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2018 to be a year of infrastructure projects in South Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh city Councilman Bruce Kraus stopped by the January 9 meeting of the South Side Slopes Neighborhood Association (SSSNA) to declare 2018 "The Year of Infrastructure." He then presented brief...

 

Housing planned for St. Matthew's, South Side Voices project discussed

A brief meeting of the South Side Planning Forum began with an update on the Saint Matthew housing project by city Councilman Bruce Kraus. Under the proposal, 6-7 for-sale housing units will be constructed inside the church structure. Parking will...

 

Bernardini sworn in as new Mt. Oliver Boro mayor

The Mount Oliver Borough Council will maintain the status quo with the election of Amber McGough as Council President at the 2018 Reorganization Meeting. The brief meeting began with the swearing in...

 

Snow Angels needed to help keep senior citizens' sidewalks clear

Mayor’s Office & Office of Community Affairs is calling for volunteers to assist elderly and disabled residents with home snow removal this winter  The Office of Mayor William Peduto and the Office of Community Affairs launched Pittsburgh...

 

No tax increase in Mt. Oliver for the 16th year in a row

Again this year, there will be no tax increase for Mt. Oliver residents in 2018 following adoption of a $1.96 million operating budget at the Dec. 18 meeting of Mt. Oliver council. The property tax will remain at 13.5 mills for the 16th year in a...

 

Zone 3 council told crime is up during this year's holiday season

“Crime doesn’t stop, so we shouldn’t,” said Zone 3 Public Safety Council president Ken Wolfe on why a meeting was called a week before Christmas. The Dec. 18 meeting began with a brief holiday crime overview, including that robberies and burg...

 

East Carson Street consultant should be in place by mid-2018

Updates and reminders were the essence of the brief Dec. 12 meeting of the South Side Planning Forum. Forum member Tracy Myers reported that she, Barbara Rudiak of the South Side Community Council (SSCC), and Candice Gonzalez of the South Side...

 

New Hillcrest Residences for senor citizens opens

The Community Builders, Inc. (TCB) joined with Mayor William Peduto, Councilwoman Natalia Rudiak, a host of public officials and community members to celebrate the grand opening of Hillcrest...

 

Center for Victims expanding services at new So. Side facility

In July, 2016, “Hilda” sought refuge from an abusive husband in an emergency shelter operated by Centers for Victims (CV), a nonprofit provider of services, advocacy, and education for victims of all crime. After one month in the shelter, Hilda...

 

Community crime reports are part of Carrick holiday party

Food, door prizes, and an update on neighborhood crime were the highlights of the annual Carrick/Overbrook Block Watch holiday party last Monday in the Concord K5 cafeteria. Residents enjoyed buffet-style dinner donated by local businesses and...

 

Brashear Board elects new officers, Kristi Rogers is the 2018 president

New officers were installed at the December meeting of the Board of Directors of The Brashear Association. The South Pittsburgh community service agency will be led by Kristi Rogers, owner and director of BYS Yoga, a South Side business. Ms. Rogers...

 

Brashear unveils plans for Hilltop Community Center

Brashear Association invited area residents to LifeSpan's Knoxville center to learn more about plans for a new Hilltop community center. Plans call for the new community center to integrate the...

 

Public Safety Council updated on concerns throughout the zone

"Very rewarding" was how Zone 3 community relations Officer Christine Luffey described the annual "Get Stuffed With Love" program that ensures no city residents go without a traditional turkey dinner...

 

Borough changes solicitors, updates on holiday events

A change of borough solicitors, a new contract for the police chief, and details on the holiday decorating contest headlined the Nov. 20 meeting of Mt. Oliver council. The new borough solicitor, effective Jan. 1, 2018, will be GRB, or Goehring,...

 

Group discusses opioid epidemic, gerrymandering at November forum

Zone 3 community relations Officer Christine Luffey kicked off the November meeting of the Mt. Oliver City/St. Clair Community Group with holiday advice on avoiding becoming a victim. “Be vigilant. This is the holiday season. “Thefts from vehicle...

 

Controller examines MWCDC finances

City of Pittsburgh controller Michael Lamb said there is no evidence the Mount Washington Community Development Corporation (MWCDC) misused funds following the initial phase of his internal audit of the organization’s financial records. The audit,...

 

South Side Planning Forum reviews special events procedure

Brian Katze, the city’s special events manager, presented an overview of the permitting process at the Nov. 14 meeting of the South Side Planning Forum. He said, according to city code, a “special event” is defined as a parade, public...

 

St. Basil's school building will be demolished for possible development

The St. Basil's School building in Carrick is now facing demolition as early as December after city officials announced new plans for the property at last week's Carrick Community Council (CCC)...

 

City to survey vaults under the street in preparation for streetscape project

The City of Pittsburgh Department of Mobility and Infrastructure (DOMI) will be conducting a vault survey of South Side businesses this week through November 22. Mark Stem from the DOMI may knock on doors and go into the various businesses to see if...

 

Opioid crisis draws crowd to Carrick for answers to epidemic

A new coalition staffed with multiple city and health officials introduced strategies for reining in the opioid problem at one of the most well-attended Carrick block watch meetings in recent months. More than 100 neighbors filled the Concord K5...

 

District judge works to make sure problems are abated in neighborhood

Focusing on code enforcement issues affecting quality of life issues in the South Side Flats and Slopes, South Watch each month brings residents together with local stakeholders, government, educational and more, to advocate for remediation and to...

 

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