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Ooops, we put the wrong date in

We all make mistakes, unfortunately when we made one (two) this month we didn’t hear from our loyal readers until the second week. In preparing The South Pittsburgh Reporter for publication, we picked up copies of the August template. The...

Goat Fest returns to South Side Park with music, food, crafts and... goats

South Side Park is the place to be on Saturday, July 27, from noon – 4 p.m., when Friends of South Side Park (FOSSP) host the Third Annual Goat Fest. Visitors will enjoy four hours of live musical...

Transit Tunnel work will detour buses and light rail cars

Port Authority of Allegheny County is replacing approximately 480 feet of light rail track and concrete pavement in and around the south entrance of the Mt. Washington Transit Tunnel. Weather...

City implements changes by Police Bureau after 2018 incident at Kopy's

Changes continue to be implemented in the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police’s Narcotics and Vice Division following an October 2018 incident inside Kopy’s bar in the South Side, Mayor William Peduto and Public Safety Director Wendel...

Christmas in July benefits Brashear Association

Christmas in July, Brashear Association's annual kick-off for its Holiday Assistance Program, will take place on Wednesday, July 24, from 5-8 p.m. at the Double Wide Grill, 2339 E. Carson Street....

Give your input on Esser Plaza

South Side Community Council (SSCC) is currently working on a plan to revitalize Esser Plaza on the corner of E. Carson and 12th streets to be a welcoming open space where the community can gather. The SSCC is asking for input on the revitalization...

Help needed to clean up illegal dump in Mt. Wash.

Allegheny Cleanways, the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy, Neighbors On The Mount and MWCDC are organizing the clean-up of an illegal dump site on Rubicon Street in Mt. Washington. Located in green space adjacent to Emerald View Park, just steps away...

Applications accepted for city's Catapult Small Business program

Applications are being accepted to enroll in Catapult, an Urban Redevelopment Authority funded 12-month business incubation program.  This will be the second cohort of Catapult: Startup to Storefront, which is a competitive program open to only 10...

Auditor General releases report on standardized testing costs: Where Did Your Money Go

State Senator Andy Dinniman joined Auditor General Eugene DePasquale as the Auditor General released a special report on standardized testing costs, "Where Did Your Money Go?" "The Pennsylvania...

Beltzhoover native designs public art project for McKinley Park courts

A new public art project at the Upper McKinley Park basketball court in Beltzhoover is set to be funded by the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh.  The proposal by artist Janel Young, who...

July 27 is the next Hilltop Urban Farm volunteer day

The Hilltop Urban Farm, the largest urban farm in the country, has scheduled volunteer days throughout the spring, summer and fall. Volunteers are needed on July 27, August 31, September 28 and...

Students can be good neighbors in South Side, but when they're not

This is the time of year when new students are moving into the South Side. Most will have a good understanding they are living in a residential community and should be good neighbors to those who live around them. South Side’s South Watch...

Quality of life cases will be heard by local judges

A new order from the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas will lead to neighborhood-level oversight of enforcement actions by the city’s Department of Mobility and Infrastructure.  DOMI regularly holds contractors and others responsible for...

Kaley Donoghue earns Masters

Kaley Donoghue of South Side earned her Master of Science, Curriculum and Instruction degree from Western Governors University (WGU). The online, nonprofit university held its 70th (Orlando, Florida); 71st (Cincinnati, Ohio); and 72nd (Anaheim,...

Retired Men's group will hear from Kennywood Park speaker

The Retired Men’s Luncheon Group Invites retirees to its Thursday, Aug. 15 luncheon with event speaker Andy Quinn who will speak about Kennywood Park. Mr. Quinn will present a photographic history of Kennywood and will talk about the Steel...

Arlington Civic on July 22 at New Academy Charter School

The Arlington Civic Counsel Meeting will take place on July 22 at 6 p.m. at the New Academy Charter School, 2500 Jonquil Street. Featured speaker will be Roy Blankenship from the Hilltop Alliance. Mr. Blankenship will be discussing opportunities...

Third annual free dental clinic July 26-27 at PPG Paints Arena

Mission of Mercy Pittsburgh (MOMPGH) organizers expect to again see long lines of patients for its third annual free dental clinic taking place July 26-27, at PPG Paints Arena. The clinic, which...

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...

This week's So. Pgh. Housing Court hearings

The following Housing Court cases are scheduled for Wednesday, July 17, at 8:00 a.m. in Pittsburgh Municipal Court: • Ravi Kondaveeti, 1500 Bingham Street, 17th Ward, Code PM108.1.1. • Dunamis...

Mt. Oliver Housing Court

Results for the Mt. Oliver Borough Housing Court case on Tuesday, July 2, in Municipal District Judge Richard King's Courtroom: • Alfred Boerner, 0 St. Joseph Street, Mt. Oliver Borough, 302.7,...

BOROUGH OF MT. OLIVER NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING AND INTENT TO ADOPT UPDATED ZONING ORDINANCE AND SUBDIVISION AND LAND DEVELOPMENT ORDINANCE

The Council of the Borough of Mt. Oliver, will hold a public hearing on Monday, August 12, 2019 at 7:00pm at the Mt. Oliver Borough Building, 150 Brownsville Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15210 and intend to adopt an updated Zoning Ordinance and updated...

Zoning Board hearings

Pittsburgh’s Zoning Board of Adjustment has scheduled the following public hearings of interest to South Pittsburgh residents in the first floor hearing room of the John P. Robin Civic Building, 200 Ross Street, Downtown. Zone case 164/19 on...

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