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UPMC to relocate some services to other S.S. locations

While surgical and some other services at the UPMC Mercy South Side Outpatient Center will be moving elsewhere this summer, other clinical services will remain at the site for the time being. That inf...

 

Fresh Fridays on the Hilltop offers free produce to Hilltop area residents

Fresh Fridays, the free produce distribution on the Hilltop, will resume on Friday, April 13. Eligible households in the 15203, 15210, 15211 and Carrick residents in 15227 zip codes can pick up fresh...

 

Fresh Fridays will again offer free produce to Hilltop residents

Recognizing many of the Hilltop communities were food deserts with limited access to fresh produce the Hilltop Alliance piloted a program with the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank (GPCFB) to...

 
 By Tom Smith    Front Page    March 27, 2018

Changes coming to E. Carson St. to make it safer

East Carson Street is the most dangerous road in the region and the sixth most dangerous road in the state, PennDOT officials explained at The Brashear Center last week. The officials utilized crash...

 

Zero Waste program on the South Watch agenda

The March South Watch meeting will take place at Brashear Center, 2005 Sarah Street, this Wednesday, March 14, at noon. In addition to reports from various city departments, there will be a presentation by Michael Roth, a Resilence AmericCorp Fellow...

 

Carson reconstruction will include lighting, streetscape amenities

An overview of the upcoming East Carson St. streetscaping project, from Smithfield St. to 25th St., was presented at the Feb. 13 meeting of the South Side Planning Forum. While the undertaking is primarily a state Dept. of Transportation [PennDOT] pr...

 

South Side Soup Contest another souper day in the neighborhood

The 2018 South Side Soup Contest wowed and challenged everyone as the weather became a force to be reckoned with. Anxious soup taster-judges queued up in warm weather gear at SouthSide Works Cinema...

 

Officials to discuss Carson St. renovations at February 13 forum

The next meeting of the South Side Planning Forum will take place on Tuesday, Feb. 13, beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the Brashear Center, 2005 Sarah Street, South Side. The agenda will include a presentation by City of Pittsburgh officials on...

 

Annual South Side Soup Contest tickets on sale Friday, Feb. 2

It's baaack! This year's South Side Soup Contest is on Saturday, Feb. 17, from noon to 3 p.m. Soup Contest tickets will be available for purchase online only at www.southsidesoup.com at noon on...

 

South Watch meeting will focus on human trafficking

The February South Watch meeting will take place at the Brashear Association, 2005 Sarah Street, South Side, on Wednesday, Feb. 14 at noon. In addition to reports from city and state officials, Pittsburgh Narcotics/Vice Detective Joe Ryczaj and FBI...

 

Housing planned for St. Matthew's, South Side Voices project discussed

A brief meeting of the South Side Planning Forum began with an update on the Saint Matthew housing project by city Councilman Bruce Kraus. Under the proposal, 6-7 for-sale housing units will be constructed inside the church structure. Parking will...

 

Tax credit program will impact state's 42nd Senatorial District

The Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) recently announced the awarding of $17.9 million in tax credits through the Neighborhood Assistance Program (NAP), including more than $2.7 million in communities within the 42n...

 

South Watch meets Wed.

The January South Watch meeting will take place at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 10 at Brashear Center, 2005 Sarah Street. Representatives from Environmental Services; Permits, Licenses and Inspections; Pittsburgh Parking Authority; Zone 3 Police;...

 

Readshaw announces NAP investment in area

State Rep. Harry Readshaw, D-Allegheny, said he is excited to announce four community investment projects located within his district will receive financial assistance following Gov. Tom Wolf’s approval of $17.9 million in funding through the...

 

East Carson Street consultant should be in place by mid-2018

Updates and reminders were the essence of the brief Dec. 12 meeting of the South Side Planning Forum. Forum member Tracy Myers reported that she, Barbara Rudiak of the South Side Community Council (SSCC), and Candice Gonzalez of the South Side...

 

Brashear Board elects new officers, Kristi Rogers is the 2018 president

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 Kristi Rogers, owner and director of BYS Yoga, a South Side business. Ms. Rogers...

 

Brashear unveils plans for Hilltop Community Center

Brashear Association invited area residents to LifeSpan's Knoxville center to learn more about plans for a new Hilltop community center. Plans call for the new community center to integrate the...

 

Public Safety Council updated on concerns throughout the zone

"Very rewarding" was how Zone 3 community relations Officer Christine Luffey described the annual "Get Stuffed With Love" program that ensures no city residents go without a traditional turkey dinner...

 

South Side Planning Forum reviews special events procedure

Brian Katze, the city’s special events manager, presented an overview of the permitting process at the Nov. 14 meeting of the South Side Planning Forum. He said, according to city code, a “special event” is defined as a parade, public...

 

Drop off new toys for Brashear at the South Side Welcome Center

In support of The Brashear Association’s holiday neighborhood initiatives, the South Side Chamber of Commerce will have the South Side Welcome Center at 1100 East Carson Street available as a “Brashear donations drop off location” from Friday,...

 

Virgina Carik was dedicated to making South Side a better place

Quietly tending to business over the past 50 years, Virginia Carik influenced the evolution of South Side in more ways than most people now in the neighborhood realize. A "remarkable" woman, she did e...

 

Opioid crisis draws crowd to Carrick for answers to epidemic

A new coalition staffed with multiple city and health officials introduced strategies for reining in the opioid problem at one of the most well-attended Carrick block watch meetings in recent months. More than 100 neighbors filled the Concord K5...

 

District judge works to make sure problems are abated in neighborhood

Focusing on code enforcement issues affecting quality of life issues in the South Side Flats and Slopes, South Watch each month brings residents together with local stakeholders, government, educational and more, to advocate for remediation and to...

 

Holidays brightened with annual Brashear program

The Brashear Association is turning to its friends and neighbors, once again, to help make Chr istmas brighter for children and families throughout South Pittsburgh. Each year at this time, The...

 

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