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 By Margaret L. Smykla    Front Page    September 30, 2014 

Zone 3 updated on hiring of police chief, Get Stuffed with Love

A brief meeting of the Zone 3 Public Safety Council meeting on Sept. 17 included updates on the summer’s community forums for selecting the city’s police chief, and on the “Get Stuffed With Love” program that ensures no residen go without...

 
 By Margaret L. Smykla    Front Page    September 30, 2014 

Police talk about trash, community concerns at Mt. Oliver City BW

Updates on current and future projects highlighted the Sept. 25 meeting of the Mt. Oliver City/St. Clair Block Watch held in the Ormsby Avenue Cafe. It began with news of the Oct. 17 clean-up from 9 a.m. to noon by three to four students on...

 
 By Margaret L. Smykla    Front Page    September 23, 2014

Boro council hears updates on arsonist, robocalling for trash

An update on a convicted arsonist fighting a local fire, robocalling on late garbage payments, and a vote on a full-time public works hire were among the topics at the Sept. 15 meeting of Mount Oliver council. Council member Billie Michener was...

 
 By Ashley Murray    Front Page    September 23, 2014

By-law changes, board elections topics at the Mt. Washington CDC

Board member elections and proposed by-law changes dominated the Mount Washington Community Development Corporation (MWCDC) meeting Thursday night at the Mount Washington Senior Center on Virginia Avenue. Just over 30 people of the 43-member...

 
 By Tom Smith    Front Page    September 23, 2014

State DCED officals stop on Hilltop during regional road tour

Officials from the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) brought their roadshow of southwestern Pennsylvania to the Hilltop last week to meet with Mount Oliver Borough...

 
 By Margaret L. Smykla    Front Page    September 16, 2014

Public safety director wants a culture of responsibility in S.S.

Public safety in South Side was the focus of the September 9 meeting of the South Side Planning Forum. The guest speakers were city Public Safety Director Stephen Bucar and Nighttime Economy Manager Maya Henry. They were introduced by city...

 
 By Jennifer Szweda Jordan    Front Page    September 16, 2014

Block watch hears about Berg Place apts., group of young people involved in muggings

Three Kirk Avenue children set fire to the clothing of homeless people who were squatting in the abandoned 2502 Berg Place apartment building on Aug. 16, police said at the September Carrick-Overbrook Block Watch meeting. The property was in the...

 
 Front Page    September 9, 2014

'Ambassadors' are needed in Allentown as part of an energy saving competition

Allentown is one of three Pittsburgh neighborhoods soon to be involved in a heated competition to see which neighborhood can save the most energy. ReEnergize Pgh, a project of GTECH Strategies, will pit Allentown, Homewood and Hazelwood in an energy...

 
 Front Page    September 9, 2014

City will hold two public hearings on Capital Budget

The City of Pittsburgh will hold two public hearings to seek public comment from interested citizens, community organizations and the business community on the 2015 Capital Budget. These hearings are separate from the 2015 Community Development...

 
 By Tom Smith    Front Page    September 2, 2014

Developer hits resistance on proposed Hackstown housing development

Developers are looking at building as many as 27 new homes on a parcel of hillside land on the South Side Slopes between St. Paul of the Cross Monastery and Veronica’s Veil. In a meeting facilitated by the South Side Slopes Neighborhood Association...

 
 By Ashley Murray    Front Page    September 2, 2014

Local bands find a quiet space to practice in Allentown storage facility

Hundreds of bands have perfected their art - or just jammed out - on the first couple floors of the ABC Self Storage space in Allentown as people’s couches, chotskies and other stuff sat idle in the storage lockers above. “This was just kind of...

 
 By Margaret L. Smykla    Front Page    August 26, 2014

Boro council meeting cut short after repeated outbursts by member

A raucous August 18 Mount Oliver council meeting marked by shouting and procedural challenges ended abruptly with President Darnell Sains calling for adjournment before the agenda was completed. Council member Amber McGough was absent. The meeting...

 
 Front Page    August 26, 2014

South Side may see another large permit parking zone in neighborhood

The City of Pittsburgh Department of City Planning will hold a Residential Permit Parking (RPP) informational meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 27 for the next proposed permit parking district in South Side....

 
 Front Page    August 26, 2014

Allentown to compete in energy saving contest

Allentown is one of three Pittsburgh neighborhoods soon to be involved in a heated competition to see which neighborhood can save the most energy. ReEnergize Pgh, a project of GTECH Strategies, will pit Allentown, Homewood and Hazelwood in an energy...

 
 By Tom Smith    Front Page    August 19, 2014

Program works to remedy code enforcement problems

Realizing one aspect of a stable neighborhood is well maintained homes and properties, the Hilltop Alliance began a code enforce-ment taskforce to identify problems in the neighborhoods and help...

 
 Front Page    August 19, 2014

Annual Community Cornfest features food, family friendly fun in Carrick

Join in fun at the family friendly annual Community Cornfest under the great oak trees at Carrick’s Phillips Park on Saturday, Aug. 23 from noon to 6 pm. Friends and neighbors are welcome to join in for a day of musical entertainment for adults...

 
 By Jennifer Szweda Jordan    Front Page    August 12, 2014

Police recommend 'virtual' block watch in Carrick

While Block Watch groups have relied on neighbors' eyes and ears to deter crime, Pittsburgh police are now asking Carrick-Overbrook residents to pilot a virtual block watch by mounting home...

 
 Front Page    August 12, 2014

City will provide extra parking for those using bikes to commute to work

Mayor William Peduto’s administration is providing new daily parking options for bike commuters who use the Eliza Furnace Trail. Parking restrictions put into place in advance of construction of a new protected bike lane on Saline Street in...

 
 By Margaret L. Smykla    Front Page    August 5, 2014

Carrick residents air their concerns at Mayor's Night Out

Violent crime, drugs, police staffing, the Routes 51-88 construction project, absentee landlords, and potholes were among the topics addressed by Mayor William Peduto in Carrick on July 30. It was the sixth installment of his “Mayor’s Night...

 

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