Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

THE BRIEFS [Derived Headline] [Corrected 08/11/14]

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

THE BRIEFS [Derived Headline] [Corrected 08/11/14]

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Clairton

* The flu shot clinic scheduled for Nov. 18 at Clairton Education Center's health office has been canceled.

Duquesne

* Council adopted an ordinance to allow the city to impose maintenance and cleanup fees on property owners. Mayor Phil Krivacek said the city was tired of maintaining vacant properties.

* Council approved a grant application of $29,000 to the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. The money would be used to renovate a ball field and replace bleachers and fencing at the Polish Hill Recreational Park.

Homestead

* This year's Community Block Party will be held from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Friday in front of the police station at 140 E. Ninth St. There will be refreshments, pony rides and other activities.

* Borough council Thursday accepted three grants:

* $1,051.50 from the Community Drug Abuse Prevention Grant program that will be used to fund the Community Block Party.

* $15,000 from the state Department of Community and Economic Development to buy two police cars, along with software, installation and 36 months of server support.

* $2,129 from the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency to be used for the DARE drug awareness program.

* Council approved three recommendations from the Historical and Architectural Review Board to approve renovation of the side and rear facade at 211 E. Eighth Ave., the rear of 213-215 E. Eighth Ave. and the rear facade at 225 E. Eighth Ave. There was no decision on when work would begin.

* Former council President Evan Bake has been sworn in by Mayor Betty Esper as a member of the Civil Service Commission. Bake will fill the vacancy on the three-person panel that was created by council's removal of commission President Gary Graham last month.

* Council member Jonathan Stewart made a motion to ask the county that "the refurbishment of the Homestead Grays Bridge be completed one year from commencement." The county has estimated that repairing and widening the bridge, which is to start in April, will take two years to complete. …

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