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Articles from the March 24, 2020 edition

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Local businesses working through COVID-19 crisis

The COVID-19 crisis is affecting small businesses with those businesses closing, operating under reduced hours and staffing and employees asked to practice social distancing and to stay home unless absolutely necessary. Much has been written and...

 

South Pittsburgh Reporter continues to publish online edition

As a weekly community newspaper, The South Pittsburgh Reporter has published a print edition (almost) every week for the last 79½ years. Depending on the publisher, The Reporter has been on...

 
 News    March 24, 2020 

Voices Against Violence offers free help for Beltzhoover elderly

Voices Against Violence (VAV) is offering help to senior/elder, disabled and shut-in Beltzhoover community members as part of their community service initiatives. Volunteers are available to assist...

 
 News    March 24, 2020 

Hilltop Alliance continues to provide services

During the COCID-19 crisis, the Hilltop Alliance has closed its offices, but staff continue to work remotely. Arron Sukenik, executive director of the Hilltop Alliance, says they are still actively...

 
 News    March 24, 2020 

COVID-19 is making your local Main Street businesses very sick right now. Only you can save them.

Your Main Street is the living room of your community. The small businesses there employ your neighbors and may be among the reasons you chose to live there. Now imagine a post-COVID-19 world in...

 
 News    March 24, 2020 

EDS has information to help businesses to survive during COCID-19

Economic Development South Executive Director Joey-Linn Ulrich is reaching out to area businesses with the following message: As we continue to monitor our nation's evolving crisis, and learn new...

 
 News    March 24, 2020 

State Police to assist in enforcement of closure of non-life-sustaining businesses, encourages compliance

Colonel Robert Evanchick, commissioner of the Pennsylvania State Police (PSP), issued the following statement on the agency’s enforcement of Governor Tom Wolf’s order closing physical locations of non-life-sustaining businesses: “The priority o...

 
 News    March 24, 2020 

Free sandwiches this Saturday at St. Basil's

The Catholic Community of South Pittsburgh, Holy Apostles, Holy Angels and St. Sylvester's is distributing free ham/bologna and cheese sandwiches on Saturday, March 28 from 9 a.m.-noon at St. Basils...

 

Brashear staff working remotely, food pantries to resume April 2

The Brashear Association continued to be committed to helping the community stay strong and healthy through the COVID-19 crisis. It is their desire to ensure staff and their families stay healthy while preserving its mission focused support to the...

 

Mt. Oliver Boro services continue, but with some restrictions

During the COVID-19 crisis, the Mt. Oliver Borough Administrative Office, 150 Brownsville Road, will be closed to the public. Borough staff will continue to answer phones, respond to emails, and...

 

City amends schoolchildren meal distribution schedule

The city’s grab-and-go meal locations for city schoolchildren will amend their pick-up schedule in conjunction with Pittsburgh Public Schools. Meals and activity packets will be distributed Monday, Tuesday and Friday from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Children...

 
 News    March 24, 2020 

Just Harvest ramps up Food Stamp Assistance Program

In response to increased need due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic and its economic impacts, Just Harvest has increased staff working on its program to help people with SNAP/food stamps, medical,...

 

Governor Wolf and Health Secretary issue 'Stay at Home' orders to seven counties to mitigate spread of COVID-19

Governor Tom Wolf and Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine have issued “Stay at Home” orders to Allegheny, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Monroe, Montgomery, and Philadelphia counties, as the state seeks relief to save lives and stop the spread of...

 
 News    March 24, 2020 

Mayor William Peduto calls for support for workers and small businesses

Mayor William Peduto is working with municipal and labor leaders around the country in support of financial aid for workers, small businesses and cities impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Mayor is...

 
 News    March 24, 2020 

Pennsylvania extends Personal Income Tax Return filing deadline to July 15, 2020

The Department of Revenue has extended the deadline for taxpayers to file their 2019 Pennsylvania personal income tax returns to July 15, 2020. This means taxpayers will have an additional 90 days to file from the original deadline of April 15. The...

 
 News    March 24, 2020 

City will distribute meals to registered seniors

Senior Center alternative meals are being provided to those seniors who are currently registered for normal congregate meal service. A pre-packaged (likely frozen) meal will be available through the...

 
 News    March 24, 2020 

Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program Application Deadline Extended to End of Year

In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, the deadline for older adults and Pennsylvania residents with disabilities to apply for rebates on rent and property taxes paid in 2019 has been extended from June 30 to Dec. 31, 2020, the Department of Revenue...

 

URA partners with city and Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh to provide short-term rent/mortgage/utility financial assistance to city residents

The Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh approved a new program for households at or below 80 percent Area Median Income (AMI) who have been affected by the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The COVID-19 Housing Stabilization Fund is...

 
 News    March 24, 2020 

South Side Spring Social canceled

The South Side Neighborhood Party Planners and the South Side Community Council have regretfully and reluctantly canceled the 2020 Spring Social scheduled for April 4. Sponsors who stepped forward...

 
 News    March 24, 2020 

Port Authority reduces service

Port Authority of Allegheny County is reducing bus and light rail service by approximately 25 percent due to substantial decreases in ridership and operational challenges brought on by the ongoing...

 

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...

 

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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...

 
 News    March 24, 2020 

Goodwill urging public to hold donations until donation centers reopen

Following the statewide COVID-19 mitigation directives, Goodwill’s stores and donation centers in Southwestern Pennsylvania and North Central West Virginia are currently closed. Goodwill SWPA made this decision to ensure the safety and health of...

 

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