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 By Margaret L. Smykla    Front Page    October 21, 2014 

City working to inventory vacant lots for new uses

A presentation by the city’s open space specialist was the sole presentation at the Oct. 14 meeting of the South Side Planning Forum. Shelly Danko-Day said her goal is to compile a complete inventory of vacant lots owned by the city that can be...

 
 By Ashley Murray    Front Page    October 21, 2014 

MWCDC members elect new board members, change bylaws

Members of the Mount Washington Community Development Corporation voted for new board members Thursday night at the Mount Washington Senior Center and also passed bylaw changes—17 yes, 10 no—that were highly debated during September’s meeting....

 
 Front Page    October 21, 2014 

Chamber teams with Pitt to Make a Difference on S.S.

With the support of faculty and staff, 42 University of Pittsburgh students volunteered to pick up litter and pull weeds on the South Side on Saturday, Oct. 18 as part of Pitt Make a Difference Day (P...

 
 By Jennifer Szweda Jordan    Front Page    October 14, 2014

Judge explains why he can't send code violator to jail

The Berg Place apartment building owner charged with dozens of code violations at the now vacant property--including a raw sewage pit outside -- can’t be sent to jail, Magisterial District Judge Richard King says. Mr. King says it’s a...

 
 By Jennifer Szweda Jordan    Front Page    October 14, 2014

Bhutanese seek to let their children, others learn the beauty of their culture

Bhutanese refugees in the U.S. have been committing suicide at a higher rate than any other refugee group. This highlights the difficulty this population faces in acclimating to a new world -- and...

 
 By Tom Smith    Front Page    October 7, 2014

Residents continue to oppose proposed Slopes development

Developer Justin Cipriani returned to the South Side Slopes to present changes for the proposed Villas at Winter Park, a project of 25 new single-family homes to be situated mostly on Hackstown Street, between St. Paul of the Cross Monastery...

 
 By Tom Smith    Front Page    October 7, 2014

City working to empower neighborhoods and business

Making his way to the Carrick Business Association’s September meeting as its guest speaker, Henry Pyatt, small business and redevelopment manager in the Bureau of Neighborhood Empowerment (BNE) in the City of Pittsburgh, was there to listen to...

 
 Front Page    October 7, 2014

Free produce distribution is this week on the Hilltop

Fresh Fridays, the free produce distribution on the Hilltop continues on the second Friday of the month with the next one on October 10. Eligible households in the 15203, 15210, 15211 and Carrick residents in 15227 zip codes can pick up fresh...

 
 By Margaret L. Smykla    Front Page    September 30, 2014

Zone 3 updated on hiring of police chief, Get Stuffed with Love

A brief meeting of the Zone 3 Public Safety Council meeting on Sept. 17 included updates on the summer’s community forums for selecting the city’s police chief, and on the “Get Stuffed With Love” program that ensures no residen go without...

 
 By Margaret L. Smykla    Front Page    September 30, 2014

Police talk about trash, community concerns at Mt. Oliver City BW

Updates on current and future projects highlighted the Sept. 25 meeting of the Mt. Oliver City/St. Clair Block Watch held in the Ormsby Avenue Cafe. It began with news of the Oct. 17 clean-up from 9 a.m. to noon by three to four students on...

 
 By Margaret L. Smykla    Front Page    September 23, 2014

Boro council hears updates on arsonist, robocalling for trash

An update on a convicted arsonist fighting a local fire, robocalling on late garbage payments, and a vote on a full-time public works hire were among the topics at the Sept. 15 meeting of Mount Oliver council. Council member Billie Michener was...

 
 By Ashley Murray    Front Page    September 23, 2014

By-law changes, board elections topics at the Mt. Washington CDC

Board member elections and proposed by-law changes dominated the Mount Washington Community Development Corporation (MWCDC) meeting Thursday night at the Mount Washington Senior Center on Virginia Avenue. Just over 30 people of the 43-member...

 
 By Tom Smith    Front Page    September 23, 2014

State DCED officals stop on Hilltop during regional road tour

Officials from the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) brought their roadshow of southwestern Pennsylvania to the Hilltop last week to meet with Mount Oliver Borough...

 
 By Margaret L. Smykla    Front Page    September 16, 2014

Public safety director wants a culture of responsibility in S.S.

Public safety in South Side was the focus of the September 9 meeting of the South Side Planning Forum. The guest speakers were city Public Safety Director Stephen Bucar and Nighttime Economy Manager Maya Henry. They were introduced by city...

 
 By Jennifer Szweda Jordan    Front Page    September 16, 2014

Block watch hears about Berg Place apts., group of young people involved in muggings

Three Kirk Avenue children set fire to the clothing of homeless people who were squatting in the abandoned 2502 Berg Place apartment building on Aug. 16, police said at the September Carrick-Overbrook Block Watch meeting. The property was in the...

 
 Front Page    September 9, 2014

'Ambassadors' are needed in Allentown as part of an energy saving competition

Allentown is one of three Pittsburgh neighborhoods soon to be involved in a heated competition to see which neighborhood can save the most energy. ReEnergize Pgh, a project of GTECH Strategies, will pit Allentown, Homewood and Hazelwood in an energy...

 
 Front Page    September 9, 2014

City will hold two public hearings on Capital Budget

The City of Pittsburgh will hold two public hearings to seek public comment from interested citizens, community organizations and the business community on the 2015 Capital Budget. These hearings are separate from the 2015 Community Development...

 
 By Tom Smith    Front Page    September 2, 2014

Developer hits resistance on proposed Hackstown housing development

Developers are looking at building as many as 27 new homes on a parcel of hillside land on the South Side Slopes between St. Paul of the Cross Monastery and Veronica’s Veil. In a meeting facilitated by the South Side Slopes Neighborhood Association...

 

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