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 By Austin Vaught    Front Page    February 14, 2017 

Burgh's Eye View shows city data streams on web map

Carrick residents can learn about criminal incidents, check on the status of 311 reports, and even rent city facilities thanks to Burgh's Eye View, a city website that presents multiple city data...

 
 Front Page    February 14, 2017 

Officials will be at Planning Forum for input on online data application

The Department of Innovation & Performance’s (I&P) Analytics & Strategy team is taking its Burgh’s Eye View application, an interactive map that displays city data, on tour in the coming months. The team has already visited with seven neighborhoo...

 
 By Margaret L. Smykla    Front Page    February 7, 2017

Camera survey first step in area crime prevention strategy

Topics discussed at the Jan. 26 meeting of the Mt. Oliver City/St. Clair Community Group included local crime, the proposed urban farm, cameras for crime prevention, and the annual Biscuits Bingo fundraiser for local animal organizations. The...

 
 Front Page    February 7, 2017

New South Watch group will work with city on code, safety violations

Over the last year, residents from the South Side Flats and Slopes have been working on a public safety/code compliance initiative that is patterned after Oakwatch. Oakwatch’s mission is to improve the quality of life by bringing people and...

 
 By Tom Smith    Front Page    January 31, 2017

Grassroots effort begins to revitalize East Carson Street

South Side stakeholders, residents and business owners, have been meeting with city and state officials for the past five months to explore revitalization strategies for East Carson Street. The group was encouraged by PennDOT’s plan to repave East...

 
 By Austin Vaught    Front Page    January 31, 2017

McKinley Park concepts and timeline outlined to community for feedback

Initial concepts and a timeline for the redesign of McKinley Park were presented at the first in a series of community feedback meetings last Wednesday at the McKinley Park shelter on Delmont Avenue...

 
 Front Page    January 31, 2017

Former boro councilman fired from public works job

A three-minute special voting meeting of the Mt. Oliver Borough Council interrupted by a 45-minute non-public executive session resulted in the termination of a borough public works employee. Council vice-president Nick Viglione presided over the...

 
 By Margaret L. Smykla    Front Page    January 24, 2017

Borough street project continue

A new public works contract, a grant to fully fund police officers’ body cameras, and the hiring of two new part-time police officers topped the Jan. 16 meeting of Mt. Oliver council. Council members David Beltz, Christina Reft, and David Lowe...

 
 By Margaret L. Smykla    Front Page    January 24, 2017

Council wants a survey of cameras

The Zone 3 Public Safety Council meeting of Jan. 16 featured the election of the organization’s officers. Reelected for two-year terms were President Ken Wolfe (Allentown), secretary Donna Williams (Carrick), and treasurer Harry Wolfe, Jr. (Mt....

 
 By Jeffrey Benzing    Front Page    January 24, 2017

The 'new Pittsburgh' takes root on the Hilltop

Allentown mirrors Pittsburgh's rebirth. The Hilltop neighborhood has been lauded with glossy press cheering its new growth and all the innovative opportunities after years of disinvestment. The main...

 
 By Austin Vaught    Front Page    January 24, 2017

Project Lifesaver could help responders locate missing people

A new program to help emergency responders quickly locate missing people suffering from Alzheimer’s, dementia, autism, or brain injuries was presented at January’s Carrick / Overbrook Block Watch meeting in the Concord K5 auditorium. Project...

 
 By Margaret L. Smykla    Front Page    January 17, 2017

Councilman disappointed in Villas decision

The Mission Street Bridge, South Side Park, and South Side Smooth Streets were among the topics at the Jan. 10 meeting of the South Side Slopes Neighborhood Association (SSSNA) held at the Brashear Center in the South Side Flats. City Councilman Bruc...

 
 By Tom Smith    Front Page    January 17, 2017

PWSA officials explain about lead in water

Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority officials came to the South Side Market House to talk to Council District 3 residents about lead in drinking, but they emphasized they are still learning the exten...

 
 By Margaret L. Smykla    Front Page    January 17, 2017

Forum looks to add members before March

The controversial, proposed “Villas at Winter Park” single-family, 13-home residential development off Hackstown St. in the Slopes is back again following the recent overturning Common Pleas Judge Joseph James of two Planning Commission...

 
 Front Page    January 10, 2017

Residents questions new Wharton St. development

A proposed 316-unit apartment complex planned for Wharton St. near the Birmingham Bridge in the South Side Flats is drawing nearby residents' complaints about obstruction of views, increased traffic,...

 
 Front Page    January 10, 2017

Brashear holiday assistance campaign helped 650 families with food and toys

The Brashear Association, a South Pittsburgh community service agency, sustained a high level of service during its recent holiday assistance campaign. In each year for the past seven years, Brashear...

 
 Front Page    January 3, 2017

No print edition this week of South Pittsburgh Reporter

The South Pittsburgh Reporter kicked off the New Year by publishing online versions only for January 3, 2017. Tom Smith, editor of The South Pittsburgh Reporter, noted the week leading up to the first week of the new year is typically a slow news...

 
 Front Page    January 3, 2017

South Side council hosting meeting on Wharton housing

The South Side Community Council will host a special meeting with Edwards Communities Development Corp. on Wednesday, Jan. 4, 7 p.m. at the Brashear Center, 2005 Sarah Street. Edwards Communities Development is proposing to build 320-340 housing...

 
 Front Page    January 3, 2017

PWSA meetings will discuss lead in city drinking water

The Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA) will hold community meetings to present information on lead in drinking water. PWSA leadership, in conjunction with the Allegheny County Health Department and the United Way, will give presentations on...

 
 By Margaret L. Smykla    Front Page    December 27, 2016

No tax increase in Mt. Oliver for '17

There will be no tax increase for Mt. Oliver residents in 2017 following adoption of a $1,972,282 general fund budget at the Dec. 19 meeting of Mt. Oliver council. The millage rate was last raised in 2006. Budget highlights for 2017 include:...

 
 Front Page    December 27, 2016

County, city working on a holiday schedule

Allegheny County offices will have revised schedules due to the holiday observances. On Friday, Dec. 30, the Court of Common Pleas, the District Attorney’s office, and the Department of Court Records will be closed in observance of New Year’s Eve...

 

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