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Articles from the September 15, 2015 edition

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South Side Planning Forum is updated on latest developments

The Sept. 8 meeting of the South Side Planning Forum began with the report of the Development Review Committee (DRC) presented by Peter Kreuthmeier. There were no presentations. Mr. Kreuthmeier said the Soffer Organization is conti... — Updated 9/17/2015


Party with robots at the Science Center's 21+ night

Carnegie Science Center’s next 21+ Night will explore the binary world of robots – with Pittsburgh’s famous robot HERB (Home Exploring Robot Butler) – on Friday, Sept. 18, from 6-10 p.m. Event activities will include:... — Updated 9/14/2015


Flea market on Sat. in So. Side

The South Side Presbyterian Church will hold a Flea Market on Saturday, Sept. 19, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Numerous folks will have tables of treasure, practical items, and holiday stuff for sale. Also, a simple lunch menu will be... — Updated 9/14/2015


Science Center's Robots features robotics activities

Carnegie Science Center will host a celebration of robotics in connection with its new Omnimax film, ROBOTS. The Robots Celebration on Saturday, Sept. 19, from 10 am – 5 pm, will feature robotics activities and experts on the... — Updated 9/14/2015


Viewing and discussion at Hot Metal

The Hot Metal Bridge Faith Community will hold viewings of the PBS documentary Race: The Power of an illusion on September 21 and 28 at 7 p.m. each night. Following the viewings, there will be a facilitated conservation with... — Updated 9/14/2015


Understanding debt program at Zion Church

Zion Christian Church will host the program “Three October Sundays” at 10 a.m. on October 4, 11, and 18. The program includes understanding practices that lead to debt and practices that lead to contentment. Zion Christian... — Updated 9/14/2015


Meet Board candidates at MWCDC public forum

The next Mount Washington Community Development Corporation Community Forum will be this coming Thursday, September 17, 7 p.m. at the Mount Washington Senior Center, 122 Virginia Avenue. The agenda includes presentations from the... — Updated 9/14/2015


Covered dish dinner at S.S. Presbyterian Church

The South Side Presbyterian Church is hosting a neighborhood covered-dish dinner on Wednesday, Sept. 16, at 6:30 p.m. Everyone attending is to bring a dish to share, so neighbors can enjoy each other’s company and favorite... — Updated 9/14/2015


Carrick council will meet on September 28

The next quarterly general membership meeting of the Carrick Community Council (CCC) will be held on Monday, Sept. 28, from 7-8:30 p.m. at Zion Christian Church, 2019 Brownsville Road. Everyone is welcome to attend the meeting.... — Updated 9/14/2015


Get-together in South Side for South High 70s' classes

The South High School Class of ’74 is planning a get-together on Sunday, Oct. 11, 2 p.m. at the Polish Falcons at 18th and Sidney streets. The cost is $5 per person and everyone is asked to bring a food dish to share. The... — Updated 9/14/2015


Free chicken dinner on Sun. for Hilltop residents at Warrington Rec

A free chicken dinner for all Hilltop residents will take place on Sunday, Sept. 20, 4 p.m. at the Warrington Recreation Center, 329 E. Warrington Avenue. The dinner is hosted by the Beltzhoover Civic Association. For more... — Updated 9/14/2015


Meet Board candidates at MWCDC public forum

The next Mount Washington Community Development Corporation Community Forum will be this coming Thursday, September 17, 7 p.m. at the Mount Washington Senior Center, 122 Virginia Avenue. The agenda includes presentations from the... — Updated 9/14/2015


Storytime, Homework Help and more at CLP-Carrick

Storytime, Homework Help and After School Fun are happening at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh- Carrick, 1811 Brownsville Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15210 Storytime: Toddler and Preschooler Tales takes place on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.... — Updated 9/14/2015


Carrick tree tenders will meet at Phillips Park this evening

Join the Carrick Tree Tenders and Tree Pittsburgh as they care for the Tree Vitalize trees in Phillips Park on Tuesday, Sept. 15 at 6 p.m. Volunteers will meet at the Phillips Park Recreation Center, 201 Parkfield St, Pittsburgh,... — Updated 9/14/2015


The South Pittsburgh SCENE With Brad Palmisiano

Spool fabric shop opened their brick and mortar shop on Warrington Avenue with a Grand Opening party over the weekend. The shop, in a totally renovated storefront in Allentown,... — Updated 9/14/2015


Wheatley highlights literacy initiative

 State Rep. Jake Wheatley, D-Allegheny, and community leaders highlighted the "Little Free Libraries" initiative of the Pittsburgh Brashear High School's construction shop class... — Updated 9/14/2015


Task force sponsors emergency preparedness fair

The Minority Emergency Preparedness Task Force (MEPTF), in collaboration with the Housing Authority of the City of the Pittsburgh (HACP), sponsored an Emergency Preparedness Day Fair on September 11 in recognition of Preparedness... — Updated 9/14/2015


Mayor launches Homefront Pittsburgh initiative for veterans

Mayor William Peduto has launched Homefront Pittsburgh, an initiative focusing on veterans and military families, during a service event in Hazelwood. Homefront Pittsburgh is an effort to ease the transition veterans face from... — Updated 9/14/2015


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 ca... — Updated 9/14/2015


Housing Court hearings

The following Housing Court cases are scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 17, at 1:00 p.m. in Magisterial District Judge Richard King’s Courtroom: • Amy E. and Arthur Brown Jr., 342 Freeland Street, 18th Ward, Codes 307.1, 302.4,... — Updated 9/14/2015


Real Estate transactions by RealStats

16th Ward Estate of Muriel Rita Lentz to Justin Herp at 2122 Arlington Ave. for $5,000. Scott Berry to Evan Fitzpatrick at 2329 Jane St. for $309,900. Paul Gerard Janiak to Urban Capital Group LLC at 2511 Leticoe St. for $55,000.... — Updated 9/14/2015

 By Austin Vaught    News

Forty-two properties in initial city public safety blitz

Forty-two Carrick properties on 24 streets are the focus of a public safety blitz that began on September 10, just two days after the mayor’s office announced the finalized plans at the Carrick/Overbrook Community Block Watch mee... — Updated 9/14/2015

 By Laura Byko    Front Page

Block watch formation outlined in South Side

Some were there for to make their community safer. Some were there to learn about installing security cameras. Some were just there to see who their neighbors are. But each of the... — Updated 9/14/2015


City safety blitz gets underway in Carrick

Final plans for the Carrick Crime Blitz were outlined last Tuesday night, targeting 42 properties for possible condemnation or seizure as local citizens and law enforcement say have been at the center of crime in the community.... — Updated 9/14/2015


An affair in the park

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