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 By Tom Smith    Front Page    March 3, 2015 

Hilltop Alliance staff making progress in the Allentown area

Good news and positive energy were presented by members of the Hilltop Alliance team working in Allentown. Tim Dolan, Property Stabilization Program manager, and Siena Kane, Allentown business...

 
 By Tom Smith    Front Page    March 3, 2015 

Councilman's satellite offices bring services into the District 3 communities

Working one day a week for the past year at the Councilman Bruce Kraus' satellite office in UPMC Mercy South Side Outpatient Center, Arlene Trost and Donna Wielock have handled nearly 600 requests...

 
 By Austin Vaught    Front Page    February 24, 2015

Over-occupancy a problem in some neighborhoods

Increased tenant awareness and steep fines for offenders are among the strategies local officials are considering in an effort to crackdown on over-occupancy violations in South Side neighborhoods....

 
 By Margaret L. Smykla    Front Page    February 24, 2015

Mt. Oliver trash hauler reports to boro council

There were just enough council members at the Mt. Oliver Borough Council meeting of Feb. 16 for a meeting to occur on the snowy, freezing evening. Absent were: Billie Michener, Nick Viglione, and Barbara Keener. Mayor James Cassidy was also not...

 
 By Margaret L. Smykla    Front Page    February 17, 2015

South Side groups updated at Planning Forum

Forum Chair Hugh Brannan began the Feb. 10 meeting of the South Side Planning Forum reminding attendees that Ray Gastil, the new city Director of City Planning, will be the guest speaker at next month...

 
 Front Page    February 17, 2015

City facility rental date starts today

The City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Works has announced park shelter reservations will be accepted online and in person starting Tuesday, Feb. 17 at 10 a.m. For the first time in city history, residents and business owners will be able to...

 
 Front Page    February 17, 2015

Allentown meeting for residents, businesses

Innovative and exciting programs in the Allentown business district and residential neighborhood will be the topic of an Allentown CDC community meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 26 at The Hardware Store, 744 East Warrington Avenue. Speakers...

 
 Front Page    February 10, 2015

Bridge work topic of chamber luncheon

The Birmingham Bridge Preservation Project will be the topic for the South Side Chamber of Commerce’s February luncheon. PennDOT officials, consultants and representatives from the construction team will discuss the current details on the scope of...

 
 Front Page    February 10, 2015

Council recruiting members in Carrick

Carrick Community Council (CCC) has a lot planned for this year and they are asking for help to make it happen. Carrick residents are being encouraged to join the council to help make the community a great place to live, work or visit. The tax...

 
 Front Page    February 10, 2015

Sen. Fontana goes mobile with offices

State Senator Wayne D. Fontana is opening two new mobile offices. “Redistricting has changed some of the communities I represent,” Sen. Fontana said. “Hopefully, these mobile office locations will make it easier and more convenient for...

 
 Front Page    February 10, 2015

Wear Red Day celebrated at senior center

February 6 was "Wear Red Day" throughout the nation and the 'over age 60' crowd at Henry Kaufmann Senior Center wore red from head to toe.  One participant confided she also had on her "red gutchies....

 
 By Margaret L. Smykla    Front Page    February 3, 2015

Residents updated with crime prevention tips at block watch

Crime prevention Officer Christine Luffey began the Jan. 22 meeting of the Mt. Oliver City/St. Clair Block Watch with the good news that there were only two police reports for the block watch area since Jan. 1. The first was a violent domestic...

 
 Front Page    February 3, 2015

New county information portal offers access to public info, data

Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald announced the County has launched an information portal, providing quick access to public information, data and forms in one place. The portal includes information from departments in the Executive Branch...

 
 By Margaret L. Smykla    Front Page    January 27, 2015

Chief McLay speaks to Z-3 safety council about police matters

New police Chief Cameron McLay was one of the discussants at a packed January 21 meeting of the Zone 3 Public Safety Council. Other officers in attendance included Zone 3 commander designate Larry Scirotto, crime prevention Officer Christine Luffey,...

 
 By Jennifer Szweda Jordan    Front Page    January 27, 2015

Hillcrest Senior Residences may begin on Browsville by November

Sixty-six high-end apartments for the 62-plus set will be available on the Hilltop about two years from now, if all goes as planned. One of the country's largest nonprofit developers plans a $15...

 
 By Margaret L. Smykla    Front Page    January 27, 2015

Mount Oliver Borough shows progress in 2014

Two new members of borough commissions were sworn in by Mayor James Cassidy at the Jan. 19 meeting of Mt. Oliver Council. Justin Viale was appointed to the Planning Commission, and Councilwoman Amber McGough was appointed to the Civil Service...

 
 By Austin Vaught    Front Page    January 20, 2015

New plans for One Grandview

A hotel, luxury apartments, and retail space were among the plans for a new One Grandview Avenue plaza presented at the Mount Washington Community Development Corporation (MWCDC) meeting at the Mount Washington Senior Center on Virginia Avenue. The...

 
 By Margaret L. Smykla    Front Page    January 20, 2015

Slopes to focus on projects

A New Year’s General Meeting of the South Sides Slopes Neighborhood Association (SSSNA) on Jan. 13 focused on committees, and how they can be more effective. The meeting was held in the main lounge of the St. Paul of the Cross Retreat Center. Among...

 
 By Margaret L. Smykla    Front Page    January 20, 2015

South Side Planning Forum hears updates on neighborhood concerns

The January 13 meeting of the South Side Planning Forum began with the report of the Development Review Committee (DRC). DRC Chair Tracy Myers said three candidate firms made presentations for a new development of four or five three-story townhouses...

 
 By Jennifer Szweda Jordan    Front Page    January 13, 2015

Chief McLay addresses photo controversy in Carrick

Pittsburgh Police Chief Cameron McLay says he regrets not communicating better to his staff after he was photographed with a sign stating, “I Resolve to Challenge Racism at Work:...

 
 By Margaret L. Smykla    Front Page    January 13, 2015

Gas line replacement work begins this week in the South Side Flats

A Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania project to replace one mile of natural gas main line with plastic pipe in South Side was presented at the Brashear Center on Jan. 6. The hour-long presentation was conducted by company and project officials. City...

 

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