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Dairy District success leads to changes from community feedback

Carrick Community Council (CCC) members gathered in the Concord K5 auditorium last Tuesday to hear the latest updates on the Dairy District and other community development initiatives. The meeting ope...

 

Division 4 building to be demolished, workers, responsibilities reassigned

Next month's demolition of Public Works' 4th Division facility was a focus of the Oct. 10 meeting of the South Side Planning Forum. City operations director Guy Costa said the building will be razed...

 

Elections, project updates highlight SSSNA meeting

Elections highlighted the Oct. 10 meeting of the South Side Slopes Neighborhood Association (SSSNA). The elected slate of candidates consisted of Jamie Balser, Denise Filip, Dawn Lorincy, Brian Oswald, and Cara Jette.  In his remarks, city...

 

Division 4 in Knoxville to close by end of October

The Division 4 Public Works facility on Bausman Street in Knoxville will be closed at the end of the month and then demolished in mid-November as a result of structural engineering report finding...

 

Final concept shared on 21st Street design

A meeting to share the final streetscape and green infrastructure design concept for South 21st St. in an effort to address excessive stormwater was held on Sept. 19 at the Brashear Center. Representatives from Environmental Planning & Design...

 

Lots of Flowers bringing a little color to vacant Hilltop properties

There are "Lots of Flowers" still blooming throughout out the Hilltop neighborhoods. Take a walk through Allentown, Beltzhoover, Knoxville or Mt. Oliver City and you're likely to see one of the...

 

Carrick updated on crime reports

Carrick residents were updated on a recent armed robbery and several drug arrests in the community at October’s meeting of the Carrick/Overbrook Block Watch in the Concord K5 auditorium on Brownsville Road. Block watch organizer Carol Anthony...

 

Fresh Fridays on the Hilltop is October 13

Fresh Fridays, the free produce distribution on the Hilltop, will take place on Friday, Oct. 13. Eligible households in the 15203, 15210, 15211 and Carrick residents in 15227 zip codes can pick up...

 

'A Waddle of Penguins' art project coming to Hilltop neighborhoods

Artist James Simon will be unveiling the first installation of his temporary public art project "A Hilltop Waddle" at a community reception in a former vacant lot turned community space, "Lunchtime...

 

MWCDC introduces board candidates, explains financials

Mount Washington residents heard from the ten candidates vying for five board seats in the upcoming Mount Washington Community Development Corporation (MWCDC) board election scheduled to take place this October. At last week’s community forum,...

 

Education Partnership helps bring supplies to South Pittsburgh schools

By Margaret L. Smykla Contributing Writer Schools begin the new academic year with basic supplies for students, but run out. "The Education Partnership (TEP) mission is to give kids the basic school...

 

Changes at Zone 3, student complaints at Z3 safety forum

The Sept. 18 meeting of the Zone 3 Public Safety Council began with Officer Nathan Auvil reporting he is receiving complaints about students on South Side, for which he is working with Duquesne University. City Councilman Bruce Kraus said his office...

 

Mt. O. Council questioned on need for an emergency response person

The Sept. 18 meeting of Mt. Oliver council began with the loyalty oath administered by Mayor James Cassidy to canine handler Tom Snyder and K-9 officer Enzo, a German Shepherd. During public hearings at the meeting, Frank Bernardini asked why the...

 

DA adds surveillance cameras

The number of government cameras keeping an eye on E. Carson Street in South Side increased with the addition of 13 high-definition surveillance cameras installed by the Allegheny County District...

 

Drug overdoses impacting the way police can respond

Carrick residents learned about the local impact of the national opioid epidemic from Pittsburgh Police narcotics detective Calvin Kennedy at last week’s Carrick / Overbrook Block Watch meeting. Overdose statistics, recognizing opioids, and...

 

Trash cans with sensors coming soon to So. Side

Coming to the South Side are trash cans with sensors to inform city workers when a can needs emptied. Details were presented as the Sept. 12 meeting of the South Side Planning Forum by Bill Crean, streets superintendent with the city’s Dept. of...

 

Residents asked to step up and comment on city staircases

The city has more than 800 public staircases in its 90 neighborhoods, many are right-of-ways while others are considered streets, Kristin Saunders, a principle planner in the city’s Department of Mobility and Infrastructure (DMI) told those...

 

Annual Walkatop urban hike benefits suicide prevention

Dr. Eva Simms will guide hikers September 17 at this year’s Walkatop. Now in its third year, the Walkatop urban hiking adventure through Emerald View Park in Mount Washington is building on the success of its past two events aimed at suicide...

 

Fresh Fridays on the Hilltop is Sept. 8

Fresh Fridays, the free produce distribution on the Hilltop, will take place on Friday, Sept. 8. Eligible households in the 15203, 15210, 15211 and Carrick residents in 15227 zip codes can pick up...

 

Hilltop Farm is largest urban farm in the country

Walking down Cresswell Street in the former St. Clair Village for the ribbon cutting ceremony commemorating the Hilltop Urban Farm brought back memories from the early 1960s. Then, there were more tha...

 

Concern over safety prompts rooftop ban

Prompted by concerns expressed by the South Watch and Oak Watch community groups over young people partying on rooftops, District 3 Councilman Bruce Kraus has introduced legislation to give police the authority to order them down. The legislation...

 

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