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 By Margaret L. Smykla    Front Page    September 16, 2014 

Public safety director wants a culture of responsibility in S.S.

Public safety in South Side was the focus of the September 9 meeting of the South Side Planning Forum. The guest speakers were city Public Safety Director Stephen Bucar and Nighttime Economy Manager Maya Henry. They were introduced by city...

 
 By Jennifer Szweda Jordan    Front Page    September 16, 2014 

Block watch hears about Berg Place apts., group of young people involved in muggings

Three Kirk Avenue children set fire to the clothing of homeless people who were squatting in the abandoned 2502 Berg Place apartment building on Aug. 16, police said at the September Carrick-Overbrook Block Watch meeting. The property was in the...

 
 Front Page    September 9, 2014

'Ambassadors' are needed in Allentown as part of an energy saving competition

Allentown is one of three Pittsburgh neighborhoods soon to be involved in a heated competition to see which neighborhood can save the most energy. ReEnergize Pgh, a project of GTECH Strategies, will pit Allentown, Homewood and Hazelwood in an energy...

 
 Front Page    September 9, 2014

City will hold two public hearings on Capital Budget

The City of Pittsburgh will hold two public hearings to seek public comment from interested citizens, community organizations and the business community on the 2015 Capital Budget. These hearings are separate from the 2015 Community Development...

 
 By Tom Smith    Front Page    September 2, 2014

Developer hits resistance on proposed Hackstown housing development

Developers are looking at building as many as 27 new homes on a parcel of hillside land on the South Side Slopes between St. Paul of the Cross Monastery and Veronica’s Veil. In a meeting facilitated by the South Side Slopes Neighborhood Association...

 
 By Ashley Murray    Front Page    September 2, 2014

Local bands find a quiet space to practice in Allentown storage facility

Hundreds of bands have perfected their art - or just jammed out - on the first couple floors of the ABC Self Storage space in Allentown as people’s couches, chotskies and other stuff sat idle in the storage lockers above. “This was just kind of...

 
 By Margaret L. Smykla    Front Page    August 26, 2014

Boro council meeting cut short after repeated outbursts by member

A raucous August 18 Mount Oliver council meeting marked by shouting and procedural challenges ended abruptly with President Darnell Sains calling for adjournment before the agenda was completed. Council member Amber McGough was absent. The meeting...

 
 Front Page    August 26, 2014

South Side may see another large permit parking zone in neighborhood

The City of Pittsburgh Department of City Planning will hold a Residential Permit Parking (RPP) informational meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 27 for the next proposed permit parking district in South Side....

 
 Front Page    August 26, 2014

Allentown to compete in energy saving contest

Allentown is one of three Pittsburgh neighborhoods soon to be involved in a heated competition to see which neighborhood can save the most energy. ReEnergize Pgh, a project of GTECH Strategies, will pit Allentown, Homewood and Hazelwood in an energy...

 
 By Tom Smith    Front Page    August 19, 2014

Program works to remedy code enforcement problems

Realizing one aspect of a stable neighborhood is well maintained homes and properties, the Hilltop Alliance began a code enforce-ment taskforce to identify problems in the neighborhoods and help...

 
 Front Page    August 19, 2014

Annual Community Cornfest features food, family friendly fun in Carrick

Join in fun at the family friendly annual Community Cornfest under the great oak trees at Carrick’s Phillips Park on Saturday, Aug. 23 from noon to 6 pm. Friends and neighbors are welcome to join in for a day of musical entertainment for adults...

 
 By Jennifer Szweda Jordan    Front Page    August 12, 2014

Police recommend 'virtual' block watch in Carrick

While Block Watch groups have relied on neighbors' eyes and ears to deter crime, Pittsburgh police are now asking Carrick-Overbrook residents to pilot a virtual block watch by mounting home...

 
 Front Page    August 12, 2014

City will provide extra parking for those using bikes to commute to work

Mayor William Peduto’s administration is providing new daily parking options for bike commuters who use the Eliza Furnace Trail. Parking restrictions put into place in advance of construction of a new protected bike lane on Saline Street in...

 
 By Margaret L. Smykla    Front Page    August 5, 2014

Carrick residents air their concerns at Mayor's Night Out

Violent crime, drugs, police staffing, the Routes 51-88 construction project, absentee landlords, and potholes were among the topics addressed by Mayor William Peduto in Carrick on July 30. It was the sixth installment of his “Mayor’s Night...

 
 By Margaret L. Smykla    Front Page    August 5, 2014

South Side updated on most recent attempts at expanding permit parking

A brief update on residential permit parking in the South Side was the sole presentation at the July 29 meeting of the South Side Planning Forum. Ashley Holloway, City Planning’s neighborhood planner, said he spoke at the South Side Slopes...

 
 Front Page    August 5, 2014

Fresh Fridays produce distribution Aug. 8

Fresh Fridays, the free produce distribution on the Hilltop continues on the second Friday of the month with the next one on August 8. Eligible households in the 15203, 15210, 15211 and Carrick...

 
 By Margaret L. Smykla    Front Page    July 29, 2014

Officer promoted, consultant hired in Mt. Oliver Boro

A police promotion, a fundraiser for last month’s fire victims, and the hiring of a consultant to provide financial and managerial directives were among the news items at the July 21 meeting of Mt. Oliver council. Council member Billie Michener was...

 
 By Tom Smith    Front Page    July 22, 2014

Grandview traffic problems will garner extra police attention

Public safety, in particular traffic along Grandview Avenue, was an emotional issue for Mount Washington residents at the July community forum of the Mount Washington Community Development Corp. District 2 Councilwoman Theresa Kail-Smith opened the...

 

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