Articles from the June 18, 2019 edition

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Hilltop Urban Farm holding free youth camps for So. Pittsburgh kids

Hilltop Urban Farm will offer four free summer camps at the one-acre Youth Farm in the summer of 2019 focusing on the teaching of nutrition and cooking, growing food, local food systems, agriculture as a career pathway and the ecol... — Updated 6/19/2019


LifeSpan Knoxville center offering June programs

LifeSpan Knoxville Senior Resource Center, 320 Brownsville Road, is offering several special programs in June. The Lunch Bunch is planning an outting to the Olive Garden on Thursday, June 20, from 11:30 a.m. - 2:15 p.m. The... — Updated 6/19/2019


City receives grant to purchase electric vehicles

The Pennsylvania Department of Environment Protection’s Alternative Incentive has granted the city $135,160 which will be allocated to add eight new dual hosed electric vehicle charging stations to the Second Avenue fleet lot. Th... — Updated 6/19/2019


Nighttime economy, bylaws changes at S.S. Community Council meeting

South Side Community Council (SSCC) will hold its annual General Meeting on Monday, June 24 at the Brashear Center, 2005 Sarah Street, beginning at 6:30 p.m. In addition to voting on the election/reelection of board members, the... — Updated 6/19/2019


Launch your saved snowballs into the Ohio River at annual Snowball Day celebration

Did you stash some snowballs in your freezer this past winter? Celebrate the start of summer by launching your saved snowballs into the Ohio River at Carnegie Science Center’s Snowball Day on Fri., June 21. All visitors who... — Updated 6/19/2019


PA Dept. of Health launches campaign to help parents prevent children from vaping

As the number of young people using e-cigarettes increases throughout Pennsylvania and nationally, the PA Department of Health has launched a new campaign aimed at helping parents prevent children from vaping because most... — Updated 6/19/2019


Military job fair at stadium

DAV and RecruitMilitary are joining forces to attract, hire and retain military veterans and military spouses in the Pittsburgh area. The free hiring event on Thursday, July 11, 2019, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. at Heinz Field, 100 Art... — Updated 6/19/2019


City considering a cul-de-sac for Mathews at site of new Division 4

A second community meeting on the Dept. of Public Works' (DPW) 4th Division site redevelopment featured public safety officials addressing concerns about public safety access... — Updated 6/19/2019


Family Health Center to host health, wellness fair

Pittsburgh Mercy Family Health Center, Pittsburgh Mercy’s integrated physical and behavioral health primary care center on South Side, will host a free community health and wellness fair on Friday, June 21, 2019, from 10:30... — Updated 6/19/2019


Housing resource fair will be at the Knoxville library

A Housing Resource Fair will take place at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – Knoxville, 400 Brownsville Road, on Wednesday, June 26 from 5;30-7:30 p.m. Those looking to purchase a home, need help with a rent payment, need... — Updated 6/19/2019


Penna. Dept. of Health highlights inspection of nursing homes in May

In a May 2019 report, Pennsylvania Department of Health nursing home surveyors conducted 533 inspections of 341 nursing homes, including 321 complaint investigations. In addition, 27 sanctions were finalized against nursing care... — Updated 6/19/2019


Hilltop Urban Farm lists volunteer days for 2019

The Hilltop Urban Farm, the largest urban farm in the country, has scheduled volunteer days throughout the spring, summer and fall. Volunteers are needed on June 29, July 27, August 31, September 28 and October 26. Times are from... — Updated 6/19/2019


Pittsburgh's OneStopPGH online portal for PLI, zoning is now online

The city’s OneStopPGH online portal for the departments of Permits, Licenses, and Inspections and Zoning Development and Review will be live and applications may be filed online. In preparation for this, the OneStopPGH Counter... — Updated 6/19/2019


Mt. Washington Library closed for renovations, expansion

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh is preparing for the expansion and renovation of one of the city's historic neighborhood libraries. Located at 315 Grandview Avenue overlooking... — Updated 6/19/2019

 By Tom Smith    News

Hilltop Alliance helping residents straighten out tangled titles

A problem quickly came to the surface when staff at the Hilltop Alliance began working with area residents on getting them help to make needed repairs to their homes. Although they may have occupied their homes for generations,... — Updated 6/19/2019


UPMC looks to rezone South Side hospital properties

A presentation on a proposed rezoning application for the South Side UPMC hospital property and associated parcels kicked off the June 11 meeting of the South Side Planning Forum.... — Updated 6/19/2019


Free dinners for veterans at Concord Presbyterian

Concord Presbyterian Church, 1907 Brownsville Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15210, is holding free monthly Veterans’ Dinners to say “Thank You” to area Veterans. Those planning to attend are asked to call the church to RSVP,... — Updated 6/17/2019


Free summer day camp for kids in McKinley Park

Voices Against Violence will hold its 23rd annual free summer day camp for children ages 4 to 14 at McKinley Park Community Center, 900 Delmont Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15210. Registration continues through this week, call... — Updated 6/17/2019


Zoning Board hearing

Pittsburgh’s Zoning Board of Adjustment has scheduled the following public hearing 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 6/17/2019


Mt. Oliver Housing Court

Results for the Mt. Oliver Borough Housing Court case on Tuesday, June 11, in Municipal District Judge Richard King's Courtroom: • Michael Johnson, 111 Overhill Street, Mt.... — Updated 6/17/2019


This week's So. Pgh. Housing Court hearings

The following Housing Court case is scheduled for Wednesday, June 19, at 8:00 a.m. in Pittsburgh Municipal Court: • M&Y Pgh Rooms LLC, 430 Ruxton Street, 18th Ward, Code PM108.1.1... — Updated 6/17/2019


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