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A little bit of spring pops up with Pop des Fleurs at the S.S. library

Despite February's cold, dreary days, the city will soon be in full bloom thanks to Pop des Fleurs, a community outreach project of the Fiberarts Guild of Pittsburgh, preceding its Fiberarts...

Business robberies dominate discussion at Carrick block watch

A recent string of robberies impacting four Carrick businesses on Brownsville Road was addressed by Pittsburgh Police at the Carrick / Overbrook crime watch meeting at the Concord K5 Gymnasium. CoGo’s, Pizza Hut, Rite Aid, and Carrick Hardware...

Parishioners appeal closing of St. John Vianney Church

On February 2 The St. George Church Preservation Society, a group of parishioners from the parish, started an appeal against the decree to close St. John Vianney Church, formerly St. George Church, on April 3. The parishioners do not intend to...

Open Mic Coffee House at S.S. Presbyterian Church

 The next Open Mic Coffee House at the South Side Presbyterian Church is on Friday, Feb. 12, 7:30 – 9 p.m. People are invited to share their performing artistry, from music to poetry, dance to drama. Call Bryan ahead of time at 412-983-7885 to...

City Black History Month exhibit opens downtown

The City of Pittsburgh kicked off Black History Month on Monday, Feb. 1 with the opening of an exhibit titled “A History on Film: A Tribute to African American Contribution to Film.” The exhibit will be on display in the lobby of the...

February activities at Market House

Upcoming events at the Market House Senior Center will include African American History, Heart Health and a Valentine’s Day Party. The will Celebrate African American History month by taking a trip to the Carnegie Natural History Museum to attend...

South Pittsburgh students earn Dean's List at PSU

South Pittsburgh area students earning Dean’s List honors at Penn State University included: Douglas R Sauer, University Park Campus; Alicia F. Ferrilli, University Park Campus; Alyssa R. Palmer, University Park Campus; Dani N. Huggins,...

Carrick wrestlers earn city championship with win

Carrick High’s Wrestling team is the City Wrestling Champions by defeating Brashear’s Wrestling Team 51-10 at Carrick High School on January 29. Individual city high school matches will be held at Carrick High on February 20 at 6 p.m. The...

South Pittsburgh students graduate from Penn State

This fall 5,200 Penn State students received their diplomas. University-wide there were 275 associate, 3,800 baccalaureate, 895 master’s, 35 law and 225 doctoral degrees awarded. Students from the South Pittsburgh area earning their degrees...

Zone 3 Community Crime Alerts

The following are the Part I crimes for the week of: February 1, 2016 thru February 7, 2016. Duquesne Heights (1911) Mt. Washington (1903, 1914, 1915, 1807) South Shore (1921) South Side Flats (1702, 1609) Burglary – 2800 blk Sarah St. - between...

City's most wanted tagger arrested by Graffiti Squad

The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Graffiti Squad arrested tagger Max Gonzales on February 1. The 22-year-old Gonzales had been number one on the squad’s list of most wanted offenders. His body of work includes 58 locations primarily in Oakland,...

Two arrested after early morning burglary in S.S.

At 3:50 a.m. on February 2, Zone 3 Officers responded to the report of a burglary in progress at Pizza Sola in the 1400 block of E Carson Street. Officers arrived to find a window of the business broken. A perimeter was set after they observed two...

Cause of vehicle fires in S.S. is under investigation

At approximately 1:24 a.m. on February 5, a Zone 3 police officer on patrol in the 2000 block of Josephine Street observed three vehicles on fire in a parking lot at Extra Mile Automotive at 1815 S 18th Street.  As firefighters arrived on scene to...

Unique programs for kids in Carrick with chess prep, Anti-Valentine's Day

There are plenty of special activities planned to prevent those winter doldrums from settling in at the Carrick Library. The regular lineup includes Teen Time for 6-12 graders every Tuesday at 4:30 p.m.; Toddler and Preschool Tales on Wednesdays...

Allegheny County registers 246 opioid overdose deaths in 2015

In Allegheny County, the most significant component of overdose deaths is due to opioids which include illegal drugs such as heroin, as well as prescription medications such as oxycodone, methadone and fentanyl. According to the Office of the...

Real Estate transactions by RealStats

16th Ward Vicky Durrett to Denise Durrett at 118 Dawes St. for $1 (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $47,742). Thomas Jackson Jr. to Shaun Connolly at 2250 Mary St. Unit 308 for $296,125. Gregory Schmotzer to 88 Property Investments...

Zoning code amendment for communication towers

The Planning Commission has initiated a Zoning Code Text amendment related to Communication Towers and Antennas. The proposed amendment reflects recent FCC rulings and orders with respect to telecommunications equipment advances in technology, the...

Upcoming City of Pittsburgh Zoning Board hearings

Pittsburgh’s Zoning Board of Adjustment has scheduled the following public hearings of interest to South Pittsburgh residents in the first floor hearing room of the John P. Robin Civic Building, 200 Ross Street, Downtown. Zone case 62/16 on...

 
 
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