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UPMC to relocate some services to other S.S. locations

While surgical and some other services at the UPMC Mercy South Side Outpatient Center will be moving elsewhere this summer, other clinical services will remain at the site for the time being. That inf...

 
 By Tom Smith    Front Page    April 17, 2018 

Final draft of park master plan available for review on Thursday

A final draft of the South Side Park Master Plan will be available for review and comment on Thursday, April 19 from 5-8 p.m. at the Arlington Recreation Center, 2201 Salisbury Street. Ruth Isaacson a member of the Friends of South Side Park (FSSP)...

 

Answers sought about new addiction facility on Brownsville Road

Carrick residents are demanding more communication and community investment from the addiction facility Accessible Recovery Services (ARS) after it opened a new location on the corner of Brownsville Road and Nobles Lane. The facility’s procedures...

 

Fresh Fridays on the Hilltop offers free produce to Hilltop area residents

Fresh Fridays, the free produce distribution on the Hilltop, will resume on Friday, April 13. Eligible households in the 15203, 15210, 15211 and Carrick residents in 15227 zip codes can pick up fresh...

 

UPMC to end surgeries at outpatient center this summer

Last week UPMC, citing $10 million in needed repairs, announced plans to discontinue performing outpatient surgeries at UPMC Mercy South Side Outpatient Center this summer. Surgeries will be moved to...

 

Fresh Fridays will again offer free produce to Hilltop residents

Recognizing many of the Hilltop communities were food deserts with limited access to fresh produce the Hilltop Alliance piloted a program with the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank (GPCFB) to...

 

Mt. Oliver residents reminded of change in trash collection day

Concerned that Mt. Oliver Borough residents may not have received the notice sent from Republic Services notifying them of a change in collection day, borough officials sent their own notice to property owners. On March 20, Republic Services changed...

 
 By Tom Smith    Front Page    March 27, 2018

Changes coming to E. Carson St. to make it safer

East Carson Street is the most dangerous road in the region and the sixth most dangerous road in the state, PennDOT officials explained at The Brashear Center last week. The officials utilized crash...

 

Change in garbage pick up day for Mt. Oliver highlights meeting

A new garbage pick-up day is the primary news Mt. Oliver Council wanted to convey at its March 19 meeting. Starting March 20, the garbage was picked up on Tuesdays instead of Mondays. Residents received flyers and other mailings about the change....

 

Zone 3 council will take to the road in the future

The March 19 meeting of the Zone 3 Public Safety Council featured an update on the 20th annual “Biscuits Bingo” fundraiser for local animal organizations held on March 3 and presented by the Pittsburgh Police. Officials in attendance at the...

 

Safety will benefit from South Side PED district

Updates on the South Side Parking Enhancement District (PED), and on the East Carson St. business district strategy consultant contract, were presented at the March 13 meeting of the South Side Planning Forum. The update on the revenue generated by...

 

So. Side Park closer to final master plan

South Side Park moved a step closer to having a master plan following the presentation of a draft plan on March 15 at the Arlington Recreation Center. Among the 33 draft new items and renovations are: acquire parcel for stormwater management;...

 

Updated signage coming soon in all Emerald View subparks

Updates on future Emerald View Park projects and a proposed residential development plan on Southern Avenue were among the topics presented at last Thursday’s Mount Washington Community Development Corporation (MWCDC) community forum. Emerald View...

 

Duquesne students capture stories about South Side in Voices project

Capturing personal stories and accounts of events are essential to preserving culture and history, according to Duquesne Assistant Professor of Public History Dr. Jennifer Whitmer Taylor. "History is...

 

Residents briefed on disruptive property legislation

Carrick residents were educated on the City of Pittsburgh's disruptive property legislation and its consequences for local property owners at last week's meeting of the Carrick/Overbrook Block Watch....

 

Dyngus Day will be celebrated at South Side Polish Falcons April 2

Polish Falcons Heritage Foundation (PFHF) will hold its second annual Dyngus Day celebration on Monday, April 2 at Polish Falcons of America Nest 8, 60 S. 18th St., Pittsburgh, PA 15203, from noon to 8 p.m. The event will feature Polka music by The...

 

Officials planning for a safe St. Patrick's Day in South Side

St. Patrick's Day festivities in South Side can be a multi-day celebration w ith the traditional parade held the Saturday before, giving more opportunities for revelry. This year, Parade Day and St....

 

Stories on Carson project aims to learn about historic S.S. buildings

To celebrate the 25th year anniversary of the East Carson Street City Historic District, the South Side Community Council is teaming with the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – South Side to collect stories about South Side’s main thoroughfare....

 

Trash collection day changing in Mt. Oliver Boro

Free smoke alarms, a new garbage pick-up day, and a new auditor were among the topics at the Feb. 19 meeting of Mt. Oliver Council. In the police report for January, there were 519 total calls and 35 drug-related arrests, the latter for the seizure...

 

Zone 3 Public Safety Council will take the show on the road again

The monthly Zone 3 Public Safety Council meetings are “going on the road,” said president Ken Wolfe at the Feb. 19 meeting. The tentative sites for future meetings are Beltzhoover, Knoxville, and Carrick.  While the March 19 meeting will be...

 

Carson reconstruction will include lighting, streetscape amenities

An overview of the upcoming East Carson St. streetscaping project, from Smithfield St. to 25th St., was presented at the Feb. 13 meeting of the South Side Planning Forum. While the undertaking is primarily a state Dept. of Transportation [PennDOT] pr...

 

Saturation Detail making a dent in crime in the South Side Flats

Addressing South Side’s South Watch meeting, Zone 3 Commander Karen Dixon said there aren’t any alarming trends in the Flats and Slopes. Responding to an inquiry about stolen car reports from South Watch members before the meeting, the commander...

 

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