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 News    May 14, 2019 

Reps. Readshaw, Kortz announce bill to improve police hiring process

State Reps. Harry Readshaw and Bill Kortz, both D-Allegheny, have announced they will soon introduce legislation that would improve police departments' hiring process by ensuring investigators have...

 

Free on-site shredding event will be offered by Carrick businesses

Carrick Business Association (CBA) is sponsoring a free on-site shredding day on Saturday, May 4. Shredding will take place from 9 a.m. to noon in the parking lots of the Concord Presbyterian Church...

 

South Side Spring Social successfully raises funds for area parks

South Side neighbors, more than 130 of them, celebrated spring and community on April 6 at La Palapa. Jesus Martinez, co-owner of La Palapa, was happy to extend hospitality and delicious food to...

 

Surveillance cameras are now watching Brownsville Road

Four new license plate cameras at two high-traffic Carrick intersections were announced by local government officials at last Monday’s meeting of the Carrick / Overbrook Block Watch at 25 Carrick Avenue. The cameras, which were installed at the...

 

South Side, Mt. Oliver projects receive $750,000 in state funding

Transportation projects in Mt. Oliver and South Side that will improve two important local roadways will receive state support. When completed, the projects will improve vehicular and pedestrian access to local businesses and commercial districts,...

 

South Side Spring Social is this Saturday

Celebrate Spring in the neighborhood! For the sixth year in a row, South Side Neighbors are planning a Spring Social for all residents of the Flats and the Slopes. The party is on April 6 from 6-10 p.m. in La Palapa. 2224 East Carson Street. Tickets...

 

Readshaw's Preservation Ball raises funds for Gettysburg monuments

State Rep. Harry Readshaw, D-Allegheny, hosted his 16th annual Gettysburg Preservation Ball on Saturday, March 30 in the state Capitol Rotunda. The ball supports the Pennsylvania Gettysburg Monuments Project founded in 1997 by Rep. Readshaw after he...

 

Bill allows carryover of continuing ed credits

The House unanimously approved a bill last week that would allow those licensed under the Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs and subjected to a continuing education requirement to carry over excess CE credits they earn to their next...

 

The sixth South Side Spring Social is April 6

Celebrate Spring in the neighborhood! For the sixth year in a row, South Side Neighbors are planning a Spring Social for all residents of the Flats and the Slopes. The party is on April 6 from 6-10 p.m. in La Palapa. 2224 East Carson Street. Tickets...

 

Resolution recognizes April for Military Service Opportunity

The Pennsylvania House of Representatives unanimously adopted a resolution introduced by Rep. Harry Readshaw, D-Allegheny, which recognizes April 2019 as Military Service Opportunity Month. The resolution, H.R. 52, encourages the state and...

 

Carrick Council introduces new Board, future plans

Committee reports from the newly formed Carrick Community Council (CCC) Board highlighted the 2019 strategies that will support the organization’s new strategic plan at the first membership meeting of the year which took place last Thursday. Board...

 

Readshaw bill taps telemedicine

A veteran supporter and pioneer of the telemedicine concept, state Rep. Harry Readshaw introduced legislation to tap its full potential to transform and improve health care quality and accessibility. Rep. Readshaw’s bill would benefit all...

 

Readshaw to lead committee

Rep. Harry Readshaw, D-Allegheny, will continue in his role as the Democratic chairman of the House Professional Licensure Committee for the 2019-20 session. “I’m pleased that my experience as Democratic chairman of the House Professional...

 

Brentwood VFW Post 1810, State Rep Readshaw to hold Purse Bash Jan. 26

To help support local veterans and their families in 2019, Veterans of Foreign Wars Brentwood Post 1810 is doing something a little different. Rather than a football tailgating fundraiser or firearms...

 

Tax credits will benefit residents of Mt. Oliver

Rep. Harry Readshaw, D-Allegheny, announced that $280,000 in state tax credits under the Neighborhood Partnership Program (NPP) were awarded, benefitting more than 11,000 residents. The funding supports Economic Development South, a community...

 

State unveils new tool to battle drug addiction

In an effort to help Pennsylvanians battling addiction connect with available treatment, resources and services, state Rep. Harry Readshaw says the state has unveiled a new anonymous online survey available to anyone in the commonwealth. The survey,...

 

Crime stats are down for the last month in Carrick and Overbrook

The Carrick and Overbrook communities are enjoying a quiet start to the holiday season as police have observed lower crime rates dating back to October. The drop in crime was announced at last week’s meeting of the Carrick / Overbrook Block Watch...

 

Hilltop communities battle weather impacts

Most Sunday mornings, members of Allentown Clean and Green can be found picking up trash, caring for young trees, and weeding along main streets in the hilltop. By comparison, however, trash is a minor environmental concern: with this spring and...

 

The South Pittsburgh SCENE With Brad Palmisiano

The sun shone on South Side's 22nd Street, Saturday, September 15th, encouraging 400 neighbors and friends to enjoy live music, delicious food and each other. The sixth annual South Side Neighborhood...

 

Free on-site shredding of documents

Carrick Business Association (CBA) is sponsoring a free on-site shredding day on Saturday, Sept. 29. Shredding will take place from 9 a.m. to noon in the parking lots of the Concord Presbyterian...

 

PA Democrats hold open houses on addiction to honor Recovery Month

September is recognized nationally as Recovery Month to honor the work being done to combat addiction and celebrate those who are in recovery from substance abuse disorder. To commemorate the month, Pennsylvania Senate Democrats will host several...

 

CBA sponsors free on-site shredding of documents

Carrick Business Association (CBA) is sponsoring a free on-site shredding day on Saturday, Sept. 29. Shredding will take place from 9 a.m. to noon in the parking lots of the Concord Presbyterian...

 

Police give details of significant crimes in Carrick/Overbrook

Carrick residents heard an update on summer crime as Zone 3 officer Christine Luffey was the primary speaker at last Monday’s meeting of the Carrick / Overbrook Block Watch at its temporary location in former Birmingham United Church of Christ on...

 

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