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Carrick residents learn fate of group home, latest crime trends

The Circle C Carrick Group Home where two teen boys fatally beat another resident has been closed. Councilwoman Natalia Rudiak made this announcement at the Carrick-Overbrook Block Watch on May 4.  Pennsylvania’s Department of Human Services...

 

City and ACLU reach agreement on new police hiring procedures

Seeking to increase diversity within the ranks of the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police, the City of Pittsburgh signed a legal agreement with the American Civil Liberties Union to secure cutting-edge improvements to police hiring methods. Through the...

 

This week's Pittsburgh Housing Court hearings

The following Housing Court cases are scheduled for Thursday, May 14, at 10:00 a.m. in Magisterial District Judge Eugene Ricciardi’s Courtroom: • RE 360 Partners IV LP, Berg Street (13-G-183), 16th Ward, Code 111.1. • Robert and Tiffany...

 

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 case 120/15 on...

 

Real Estate Transactions from RealStats

16th Ward John Oelschlager to West Allen Capital 4 LLC at 3213 Josephine St. for $115,000. Patricia DeRoss to 2826 Edwards Way & Assoc. LLC at 3251 Josephine St. for $30,000. 17th Ward Estate of Paul Michael Lanzino to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp...

 

The South Pittsburgh SCENE With Brad Palmisiano

Your event can be a part of the South Pittsburgh Scene by submitting your social event photos to the South Pittsburgh Reporter. Simply email bpalmisiano@sopghreporter.com or tweet @sopghreporter using the hashtag #sprscene. Remember to include...

 

Local students complete Toastmasters Youth Leadership Program in Carrick

Seven area students completed the eight-session Youth Leadership Program conducted by Toastmasters Carrick PA On May 2. The program is designed to help youth improve their communication and...

 

City will collect yard debris Saturday

The City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Works Bureau of Environmental Services will be collecting yard debris from all residents in a special curbside collection on Saturday, May 16. Leaves, branches four inches in diameter or less, brush and...

 

Poetry reading slated for South Side Coffee House

Stuart Sheppard will be introduced at The Coffee House at the South Side Presbyterian Church on Friday, May 15, from 7:30 – 9 p.m. The evening also features poets Ziggy Edwards and Barry Govenor, in conjunction with the Pittsburgh Poetry...

 

Carrick Tree Tenders could use volunteer help

Join the Carrick Tree Tenders and Tree Pittsburgh as they care for the trees along Brownsville Road in Carrick on Tuesday May 19, 6 p.m. at the corner of East Myers and Brownsville Road. Activities will include weeding, mulching, adjusting stakes,...

 

Carrick Library youth programs

The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – Carrick continues to offer youth oriented activities at the branch. Storytime continues on Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. through May 19. Recommended for children ages 3-6 with a caregiver, the program includes stories,...

 

Free chicken dinner Friday

The Beltzhoover Civic Association will sponsor a free chicken dinner for all Hilltop residents on Friday, May 15. The dinner will be served at 6 p.m. at the Warrington Recreation Center, 329 E. Warrington Avenue 15210. Call 412-641-0362 for more...

 

Slopes Assoc. general meeting

The next General Meeting of the South Side Slopes Neighborhood Association will be on Tuesday, May 12 beginning at 12 p.m. The agenda includes new District 3 Commander Scirotto and Artist Laura McLaughlin, who will be giving an overview of the...

 

Wabash Tunnel closed weekdays

The Wabash Tunnel is closed to traffic on weekdays for four weeks starting on Monday, May 11. The tunnel will remain open on weekends during this time. The weekday closures are necessary so crews may replace fire hydrants in the tunnel. The project...

 

Area roads will be closed for work

Wagner Street in the City of Pittsburgh and Walter Avenue in Mount Oliver are closed for repairs to a drainage structure. The roads are expected to reopen at 9 a.m. on Monday, May 18. Traffic will be detoured onto Mountain Avenue, Saint Joseph...

 

Women gather to share wisdom in South Side

“Women Sharing Wisdom” is the name of a group of women gathering every Saturday morning 10:30 a.m. - noon for life-enhancing discussion, book reading, and fun together at the South Side Presbyterian Church, S. 20th and Sarah streets, South Side....

 

Brenda Farrell is the Student of the Month

The South Side Chamber of Commerce’s Pittsburgh Phillips’ Student of the Month for s April was Brenda Farrell Brenda is a kindergartener in Beth Lazor’s class. She was presented the award with her grandparents present, Joann and Chuck Farrell....

 

Divine Liturgy

The Society of Sancta Maria Magdalena of the Western Orthodox Church will celebrate the Divine Liturgy at 7 p.m. on Thursday May 14 on the Feast of the Ascension. The Worship site is 1912 Brownsville Rd., the Oasis Center. For more information, call...

 

City will present films highlighting diverse cultures

Mayor William Peduto’s Welcoming Pittsburgh Initiative is partnering with Citiparks to present the Spark! Film Series at this summer’s Dollar Bank Cinema in the Park. Spark! includes a lineup of films featuring stories from diverse cultures. The...

 

City Theatre announces full lineup

City Theatre Artistic Director Tracy Brigden has announced the full lineup for the 2015-2016 season, scheduled to kick-off October 10. City’s 41st season features six new works as well as one City Event special presentation. All six plays are...

 

PRC anti-litter video contest

Litter’s negative impact on the greater Pittsburgh environment – and individuals’ lives – stretches in countless directions such as viewing visual blight on your daily commute and worrying about your dog cutting a paw on glass on...

 

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