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 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,...

 
 Opinion    December 17, 2013

Good news does make news

You have surely deleted that old news adage about “Good news doesn’t make news.” Your Dec. 10 issue had two outstanding “good news” stories on Page 1, and both very likely brought smiles to the faces of your readers. They surely did for...

 
 Opinion    December 3, 2013

Thanks Jean

I would like to offer a very sincere and heartfelt thank you to Jean Fink for over three decades of dedication to the Pittsburgh Public Schools. As School Board Director for District 7, Jean worked tirelessly and shared her knowledge of the city at...

 
 Opinion    November 26, 2013

Charlie Samaha Park?

Many thanks to Roberta Smith for reviving memories of visionary Charlie Samaha and highlighting his many accomplishments. Charlie saw the potential of what South Side could be with its unique Victorian architecture and strategic location. He was...

 
 Opinion    November 5, 2013

No more parking cones

Enough is enough, I cannot take it anymore. For the past 13 years I have waged a solo war against the detritus that people leave out to save "their" parking spots. It is selfish behavior, immoral, and...

 
 Opinion    October 8, 2013

Permit parking clarity

I would like to provide some clarity to the comments attributed to me (Permit parking not looked on as being business friendly in S.S., SPR Oct. 1, 2013) on permit parking. I have worked on the gathering of signatures for and against permit parking...

 
 Opinion    July 30, 2013

Trash initiative a good one

I am writing in support of the South Side Slopes Neighborhood Association on their recent trash initiative on the Slopes. Their campaign to alert the neighborhood to the rules of the city regarding keeping trash out of sight and stored in cans...

 
 Opinion    July 16, 2013

South Siders not opposed

I attended the permit parking meeting held at the Brashear Association on Tuesday, June 18 and was rather surprised to see “South Side crowd opposes additional permit parking areas” as the title for the article that provided details of the...

 
 By Natalia Rudiak    Opinion    June 25, 2013

How are your streets?

Do you think the streets in your neighborhood are in the worst shape they’ve been in a long time? Well, you’re probably right. The condition of our streets is a perennial problem, and my staff handles calls, emails, and site visits every day...

 
 Opinion    May 14, 2013

Peduto for Mayor

South Pittsburghers, along with the rest of the city, have an opportunity they haven’t had since 2005: to choose a new mayor without having a sitting mayor in the race. Along with having to decide which of the four Democratic and one Republican...

 
 Opinion    May 14, 2013

Rudiak for Council

Natalia Rudiak has earned the privilege of having the opportunity to be on the ballot in the November General Election on the Democratic ticket. Over the last four years she has demonstrated an ability to bring an intelligent thought process to City...

 
 Opinion    May 7, 2013

Two many in one block?

Recent developments in the council of Mount Michener should give the subjects pause to reflect on what has happened in their little fiefdom on the hill. In recent months, Council President Billie Michener and her band of followers dismissed two long-...

 

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