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South Pittsburgh area Housing Court hearings

The following Housing Court cases are scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 29, at 8:00 a.m. in Pittsburgh Municipal Court: • Michael Knight, 208 Kearsarge Street, 19th Ward, Continued Code 110.10. • Robert Koontz, 742 Maytide Street,... — Updated 10/30/2014


State grant will aid the Mon Wharf Switchback

State Rep. Jake Wheatley, D-Allegheny, has announced approval of a $250,000 state grant toward construction of the Mon Wharf Switchback, which is intended to create the final connection to Point State Park from the Great Allegheny... — Updated 10/27/2014


21+ night at Science Ctr.

Carnegie Science Center is calling all vampires, witches, ghosts, and ghouls to celebrate Halloween with a spooky evening of science at “21+ Spirits and Spirits,” from 7 – 11 pm on Friday, Oct. 31. The Science Center is... — Updated 10/27/2014


Great Pumpkin Smash coming up on Saturday

Carnegie Science Center is inviting families to bring their pumpkins for a physics-filled day of fun at the third annual Great Pumpkin Smash on Saturday, Nov. 1. Join “Smash-ologists” in rolling leftover jack-o-lanterns off... — Updated 10/27/2014


Mt. Oliver Fall Festival

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City Theatre to premiere Smart Blonde

City Theatre continues its 40th anniversary season with a world premiere, commissioned play. Smart Blonde, by Willy Holtzman, directed by Peter Flynn, will run in City Theatre’s Hamburg Studio November 15 – December 21. From... — Updated 10/27/2014


Free Thanksgiving dinner at Mount's Grace Church

Grace Church will once again prepare and provide a complete Thanksgiving dinner at 319 West Sycamore Street in Mt. Washington for anyone in the community who would like to join them. The free meal will be served at noon on... — Updated 10/27/2014


Phillips Student of the Month

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Pitt students clean up in Mt. Oliver City

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Haunted Library in Carrick

Join in for a Carrick tradition, the annual Haunted House at the Carrick library, 1811 Brownsville Road. Explore three mini-rooms of family-friendly terror, recommended for ages 6 and up. The spooky walk-through only takes a few... — Updated 10/27/2014


Tyler T. Daniels

Army Pvt. Tyler T. Daniels has graduated from Basic Combat Training at Fort Benning, Ga. During the nine-week training period, the trainee received instruction in drill and ceremony, weapons, rifle marksmanship and bayonet... — Updated 10/27/2014


Halloween mini-carnival

The Knoxville Library will celebrate Halloween with a mini-carnival for all ages on Wednesday, Oct. 29 from 4:30 – 6 p.m. Games, crafts, a photo booth and prizes for kids and teens will be part of the fun. Costumes are not... — Updated 10/27/2014


Magnet schools information at library

Representatives from the Pittsburgh Public Schools will present information on Magnet schools and the application process at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh on Wednesday, Nov. 5 at 5:30 p.m. A question-and-answer session... — Updated 10/27/2014


Vandals damage equipment, building at Transverse Park

Vandalism at Transverse Park headlined the Oct. 20 meeting of Mt. Oliver council. Council members President Darnell Sains and Billie Michener were absent. Vice-president Frank Bernardini conducted the hour-long meeting. Up only a... — Updated 10/27/2014


Knoxville library will be renovated

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh will hold an informational meeting about the upcoming renovation of CLP – Knoxville at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 11 at the branch, 400 Brownsville Road. Library officials will discuss the new... — Updated 10/27/2014


Mt. Oliver will receive state grant for Ormsby

State Rep. Harry Readshaw, D-Allegheny, reported he has been informed Mount Oliver is being awarded a grant from the Commonwealth Financing Authority.  “The funding will help provide assistance with improvements to Ormsby Park,... — Updated 10/27/2014


Costume contest a hit with Carrick kids

The Carrick Community Council's annual Halloween Contest drew dozens of neighborhood kids to show off their scariest, and prettiest, costumes. In addition to a costume competition,... — Updated 10/27/2014


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 10/27/2014


Real estate transactions for issue of 10-28-14

16th Ward Bank New York Mellon trustee to Daniel Josephs at 2420 Eccles St. for $30,099. Erika Braga to Timothy Sanfilippo at 18 Holt St. for $52,000. William Bennett to Birmingham Holdings LLC at 2740 Mission St. for $55,000.... — Updated 10/27/2014


Bravo! Brashear honors soup, Gormley

Bravo! Brashear, the 97th Annual Meeting and awards luncheon of the Brashear Association was held on Thursday, Oct. 23 at the LeMont Restaurant on Mount Washington. The luncheon... — Updated 10/27/2014


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