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 By Margaret L. Smykla    Front Page    September 27, 2016 

Blitz finds 25 worst properties for city to focus enforcement on

The “Knoxville Blitz” and its list of the neighborhood’s 25 worst properties was a focus of the Sept. 14 community forum of the Knoxville Community Council (KCC) held in the St. Paul AME Church. There was also a question/answer session with...

 
 By Margaret L. Smykla    Front Page    September 27, 2016 

Boro officials concerned with route school buses take to Arlington K-8

Concerns about the dangers created by school buses on Otillia St. transporting students to and from Arlington PreK-8 School were discussed at the Sept. 19 meeting of Mt. Oliver Borough Council. The school is the renovated, former Phillip Murray...

 
 Front Page    September 27, 2016 

'Make it Happen' seminar for businesses planned in Allentown

Allentown Business District is hosting a “Make It Happen” seminar for business owners to assist in advancing their sales and sustaining customer growth.  The program will be held on Thursday, Sept. 29 from 8- 10 a.m. at 831 E. Warrington Ave....

 
 By Margaret L. Smykla    Front Page    September 20, 2016

South Side plan update almost completed

The next steps for the South Side Neighborhood Plan was a focus of the Sept. 13 meeting of the South Side Planning Forum. There were no presentations. There was also no report of the Development Review Committee (DRC) as chair Tracy Myers said no...

 
 By Austin Vaught    Front Page    September 20, 2016

CPR and Narcan training for area police

Overdoses and drug-arrests were once again the primary topic of conversation last Monday at the monthly Carrick / Overbrook Block Watch meeting in the Concord K5 auditorium on Brownsville Road. As a result of the perpetual heroin issues in Carrick...

 
 By Austin Vaught    Front Page    September 20, 2016

MWCDC members get to hear from candidates seeking board positions

The Mount Washington Community Development Corporation’s (MWCDC) annual board candidates’ forum was last Thursday at the Mount Washington Senior Center and residents heard from eight of the candidates hoping to fill six board seats this October....

 
 Front Page    September 20, 2016

Arlington Civic Council meeting gets updated on schools, spray park and more

Members of the Arlington Civic Council (ACC) filled the front meeting room of the Henry Kaufmann Center to learn more about what was happening in their neighborhood. Invited speakers included Nicole Ballard, supervisor of services for the Allegheny C...

 
 Front Page    September 13, 2016

Vatican revokes decision to close St. John Vianney Church

Last Tuesday, a group of former St. John Vianney parishioners received a letter from the Vatican indicating the decision to close St. John Vianney Church by the Diocese of Pittsburgh has been...

 
 Front Page    September 13, 2016

South Side neighborhood street party is this Saturday, Sept. 17

The fourth annual South Side Neighborhood Party for all residents of 15203 will take place on Saturday, Sept. 17, 3-8 p.m. beside Armstrong Park on 13th Street between E. Carson and Sarah streets. This annual party promotes neighborliness,...

 
 Front Page    September 13, 2016

CBA sponsoring a free on-site shredding event in Carrick

Carrick Business Association (CBA) is sponsoring a free on-site shredding day on Saturday, Sept. 24. Shredding will take place from 9 a.m. to noon in the parking lots of the Concord Presbyterian Church and Vern’s Electric, 1917 Brownsville Road....

 
 Front Page    September 6, 2016

Walkatop urban hike on Mount

Walkatop, an urban hiking adventure, is back for a second year with an even tougher hiking challenge through Emerald View Park in Mount Washington benefitting the Thomas Brown Alton Foundation. Whatever fitness level, Walkatop challenges hikers to...

 
 Front Page    September 6, 2016

Task force to study PWSA

Mayor William Peduto has announced the formation of a task force to study the operations, financial condition and organizational structure of the Pittsburgh Water & Sewer Authority, and to recommend solutions to improve its oversight of...

 
 Front Page    September 6, 2016

Next Fresh Fridays will be Sept. 9 on the Hilltop

Fresh Fridays, the free produce distribution on the Hilltop, will take place on Friday, Sept. 9. Eligible households in the 15203, 15210, 15211 and Carrick residents in 15227 zip codes can pick up...

 
 Front Page    September 6, 2016

Health, wellness weekend expands to Hilltop

State Rep. Jake Wheatley, 19th Legislative District, is presenting the Fourth Annual Health and Wellness Weekend: “Faith Hope & Love” from Sept. 8-11. The event will kick off with an opening night reception, “Healthy Mind, Body, & Soul,” on...

 
 Front Page    September 6, 2016

Columbia Gas teams with Rebuilding Together to provide home-safety repairs

Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania employee volunteers partnered with Rebuilding Together Pittsburgh, a non-profit organization, to rehabilitate a home in Mount Oliver recently. "We specifically selected...

 
 By Margaret L. Smykla    Front Page    August 30, 2016

Police Chief McLay addresses residents at Zone 3 meeting

A Zone 3 town hall meeting with city police Chief Cameron McLay and other police officials drew about 70 people to the IBEW Hall in South Side on Aug. 24. Chief McLay said the purpose of the meeting was to acquire feedback on “how Pittsburgh...

 
 Front Page    August 30, 2016

City adds a dozen South Pittsburgh streets to this year's paving program

The City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Works (DPW) has added 41 streets including more than a dozen in South Pittsburgh to this year’s paving program.  According to the interactive map on the Department of Public Works Street Paving Program...

 
 Front Page    August 30, 2016

Allegheny County will be paving Becks Run Road in September

The Allegheny County Department of Public Works has scheduled in-house paving operations during September for Becks Run Road between Agnew Street and Brownsville Road. Work will be done by an in-house crew which will be flexed depending on a variety...

 
 By Margaret L. Smykla    Front Page    August 23, 2016

Mt. Oliver adds to property code for maintenance issues

The August 15 meeting of Mt. Oliver council featured updating the property maintenance code to prohibit unkempt grass and weeds; hazardous tree limbs, hedges, shrubs, and trees; and weeds or other vegetation growing in sidewalk cracks. Councilman...

 
 Front Page    August 23, 2016

Police chief McLay will be at Town Hall meeting in S.S.

City of Pittsburgh Chief of Police Cameron McLay is holding a series of Town Hall meetings throughout the city. South Pittsburgh area Town Hall meetings will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 24, at the IBEW Hall, 5 Hot Metal Street, #100, SouthSide Works...

 
 Front Page    August 23, 2016

Annual Community Cornfest will take place Aug. 27 in Carrick's Phillips Park

The annual Community Cornfest will take place on Saturday, Aug. 27, from noon until 6 p.m. at Phillips Park. The Cornfest will feature family friendly fun, entertainments and vendors. The annual Corn Shucking Contest for children 12 and under is...

 

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