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 By Tom Smith    News

Hilltop Alliance helping residents straighten out tangled titles

A problem quickly came to the surface when staff at the Hilltop Alliance began working with area residents on getting them help to make needed repairs to their homes. Although they may have occupied their homes for generations,... — Updated 6/19/2019

 
 By Tom Smith    Front Page

Details of changes at Zone 3 council detailed at Arlington CC April meeting

“We’re doing things a little different,” Liz Style told members of the Arlington Civic Council last week. Ms. Style, president of the Zone 3 Public Safety Committee, explained the safety council has established an official... — Updated 4/17/2019

 
 By Tom Smith    Front Page

Auberle gets OK for healing center in the M.O. school building

The Mt. Oliver Zoning Hearing Board (ZHB) has given conditional approval for Auberle to operate the Auberle Family Healing Center in the former Mt. Oliver School Building on Hays... — Updated 4/4/2019

 
 By Tom Smith    Front Page

Hugh Brannan has influenced more than Brashear during his 36-year career

Sitting in Brashear's Museum Room, where much of South Side's history took place over the last 36 years and the Association's namesake is chronicled, it seemed appropriate Hugh... — Updated 3/25/2019

 
 By Tom Smith    Front Page

Preparations made for St. Patrick's Day celebrations

Calling 2018's St. Patrick's Day celebration in South Side the "most successful ever," District 3 Councilman Bruce Kraus is hoping to build on that success this year. The... — Updated 3/12/2019

 
 By Tom Smith    Front Page

Strategy for Carson taking shape with task force formation

South Side stakeholders came together last week to take the next steps to solve problems, real and perceived, associated with the neighborhood’s business district. Josette Fitzgibbons, neighborhood business district manager for... — Updated 1/30/2019

 
 By Tom Smith    Front Page

Holiday lights will return to E. Carson, after construction

South Side will be a little less festive this holiday season without the snowflake lights decorating East Carson Street, but not because of a lack of desire on the part of the... — Updated 12/5/2018

 
 By Tom Smith    Front Page

Family Healing Center is being proposed for the former Mt. Oliver school building on Hays Avenue

The former Mt. Oliver school building on Hays Avenue may soon find new life in a new unique program designed to help the families of recovering addicts, The Auberle Family Healing... — Updated 10/24/2018

 
 By Tom Smith    Front Page

The faces tell the story in new South Side Mural: Tell Your Story

South Side used to be a place where a lot of artists came to, a place where they could thrive and create, says Steve Root of South Side Public Art. And he thinks it can be that... — Updated 10/17/2018

 
 By Tom Smith    Front Page

New Carrick Library opens October 20

After a decade-long community process, Carrick will have a new the first-of-its-kind library when it opens October 20. The country’s first Passive House library, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh’s (CLP) Carrick Branch, is a... — Updated 10/10/2018

 
 By Tom Smith    Front Page

Parklet is targeted by vandals for three years

Vandalism continues to plague "The Corner," a small parklet at the intersection of Mountain and Fisher in Mt. Oliver City. The latest damaged occurred sometime between Sunday,... — Updated 9/12/2018

 
 By Tom Smith    Front Page

Parking Enhancement District Clean Team will hit the streets in S. Side this week

South Side will have a highly visible result of the neighborhood’s Parking Enhancement District (PED) this week when a new “clean team” takes to the streets. According to Councilman Bruce Kraus, the city has come to an... — Updated 9/5/2018

 
 By Tom Smith    Front Page

The Reporter celebrates the beginning of its 79th year

Unlike people who celebrate birthdays and anniversaries after the completion of a year, newspapers mark their time at the beginning of the year. With this edition, August 20, 2018,... — Updated 8/22/2018

 
 By Tom Smith    Front Page

Disruptive property law discussed by city officials at ACC meeting

Concerned with disruptive properties in the neighborhood, the Arlington Civic Council welcomed Barbara Morello, a supervisor in the Department of Public Safety for the City of... — Updated 7/18/2018

 
 By Tom Smith    Front Page

City officials check out a Madvac to vacuum up litter in South Side

Looking like a cross between small versions of a Vacall and a Zamboni, Jim Ahlborn, territory manager for A&H Equipment in Bridgeville, demonstrated a Madvac outdoor litter vacuum... — Updated 7/5/2018

 
 By Tom Smith    Front Page

Mayor updates on more police, asks for Hilltop area priorities

With summer approaching and better weather here, Mayor William Peduto hoped Allentown residents took note of more police on the streets. “I hope you’ve noticed there are more police in Zone 3,” he told residents at the June m... — Updated 6/15/2018

 
 By Tom Smith    Front Page

Surveillance cameras impacting crime along E. Carson in South Side

Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen Zappala returned to South Side to update the community on the high-definition surveillance cameras his office has placed along E. Carson S... — Updated 6/15/2018

 
 By Tom Smith    Front Page

MWCDC creates advocacy committee

One of the priorities coming out of the strategic planning process the Mount Washington Community Development Corporation (MWCDC) undertook last year was a need for an advocacy committee. Michael Grande, president of the MWCDC,... — Updated 5/24/2018

 
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PWSA preparing to expand its lead line replacement on Mount

The Mount Washington Community Development Corporation kicked off its May public forum will a presentation from Daniel Duffy and Rachael Rampa concerning the Pittsburgh Water and Se... — Updated 5/24/2018

 
 By Tom Smith    News

Hilltop programs aim to keep kids off the streets with academics and sports

The May meeting of the Allentown CDC had a recreation theme with speakers from YouthPlaces and the Hilltop Huskies making presentations. Cynthia James, president of YouthPlaces, said the countywide program is currently operating... — Updated 5/8/2018

 
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Program will renovate facades of homes in Beltzhoover near McKinley

Looking for synergy with nearby improvements to upper McKinley Park, the Hilltop Alliance (HA) has partnered with Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation (PHLF) to restore... — Updated 5/8/2018

 
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Final draft of park master plan available for review on Thursday

A final draft of the South Side Park Master Plan will be available for review and comment on Thursday, April 19 from 5-8 p.m. at the Arlington Recreation Center, 2201 Salisbury Street. Ruth Isaacson a member of the Friends of... — Updated 4/19/2018

 
 By Tom Smith    Front Page

Changes coming to E. Carson St. to make it safer

East Carson Street is the most dangerous road in the region and the sixth most dangerous road in the state, PennDOT officials explained at The Brashear Center last week. The... — Updated 3/28/2018

 
 By Tom Smith    News

Bill Smith was a good man, a better husband and father

I began working part time for The Reporter during college in 1977. My mother, Roberta F. Smith, was the editor of the paper then and it was owned by Typecraft Press. Mom The... — Updated 2/28/2018

 
 By Tom Smith    Front Page

Saturation Detail making a dent in crime in the South Side Flats

Addressing South Side’s South Watch meeting, Zone 3 Commander Karen Dixon said there aren’t any alarming trends in the Flats and Slopes. Responding to an inquiry about stolen car reports from South Watch members before the... — Updated 2/21/2018

 

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