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 By Tom Smith    Front Page    May 22, 2018

MWCDC creates advocacy committee

One of the priorities coming out of the strategic planning process the Mount Washington Community Development Corporation (MWCDC) undertook last year was a need for an advocacy committee. Michael Grande, president of the MWCDC, explained to those...

 

PWSA customers in South Side may have lead lines replaced

The May meeting of the South Side Planning Forum featured presentations on the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA) and its lease service line replacement project, and a proposed City Theatre renovation project. In his overview of the PWSA, ex...

 

Slopes updated on city steps plan, East Carson Street safety projects

Presentations on the city steps plan and on the East Carson Street safety improvement project headlined the May meeting of the South Side Slopes Neighborhood Association (SSSNA). Angie Martinez, of the city’s new Dept. of Mobility and Infrastructur...

 

City police increase their crackdown on narcotics in Carrick

More than 12 drug arrests were made in Carrick and Overbrook last month as city police and narcotics detectives continue to increase their presence and crackdown on narcotics throughout Zone 3 neighborhoods. Several of those arrests were described...

 

Former parishioners work to save St. George Church building

A bricklayer by trade, Neal Mehrenberg laments the dissolution of the Allentown church building that served as his family's spiritual home for four generations. The Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh has...

 
 By Tom Smith    Front Page    May 8, 2018

Program will renovate facades of homes in Beltzhoover near McKinley

Looking for synergy with nearby improvements to upper McKinley Park, the Hilltop Alliance (HA) has partnered with Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation (PHLF) to restore the facades of 12...

 

Fresh Fridays on the Hilltop offers free produce to Hilltop area residents

Fresh Fridays, the free produce distribution on the Hilltop, will take place on Friday, May 11. Eligible households in the 15203, 15210, 15211 and Carrick residents in 15227 zip codes can pick up fres...

 

South Side Park Master Plan process now completed

The master plan for South Side Park was unveiled on April 19 at the Arlington Recreation Center.  Among the 40 elements chosen for the park are: An ADA-accessible boardwalk; open-air pavilion over small building; amphitheater; renovated entrance...

 

South Side welcomes marathon with music and cheering crowds

The South Side Chamber of Commerce will host a fun-filled welcome festival for the Sunday, May 6 Pittsburgh Marathon starting at 7 a.m. at the Welcome Center at the corner of S. 11th and East Carson Streets. This is the marathon’s official...

 

Mayor touts decrease in homicides, increase of ShotSpotter program

“Trauma, Public Safety & You: Impacts & Solutions” was the topic of the spring city-wide public safety meeting which drew more than 125 residents to the Teamster Temple in Lawrenceville on April 18. The meeting was conducted by Zone 5 public...

 

Mount Oliver to crack down those parking on yellow lines, sidewalks

Vehicles parked on yellow lines or sidewalks will be ticketed. The reminder about the state and borough codes was reiterated during the April 16 meeting of Mt. Oliver Council. No parking on sidewalks is in Section 3353(a)(1)(ii) of the Pennsylvania...

 

UPMC to relocate some services to other S.S. locations

While surgical and some other services at the UPMC Mercy South Side Outpatient Center will be moving elsewhere this summer, other clinical services will remain at the site for the time being. That inf...

 
 By Tom Smith    Front Page    April 17, 2018

Final draft of park master plan available for review on Thursday

A final draft of the South Side Park Master Plan will be available for review and comment on Thursday, April 19 from 5-8 p.m. at the Arlington Recreation Center, 2201 Salisbury Street. Ruth Isaacson a member of the Friends of South Side Park (FSSP)...

 

Answers sought about new addiction facility on Brownsville Road

Carrick residents are demanding more communication and community investment from the addiction facility Accessible Recovery Services (ARS) after it opened a new location on the corner of Brownsville Road and Nobles Lane. The facility’s procedures...

 

Fresh Fridays on the Hilltop offers free produce to Hilltop area residents

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

 

UPMC to end surgeries at outpatient center this summer

Last week UPMC, citing $10 million in needed repairs, announced plans to discontinue performing outpatient surgeries at UPMC Mercy South Side Outpatient Center this summer. Surgeries will be moved to...

 

Fresh Fridays will again offer free produce to Hilltop residents

Recognizing many of the Hilltop communities were food deserts with limited access to fresh produce the Hilltop Alliance piloted a program with the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank (GPCFB) to...

 

Mt. Oliver residents reminded of change in trash collection day

Concerned that Mt. Oliver Borough residents may not have received the notice sent from Republic Services notifying them of a change in collection day, borough officials sent their own notice to property owners. On March 20, Republic Services changed...

 
 By Tom Smith    Front Page    March 27, 2018

Changes coming to E. Carson St. to make it safer

East Carson Street is the most dangerous road in the region and the sixth most dangerous road in the state, PennDOT officials explained at The Brashear Center last week. The officials utilized crash...

 

Change in garbage pick up day for Mt. Oliver highlights meeting

A new garbage pick-up day is the primary news Mt. Oliver Council wanted to convey at its March 19 meeting. Starting March 20, the garbage was picked up on Tuesdays instead of Mondays. Residents received flyers and other mailings about the change....

 

Zone 3 council will take to the road in the future

The March 19 meeting of the Zone 3 Public Safety Council featured an update on the 20th annual “Biscuits Bingo” fundraiser for local animal organizations held on March 3 and presented by the Pittsburgh Police. Officials in attendance at the...

 

Safety will benefit from South Side PED district

Updates on the South Side Parking Enhancement District (PED), and on the East Carson St. business district strategy consultant contract, were presented at the March 13 meeting of the South Side Planning Forum. The update on the revenue generated by...

 

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