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St. Patrick's Day was safer with city preparation

Here in the City of Pittsburgh mid-March marks the conclusion of the cold winter months and the welcome beginning of the spring season— for many it also means the celebration of St. Patrick’s Day and the nationally famous Pittsburgh St....

 

Drinking water support

The tragedy of Flint, Michigan’s drinking water fiasco is a stark reminder of the threat that lead in drinking water continues to pose today. To make matters worse, there’s growing data showing elevated levels of lead at the place where some of...

 

Visitor change unwelcome

I read The Reporter regularly and did not see any coverage of the changes to an electronic system by the City of Pittsburgh Residential Permit Parking Program. I liked the program as it was. I do not object to the new change, of not getting a sticker...

 

Tribute to a friend

On January 24, 2018, a true and trusted friend of mine passed away. William Roeschenthaler was the proprietor of the Mt. Oliver Hofbrau. Between him and his father before him, the Hofbrau has been in existence for almost 100 years or more. I knew...

 

Common sense legislation

As we continue to mourn the senseless murder of 14 children and three teachers at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida, it is voices and solutions like those of our esteemed state Senator Wayne Fontana that offer a light and a way...

 

Inaction is not an option

Op-Ed Column By State Senator Wayne Fontana Americans are fed up with this nation's gun violence epidemic. It is intolerable. Horrific accounts of deranged mass murderers using military-grade assault...

 

Save Oliver Bath House

I am strongly opposed to any sale of the Oliver Pool and Bath House to private interests. This heavily used facility is one of the unique features of Pittsburgh. Along with many who use the pool on a regular basis, I contest the assertion by a...

 

Plan eliminates parking

My husband and I attended the meeting on September 19 for the update of the 21st Street water conservation project, which will directly affect us. We did attend the first meeting that offered the choice of four models. After leaving this meeting, all...

 

Remember before voting

With the election just around the corner, ask yourself what have they done for us lately. Still no real residential permit parking enforcement. Just now went visual (LPR) License Plate Recognition Technology. How can a vehicle park in a permit...

 

Here's the problem

Here’s what’s going on at SouthSide Works. The owners think this is becoming a wealthy side of town. Wrong! Most of the area, near and far, around the SouthSide Works are middle class, low middle class and low income. The residents on South Side...

 

What's going on at SSW

Will the last person to visit SouthSide Works (SSW) please turn off the lights? What is going on with that place? There are far too many empty retail stores. Each time one visits it seems another store closes. The place is starting to look...

 

Expungement Day was a start, more work to do

As you may know, many of our residents here in the City of Pittsburgh took advantage of “Expungement Day” on Monday, Nov. 14. This was possible because of Act 5 of 2016, legislation I was proud to support earlier this year. The newly effective...

 

Thanks to Mt. O. police

I manage 70+ rental units between Mt. Oliver and the Carrick area. I also personally own a business right on the border. I’m in the city, across the street from Mt. Oliver. The police often get bad raps when they have a very difficult job to do....

 

Our voices were heard in design of library

I’ll admit that as a walked toward the Carrick Library Meeting on that Thursday in September my mind was more focused on if I was going to beat the forecasted rain and pick-up the couch I had bought on Craigslist. I made arrangements with my dad,...

 

Exciting time for the library

I want to thank the Carrick community for their dedication, patience and insight into the upcoming renovation of our library building. It is an exciting time for Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – Carrick. There is a new buzz around the library;...

 

Disappointed in library choice

I was distressed to read of the decision to rebuild the Carrick branch of the Carnegie library in its existing location (Carrick Library will be all new from the bottom up, October 10, 2016). After talking with other residents who are active and invo...

 

Don't compare us to Lawrenceville

I am writing in response to some quotes in last week’s article “Residents get to talk directly with Zone 3 Commander about issues” (South Pittsburgh Reporter, Oct. 4, 2016) I have to disagree with the quote, “the Hilltop is light years away...

 

No stop on the Hilltop

The Port Authority began detouring all inbound light rail traffic and bus traffic from the South Hills Junction along Warrington and Arlington avenues on October 3 and will continue through October 22 while track is being replaced near Station...

 

Set the record straight

I am writing regarding an article which you published on August 9, 2016, Vol. 77 No 6 entitled “Joint Legislative Hearing focuses on eradicating blight.” This article suggest that our group, the Tri-COG Land Bank, had received $1.5 million in...

 

The process in South Side was started, but is broken

I am writing in response to Council President Bruce Kraus’ opinion letter published in the South Pittsburgh Reporter on February 23, 2016 (S.S. provided input). Councilman Kraus promised our city a holistic, honest, and open planning process via...

 

South Siders provided input

Planning Forum members, joining your conversation that took place at the February 9 meeting of the South Side Planning Forum regarding the newly confirmed Parking Enhancement District legislation and the creation of a Zone 3 Police-requested public...

 

Build us a parking garage

One thing conspicuously absent from this dialogue about parking on South Side is a parking garage. It’s so obvious a solution. In the July 8, 2014, South Pittsburgh Reporter (New RPP zone will extend permit parking to 29th St.,...

 

Permit parking just a rumor

No rumor to that parking permit Convenient and Safe: How come a visitor’s pass is being used three blocks away from the resident that it is intended for is, that convenient? Being used more than three days a month, actually like every day of the...

 

Permit parking in S.S.

The Residential Permit Parking program was created as a way for citizens to take control of congested residential streets and ensure that actual property owners have a convenient and safe place to park in their neighborhoods. It is a citizen driven...

 

Other ethnic churches

While I can empathize with Atty. Joseph Bielecki re: the fading of the Polish Community (South Side’s Polish community fading, South Pittsburgh Reporter, Nov. 17, 2015), such is also the case with many of the other ethnic groups/people who made up...

 

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