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City launches investigation and clean-up efforts after racist graffiti at Quarry Field

City of Pittsburgh officials were made aware this afternoon that a concession stand in Quarry Field in the South Side Slopes was defaced with racist graffiti, and have launched a police investigation...

 

Mt. Oliver Housing Court cases for April 13

The following Mt. Oliver Borough Housing Court cases are scheduled for Tuesday, April 13, at 10:45 a .m. in Municipal District Judge Richard King's Courtroom: • Sadik Roberts, 105 Stamm Avenue, Mt....

 

Zoning Board hearings for April 22

Pittsburgh’s Zoning Board of Adjustment Board meetings will be hosted on Zoom and streamed on YouTube Live on the Pittsburgh City Planning YouTube page at https://www.youtube.com/user/planpghvideo. To join the Zoom webinar, use the link:...

 

Registration opens for BikePGH's PedalPGH

Registration is now open for the 28th Annual UPMC Health Plan PedalPGH at PedalPGH.org. Cyclists of all ages and fitness levels are welcome to participate in Pittsburgh's biggest celebration of...

 

TruthNotCOVID campaign launches with community website, social channels

Dr. Debra Bogen, director of the Allegheny County Health Department, has announced a new campaign, developed by a Community Advisory Board and MEE Productions Inc., has launched. The “Spreading Truth, NOT COVID” initiative provides trusted,...

 

Street sweeping resumes without parking tickets

Street sweeping has resumed in the City of Pittsburgh, but without the ticketing of parked vehicles.  The city is suspending parking enforcement due to the large number of people still working from home during the pandemic, but the Department of...

 
 By Tom Smith    Front Page    April 6, 2021

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 progress reports on...

 

Fresh Fridays is April 9

Fresh Fridays on the Hilltop, a free produce distribution through the Hilltop Alliance, will continue with a distribution on April 9. The distribution typically runs April through November but with...

 

Ground broken for 4th Division campus, construction expected to start in August

City Breaks Ground for New State-of-the-Art DPW 4th Division Facility City of Pittsburgh officials broke ground for a new, state-of the-art Department of Public Works (DPW) facility in Knoxville on...

 

Spring Clean-Up is this Saturday in Mt. Oliver

Volunteers with the Hilltop Economic Development Corp. (HEDC) are holding a Mt. Oliver Spring Clean-Up from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 10. Trash bags and gloves will be available for pick up...

 

County's new vaccination registration website now available to the public

Allegheny County Health Department's new Vaccine Registration site is now open to the public. Individuals seeking vaccine appointments may register online at http://vax4.alleghenycounty.us for availab...

 

SSCC reviews plans for 251-unit apartment building, Esser's Park

The March 25 virtual development activities meeting (DAM) of th e South Side Community Council (SSCC) featured presentations on proposals for a riverfront 251-unit residential apartment building, and...

 

Police on lookout for bears after South Pittsburgh sightings

Pittsburgh Police Zone 3 officers responded to calls for several sightings of a black bear in the early morning hours of April 7. Officers spotted a bear once on Groveland Street in Overbrook, on...

 

Man found shot after Allentown Shotspotter alert

In the early afternoon of April 7, Pittsburgh Police responded to a Shotspotter alert for the 800 block of E. Warrington Avenue. After arriving on scene, the officers were notified of a gunshot...

 

Allentown community meeting is April 21

Allentown CDC (ACDC) will resume its bi-monthly community meetings via Zoom on Wednesday, April 21 beginning at 6 p.m. Join members of ACDC, along with local leaders, nonprofits, business owners and...

 

Missing boy located

Pittsburgh Police report that a missing Hilltop 12-year-old boy, Brice Rose, has been located and is safe....

 

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