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 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...

 
 By Tom Smith    Front Page    July 18, 2017 

Recycling in the city moving away from blue bags

Trash and recycling was the focus of much of the July community meeting of the Allentown CDC. Guest speaker for the evening was Kyle Winkler, recycling supervisor for the City of Pittsburgh Dept. of Environmental Services. “What the heck is the...

 
 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....

 

On-line database features all of the city properties available for sale

Continuing efforts to make government services more efficient and user-friendly for residents and businesses, the City of Pittsburgh has launched an online database of city properties available for...

 

Next Fresh Fridays on the Hilltop is July 14

Fresh Fridays, the free produce distribution on the Hilltop, will take place on Friday, July 14. Eligible households in the 15203, 15210, 15211 and Carrick residents in 15227 zip codes can pick up...

 
 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...

 

Academy Charter School interested in buying former Arlington school

"We intend to be good neighbors," Sam Costanzo, chief executive director of Academy Charter School (ACS), told members of the Arlington community last week. ACS is negotiating with Pittsburgh Public S...

 

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,...

 

Mt. Washington plans for the future

The community input process in the formation of a strategic plan for the Mount Washington Community Development Corporation (MWCDC) continued on June 15 as attendees discussed priorities. Michael Grande, president of the MWCDC, said the goal is to...

 

Boro to seek relief from some EPA stormwater reporting requirements

The June 19 meeting of Mt. Oliver council began with a presentation on Live Well Allegheny by Hannah Hardy of the county Health Department. She explained the wellness campaign, for which more than 40 municipalities have expressed support through the...

 
 By Tom Smith    Front Page    June 27, 2017

Concerns about Dairy District addressed by Economic Development South director

Phase 1 of the Carrick Dairy District, an open air pavilion at the corner of Brownsville Road and E. Meyers Avenue, is drawing the ire of some residents in the area. Complaints range from the...

 

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...

 

City pools, spray parks now open

The City of Pittsburgh Department of Parks and Recreation (Citiparks) has opened 18 outdoor swimming pools and six spray parks for the summer season. The Citiparks pools are located in Highland Park, Riverview Park, Schenley Park, Banksville,...

 

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...

 
 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...

 
 By Tom Smith    Front Page    June 13, 2017

Minor change in bus route is goal for health center

Access to health care and an update on progress to establish a virtual block watch in the Warrington Avenue business corridor highlighted the June public meeting of the Allentown CDC. Peter Kaufmann, a certified application counselor for the Hilltop...

 

Block watch reviews violent crimes, prepares for next neighborhood blitz

Additional information about a recent shooting in Carrick and details on several of last month’s criminal incidents were presented by police at last Monday’s Carrick / Overbook Crime Watch meeting in the Concord K5 auditorium. Police are still...

 

Residents urged to be vocal about issues in their neighorhood

Community group coordinator Suzanne Photos began the May 25 meeting of the Mt. Oliver City/St. Clair Community Group with the reminder to be vigilant if observing drug dealing, abandoned cars, and more, and call 911. The meeting was held in the Ormsb...

 

Fresh Fridays is this week on June 9

Fresh Fridays, the free produce distribution on the Hilltop, will take place on Friday, June 9. Eligible households in the 15203, 15210, 15211 and Carrick residents in 15227 zip codes can pick up fres...

 

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