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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...

 

Social media isn't always social with neighborhood issues

"Sometimes I could just pull off my hair," Councilman Bruce Kraus says laughing while sitting at the island in his kitchen. The District 3 councilman spoke out of frustration from hearing from yet...

 

Division 4 building to be demolished, workers, responsibilities reassigned

Next month's demolition of Public Works' 4th Division facility was a focus of the Oct. 10 meeting of the South Side Planning Forum. City operations director Guy Costa said the building will be razed...

 

Elections, project updates highlight SSSNA meeting

Elections highlighted the Oct. 10 meeting of the South Side Slopes Neighborhood Association (SSSNA). The elected slate of candidates consisted of Jamie Balser, Denise Filip, Dawn Lorincy, Brian Oswald, and Cara Jette.  In his remarks, city...

 

Lots of Flowers bringing a little color to vacant Hilltop properties

There are "Lots of Flowers" still blooming throughout out the Hilltop neighborhoods. Take a walk through Allentown, Beltzhoover, Knoxville or Mt. Oliver City and you're likely to see one of the...

 

Changes at Zone 3, student complaints at Z3 safety forum

The Sept. 18 meeting of the Zone 3 Public Safety Council began with Officer Nathan Auvil reporting he is receiving complaints about students on South Side, for which he is working with Duquesne University. City Councilman Bruce Kraus said his office...

 

South Side Neighborhood Street Party was a huge success, again

South Side's 22nd Street was closed to traffic on Saturday, Sept. 16th so 325 neighbors could enjoy live music, delicious food and each other. The fifth annual South Side Neighborhood Street Party...

 

Trash cans with sensors coming soon to So. Side

Coming to the South Side are trash cans with sensors to inform city workers when a can needs emptied. Details were presented as the Sept. 12 meeting of the South Side Planning Forum by Bill Crean, streets superintendent with the city’s Dept. of...

 

Mt. O. City group meets

The Mt. Oliver City/St. Clair Community Group will meet on Thursday, Sept. 28, 7 p.m. at Ormsby Avenue Café, 402 Ormsby Avenue. Zone 3 Officer Christine Luffey has been invited to present updates and Officer Stern to explain procedure/status of...

 

Market House lists senior activities

The South Side Healthy Active Living Senior Center on 12th Street in South Side has returned to its 8 a.m.-4 p.m. operating hours. Some of the activities planned at the center for September include: A Line-Dancing Party will take place on Wednesda...

 

Concern over safety prompts rooftop ban

Prompted by concerns expressed by the South Watch and Oak Watch community groups over young people partying on rooftops, District 3 Councilman Bruce Kraus has introduced legislation to give police the authority to order them down. The legislation...

 

Government officials recognize local law enforcement heroes

U.S. Representative Mike Doyle, County Executive Rich Fitzgerald, City of Pittsburgh Mayor William Peduto, County Council Member Sam DeMarco, Acting US Attorney for the Western District of...

 

South Side learns more about RFP for business district plan

An update on the status of a request for proposal (RFP) for an East Carson St. business district strategy was the lead presentation at the combined July-August meeting of the South Side Planning Forum. The project will be focused on the development o...

 
 By Tom Smith    Front Page    July 18, 2017

Residents oppose taking parking away for 18th Street bike lane

Jamie Balser doesn't see the proposed 18th Street bike lane as biking issue, but a parking issue. The City of Pittsburgh is considering creating a climbing lane for bicycles up 18th Street from...

 

The South Pittsburgh SCENE With Brad Palmisiano

The Allentown CDC and Hilltop Alliance teamed together at Fame 15 in Allentown to say goodby to several Board members and welcome to others last week....

 
 By Tom Smith    Front Page    July 5, 2017

Parking meters will fund city programs in South Side Flats

South Side’s Parking Enhancement District (PED) is a little over two and a half months old and is meeting the goals set for its success. The PED, a one-year pilot program in the City of Pittsburgh, extends on-street parking meter enforcement until...

 

Zone 3 updated on virtual block watch, progress of South Watch

The June 19 meeting of the Zone 3 Public Safety Council began with information on the June 24 “Ussie Summer Games,” with teams comprised of police officers and community members of all ages. The planned activities consisted of relay races,...

 
 By Tom Smith    Front Page    June 20, 2017

PLI making making building inspection, code enforcement more transparent in city

When Maura Kennedy was appointed director of the Bureau of Building Inspection three years ago she said there were a lot of really great people working there, but they weren’t keeping up with the times and were stuck in the 1980s. Speaking before...

 

MAD DADS aim to make an impression with Hilltop youth

MAD DADS was a prime focus of the May 15 meeting of the Zone 3 Public Safety Council. The meeting was conducted by group vice-president Liz Style in the absence of president Ken Wolfe. The Greater Pittsburgh Area MAD DADS is a volunteer, nationally...

 

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