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Overbrook council wants to know what happened to all their money

When officials of the Overbrook Community Council read in the newspaper in December that their president, Jean Zupanek, had been arrested for theft related to three youth organizations she served as treasurer for, they decided to check their own book...

 

Crime prevention forum on South Side brings community groups together

South Side Community Council hosted a crime prevention forum at the Brashear Center on Sarah Street on Feb. 27 with community leaders representing a host of organizations leading the discussion. The panel included Rick Belloli, executive director of...

 

Mardi Gras in Arlington

Allentown Adult Day Service participants celebrate the beginning of Lent with a Mardi Gras celeration by holding their feathered masks as they paraded to “When the Saints come marching...

 

Kraus is best choice as city councilman for South Pittsburgh

For the most part, the campaign for the vacant District 3 City Council seat has been uneventful save for occasional anonymous postings on obscure Websites. Over the past several months the editor,...

 

Frostburg State will hold summer math/science ctr.

The goal of the Frostburg State University Regional Math/Science Center (RMSC) is to help interested and qualified high school students develop the skills necessary for successful admission into and completion of college programs that will lead to...

 

Volunteer opportunities abound at South Side

Volunteers are needed at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), South Side, to assist with projects and work with diverse groups of people. Volunteers' warmth, dedication and friendliness make a difference at the hospital and are a...

 

UPMC now offering screening mammograms

The Women's Care Suite at South Side Hospital now offers screening mammograms and bone density testing. They are now a screening site for Magee Women's Hospital, which offers highly trained radiologists specializing in mammography and another...

 

Osteoporosis screenings at UPMC South Side

Osteoporosis screenings will take place in the lobby of UPMC South Side on Tuesday, March 21 from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. The bone density heal screenings are courtesy of Magee Womens Hospital of UPMC. The test is generally recommended for...

 

City Theatre will present world premiere of Hollinger's Opus

City Theatre in association with Philadelphia's Arden Theatre presents the world premiere of Opus, by Michael Hollinger (Incorruptible and Red Herring at City Theatre). Directed by Arden Artistic...

 

Deadline extended to comment on slots gaming locations in Pittsburgh

State Rep. Jake Wheatley, D-Pittsburgh, announced that March 17 is the new deadline to register for anyone who wants to comment at the upcoming state hearings on possible slots gaming locations in Pittsburgh. Wheatley said the Pennsylvania Gaming...

 

St. Mary of the Mount fashion show

Saint Mary of the Mount School and Parish will hold their 21st annual Spring Luncheon and Fashion Show at LeMont Restaurant on Sunday, April 23. Dolores M. Warwick of Folio Productions will produce and direct the show with professional runway models...

 

Saint Patrick's Day Dance

Bishop Leonard Athletic Association will sponsor its annual Saint Patrick's Day Dance on Saturday, March 11 at the Bishop Leonard School gym, 434 Ormsby Avenue. The cost is $17 per person or $30 per couple. The dance begins at 7 p.m. and ends at...

 

Kids chess tournament in Mt Wash.

The annual Mt. Washington Chess Tournament for grades K-8 will be held on March 11, from 12:30-3:30 p.m. at the Mt. Washington library. Pre-registration is required. Call the Mt. Washington library at 412-381-3380 for more information or to...

 

Mt. O./St. Clair Block Watch

The Mount Oliver/Saint Clair Border Block Watch will meet on Thursday, March 23 at 7 p.m. in the Bishop Leonard School cafeteria/auditorium, 434 Ormsby Avenue. Turn right into the parking area behind the school, the entrance to the cafeteria is...

 

Beltzhoover council will host meetings on park, schools

The Beltzhoover Neighborhood Council will host a community forum on beautification of Dr. Vincent's Park (mini-park), at Chalfont and Gearing, on Wednesday, March 8 beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the BNC Building, 407 Gearing Ave. The next regular...

 

King Cakes and pancakes highlight Mardi Gras celebration in Arlington

Any occasion is a reason for the adult day participants to celebrate says program manager Michelle Silliman. The Allentown Adult Day Service began celebrating Mardi Gras the week prior by baking King Cakes in their cooking class, and making feathered...

 

Rex Glass celebrates 50th by helping housing initiatives

Rex Glass & Mirror has long worked on the South Side. As the company nears its 50th Anniversary in 2008, company officials started to make plans that would both highlight the company as well as...

 

Jim Motznik guest speaker at Carrick CC

The next meeting of the Carrick Community Council will be Wednesday, March 15 at 7 p.m. at Concord Elementary School, 2350 Brownsville Road. Councilman James Motz-nik is the featured guest....

 

Isle of Capri at Planning Forum

The next meeting of the South Side Planning Forum will be Tuesday, March 14 at 5:30 at the Brashear Center, 2005 Sarah Street. There will be presentations by Isle of Capri development and the Hilltop Health Care Center. Also on the agenda are...

 

Mayor will be guest speaker on S.S. Slopes

Mayor Bob O'Connor will be the guest speaker at the next meeting of the South Side Slopes Neighborhood Association on Tuesday, March 14, 7 p.m. He will address the collaboration of community groups and city government in moving neighborhood agendas...

 

Upcoming Trash Bash will be on menu for chamber luncheon

David Mazza, western regional director of Pennsylvania Resources Council, Inc. will be the featured speaker at the Thursday, March 16, South Side Chamber of Commerce monthly luncheon. Mr. Mazza's topic will be the upcoming Trash Bash targeting...

 

Steelers will play basketball against local kids and cops

District Judge Richard King is again sponsoring a basketball game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and neighborhood kids with the Police of Zone 3 on Friday, April 7. The game will begin at 8 p.m. at Carrick High School gym. This is the tenth year...

 
 By David Assad    News    March 7, 2006

Beltzhoover residents want to know what new councilman will do

With the March 14 special election for the District 3 city council seat looming, the candidates got together at the Beltzhoover Neighborhood Council meeting March 2 to plead their case to residents who feel their neighborhood has been one of the...

 

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