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 Opinion    June 9, 2015

Thanks Public Works

Thanks to the Public Works Dept. for cleaning up Sarah Street. They did a great job. Now I can finally sit out in front of my house without sneezing from the dirt. I hope they keep it up all summer. The two-hour permit parking sign deterred a lot of...

 
 Opinion    June 2, 2015

A True Pioneer

Paging through last week’s South Pittsburgh Reporter I was so delighted to read Ms. Szweda Jordan’s retrospective piece on the life and accomplishments of Roberta Smith (Editor reflects on life, community, May 26, 2015). As South Pittsburgh...

 
 Opinion    May 26, 2015

Clean the street, please

What in the name of good sense does a taxpayer have to do to get the street cleaned in front of their home? Three calls to 311 and in a call to a relative who works for the city I pleaded with them to get the street cleaned, but all my pleas go on...

 
 Opinion    May 19, 2015

It's possible to change St. John Vianney's future

As a third generation active member of St. George Parish and the succeeding St. John Vianney, I would share some thoughts about the April 28, 2015 South Pittsburgh Reporter article “St. John Vianney Church faces an uncertain future.” Almost all...

 
 Opinion    April 21, 2015

Enough surveys

I am writing in response to a recent article you posted (Beltzhoover residents will be surveyed to create strategies for neighborhood, South Pittsburgh Reporter March 24, 2015) regarding an upcoming survey of Beltzhoover by the Hilltop Alliance. They...

 
 Opinion    April 21, 2015

A better solution

If you travel up 18th St. and were recently fined $120 by police for making an illegal left turn off Josephine, you have to be scratching your head asking why that traffic restriction was created. If you weren’t fined yet, it was only because the...

 
 Opinion    April 14, 2015

What planning genius?

I would like to know who the traffic planning genius was that came up with the idea of making it illegal to turn left onto 18th Street off of Josephine Street. Obviously, it was someone who has very little knowledge of how traffic flows through the...

 
 Opinion    April 7, 2015

South Side RPP issues

One topic raised at the March 17 Planning Forum meeting was, once again, Residential Permit Parking (RPP). Mr. Ray Gastil, Director of Pittsburgh’s City Planning, was in attendance to field questions about all things “City Planning.” Comments...

 
 Opinion    December 30, 2014

The police came quickly

It was five days before Christmas. My fresh baked cookies were in containers on the coffee table and the gifts were wrapped. It was time to settle down and have a nice winter’s nap. I set the alarm, but was not aware that my phone was not on the...

 
 Opinion    December 16, 2014

Josephine turn barred

When my neighbor told me there are now no left turn traffic signs where Josephine St. meets 18th St. on the South Side, I thought he was kidding. He wasn't. He even drove me there to see the new...

 
 Opinion    December 16, 2014

Find a different route

I was stunned to hear about the city posting no left turn signs at the intersection of 18th street and Josephine street on South Side. Everyone who uses this route to go up the hill now has to find a different route. Glen Moss Via...

 
 Opinion    September 9, 2014

Letters to the Editor submission guidelines

Letters to the Editor may be submitted by: • Email to tsmith@sopghreporter.com • Mail to PO Box 4285, Pittsburgh, PA 15203 • By Fax at 412-488-8011 The South Pittsburgh Reporter reserves the right to edit letters for length and accuracy....

 
 Opinion    August 19, 2014

Put your tax dollars to work

We pay taxes to keep our city, state and country running smoothly. But where does it all go? And who decides what our priorities are for spending those dollars? We do that (and more!) with our City of Pittsburgh Operating and Capital budgets. The...

 
 Opinion    August 12, 2014

We need a better response to the problem

We have no desire to engage in an ongoing debate with Bruce Kraus about what was or wasn’t said or done about the issue of speeding on Pius Street, so this will be our last letter to The Reporter on the subject. It is disappointing to find that the...

 
 Opinion    August 5, 2014

Not for speed control

I would like to comment on the letter to the editor dated July 29, 2014, titled We Understand the problem from Fran and Joe Tarket. The section of the MUTCD (Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices) cited Section 2B.05 was incorrectly stated. The...

 
 Opinion    August 5, 2014

Let me clarify

In Fran and Joe Tarkett’s letter to the editor on July 29, entitled We Understand the Problem, there are several claims made that warrant clarification. The letter states the two have made “20 plus pleas to 311 and Bruce Kraus’ office” in...

 
 Opinion    July 29, 2014

We understand the problem

We understand how the residents of Grandview Ave. feel (Grandview traffic problems will garner extra police attention, SPR July 22, 2014). My husband and I moved to Pius Street on the South Side Slopes in 1998. At that time, Pius Street was two...

 
 Opinion    July 22, 2014

St. Clair a farm again

It was with much interest that I read your article on farming St. Clair Village in your July 1 issue (HA one step closer to farming St. Clair Village). My husband’s family along with the Baldauff and Quiring families’ farms were originally taken...

 
 Opinion    March 25, 2014

Clean up after your pets

Recently I was walking through the business district in Mount Oliver. It was a pleasant enough walk, except for one thing--several unsightly piles of “doggie doo doo” along the way. I was appalled. How difficult is it to stuff a plastic grocery...

 
 Opinion    March 25, 2014

Air quality in Pittsburgh

As a student at the University of Pittsburgh, I am concerned about the air quality in Pittsburgh and what it will mean for my generation and those to come if something isn’t done to address the problem. We, as residents, students, or visitors to...

 
 Opinion    March 18, 2014

Helping my classmate

My name is Tom Ford and I am an LosAngeles filmmaker and photographer. A Carrick High classmate of mine, Ray Streib, has suffered through a massive stroke and the debilitating effects of stroke-related brain injury. Ray has been a singer, guitarist...

 
 Opinion    March 4, 2014

South Side is a joke

It is such a shame that our so called decision makers have made South Side a laughing stock of the city. The drinking, trash, garbage, fights are all jokes that go around the city about South Side. You have the spoiled rich kids from uppity...

 
 Opinion    February 25, 2014

So. Side a mayhem zone

I dined at a South Side restaurant Saturday evening, February 22, the first time I have done so in years. I am not anxious to return any time soon and do not expect to. I have long been well aware of the extent to which the neighborhood is...

 
 Opinion    January 28, 2014

PPS sports cuts could be a big drain

As of last year, the PIAA (Pennsylvania’s Interscholastic Athletic Association) kids are allowed to transfer to other schools and school districts to play sports elsewhere if the athletic program is eliminated from their district’s budget. Prior...

 
 Opinion    January 14, 2014

A world turned upside down

“Even the heavens cried,” an observer said of the rain at a memorial for Nelson Mandela in Johannesburg. I almost cried, when I learned Nelson Mandala had died because I remembered a place far away and long ago - South Africa. Memories never die,...

 

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