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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...

 

South Side Street Party on Saturday

The Fifth Annual South Side Street Party will take place on Saturday, Sept. 16 from 3-8 p.m. on 22nd Street, alongside Ormsby Park. The free event is for all 15203 residents, businesses and friends. Those attending are asked to bring their own...

 

Composting workshops on the schedule this fall

Since Fall is the perfect time to focus on education and acquiring new skills, the Pennsylvania Resources Council (PRC) is offering a full slate of adult education classes held at a variety of locations in Allegheny County throughout the months ahead...

 

Students reminded they are part of the South Side neighborhood

This time of the year brings a new school year and new students to the South Side and although international living is a positive characteristic of the South Side, it also has its challenges. For many students, moving into an apartment with friends...

 

Students pitch in and help clean up So. Side

Students from the Duquesne University New Student Orientation Progr am had the opportunity to participate in micro service projects in South Side on Saturday, Aug. 19. These project were aimed at intr...

 

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...

 

South Watch will hear from Scrap the Trap head

The August South Watch meeting will take place at the Brashear Center, 2005 Sarah Street, this Wednesday, Aug. 9 at 6 p.m. In addition to reports from the various city departments, there will be a presentation by Rebecca Reid, a wildlife expert and...

 

Report issued on city facilities conditions

The City of Pittsburgh last week issued a report on the building conditions of city-owned facilities, which recommends major reinvestments, particularly to Public Safety facilities. The report by Massaro Construction Management Services estimates...

 
 By Tom Smith    Front Page    July 11, 2017

SSCC works on trash, challenges graffiti with murals in S. Side

Barbara Rudiak, president of the South Side Community Council (SSCC), opened the organization's annual meeting by reminding the overfl owing crowd the council has been around for more than 75 years....

 
 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,...

 

S.S. Community Council general meeting Monday

The general meeting of the South Side Community Council will take place on Monday, June 26 at 6:30 p.m. The location for the meeting is the S4 space (where the laundromat was located) in 2000 Wharton Square. In addition to learning about the...

 

Planning Forum hears about condos proposed for So. Side

A proposal to convert the former St. Adalbert’s gymnasium into 15 for-sale condominiums was the sole presentation at the June 13 meeting of the South Side Planning Forum.   Developer Ivor Hill, of HHF 2.LLC, said the agreement with the...

 

SS Neighborhood Plan has been 33 years in the making and counting

The next South Side Planning Forum at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 13 will include a discussion on the Infrastructures and Maintenance Policies in the ninth update to the South Side Neighborhood Plan (SSNP). South Side was the first neighborhood in...

 

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...

 

Bike lane coming to 18th Street

The May general meeting of the South Side Slopes Neighborhood Association (SSSNA) included news about the proposed South 18th St. bike climbing lane, South Side Park, OpenStreetsPGH, the annual Summer Picnic, and more. It was held on May 9 at the...

 

Business plan for South Side

A Parking Enforcement District (PED) update, the city's new fireboat, and a future business plan for East Carson St. were among the topics at the May 9 meeting of the South Side Planning Forum. The...

 
 By Tom Smith    News    May 16, 2017

Carrick council updated on Berg Place, Dairy District projects

The Carrick Community Council’s (CCC) quarterly meeting was no attendance match for a Penguins’ playoff game the same evening, but scored with updates and information about the community. CCC president Trish Hatfield passed off the duties of faci...

 
 By Tom Smith    Front Page    May 9, 2017

Candidates vie for Council District 4 seat

City of Pittsburgh Council District 4 is the only City Council race in this year's Primary Election being contested with two Democrats vying to run against the only Republican candidate on the...

 

Artists work with Graffiti Watch to learn, display neighborhood's history

South Side Community Council's Graffiti Watch volunteers have been meeting monthly during the warm months over the last 10 years to paint over graffiti in the Flats. Although these efforts have helped to control the amount of graffiti in the...

 

Parking Enforcement District going as expected, could generate $250,000 a year for South Side

By Margaret L. Smykla Contributing Writer The April 11 meeting of the South Side Planning Forum began with the introduction of the Dept. of City Planning’s new neighborhood planner, Felipe Palomo, an architect. He is the replacement for the former...

 

Students, volunteers work to keep South Side beautiful, litter free

On Saturday, April 8, cleanup teams were all over South Side on a day blessed with sunshine and blue skies. The South Side Chamber of Commerce Clean Team spruced up the East Carson Street business...

 

Recycling, neighborhood programs highlighted at community forum

Recycling, neighborhood crime, and Hilltop Alliance programs were among the topics at the March 23 meeting of the Mt. Oliver City/St. Clair Community Group held in the Ormsby Avenue Café. The first speaker was the city’s recycling supervisor,...

 

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