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 By Margaret L. Smykla    Front Page    November 25, 2014 

Boro council fires police chief, hears of safety concerns

Frank Mosesso was fired as the Mount Oliver police chief by a 4-1 vote by the borough council at its Nov. 17 meeting. Voting to fire Mr. Mosesso were President Darnell Sains, Amber McGough, Dave Lowe, and Nick Viglione. Frank Bernardini voted no....

 
 By Margaret L. Smykla    Front Page    November 25, 2014 

Volunteers, city police prepare for Thanksgiving, Ferguson verdict

The Nov. 19 meeting of the Zone 3 Public Safety Council meeting included an update on the “Get Stuffed With Love” program so no residents go without a traditional turkey dinner on Thanksgiving, and news of the police department’s pro-active...

 
 Front Page    November 25, 2014 

Rudiak guest reader at Concord

Council Member Natalia Rudiak served as a guest reader for first graders at Pittsburgh Concord K-5 on Thursday, Nov. 13, to celebrate National Young Readers Week. Co-founded in 1989 by Pizza Hut...

 
 Front Page    November 18, 2014

Mount Washington celebrates partners, neighborhood work

Celebrating its sixth Annual Dinner, the Mount Washington Community Development Corporation (MWCDC) took the opportunity to acknowledge work done by the organization’s staff and board and recognize community stakeholders. Newly elected board...

 
 By Jennifer Szweda Jordan    Front Page    November 18, 2014

Residents let library officials know what they would like in renovations

A green roof would top the Knoxville library, and more computers and dedicated space for teenagers would fill the space inside if residents get their way. Library users ranging in age from teens to...

 
 Front Page    November 18, 2014

Brownsville Road corridor receiving $2.1M for community revitalization

Economic Development South (EDS) has announced $2.1 million in secured funding for investment in the Mount Oliver, Knoxville and Carrick communities. This funding was secured via the Pennsylvania Neighborhood Partnership Program (NPP) tax credit prog...

 
 By Margaret L. Smykla    Front Page    November 18, 2014

South Side updated at Planning Forum

A brief meeting of the South Side Planning Forum on Nov. 11 consisted mostly of project updates and upcoming events. There were no presentations. In the report of the Development Review Committee (DRC), Peter Kreuthmeier said construction of the...

 
 By Tom Smith    Front Page    November 11, 2014

$1.5M coming to Allentown for community revitalization program

Things are about to change for the better in Pittsburgh’s Hilltop neighborhood of Allentown with the announcement yesterday of a Neighborhood Partnership Program (NPP) for the community through the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic...

 
 By Tom Smith    Front Page    November 11, 2014

Carrick area residents updated on police activity in the neighborhood

Zone 3 crime prevention officer Christine Luffey opened the Carrick Overbrook Block Watch November meeting with updates on recent crime activity in the neighborhoods. She began by talking about the homicide of refuse worker Omar Hodges on Birmingham...

 
 Front Page    November 4, 2014

South Side Chamber working to become a complete organization

Over the last couple of years, the South Side Chamber of Commerce has been working to be a stand-alone organization in a stand-alone neighborhood, according to new chamber president Jonathan Growall....

 
 Front Page    November 4, 2014

Yes, there will be Holiday Lights on East Carson Street for this year

There will be Holiday Lights along East Carson Street in South Side this year. After a Holiday Season in which the South Side Chamber of Commerce (SSCC) was roundly criticized, new SSCC president Jonathan Growall promises new lights will be up on...

 
 Front Page    November 4, 2014

Final Fresh Fridays distribution will take place on Friday, Nov. 14

The final Fresh Fridays of the year, the free produce distribution on the Hilltop, will be on Friday, Nov. 14. Eligible households in the 15203, 15210, 15211 and Carrick residents in 15227 zip codes...

 
 By Margaret L. Smykla    Front Page    October 28, 2014

Vandals damage equipment, building at Transverse Park

Vandalism at Transverse Park headlined the Oct. 20 meeting of Mt. Oliver council. Council members President Darnell Sains and Billie Michener were absent. Vice-president Frank Bernardini conducted the hour-long meeting. Up only a few days at...

 
 Front Page    October 28, 2014

Bravo! Brashear honors soup, Gormley

Bravo! Brashear, the 97th Annual Meeting and awards luncheon of the Brashear Association was held on Thursday, Oct. 23 at the LeMont Restaurant on Mount Washington. The luncheon featured a brief...

 
 By Margaret L. Smykla    Front Page    October 21, 2014

City working to inventory vacant lots for new uses

A presentation by the city’s open space specialist was the sole presentation at the Oct. 14 meeting of the South Side Planning Forum. Shelly Danko-Day said her goal is to compile a complete inventory of vacant lots owned by the city that can be...

 
 By Ashley Murray    Front Page    October 21, 2014

MWCDC members elect new board members, change bylaws

Members of the Mount Washington Community Development Corporation voted for new board members Thursday night at the Mount Washington Senior Center and also passed bylaw changes—17 yes, 10 no—that were highly debated during September’s meeting....

 
 Front Page    October 21, 2014

Chamber teams with Pitt to Make a Difference on S.S.

With the support of faculty and staff, 42 University of Pittsburgh students volunteered to pick up litter and pull weeds on the South Side on Saturday, Oct. 18 as part of Pitt Make a Difference Day (P...

 
 By Jennifer Szweda Jordan    Front Page    October 14, 2014

Judge explains why he can't send code violator to jail

The Berg Place apartment building owner charged with dozens of code violations at the now vacant property--including a raw sewage pit outside -- can’t be sent to jail, Magisterial District Judge Richard King says. Mr. King says it’s a...

 
 By Jennifer Szweda Jordan    Front Page    October 14, 2014

Bhutanese seek to let their children, others learn the beauty of their culture

Bhutanese refugees in the U.S. have been committing suicide at a higher rate than any other refugee group. This highlights the difficulty this population faces in acclimating to a new world -- and...

 
 By Tom Smith    Front Page    October 7, 2014

Residents continue to oppose proposed Slopes development

Developer Justin Cipriani returned to the South Side Slopes to present changes for the proposed Villas at Winter Park, a project of 25 new single-family homes to be situated mostly on Hackstown Street, between St. Paul of the Cross Monastery...

 
 By Tom Smith    Front Page    October 7, 2014

City working to empower neighborhoods and business

Making his way to the Carrick Business Association’s September meeting as its guest speaker, Henry Pyatt, small business and redevelopment manager in the Bureau of Neighborhood Empowerment (BNE) in the City of Pittsburgh, was there to listen to...

 

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