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Articles from the June 13, 2006 edition

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Resident returns to M.O. City to try to make a difference

The Mount Oliver/St. Clair border Block Watch held a cleanup on a Saturday morning (June 3) under perfect weather conditions. However, only three people showed up for it, not counting a free-lance...

 

Solicitor continues presentation at Upper Knoxville Block Watch

Like he did the prior evening at the 29th Ward Carrick Block Watch, assistant county Solicitor John T. McVay, Jr., discussed child abuse at the June 8 meeting of the Upper Knoxville Block Watch at Knoxville Middle School. The other guest was District...

 

CYF official warns block watch to look out for the signs of child abuse

For only the second time in five years, scheduled speakers from the Pittsburgh Police Bureau were no-shows at the June 7 meeting of the 29th Ward Carrick Block Watch. But even without a crime report, the meeting didn't lack for timely information fro...

 

Critic failed to ask the the correct questions

I would like to respond to the letter to the editor Koch should make the right choice for casino (South Pittsburgh Reporter, May 30, 2006). First of all, Pittsburgh City Council has no formal role in making the selection. At the South Side Community...

 

Black teens wanted for dating study

While teenage girls talk to their friends about nearly everything, they still are frequently reluctant to discuss one topic with anyone – abusive dating relationships. If they hide it from their peers when a boyfriend threatens or beats them,...

 

Strawberry Festival Saturday, June 24

The Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Redeemer will sponsor a Strawberry Festival on Saturday, June 24 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. The confection features fresh strawberries, cake and ice cream, and complimentary coffee and iced tea will be available. The...

 

Elder-ados closed Flag Day, June 14

Elder-ado Senior Centers will be closed Wednesday, June 14 in observance of Flag Day. They resume normal operation on Thursday....

 

Golf card holds many opportunities for hackers to get to play more golf

As Father's Day approaches, the American Lung Association of the Mid-Atlantic's golf discount program is the perfect gift for the golfer in your life. Golf Privilege Club® cardholders are entitled to golfing opportunities at over 150 different cours...

 

Health Dept. will hold hearings on proposed air quality regulation

The Allegheny County Board of Health has scheduled a public hearing to accept comment on a proposed regulation that would allow the use of continuous opacity monitors to determine compliance with smoke emission limits. Under the Health Department's...

 

Banjo players will entertain seniors at dinner on Mount Washington

The monthly Mount Washington Senior Community Center dinner and party will be Wednesday, June 21 from 3-6 p.m. Norm and Dick from the Pittsburgh Banjo Club will pick and play at 4 p.m. and dinner will follow the performance. Citiparks...

 

Area students on St. Vincent list

Two South Side residents earned Dean's List honors this spring at Saint Vincent College. They were Gregory S. Awitta, majoring in management, and Desiree R. Craig, majoring in history. In order to qualify for the Dean's List a student must achieve a...

 

Penn State graduation list

The Penn State Spring 2006 graduation list includes more than 9,100 students. Students graduating from Penn State include: 15203 Rebecca L. Roell, University Park, B S, Petroleum And Natural Gas Engineering 15210 Evan M. Schoss, University Park, B...

 

Mazzarini daughters earn degrees from Pitt and Point Park universities

Linda Mazzarini graduated from the University of Pittsburgh on April 26, earning a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Accounting. Amanda Mazzarini graduated from Point Park University on May 6, earning a Bachelor of Arts in Mass...

 

Penn State U. spring Dean's List

The Penn State spring 2006 Dean's list includes 16,991 students achieving Dean's list with a 3.5 gpa or above. Students from the South Pittsburgh area attending the University Park campus include: 15203 Rebecca L. Roell, 15210 James P. Goodwin...

 

Happy Birthday Mildred

Mildred McCullough celebrated her 90th Birthday with the Blonde Elvis of Pittsburgh at Casne World on May 27 along with many family and friends. She is a life-long resident of Mount...

 

New baby

Riannon Felice Perlongo was born on May 8 to parents Richard and Karen Perlongo of the Bronx, New York. She weighed 6 pounds, 6 ounces. She is the granddaughter of Allen and Cel Mazzarino of Mount...

 

Soto earns degree

Edward Soto of South Side, received a Bachelor of Science degree in International Business, from the College of Business at the Denver Campus ceremony. Nationwide, a total of 8,700 undergraduate degrees, 498 graduate degrees, and 17 honorary...

 

Brian Krell receives Sons of the Revolution award

Brian Thomas Krell, a 14-year-old eighth grade student at Winchester Thurston School, is the recipient of the Sons of the American Revolution Award which was presented to him on June 10 at Soldiers...

 

Rep. Wheatley hopes for compromise on bill to ban smoking in public places

State Rep. Jake Wheatley Jr., D-Pittsburgh, cast the deciding vote last week on a bill to ban smoking in most public places in Pennsylvania.  Wheatley voted for the bill in the House Health and Human Services Committee to produce a 14-14 tie. While...

 

Deadline nears to apply to be state trooper

Citizens interested in becoming Pennsylvania State Police Troopers have to apply by the June 23 deadline.  ”With our ever changing society, it is very important that the State Police recruit and hire more people to protect our citizens,” State S...

 

Language Line helps crime victims in state who don't speak English

State Senator Jay Costa is reminding citizens that there is a telephone “Language Line” available to aid crime victims who cannot speak English. “This new service will not only benefit people who do not speak English, but it will also speed up...

 

Arlington MOW honored

Theresa Garfold, coordinator for the Arlington Meals on Wheels program, receives a proclamation from City Council member Jeff Koch, an Arlington resident. The organization received Arlington Civic...

 

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