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Upcoming Mt. Oliver Housing Court hearings

The following Mt. Oliver Borough Housing Court cases are scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 26, at 10:30 a.m. in Municipal District Judge Richard King's Courtroom: • Frank Sciulli, 124 Stamm Avenue, Mt....

 

Pgh. Housing Court

The following Housing Court case is scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 27, at 8:00 a.m. in Pittsburgh Municipal Court: • Karl Boscia II, 52 Stewart Avenue, 29th Ward, Code PM108.1.1. All Housing Court cases are open to the public. Judge King’s office...

 

City PLI Director Maura Kennedy leaving with Amazon

After six years working successfully to modernize the City of Pittsburgh's building inspection systems, Department of Permits, Licenses and Inspection Director Maura Kennedy is leaving the city for a...

 

City scores 100 in Municipal Equality Index Scorecard

For the third year in a row, the City of Pittsburgh has scored 100 in the Human Rights Campaign's Municipal Equality Index Scorecard (MEI), which rates how inclusive municipal laws, policies, and...

 

Borough approves raises in salaries and a variety of fees

Adopted resolutions with salary increases and changes in borough fees highlighted the Nov. 18 meeting of Mt. Oliver council. Councilwoman Tina Reft was absent.  The average pay increase ranges from...

 

Zone 3 Council celebrates a successful year and looks forward to a better '20

The annual end-of-year meeting of the Zone 3 Public Safety Council (Z3PSC) on Nov. 18 began with President Liz Style detailing some of the group's 2019 accomplishments. They include: holding seven...

 

Sour grapes is unsightly

At last week's Mt. Oliver Borough Council meeting Councilman Nick Viglione and Mayor Frank Bernardini expressed sour grapes at the success of a neighboring community. In questions-and-answers portion...

 

Shop small this Saturday

The South Side Chamber of Commerce is gearing up to "shop small" in our Historic South Side business district, especially on Small Business Saturday on November 30. Yes, it is on the Saturday after...

 

Directors elected to MWCDC Board

Three new members and two returning members complete the 2020 Board of Directors for Mount Washington Community Development Corporation (MWCDC). The two members re-elected to the board are...

 

Planning grant for Hays Woods received by city

The Department of City Planning has been awarded a $100,000 grant from the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Community Conservation Program for the Hays Woods Master Plan. The grant will be matched by the City of Pittsburgh. The grant...

 

Join the St. George Church preservation society for '20

St. George Church Preservation Society (SGCPS) memberships for 2020 are now available for a $15 donation per person. Memberships support the mission of the SGCPS and include the following benefits:...

 

Terrell earn degree from WGU

The following South Pittsburgh resident earned their degree from Western Governors University (WGU). The online, nonprofit university held its 71st (Cincinnati, Ohio); 72nd (Anaheim, California); 73rd (Salt Lake City, UT); and 74th (Seattle,...

 

City announces matching funds from Recycling Partnership for blue recycling bins

Based on the City of Pittsburgh's zero-waste goals and the city's commitment to help residents transition to a containerized recycling system, The Recycling Partnership is offering Pittsburgh a grant...

 

City launches interactive budgeting tool for 2020

The City of Pittsburgh's Office of Management and Budget has launched the 2020 version of "Balancing Act," the online public engagement tool that allows residents to dig into the city budget...

 

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