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Articles from the August 9, 2016 edition

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Joint Legistative Hearing focuses on eradicating blight

At the request of state Senate Democratic Leader Jay Costa, a joint state Senate-House Democratic Policy Committee hearing was held last week on efforts and resources to fight blight within communities, including the successes and... — Updated 9/11/2016


Zone 3 Community Crime Alerts July 25-July 31

The following are the Part I crimes for the week of: July 25th, 2016 thru July 31st, 2016. Duquesne Heights (1911) Theft from person – 1 Trimont Lane – 7/27 between 1:00 PM and 8:45 PM – Reporting person states her... — Updated 8/9/2016


Andy Warhol Bridge to close August 15 for rehab project

The Andy Warhol (7th Street) Bridge will be closed to vehicular and pedestrian traffic beginning at 9 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 15. The closure is required for a $25.4 million rehabilitation project. The project includes a new concrete... — Updated 8/9/2016


PRC household chemical collection August 13

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, an average home can easily accumulate 100 pounds of cleaners, paints, batteries, automotive fluids, pesticides and other products containing potentially hazardous chemicals. A... — Updated 8/8/2016


St. Canice 8th grade class will hold a reunion on Sept. 10

The St. Canice (Knoxville) eighth grade Class of 1971 will hold its second annual Class Reunion to celebrate 45 years. It will take place at Montour Grove in South Park on Sept. 10 from noon until 8 p.m.  For more information or... — Updated 8/8/2016


St. George Church anniversary celebration details

All St. George and St. John Vianney family and friends are invited to gather for the 130th anniversary of the sounding of St. George Parish in 1886. A celebration dinner will be held on Saturday, Sept. 24 at the Castle Shannon... — Updated 8/8/2016


Last Hump of the Month will clean up Carrick on August 31

Volunteers are needed for the Last Hump of the Month Litter Clean up in Carrick. The clean-up will take place on Wednesday, Aug. 31 from 6-8 p.m. Volunteers will meet behind the Carrick shopping center, behind Dunkin Donuts and... — Updated 8/8/2016


Basketball camp for kids in August at Arlington Rec.

An End of Summer Basketball Camp for youth will take place at Arlington Recreation Center in August. The camps will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and include: Breakfast, lunch, a t-shirt and awards. Cost is $10. Ages 7-10 will... — Updated 8/8/2016


Volunteers needed to help at Carrick Mulch Party Aug. 23

Volunteers are needed to join their neighbors and the Carrick Tree Tenders for a Mulch party on Tuesday, Aug. 23. The tree tenders with the help of volunteers will care for the Carrick street trees by cleaning up the litter from... — Updated 8/8/2016


Allentown community meeting Aug. 9

The Allentown CDC quarterly public meeting will take place tonight, Tuesday, Aug. 9, 6:00 p.m. at the Hilltop United Methodist Church. The agenda will include: Liz Style from the City of Pittsburgh Dept. of Public Safety; District... — Updated 8/8/2016


Medical Society awards grants in So. Pittsburgh

The Allegheny County Medical Society (ACMS) Foundation has awarded $72,500 in grants to support home and community environments that nurture and develop healthy children and families. In South Pittsburgh, the grants included: Hillt... — Updated 8/8/2016


National Night Out South Pittsburgh celebrations

National Night Out on Tuesday, Aug. 2, featured celebrations throughout the city and South Pittsburgh.... — Updated 8/8/2016


Police make an arrest in killing of Allentown man

Zone 3 police responded to the 1500 block of Arlington Avenue at approximately 11:50 p.m. Monday, August 1, for a report that a male had been shot. Christopher Rodriguez, 20, was... — Updated 8/8/2016


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 8/8/2016


Real estate transactions by RealStats

16th Ward Alexis Salas et al. to Matthew Swaoger at 1950 Arlington Ave. for $36,700. Pittsburgh Property Guy LLC to Richard Schweikert and Sherrie Flick at 48 Holt St. for $50,000. Estate of Donald Wrzesinski to Michael Jurcevich... — Updated 8/8/2016


Housing Court hearings

The following Housing Court cases are scheduled for Thursday, August 11, at 1:30 p.m. in District Magisterial Judge Richard King’s courtroom: • Jebun Neher, 401 Allen Street, 18th Ward, Code 307.1. • Fay Terry Lachoynne, 139... — Updated 8/8/2016


Resident calls help to put drug dealers behind bars in area

As drug issues continue to plague many South Pittsburgh neighborhoods, Carrick/Overbrook Block Watch members are fighting back. Since July 11, several drug arrests were made as a result of information and complaints given by... — Updated 8/8/2016


Fresh Fridays coming up on Aug. 12

Fresh Fridays, the free produce distribution on the Hilltop, will take place on Friday, Aug. 12. Eligible households in the 15203, 15210, 15211 and Carrick residents in 15227 zip... — Updated 8/8/2016


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