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Articles from the August 22, 2017 edition

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10th Street Bridge closed for gas pipeline maintenance on Saturday, Aug. 26

The 10th Street Bridge in Pittsburgh’s South Side neighborhood is scheduled to be closed on Saturday, August 26 from 7:30 am to 11:30 pm. Detours will be posted. Peoples Gas scheduled this closure to complete maintenance to the... — Updated 8/24/2017


Zone 3 community crime alerts for August 14-20

The following are the Part I crimes for the week of: August 14-20. Duquesne Heights (1911) – Theft – 100 blk. Oneida St. – between 8/8/17 at 8 AM and 8/10/17 at 5 PM ... — Updated 8/24/2017


PA Attorney General announces $6.7 M in debt relief for PA students at for-profit colleges

Attorney General Josh Shapiro has announced a proposed settlement with Aequitas Capital Management, a defunct investment firm, that provides $6.7 million in debt relief for 1,200 Pennsylvanians who attended for-profit colleges.... — Updated 8/24/2017


Prince of Peace Holiday Vendor and Craft Show in October

Prince of Peace Parish will host a Holiday Vendor and Craft Show on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 7-8. The show is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day at the Parish Center, 81 S. 13th Street. A one-table slot, one table for two... — Updated 8/24/2017


Mylan to pay Penna $8.3M in restitution

Pennsylvania, along with the U.S. Justice Department, has finalized a settlement with the drug manufacturer Mylan Inc., resolving claims that it overcharged taxpayers for its EpiPen emergency allergy treatment. As part of the... — Updated 8/24/2017


South High Class of 1967 reunion coming up on Oct. 21

The 50th Reunion for the South High Class of 1967 is planned for October 21 at the Brentwood VFW on Rt. 51. The reunion committee is still searching for some missing classmates. Members of the South High Class of 1967 may... — Updated 8/24/2017


South Side attorney is named PA Super Lawyer

Super Lawyers has named Ronald L. Hicks, Jr. to the 2017 list of top attorneys in Pennsylvania. Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business rating service, evaluates outstanding lawy... — Updated 8/24/2017


Aidan Finnigan places in tournament

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Spencer Church Fall Card Party

Spencer United Methodist Church will host its Fall Card Party on Saturday, Sept. 9, from 12-3 p.m. Tickets are $15 for an afternoon of games, prizes and lunch. For reservations, call 412-881-4000. Spencer United Methodist Church... — Updated 8/24/2017


Meet Mt. Oliver authors at September 9 event

Meet the Authors event will be held on Saturday, Sept. 9 from 4-6 p.m. at Beckman Motors, 110 Penn Avenue, Mt. Oliver. The event will feature Tim Hayes, author of Growing Up... — Updated 8/24/2017


Sister returns to City for Late Nite Catechism

She’s a hard habit to break: City Theatre presents the original Late Nite Catechism, the hit one-nun comedy that first took the South Side by storm more than 12 years ago. Featuring Kimberly Richards as the unflappable... — Updated 8/24/2017


Mt. Oliver Borough receives county Live Well Allegheny designation

The Allegheny County Health Department (ACHD) announced that Mt. Oliver Borough has been been designated as part of the Live Well Allegheny campaign during the past month. This brings the total to 49 communities, 13 school... — Updated 8/24/2017


City launches new website at

The City of Pittsburgh has unveiled a new design and functionality of the website, The new site was created and developed by the Department of Innovation & Performance (I&P) and is a major milestone for the... — Updated 8/24/2017


Who was John Ormsby, founder of Mt. Oliver Borough?

The following is from Mt. Oliver’s 100th Anniversary celebration Founder’s Day program. The few people that know of the founding of Mt. Oliver know this fact: The original certificate of land survey of our land was issued to... — Updated 8/24/2017

 By Tom Smith    Front Page

Mayor Peduto talks about issues in South Pittsburgh

Mayor William Peduto recently spoke briefly on a variety of topics he discussed while attending an Allentown CDC community meeting in the spring. A few of the subjects included... — Updated 8/24/2017

 By Tom Smith    Front Page

Neighborhood asked to help with city-wide plan for steps

The City of Pittsburgh has more than 800 sets of public steps, the most of any city in the country. To better understand how the staircases are used and the condition they are in, the city’s Department of Mobility and... — Updated 8/24/2017


CHS Class of '77 reunion

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... — Updated 8/24/2017


This week's So. Pgh. Housing Court hearings

The following Housing Court case is scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 23, at 9:15 a.m. in District Magisterial Judge James Motznik’s courtroom: • Sally Jane Herrera, 638 Southern Avenue, 19th Ward, Code 307.1. The following... — Updated 8/23/2017


Health Dept. to treat Slopes, Knoxville for mosquitoes on Wednesday

Recent samples of mosquitoes collected from the North Side, Lawrenceville, South Side Slopes, and Knoxville neighborhoods in the City of Pittsburgh have tested positive for West Nile virus. In response, the Allegheny County Health... — Updated 8/22/2017


Real estate transactions by RealStats

16th Ward Catherine Kress aka Young to 2412 Burham Assoc. LLC at 2412 Burham St. for $25,000. J. Douglas Breon to J Douglas Breon et al. and George Pantelas at 2526 E. Carson St. for $1 (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value... — Updated 8/21/2017


Police search for South Side bank robber

The Pittsburgh Police Violent Crime Unit is investigating a bank robbery at the Dollar Bank at 1712 E. Carson Street. According to police, a white man entered the bank around 1... — Updated 8/21/2017


J.J. Hensley will be in Mt. Washington on Thurs.

Meet J.J. Hensley, author of critically acclaimed novels, Resolve, Measure Twice, and Chalk’s Outline, all set in Pittsburgh at the CLP--Mt. Washington, 315 Grandview Avenue, on Thursday, Aug. 24 at 6:30 pm J. J. Hensley is... — Updated 8/21/2017


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 8/21/2017


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