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Zone 3 community crime alerts for July 17-23

The following are the Part I crimes for the week of: July 17- 23. Duquesne Heights (1911) – nothing to report (NTR). Mt. Washington (1903, 1914, 1915, 1807) Theft of property... — Updated 8/6/2017



The Mt. Oliver Borough is soliciting comments on a Pollutant Reduction Plan (PRP). The Borough’s Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) permit requires Mt. Oliver to develop a PRP for the removal of sediment and phosphorus... — Updated 8/6/2017

 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


Report issued on city facilities conditions

The City of Pittsburgh last week issued a report on the building conditions of city-owned facilities, which recommends major reinvestments, particularly to Public Safety facilities. The report by Massaro Construction Management... — Updated 8/3/2017


Market House activities for August

The month of August is full of festivals and events throughout the city and the South Side Market House Senior Active Living Center is planning to take advantage of some of them. Events on the schedule include: Three Rivers Regatta... — Updated 8/3/2017


Mayor signs responsible contracting Executive Order

Mayor William Peduto has signed an Executive Order to support the local construction industry and new job training opportunities in Pittsburgh. The Responsible Contracting order calls for a creation of a labor-management task... — Updated 8/3/2017


Planning Forum meets Aug. 8

The special summer session meeting of the South Side Planning Forum will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 8, at 5:30 p.m. at Brashear Center, 2005 Sarah Street, South Side. The Forum holds a joint July-August meeting during the summer... — Updated 8/3/2017


District 2 Republicans to meet Aug. 8

City Republicans District 2 will meet on the second Tuesday of the month at the Ream Pool Recreation Center in Mt. Washington, 321 Merrimac Street Pittsburgh, PA 15211.... — Updated 8/3/2017


Mt. Oliver Anniversary activities

Mt. Oliver Borough’s 125th Anniversary celebration continues on Saturday, Aug. 5 with a day full of fun at Transverse Park. The day will feature live music with “Head Play” playing Top 40 hits and soft rock from 2-8 p.m. at... — Updated 8/3/2017


City launches parcel map in Burgh's Eye View application

The City of Pittsburgh has unveiled Burgh’s Eye View Parcels (, a new feature of the mobile web application giving residents instant visual access to property data. For the first time, residents can access... — Updated 8/3/2017


Mt. Oliver founder John Ormsby had an intesting past

The following is from Mt. Oliver’s 100th Anniversary celebration Founder’s Day program. The story of John Ormsby is too long to go into at this time. However, some facts about the Mt. Oliver’s founder follow: • He returned... — Updated 8/3/2017


Community comes together to renovate Cobden Street park

Most summer nights find a game of four-on-four basketball at Cobden Street Basketball Park, the site of frequent neighborhood potlucks. The park lacked the infrastructure to... — Updated 8/3/2017


The Reporter back after taking a week off

The South Pittsburgh Reporter is back this week after taking the issue of July 25 off. This week’s issue catches up and includes both week’s real estate transfers on Page 2.... — 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


Zone 3 community crime alerts for July 10-16

The following are the Part I crimes for the week of: July 10 - 16. Duquesne Heights (1911) Theft from vehicle – Republic St. & Rutledge St. – between 7/4/17 at 6 PM and 7/5/... — Updated 8/3/2017


Rabies precautions recommended in Carrick

The Allegheny County Health Department (ACHD) is advising residents in Carrick to take precautions after a rabid skunk found in the area was killed in an altercation with a dog. The incident took place in the 100 block of Spencer... — Updated 8/1/2017


Construction set to begin soon on Glass Run Road

Construction for the Glass Run Road (Route 3098) bridge, spanning Glass Run is scheduled to begin as part of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s (PennDOT) Rapid Bridge Replacement Project. Replacement of this bridge... — Updated 8/1/2017


Goodwill to hold hiring event for community support specialists

Individuals who are looking for jobs working with people with disabilities are encouraged to attend a special Community Support Specialist Hiring Event on Wednesday, Aug. 2. The event will be held at Goodwill’s Workforce... — Updated 8/1/2017


Allentown Night Out celebration is today, Aug. 1 at senior center

The annual Allentown CDC National Night Out celebration will take place on Tuesday, Aug. 1, 6-8 p.m. at the Allentown Senior Center. Area residents are welcome to stop in for a free hot dog and chips along with soft drinks. The... — Updated 8/1/2017


Knoxville CC meeting Aug. 3

The next meeting of the Knoxville Community Council will take place on Thursday, Aug. 3, 6 p.m. at St. Paul AME Church at 400 Orchard Place The agenda will include: overgrown lots, run down homes and a play space for children in... — Updated 8/1/2017


Real estate transactions by RealStats

16th Ward Sara Elizabeth Cage to Steven Price at 2803-1/2 Jane St. for $160,000. LRK Investment 3 LLC to Eli and Stephen Goshorn at 130 S 22nd St. 2B for $150,000. Gerry Leco to Prana Properties L.P. at 2806 Sarah St. for... — Updated 8/1/2017


Historic review hearing

The Historic Review Commission of Pittsburgh has scheduled the following hearings in the East Carson Street Historic District for 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 2, following Internal Business beginning at 12:30 p.m. 1734 E. Carson... — Updated 8/1/2017


Zoning Board hearing

Pittsburgh’s Zoning Board of Adjustment has scheduled the following public hearing of interest to South Pittsburgh residents in the first floor hearing room of the John P. Robin Civic Building, 200 Ross Street, Downtown. Zone... — Updated 8/1/2017


This week's So. Pgh. Housing Court hearings

The following Housing Court case is scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 2, at 8:00 a.m. in Pittsburgh Municipal Court: • Bronshteyn Enterprises, 241 Moore Avenue, 30th Ward, Code PM108.1.1. The following Housing Court case is... — Updated 8/1/2017


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