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Articles from the October 26, 2021 edition

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Swiss steak dinner at Spencer United Methodist Church

A Swiss Steak Dinner along with Grandma’s Attic and Bake Sale will take place at Spencer United Methodist Church, 117 Spencer Ave., Pittsburgh 15227, on Thursday, Nov. 4 from 4:30 – 7:00 p.m. Dinner tickets are $14 for adults,... — Updated 11/4/2021


Arrest made in South Pittsburgh robberies

Dakota Face, 23, will face charges in connection with two business robberies in Zone 3 that occurred within the last half of October. On October 19, officers responded to a robbery... — Updated 10/28/2021


Concord Trunk or Treat on Oct. 31

Concord Presbyterian Church will hold a Trunk or Treat on Sunday, Oct. 31 from 5:00-7:00. All children are welcome to attend in costume. Those wanting to pass out their own candy are asked to be there before 5 p.m. in the side... — Updated 10/28/2021


Love Carrick Halloween picnic on Oct. 31

Love Carrick will host a Halloween Picnic at Concord Presbyterian Church on Sunday, Oct. 31 from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Children 15 and under are welcome to come in costume and must be accompanied by an adult. RSVP to 412-571-1433. The... — Updated 10/28/2021


Local Zoning Board hearing for Nov. 4

Pittsburgh’s Zoning Board of Adjustment Board meetings will be hosted on Zoom and streamed on YouTube Live on the Pittsburgh City Planning YouTube page at To join the Zoom webinar, use... — Updated 10/28/2021


Results of Mt. Oliver Housing Court cases on October 21

Results for the following Mt. Oliver Borough Housing Court case on Thursday, Oct. 21, in Municipal District Judge Richard King's Courtroom: • Regina Castel (McClain), 687... — Updated 10/28/2021


Slopes updated on development, construction and safety projects

The second to the last 2021 general meeting of the South Side Slopes Neighborhood Association (SSSNA) on Oct. 12 featured updates on Development Activities Meetings (DAM), slumlords... — Updated 10/28/2021

 By Tom Smith    Front Page

Mt. Oliver officials look into possible sidewalk grant program for residents

A decision on a request from a Mt. Oliver property owner to remove a broken sidewalk and replace it with grass was postponed while the Borough Council explores options. The... — Updated 10/28/2021


Outpatient center recruiting staff to expand services

The Oct. 12 meeting of the South Side Planning Forum featured UPMC updates in the area from its vice president of operations, Julie Hecker. She began with an overview of the parking lots and trees. She said trees were pruned in... — Updated 10/28/2021


Trunk or Treat in Arlington

The Arlington Civic Council's Trunk or Treat will take place on Halloween afternoon, October 31 from noon to 3 p.m. The sweet event will take place at New Academy Charter School,... — Updated 10/28/2021


City to reopen old Zone 3 as police substation, construction should be complete to open in '22

The city has started construction and will be opening a Zone 3 Police substation in the former South Side police station on South 18th Street. Instead of having to respond and commu... — Updated 10/28/2021


Candidates forum Saturday is in Upper McKinley Park

A Candidates’ Forum, Meet, Greet and Eat will take place in Upper McKinley Park, 900 Delmont Ave., on Saturday, Oct. 30. A free picnic style lunch will be served during the Meet and Greet from 10:30 a.m. to noon with the... — Updated 10/28/2021


PWSA receives $36M for wastewater infrastructure improvements

Sen. Costa announced $36,277,000 has been awarded to the Pittsburgh Water & Sewer Authority project through the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST). "I... — Updated 10/25/2021


Fall yard clean-up: Good for your garden and our rivers

As the changing of the seasons brings fallen leaves, many residents take to their yard to rake leaves, prune plants, and prep gardens for winter. While these chores are essential... — Updated 10/25/2021


Presbyterian SeniorCare appoints South Side native president, CEO

Presbyterian SeniorCare Network has appointed James “Jim” Pieffer as its president and chief executive officer. The appointment was effective September 1, 2021. “I am honored and humbled that the Network Board of Directors... — Updated 10/25/2021


Police to consolidate units in Steamfitters union building

Mayor William Peduto has introduced legislation to City Council to lease the former Steamfitters Local Union 449 at 1517 Woodruff Street. The city intends to use this facility to... — Updated 10/25/2021


Allentown to get 31 new affordable homes

Governor Tom Wolf and the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency board announced three City of Pittsburgh affordable housing developments will be receiving tax credits this year,... — Updated 10/25/2021


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