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 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...

 
 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...

 

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