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 Front Page    October 25, 2016 
 By Margaret L. Smykla    Front Page    October 25, 2016 

Public safety issues, Brownsville progress before boro council

Vandalism, trespassing along with foul and threatening language by groups of teenagers leaving Ormsby Park at night brought two Church Ave. residents to the Oct. 17 meeting of Mt. Oliver council. “We are victims,” said one woman, who has had...

 By Margaret L. Smykla    Front Page    October 25, 2016 

Tech focus of city-wide safety meeting

Technology was the focus of the Oct. 19 city-wide public safety council meeting, held at the Pittsburgh Federation of Teachers building in South Side. After welcomes from the presidents of the Zones 1, 3, and 6 public safety councils, opening remarks...

 Front Page    October 25, 2016 
 By Margaret L. Smykla    Front Page    October 18, 2016

S.S. Planning Forum learns of holiday lighting challenges

The Oct. 11 meeting of the South Side Planning Forum began with Mary Ellen Solomon, Duquesne University’s new assistant vice-president for executive affairs, introducing Rev. Jim McCloskey, the senior advisor to the university president for strateg...

 Front Page    October 18, 2016

Board elections are the highlight of Slopes membership meeting

Elections highlighted the brief Oct. 11 meeting of the South Side Slopes Neighborhood Association (SSSNA) held at the Brashear Center in the South Side Flats. The elected slate of candidates consisted of Brad Palmisiano, Candice Gonzalez, Kristin...

 By Austin Vaught    Front Page    October 18, 2016

Crime updates, news of new safety position outlined in Carrick

A monthly crime report, a Big Brothers Big Sisters program overview, and the announcement of a new Zone 3 Public Safety official were all part of this month’s Carrick/Overbrook Crime Watch meeting. Zone 3 officer Christine Luffey opened the...

 Front Page    October 18, 2016

Allentown to highlight business district in response to Port Authority detour

While Port Authority of Allegheny County's temporary detour of all inbound bus and T routes through Allentown might be an inconvenience to passengers south of Pittsburgh, they can expect a unique...

 By Margaret L. Smykla    Front Page    October 11, 2016

Carrick library will be all new from the bottom up

In January, residents crowded into a makeshift meeting space at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh (CLP) – Carrick to learn the plans for renovating and enlarging the facility.  The consensus among...

 Front Page    October 11, 2016

Residents express their concerns over parking on Allentown streets

Contentious at times, supportive at others and hopeful in the end, the quarterly meeting of the Allentown CDC (ACDC) had residents expressing their opinions concerning changes in the neighborhood. First on the agenda was discussion about the...

 Front Page    October 11, 2016

Fresh Fridays on Hilltop is this week on Oct. 14

Fresh Fridays, the free produce distribution on the Hilltop, will take place on Friday, Oct. 14. Eligible households in the 15203, 15210, 15211 and Carrick residents in 15227 zip codes can pick up fresh produce from about 3:30 p.m. until supplies...

 Front Page    October 4, 2016  
 By Margaret L. Smykla    Front Page    October 4, 2016

Progress slowed on urban farm while HUD considers sale

A new name emerged from the Sept. 22 meeting of the Mt. Oliver City/St. Clair Block Watch: the organization will now be known as the Mt. Oliver City/St. Clair Community Group. Attendees voted to adopt a broader name that would encompass the broader...

 By Margaret L. Smykla    Front Page    October 4, 2016

Residents get to talk directly with Zone 3 commander about issues

A new meeting room in the renovated Knoxville branch of Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh was host to the Sept. 19 meeting of the Zone 3 Public Safety Council. The library reopened this summer after closing for a year for a $3.5 million renovation...

 Front Page    September 27, 2016  
 By Margaret L. Smykla    Front Page    September 27, 2016

Blitz finds 25 worst properties for city to focus enforcement on

The “Knoxville Blitz” and its list of the neighborhood’s 25 worst properties was a focus of the Sept. 14 community forum of the Knoxville Community Council (KCC) held in the St. Paul AME Church. There was also a question/answer session with...

 By Margaret L. Smykla    Front Page    September 27, 2016

Boro officials concerned with route school buses take to Arlington K-8

Concerns about the dangers created by school buses on Otillia St. transporting students to and from Arlington PreK-8 School were discussed at the Sept. 19 meeting of Mt. Oliver Borough Council. The school is the renovated, former Phillip Murray...

 Front Page    September 27, 2016

'Make it Happen' seminar for businesses planned in Allentown

Allentown Business District is hosting a “Make It Happen” seminar for business owners to assist in advancing their sales and sustaining customer growth.  The program will be held on Thursday, Sept. 29 from 8- 10 a.m. at 831 E. Warrington Ave....

 By Margaret L. Smykla    Front Page    September 20, 2016

South Side plan update almost completed

The next steps for the South Side Neighborhood Plan was a focus of the Sept. 13 meeting of the South Side Planning Forum. There were no presentations. There was also no report of the Development Review Committee (DRC) as chair Tracy Myers said no...

 By Austin Vaught    Front Page    September 20, 2016

CPR and Narcan training for area police

Overdoses and drug-arrests were once again the primary topic of conversation last Monday at the monthly Carrick / Overbrook Block Watch meeting in the Concord K5 auditorium on Brownsville Road. As a result of the perpetual heroin issues in Carrick...

 By Austin Vaught    Front Page    September 20, 2016

MWCDC members get to hear from candidates seeking board positions

The Mount Washington Community Development Corporation’s (MWCDC) annual board candidates’ forum was last Thursday at the Mount Washington Senior Center and residents heard from eight of the candidates hoping to fill six board seats this October....

 Front Page    September 20, 2016

Arlington Civic Council meeting gets updated on schools, spray park and more

Members of the Arlington Civic Council (ACC) filled the front meeting room of the Henry Kaufmann Center to learn more about what was happening in their neighborhood. Invited speakers included Nicole Ballard, supervisor of services for the Allegheny C...

 Front Page    September 13, 2016

Vatican revokes decision to close St. John Vianney Church

Last Tuesday, a group of former St. John Vianney parishioners received a letter from the Vatican indicating the decision to close St. John Vianney Church by the Diocese of Pittsburgh has been...

 Front Page    September 13, 2016

South Side neighborhood street party is this Saturday, Sept. 17

The fourth annual South Side Neighborhood Party for all residents of 15203 will take place on Saturday, Sept. 17, 3-8 p.m. beside Armstrong Park on 13th Street between E. Carson and Sarah streets. This annual party promotes neighborliness,...

 Front Page    September 13, 2016

CBA sponsoring a free on-site shredding event in Carrick

Carrick Business Association (CBA) is sponsoring a free on-site shredding day on Saturday, Sept. 24. Shredding will take place from 9 a.m. to noon in the parking lots of the Concord Presbyterian Church and Vern’s Electric, 1917 Brownsville Road....


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