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 By Austin Vaught    Front Page    July 19, 2016 

Personnel changes at Zone 3 highlighted in block watch meeting

Carrick / Overbrook Block Watch members were informed of several personnel changes within the Zone 3 police that occurred this month. Zone 3 Police Commander Karen Dixon opened the July block watch meeting with an overview of the current state of Zon...

 
 Front Page    July 19, 2016 

South Side Park Friends surveying to help guide future development in park

Friends of the South Side Park (FSSP) is asking for community input into the use of South Side Park. “Many people use and love South Side Park for many different reasons. We want to hear from each of those people, and from those who could use and l...

 
 By Austin Vaught    Front Page    July 12, 2016

'Ambassadors' reclaiming vacant property in the Hilltop

Transforming residents into leaders and vacant lots into green space is the focal point of a local nonprofit that is looking to "reclaim" vacant property through the renewal of a successful community...

 
 Front Page    July 12, 2016

State grant will upgrade sidewalks on Brownsville Road in Mt. Oliver Boro

Mt. Oliver Borough officials have announced the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) has voted to award the borough $125,000 through the Multimodal Transportation Fund for upgrades to the sidewalks on Brownsville Road. The officials acknowledged...

 
 Front Page    July 12, 2016

Pittsburgh closes on property in Hays for largest city park

The gift of 660 acres of parkland to the City by Pittsburgh Development Group II has been finalized, enabling the creation of the largest park in Pittsburgh.  A month ago the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh authorized payment of $5...

 
 By Tom Smith    Front Page    July 5, 2016

Community council recaps work in South Side

Barbara Rudiak, president of the South Side Community Council (SSCC), outlined the organization's past year's accomplishments and the goals going forward at the General Membership Meeting held in...

 
 By Tom Smith    Front Page    July 5, 2016

Free WiFi on East Carson Street?

South Siders will soon have another way to keep in contact with one-another in the electronic world. Meta Mesh Wireless Communities, a non-profit organization based in Allentown, is looking to expand its presence in South Side by adding more...

 
 Front Page    July 5, 2016

Fresh Fridays this week on July 8 in Allentown

Fresh Fridays, the free produce distribution on the Hilltop, will take place on Friday, July 8. Eligible households in the 15203, 15210, 15211 and Carrick residents in 15227 zip codes can pick up...

 
 By Margaret L. Smykla    Front Page    June 28, 2016

South Side residents concerned with number of vagrants in the area

The focus was on vagrancy at the June 20 meeting of the Zone 3 Public Safety Council.  The officials in attendance included city Councilman Bruce Kraus, police Commander Karen Dixon, and Officer Christine Luffey.  Mr. Kraus kicked-off the meeting...

 
 Front Page    June 28, 2016

Armstrong Park renovations underway

Renovations to Armstrong Playground on 12th Street have begun in earnest with the removal of the play equipment and the safety surface. In February, city officials met with South Side residents to go...

 
 By Margaret L. Smykla    Front Page    June 28, 2016

Mount Oliver boro awards contracts for sewer, pavement maintenance programs

The June 20 Mt. Oliver council meeting began with Mayor James Cassidy swearing in new Zoning Board member Deborah Viglione. He also swore in two new part-time police officers, and a promoted officer.  The two new officers are Karra White and Brett...

 
 Front Page    June 21, 2016

N3D was a lot of fun

Day two of Next 3 Days (N3D) took place on Saturday and included a family-friendly festival with music, food, fun and even goats in Grandview Park. In addition, neighborhood groups, local businesses,...

 
 By Tom Smith    Front Page    June 21, 2016

Kids will 'get wet' this year in the new Arlington Spray Park

The patience of Arlington area residents was wearing thin with promises from city officials that a spray park would be constructed on the site of the closed swimming pool in Arlington Playground when they requested an update from Citiparks Director...

 
 Front Page    June 21, 2016

Knoxville Library reopens on Saturday

 Abundant daylight and welcoming open space mark the eco-friendly transformation of Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh-Knoxville. The library will unveil the renovation during a community celebration on...

 
 By Margaret L. Smyklas    Front Page    June 21, 2016

South Side Neighborhood Plan revisions nearly complete

A brief June 14 meeting of the South Side Planning Forum began with news about the city’s upcoming budget forums. The so-called capital budget deliberative forums will be conducted from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on June 21 and June 23. The June 21 forum will...

 
 Front Page    June 14, 2016

Hilltop Next 3 Days features music, food in weekend showcase

The second installment of the NEXT 3 Days (N3D) event series will take place June 17 – 19 in the city's Hilltop neighborhoods of Mt. Washington and Allentown. N3D is an initiative created by the...

 
 By Austin Vaught    Front Page    June 14, 2016

CPR course, crime updates highlight the Carrick / Overbrook Block Watch

Several Carrick residents participated in a free CPR training course conducted by City of Pittsburgh EMS and UPMC at this month’s Carrick / Overbrook block watch meeting in the Concord K5 gymnasium. The new public health initiative aims to provide...

 
 Front Page    June 14, 2016

South Side Art Crawl this Saturday, June 18

South Side is often the venue for various “crawls” along East Carson Street, but this Saturday, June 18, it will feature an Art Crawl with close to 50 venues, 250 local artists and 30 live bands. Chris Boles, founder and creative director of Redf...

 
 By Tom Smith    Front Page    June 7, 2016

MWCDC prepares for changes in the way they operate

The May Community Forum of the Mt. Washington Community Development Corporation (MWCDC) included a celebration of departing staff members and updates concerning the future of the organization. Talia Piazza, MWCDC Parks and Conservation Committee...

 
 By Margaret L. Smykla    Front Page    June 7, 2016

Mt. Oliver City block watch considers name change, updated on farm project

The status of the proposed Hilltop Farm & Homes development on the former 556-unit St. Clair Village housing site was the focus of the May 26 meeting of the Mt. Oliver City/St. Clair Block Watch....

 
 Front Page    June 7, 2016

Fresh Fridays this week on June 10 in Allentown

Fresh Fridays, the free produce distribution on the Hilltop, will take place on Friday, June 10. Eligible households in the 15203, 15210, 15211 and Carrick residents in 15227 zip codes can pick up...

 
 By Margaret L. Smykla    Front Page    May 31, 2016

Preventable crimes discussed at May's Public Safety meeting

The May 16 Zone 3 Public Safety Council meeting began with a Mt. Washington resident complaining about vandalism in Grandview Park. He said youngsters try to break newly planted trees and set the port-a-johns on fire, among other destructive acts. Th...

 

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