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 By Tom Smith    Front Page

Brashear unveils plans for Hilltop Community Center

Brashear Association invited area residents to LifeSpan's Knoxville center to learn more about plans for a new Hilltop community center. Plans call for the new community center to... — Updated 12/7/2017

 By Tom Smith    Front Page

District judge works to make sure problems are abated in neighborhood

Focusing on code enforcement issues affecting quality of life issues in the South Side Flats and Slopes, South Watch each month brings residents together with local stakeholders, government, educational and more, to advocate for... — Updated 11/15/2017

 By Tom Smith    Obituaries

Virgina Carik was dedicated to making South Side a better place

Quietly tending to business over the past 50 years, Virginia Carik influenced the evolution of South Side in more ways than most people now in the neighborhood realize. A "remarkabl... — Updated 11/13/2017

 By Tom Smith    News

St. Paul's Monastery continues to anchor many on the Slopes

The Passionists of St. Paul of the Cross Monastery have been an anchor in the South Side Slopes community since arriving in North America 165 years ago in 1852. Paul Danei founded... — Updated 10/12/2017

 By Tom Smith    Front Page

DA adds surveillance cameras

The number of government cameras keeping an eye on E. Carson Street in South Side increased with the addition of 13 high-definition surveillance cameras installed by the Allegheny... — Updated 9/20/2017

 By Tom Smith    Front Page

Residents asked to step up and comment on city staircases

The city has more than 800 public staircases in its 90 neighborhoods, many are right-of-ways while others are considered streets, Kristin Saunders, a principle planner in the city’s Department of Mobility and Infrastructure... — Updated 9/14/2017

 By Tom Smith    Front Page

Hilltop Farm is largest urban farm in the country

Walking down Cresswell Street in the former St. Clair Village for the ribbon cutting ceremony commemorating the Hilltop Urban Farm brought back memories from the early 1960s. Then,... — Updated 9/6/2017

 By Tom Smith    Front Page

Mt. Washington CDC is one step closer to finalizing five-year plan

An updated five-year strategic plan for the Mount Washington Community Development Corporation (MWCDC) took another step toward completion when a draft version of the plan was reviewed at the organization’s August meeting.... — Updated 8/31/2017

 By Tom Smith    Front Page

Mayor Peduto talks about issues in South Pittsburgh

Mayor William Peduto recently spoke briefly on a variety of topics he discussed while attending an Allentown CDC community meeting in the spring. A few of the subjects included... — Updated 8/24/2017

 By Tom Smith    Front Page

Neighborhood asked to help with city-wide plan for steps

The City of Pittsburgh has more than 800 sets of public steps, the most of any city in the country. To better understand how the staircases are used and the condition they are in, the city’s Department of Mobility and... — Updated 8/24/2017

 By Tom Smith    Front Page

All kidding aside, police looking for teens who assaulted goats in S.S. Park

Goat Fest, a celebration of Allegheny GoatScape's hard working goats eating their way through invasive species and vines in South Side Park's "Jurassic Valley" drew 1,000 goat lovin... — Updated 8/16/2017

 By Tom Smith    Front Page

Mt. Oliver council urged to get more involved in boro quality of life issues

The July Mt. Oliver Borough Council meeting agenda moved rapidly without any special presentations, public hearings or a Mayor's Report. As part of the Engineer Report, council... — Updated 8/3/2017

 By Tom Smith    Front Page

Procedure to sell Arlington School building explained

Discussion continued at the Arlington Civic Council (ACC) concerning Academy Charter School’s desire to purchase and relocate to the former Arlington Elementary School on Jonquil Street. Bill Styche, principal at Academy Charter... — Updated 8/3/2017

 By Tom Smith    Front Page

Residents oppose taking parking away for 18th Street bike lane

Jamie Balser doesn't see the proposed 18th Street bike lane as biking issue, but a parking issue. The City of Pittsburgh is considering creating a climbing lane for bicycles up... — Updated 7/20/2017

 By Tom Smith    News

Fun things happening this summer in Allentown

The Allentown community was updated on a variety of artistic endeavors coming out of and into the neighborhood along with introducing new board members of the Allentown CDC. Allentown CDC Vice-President Judy Hackel quickly noted a... — Updated 7/20/2017

 By Tom Smith    Front Page

Recycling in the city moving away from blue bags

Trash and recycling was the focus of much of the July community meeting of the Allentown CDC. Guest speaker for the evening was Kyle Winkler, recycling supervisor for the City of Pittsburgh Dept. of Environmental Services. “What... — Updated 7/20/2017

 By Tom Smith    Front Page

SSCC works on trash, challenges graffiti with murals in S. Side

Barbara Rudiak, president of the South Side Community Council (SSCC), opened the organization's annual meeting by reminding the overfl owing crowd the council has been around for... — Updated 7/12/2017

 By Tom Smith    Front Page

Parking meters will fund city programs in South Side Flats

South Side’s Parking Enhancement District (PED) is a little over two and a half months old and is meeting the goals set for its success. The PED, a one-year pilot program in the City of Pittsburgh, extends on-street parking... — Updated 7/5/2017

 By Tom Smith    Front Page

Concerns about Dairy District addressed by Economic Development South director

Phase 1 of the Carrick Dairy District, an open air pavilion at the corner of Brownsville Road and E. Meyers Avenue, is drawing the ire of some residents in the area. Complaints... — Updated 6/29/2017

 By Tom Smith    Front Page

PLI making making building inspection, code enforcement more transparent in city

When Maura Kennedy was appointed director of the Bureau of Building Inspection three years ago she said there were a lot of really great people working there, but they weren’t keeping up with the times and were stuck in the... — Updated 6/21/2017

 By Tom Smith    Front Page

Minor change in bus route is goal for health center

Access to health care and an update on progress to establish a virtual block watch in the Warrington Avenue business corridor highlighted the June public meeting of the Allentown CDC. Peter Kaufmann, a certified application... — Updated 6/14/2017

 By Tom Smith    News

Carrick council updated on Berg Place, Dairy District projects

The Carrick Community Council’s (CCC) quarterly meeting was no attendance match for a Penguins’ playoff game the same evening, but scored with updates and information about the community. CCC president Trish Hatfield passed off... — Updated 5/15/2017

 By Tom Smith    Front Page

Health care access, new internet service, parklet progress discussed in Allentown

Access to health care, a new parklet, the fate of an anchor business and innovative solution to internet access for businesses were topics discussed at the Allentown Community Development Corp’s (ACDC) May public meeting. Peter... — Updated 5/15/2017

 By Tom Smith    Front Page

Candidates vie for Council District 4 seat

City of Pittsburgh Council District 4 is the only City Council race in this year's Primary Election being contested with two Democrats vying to run against the only Republican... — Updated 5/8/2017

 By Tom Smith    Front Page

Initially, extended hours meter parking meets expectations

Parking has been a challenge in South Side for more than half a century. In the mid-1960s, the South Side Chamber of Commerce first commissioned a parking study which determined: There wasn’t enough of it! Over the past 50 years... — Updated 5/1/2017


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