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 By Tom Smith    Front Page    July 22, 2014 

Grandview traffic problems will garner extra police attention

Public safety, in particular traffic along Grandview Avenue, was an emotional issue for Mount Washington residents at the July community forum of the Mount Washington Community Development Corp. District 2 Councilwoman Theresa Kail-Smith opened the...

 
 By Margaret L. Smykla    Front Page    July 22, 2014 

Residents of Zone 3 voice provide feedback onhiring a new police chief

The city’s search for its next police chief transformed the July 16 Zone 3 Public Safety Council meeting in Allentown into a community forum. Community forums in all six of the city police zones began on June 26. The Zone 3 meeting was the fourth,...

 
 By Jennifer Szweda Jordan    Front Page    July 15, 2014

Limited police means prioritizing where officers are sent

If Carrick-Overbrook residents create a list of what they think are the three most crime-ridden addresses, Mayor Bill Peduto said that could help him direct a limited police force to prioritize the...

 
 Front Page    July 15, 2014

Next Zone 3 safety council will be a forum for input to hire new city police chief

South Pittsburgh area residents will have an opportunity to provide input into the hiring of the City of Pittsburgh’s next police chief. The Zone 3 Public Safety Council’s July 16 meeting will be a community forum to discuss the needs and...

 
 By Tom Smith    Front Page    July 8, 2014

New RPP zone will extend permit parking to 29th St.

Interest in the city's Residential Permit Parking (RPP) Program is keen, for and against, as demonstrated by the attendance at the June 26 Parking Enforcement Management Plan meeting at the Emmaus...

 
 By Tom Smith    Front Page    July 8, 2014

Free wireless internet coming soon to Warrington Avenue

Soon, those traveling down or stopping on Warrington Avenue in Allentown will benefit from new technology being installed to provide free public wireless internet service through the business corridor. A new “mesh wireless internet network” will...

 
 By Tom Smith    Front Page    July 1, 2014

HA one step closer to farming St. Clair Village

When St. Clair Village public housing community was demolished in September 2010, few people thought it would be repurposed for anything meaningful in their lifetimes. That could all change with a...

 
 Front Page    July 1, 2014

Slopes Association receives $100K to evaluate and repair public steps

The South Side Slopes Neighborhood Association (SSSNA) has been awarded $100,000 from Allegheny County’s Community Infrastructure and Tourism Fund for the rehabilitation of public steps in the neighborhood. The grant will allow the SSSNA to...

 
 By Margaret L. Smykla    Front Page    June 24, 2014

Sains takes reins in borough, Michener resigns presidency

A new council president, vice-president, and committee assignments headlined the June 16 meeting of Mount Oliver Borough council. The meeting began with a newspaper reporter asking about former police Chief Frank Mosesso, who was charged with theft,...

 
 By Tom Smith    Front Page    June 24, 2014

Mt. Washington residents express concern over Grandview Avenue

The Mount Washington Community Development Corporation’s (MWCDC) June community forum featured a light agenda and an opportunity for community questions and answers. Ilyssa Manspeizer, MWCDC executive director, provided an update on what some of th...

 
 By Margaret L. Smykla    Front Page    June 17, 2014

Police chief search, more permit parking discussed in So. Side

A presentation on the public outreach process to be utilized in the search for the city’s next police chief headlined the June 10 meeting of the South Side Planning Forum. Community forums to solicit public input will be held in all six of the...

 
 Front Page    June 17, 2014

More of South Side headed for residential permit parking

Another section of South Side is moving closer to having the Residential Permit Parking Program put into effect. Residents in the area from S. 22nd to S. 29th on the southern side of East Carson Street have made it through the first steps required...

 
 Front Page    June 17, 2014

SSCC annual meeting has student housing info

South Side Community Council will hold its annual membership meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, June 23 at the Brashear Center, 2005 Sarah Street. Grant Gittlin and Sally Stadelman from the Mayor’s Community Affairs Office will provide city updates....

 
 By Jennifer Szweda Jordan    Front Page    June 10, 2014

Synthetic marijuana bust in Carrick store

A tearful mother said her son’s life was ruined by drugs he bought from a market police say sold synthetic marijuana.  “My son’s demeanor--he was mean, he was nasty,” the woman said at the June Carrick Block Watch meeting. “It affected my...

 
 Front Page    June 10, 2014

Fresh Fridays on the Hilltop produce distribution on June 13

Fresh Fridays, the free produce distribution on the Hilltop continues on the second Friday of the month with the next one on June 13. Eligible households in the 15203, 15210, 15211 and Carrick...

 
 By Tom Smith    Front Page    June 3, 2014

Councilman O'Connor talks land banking at Hilltop block meeting

District 5 Councilman Corey O’Connor recently ventured to the Hilltop to discuss the land bank legislation the city recently adopted with members of the Mt. Oliver City/St. Clair Block Watch. Pittsburgh City Council passed the Land Bank bill about...

 
 By Margaret L. Smykla    Front Page    June 3, 2014

Zone 3 residents express concerns over safety issues to commander

At the Zone 3 Public Safety Council Meeting of May 21, a Carrick resident said while she has faith in Zone 3, there is a “revolving door” of crime in Carrick and Overbrook. Criminals simply pay the fine and move to another street, she said of her...

 
 By Margaret L. Smykla    Front Page    May 27, 2014

Michener walks out of boro council meeting, Sains new vice-pres.

The May 19 meeting of Mt. Oliver council featured a new council member, new council vice-president, and an early exit by council president Billie Michener. The meeting began with Mrs. Michener nominating Councilwoman Barbara Keener for vice-president...

 

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