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Social media isn't always social with neighborhood issues

"Sometimes I could just pull off my hair," Councilman Bruce Kraus says laughing while sitting at the island in his kitchen. The District 3 councilman spoke out of frustration from hearing from yet...

 

Last Fresh Fridays of the year is on November 10

The last Fresh Fridays, the free produce distribution on the Hilltop, until spring will take place on Friday, Nov. 10. Eligible households in the 15203, 15210, 15211 and Carrick residents in 15227 zip...

 

Police will deliver free Thanksgiving dinners again

Rotary Clubs of Bethel-St. Clair and Northern Allegheny along with Holy Assumption of St. Mary Orthodox Church are partnering again this year to cook and package traditional Thanksgiving meals. The...

 

Rt. 51 will be targeted for code violations

Code enforcement officers from the City’s Department of Permits, Licenses and Inspections will soon be conducting inspections for property maintenance code compliance in the Route 51 corridor, from the Liberty Tunnels south through...

 

Advisory firm for restructuring PWSA to hold workshop at S.S. Market House

Infrastructure Management Group (IMG), the advisory firm hired to manage a possible restructuring of the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA), will hold a Public Workshop on Thursday, Nov. 2, from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the South Side Market...

 

New code enforcer and rental inspector for boro

Replacing the retiring Chuck Knaus resulted in two actions at the Oct. 16 meeting of Mt. Oliver council. Mr. Knaus, who has worked for the borough since 2011, served as code enforcement officer and building inspector. At the meeting, council voted...

 

Mount library renovations to begin after Carrick finished

Major changes are in store for the Mount Washington Branch of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, including handicapped-accessibility, a new HVAC system, and an improved interior design. The new renovations and an estimated timeline were discussed...

 

Dairy District success leads to changes from community feedback

Carrick Community Council (CCC) members gathered in the Concord K5 auditorium last Tuesday to hear the latest updates on the Dairy District and other community development initiatives. The meeting ope...

 

Division 4 building to be demolished, workers, responsibilities reassigned

Next month's demolition of Public Works' 4th Division facility was a focus of the Oct. 10 meeting of the South Side Planning Forum. City operations director Guy Costa said the building will be razed...

 

Elections, project updates highlight SSSNA meeting

Elections highlighted the Oct. 10 meeting of the South Side Slopes Neighborhood Association (SSSNA). The elected slate of candidates consisted of Jamie Balser, Denise Filip, Dawn Lorincy, Brian Oswald, and Cara Jette.  In his remarks, city...

 

Division 4 in Knoxville to close by end of October

The Division 4 Public Works facility on Bausman Street in Knoxville will be closed at the end of the month and then demolished in mid-November as a result of structural engineering report finding...

 

Final concept shared on 21st Street design

A meeting to share the final streetscape and green infrastructure design concept for South 21st St. in an effort to address excessive stormwater was held on Sept. 19 at the Brashear Center. Representatives from Environmental Planning & Design...

 

Lots of Flowers bringing a little color to vacant Hilltop properties

There are "Lots of Flowers" still blooming throughout out the Hilltop neighborhoods. Take a walk through Allentown, Beltzhoover, Knoxville or Mt. Oliver City and you're likely to see one of the...

 

Carrick updated on crime reports

Carrick residents were updated on a recent armed robbery and several drug arrests in the community at October’s meeting of the Carrick/Overbrook Block Watch in the Concord K5 auditorium on Brownsville Road. Block watch organizer Carol Anthony...

 

Fresh Fridays on the Hilltop is October 13

Fresh Fridays, the free produce distribution on the Hilltop, will take place on Friday, Oct. 13. Eligible households in the 15203, 15210, 15211 and Carrick residents in 15227 zip codes can pick up...

 

'A Waddle of Penguins' art project coming to Hilltop neighborhoods

Artist James Simon will be unveiling the first installation of his temporary public art project "A Hilltop Waddle" at a community reception in a former vacant lot turned community space, "Lunchtime...

 

MWCDC introduces board candidates, explains financials

Mount Washington residents heard from the ten candidates vying for five board seats in the upcoming Mount Washington Community Development Corporation (MWCDC) board election scheduled to take place this October. At last week’s community forum,...

 

Education Partnership helps bring supplies to South Pittsburgh schools

By Margaret L. Smykla Contributing Writer Schools begin the new academic year with basic supplies for students, but run out. "The Education Partnership (TEP) mission is to give kids the basic school...

 

Changes at Zone 3, student complaints at Z3 safety forum

The Sept. 18 meeting of the Zone 3 Public Safety Council began with Officer Nathan Auvil reporting he is receiving complaints about students on South Side, for which he is working with Duquesne University. City Councilman Bruce Kraus said his office...

 

Mt. O. Council questioned on need for an emergency response person

The Sept. 18 meeting of Mt. Oliver council began with the loyalty oath administered by Mayor James Cassidy to canine handler Tom Snyder and K-9 officer Enzo, a German Shepherd. During public hearings at the meeting, Frank Bernardini asked why the...

 

DA adds surveillance cameras

The number of government cameras keeping an eye on E. Carson Street in South Side increased with the addition of 13 high-definition surveillance cameras installed by the Allegheny County District...

 

Drug overdoses impacting the way police can respond

Carrick residents learned about the local impact of the national opioid epidemic from Pittsburgh Police narcotics detective Calvin Kennedy at last week’s Carrick / Overbrook Block Watch meeting. Overdose statistics, recognizing opioids, and...

 

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