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Local school principals speaking at Knoxville

Greater Beltzhoover Inter-Agency Network will present its fifth annual “Meet the Principals” on Wednesday, Aug. 27 from 6-7:15 p.m. at Knoxville Middle School, 324 Charles St. Guest principals include James Nath, Arlington Elementary; Richard...

 

Volleyball Champs

The Renaissance Central 14-Black Junior Olympic Volleyball Team participated in the East Coast Volleyball Tournament held at Penn State over the Memorial Day weekend. The girls took first place in...

 

Brewer's Boy's Farm League Champs

A team from the Carrick Community Athletic Association earned the first place championship in the Boy's Farm League for 7-9 year-olds and sponsored by the Brewers. Team members were honored with a...

 

Waldorf School opens in new Bloomfield location

School will begin for Waldorf School of Pittsburgh students on Tuesday, Sept. 2 in the school's new location, the former Victoria Hall in the Bloomfield/Friendship neighborhood of the city. The private elementary school had been at the center of a zo...

 

Three Rivers Head Start

The Council of Three Rivers American Indian Center Singing Winds Headstart Program is accepting applications for children ages 3-5 years. The program provides comprehensive services to low income families and is free to those who meet the income...

 

OCD group will host a series of workshops

The Pittsburgh OCD Support and GOAL Group, in collaboration with the Obsessive-Compulsive Foundation of Western Pennsylvania, will present a series of workshops on obsessive-compulsive disorder for families and friends of those affected on...

 

Brew House to host performance trade show

The Brew House Association/Performance Committee will host the BTS Idea Mart and Tradeshow, a showcase of more than 15 local members of the visual arts, performance, communications and advertising, design, and fashion community in a public...

 

Local kids learn how to Discover South Side

Brashear Association's annual summer camp Discover South Side was an success yet again. The campers had three weeks of fun and adventure while learning about the wonders of Pittsburgh's South Side....

 

Superintendent Thompson says schools making gains in reading, math

Superintendent of Schools John W. Thompson reports that based on the 2003 results of the PSSA reading and mathematics assessments, students in the Pittsburgh Public Schools showed gains in reading and mathematics for grades 5, 8 and 11. The gains...

 

Maybe I'll leave, too

Carol Schmidt's letter to the editor in The South Pittsburgh Reporter's August 19 issue (Don't envy the South Side) was right on.  But the problem isn't just on the weekends. I am sitting here car-less because on Monday night three 23-year old...

 

Don't destroy the city, Tom

I am really disappointed in Mayor Tom Murphy and his future plans to destroy this great city. I regret voting for him.  I thought he would do better than this. He hurt our children with closing our pool and recreation center. Now he is putting our...

 

The dumpster mess

It was refreshing to read in The South Pittsburgh Reporter recently (August 19, 2003 Businesses not closing lids on dumpsters could face fines) that businesses could face fines for not closing dumpster lids.  As it stands now, the city ordinance...

 

Mount group aims to turnaround business district

On Wednesday, Sept. 10 join Mount Washington residents and businesses to forge the new future of the linked business districts there.  The group aims to build a team of talented, committed people to lead a turnaround of the Mount Washington...

 

Homeland security, terrorism topics at 29th Ward Block Watch

The next meeting of the 29th Ward Carrick Blockwatch will be Wednesday, Sept. 3 from 6:45-9 p.m. at the new Quentin Roosevelt School, Brownsville and Cherryhill roads, across from #23 Engine Fire House, use the side entrance. Becky Hazlett will...

 

Community council calls meeting to discuss parking, traffic flow around Zone 3 station

A meeting to discuss the proposed parking and traffic flow changes in the immediate vicinity of the Zone 3 Police Station has been called by the South Side Community Council for Today, Tuesday, Aug. 26, 7 p.m. at the Brashear Association, 2005 Sarah...

 

Newcomer's night welcomes South Side's latest residents

A second time event, Newcomer's Night is an event to formally welcome new residents and businesses to the neighborhood and enable them to make connections with each other as well as longtime residents, businesses and neighborhood organizations....

 

Roosevelt school has new principal, ‘Together we can make a difference'

Roosevelt Elementary School has a new principal, Vincent Lewandowski. He comes to Roosevelt from Weil Technology Institute and served there as a learning support teacher, Instructional Teacher Leader, reading coach and assistant principal. According...

 

Arlington school open enrollment

Arlington Middle School open enrollment has begun and the school has many accomplishments to its credit. During the past school year Arlington Middle School students and staff have: • Achieved 100% in the district's 25 book reading goal. • The...

 

Phillips school opens Sept. 2 with staff changes, partnership

Classes for students in first to fifth grades at Phillips Elementary School will begin on Tuesday, Sept. 2. Kindergarten students begin on Monday, Sept. 8. Students who are interested in eating breakfast should arrive between 7:40 – 7:55 a.m....

 

Rodents, absentee landlords create problems to Mount Oliver Borough

All Mount Oliver borough residents should make sure they keep their refuse-cans covered and their yards free of over-growth because of a growing rat problem. That announcement came from borough assistant ordinance officer Frank Bernardine at the...

 

Ricciardi Plan could keep police working

With mounting protests by labor unions and community groups, Council President Gene Ricciardi presented the Murphy Administration with and alternative plan to the harsh measures of closures, layoffs and the loss of services. “Let me first say I sup...

 

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