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 By Margaret L. Smykla    Front Page    November 24, 2015 

Still time to get a free Thanksgiving dinner delivered by Pittsburgh's finest

The Nov. 16 meeting of the Zone 3 Public Safety Council began with a reminder about the “Get Stuffed with Love” program that aims to ensure that no city residents go without Thanksgiving dinner. Again this year, the delivery of free, warm meals...

 By Margaret L. Smykla    Front Page    November 24, 2015 

Short borough meeting filled with updates

A 35-minute meeting of Mount Oliver council on Nov. 16 was plenty of time for updates, reports, and resolutions. Vice-president Frank Bernardini conducted the proceedings in the absence of President Darnell Sains. Council members Billie Michener and...

 By Tom Smith    Front Page    November 24, 2015 

Sociable City Plan calls for extended meter parking in S.S.

Over the last three years, the City of Pittsburgh has contracted with the Responsible Hospitality Institute out of California to work with nighttime economy stakeholders across the city to enable entertainment businesses and the neighborhoods they...

 Front Page    November 24, 2015 
 By Christine Manganas    Front Page    November 17, 2015

South Side's Polish community fading

Joe Bielecki can still recall past holidays listening to singing ensembles accompanied by portable instruments, and joining in on traditional Polish Christmas carols at the Prince of Peace Parish in t...

 Front Page    November 17, 2015  
 By Margaret L. Smykla    Front Page    November 17, 2015

South Siders updated on latest happenings at Planning Forum

The neighborhood plan, holiday events, and Phillips Elementary School activities headlined the Nov. 10 meeting of the South Side Planning Forum. The evening began with forum Chair Hugh Brannan reporting he told new Zone 3 Commander Karen Dixon he...

 By Austin Vaught    Front Page    November 10, 2015

Carrick Blitz results are revealed

The results of the Carrick Blitz, the city's multi-departmental effort to reduce crime and blight in Carrick, were presented by Mayor Bill Peduto and several city officials at the Carrick/Overbrook...

 By Tom Smith    Front Page    November 10, 2015

Mother asks for justice in the shooting of her young sons

Amanda McKnight was putting Christmas gifts away Sunday evening, Nov. 1 when an unknown man entered her Hays Avenue home in Mount Oliver and shot and killed her 11-year-old son David McIntyre and wounded his 16-year-old brother, Christopher “CJ”...

 Front Page    November 10, 2015  
 By Margaret L. Smykla    Front Page    November 3, 2015

Police strategy to focus on population causing the most problems

A policing strategy focused on a small population that causes most of the violence in the city was among at the topics at the Oct. 21 city-wide public safety council meeting. Entitled “Where do we go from here?”, the meeting drew more than 100...

 By Tom Smith    Front Page    November 3, 2015

Hill Top church almost ready to open after fire

August 28, 2014 was a devastating day for the congregation of the Hill Top United Methodist Church on East Warrington Avenue. Around 4:30 p.m. that day, a fire broke out on the roof where workmen...

 Front Page    October 27, 2015

Hill Top Methodist Church honored at Bravo! Brashear luncheon

Bravo! Brashear, the annual meeting and luncheon of the Brashear Association, provided an opportunity for the organization to honor, award and announce all at the LeMont Restaurant on Mount...

 By Austin Vaught    Front Page    October 27, 2015

Allentown homeowners getting help

Two new initiatives around restoring neighborhood properties were the focus of the Allentown Community Development Corporation meeting at the Black Forge Coffee Shop last Monday. The first initiative aims to rehabilitate tax delinquent properties in...

 By Margaret L. Smykla    Front Page    October 27, 2015

Mt. Oliver borough to take action against disruptive properties

At the Oct. 19 meeting of Mt. Oliver council, an ordinance was adopted that adds a disruptive property clause, and a disruptive property appeals board clause, to the borough code. With the disruptive property clause, if arrests or citations/summons...

 Front Page    October 27, 2015

Carrick costume costest winners

The winners at the Annual Carrick Community Council’s Halloween Costume Contest were: • Prettiest Costume – 1st Place: Kadience Holzapfel • Prettiest Costume – 2nd Place: Emma Blake •...

 By Austin Vaught    Front Page    October 20, 2015

Mt. Washington CDC elects board members for coming year

MWCDC members elected four new board members and reelected one at the MWCDC Community Forum meeting on the Mount Washington Senior Center on Virginia Avenue. Joseph Rewis, Tom Brady, Talia Piazza, and Michael Grande will join the MWCDC board as new...

 By Tom Smith    Front Page    October 20, 2015

Phase one of the Carrick Dairy District starts with groundbreaking for market

With the turn of a dozen cow-themed shovels the Carrick Dairy District Open Market came one more step closer to reality at a ceremonial groundbreaking on Friday, Oct. 15. Since 2012 Economic...

 By Margaret L. Smykla    Front Page    October 20, 2015

Planning Forum hears from the new Zone 3 police commander

The October 13 meeting of the South Side Planning Forum featured new Zone 3 commander Karen Dixon, who introduced herself and answered questions while providing updates on the zone. The commander said she began on the city force in 1988. She has...

 Front Page    October 13, 2015  
 By Austin Vaught    Front Page    October 13, 2015

Carrick Blitz continues, next steps to be decided

City officials provided a progress report on the 42 properties that are being targeted as part of the Carrick Blitz at the Carrick / Overbrook Crime Watch meeting last Monday in the Concord K5 auditorium. Officials from the mayor’s office,...

 By Margaret L. Smykla    Front Page    October 13, 2015

South High grad will be inducted into City League Hall of Fame

Mike Harber, who played in the backfield with Lynn Harris at South High School in the early 1970s, calls Mr. Harris "the best running back to ever play at the school." "He had a combination of power,...

 Front Page    October 6, 2015  
 By Margaret L. Smykla    Front Page    October 6, 2015

Flagpole, urban farm projects moving forward in Mt. O. City

The Sept. 24 meeting of the Mt. Oliver City/St. Clair Block Watch featured updates on the flagpole at the intersection of Mountain Ave. and Wagner St.; the project at the corner of Mountain and Fisher streets; and the proposed urban farm on the...

 Front Page    October 6, 2015

Next Fresh Fridays is Friday, Oct. 9

Fresh Fridays, the free produce distribution on the Hilltop, will be on Friday, Oct. 9. Eligible households in the 15203, 15210, 15211 and Carrick residents in 15227 zip codes can pick up fresh...


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