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 By Tom Smith    Front Page    September 1, 2015 

WESA generates input from residents about Mount tower

A generator for WESA’s communication tower on Shiloh Street, updates on Grandview Avenue renovations and a conceptual plan for the Olympia Park shelter house were presented at the Mount Washington Community Development Corporation’s August...

 By Tom Smith    Front Page    September 1, 2015 

South Side Market House celebrates centennial by opening time capsule

On a beautiful Saturday morning, the 100th anniversary of the South Side Market House becoming a Pittsburgh public property was celebrated with music, food, speeches and the unveiling of the contents...

 By Tom Smith    Front Page    August 25, 2015

Zone 3 crowded for safety meeting about car, house break-ins

A standing room only crowd overflowed the conference room in the Zone 3 Police Station for the August public safety committee meeting. The primary focus of the meeting was two-fold: the rash of car break-ins in South Side and the large number of home...

 Front Page    August 25, 2015  
 By Jennifer Szweda Jordan    Front Page    August 25, 2015

Seniors have Market House memories as plans proceed for 100th anniversary

"What is this place?" "What happens in there?" Sarah Johnston hears these questions quite a bit as director of the South Side Market House, a grand 100-year-old red brick building just off East...

 Front Page    August 18, 2015

Allentown latest site for Launch MODE impact incubator

New Sun Rising has selected Allentown as their newest location to host a Launch MODE impact incubator. Launch Hilltop, an intensive 12-month program, provides concept owners with direct support...

 Front Page    August 18, 2015

Community Cornfest in Carrick on Saturday

The annual Community Cornfest, hosted by the Carrick and Overbrook community councils, will take place this Saturday, August 22, from noon until 6 p.m. at Phillips Park in Carrick. This year’s Cornfest will feature food, fun, vendors,...

 Front Page    August 18, 2015  
 By Tom Smith    Front Page    August 11, 2015

Residents seek solutions to rising neighborhood crime

Prompted by rising crime and culminating in the premature closing of the annual St. Basil Parish Festival more than 120 Carrick residents filled the basement of the Zion Christian Church asking for...

 By Tom Smith    Front Page    August 11, 2015

Carrick first neighborhood to get crime fighting blitz pilot program

Concerned with crime building in their neighborhood, a standing room only crowd filled the basement of the Zion Christian Church in Carrick for the monthly meeting of the Carrick Overbrook Block Watch. District 4 Community Relations Manager Bethani C...

 By Tom Smith    Front Page    August 4, 2015

Dioceses officials lay out reasons for closing SJV parish

With more than 120 people in attendance at a parish assembly held at St. Paul Monastery Retreat Center, Diocese of Pittsburgh officials explained why closing St. John Vianney Parish and church is a lo...

 By Tom Smith    Front Page    August 4, 2015

Brownsville Road establishes city's first 'virtual block watch'

The Carrick Overbrook Block Watch took a crime prevention concept first proposed by then Zone 3 Lt. Larry Scirotto to a reality in less than a year. With the cooperation of Pittsburgh City...

 By Margaret Smykla    Front Page    August 4, 2015

Planning forum updated on marina, other developments in South Side

With no presentations, the brief July-August meeting of the South Side Planning Forum on July 28 began with the report of the Development Review Committee (DRC) presented by Peter Kreuthmeier and DRC chair Tracy Myers. Painting With a Twist, which...

 By Margaret L. Smykla    Front Page    July 28, 2015

Street paving is in Mt. Oliver Boro's future this year

The borough’s parks, a new trick-or-treat day, and loitering outside businesses were among the topics at the July 20 meeting of Mount Oliver council. Absent were council members Billie Michener and Amber McGough, and Mayor James Cassidy. In the eng...

 By Austin Vaught    Front Page    July 28, 2015

New commander to be named for Zone 3 by the end of the month

(Editor's Note: On Monday afternoon, too late for publication, Lt. Karen Dixon was promoted to Commander and assigned to Zone 3.) The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police will name a new Zone 3 commander at...

 Front Page    July 28, 2015

St. John Vianney parishioners notified of condition of parish, possible closure

St. John Vianney Parish’s days could be numbered at the Catholic parish for many of the Hilltop neighborhoods. Bishop David Zubik outlined the current status of the parish in a letter to parishioners dated July 16, 2015, and the outlook wasn’t pr...

 Front Page    July 28, 2015

Police looking for missing Hilltop girl

The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Missing Persons Unit is looking for 13-year-old Victoria Harris who is believed to have run away. The bi-racial female was last seen June 27 at approximately 5:30 p.m....

 Front Page    July 21, 2015  
 Front Page    July 21, 2015

Slopes association receives $15K grant for South Side Park

The South Side Slopes Neighborhood Association (SSSNA) has received a $15,000 grant from The Birmingham Foundation for continued development in South Side Park, located off Mission Street in the South Side Slopes. The grant will fund projects with a...

 Front Page    July 21, 2015  
 Front Page    July 21, 2015

Open in Allentown, Part Deux on Wed.

“Open in Allentown, Part Deux” on Wednesday, July 22, 2015 at 5 p.m., will promote an available restaurant space in Allentown’s main business district, East Warrington Avenue. 742 East Warrington Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA, 15210 The second...

 By Tom Smith    Front Page    July 14, 2015

Residents learn what it takes to get the next South Side RPPP zone

In the continuing discussion of permit parking in South Side, City of Pittsburgh neighborhood planner Ashley Holloway called a meeting at the Market House for residents to learn more about the city’s Residential Permit Parking Program (RPPP)....

 By Jennifer Szweda Jordan    Front Page    July 14, 2015

South Sider reflects on life, community

 South Side residents were considered "second-class citizens" when Virginia Carik moved into the neighborhood 47 years ago, she says. This was where the mill workers lived. "In other words, we weren'...

 By Tom Smith    Front Page    July 14, 2015

Rudiak calls experts together to learn about heroin epidemic

In mid-April of this year, 10 Pittsburgh residents, including several in South Pittsburgh, overdosed on a single batch of heroin. In an effort to address the root causes of addiction and learn more about the problem as a public health issue Councilwo...

 By Margaret L. Smykla    Front Page    July 7, 2015

Police, community get together after

On the morning of June 22, Tyrone Harris began firing at random in the alleys around Knoxville United Church. About 30 minutes later, after shooting at police on Route 51 after stealing a car and leading officers on a two-mile chase, the 20-year-old...


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