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Articles from the September 24, 2013 edition

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Route 51 Saw Mill Run Boulevard lane restrictions continue

PennDOT District 11 has announced lane restrictions on Saw Mill Run Boulevard (Route 51) will continue Monday, Sept. 30, weather permitting. Single lane closures will occur as needed on Route 51 weekdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in... — Updated 9/27/2013

 By Joel Anderson    News

Brew House Assoc. looks at options to serve local artists better

The once-abandoned Duquesne Brewing Company building on South Side hasn’t produced beer since 1972. But art has been on tap there since the 1990s. “The Brew House got started (w... — Updated 9/25/2013


Route 51 Saw Mill Run Boulevard lane restrictions Wednesday through Friday

PennDOT District 11 has announced lane restrictions on Saw Mill Run Boulevard (Route 51) in the City of Pittsburgh, will occur Wednesday through Friday, Sept. 25-27, weather permitting. Single lane closures will occur as needed on... — Updated 9/24/2013


Getting a good scrubbing

 — Updated 9/24/2013


Holiday Sale at Trinity Church

Trinity Lutheran Church will hold a new and gently used clothing and holiday decoration sale on October 4-5. Offered will be a large collection of clothing and seasonal holiday decorations. Free coffee will be available for... — Updated 9/23/2013


Ormsby Center offering Walk Live

Citiparks Ormsby Community Center is offering Walk Live, with certified walk leader Scott Gratton, on Mondays from 5-6:30 p.m. The program is a total body workout with elements of cardiorespiratory training, muscle training,... — Updated 9/23/2013


Market House Oktoberfest

The South Side Market House Annual Oktoberfest will take place on Friday Oct. 4, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. They will have homemade pierogi, hauluski, hot sausage sandwiches and hot dogs for lunch as well as take out for an easy dinner.... — Updated 9/23/2013


Fresh Access at Carrick market

Just Harvest has expanded its Fresh Access program to include Carrick’s Citiparks farmers’ markets. The program facilitates the use of SNAP benefits/food stamps as well as credit and debit cards at city farmers markets. This... — Updated 9/23/2013


Flea market on Saturday at the South Side Presbyterian Church

The South Side Presbyterian Church will hold a Flea Market on Saturday, Sept. 28, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. People from around the Pittsburgh area are bringing a variety of items that folks will find interesting. Also, a simple lunch... — Updated 9/23/2013


Youth boxing classes coming to Ormsby Community Center

Citiparks Ormsby Community Center will begin Boxing Aerobics classes in November. Youth Boxing Aerobics for boys and girls ages 7-15 will take place on Tuesdays from 5:30-8 p.m. Boxing Aerobics/Fundamentals for boys and girls ages... — Updated 9/23/2013


Grandview Park Bark Saturday

Friends of Grandview Park will be holding their annual Park Bark on Saturday, Sept. 28, from noon to 2 p.m. in Grandview Park, 499 Bailey Avenue, Mount Washington/Allentown. Park Bark is a fun event for dogs and their human... — Updated 9/23/2013


DogtoberFEST returns to South Side on October 5

DogtoberFEST 2013 will take place on Saturday, Oct. 5 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the SouthSide Works. Hosted by CARMAA (Coalition to Adopt, Rehome and Match Abandoned Animals) and sponsored by Robinson Animal Hospital,... — Updated 9/23/2013


Programs at Allentown Pop-Up

The Allentown Pop-Up Library, 1206 Arlington Avenue, continues family programing into the fall. A Promise Coaches Workshop will take place on Thursday, Oct. 3, from 5:30-7 p.m. Learn how to become a Promise Coach and help... — Updated 9/23/2013


Mt. Oliver City Block Watch meets

Councilman Bruce Kraus will be the featured speaker at the Mount Oliver City/St. Clair Block Watch meeting. The meeting will take place on Thursday, Sept. 6, 7 p.m. at St. John Vianney Church Parish Center, 823 Climax Street in... — Updated 9/23/2013


WIC program to change infant formula

The Pennsylvania Women, Infants and Children (WIC) supplemental food and nutrition program is changing its standard contract infant formula. Under a new contract, WIC will offer the Similac and Isomil brands made by Ross instead... — Updated 9/23/2013


Chris Mason leaving Birmingham Foundation

Chris Mason, executive assistant for the Birmingham Foundation, is leaving the foundation at the end of the week to pursue other opportunities. Ms. Mason, who began with the foundation in February 2007 as a temp, has been a permane... — Updated 9/23/2013


South Side Presbyterian working on a challenge grant for a new gym roof

The South Side Presbyterian Church, 162 years old, recently suffered serious damage to its gym roof. The church’s insurance company has agreed to cover this claim, but the policy includes a deductible and depreciation expenses... — Updated 9/23/2013


Allentown seniors say thanks to road crew

Allentown Senior Center participants came together to make signs of “Thanks” for the workers who have been reconstructing Allentown’s trolley-tracked main thoroughfare since... — Updated 9/23/2013

 By Sarah Beth Martin    News

Candidates for MWCDC board positions introduced

It was a “Meet the Candidates” night at the Mount Washington Community Development Corporation (MWCDC) forum meeting last week. With annual elections coming up in October, the group introduced the six individuals vying for... — Updated 9/23/2013


Real Estate transactions for issue of 9/24/13

16th Ward Mark Morgan to Federal National Mortgage Assn. at 2015 Norte Way for $1,593 by sheriff’s deed. 17th Ward Michael Higgins to 1831 Arlington Green LLC at 1845 Arlington Ave. for $30,000. Rodney Kight to Diane Lallly at... — Updated 9/23/2013


Historic review hearings

The Historic Review Commission of Pittsburgh has scheduled the following hearings in the East Carson Street Historic District for 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 2, following Internal Business beginning at 12:30 p.m. 601-605 E. Carson St... — Updated 9/23/2013


Housing Court hearings

The following Housing Court cases are scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 24, at 10:00 a.m. in Magisterial District Judge Eugene Ricciardi’s Courtroom: • John Conner, 2326 Primrose Street, 16th Ward, Codes 307.1, 302.4, 304.7. ... — Updated 9/23/2013


Zone 3 council plans for citywide meeting, Get Stuffed With Love

Topics ranged from Halloween to Thanksgiving -- interspersed with news of day-to-day crime-related issues -- at the Zone 3 Public Safety Council meeting on Sept. 18. The evening began with the announcement the council will be hosti... — Updated 9/23/2013


Upcoming Pittsburgh Zoning Board hearings

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 9/23/2013


Boro seeks new council member, starts newsletter

The launching of a borough magazine, and the search for a new council member, were the lead agenda items from the Sept. 16 meeting of Mount Oliver council. Council members Corey McGough and Darnell Sains, and Mayor James Cassidy,... — Updated 9/23/2013


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