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Officials to discuss Carson St. renovations at February 13 forum

The next meeting of the South Side Planning Forum will take place on Tuesday, Feb. 13, beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the Brashear Center, 2005 Sarah Street, South Side. The agenda will include a presentation by City of Pittsburgh officials on...

 

Learn more, comment on proposal for the South Side Park Master Plan

Join the City of Pittsburgh, Studio Bryan Hanes and Friends of South Side Park for the South Side Park Master Plan process at the Arlington Recreation Center. Stop by at any time during the three-hour public meetings and contribute your ideas,...

 

Coghill priorities are opioid crisis, youth and new Division 4

Top priorities for newly-elected District 4 councilman Anthony Coghill include tackling opioids, revitalizing local business districts, improving youth athletics, and restoring the local public works division. Mr. Coghill attended his first...

 

MWCDC explains finances, where the money was used

Board members of the Mount Washington Community Development Corporation (MWCDC) provided insights into the organization's financial records and operations at a meeting last week at 608 Virginia...

 

South Side Voices: Stories on Carson aims to learn about historic buildings

To celebrate the 25th year anniversary of the East Carson Street City Historic District, the South Side Community Council is teaming with the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – South Side to collect...

 

New Division 4, urban farm work days discussed on Hilltop

Topics discussed at the Jan. 25 meeting of the Mt. Oliver City/St. Clair Community Group included local crime, urban farm work days, a new Public Works’ 4th Division building, and the annual Biscuits Bingo fundraiser for local animal organizations....

 

Mayor issues order adopting recommendations of PWSA panel

Mayor William Peduto has issued an Executive Order adopting recommendations of his Blue Ribbon Panel on restructuring Pittsburgh Water & Sewer Authority governance.  After a year of study, the panel last month issued recommendations that...

 

Annual South Side Soup Contest tickets on sale Friday, Feb. 2

It's baaack! This year's South Side Soup Contest is on Saturday, Feb. 17, from noon to 3 p.m. Soup Contest tickets will be available for purchase online only at www.southsidesoup.com at noon on...

 

Borough swears in Beltz to fill vacant Mt. O. council seat

The January 15 meeting of Mt. Oliver council featured the swearing in of former councilman David Beltz to the vacant council seat. The vote to appoint him was 6-0. The seat became available when...

 

City officials commit to finding a home for Public Works Division 4

Mayor William Peduto and members of Pittsburgh City Council have committed to finding a home in the city's southern neighborhoods for the 4th Division of the Department of Public Works. The...

 

South Side Voices project will celebrate Carson Historic District

It is the buildings on East Carson St. that will be the 2018 focus of South Side Voices: Stories on Carson. To celebrate the 25-year anniversary of the East Carson St. City Historic District designation, South Side Community Council (SSCC) and the...

 

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...

 

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