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 By Margaret L. Smykla    Front Page    July 28, 2015 

Street paving is in Mt. Oliver Boro's future this year

The borough’s parks, a new trick-or-treat day, and loitering outside businesses were among the topics at the July 20 meeting of Mount Oliver council. Absent were council members Billie Michener and Amber McGough, and Mayor James Cassidy. In the eng...

 By Austin Vaught    Front Page    July 28, 2015 

New commander to be named for Zone 3 by the end of the month

The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police will name a new Zone 3 commander at the end of the month according to announcement made at the Zone 3 Public Safety Council meeting on July 20. Pittsburgh Police Assist...

 Front Page    July 28, 2015 

St. John Vianney parishioners notified of condition of parish, possible closure

St. John Vianney Parish’s days could be numbered at the Catholic parish for many of the Hilltop neighborhoods. Bishop David Zubik outlined the current status of the parish in a letter to parishioners dated July 16, 2015, and the outlook wasn’t pr...

 Front Page    July 21, 2015  
 Front Page    July 21, 2015

Slopes association receives $15K grant for South Side Park

The South Side Slopes Neighborhood Association (SSSNA) has received a $15,000 grant from The Birmingham Foundation for continued development in South Side Park, located off Mission Street in the South Side Slopes. The grant will fund projects with a...

 Front Page    July 21, 2015  
 Front Page    July 21, 2015

Open in Allentown, Part Deux on Wed.

“Open in Allentown, Part Deux” on Wednesday, July 22, 2015 at 5 p.m., will promote an available restaurant space in Allentown’s main business district, East Warrington Avenue. 742 East Warrington Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA, 15210 The second...

 By Tom Smith    Front Page    July 14, 2015

Residents learn what it takes to get the next South Side RPPP zone

In the continuing discussion of permit parking in South Side, City of Pittsburgh neighborhood planner Ashley Holloway called a meeting at the Market House for residents to learn more about the city’s Residential Permit Parking Program (RPPP)....

 By Jennifer Szweda Jordan    Front Page    July 14, 2015

South Sider reflects on life, community

 South Side residents were considered "second-class citizens" when Virginia Carik moved into the neighborhood 47 years ago, she says. This was where the mill workers lived. "In other words, we weren'...

 By Tom Smith    Front Page    July 14, 2015

Rudiak calls experts together to learn about heroin epidemic

In mid-April of this year, 10 Pittsburgh residents, including several in South Pittsburgh, overdosed on a single batch of heroin. In an effort to address the root causes of addiction and learn more about the problem as a public health issue Councilwo...

 By Margaret L. Smykla    Front Page    July 7, 2015

Police, community get together after

On the morning of June 22, Tyrone Harris began firing at random in the alleys around Knoxville United Church. About 30 minutes later, after shooting at police on Route 51 after stealing a car and leading officers on a two-mile chase, the 20-year-old...

 By Tom Smith    Front Page    July 7, 2015

McKinley Park Master Plan outlined

The third public meeting on the McKinley Park Master Plan and Haberman Corridor Study wrapped up this stage of the planning process. The outline presented to area residents and stakeholders at the...

 By Margaret L. Smykla    Front Page    July 7, 2015

SSCC elects board, learns about 311

Annual board elections held during the June 25 open meeting of the South Side Community Council (SSCC) resulted in the reelection to two-year terms of incumbents: Mike McCullough, Barbara Rudiak, Mike Clark, Kathleen Petrillo, Jane Yanosick, and Dan...

 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...

 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...

 Front Page    June 16, 2015  
 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...

 Front Page    June 2, 2015  
 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...


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