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 Opinion    November 22, 2016

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...

 
 Opinion    November 22, 2016

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....

 
 Opinion    November 8, 2016

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,...

 
 Opinion    November 8, 2016

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;...

 
 Opinion    October 25, 2016

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...

 
 Opinion    October 11, 2016

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...

 
 Opinion    October 4, 2016

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...

 
 Opinion    September 13, 2016

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...

 
 Opinion    March 8, 2016

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...

 
 Opinion    February 23, 2016

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...

 
 Opinion    December 22, 2015

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.,...

 
 Opinion    December 1, 2015

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...

 
 Opinion    November 24, 2015

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...

 
 Opinion    November 24, 2015

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...

 
 Opinion    November 17, 2015

What parking enforcement

Permit parking in South Side’s KK area was to begin Aug. 1, but unfortunately the signs were not put up until late October. The enforcement was to begin Nov.9. The first day of enforcement someone received a ticket and called Councilman Bruce...

 
 Opinion    October 20, 2015

Isn't it a shame

What a shame residents on Sarah Street go to lengths to maintain their properties and some drunks have to destroy it: smashing plants and tossing trash cans on the road. How would they like it if Sarah Street residents wen to their parents’ houses...

 
 Opinion    October 13, 2015

We don't need the farm

We do not need any farms in the city. If that is the kind of life you want, then to move to the country. In the article of Oct. 6, 2015 (Flagpole, urban farm moving forward in Mt. O. City) it talks about 60 new homes and 60 rental units. This takes...

 
 Opinion    August 11, 2015

Hose them down

I guess you could call this Letter to the Editor, “Instant crowd control.” It was a shame to close the St. Basil’s Parish Festival because of a bunch of unruly kids. I wonder why the fire department, just down the street, didn’t hose the...

 
 Opinion    July 14, 2015

Now a giant garage sale

The first annual South Side Food, Art & Sidewalk Festival was organized to cast a positive light on East Carson Street. Let’s follow that family friendly event with a bigger one. How about a first annual South Side’s Great Garage Sale. Yes, for...

 
 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...

 

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