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Articles from the August 19, 2003 edition

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Public safety council call meeting about closing Zone 4 police station

The Pittsburgh Zone 4 Public Safety Council is calling and emergency meeting for August 25, 7 p.m. at St. Marks Lutheran Church, 933 Brookline Blvd. Topics for discussion at the meeting will be the closing of Zone 4 Police Station and reductions in...

 

Deadline nears for nurses to apply for loan forgiveness

State Sen. Jay Costa, Jr. reminds nursing students of the Aug. 31 application deadline for a new state program that forgives student loans. The Nursing Loan Forgiveness for Healthier Futures program will forgive up to 25 percent, or $12,500, of a...

 

State to forgive student loans of some veterans

State Sen. Jay Costa Jr. reports there is a new state student loan forgiveness program for borrowers who were on active duty in the armed forces between Sept. 11 and 30, 2003. “I am pleased that this loan forgiveness program has been made...

 

EPA going back to school this year with support for teachers, students

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will be going back to school with children this fall. EPA provides a variety of school-related resources, from educational Websites for students and teachers to providing training to improve indoor air...

 

Recorder of Deed office waiving second recording fee for notaries

Act 151 of 2002 included substantial amendments to the Notary Public Law of 1953. One amendment requires that each notary public give a surety bond, payable to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, in the amount of $10,000. The act went into effect July...

 

Happy trails to you when hiking through Grandview Park's new paths

Early last week, 13 community members hiked Allentown and Mount Washington's Grandview Park, highlighting the history and recent summer improvements to the park. In addition, Diane Delmer, an advoc...

 

Carrick gets a little 'corny' at annual festival

What would a corn fest be without the corn! This group of “young republicans” took their job seriously, peeling dozens of ears of corn for the Republican Committee of Pittsburgh's corn booth at...

 

Arlington school institutes dress code

Beginning with the 2003-04 school year, students at Arlington Elementary School will have a dress code. The colors chosen were navy blue, white and tan. “I am very confident that uniforms will greatly improve the environment at our school and...

 

Brewhouse seeks Gallery sitters

Brewhouse Space 101 Gallery is seeking sitters for the exhibition season beginning in September. Sitters are needed for Friday and Saturday. Anyone who would like to meet interesting people and volunteer some time as a sitter may call the Brewhouse...

 

Businesses not closing lids on dumpsters could face fines

Businesses in South Side are flipping their lids over trash and neighboring residents are not happy about it. Area residents have been calling City Council President Gene Ricciardi's office to complain many area businesses are failing to close...

 

Where is the people's voice

What a pity! They, (Our Illustrious Leaders) declare the South Side “Historic.” Market the area as a “Utopia” for our large Senior Citizens population and their safety. Woo the Younger Up-Scale Populace to transplant themselves back into...

 

Don't Envy the South Side

An article titled “There are maniacs down here on weekends” appeared in the Pittsburgh Tribune Review on August 10, 2003, referring to the South Side. Rick Belloli of the South Side Local Development Company stated in a letter a few weeks ago to...

 

Arlington block watch plans to supply names of drug dealers to police

A core group of the 16th Ward Block Watch will shortly be supplying police with the addresses of the six to eight most troublesome drug-related areas in Arlington. That was the upshoot of last Thursday's meeting during which city police Sgt. John...

 

Community leaders ask why the city wants to close Zone 3 police station

JoAnn Salopek, South Side Chamber of Commerce Board member, is expecting a very large turnout at tomorrow's City Council meeting in protest of the Zone 3 police station closing. Here is a sampling of opinion from several of people who would be direct...

 

Don't sacrifice our police station

South Pittsburgh is embroiled in another battle to save yet another basic service that affects the quality of life in the community, the Zone 3 Police District and station. Residents and business owners in the community have had to fight to keep thei...

 

Community groups plan to testify before Pgh. City Council on plan to close Zone 3

Residents of the South Side and other city neighborhoods south of the three rivers are expected to show up en masse at Wednesday's city council meeting downtown to voice their strong displeasure over...

 

Learn more about designs for South Side riverfront

Community residents are being encouraged to come to Pittsburgh Terminal Properties, 33 Terminal Way, on Monday, Aug. 25 to learn more about plans for the South Side riverfront from 10th to 1st streets. At the meeting, from 6:30 to 8 p.m., Klavon...

 

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