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 Front Page    September 29, 2015 
 By Margaret L. Smykla    Front Page    September 29, 2015 

Mt. O. Boro making changes to office, residential policies

In the mayor’s report which began the Sept. 21 meeting of Mt. Oliver council, Mayor James Cassidy said there are no major issues for the police department. Council member Billie Michener was absent. In the public safety report, Mr. Cassidy...

 By Tom Smith    Front Page    September 29, 2015 

Zone 3 safety council learns more about upcoming citywide meeting

In the absence of Zone 3 Commander Karen Dixon and its president, the Zone 3 Public Safety Council (Z3PSC) learned more about the upcoming citywide public safety meeting and questioned Councilman Bruce Kraus about recent offenses. Vice-president Ron...

 Front Page    September 29, 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...

 Front Page    September 22, 2015  
 By Mia Rupani    Front Page    September 22, 2015

Grass roots group forms to preserve St. George Church

Fearing the worst for the future of the Allentown Catholic church long known as St. George (now St. John Vianney), a group of local parishioners have formed a preservation group in an effort to...

 By Austin Vaught    Front Page    September 22, 2015

MWCDC hears from those interested in joining board

Eight Mount Washington Community Development Corporation Board nominees hoping to win a seat during next month’s election addressed community members at the MWCDC community forum meeting on September 17 at the Mount Washington Senior Center on...

 By Tom Smith    Front Page    September 22, 2015

Arlington spray park slated for construction

Arlington residents have been talking about getting a spray park in South Side Playground, known as "The Fort," since 2008 when Mayor Luke Ravenstahl visited the playground and identified it as one...

 Front Page    September 15, 2015  
 By Anthony Mendicino    Front Page    September 15, 2015

City safety blitz gets underway in Carrick

Final plans for the Carrick Crime Blitz were outlined last Tuesday night, targeting 42 properties for possible condemnation or seizure as local citizens and law enforcement say have been at the center of crime in the community. Representatives from...

 By Laura Byko    Front Page    September 15, 2015

Block watch formation outlined in South Side

Some were there for to make their community safer. Some were there to learn about installing security cameras. Some were just there to see who their neighbors are. But each of the approximately 35...

 By Margaret L. Smykla    Front Page    September 15, 2015

South Side Planning Forum is updated on latest developments

The Sept. 8 meeting of the South Side Planning Forum began with the report of the Development Review Committee (DRC) presented by Peter Kreuthmeier. There were no presentations. Mr. Kreuthmeier said the Soffer Organization is continuing to discuss bl...

 Front Page    September 8, 2015

Next Fresh Fridays is Friday, Sept. 11

Fresh Fridays, the free produce distribution on the Hilltop, will be on Friday, Sept. 11. Eligible households in the 15203, 15210, 15211 and Carrick residents in 15227 zip codes can pick up fresh...

 Front Page    September 8, 2015  
 By Tom Smith    Front Page    September 8, 2015

Carrick blitz steps, to date and next, outlined for residents

The cancelation of the St. Basil Parish Festival was the last straw for many Carrick residents and they came to the August meeting of the Carrick Overbrook Block Watch to hear a plan from Councilwoman Natalia Rudiak and Mayor William Peduto. The solu...

 Front Page    September 8, 2015

Mon Incline alternatives exist during renovations

Riders still may reach the scenic Mount Washington overlooks and the Shiloh Street business district even though the Monongahela Incline will be shut down during an improvement project starting today, September 8. The 40 Mount Washington bus route...

 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...


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