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Duquesne students pitch in to spruce up So. Side

On Saturday, April 14, approximately 100 students through Duquesne University's Spiritan Campus Ministry joined forces with the South Side Community Council to do some spring cleaning in the neighborh...

 
 By Tom Smith    Front Page    April 17, 2018

Final draft of park master plan available for review on Thursday

A final draft of the South Side Park Master Plan will be available for review and comment on Thursday, April 19 from 5-8 p.m. at the Arlington Recreation Center, 2201 Salisbury Street. Ruth Isaacson a member of the Friends of South Side Park (FSSP)...

 

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...

 

UPMC to end surgeries at outpatient center this summer

Last week UPMC, citing $10 million in needed repairs, announced plans to discontinue performing outpatient surgeries at UPMC Mercy South Side Outpatient Center this summer. Surgeries will be moved to...

 

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...

 

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...

 

Duquesne students capture stories about South Side in Voices project

Capturing personal stories and accounts of events are essential to preserving culture and history, according to Duquesne Assistant Professor of Public History Dr. Jennifer Whitmer Taylor. "History is...

 

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...

 

Stories on Carson project aims to learn about historic S.S. buildings

To celebrate the 25th year anniversary of the East Carson Street City Historic District, the South Side Community Council is teaming with the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – South Side to collect stories about South Side’s main thoroughfare....

 

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...

 

Zone 3 Public Safety Council will take the show on the road again

The monthly Zone 3 Public Safety Council meetings are “going on the road,” said president Ken Wolfe at the Feb. 19 meeting. The tentative sites for future meetings are Beltzhoover, Knoxville, and Carrick.  While the March 19 meeting will be...

 

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...

 

South Side Voices: Stories on Carson aims to learn about historic buildings

To celebrate the 25th year anniversary of the East Carson Street City Historic District, the South Side Community Council is teaming with the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – South Side to collect...

 

Borough swears in Beltz to fill vacant Mt. O. council seat

The January 15 meeting of Mt. Oliver council featured the swearing in of former councilman David Beltz to the vacant council seat. The vote to appoint him was 6-0. The seat became available when...

 

South Side Voices project will celebrate Carson Historic District

It is the buildings on East Carson St. that will be the 2018 focus of South Side Voices: Stories on Carson. To celebrate the 25-year anniversary of the East Carson St. City Historic District designation, South Side Community Council (SSCC) and the...

 

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...

 

Zone 3 council told crime is up during this year's holiday season

“Crime doesn’t stop, so we shouldn’t,” said Zone 3 Public Safety Council president Ken Wolfe on why a meeting was called a week before Christmas. The Dec. 18 meeting began with a brief holiday crime overview, including that robberies and burg...

 

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...

 

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...

 

City launches Public Safety Multicultural Liaison Unit as community policing, immigration integration strategy

The City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Safety has launched its Multicultural Liaison Unit, a community policing and immigration integration strategy.  The MLU was proposed in the Mayor William Peduto’s 2014 Welcoming Pittsburgh plan and...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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