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Free wills, assistance for homeowners and free Thanksgiving dinners discussed

Free personal wills, free and reduced-cost assistance for homeowners, and free Thanksgiving dinners were among the topics discussed at the September 27 meeting of the Mt. Oliver City/St. Clair Community Group. The meeting was conducted by Jamie...

 
 By Tom Smith    Front Page    October 9, 2018 

New Carrick Library opens October 20

After a decade-long community process, Carrick will have a new the first-of-its-kind library when it opens October 20. The country’s first Passive House library, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh’s (CLP) Carrick Branch, is a better-quality...

 

Health Department's Influenza Vaccine Clinic now open

The Allegheny County Health Department (ACHD) is offering flu immunizations at its walk-in clinic, 425 First Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15219. Residents should enter the building via Cherry Way and proceed to the fourth floor. Open weekdays from 9 a.m. ...

 

Tree plantings in South Side Park

Join in and help prepare the South Side Park and plant trees on October 20 and November 3 to help support the health of future generations. Volunteers are welcome to join Plant Five for Life, Friends...

 

Five for Life to plant trees for newborns

Parents living near and around South Side Park with children born in April and early May 2018 at UPMC-Magee Womens Hospital a card in their discharge packet telling them about “Plant Five For Life.” If they received one they should register at:...

 

Voter Registration Deadline is October 9 for Upcoming General Election

Residents who wish to vote in the Tuesday, Nov. 6 general election must be registered by Tuesday, Oct. 9. Registered voters who have moved or changed their name or party affiliation must also notify the Elections Division by October 9. In order to...

 

MO mayor opposes care facility proposed for school building

A new council member, and a proposal to turn the former Mt. Oliver School into a health and care giving facility operated by the human service agency Auberle, kicked off the Sept. 17 meeting of Mt. Ol...

 

VFW Memorial Post 6675 is more than just another bar in South Side

In a Pittsburgh community known for its bars and social clubs, just one stands out as a monument to a local hero. With its patriotic exterior showing a vibrant pattern of stars and stripes behind a...

 

PA Resources hard-to-recycle, household chemical collections

Clean out the basement, the garage and the garden shed. There’s still plenty of time this summer and fall to responsibly dispose of a wide variety of materials – ranging from pesticides and paints to televisions and tires – at upcoming...

 

County music festival to benefit children, youth

The 2018 Allegheny County Music Festival will be held on Sunday, Sept. 2 at the amphitheater in Hartwood Acres Park in Hampton. Opening acts begin at 5 p.m. and Uprooted, with Michael Glabicki of Rusted Root, will take the stage at 8 p.m. The...

 

The Reporter celebrates the beginning of its 79th year

Unlike people who celebrate birthdays and anniversaries after the completion of a year, newspapers mark their time at the beginning of the year. With this edition, August 20, 2018, The South...

 

Registration opens for Science Center's Tour Your Future Program for girls

Registration is open for the fall semester of Tour Your Future, Carnegie Science Center's program introducing girls ages 11-17 to careers in science, technology, engineering, and math, or STEM,...

 

International Overdose Awareness Day remembrance ceremony will honor EMS

Pittsburgh Won’t Forget U has been invited to participate with the CLEAR organization, Christian Associates of Southwestern Pennsylvania and the Pittsburgh Downtown Ministerium in their International Overdose Awareness Day remembrance ceremony...

 

Judge gives one last chance to those with outstanding warrants

District Judge Richard King is providing an opportunity for people with outstanding fines and costs from his office the chance to pay, prior to issuing new warrants. According to Judge King, once he...

 

Needle exchange program draws questions, little opposition from Carrick residents

A new proposal for a needle exchange service in Carrick was met with questions but no contention from residents at last Monday’s meeting of the Carrick/Overbrook Block Watch in the former Birmingham United Church of Christ on Carrick Avenue. Preven...

 

PA Resources hard-to-recycle, household chemical collections

Clean out the basement, the garage and the garden shed. There’s still plenty of time this summer and fall to responsibly dispose of a wide variety of materials – ranging from pesticides and paints to televisions and tires – at upcoming...

 

Everyone's favorite goats are back and eating their way through 'Jurassic Valley'

For 40 days in June and July, a herd of ten goats from the nonprofit Allegheny Goatscape has been and will continue to be in South Side Park to eat invasive species and vines in a previously...

 

One additional chance to get senior vouchers

The Area Agency on Aging is offering additional opportunities for seniors to pick up their Farmers Market Vouchers if they were unable to on June 12. Senior can pick up their vouchers at the Fresh Access tents at the Carrick Bellevue, Northside or...

 

SSCC elects board, hears about lead and Carson construction

The June 25 general meeting of the South Side Community Council featured board re-elections, and presentations on lead service line replacement and the Carson St. infrastructure project. Board President Barbara Rudiak said the by-laws call for 15 boa...

 

Councilman's office urges reporting due to recent storms to city agency

Councilman Anthony Coghill’s office has reported that the City of Pittsburgh would like to report all damage that has occurred due to recent storms to PEMA in hopes that it can come up with a plan of action to infuse money into the district and...

 

Income eligibility guidelines for the WIC Program are increased for 2018

The Allegheny County Health Department (ACHD) has announced that income guidelines for the PA Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Supplemental Food and Nutrition Program have increased. The 2018-2019 income limits for eligibility start with an annual...

 

PWSA exceeds DEP requirement to replace lead service lines

The Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA) reported it has surpassed its Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) requirement to replace 1,341 lead service lines by June 30. As part of this work, PWSA has also replaced more...

 

BigBurgh.com has summer food info

The City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Safety has announced that BigBurgh.com is partnering with Citiparks to feature the City of Pittsburgh Summer Food Service Program sites in its listings of free meal locations. Summer meals available...

 

Planning Forum recaps South Side area developments

The June 12 meeting of the South Side Planning Forum began with Chair Hugh Brannan thanking Barbara Rudiak for chairing the forum meetings the past few months. He said he heard she did a very good job. Mr. Brannan reminded everyone of what he...

 

Health Dept. expanding elevated blood lead level home investigations

The Allegheny County Health Department (ACHD) announced starting this week, in-home lead investigations will be offered to all families with a child or children under 6 years of age that have a confirmed venous blood lead test ≥5 µg/dl (greater...

 

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