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Articles from the December 30, 2014 edition

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Students add a mini free library to East Warrington Ave.

Brashear High School students belonging to the "Be There" campaign donated a mini free-library in front of Paisano's Pizza in Allentown. Fitting snugly inside an empty pay-phone box... — Updated 1/2/2015


Burning regulations change

The Allegheny County Health Department recently approved revisions to its open burning regulation will take effect January 1, 2015.  “These revisions will better protect public health and the environment, because wood smoke emis... — Updated 12/29/2014


Water company advises residents to be prepared for cold winter weather

With polar-like conditions predicted to bring frigid temperatures to the commonwealth this winter, Pennsylvania American Water is advising homeowners to prepare now to prevent frozen and damaged household pipes. “Following last... — Updated 12/29/2014


Ormsby Rec Center has programs for kids, adults

Ormsby Community Recreation Center is planning a variety of programs for children and adults this winter. Boxing Aerobic has a tentative starting date of January 12. All ages from 7 to adult are welcome to come and learn the... — Updated 12/29/2014


Recycle your Christmas Tree

The Allegheny County Department of Parks is again offering its Annual Christmas Tree Recycling Program this holiday season. Residents of the county can drop off their Christmas trees through Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015 at all nine... — Updated 12/29/2014


Science Center, ballet team for 21+ night

Carnegie Science Center and the Pittsburgh Ballet Theater are joining forces for a 21+ Dance Party on Friday, Jan. 16, from 6 – 10 p.m.  Pittsburgh Ballet dancers will stretch their muscles and show off their dance expertise,... — Updated 12/29/2014


County offices closed New Year's Day

All County offices will be closed on Thursday, December 25, 2014 in observance of the Christmas holiday.  All County offices will be closed on Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015 in observance of New Year’s Day. The courts, the Department... — Updated 12/29/2014


Let it Snow Party at the Knoxville Library

Families with kids from preschoolers to grade 5 can enjoy some cold weather activities indoors at the Knoxville Library. A “Let It Snow” party on Saturday, Jan. 10 will feature some really cool games and activities with a... — Updated 12/29/2014


Police Chief Cameron McLay at Carrick/Overbrook block watch

City of Pittsburgh Chief of Police Cameron McLay will be the featured speaker at the Carrick/Overbrook Block Watch and Carrick Community Council meeting on Monday, Jan. 5, 2015 at 7 p.m. at Pittsburgh Concord K-5 School, 2350... — Updated 12/29/2014


No trash pick-up in Pittsburgh on New Year's Day

There will not be any refuse, bulk waste or recycling collection in the City of Pittsburgh on Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015 in observance of New Year’s Day. The New Year’s schedule will proceed as follows: if residents’ regularly... — Updated 12/29/2014


Phillips Student of the Month

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Two Hilltop women earn honors as 'Women of Excellence'

Two Hilltop women were for their community service recently when they were named two of The New Pittsburgh Courier’s 50 Women of Excellence for 2014. Bibiana Hill and Pastor Cheryl Ruffin received the awards at a ceremony on... — Updated 12/29/2014


Readshaw appointed to Military Community Enhancement Commission

State Rep. Harry Readshaw, D-Allegheny, has been appointed by Gov. Tom Corbett to serve as a member of the Military Community Enhancement Commission.  The MCEC was established by Act 161 of 2014, to replace the former Military... — Updated 12/29/2014


The police came quickly

It was five days before Christmas. My fresh baked cookies were in containers on the coffee table and the gifts were wrapped. It was time to settle down and have a nice winter’s nap. I set the alarm, but was not aware that my... — Updated 12/29/2014


Zoning Board hearings

Pittsburgh’s Zoning Board of Adjustment has scheduled the following public hearing 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 12/29/2014


Real estate transactions for issue of 12-30-14

16th Ward Beverly Wyse Bell to Brian Kardell at 103 Eads St. for $10,000. Janet Prilla to Purple Hornet Enterprises LLC at 3016 Harcum Way for $35,000. JLB Development Group LLC to James Kyle Fager and Jeanette Oliver at Holt St.... — Updated 12/29/2014


No left turn on Josephine has been years in the making

The intersection where Josephine Street intersects with 18th Street has been a problem for drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians for years, if not decades, according to Councilman... — Updated 12/29/2014


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