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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...

 

South Side Spring Social brings new, old South Siders together

One hundred thirty neighbors celebrated spring and the South Side community over the weekend at the Fifth Annual Spring Social. Some of the attendees had just moved into their South Side home last...

 

South Side Spring Social will be on April 7

Celebrate Spring with neighbors for the fifth year in a row, South Side Neighbors are planning a Spring Social for all residents of the Flats and the Slopes. The party is on April 7 from 5-9 p.m. on...

 
 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...

 

Zone 3 council will take to the road in the future

The March 19 meeting of the Zone 3 Public Safety Council featured an update on the 20th annual “Biscuits Bingo” fundraiser for local animal organizations held on March 3 and presented by the Pittsburgh Police. Officials in attendance at the...

 

St. Patrick's Day was safer with city preparation

Here in the City of Pittsburgh mid-March marks the conclusion of the cold winter months and the welcome beginning of the spring season— for many it also means the celebration of St. Patrick’s Day and the nationally famous Pittsburgh St....

 

Safety will benefit from South Side PED district

Updates on the South Side Parking Enhancement District (PED), and on the East Carson St. business district strategy consultant contract, were presented at the March 13 meeting of the South Side Planning Forum. The update on the revenue generated by...

 

Green infrastructure upgrades planned for McKinley Park

Legislation introduced to Pittsburgh City Council last week would lead to green infrastructure improvemen ts to McKinley Park in Beltzhoover and Bon Air.  The green improvements would include landscape work, tree plantings and...

 

Officials planning for a safe St. Patrick's Day in South Side

St. Patrick's Day festivities in South Side can be a multi-day celebration w ith the traditional parade held the Saturday before, giving more opportunities for revelry. This year, Parade Day and St....

 

Common sense legislation

As we continue to mourn the senseless murder of 14 children and three teachers at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida, it is voices and solutions like those of our esteemed state Senator Wayne Fontana that offer a light and a way...

 

South Side Spring Social will be on April 7

Celebrate spring with your neighbors. For the fifth year in a row, South Side Neighbors are planning a Spring Social for all residents of the Flats and the Slopes. The party is on April 7 from 5-9...

 

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...

 

Pittsburgh delegation attends 2018 RHI Sociable City Conference in New Orleans

Continuing a multi-year commitment to creating a sociable city and one that is welcoming to all, the City of Pittsburgh and partners have sent a sizable delegation to the Responsible Hospitality Institute’s 2018 Sociable City Summit in New Orleans...

 

New Division 4, urban farm work days discussed on Hilltop

Topics discussed at the Jan. 25 meeting of the Mt. Oliver City/St. Clair Community Group included local crime, urban farm work days, a new Public Works’ 4th Division building, and the annual Biscuits Bingo fundraiser for local animal organizations....

 

Mt. Oliver City group meets on January 25

The Mt. Oliver City Community Group will hold its first meeting of 2018 on Thursday, Jan. 25 at the Ormsby Avenue Café, 402 Ormsby Avenue. The agenda will include updates from District 3 Councilman Bruce Kraus or his delegate and Zone 3 Officer...

 

City officials commit to finding a home for Public Works Division 4

Mayor William Peduto and members of Pittsburgh City Council have committed to finding a home in the city's southern neighborhoods for the 4th Division of the Department of Public Works. The...

 

2018 to be a year of infrastructure projects in South Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh city Councilman Bruce Kraus stopped by the January 9 meeting of the South Side Slopes Neighborhood Association (SSSNA) to declare 2018 "The Year of Infrastructure." He then presented brief...

 

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...

 

Mt. Oliver City group meets on Jan. 25

The Mt. Oliver City Community Group will hold its first meeting of 2018 on Thursday, Jan. 25 at the Ormsby Avenue Café, 402 Ormsby Avenue. The agenda will include updates from District 3 Councilman Bruce Kraus or his delegate and Zone 3 Officer...

 

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;...

 

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...

 

Group discusses opioid epidemic, gerrymandering at November forum

Zone 3 community relations Officer Christine Luffey kicked off the November meeting of the Mt. Oliver City/St. Clair Community Group with holiday advice on avoiding becoming a victim. “Be vigilant. This is the holiday season. “Thefts from vehicle...

 

Mt. Oliver City group meeting will focus on gerrymandering

The Mt. Oliver City/St. Clair Community Group November meeting is slated for Thursday, Nov. 16 at 7 p.m. at the Ormsby Avenue Café, 402 Ormsby Avenue. The meeting is earlier this month because of the Thanksgiving holiday. A portion of the agenda...

 

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...

 

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