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Articles from the September 20, 2016 edition

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Rec2Tec Pittsburgh addresses digital divide with after-school programs in recreation centers

Five of Pittsburgh's city-owned recreation centers were transformed into technology-enhanced learning centers during the week of September 12-16 to demonstrate how free... — Updated 9/19/2016


Prince of Peace Food Bank reopens

The Prince of Peace Food Bank has reopened. The food bank will be open on the second and last Wednesdays of the month. For more information, call 412-481-8380.... — Updated 9/19/2016


Human service providers hosting job fair in S.S.

The Conference of Allegheny Providers, a coalition of human service agencies across Allegheny County, will be hosting a job fair at the Sokol Club, 2912 East Carson St., in South Side from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. on September 22. More... — Updated 9/19/2016


Rally at Mt. Oliver Clock Tower

The Way of New Life Ministries will hold a Mt. Oliver for Jesus Rally on Saturday, Sept. 24, 1-3 p.m. at the Mt. Oliver Clock Tower. Speakers will include: Rev. Michael Staab, pastor of the Way of New Life Ministries; Rev. Ron... — Updated 9/19/2016


Mt. O. City block watch

Mt. Oliver City Block Watch meeting is slated for Thursday, Sept. 22, 7 p.m. at the Ormsby Avenue Café, 402 Ormsby Avenue. Topics for discussion include: public safety with Zone 3 Crime Prevention Officer Christine Luffey; a name... — Updated 9/19/2016


Meters on way back to Allentown

Parking will be on the agenda at the Oct. 4 public meeting of the Allentown CDC. Soon, pay parking may return to the 700-800 blocks of Warrington Avenue in Allentown. Meters were removed from the neighborhood four years ago when... — Updated 9/19/2016


Carrick library update meeting at Concord K-5 School Sept. 29

The Friends of the Carrick Library will hold a meeting to update the public on a project to update the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh-Carrick on Thursday, Sept. 29. The meeting will take place at 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium of... — Updated 9/19/2016


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 9/19/2016


Real estate transactions by RealStats

16th Ward Jeffrey Arndt to Southside Premier Realties LLC at 2421 2423 Carey Way for $225,000. Estate of Patricia Ann Dapprich to Devin and Isabella Kramer at 2811 Cobden St. for $80,000. Federal National Mortgage Assn. to MO... — Updated 9/19/2016


Housing Court hearings scheduled in Judge King's courtroom on Sept. 22

The following Housing Court cases are scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 22, at 1:00 p.m. in District Magisterial Judge Richard King’s courtroom: • Vance and Orlean Roberts, Jucunda Street (14K-156), 30th Ward, Codes 302.8, 301.1.... — Updated 9/19/2016


WESA hosting listening session at ALEC in Allentown

WESA will be hosting a community listening session for Allentown and Beltzhoover residents on Tuesday, Sept, 20 at 5:30 p.m. at the Allentown Learning & Engagement Center (ALEC), 827 E. Warrington. Residents are invited to come in... — Updated 9/19/2016


Phillips Elementary raising funds to go on field trips, help buy tablets

Phillips Elementary School is a South Side jewel. The commitment of its principal and its teachers to achieving this objective is strong. However, they need the help of the talents and treasures of the entire community to help... — Updated 9/19/2016


Miss Millie celebrates 100th birthday

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StepTrek taking to the steps for its 16th annual hike

The Pittsburgh StepTrek, now in its 16th year, takes place on Saturday, Oct. 1, beginning at 11a.m. in South Side Park, Josephine and 21st streets, on South Side. The long-lasting event has the backing of individuals with a... — Updated 9/19/2016


Installation begins on mosaic artwork placed on Oakley St. staircase

In the first project of its kind in Pittsburgh, a local artist began installing mosaic artwork on the risers of a public staircase on Oakley Street, off Josephine Street, near 27th... — Updated 9/19/2016


Arlington Civic Council meeting gets updated on schools, spray park and more

Members of the Arlington Civic Council (ACC) filled the front meeting room of the Henry Kaufmann Center to learn more about what was happening in their neighborhood. Invited speakers included Nicole Ballard, supervisor of services... — Updated 9/19/2016


MWCDC members get to hear from candidates seeking board positions

The Mount Washington Community Development Corporation’s (MWCDC) annual board candidates’ forum was last Thursday at the Mount Washington Senior Center and residents heard from eight of the candidates hoping to fill six board... — Updated 9/19/2016


CPR and Narcan training for area police

Overdoses and drug-arrests were once again the primary topic of conversation last Monday at the monthly Carrick / Overbrook Block Watch meeting in the Concord K5 auditorium on Brownsville Road. As a result of the perpetual heroin... — Updated 9/19/2016


South Side plan update almost completed

The next steps for the South Side Neighborhood Plan was a focus of the Sept. 13 meeting of the South Side Planning Forum. There were no presentations. There was also no report of the Development Review Committee (DRC) as chair... — Updated 9/19/2016


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