Articles from the June 18, 2013 edition

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OASIS seeks reading tutors

OASIS is looking for tutors to help children in the neighborhood learn to read. No teaching experience is necessary. Free training will be given to mature adults 50 and over. All materials, books, and supplies are provided by... — Updated 6/21/2013


South Side Community Council meets June 24

The South Side Community Council will hold an open meeting on Monday, June 24, 6:30 p.m. at the Brashear Center, 2005 Sarah Street. Area residents are welcome to come in to learn about community council's action groups/committees;... — Updated 6/21/2013


Summer reading at Pop-up

Summer Reading is in full swing for all of the Carnegie Library locations, including the Pop-up library in Allentown, 1206 Arlington Avenue. Open to readers of all ages, pre-school through adult, “Dig into Reading” is an... — Updated 6/21/2013


South Side mibster brothers head to Wildwood for National Championship

Pittsburgh really is a “City of Champions,” and not just when it comes to pro football and hockey. Since 1922, the area has crushed the competition in another sport, producing... — Updated 6/20/2013


Mayor announces energy saving 'Cool Roofs' initiative

Mayor Luke Ravenstahl along with volunteers and community members were on Mount Washington last Wednesday to launch the Cool Roofs program, a new servePGH initiative that will coat... — Updated 6/17/2013


Police ask for help to identify suspects who stole wallet, credit cards

Pittsburgh police are asking for the public’s help in identifying suspects wanted in connection with a stolen wallet and credit cards. On May 20, 2013 at approximately 11 p.m., a report was taken from a walk-in complainant at... — Updated 6/17/2013


Woman robbed after crossing 10th Street Bridge

Last Friday, June 14, Zone 2 police officers were sent to the Armstrong Tunnels at 6:45 a.m. for a robbery in progress. Upon arrival, officers spoke with a woman who reported she was walking across the 10th Street Bridge from South... — Updated 6/17/2013


Police arrrest third suspect in Steeler stabbing in Florida

The third suspect in the assault and stabbing of Pittsburgh Steeler Michael Adams on South Side was arrested in Florida late last week. The details leading up to his arrest begin... — Updated 6/17/2013


Follow firewood quarantine

Federal, State Quarantines Restrict Movement of Hardwood Firewood Pennsylvanians can help safeguard the state’s trees from devastating insects and diseases by not moving firewood more than 50 miles from its origin. A federal... — Updated 6/17/2013


South Pittsburgh students graduate from Penn State

Penn State awarded approximately 12,821 diplomas to students university-wide who completed 568 associate, 10,296 baccalaureate, 1,346 master’s, 142 medical, 246 law and 223 doctoral degrees. South Pittsburgh area students... — Updated 6/17/2013


Zone 3 safety council meets

The Zone Three Public Safety Council will be held Wednesday, June 19, 6 p.m. at the Overbrook Community Center, located at the bottom of Maytide street and Route 51. Parking is available in the rear of the build... — Updated 6/17/2013


Children's Museum celebrates 30th birthday with free admission for all

On Saturday, June 22, Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh will celebrate its 30th birthday with a full day of music and fun for the whole family. Visitors will enjoy free admission (made possible by the Jack Buncher Foundation),... — Updated 6/17/2013


Schwartz Living Market opens this week with ribbon cutting

Schwartz Living Market at 1317 East Carson Street will open with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 2 p.m. on Friday, June 21, with Councilman Bruce Kraus, a representative from Congressman Doyle’s office, Dennis Maloskey of the... — Updated 6/17/2013


Grandview Children's Festival

The Friends of Grandview Park are having a Children’s Community Festival on Saturday June 22 from noon to 3 p.m. There will be music, inflatable obstacle course, train rides, magician, face painter, art cart and more surprises.... — Updated 6/17/2013


Cruisin' on the Hilltop Saturday in Mt. Oliver

The Fifth Annual Cruisin’ on the Hilltop will take place this Saturday, June 22 along Brownsville Road in Mount Oliver from Arlington Avenue to the clocktower. Beginning at noon and extending to 6 p.m. there will be something... — Updated 6/17/2013


Housing Court hearings

The following Housing Court cases are scheduled for Thursday, June 20, at 10:30 a.m. in Magisterial District Judge Richard King’s Courtroom: • Darlisa Galloway, 504 Delmont Avenue, 18th Ward, Codes 116.1,, 307.1, 302.4. ... — Updated 6/17/2013


Real estate transactions for issue of 6/18/13

16th Ward Linda McKenna Boxx et al. to Robert Hollick at 2807-1/2 Jane St. for $245,000. Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. trustee to Dennis Schlegel at 2820 Patterson St. for $21,000. 17th Ward Gerald Belloma to Stephanie... — Updated 6/17/2013


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 6/17/2013


Lane restrictions beginning June 19 for work on the 10th Street Bridge

The Allegheny County Department of Public Works today announced that Traffic restrictions on the South 10th Street Bridge (Phillip Murray Bridge) will begin on Wednesday, June 19 when Allegheny County’s contractor, Advantage... — Updated 6/17/2013


Allentown, Beltzhoover residents asked to participate in developing housing strategy

The Hilltop Alliance’s Housing Plan Advisory Committee has selected Fourth Economy & Maynes Associates Architects, LLC as consultants for a comprehensive Five-Year Housing Strategy for Allentown and Beltzhoover. The study will... — Updated 6/17/2013


Warrington traffic will be restricted to one way until middle of September

Today, Tuesday, June 18, contractors are scheduled begin the next phase of rehab work on Warrington Avenue, focusing on the area between Beltzhoover and Arlington avenues. This work will impact local auto traffic, bus routes,... — Updated 6/17/2013


New apartments coming to the SouthSide Works

News of a proposed apartment building at the corner of Hot Metal and Sidney streets was the sole presentation at the June 11 meeting of the South Side Planning Forum. The presenters were project manager Benjamin Kelley, and... — Updated 6/17/2013


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