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 Front Page    May 24, 2016 

Memorial Day services at Hilltop, South Side memorials

The South Side Hill Top Memorial Day Parade Committee will hold Memorial Day services this weekend to commemorate their comrades and remember those who sacrificed for their country. Representatives...

 
 By Margaret L. Smykla    Front Page    May 24, 2016 

Knoxville next in line for a public safety blitz of the neighborhood

A community forum on starting a “Knoxville Blitz” to reduce neighborhood crime and blight, and generate community pride and empowerment, drew city officials to the St. Paul AME Church on May 11. The meeting was sponsored by the Knoxville...

 
 By Margaret L. Smykla    Front Page    May 24, 2016 

Boro approves contracts for paving, sidewalk programs

The May 16 meeting of Mt. Oliver council meeting began with the report of Mayor James Cassidy. He said a new police officer began working a week earlier, and another will start of June 11. The additional officers will get the force up to the desired...

 
 Front Page    May 24, 2016 

Long awaited Hillcrest Residences should be open by the spring of '17

After years of waiting and delays ground was finally broken on Hillcrest Residences, a mixed income senior housing development on Brownsville Road in Carrick. The Community Builders' (TCB) first...

 
 By Margaret L. Smykla    Front Page    May 17, 2016

Planning forum discusses ongoing South Side projects

The May 10 meeting of the South Side Planning Forum began with the monthly report of the Development Review Committee (DRC) as there were no presentations. DRC Chair Tracy Myers reported that the Giant Eagle on Wharton St. is undergoing renovation,...

 
 By Margaret L. Smykla    Front Page    May 17, 2016

Gas line work coming to Slopes

The May 10 general meeting of the South Side Slopes Neighborhood Association (SSSNA) featured details of the upcoming pipeline replacement project in the Slopes by Peoples Natural Gas. The targeted areas are: Stella St.; Barry St.; top of Mission...

 
 By Austin Vaught    Front Page    May 17, 2016

Carrick updated on library options, opening of Dairy District market

Last Monday’s Carrick Community Council (CCC) meeting provided several updates on local developments including plans for the Carrick Library, the opening of the Dairy District Open Market, and efforts to improve the Carrick business district. The...

 
 Front Page    May 17, 2016

Housing Court hearings

The following Housing Court cases are scheduled for Tuesday, May 24, at 10:30 a.m. in Magisterial District Judge Richard King’s Courtroom: • Daniel Davisson, 11 Charles Street, Mt. Oliver Boro, Codes 304.6, 304.7, 301.3, 304. • John Nichol,...

 
 By Austin Vaught    Front Page    May 10, 2016

Blockwatch learns process for reporting child abuse, neglect

A presentation from Allegheny County Children, Youth and Families (CYF) in conjunction with a monthly crime report was the focus of this month’s Carrick / Overbrook Crime watch meeting in the Concord K5 auditorium. Following several reports of...

 
 By Austin Vaught    Front Page    May 10, 2016

New school teaches coding skills and more to students in Allentown

Pittsburgh will begin to see an influx of new web developers following the recent opening of Allentown's Academy Pittsburgh, a free coding school promoting a curriculum centered around the...

 
 By Margaret L. Smykla    Front Page    May 3, 2016

Next 3 Days will highlight Allentown, Mount Washington

An April 28 community meeting about a weekend summer festival to highlight the Hilltop – its rich history and offerings today and more -- met its organizers’ goal of infusing neighborhood input into the planning process. The first ever...

 
 Front Page    May 3, 2016

Hilltop kids learn about orienteering at Slopes program in South Side Park

The South Side Slopes Neighborhood Association (SSSNA), partnered with The Birmingham Foundation, the Brashear Association and the Western PA Orienteering Club, to hold its first youth orienteering...

 
 By Margaret L. Smykla    Front Page    April 26, 2016

Borough awards contracts for sewer work, demolition

A new leash law, a borough real estate purchase, and a pavement maintenance plan were among the topics at the April 18 Mt. Oliver council meeting. Council members President Amber McGough and Vice-president Nick Viglione, and Mayor James Cassidy, were...

 
 By Margaret L. Smykla    Front Page    April 26, 2016

Police warn residents about targeted scams, crimes of deception

An April 20 city-wide public safety zone council meeting in the Teamsters Hall in Lawrenceville drew more than 150 residents, public safety personnel, and city/state officials.  The event’s theme was “Keeping Our Neighborhood Treasures Safe.”...

 
 Front Page    April 26, 2016

Next 3 Days will showcase Allentown, Mt. Washington

Next 3 Days (N3D), a showcase for emerging neighborhoods, is coming to Allentown and Mt. Washington June 17-19. An initiative of The Mayor’s Office, the Urban Redevelopment Authority and NEXTPittsburgh, Next 3 Days will not only showcase the...

 
 Front Page    April 26, 2016

Community council has help to put up gates to alleys, yards

South Side Community Council has help for residents to secure the entrances to their alleys and yards. The council has received a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) to assist South Side residents in the purchase and installation of gates to...

 
 By Tom Smith    Front Page    April 19, 2016

Road closure having detrimental affect on businesses

The cost of the gas and water line replacement along Brownsville Road in Mt. Oliver and Knoxville could be much higher than the $2.6 million estimated for the construction work. Merchants in the 100...

 
 By Margaret L. Smykla    Front Page    April 19, 2016

South Side updated on Works, proposed housing on the Slopes

A 25-minute meeting of the South Side Planning Forum on April 12 featured updates on on-going issues and news of upcoming events. While there were no presentations, audience member Zone 3 Police Commander Karen Dixon reported briefly that the St....

 
 By Tom Smith    Front Page    April 12, 2016

Allentown highlights Next Three Days, potential new homes

Positive developments in Allentown highlighted the April meeting of the Allentown CDC (ACDC) at the Black Forge Coffee House last week. Siena Kane, Warrington Avenue business district manager, began her short presentation by introducing Jill...

 
 By Austin Vaught    Front Page    April 12, 2016

Drug-related issues discussed at Carrick/Overbrook Crime Watch

Carrick residents, Zone 3 police officer Christine Luffey, and representatives from Mercy Behavioral Health discussed drug-related issues plaguing the community at the Carrick/Overbrook Crime Watch meeting last Monday in the Concord K5 auditorium....

 
 Front Page    April 12, 2016

Carrick businesses sponsor free on-site paper shredding

Carrick Business Association (CBA) is sponsoring an on-site shredding day on Saturday, April 16. Shredding will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the parking lots of the Concord Presbyterian Church and Vern’s Electric, 1917 Brownsville Road....

 
 By Margaret L. Smykla    Front Page    April 5, 2016

Mt. Oliver to change procedures after $22K in unauthorized change orders on handicap ramp project

Lessons learned from unauthorized work, and the need for site inspectors, was a focus of the March 21 Mt. Oliver council meeting, which had borough officials pledging to do better going forward. At issue is the Brownsville Rd. handicap ramps with an...

 
 Front Page    April 5, 2016

Fresh Fridays starting again on April 8

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

 

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