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Zone 3 community crime alerts for August 13-19

The following are the Part I crimes for the week of: August 13 - 19. Duquesne Heights (1911) - NTR (nothing to report). Mt. Washington (1903, 1914, 1915, 1807) Burglary – 400... — Updated 8/24/2018


International Overdose Awareness Day remembrance ceremony will honor EMS

Pittsburgh Won’t Forget U has been invited to participate with the CLEAR organization, Christian Associates of Southwestern Pennsylvania and the Pittsburgh Downtown Ministerium in their International Overdose Awareness Day... — Updated 8/24/2018


Registration opens for Science Center's Tour Your Future Program for girls

Registration is open for the fall semester of Tour Your Future, Carnegie Science Center's program introducing girls ages 11-17 to careers in science, technology, engineering, and... — Updated 8/22/2018


St. Pius X holds flea market

St. Pius X Byzantine Catholic Church, 2336 Brownsville Road in Carrick, will be having its annual rummage sale on Saturday Sept. 8 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. A bake sale will be held throughout the day. Those with any questions about the... — Updated 8/22/2018


Attorney General launches new text alert system to protect seniors

Attorney General Josh Shapiro is encouraging Pennsylvania consumers to sign up for a new text alert system through his Bureau of Consumer Protection to raise their awareness about how to avoid becoming a victim of scams. The text... — Updated 8/22/2018


Mayor Peduto reopens investigation into city home sale in Beechview

Mayor William Peduto has asked the Office of Municipal Investigations to reopen its inquiry into the sale of a vacant city-owned home to the city’s real estate manager.  The home on Tropical Avenue in Beechview was vacant and... — Updated 8/22/2018


Mayor Peduto appoints task force on contracting with disadvantaged businesses

Mayor William Peduto is convening an MWBE task force in order to identify best practices in engaging MWBE businesses, as well as to propose policy and procedural improvements for increased engagement with the City of Pittsburgh... — Updated 8/22/2018


Registration open for city's Student Police Academy

The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police is offering an opportunity for students, free of charge, to become closely acquainted with the roles and responsibilities of the Police Bureau through the Pittsburgh Student Police Academy (SPA).... — Updated 8/22/2018


Citizen's Police Academy begins on September 6

The Pittsburgh Citizen’s Police Academy (CPA) is an opportunity for city residents to become closely acquainted with the roles and responsibilities of the Police Bureau, bringing the police and the community closer together in a... — Updated 8/22/2018


Flea market at Dairy District

Join the Historic Carrick Dairy District, Economic Development South, and Turner's Dairy as they host a flea market on Saturday, Sept. 8, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Carrick Dairy... — Updated 8/22/2018


Fr. Justin Kerber is the new Rector at St. Paul of the Cross

V. Rev. Justin Kerber, CP, was elected the new Rector for the Passionist Community at St. Paul of the Cross Monastery, South Side. Fr. Justin, a Passionist priest for 46 years, comes from serving as Rector of Holy Name Cathedral... — Updated 8/22/2018


Knoxville council meets Sept. 6

The next meeting of the Knoxville Community Council will take place on Thursday, Sept. 6, 6 p.m. at St. Paul A.M.E. Church, 400 Orchard Place. The agenda includes: Discussion on strategic planning; community partner updates; and,... — Updated 8/22/2018


Allentown seniors hosting luau at center on August 28

Seniors 60 and over are invited to the Allentown Senior Citizens Center for a Hawaiian Luau on Tuesday, Aug. 28. Don your favorite flowered shirt, grass skirt or Muumuu for the activities that begin at 10 a.m. There will be live... — Updated 8/22/2018


Group proposes youth programs in Knoxville

The next bi-monthly public forum of the Knoxville Community Council will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 12, 6 p.m. at St. Paul A.M.E. Church, 400 Orchard Place. The agenda includes an introduction of the Venture Outdoors program... — Updated 8/22/2018



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Knoxville residents needed for discussion with Rand

Knoxville residents are needed to participate in a discussion group designed to help the Rand Corporation learn how to improve neighborhood safety in the neighborhood. Groups will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 29 during three time... — Updated 8/22/2018

 By Tom Smith    Front Page

The Reporter celebrates the beginning of its 79th year

Unlike people who celebrate birthdays and anniversaries after the completion of a year, newspapers mark their time at the beginning of the year. With this edition, August 20, 2018,... — Updated 8/22/2018


Speed humps may be used to calm Grandview traffic

Planning is underway for new speed humps and other traffic calming devices for Grandview Avenue following ongoing residential complaints about speeding motorcycles and traffic... — Updated 8/22/2018


Commooo-nity dinner on Thursday at Dairy District

Ring in the new school year at the Carrick Dairy District Pavilion. Join neighbors and friends for a free "Comm-ooo-nity" celebration including dinner, music, and event pictures... — Updated 8/22/2018


This week's So. Pgh. Housing Court hearings

The following Housing Court cases are scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 22, at 8:00 a.m. in Pittsburgh Municipal Court: • David Clark, 45 Greeley Street, 16th Ward, Code PM108.1.1.... — Updated 8/21/2018


Panhandling on Carson

A Sunday walk on E. Carson St. on a sunny afternoon should be a pleasant experience. However, it is less pleasant when one is being asked for money by panhandlers. The 1700 block to the 1900 block of Carson seems to be a “hot... — Updated 8/20/2018


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 8/20/2018


Mt. Oliver Housing Court

Results for the Aug. 7 Mt. Oliver Borough Housing Court cases before Municipal District Judge Richard King: • Starwood Management, 110 Giffin Avenue, Mt. Oliver Borough,... — Updated 8/20/2018


Real estate transactions for issue of August 21

16th Ward Juan Arevalo et al. to Marc Bowman at 2700 Shelly St. Unit A3 for $214,000. Kyrsten Brea to National Residential Nominee Services In at 2120 Sidney St. for $212,500.... — Updated 8/20/2018


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