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 By Margaret L. Smykla    Front Page    August 23, 2016 

Mt. Oliver adds to property code for maintenance issues

The August 15 meeting of Mt. Oliver council featured updating the property maintenance code to prohibit unkempt grass and weeds; hazardous tree limbs, hedges, shrubs, and trees; and weeds or other vegetation growing in sidewalk cracks. Councilman...

 
 Front Page    August 23, 2016 
 
 Front Page    August 23, 2016 

Police chief McLay will be at Town Hall meeting in S.S.

City of Pittsburgh Chief of Police Cameron McLay is holding a series of Town Hall meetings throughout the city. South Pittsburgh area Town Hall meetings will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 24, at the IBEW Hall, 5 Hot Metal Street, #100, SouthSide Works...

 
 Front Page    August 23, 2016 

Annual Community Cornfest will take place Aug. 27 in Carrick's Phillips Park

The annual Community Cornfest will take place on Saturday, Aug. 27, from noon until 6 p.m. at Phillips Park. The Cornfest will feature family friendly fun, entertainments and vendors. The annual Corn Shucking Contest for children 12 and under is...

 
 Front Page    August 16, 2016  
 By Tom Smith    Front Page    August 16, 2016

Allentown explores parking issues, hears from District Judge King

The August quarterly public meeting of the Allentown CDC had public safety and neighborhood parking as main focuses last week. Guest speakers included Liz Style from the Pittsburgh Dept. of Public Safety and District Magisterial J udge Richard King....

 
 Front Page    August 16, 2016

GTECH bike tour of Hilltop will visit reclaimed vacant lots in neighborhoods

GTECH’s fifth annual fundraising bike tour and post-ride celebration will be held Saturday, Aug. 20, starting at 9 a.m. at the Beltzhoover Community Center at 403 Gearing Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15210. The day will kick off with a bike tour...

 
 Front Page    August 9, 2016

Fresh Fridays coming up on Aug. 12

Fresh Fridays, the free produce distribution on the Hilltop, will take place on Friday, Aug. 12. Eligible households in the 15203, 15210, 15211 and Carrick residents in 15227 zip codes can pick up...

 
 By Austin Vaught    Front Page    August 9, 2016

Resident calls help to put drug dealers behind bars in area

As drug issues continue to plague many South Pittsburgh neighborhoods, Carrick/Overbrook Block Watch members are fighting back. Since July 11, several drug arrests were made as a result of information and complaints given by Carrick residents. At...

 
 Front Page    August 9, 2016

National Night Out South Pittsburgh celebrations

National Night Out on Tuesday, Aug. 2, featured celebrations throughout the city and South Pittsburgh....

 
 Front Page    August 2, 2016  
 By Margaret L. Smykla    Front Page    August 2, 2016

Neighborhood Plan update presented to S.S. Planning Forum

The inclusion of the South Side Bar and Restaurant Association (SSB&RA) as an organizational member of the South Side Planning Forum is “strongly” recommended in the draft “South Side Neighborhood Plan, Ninth Update.” The document was present...

 
 Front Page    August 2, 2016

Survey still open for area residents t provide input into South Side Park uses

Friends of the South Side Park (FSSP) is still accepting community input into the use of South Side Park. “Many people use and love South Side Park for many different reasons. We want to hear from each of those people, and from those who could use...

 
 Front Page    July 26, 2016  
 By Margaret L. Smykla    Front Page    July 26, 2016

Z-3 safety meeting looks for answers to neighborhood issues

National Night Out, the Knoxville Blitz, 311 non-emergency line, overgrown weeds, and vandalism were among the topics at the July 18 Zone 3 Public Safety Council meeting.  It began with crime prevention Officer Christine Luffey informing attendees...

 
 By Austin Vaught    Front Page    July 26, 2016

MWCDC monthly forum provides public safety update of the Mount

A neighborhood crime update, an innovative solution to the city’s vacant lots, and an overview of the area’s Big Brothers Big Sisters program were the highlights of this month’s Mount Washington Community Development Corporation (MWCDC)...

 
 By Margaret L. Smykla    Front Page    July 26, 2016

Brownsville Rd. project continuing, new sidewalks are coming up next

The July 18 Mt. Oliver council meeting began with the police report for June.  Mayor James Cassidy said there were 692 total calls and 62 drug-related arrests, the latter for the seizure of marijuana, crack cocaine, heroin, and drug paraphernalia....

 
 Front Page    July 26, 2016

Zone 3 Community Crime Alert for July 18-24

The following are the Part I crimes for the week of: July 18th, 2016 thru July 24th, 2016. Duquesne Heights (1911) Mt. Washington (1903, 1914, 1915, 1807) Theft from person/access device fraud/identity theft – 400 blk. Kambach St. – between 7/16...

 
 Front Page    July 19, 2016  
 By Austin Vaught    Front Page    July 19, 2016

Personnel changes at Zone 3 highlighted in block watch meeting

Carrick / Overbrook Block Watch members were informed of several personnel changes within the Zone 3 police that occurred this month. Zone 3 Police Commander Karen Dixon opened the July block watch meeting with an overview of the current state of Zon...

 
 Front Page    July 19, 2016

South Side Park Friends surveying to help guide future development in park

Friends of the South Side Park (FSSP) is asking for community input into the use of South Side Park. “Many people use and love South Side Park for many different reasons. We want to hear from each of those people, and from those who could use and l...

 
 By Austin Vaught    Front Page    July 12, 2016

'Ambassadors' reclaiming vacant property in the Hilltop

Transforming residents into leaders and vacant lots into green space is the focal point of a local nonprofit that is looking to "reclaim" vacant property through the renewal of a successful community...

 
 Front Page    July 12, 2016

State grant will upgrade sidewalks on Brownsville Road in Mt. Oliver Boro

Mt. Oliver Borough officials have announced the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) has voted to award the borough $125,000 through the Multimodal Transportation Fund for upgrades to the sidewalks on Brownsville Road. The officials acknowledged...

 
 Front Page    July 12, 2016

Pittsburgh closes on property in Hays for largest city park

The gift of 660 acres of parkland to the City by Pittsburgh Development Group II has been finalized, enabling the creation of the largest park in Pittsburgh.  A month ago the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh authorized payment of $5...

 
 By Tom Smith    Front Page    July 5, 2016

Community council recaps work in South Side

Barbara Rudiak, president of the South Side Community Council (SSCC), outlined the organization's past year's accomplishments and the goals going forward at the General Membership Meeting held in...

 

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