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 By Margaret L. Smykla    Front Page    June 28, 2016 

South Side residents concerned with number of vagrants in the area

The focus was on vagrancy at the June 20 meeting of the Zone 3 Public Safety Council.  The officials in attendance included city Councilman Bruce Kraus, police Commander Karen Dixon, and Officer Christine Luffey.  Mr. Kraus kicked-off the meeting...

 
 Front Page    June 28, 2016 

Armstrong Park renovations underway

Renovations to Armstrong Playground on 12th Street have begun in earnest with the removal of the play equipment and the safety surface. In February, city officials met with South Side residents to go...

 
 By Margaret L. Smykla    Front Page    June 28, 2016 

Mount Oliver boro awards contracts for sewer, pavement maintenance programs

The June 20 Mt. Oliver council meeting began with Mayor James Cassidy swearing in new Zoning Board member Deborah Viglione. He also swore in two new part-time police officers, and a promoted officer.  The two new officers are Karra White and Brett...

 
 Front Page    June 21, 2016

N3D was a lot of fun

Day two of Next 3 Days (N3D) took place on Saturday and included a family-friendly festival with music, food, fun and even goats in Grandview Park. In addition, neighborhood groups, local businesses,...

 
 By Tom Smith    Front Page    June 21, 2016

Kids will 'get wet' this year in the new Arlington Spray Park

The patience of Arlington area residents was wearing thin with promises from city officials that a spray park would be constructed on the site of the closed swimming pool in Arlington Playground when they requested an update from Citiparks Director...

 
 Front Page    June 21, 2016

Knoxville Library reopens on Saturday

 Abundant daylight and welcoming open space mark the eco-friendly transformation of Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh-Knoxville. The library will unveil the renovation during a community celebration on...

 
 By Margaret L. Smyklas    Front Page    June 21, 2016

South Side Neighborhood Plan revisions nearly complete

A brief June 14 meeting of the South Side Planning Forum began with news about the city’s upcoming budget forums. The so-called capital budget deliberative forums will be conducted from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on June 21 and June 23. The June 21 forum will...

 
 Front Page    June 14, 2016  
 Front Page    June 14, 2016

Hilltop Next 3 Days features music, food in weekend showcase

The second installment of the NEXT 3 Days (N3D) event series will take place June 17 – 19 in the city's Hilltop neighborhoods of Mt. Washington and Allentown. N3D is an initiative created by the...

 
 By Austin Vaught    Front Page    June 14, 2016

CPR course, crime updates highlight the Carrick / Overbrook Block Watch

Several Carrick residents participated in a free CPR training course conducted by City of Pittsburgh EMS and UPMC at this month’s Carrick / Overbrook block watch meeting in the Concord K5 gymnasium. The new public health initiative aims to provide...

 
 Front Page    June 14, 2016

South Side Art Crawl this Saturday, June 18

South Side is often the venue for various “crawls” along East Carson Street, but this Saturday, June 18, it will feature an Art Crawl with close to 50 venues, 250 local artists and 30 live bands. Chris Boles, founder and creative director of Redf...

 
 By Tom Smith    Front Page    June 7, 2016

MWCDC prepares for changes in the way they operate

The May Community Forum of the Mt. Washington Community Development Corporation (MWCDC) included a celebration of departing staff members and updates concerning the future of the organization. Talia Piazza, MWCDC Parks and Conservation Committee...

 
 By Margaret L. Smykla    Front Page    June 7, 2016

Mt. Oliver City block watch considers name change, updated on farm project

The status of the proposed Hilltop Farm & Homes development on the former 556-unit St. Clair Village housing site was the focus of the May 26 meeting of the Mt. Oliver City/St. Clair Block Watch....

 
 Front Page    June 7, 2016  
 Front Page    June 7, 2016

Fresh Fridays this week on June 10 in Allentown

Fresh Fridays, the free produce distribution on the Hilltop, will take place on Friday, June 10. Eligible households in the 15203, 15210, 15211 and Carrick residents in 15227 zip codes can pick up...

 
 By Margaret L. Smykla    Front Page    May 31, 2016

Preventable crimes discussed at May's Public Safety meeting

The May 16 Zone 3 Public Safety Council meeting began with a Mt. Washington resident complaining about vandalism in Grandview Park. He said youngsters try to break newly planted trees and set the port-a-johns on fire, among other destructive acts. Th...

 
 By Tom Smith    Front Page    May 31, 2016

Community development can't be rushed, it takes time CBA told

When Jason Tigano came to the May meeting of the Carrick Business Association he couldn't be clearer in his message. "I think this is the new hotness," the director of Real Estate for Economic...

 
 Front Page    May 24, 2016

Memorial Day services at Hilltop, South Side memorials

The South Side Hill Top 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 Margaret L. Smykla    Front Page    May 24, 2016

Knoxville next in line for a public safety blitz of the neighborhood

A community forum on starting a “Knoxville Blitz” to reduce neighborhood crime and blight, and generate community pride and empowerment, drew city officials to the St. Paul AME Church on May 11. The meeting was sponsored by the Knoxville...

 
 By Margaret L. Smykla    Front Page    May 24, 2016

Boro approves contracts for paving, sidewalk programs

The May 16 meeting of Mt. Oliver council meeting began with the report of Mayor James Cassidy. He said a new police officer began working a week earlier, and another will start of June 11. The additional officers will get the force up to the desired...

 
 Front Page    May 24, 2016

Long awaited Hillcrest Residences should be open by the spring of '17

After years of waiting and delays ground was finally broken on Hillcrest Residences, a mixed income senior housing development on Brownsville Road in Carrick. The Community Builders' (TCB) first...

 
 Front Page    May 17, 2016  
 By Margaret L. Smykla    Front Page    May 17, 2016

Planning forum discusses ongoing South Side projects

The May 10 meeting of the South Side Planning Forum began with the monthly report of the Development Review Committee (DRC) as there were no presentations. DRC Chair Tracy Myers reported that the Giant Eagle on Wharton St. is undergoing renovation,...

 
 By Margaret L. Smykla    Front Page    May 17, 2016

Gas line work coming to Slopes

The May 10 general meeting of the South Side Slopes Neighborhood Association (SSSNA) featured details of the upcoming pipeline replacement project in the Slopes by Peoples Natural Gas. The targeted areas are: Stella St.; Barry St.; top of Mission...

 
 By Austin Vaught    Front Page    May 17, 2016

Carrick updated on library options, opening of Dairy District market

Last Monday’s Carrick Community Council (CCC) meeting provided several updates on local developments including plans for the Carrick Library, the opening of the Dairy District Open Market, and efforts to improve the Carrick business district. The...

 

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