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 By Tom Smith    Front Page    March 21, 2017 

A new concept proposed for 21st Street

South 21st Street between Josephine and East Carson Street may be the most unique street in South Side. Sections of 21st Street currently accommodate two travel lanes and up to four lanes of parking...

 
 By Austin Vaught    Front Page    March 21, 2017 

Historic districts in Carrick identified

March’s Carrick Community Council (CCC) meeting covered several topics including a historic survey of Carrick, Section 8 public housing, a new construction project in the Verizon building on Brownsville Road, and a pop-up art installation...

 
 By Margaret L. Smykla    Front Page    March 21, 2017 

Planning Forum updated on business, PED, pull-over lane on E. Carson St.

The first presentation at the March 14 meeting of the South Side Planning Forum was by Sandeepa Kaleida, founder and chief executive officer of Sigma Resources. The certified minority and women-owned technology and IT business develops software and...

 
 By Margaret L. Smykla    Front Page    March 21, 2017 

Proposed housing discussed at S.S. Slopes general meeting

The March general meeting of the South Side Slopes Neighborhood Association (SSSNA) included news about South Side Park, OpenStreetsPGH, the new South Watch public safety/code compliance initiative, and more. It was held on March 14 at the Henry...

 
 Front Page    March 21, 2017 

Arlington hears promises about spray park for The Fort, again

It's hard to blame members of the Arlington Civic Council (ACC) for being skeptical when city officials come to their meetings and tell them a spray park is coming. They've heard it again and again...

 
 By Tom Smith    Front Page    March 14, 2017

Mayor provides updates on state of the city at Allentown meeting

Mayor William Peduto visited the March Allentown CDC meeting at the Allentown Senior Center last week to provide a few updates about what was happening "Downtown." He began by saying when the latest...

 
 Front Page    March 14, 2017

South Side parking meters will be enforced 'til midnight on weekends

Drivers coming to South Side will have to dig a little deeper in their pockets to continue to park at metered spaces on Friday and Saturday nights beginning this Friday, March 17 at 6 p.m. The South...

 
 By Austin Vaught    Front Page    March 14, 2017

Police ask for volunteers for program in Carrick

Zone 3 police are seeking community volunteers for a new pilot program that will help document and map the locations of all surveillance cameras within the South Pittsburgh neighborhoods. The concept was presented to the Carrick community by Zone 3...

 
 By Tom Smith    Front Page    March 7, 2017

City outlines safety measures for St. Pat's parade day festivities

Concerned about some “questionable” behavior on South Side he witnessed during last year’s St. Patrick’s Day celebration, City of Pittsburgh Public Safety Director Wendell Hissrich and public safety officials met last week with several...

 
 Front Page    March 7, 2017

New police chief Scott Schubert plans to keep things moving ahead

The Zone 3 Public Safety Council invited area residents to meet new Pittsburgh Police Chief Scott Schubert at a Feb. 22 meeting at Kingdom Life Fellowship Pittsburgh in Knoxville.  "I love...

 
 By Margaret L. Smykla    Front Page    February 28, 2017

Mt. Oliver Borough approves new Comprehensive Plan

The adoption of the Mt. Oliver Borough Comprehensive Plan headlined the Feb. 20 meeting of Mt. Oliver Borough Council. The purpose of the plan "is to decide what the future of the borough will be,"...

 
 Front Page    February 28, 2017

First meeting of new South Watch is slated for March 8 at Brashear Center

After a year of planning, the first South Watch meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, March 8 at noon at the Brashear Association, 2005 Sarah Street. The agenda will begin with introductions by the meeting chairs and a presentation on the purpose and...

 
 Front Page    February 21, 2017

Questions about new townhouses, drive-thru restaurant at S.S. forum

A new city website, accessible on computers and mobile devices, that allows users to view public safety data, building code violations, city facility information, and more on an interactive map, was the sole presentation at the Feb. 14. meeting of...

 
 Front Page    February 21, 2017  
 Front Page    February 21, 2017

Mayor sees police force at 900 officers for the first time since '02

Mayor William Peduto speaking at the police recruit graduation last week noted the Pittsburgh Police Bureau, now under the leadership of Chief Scott Schubert, is poised to place nearly 900...

 
 Front Page    February 21, 2017

Meet Police Chief Schubert in Knoxville on Wednesday

Residents living in Zone 3 will have an opportunity to meet new City of Pittsburgh Chief of Police Scott Schubert on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 7 p.m. at Kingdom Life Fellowship Pittsburgh, 148 Jucunda Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15210. Chief Shubert will...

 
 By Austin Vaught    Front Page    February 14, 2017

Burgh's Eye View shows city data streams on web map

Carrick residents can learn about criminal incidents, check on the status of 311 reports, and even rent city facilities thanks to Burgh's Eye View, a city website that presents multiple city data...

 
 Front Page    February 14, 2017

Officials will be at Planning Forum for input on online data application

The Department of Innovation & Performance’s (I&P) Analytics & Strategy team is taking its Burgh’s Eye View application, an interactive map that displays city data, on tour in the coming months. The team has already visited with seven neighborhoo...

 
 By Margaret L. Smykla    Front Page    February 7, 2017

Camera survey first step in area crime prevention strategy

Topics discussed at the Jan. 26 meeting of the Mt. Oliver City/St. Clair Community Group included local crime, the proposed urban farm, cameras for crime prevention, and the annual Biscuits Bingo fundraiser for local animal organizations. The...

 
 Front Page    February 7, 2017  
 Front Page    February 7, 2017

New South Watch group will work with city on code, safety violations

Over the last year, residents from the South Side Flats and Slopes have been working on a public safety/code compliance initiative that is patterned after Oakwatch. Oakwatch’s mission is to improve the quality of life by bringing people and...

 
 By Tom Smith    Front Page    January 31, 2017

Grassroots effort begins to revitalize East Carson Street

South Side stakeholders, residents and business owners, have been meeting with city and state officials for the past five months to explore revitalization strategies for East Carson Street. The group was encouraged by PennDOT’s plan to repave East...

 
 By Austin Vaught    Front Page    January 31, 2017

McKinley Park concepts and timeline outlined to community for feedback

Initial concepts and a timeline for the redesign of McKinley Park were presented at the first in a series of community feedback meetings last Wednesday at the McKinley Park shelter on Delmont Avenue...

 
 Front Page    January 31, 2017

Former boro councilman fired from public works job

A three-minute special voting meeting of the Mt. Oliver Borough Council interrupted by a 45-minute non-public executive session resulted in the termination of a borough public works employee. Council vice-president Nick Viglione presided over the...

 
 By Margaret L. Smykla    Front Page    January 24, 2017

Borough street project continue

A new public works contract, a grant to fully fund police officers’ body cameras, and the hiring of two new part-time police officers topped the Jan. 16 meeting of Mt. Oliver council. Council members David Beltz, Christina Reft, and David Lowe...

 

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