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 By Tom Smith    Front Page    June 30, 2015 

Carrick Dairy District open market will be a multifunctional space

An open air market and community space, a cornerstone of the Dairy District revitalization effort centered around Colteryahn Dairy in Carrick, took one more step toward reality with a public preview of the design at the June Carrick Community...

 
 By Tom Smith    Front Page    June 30, 2015 

Mount Oliver takes next steps to create a road map for development

Mount Oliver Borough stakeholders came together last week to be updated on the progress of the Mount Oliver 2015 Comprehensive Plan. The comprehensive plan will serve as a roadmap for development and redevelopment in the neighborhood including...

 
 Front Page    June 30, 2015 

South Side Food Festival features music, kids' activities and yoga

East Carson Street will be alive with activity on Saturday and Sunday, July 11-12 with the first South Side Food, Art & Sidewalk Festival. Organized by the South Side Bar and Restaurant...

 
 By Margaret L. Smykla    Front Page    June 23, 2015

Boro institutes fees for parking spaces, recreation facilities

From now on, when contractors working in Mt. Oliver want to reserve parking meter spaces or on-street spaces, they will have to pay a fee. It was one of the actions taken at council's hour-long June...

 
 By Austin Vaught    Front Page    June 23, 2015

Repairs to Grandview Avenue sidewalks will be coming soon

Grandview Avenue renovations and the proposed Shiloh Street Gateway were among topics discussed at the Mount Washington Community Development Center (MWCDC) meeting on Thursday at the Mount...

 
 By Margaret L. Smykla    Front Page    June 23, 2015

Acting commander takes over temporarily at Zone 3 station

The June 15 meeting of the Zone 3 Public Safety Council meeting began with the news that Lt. Lori McCartney was the zone’s acting commander. The former Zone 3 Commander, Larry Scirotto, was moved two weeks ago to head the Major Crimes division. He...

 
 By Margaret L. Smykla    Front Page    June 16, 2015

Planning Forum working on how to address S.S. parking

Discussion about how best to address parking concerns in the South Side was the focus of the June 9 meeting of the South Side Planning Forum. There were no presentations. At last month’s meeting, Thom Barry, of the South Side Chamber of Commerce,...

 
 Front Page    June 16, 2015

City will host a Capital Budget Forum for residents at the S.S. Market House

The city will host a Deliberative Forum on the Capital Budget to provide a more robust way for residents to share ideas on 2016 budget priorities. Modeled after the successful police chief public meetings, this new forum will give neighbors a chance...

 
 By Tom Smith    Front Page    June 9, 2015

Haberman, McKinley Park plans moving forward

Hilltop residents had their first opportunity to view the preliminary work of Pfaffmann + Associates on developing a Master Plan for McKinley Park and a Haberman Corridor Study following an April...

 
 By Margaret L. Smykla    Front Page    June 2, 2015

Mt. Oliver City/St. Clair looks for another venue for block watch to meet

The May 28 meeting of the Mount Oliver City/St. Clair Block Watch began with a request from coordinator Suzanne Photos for suggestions for places the block watch can meet. She said there was a good chance St. John Vianney Church, the current meeting...

 
 Front Page    June 2, 2015

City will host a Capital Budget Forum for residents at the S.S. Market House

The city is hosting two Deliberative Forums on the Capital Budget to provide a more robust way for residents to share ideas on 2016 budget priorities. Modeled after the successful police chief public meetings, these new forums will give neighbors a...

 
 Front Page    June 2, 2015

Food Stamp incentive program expanded to city farmers markets

The City of Pittsburgh is joining with Just Harvest to promote a healthy new incentive for food stamps at 14 area farmers markets this summer. For the first time, for every $5 shoppers spend using their food stamps at participating farmers markets,...

 
 By Margaret L. Smykla    Front Page    May 26, 2015

Mt. Oliver council updated on chickens, fire company, rentals

Mt. Oliver Council President Darnell Sains began council’s May 18 meeting with the sad news that former council President Pat Malloy died on May 5. He and his wife, former borough secretary Joanne Malloy, were married for 45 years. Mr. Sains said M...

 
 By Jennifer Szweda Jordan    Front Page    May 26, 2015

Editor reflects on life, community

To hear 80-year-old Roberta Smith describe what made her one of South Pittsburgh's most prominent female leaders is to learn the value of public education, public housing, lifelong connections to a...

 
 By Margaret L. Smykla    Front Page    May 26, 2015

Motorcycle noise, teddy bears discussed at Zone 3 safety meeting

The May 18 meeting of the Zone 3 Public Safety Council meeting included discussion of motorcycles on Grandview Ave., National Night Out, and teddy bears. The latter topic was brought up by public safety council secretary Donna Williams, who...

 
 By Tom SmithSouth    Front Page    May 19, 2015

CLP-Knoxville will start $3.2 million renovation in June

CLP-Knoxville will close on June 27 to undergo a $3.2 million renovation to the 50-year-old building. Renovations will take 10-12 months but will not significantly change many features of the exterior of the masonry and concrete block building. The...

 
 Front Page    May 19, 2015

Carrick senior residence project receives state tax credits

Carrick residents and business owners are celebrating a $1,029,560 tax credit awarded to the Hillcrest Senior Residences, a senior living development that has been in the works since 2011. The tax...

 
 By Margaret L. Smykla    Front Page    May 19, 2015

Bikes, food and permit parking highlight Planning Forum session

Bikes, food fest, and residential permit parking (RPP) were among the topics at the May 12 meeting of the South Side Planning Forum. In the evening’s only presentation, Erin Potts of Bike Share Pittsburgh talked about the city’s new bike-sharing...

 
 By Margaret L. Smykla    Front Page    May 19, 2015

Police commander wants top three issues in Slopes

At the May 12 general meeting of the South Sides Slopes Neighborhood Association (SSSNA), new Zone 3 Commander Larry Scirotto spoke about a community-police partnership. The other brief presentation was of an overview of the proposed mosaic steps pro...

 
 Front Page    May 19, 2015

South Side Hilltop's Memorial Day "Parade" coming up on Monday

The South Side Hilltop Memorial Day Parade Committee will hold Memorial Day services this weekend to commemorate their comrades and remember those who sacrificed for their country. Representatives...

 
 By Jennifer Szweda Jordan    Front Page    May 12, 2015

Carrick residents learn fate of group home, latest crime trends

The Circle C Carrick Group Home where two teen boys fatally beat another resident has been closed. Councilwoman Natalia Rudiak made this announcement at the Carrick-Overbrook Block Watch on May 4.  Pennsylvania’s Department of Human Services...

 

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