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Riverfront IPOD will change zoning along all Pittsburgh's rivers

The City of Pittsburgh has begun a process to transform riverfront property from an industrial commodity to being an amenity with not only a local but also a regional draw. Speaking at the December meeting of the South Side Planning Forum, City...

 

Coat drive keeps Hilltop kids warm as colder winter weather approaches

As cold winter weather approached Dr. Jamil Bey from Pgh Works met with Birmingham Foundation executive director Mark Bibro along with Janae Dandridge and Jennifer Tyler, counselors at Pittsburgh...

 

Reporter editor will lead Brasher Board

New officers were installed at the December meeting of the Board of Directors of The Brashear Association. The South Pittsburgh community service agency will be led by Tom Smith, the editor and publisher of The South Pittsburgh Reporter. Mr. Smith...

 

Build us a parking garage

One thing conspicuously absent from this dialogue about parking on South Side is a parking garage. It’s so obvious a solution. In the July 8, 2014, South Pittsburgh Reporter (New RPP zone will extend permit parking to 29th St.,...

 

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 6/16 on...

 

Housing Court hearing

The following Housing Court case is scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 22, at 1:00 p.m. in Magisterial District Judge Richard King’s Courtroom: • Deborah J. Morton, 2433 Diehl Avenue, 29th Ward, Continued Code 307.1. All Housing Court cases are open to...

 

City offices, rubish collection schedules for Christmas holiday

There will not be any refuse, bulk waste or recycling collection in the City of Pittsburgh on Friday, Dec. 25 in observance of Christmas and on Friday, Jan. 1, 2016 in observance of New Year’s Day. City offices will also be closed on both days....

 

Recycle Christmas trees at nine Allegheny County park locations

The Allegheny County Department of Parks is again offering its Annual Christmas Tree Recycling Program this holiday season. Residents of the county can drop off their Christmas trees beginning on Saturday, Dec. 26 through Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016 at...

 

Zone 3 police investigating Friday night robberies

Pittsburgh police are investigating four robberies, three that may be related, occurring in Zone 3 overnight on Friday, Dec. 18. Police have added additional investigative resources, including extra patrols and plainclothes detectives, have been...

 

Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire earns highest rating

The Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire has joined a select group of fire departments by achieving the Class One Certification for public fire protection services through the ISO. Class One is the highest rating for public protection fire services. The...

 

Real Estate transactions by RealStats

17th Ward Mark Shymatta to Amy and Tara Ballintine at 27 Welsh Road for $35,000. 18th Ward Estate of Marion Gazzam to George and Vandra Robinson at 319 Caperton St. for $82,500. Laurence Schaumberg to Marlex Properties LLC at 129 Haberman Ave. for...

 

Oliver Bath House closed to repair damage

Citipark’s Oliver Bath House in South Side has been temporarily closed to repair plaster damage above the pool that could fall and pose a risk to public safety. A crack in the plaster, directly above the pool, was detected last week. At the recomme...

 

Sancta Maria broadcasts service

 Sancta Maria Magdalena, 1912 Brownsville Rd, Carrick, will be broadcasting live on the radio the Divine Liturgy on Christmas Eve beginning at 11:30 until 1:30. The service can be heard on stations 94.1 FM and 620 AM and will include Christmas...

 

Port Authority to operate Holiday Schedule

Port Authority riders should be aware of the following service details for the Christmas and New Year’s holidays: Christmas Eve: All service will operate on weekday schedules. The Downtown Service Center and Customer Service phone line will be...

 

PA Resources releases anti-litter contest video

Be on the lookout for a new public service announcement airing on Pittsburgh television: “The Fight Against Litter,” produced by Walking Stick Productions, will air on KDKA-TV as winner of a video contest sponsored by the Pennsylvania Resources...

 

The South Pittsburgh SCENE With Brad Palmisiano

Enjoying a Christmas Party on the Slopes...

 

Borough homes could earn prizes from Christmas light displays

Mt. Oliver Borough Council will be dashing through the Borough on the eve of Wednesday, Dec. 23 to vote on the best Christmas light displays. Prizes are donated by Borough Officials and Staff, and will be awarded to the top three...

 

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