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Fresh Fridays will distribute Grab-N-Go boxes

Fresh Fridays on the Hilltop, the Hilltop Alliance's free produce distribution, will again pass out pre-boxed food on Friday, July 10 at St. John Vianney Church parking lot in Allentown. Following a...

Three area libraries will operate curb side pick-up locations

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh is expanding its curb side pick-up locations to several South Pittsburgh branches. At the curb side pick-up locations, readers may pick up existing holds, return all...

Outdoor dining returns Friday, indoor dining and alcohol still prohibited

Health Department Director Dr. Debra Bogen has announced a new, two-week order has been issued to stem the spread of coronavirus cases in the county. The new order rescinds the June 28 and July 2 orders and takes effect at 12:01 a.m. on Friday,...

Market House senior center to receive $51K in state grant

The City of Pittsburgh has received a total of $161,000 in grants from the Pennsylvania Department of Aging’s Senior Community Grant Programs for updates to three local Healthy Active Living Centers (senior centers).   The grant funding will be...

Pennsylvania extends unemployment compensation benefits for 13 more weeks

Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry (L&I) Secretary Jerry Oleksiak has announced that people who exhaust their regular unemployment compensation (UC) and federal Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC) may now qualify for 13...

Governor signs bill removing barriers to work

Building on his criminal justice reforms and fulfilling a recommendation to modernize job licensing, Governor Tom Wolf has signed Senate Bill 637, which removes outdated licensing barriers so skilled workers with criminal records can get a second...

PA Resources Council has conservation workshops in July

The Pennsylvania Resources Council (PRC) has released its July schedule of workshops, now conducted as online webinars.  The new format enables individuals living in southwestern Pennsylvania to take part in online instruction and then to make...

Friends rally to help neighbors whose home was damaged in 4th of July fireworks fire

The Fourth of July wasn’t cause for celebration for one family in Knoxville. The Pittsburgh Police Fireworks Task Force received more than 250 complaints concerning fireworks, including two for structure fires. One of those fires occurred on...

City saved $1M with new salting methods

While summer is in full swing, numbers from last winter show the City of Pittsburgh saved more than $1 million from new road salt distribution methods adopted by the Department of Public Works....

Road work will close some South Side streets

Traffic restrictions will continue on East Carson Street Monday through Friday, July 13-17 weather permitting. Fire hydrant work requiring roadway closures will occur from 6:30 - 4:30 PM each day...

Emerald View Park Photo Challenge! opens

Mount Washington Community Development Corp. (MWCDC) is kicking off the 2020 Emerald View Park Trail Photo Challenge! in partnership with the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy (PPC), and community supporter Robert Smith, a member of MWCDC’s Emerald...

Early Learning Resource Center has help finding child care, summer camps

Parents looking for childcare programs or camps this summer in Allegheny County can find information through the Region 5 Early Learning Resource Center (ELRC) and a new childcare tool, find.alleghenychildcare.org. The tool is a searchable database...

What The Reporter means to me - What about you?

Recently, I was sitting in a coffee shop having a conversation about what was happening with The South Pittsburgh Reporter. They had noticed, as most of our readers, the number of pages has gone down and we occasionally take a week off. I explained...

What The Reporter means to me...Carolyn K

In addition to the sense of “comfort” knowing that I remember The Reporter being around for so long, The Reporter has consistently provided the information I want to know. More times that I can count, my neighbors and I have referenced to...

Mt. Oliver Borough Council Meeting moves to fire hall

The Mt. Oliver Borough Council will hold its next regular meeting on July 20, 7:30 p.m. at the Mt. Oliver Fire Hall, 120 Brownsville Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15210. Any individual attending the meeting...

July 4 is busy for task force

On July 4, the Pittsburgh Fireworks Taskforce, with investigators from Pittsburgh police and fire departments, responded to 131 complaint calls regarding fireworks. After midnight there were 125...

Police ask for help finding missing man

Detectives with the Pittsburgh Police Special Victims Unit are asking for the public's assistance to help find a missing 27-year-old man. Nicholas "Niko" McPherson is described as 6 feet tall and...

COMMON VIOLATIONS

This is just a short working list of codes & “titles” and is not comprehensive or to be used for anything other than personal reference. All code books are available for purchase through the Bureau of Building Inspection if more information is...

Mt. Oliver Housing Court cases rescheduled to August 18

The following Mt. Oliver Borough Housing Court cases have been rescheduled to Tuesday, Aug. 18, at 10:00 a .m. in Municipal District Judge Richard King's Courtroom: • David Winkowski, 663 Margaret...

Zoning Board hearings

Pittsburgh’s Zoning Board of Adjustment Board meetings will be hosted on Zoom and streamed on YouTube Live on the Pittsburgh City Planning YouTube page at https://www.youtube.com/user/planpghvideo. To join the Zoom webinar, use the link:...

Borough of Mt. Oliver Notice of Public Hearing

The Council of Mt. Oliver Borough will hold a Public Hearing pursuant to Act 141, as amended, to consider an application of Ormsby, LLC for the transfer of a liquor license to the premises located at 225 Brownsville Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15210. Said...

Borough of Mt. Oliver Notice of Regular Meeting

The Council of Mt. Oliver Borough will hold their Regular Meeting on July 20, 2020 at 7:30 PM at the Fire Hall, 120 Brownsville Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15210. All individuals attending the meeting must wear masks while in the Fire Hall and must...

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