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 By Tom Smith    Front Page

No real estate tax increase for 2022 in Mt. Oliver Boro

There will be no increase in the Real Estate tax for Mt. Oliver Borough for 2022. At the November public meeting of the Mt. Oliver Borough Council, the council adopted the 2022 Fee... — Updated 12/2/2021

 
 By Tom Smith    Front Page

Alliance, partners to build 31 single-family homes

Last week, the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency announced the Hilltop Alliance and its development partner Gatesburg Road Development had been awarded $1,042,763 in Low Income... — Updated 11/4/2021

 
 By Tom Smith    Front Page

Mt. Oliver officials look into possible sidewalk grant program for residents

A decision on a request from a Mt. Oliver property owner to remove a broken sidewalk and replace it with grass was postponed while the Borough Council explores options. The... — Updated 10/28/2021

 
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Storm water fee discussed at council bi-annual meeting

The biannual general meeting of the South Side Community Council (SSCC) featured a presentation concerning storm water by Pittsburgh Water & Sewer Authority (PWSA) officials;... — Updated 10/19/2021

 
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Roberta F. Smith, longtime Reporter editor

Roberta A story I frequently tell is when I graduated from journalism school my mother said I could work for her until I found a real job. That was in January of 1979 and my... — Updated 9/30/2021

 
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Boro council hears concerns about scooters, speeders and senior residence

Mt. Oliver Borough Council's September public meeting was in-person with all council members present and along with a number of people in the gallery. Council President Amber McGoug... — Updated 9/30/2021

 
 By Tom Smith    Front Page

Community council returning to in-person neighborhood events

Carrick Community Council's (CCC) quarterly membership meeting took place in-person and outdoors to allow for social distancing. Setting up at the Carrick Community Pavilion, the... — Updated 9/15/2021

 
 By Tom Smith    Front Page

Alliance business support expands into Mt. Oliver

It's not your father's Allentown business district, anymore. Over the past six years the Hilltop Alliance (HA) has succeeded in attracting close to 50 new businesses to the small... — Updated 9/15/2021

 
 By Tom Smith    Front Page

Boro property owner asks for relief from penalties

The son of a Mt. Oliver property owner came to the Borough Council's August public meeting seeking relief from penalties his father had received on unpaid taxes and fees. Monte... — Updated 9/1/2021

 
 By Tom Smith    Front Page

UPMC officials quizzed on status of South Side facilities

UPMC officials met last week with members of the South Side Community Council (SSCC) to provide updates on the former hospital building at 20th and Mary streets; a new proposed... — Updated 8/18/2021

 
 By Tom Smith    Front Page

Parking continues to be a problem for neighbors in Mt. Oliver Boro

Parking concerns on Overhill Street in Mt. Oliver Borough were on the agenda again at the Borough Council’s July public meeting. Darla Stabryla testified before the council she “never knew we had problems on Overhill Street... — Updated 8/4/2021

 
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Housing Opportunity Fund helping residents stay in their homes

The Hilltop Alliance (HA) is hosting a series of on-line presentations highlighting programs of the city's Housing Opportunity Fund (HOF) in cooperation with the Urban... — Updated 7/22/2021

 
 By Tom Smith    Front Page

Parking issues at Mt. Oliver Council discussed in-person

The Mt. Oliver Borough Council returned to in-person meetings in June. Attending the meeting were council members Aaron Graham, David Lowe, Amber McGough, Christina Reft and... — Updated 6/30/2021

 
 By Tom Smith    Front Page

Affordable housing takes many forms in South Pittsburgh

"Long-term affordable housing is the concept of having housing that is affordable for low and moderate income people on an ongoing basis," began Gordon Davidson, executive director... — Updated 6/24/2021

 
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Designers present plans for building and playground at 24th and E. Carson

Representatives from PW Campbell representing WAG4LP presented plans for two properties at the South Side Community Council's May Development Activities Meeting (DAM) via Zoom. The... — Updated 6/17/2021

 
 By Tom Smith    Front Page

Oliver Bathhouse to undergo extensive renovations

Plans for the renovation of the Oliver Bath House on South Side were presented at the South Side Community Council's May Development Activities Meeting (DAM) via Zoom. Presenting... — Updated 6/9/2021

 
 By Tom Smith    Front Page

Changes made in borough public safety departments' personnel

In a short May meeting, the Mt. Oliver Borough Council public meeting included news about personnel changes in the police and fire departments. Missing from the meeting were... — Updated 5/27/2021

 
 By Tom Smith    Front Page

18th Street signals project will affect six intersections

The South Side Signal Project incorporating upgrades to five signaled intersections and adding another one in the 18th Street/Brownsville Road corridor was presented in a Zoom meeting for public comment last week by officials from... — Updated 5/19/2021

 
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Council seeks solution to rail riders on East Carson

The main topics of discussion at the April Zoom meeting of the Zone 3 Public Safety Council included a shooting in Carrick and "freegans" on Carson Street. Zone 3 Commander John... — Updated 5/13/2021

 
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Council expresses concerns before approving liquor license transfer

Representatives from 3 Rivers Beer, LLC appeared before the Mt. Oliver Borough Council to request a liquor license transfer for 104 Brownsville Road. Attorney Greg Szallar,... — Updated 4/29/2021

 
 By Tom Smith    Front Page

Mobility hub will feature e-scooters, transit information on Warrington

Holding its first public meeting in more than a year, the Allentown CDC (ACDC) presented a short agenda by way of Zoom last week. Tyler Abbott, ACDC president, welcomed those in... — Updated 4/29/2021

 
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Boro approves leasing on-street parking spaces

The April public meeting of the Mt. Oliver Borough Council began with a request from a local business to lease several on-street parking spaces on Brownsville Road. Ben Prisbylla,... — Updated 4/29/2021

 
 By Tom Smith    Front Page

Biannual council meeting has safety, program updates

The biannual General Meeting of the South Side Community Council (SSCC) on March 29 covered a wide range of topics including public safety, updates from area elected officials and... — Updated 4/8/2021

 
 By Tom Smith    Front Page

Boro Council considers options to help Ottillia Street resident

The first order of business for the Mt. Oliver Borough Council at its March public meeting was to discuss a resident's request for steel poles to prevent cars from sliding into his... — Updated 4/1/2021

 
 By Tom Smith    Front Page

Mt. Oliver to split building inspection duties

Mt. Oliver Borough Council, at its February meeting, made a change in who will be doing the third-party plan review for building inspections. Borough Manager Rick Hopkinson said a... — Updated 3/3/2021

 

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