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 By Margaret L. Smykla    Front Page    December 6, 2016 

Zone 3 should be up to 107 officers in the new year

The officials in attendance at the Nov. 16 meeting of the Zone 3 Public Safety Council were city Council President Bruce Kraus, Acting Police Chief Scott Schubert, Commander Karen Dixon, and Officer Christine Luffey. The meeting was conducted by...

 
 By Margaret L. Smykla    Front Page    December 6, 2016 

A year later, Amanda McKnight still wonders why

By Margaret L. Smykla, Contributing Writer At 8:30 pm on Nov. 1, 2015, David McIntyre, 11, and his brother, Christopher Mikula-Conrad, called CJ, 16, were playing video baseball when a man suddenly...

 
 By Margaret L. Smykla    Front Page    November 29, 2016

Mt. Oliver takes care of business, 'Up on the Hilltop'

Details of a Dec. 3 Holiday Jubilee in the 100-200 blocks of Brownsville Rd. was a highlight of the brief Nov. 21 meeting of Mt. Oliver council. Absent this evening were Mayor James Cassidy and Councilwoman Tina Reft. Called “Up On the Hilltop,”...

 
 By Margaret L. Smykla    Front Page    November 29, 2016

Community group asks for action on wish list given to councilman

The former Mt. Oliver City/St. Clair Block Watch held its first meeting on Nov. 17 since changing its name to the Mt. Oliver City/St. Clair Community Group. The meeting was held in the Ormsby Avenue Café. “We’re coming into the twenty-first cent...

 
 By Austin Vaught    Front Page    November 22, 2016

CCC elects board members, hears of new transit changes

Three board nominees were elected prior to a presentation on Port Authority’s changes for 2017 at last Monday’s Carrick Community Council (CCC) meeting in the Concord K5 auditorium. Board nominees Rich Dervin, Linda Donahue, and Sherry Loy...

 
 By Austin Vaught    Front Page    November 22, 2016

Infrastructure repairs continuing on Mount

Infrastructure repairs along Grandview Avenue and other development projects were discussed by representatives from the Mayor’s Office at the Mount Washington Community Development Corporation (MWCDC) last Thursday. Grant Gittlen, community and...

 
 Front Page    November 22, 2016

Community comes together to light Carson for holidays

When the South Side Chamber of Commerce bought the snowflake holiday lights two years ago, the lights were bright, and they lit up East Carson Street for the holiday season from mid-November to...

 
 By Austin Vaught    Front Page    November 15, 2016

Director Hissrich addresses block watch on public safety issues

This year’s public safety achievements and the importance of block watch groups were topics on Pittsburgh Public Safety Director Wendell Hissrich’s agenda when he visited the Carrick Block Watch meeting last Monday. Mr. Hissrich opened the...

 
 By Margaret L. Smykla    Front Page    November 15, 2016

South Side Planning Forum learns about missing trees, holiday lights

With no presentations, the Nov. 9 meeting of the South Side Planning Forum began with the report of the Development Review Committee (DRC) from chair Tracy Myers. She said seven to 10 trees were removed from along the river beside the South Side Mari...

 
 Front Page    November 15, 2016

Duquesne students break bread with their South Side neighbors

South Side residents and businesses and Duquesne University celebrated together as neighbors at a special pre-holiday South Side Thanksgiving potluck dinner on Monday evening, Nov. 7, at the South Sid...

 
 By Tom Smith    Front Page    November 8, 2016

Brashear campers will get-together to talk over old times

My first experience with Brashear Camp didn't come during the summer in the 135 wooded acres outside of Zelienople, it came on the second floor of the Brashear Center in what is now the Birmingham...

 
 By Ashley Murray    Front Page    November 1, 2016

MWCDC elects six new board members at annual meeting

Tom Tighe stood at the entrance of the Mount Washington Senior Center on the Thursday evening of Oct. 20, waving hello and shaking hands with those who came out to vote for the nine residents vying for six open spots on the Mount Washington...

 
 Front Page    November 1, 2016

Hilltop Alliance honored with service award at Bravo! Brashear luncheon

The 99th Annual Meeting and Awards Luncheon of the Brashear Association was held October 27 at the LaMont Restaurant on Mount Washington. The luncheon featured the awarding of the Charles and...

 
 By Margaret L. Smykla    Front Page    November 1, 2016

Jon Istik will be inducted into the City League All-Sports Hall of Fame

Besides playing on South High School’s first undefeated football team in 1973, Jon Istik left his own indelible impression. “He was kind of a Mike Dutka-style tough guy, who had the respect of his teammates, and played the game the way it was...

 
 By Margaret L. Smykla    Front Page    October 25, 2016

Public safety issues, Brownsville progress before boro council

Vandalism, trespassing along with foul and threatening language by groups of teenagers leaving Ormsby Park at night brought two Church Ave. residents to the Oct. 17 meeting of Mt. Oliver council. “We are victims,” said one woman, who has had...

 
 By Margaret L. Smykla    Front Page    October 25, 2016

Tech focus of city-wide safety meeting

Technology was the focus of the Oct. 19 city-wide public safety council meeting, held at the Pittsburgh Federation of Teachers building in South Side. After welcomes from the presidents of the Zones 1, 3, and 6 public safety councils, opening remarks...

 
 By Margaret L. Smykla    Front Page    October 18, 2016

S.S. Planning Forum learns of holiday lighting challenges

The Oct. 11 meeting of the South Side Planning Forum began with Mary Ellen Solomon, Duquesne University’s new assistant vice-president for executive affairs, introducing Rev. Jim McCloskey, the senior advisor to the university president for strateg...

 
 Front Page    October 18, 2016

Board elections are the highlight of Slopes membership meeting

Elections highlighted the brief Oct. 11 meeting of the South Side Slopes Neighborhood Association (SSSNA) held at the Brashear Center in the South Side Flats. The elected slate of candidates consisted of Brad Palmisiano, Candice Gonzalez, Kristin...

 
 By Austin Vaught    Front Page    October 18, 2016

Crime updates, news of new safety position outlined in Carrick

A monthly crime report, a Big Brothers Big Sisters program overview, and the announcement of a new Zone 3 Public Safety official were all part of this month’s Carrick/Overbrook Crime Watch meeting. Zone 3 officer Christine Luffey opened the...

 

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