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Planning Forum recaps South Side area developments

The June 12 meeting of the South Side Planning Forum began with Chair Hugh Brannan thanking Barbara Rudiak for chairing the forum meetings the past few months. He said he heard she did a very good job. Mr. Brannan reminded everyone of what he...

 

Health Dept. expanding elevated blood lead level home investigations

The Allegheny County Health Department (ACHD) announced starting this week, in-home lead investigations will be offered to all families with a child or children under 6 years of age that have a confirmed venous blood lead test ≥5 µg/dl (greater...

 
 By Tom Smith    Front Page    June 12, 2018

Surveillance cameras impacting crime along E. Carson in South Side

Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen Zappala returned to South Side to update the community on the high-definition surveillance cameras his office has placed along E. Carson Street, throughout t...

 
 By Tom Smith    Front Page    June 12, 2018

Mayor updates on more police, asks for Hilltop area priorities

With summer approaching and better weather here, Mayor William Peduto hoped Allentown residents took note of more police on the streets. “I hope you’ve noticed there are more police in Zone 3,” he told residents at the June meeting of the Allen...

 

ACHD will survey area residents on opioid crisis

The Allegheny County Health Department (ACHD) has received a two-year grant from the Henry L. Hillman Foundation to support the expansion of the department’s outreach in local communities affected by the opioid crisis. A portion of the funds will...

 

Next Fresh Fridays free produce distribution is June 8

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

 

Mental health frames discussion at Zone 3 meeting

The May 21 meeting of the Zone 3 Public Safety Council featured a discussion on mental health with therapist and social worker Julius Boatwright of Steel Smiling, the community-based social-service agency he founded which conducts free outreach....

 

Abandonded cars an issue in Mt. Oliver City

Crime the past four months in Mt. Oliver City was “extremely low”, said community relations Officer Christine Luffey in kicking off the May 24 meeting of the Mt. Oliver City/St. Clair Community Group. The crimes included: one aggravated assault,...

 

Public safety highlights boro meeting

The May 21 meeting of Mt. Oliver Council began with the public safety report for April. Mayor Frank Bernardini reported there were 714 total calls for service, and 33 drug-related arrests, the latter for the seizure of marijuana, crack cocaine,...

 
 By Tom Smith    Front Page    May 22, 2018

PWSA preparing to expand its lead line replacement on Mount

The Mount Washington Community Development Corporation kicked off its May public forum will a presentation from Daniel Duffy and Rachael Rampa concerning the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority's (PW...

 

Memorial Day services will again be observed at S. Pgh. memorials

The South Side Hilltop Memorial Day Committee will again conduct its annual Memorial Day services on Monday, May 28. The services will begin at 8 a.m. at the boat launch in South Side Riverfront Park...

 
 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...

 

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