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 By Margaret L. Smykla    Front Page    January 27, 2015 

Chief McLay speaks to Z-3 safety council about police matters

New police Chief Cameron McLay was one of the discussants at a packed January 21 meeting of the Zone 3 Public Safety Council. Other officers in attendance included Zone 3 commander designate Larry Scirotto, crime prevention Officer Christine Luffey,...

 
 By Jennifer Szweda Jordan    Front Page    January 27, 2015 

Hillcrest Senior Residences may begin on Browsville by November

Sixty-six high-end apartments for the 62-plus set will be available on the Hilltop about two years from now, if all goes as planned. One of the country's largest nonprofit developers plans a $15...

 
 By Margaret L. Smykla    Front Page    January 27, 2015 

Mount Oliver Borough shows progress in 2014

Two new members of borough commissions were sworn in by Mayor James Cassidy at the Jan. 19 meeting of Mt. Oliver Council. Justin Viale was appointed to the Planning Commission, and Councilwoman Amber McGough was appointed to the Civil Service...

 
 By Austin Vaught    Front Page    January 20, 2015

New plans for One Grandview

A hotel, luxury apartments, and retail space were among the plans for a new One Grandview Avenue plaza presented at the Mount Washington Community Development Corporation (MWCDC) meeting at the Mount Washington Senior Center on Virginia Avenue. The...

 
 By Margaret L. Smykla    Front Page    January 20, 2015

Slopes to focus on projects

A New Year’s General Meeting of the South Sides Slopes Neighborhood Association (SSSNA) on Jan. 13 focused on committees, and how they can be more effective. The meeting was held in the main lounge of the St. Paul of the Cross Retreat Center. Among...

 
 By Margaret L. Smykla    Front Page    January 20, 2015

South Side Planning Forum hears updates on neighborhood concerns

The January 13 meeting of the South Side Planning Forum began with the report of the Development Review Committee (DRC). DRC Chair Tracy Myers said three candidate firms made presentations for a new development of four or five three-story townhouses...

 
 By Jennifer Szweda Jordan    Front Page    January 13, 2015

Chief McLay addresses photo controversy in Carrick

Pittsburgh Police Chief Cameron McLay says he regrets not communicating better to his staff after he was photographed with a sign stating, “I Resolve to Challenge Racism at Work:...

 
 By Margaret L. Smykla    Front Page    January 13, 2015

Gas line replacement work begins this week in the South Side Flats

A Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania project to replace one mile of natural gas main line with plastic pipe in South Side was presented at the Brashear Center on Jan. 6. The hour-long presentation was conducted by company and project officials. City...

 
 By Tom Smith    Front Page    January 6, 2015

New manager sparks interest in Warrington Avenue

East Warrington Avenue in Allentown had been known for years as a connecting route between South Side and Rt. 51 or Mount Washington. Considered a bumpy shortcut between South Hills neighborhoods and...

 
 Front Page    January 6, 2015

Community meeting to discuss senior living development on Brownsville Road

District 3 Councilmember Natalia Rudiak will host a community meeting at Stewart Avenue Lutheran Church, 2810 Brownsville Road on Tuesday, Jan. 13 at 6:30 p.m. with Community Builders to discuss the Hillcrest Senior Living development at the former...

 
 Front Page    December 30, 2014

No left turn on Josephine has been years in the making

The intersection where Josephine Street intersects with 18th Street has been a problem for drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians for years, if not decades, according to Councilman Bruce Kraus. An 18th...

 
 Front Page    December 30, 2014

Students add a mini free library to East Warrington Ave.

Brashear High School students belonging to the "Be There" campaign donated a mini free-library in front of Paisano's Pizza in Allentown. Fitting snugly inside an empty pay-phone box this is the first...

 
 By Margaret L. Smykla    Front Page    December 23, 2014

New chief sworn in for Mt. Oliver Boro, new budget passes

The swearing in by Mayor James Cassidy of acting police chief Matthew Juzwick as the borough's new police chief highlighted the Dec. 15 meeting of Mount Oliver council. He has been in charge of the de...

 
 Front Page    December 23, 2014

Zone 3 Lt. Larry Scirotto promoted to Pittsburgh police commander

As the result of promotions to the rank of assistant chief, Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Chief Cameron McLay initiated a promotional process for the rank of police commander. The focus of the...

 
 By Margaret L. Smykla    Front Page    December 23, 2014

Zone 3 Public Safety Committee discuss police personnel changes

The Dec. 17 meeting of the Zone 3 Public Safety Council meeting began with news of the police department personnel changes coming in 2015. In Zone 1, the new commander will be LaVonnie Bickerstaff, replacing RaShall Brackney, who is moving to Major...

 
 By Austin Vaught    Front Page    December 16, 2014

Plans for Mt. Wash. developments unveiled at community forum

Parking issues and past development failures highlighted the community criticism of two new development plans presented at the Mount Washington Community Development Corporation (MWCDC) meeting on Thursday evening at the Mount Washington Senior Cente...

 
 Front Page    December 16, 2014

Holiday Mingle a great success

 The South Side Chamber of Commerce held its third annual Holiday Mingle on December 4 at the Double Wide Grill on Carson Street. About 150 people attended. It was well attended by chamber members an...

 
 Front Page    December 16, 2014

Linda Donahue named Volunteer of the Year

Carrick's Linda Zysk Donahue was named Tree Pittsburgh's Volunteer of the Year for 2014. Ms. Donahue is a certified tree tender and chairperson of the Carrick Community Council's Beautification...

 
 By Margaret L. Smykla    Front Page    December 9, 2014

Former brewery complex applies for historic places status

A public information meeting on the nomination of the former Duquesne Brewery complex to the National Register of Historic Places was held at the Brew House Gallery on Dec. 1. "It is a very detailed,...

 
 Front Page    December 9, 2014

Brashear Board elects officers, Reporter editor new president

New officers were installed at the December meeting of the Board of Directors of The Brashear Association. The South Pittsburgh community service agency will be led by Tom Smith, the editor and publisher of The South Pittsburgh Reporter. Mr. Smith...

 

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