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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...

 

Brashear alumni got his start in show business in South Side

Another opening, another show...I have been in show business for almost 40 years. I have been on the stage, on the small and large screens, in print, and in front of classrooms. My love for this caree...

 

sopghreporter.com updated more changes coming in June

Sopghreporter.com, The South Pittsburgh Reporter’s website, has a new look. Late last week, sopghreporter.com underwent an upgrade with a new, easier to navigate interface. The website still includes all the stories, photographs and information...

 

Veterans groups planning services at South Side, Hilltop memorials

The South Side Hill Top Memorial Day Parade Committee will hold Memorial Day services on Monday, May 29 to commemorate their comrades and remember those who sacrificed for their country as they have...

 

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...

 

Mt. Oliver Boro adopts Narcan policy, police now trained to carry and use it

Vice-president Nick Viglione conducted the May 15 meeting of Mt. Oliver council in the absence of council President Amber McGough. In the police report for April, Mayor James Cassidy reported there were 602 total calls and 37 drug-related arrests,...

 

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    Front Page    May 16, 2017

Health care access, new internet service, parklet progress discussed in Allentown

Access to health care, a new parklet, the fate of an anchor business and innovative solution to internet access for businesses were topics discussed at the Allentown Community Development Corp’s (ACDC) May public meeting. Peter Kaufmann, a...

 

Carrick near top in opioid overdoses in city neighborhoods

Opioid overdoses continue to climb in Carrick as the neighborhood is on pace to triple last year’s total and currently has the second most opioid-related incidents out of all city neighborhoods in 2017. The statistics, provided by Pittsburgh...

 
 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...

 
 By Tom Smith    Front Page    May 2, 2017

Initially, extended hours meter parking meets expectations

Parking has been a challenge in South Side for more than half a century. In the mid-1960s, the South Side Chamber of Commerce first commissioned a parking study which determined: There wasn’t enough of it! Over the past 50 years things haven’t...

 

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