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Articles from the June 20, 2017 edition

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Zone 3 community crime alerts for June 5-11

The following are the Part I crimes for the week of: June 5-11. Duquesne Heights (1911) Mt. Washington (1903, 1914, 1915, 1807) Theft – 100 blk. Haberman Ave. - between 5/31/17... — Updated 6/21/2017


County mibsters advance to semifinals at national marbles tournament

Five of Allegheny County’s marbles players have advanced to the semifinals of the 94th National Marbles Tournament in Wildwood, New Jersey. In the girls division, 13-year-old Lauren Shutey of the South Side Flats, 12-year-old... — Updated 6/21/2017


OverdoseFreePA launches new website

The University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy Program Evaluation and Research Unit (PERU) and Pennsylvania Overdose Reduction Technical Assistance Center (TAC) recently launched the newly redesigned website,... — Updated 6/21/2017


State Attorneys General evaluating marketing of the sale of opioid drugs

Attorney General Josh Shapiro is working with a bipartisan coalition of a majority of Attorneys General from across the country in an ongoing investigation to evaluate whether manufacturers have engaged in unlawful practices in... — Updated 6/21/2017


Costa intends to introduce resolution to hold opioid industry accountable

State Senator Jay Costa (D-Allegheny) has signaled his intent to introduce a resolution urging Governor Tom Wolf and Attorney General Josh Shapiro to file suit against the pharmaceutical industry for deceptive and unfair marketing... — Updated 6/21/2017


Student written plays selected for City Theatre Playwright's contest

City Theatre Director of Education & Accessibility Kristen Link has announced the finalists in the annual EQT Young Playwrights Contest. The six finalists, all middle and high school students from Southwestern Pennsylvania, will re... — Updated 6/21/2017


Carrick's '77 class reunion September 16

Carrick High School Class of 1977 40th Year Reunion will be held on September 16 from 6:30-10:30 p.m. at the Georgetown Center, 526 E. Bruceton Road, Pleasant Hills PA 15236. The evening will feature dinner, dancing and reminicing... — Updated 6/21/2017


First ever South Side Park GoatFest coming in July

The first ever South Side Park Goat Fest will take place in South Side Park at the Bandi Schaum Community Garden on Saturday July 8 from noon to 4 p.m. Everyone will have a chance to meet the goats eating their way through the... — Updated 6/21/2017


PA Resources summer environmental workshops

The Pennsylvania Resources Council has announced its Summer 2017 schedule of environmental workshops to take place in Allegheny County. By attending a PRC workshop, participants can learn how to conserve water with a rain barrel,... — Updated 6/21/2017


Arlington Heights shooting

On Sunday, June 18 at 11:45 a.m., Zone 3 police and paramedics were sent to the 3000 block of Arlington Avenue in Arlington Heights for a report that a man had been shot. At the... — Updated 6/21/2017


Free vacation Bible school at Concord

Jungle Safari, a free to the community Vacation Bible School will take place at Concord Presbyterian Church will take place 5-8 p.m. from on June 26-30. Call 412-882-1141 to register or for more information. Concord Presbyterian... — Updated 6/21/2017


Summer games with police, community at Highmark Stadium

The family-oriented USSIE Summer Games is designed to build, nurture, and maintain relationships between the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police and residents throughout the City of Pittsburgh.  The Power of &, Bridges Mentoring Group... — Updated 6/21/2017


Man shot in Mt. Washington

Zone 3 Officers were sent to the 100 block of Kenova Street in Mt. Washington for a report that a man had been shot at 11:30 p.m. on June 14. At the scene, a 24-year-old man was... — Updated 6/21/2017


Ice cream event at Dairy District

Summer Scoops, an ice cream event, will take place at the Carrick Dairy District on Thursday, June 29 from 6-8 p.m. The free activities at the family friendly event include: games, strolling entertainment and a bounce house. Ice... — Updated 6/21/2017


Planning Forum hears about condos proposed for So. Side

A proposal to convert the former St. Adalbert’s gymnasium into 15 for-sale condominiums was the sole presentation at the June 13 meeting of the South Side Planning Forum.   Developer Ivor Hill, of HHF 2.LLC, said the... — Updated 6/21/2017

 By Tom Smith    Front Page

PLI making making building inspection, code enforcement more transparent in city

When Maura Kennedy was appointed director of the Bureau of Building Inspection three years ago she said there were a lot of really great people working there, but they weren’t keeping up with the times and were stuck in the... — Updated 6/21/2017


McKinley Park meeting concerns Chicken Hill infrastructure project

The Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy was awarded a Great Urban Parks Campaign grant in 2016 for a green infrastructure project in McKinley Park by the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) and American Planning Association... — Updated 6/21/2017


S.S. Community Council general meeting Monday

The general meeting of the South Side Community Council will take place on Monday, June 26 at 6:30 p.m. The location for the meeting is the S4 space (where the laundromat was located) in 2000 Wharton Square. In addition to... — Updated 6/19/2017


City pools, spray parks now open

The City of Pittsburgh Department of Parks and Recreation (Citiparks) has opened 18 outdoor swimming pools and six spray parks for the summer season. The Citiparks pools are located in Highland Park, Riverview Park, Schenley Park,... — Updated 6/19/2017


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 6/19/2017


Real estate transactions by RealStats

16th Ward Loyd Johnson to Charles and Betty Mruk Paoletti at 2811 Jane St. for $275,000. Brookfield Relocation Inc. to Ian Watt and Leanna Burckley at 3127 Josephine St. for $196,500. Jeffrey Garofalo to Matthew and Alexandra... — Updated 6/19/2017


This week's So. Pgh. Housing Court hearings

The following Housing Court cases are scheduled for Wednesday, June 21, at 8:00 a.m. in Pittsburgh Municipal Court: • Lovie and Ronald May, 244 Industry Street, 18th Ward, Codes PM108.1.1, PM302.4, PM307.1. • Patricia and... — Updated 6/19/2017


Brashear Camp reunion is Aug. 5

The 2017 Brashear Camp reunion is set for Saturday, Aug. 5 from 1-5 p.m. at the American Serbian Club, 2524 Sarah Street in South Side. The reunion is for all campers, staff and... — Updated 6/19/2017


Teen Talk seeks support for event

Teen Talk will host a community event to spread awareness of and prevent bullying on June 24 from 1-4 p.m. at the Beltzhoover Community Building, 407 Gearing Ave Pgh, PA. 15210. The group is accepting monetary, craft products,... — Updated 6/19/2017


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