at Pittsburgh... — Updated 5/23/2016


Navy Club open to those who served in waterborne services

Navy Club of the United States of America is a veterans’ organization for men and women who served in the waterborne services. Navy Club was the first National Service Organization chartered by an act of Congress to exclusively... — Updated 5/23/2016


Mt. Oliver City Block Watch meets Thurs. at Ormsby Cafe

The Mt. Oliver City/St. Clair Block Watch will meet on Thursday, May 26, 7 p.m., at the Ormsby Avenue Cafe, 402 Ormsby Avenue. The agenda will include the city’s status and interaction concerning the proposed urban farm and... — Updated 5/23/2016


Carrick named Clean Pittsburgh's Neighborhood of the Year

Volunteers, community groups and neighborhoods were honored last week at the 2016 Clean Pittsburgh Commission’s (CPC) Meet and Greet Mixer with the annual “Bob Awards” for their efforts to beautify city neighborhoods. The... — Updated 5/23/2016


Joseph J. Wetzel

U.S. Air Force Reserve Airman 1st Class Joseph J. Wetzel graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training... — Updated 5/23/2016


Housing Court hearings for Mt. Oliver and the City of Pittsburgh

The following Housing Court cases are scheduled for Tuesday, May 24, at 10:30 a.m. in Magisterial District Judge Richard King’s Courtroom: • Daniel Davisson, 11 Charles Street, Mt. Oliver Boro, Codes 304.6, 304.7, 301.3, 304. ... — Updated 5/23/2016


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 5/23/2016


Mt. Washington man arrested following shooting on S. Side

A Mount Washington man was arrested in South Side following a shooting and foot pursuit early Friday morning. At approximately 2:05 a.m. a police officer working a secondary detail reported shots fired near S. 13th Street and E.... — Updated 5/23/2016


Real estate transactions by RealStats

16th Ward Karen Peter to JoAnn Evans at 2250 Mary St. Apt 213 for $248,000. Donna Ducato to Robert Schreck Jr. at 2120 Sidney St. for $72,500. Linda Wagner et al. to Brian Brandt at 25 Telescope St. for $165,000. 17th Ward Steven... — Updated 5/23/2016


Long awaited Hillcrest Residences should be open by the spring of '17

After years of waiting and delays ground was finally broken on Hillcrest Residences, a mixed income senior housing development on Brownsville Road in Carrick. The Community... — Updated 5/23/2016


Knoxville next in line for a public safety blitz of the neighborhood

A community forum on starting a “Knoxville Blitz” to reduce neighborhood crime and blight, and generate community pride and empowerment, drew city officials to the St. Paul AME Church on May 11. The meeting was sponsored by... — Updated 5/23/2016


Boro approves contracts for paving, sidewalk programs

The May 16 meeting of Mt. Oliver council meeting began with the report of Mayor James Cassidy. He said a new police officer began working a week earlier, and another will start of June 11. The additional officers will get the... — Updated 5/23/2016


Memorial Day services at Hilltop, South Side memorials

The South Side Hill Top Memorial Day Parade Committee will hold Memorial Day services this weekend to commemorate their comrades and remember those who sacrificed for their... — Updated 5/23/2016


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