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Peoples Gas urges people to apply for LIHEAP grants

Peoples Natural Gas is promoting the opening of the 2017 Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) with the goal of helping limited-income customers with winter heating bills. LIHEAP is a federally funded grant program adm... — Updated 11/8/2017


Primanti's now part of miniature railroad

Carnegie Science Center has unveiled the latest historic installation in its Miniature Railroad & Village® exhibit: Primanti Bros. in the Strip District. Known for its towering coleslaw-and-french-fry-topped sandwiches, the... — Updated 11/8/2017


Trunk or Treating on the Hilltop

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LifeSpan wants cookie bakers to brighten area seniors' holidays

Help LifeSpan bring a little holiday joy to its very special Meals on Wheels/Home Delivered Meals participants this holi day season. "Sweet Holiday Wishes" Cookie Donations are... — Updated 11/8/2017


Lawmakers applaud measure creating fund for impacted youth

A bipartisan group of state lawmakers and Pennsylvania Department of Corrections Secretary John Wetzel applauded the passage of legislation to establish a public charitable trust to aid children impacted by the prison system and... — Updated 11/8/2017


Free Thanksgiving feast

A Feed the Community Thanksgiving Feast, a free dinner for all Hilltop residents, is planned for Sunday, Nov. 19 beginning at 4 p.m. at the St. Paul AME Church, 400 Orchard Place. For more information, call 412-641-0362. The... — Updated 11/8/2017


Police will deliver free Thanksgiving dinners again

Rotary Clubs of Bethel-St. Clair and Northern Allegheny along with Holy Assumption of St. Mary Orthodox Church are partnering again this year to cook and package traditional... — Updated 11/8/2017


Hilltop Alliance seeking board member candidates

The Hilltop Alliance is looking for interested applicants to fill an At-Large Board seat for a two-year term beginning January 2018. The Alliance is specifically seeking candidates with the following experience/expertise:... — Updated 11/8/2017


Get your tickets for Mittens & Mingles

Join the South Side Chamber of Commerce on December 7 at Clear Story Studios, 1931 Sidney Street in the heart of South Side. Festive attire is suggested. This is a 21 and over... — Updated 11/8/2017


Donate new Toys For Tots

Readshaw Funeral Home, Inc., 1503 Brownville Road, will serve as a destination spot for Toys For Tots from November 1 to December 10. New unwrapped toys may be dropped off for Toys For Tots at Readshaw Funeral Home, Inc. Monday... — Updated 11/8/2017


City proposal is for pilot program for buying efficient supplies/services

The City of Pittsburgh is proposing a project to let residents purchase energy-efficient and discounted supplies and services through the Bloomberg Philanthropies 2017 Mayors Challenge.  If approved, the initial pilot program... — Updated 11/8/2017


Applications accepted for PGH Lab

Mayor William Peduto, the City of Pittsburgh Department of Innovation & Performance, the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh, the Housing Authority, the Pittsburgh Water & Sewer Authority, and the Pittsburgh Parking... — Updated 11/8/2017


Mount senior center has a lot going on

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Carrick council meeting, elections

The next monthly meeting of the Carrick Community Council will be on Tuesday, Nov. 14, 7 p.m. at Pittsburgh Concord K-5 School, 2350 Brownsville Road. The will include an election for new board members.... — Updated 11/8/2017


Baby Book Shower slated for the Knoxville Library

The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh - Knoxville Branch will be hosting a Baby Book Shower on Saturday, November 11 from 1-2 p.m. Have fun celebrating your new baby. Parents-to-be, parents of babies, and babies ages birth to 18... — Updated 11/8/2017


Social media isn't always social with neighborhood issues

"Sometimes I could just pull off my hair," Councilman Bruce Kraus says laughing while sitting at the island in his kitchen. The District 3 councilman spoke out of frustration from... — Updated 11/8/2017


Last Fresh Fridays of the year is on November 10

The last Fresh Fridays, the free produce distribution on the Hilltop, until spring will take place on Friday, Nov. 10. Eligible households in the 15203, 15210, 15211 and Carrick res... — Updated 11/8/2017


Ricciardi speaker at South Watch meeting

The November South Watch meeting will be a noon on Wednesday, Nov. 8 at the Brashear Center, 2005 Sarah Street. At the October meeting, Julie Rieland, Government and Public Relations Liaison with Permits, Licenses and Inspections... — Updated 11/8/2017


Real estate transactions by RealStats

16th Ward Joseph Calloway to Fernando and Gulaya Pizarro at 57 Barry St. for $275,000. Nadav Baum to Dennis Rea at 23 S. 27th St. for $300,000. Marcus Michael Lyon et al. to Lynn Marie McAlister at 2733 Shelly St. for $1 (state... — Updated 11/6/2017


Knoxville Community Council public meeting is November 8

The regular Community Forum of Knoxville Community Council (KCC) will take place on Thursday, Nov. 2, 6 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 601 Brownsville Road. The agenda includes a speaker from Just Harvest explaining the... — Updated 11/6/2017


SWAT call in Knoxville ends with arrest of man

On Halloween morning, Zone 3 police officers attempted to serve an arrest warrant for Isaiah Bailey, 24, in the 200 block of Amanda Avenue in Knoxville. The man refused to cooperate with officers and SWAT was called to the... — Updated 11/6/2017


Piano recital at Prince of Peace

The Prince of Peace Parish is hosting a piano recital by Diego Delvalle, a visiting Paraguayan music professor, on Wednesday, Nov. 8, 7 p.m. at St. Adalbert Church. The evening will feature 40 minutes of Paraguayan classical piano... — Updated 11/6/2017


Police investigating call for woman shot in Knoxville

Zone 3 officers were called to the 100 block of Rochelle Street in Knoxville the night of November 1 for a report that a female had been assaulted. At the home, the officers found a 52-year old victim lying on the dining room... — Updated 11/6/2017


This week's So. Pgh. Housing Court hearings

The following Housing Court cases are scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 7, at 10:30 a.m. in Municipal District Judge Richard King’s Courtroom: • David Wells, 218 Amanda Avenue, Mt. Oliver Borough, Codes IPMC 302.1, Debris; IPMC... — Updated 11/6/2017


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 11/6/2017


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