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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...

 

Trash cans with sensors coming soon to So. Side

Coming to the South Side are trash cans with sensors to inform city workers when a can needs emptied. Details were presented as the Sept. 12 meeting of the South Side Planning Forum by Bill Crean, streets superintendent with the city’s Dept. of...

 

Residents asked to step up and comment on city staircases

The city has more than 800 public staircases in its 90 neighborhoods, many are right-of-ways while others are considered streets, Kristin Saunders, a principle planner in the city’s Department of Mobility and Infrastructure (DMI) told those...

 

Annual Walkatop urban hike benefits suicide prevention

Dr. Eva Simms will guide hikers September 17 at this year’s Walkatop. Now in its third year, the Walkatop urban hiking adventure through Emerald View Park in Mount Washington is building on the success of its past two events aimed at suicide...

 

Fresh Fridays on the Hilltop is Sept. 8

Fresh Fridays, the free produce distribution on the Hilltop, will take place on Friday, Sept. 8. Eligible households in the 15203, 15210, 15211 and Carrick residents in 15227 zip codes can pick up...

 
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Hilltop Farm is largest urban farm in the country

Walking down Cresswell Street in the former St. Clair Village for the ribbon cutting ceremony commemorating the Hilltop Urban Farm brought back memories from the early 1960s. Then, there were more tha...

 

Concern over safety prompts rooftop ban

Prompted by concerns expressed by the South Watch and Oak Watch community groups over young people partying on rooftops, District 3 Councilman Bruce Kraus has introduced legislation to give police the authority to order them down. The legislation...

 

Keep calling 911, borough residents urged by police

Anyone who experiences harassment, or witnesses underage drinking or other illegal activity in the borough parks, should call 911. That was the message of Police Chief Matt Juzwick at the August 21 meeting of Mt. Oliver council. “I need to know...

 

Mt. Washington CDC is one step closer to finalizing five-year plan

An updated five-year strategic plan for the Mount Washington Community Development Corporation (MWCDC) took another step toward completion when a draft version of the plan was reviewed at the organization’s August meeting. Michael Grande,...

 

Health Dept. to treat Slopes, Knoxville for mosquitoes on Wednesday

Recent samples of mosquitoes collected from the North Side, Lawrenceville, South Side Slopes, and Knoxville neighborhoods in the City of Pittsburgh have tested positive for West Nile virus. In response, the Allegheny County Health Department (ACHD) w...

 

Mayor Peduto talks about issues in South Pittsburgh

Mayor William Peduto recently spoke briefly on a variety of topics he discussed while attending an Allentown CDC community meeting in the spring. A few of the subjects included establishing a new...

 

Neighborhood asked to help with city-wide plan for steps

The City of Pittsburgh has more than 800 sets of public steps, the most of any city in the country. To better understand how the staircases are used and the condition they are in, the city’s Department of Mobility and Infrastructure (DMI) is...

 

10th Street Bridge closed for gas pipeline maintenance on Saturday, Aug. 26

The 10th Street Bridge in Pittsburgh’s South Side neighborhood is scheduled to be closed on Saturday, August 26 from 7:30 am to 11:30 pm. Detours will be posted. Peoples Gas scheduled this closure to complete maintenance to the natural gas...

 

South Side learns more about RFP for business district plan

An update on the status of a request for proposal (RFP) for an East Carson St. business district strategy was the lead presentation at the combined July-August meeting of the South Side Planning Forum. The project will be focused on the development o...

 

All kidding aside, police looking for teens who assaulted goats in S.S. Park

Goat Fest, a celebration of Allegheny GoatScape's hard working goats eating their way through invasive species and vines in South Side Park's "Jurassic Valley" drew 1,000 goat loving people to the par...

 

Drug overdoses continue to be a problem in Carrick

Details surrounding July’s overdoses and drug arrests were presented by police at last Monday’s Carrick/Overbrook Block Watch meeting in the Zion Church basement on Brownsville Road. Twelve overdoses occurred in Carrick and two in Overbook...

 

No print edition of The South Pittsburgh Reporter this week

There will be no print edition of The South Pittsburgh Reporter for the week of August 8, 2017. Look for the print edition of The Reporter next week, August 15, in stores throughout the South Pittsburgh area. Updates, classifieds, real estate...

 

Fresh Fridays on the Hilltop this Friday

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

 
 By Tom Smith    Front Page    August 1, 2017

Procedure to sell Arlington School building explained

Discussion continued at the Arlington Civic Council (ACC) concerning Academy Charter School’s desire to purchase and relocate to the former Arlington Elementary School on Jonquil Street. Bill Styche, principal at Academy Charter School (ACS),...

 

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