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 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 

Next Fresh Fridays is on May 13

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

 
 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...

 
 Front Page    April 5, 2016

South Side Church Crawl highlights 'Heart & Soul'

South Side’s faith communities will hold the 2016 Church Crawl on Sunday, April 10, from 1-5 p.m. While the South Side is well-known for its bar crawls and tours, the Church Crawl welcomes people to learn the history of nine churches, view the...

 
 Front Page    April 5, 2016

No print edition of The Reporter last week

There was no print edition for The South Pittsburgh Reporter on March 29 due to production problems. For the first and only time in more than 40 years, The Reporter was not available from South Pittsburgh area merchants. Publisher William Smith...

 
 Front Page    March 29, 2016

No print edition for South Pittsburgh Reporter this week

There will be no print edition for The South Pittsburgh Reporter on March 29 due to production problems. For the first and only time in more than 40 years, The Reporter will not be available from South Pittsburgh area merchants. Publisher William...

 
 By Tom Smith    Front Page    March 29, 2016

An old idea, Haberman Corridor has a plan for the future

Improvements to the Haberman Corridor in Beltzhoover and connecting it to Upper McKinley Park are not new ideas, but have been discussed in the neighborhood dating back years, explained Jamil Bey, facilitator of a public meeting held in Upper...

 
 By Margaret L. Smykla    Front Page    March 22, 2016

South Side takes first steps to create a new resident watch group

The new public safety/code compliance initiative of the South Side Community Council (SSSCC) will be its own version of the successful Oakwatch, and with a name all its own. After city and university representatives agree on a date for a first meetin...

 
 By Austin Vaught    Front Page    March 22, 2016

Mount residents updated on status of welcome signs for District 2

Plans to place new welcome signs at the entrances of City Council District 2 neighborhoods as well as updates on the Olympia Park building restoration were the focus of last Thursday’s MWCDC Community Forum. Cultural District 2, a new community...

 
 By Margaret L. Smykla    Front Page    March 15, 2016

S.S. groups stress their cooperation at Forum

Coordination and cooperation among South Side organizations was the theme of the March 8 meeting of the South Side Planning Forum. For the St. Patrick’s Parade Day, celebrated on March 12, the South Side Bar and Restaurant Association (SSB&RA)...

 
 Front Page    March 15, 2016

Brownsville closed for utility work

A portion of Brownsville Road -- from Bausman Street to Arlington Avenue -- in Mt. Oliver closed for utility work beginning Monday, March 14, at 5 a.m. The work is being performed by Pennsylvania...

 

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