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 By Margaret L. Smykla    Front Page    March 31, 2015 

Zone 3 commander updates safety council on St. Patrick's efforts

The March meeting of the Zone 3 Public Safety Council meeting began with good news about two recent events. The first was the 17th annual “Biscuits Bingo,” fundraiser for local animal organizations held March 7, at the IBEW Hall Local #5, South...

 By Tom Smith    Front Page    March 31, 2015 

EDS staff update CBA on their work along Brownsville Road

Enthusiasm was on the menu at the March dinner meeting of the Carrick Business Association (CBA) with guest speakers Stephanie Miller and Jami Gregg from Economic Development South (EDS). Ms. Miller,...

 Front Page    March 31, 2015 
 By Margaret L. Smykla    Front Page    March 24, 2015

Boro announces 2015 street paving program plans

The awarding of the paving contract at the March 16 meeting of Mount Oliver council spells good news for these streets: Kohler St. from Arlington Ave. to Walnut St.; Carl St. from Margaret St. to Bertha St.; Hays St. from Quincy to the City of...

 Front Page    March 24, 2015

Chamber St. Pat's Parade Day plan successful

The South Side Chamber Commerce partnered again with the South Side Bar and Restaurant Association (SSBARA) to coordinate a special transportation and parking services plan for the thousands who celebrated on South Side after the March 14 St. Patrick...

 Front Page    March 24, 2015

Beltzhoover residents will be surveyed to create strategies for neighborhood

In the coming weeks, staff of Pittsburgh Community Reinvestment Group (PCRG), a non-profit community development organization working in partnership with the Hilltop Alliance, will be conducting a condition survey of all properties in Beltzhoover....

 By Margaret L. Smykla    Front Page    March 17, 2015

City director learns about the concerns at South Side forum

Ray Gastil, the city’s director of the Department of City Planning, was the sole presenter at the March 10 meeting of the South Side Planning Forum. Also in attendance from city government were Councilman Bruce Kraus and neighborhood planner...

 By Austin Vaught    Front Page    March 17, 2015

Future of Olympia Park building discussed by Mount community

The future of the historic Olympia Park community building was the focus of a small group discussion activity hosted by the Mount Washington Community Development Center (MWCDC) on Wednesday at the Mount Washington Senior Center on Virginia Avenue....

 Front Page    March 17, 2015

County Executive Fitzgerald visits Allentown's relocated senior center

Approximately 45 participants from Allentown's Henry Kaufmann Senior Center listened intently as Allegheny County Executive, Rich Fitzgerald, acknowledged the past difficulties encountered when...

 By Tom Smith    Front Page    March 10, 2015

Pittsburgh detective addresses residents

When he joined the police force 21 years ago in 1994, the biggest bragging right was that Pittsburgh was the safest city in America, Detective Calvin Kennedy told members of the Carrick-Overbrook Block Watch at their March meeting. “They hired a...

 By Margaret L. Smykla    Front Page    March 10, 2015

Slopes neighbors updated on projects

The March 3 general meeting of the South Sides Slopes Neighborhood Association (SSSNA) began with an overview of upcoming events: March 28: South Side Spring Social, Steel Cactus, 1831 E. Carson St.; 5-9 p.m. All profits from ticket sales go toward t...

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So. Side puts St. Patrick's Day Parade plan in play

The South Side Chamber Commerce and the South Side Bar and Restaurant Association (SSBARA) have partnered to coordinate a special public safety, transportation and parking services plan for the cast of thousands expected to celebrate on the South Sid...

 By Tom Smith    Front Page    March 3, 2015

Hilltop Alliance staff making progress in the Allentown area

Good news and positive energy were presented by members of the Hilltop Alliance team working in Allentown. Tim Dolan, Property Stabilization Program manager, and Siena Kane, Allentown business...

 By Tom Smith    Front Page    March 3, 2015

Councilman's satellite offices bring services into the District 3 communities

Working one day a week for the past year at the Councilman Bruce Kraus' satellite office in UPMC Mercy South Side Outpatient Center, Arlene Trost and Donna Wielock have handled nearly 600 requests...

 By Austin Vaught    Front Page    February 24, 2015

Over-occupancy a problem in some neighborhoods

Increased tenant awareness and steep fines for offenders are among the strategies local officials are considering in an effort to crackdown on over-occupancy violations in South Side neighborhoods....

 By Margaret L. Smykla    Front Page    February 24, 2015

Mt. Oliver trash hauler reports to boro council

There were just enough council members at the Mt. Oliver Borough Council meeting of Feb. 16 for a meeting to occur on the snowy, freezing evening. Absent were: Billie Michener, Nick Viglione, and Barbara Keener. Mayor James Cassidy was also not...

 Front Page    February 24, 2015  
 By Margaret L. Smykla    Front Page    February 17, 2015

South Side groups updated at Planning Forum

Forum Chair Hugh Brannan began the Feb. 10 meeting of the South Side Planning Forum reminding attendees that Ray Gastil, the new city Director of City Planning, will be the guest speaker at next month...

 Front Page    February 17, 2015

City facility rental date starts today

The City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Works has announced park shelter reservations will be accepted online and in person starting Tuesday, Feb. 17 at 10 a.m. For the first time in city history, residents and business owners will be able to...

 Front Page    February 17, 2015

Allentown meeting for residents, businesses

Innovative and exciting programs in the Allentown business district and residential neighborhood will be the topic of an Allentown CDC community meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 26 at The Hardware Store, 744 East Warrington Avenue. Speakers...

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Bridge work topic of chamber luncheon

The Birmingham Bridge Preservation Project will be the topic for the South Side Chamber of Commerce’s February luncheon. PennDOT officials, consultants and representatives from the construction team will discuss the current details on the scope of...

 Front Page    February 10, 2015  

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