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 By Tom Smith    Front Page    November 11, 2014

$1.5M coming to Allentown for community revitalization program

Things are about to change for the better in Pittsburgh’s Hilltop neighborhood of Allentown with the announcement yesterday of a Neighborhood Partnership Program (NPP) for the community through the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic...

 
 By Tom Smith    Front Page    November 11, 2014

Carrick area residents updated on police activity in the neighborhood

Zone 3 crime prevention officer Christine Luffey opened the Carrick Overbrook Block Watch November meeting with updates on recent crime activity in the neighborhoods. She began by talking about the homicide of refuse worker Omar Hodges on Birmingham...

 
 By Tom Smith    Front Page    October 7, 2014

Residents continue to oppose proposed Slopes development

Developer Justin Cipriani returned to the South Side Slopes to present changes for the proposed Villas at Winter Park, a project of 25 new single-family homes to be situated mostly on Hackstown Street, between St. Paul of the Cross Monastery...

 
 By Tom Smith    Front Page    October 7, 2014

City working to empower neighborhoods and business

Making his way to the Carrick Business Association’s September meeting as its guest speaker, Henry Pyatt, small business and redevelopment manager in the Bureau of Neighborhood Empowerment (BNE) in the City of Pittsburgh, was there to listen to...

 
 By Tom Smith    Front Page    September 23, 2014

State DCED officals stop on Hilltop during regional road tour

Officials from the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) brought their roadshow of southwestern Pennsylvania to the Hilltop last week to meet with Mount Oliver Borough...

 
 By Tom Smith    Front Page    September 2, 2014

Developer hits resistance on proposed Hackstown housing development

Developers are looking at building as many as 27 new homes on a parcel of hillside land on the South Side Slopes between St. Paul of the Cross Monastery and Veronica’s Veil. In a meeting facilitated by the South Side Slopes Neighborhood Association...

 
 By Tom Smith    Front Page    August 19, 2014

Program works to remedy code enforcement problems

Realizing one aspect of a stable neighborhood is well maintained homes and properties, the Hilltop Alliance began a code enforce-ment taskforce to identify problems in the neighborhoods and help...

 
 By Tom Smith    Front Page    July 22, 2014

Grandview traffic problems will garner extra police attention

Public safety, in particular traffic along Grandview Avenue, was an emotional issue for Mount Washington residents at the July community forum of the Mount Washington Community Development Corp. District 2 Councilwoman Theresa Kail-Smith opened the...

 
 By Tom Smith    News    July 22, 2014

Hilltop Community Health Center moving to Mt. Washington July 28

Although only 10 years old, the Hilltop Community Health Center's (HCHC) roots began 40 years ago in Sto Rox with a program developed by two priests and an nun, Joanne Andiorio, COO of the HCHC, expla...

 
 By Tom Smith    Front Page    July 8, 2014

New RPP zone will extend permit parking to 29th St.

Interest in the city's Residential Permit Parking (RPP) Program is keen, for and against, as demonstrated by the attendance at the June 26 Parking Enforcement Management Plan meeting at the Emmaus...

 
 By Tom Smith    Front Page    July 8, 2014

Free wireless internet coming soon to Warrington Avenue

Soon, those traveling down or stopping on Warrington Avenue in Allentown will benefit from new technology being installed to provide free public wireless internet service through the business corridor. A new “mesh wireless internet network” will...

 
 By Tom Smith    Front Page    July 1, 2014

HA one step closer to farming St. Clair Village

When St. Clair Village public housing community was demolished in September 2010, few people thought it would be repurposed for anything meaningful in their lifetimes. That could all change with a...

 
 By Tom Smith    Front Page    June 24, 2014

Mt. Washington residents express concern over Grandview Avenue

The Mount Washington Community Development Corporation’s (MWCDC) June community forum featured a light agenda and an opportunity for community questions and answers. Ilyssa Manspeizer, MWCDC executive director, provided an update on what some of th...

 
 By Tom Smith    Front Page    June 3, 2014

Councilman O'Connor talks land banking at Hilltop block meeting

District 5 Councilman Corey O’Connor recently ventured to the Hilltop to discuss the land bank legislation the city recently adopted with members of the Mt. Oliver City/St. Clair Block Watch. Pittsburgh City Council passed the Land Bank bill about...

 
 By Tom Smith    Front Page    May 13, 2014

Incumbents vie for 36th District seat

Many South Pittsburghers are faced with something they haven’t had in the past two decades: a choice for the Democratic nominee in the General Election in 36th Legislative District. Thanks to redistricting, two sitting state representatives, Harry...

 
 By Tom Smith    Front Page    May 13, 2014

Erin Molchany

Erin Molchany, the freshman legislator currently representing the 22nd Legislative District (which will be moving to the eastern part of the state), is a Mount Washington resident for the last 17...

 
 By Tom Smith    Front Page    May 13, 2014

Harry Readshaw

State Representative Harry A. Readshaw has been representing South Pittsburgh area residents in the state legislature since taking office in 1995. A lifelong resident of Allegheny County, Mr....

 
 By Tom Smith    Front Page    April 22, 2014

Mount landslide appears to be stable, ED may be hired soon

Nearly three dozen Mount Washington residents came out last week to the Mount Washington Community Development Corporation’s (MWCDC) April Community Forum. The three major topics discussed during the evening included: an update on the landslide...

 
 By Tom Smith    Front Page    April 8, 2014

CLP Pop-up begins its transformation into ALEC

When the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh opened the CLP Pop-Up in the fall of 2012 in Allentown it was intended to "pop-up" in the neighborhood and at the end of March 2014 it would pack up and...

 
 By Tom Smith    Front Page    April 1, 2014

EDS is making its mark in South Pittsburgh communities

Economic Development South (EDS) is making its mark on six South Hills municipalities and three South Pittsburgh neighborhoods. Speaking before members of the Carrick Business Association, Greg Jones, executive director of EDS, explained the...

 
 By Tom Smith    Front Page    March 18, 2014

Lack of bike police hamper Zone 3's abilitity to tackle quality of life issues

The ability of police to patrol some neighborhoods in Zone 3district could be hampered due to changes in staffing at the station. With approaching better weather, Zone 3 Commander Catherine McNeilly had a plan to resume bike patrols in the South...

 
 By Tom Smith    Front Page    March 11, 2014

So. Side plans how to move cars, people for St. Pat's Day

South Side is anticipating an overflow crowd on Saturday, March 15 before and after the Pittsburgh St. Patrick's Day Parade and the South Side Chamber of Commerce (SSCC) and South Side Bar and...

 
 By Tom Smith    Front Page    March 11, 2014

Borough considers whether to expand its office space

The number of Mount Oliver Borough employees has outgrown the available office space in the Borough Building at 150 Brownsville Road, although their options for expanded office space are still a...

 
 By Tom Smith    Front Page    January 21, 2014

Carrick's Dairy District takes next steps toward becoming a reality by displaying plans to public

Imagine cows on Brownsville Road in Carrick. In the not too distant future, it won't be necessary to imagine them, they could be there – on the sidewalks, on top of buildings, everywhere. But it...

 
 By Tom Smith    Front Page    December 10, 2013

Area churches explore ways for them to work together for area youth

“There is an epidemic in the Mount Oliver, Arlington, Beltzhoover, Knoxville, Carrick, Warrington, the Hilltop. What we call the Hilltop area. It’s not going away. It is hurting the businesses. It is hurting the churches. It is hurting the street...

 

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