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Articles from the August 31, 2021 edition

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South Side DAM meeting concerns Rite Aids in S.S. Historic District

The August 19 virtual development activities meeting (DAM) of the South Side Community Council (SSCC) featured two presentations regarding Rite Aid: at 1915 E. Carson St. and at 2655 E. Carson St. Both proposals will be presented to the Historic...

 

South Side Street Party returns to the neighborhood on Sept. 11

Join your neighbors from the Flats and the Slopes to celebrate the South Side community with a Street Party on Saturday, Sept. 11. Residents and businesses are gathering to encourage positive interaction in the neighborhood. The street party will...

 

Volunteers needed in Carrick for Garbage Olympics Sept. 18

Volunteers are needed in Carrick on September 18 from 9 to 11 a.m. to be part the Garbage Olympics, a city-wide effort to tidy up Pittsburgh. To join the Carrick team, sign up at:...

 

St. Pius annual rummage sale is on Sept. 11

St Pius Byzantine Catholic Church at 2336 Brownsville Rd in Carrick will be holding its annual rummage sale on Saturday, Sept. 11 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. A bake sale will also be held throughout the day. Current CDC guidelines will be followed. No...

 

Next Fresh Fridays is September 10

Fresh Fridays on the Hilltop, a free produce distribution through the Hilltop Alliance, will continue with a distribution on September 10. The Fresh Fridays on the Hilltop, the Hilltop Alliance's...

 

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 Emamzadeh, son of...

 

Boro council amends parking ordinance

Mt. Oliver Borough Council's August public meeting had a light agenda, adopting two resolutions in addition to regular business. With members Nick Viglione, Paul Doyle and Dave Lowe absent, council...

 

Police launching Cold Case Project with a grant from Department of Justice

Legislation has been introduced in City Council to accept $50,440 from the United States Department of Justice Byrne Justice Assistant Grant Program for the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Homicide...

 

City receives over $113,000 to invest in electric bikes for Police Bicycle Unit

The City of Pittsburgh has received a $113,702 grant from the United States Department of Justice Byrne Justice Assistance Grant Program for the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Bicycle Unit. The Police...

 

South Pittsburgh area Zoning Board hearing for Sept. 2

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:...

 

City proposes adding over 120 streets to 2021 paving schedule

The Office of Mayor William Peduto has submitted legislation to transfer an additional $4.7 million into the 2021 budget for paving, ADA curb ramp upgrades on paved streets, and repair of concrete,...

 

City to expand fleet with 36 new electric vehicles

City of Pittsburgh Mayor William Peduto has put forward legislation to increase the capital equipment acquisition budget by $7.6 million, for a total of $10.4 million, to expand the city's electric...

 

Mayor Peduto introduces first-in-the-nation Dark Sky Lighting legislation for energy and environmental sustainability

Mayor William Peduto and the Division of Sustainability and Resilience have announced a new "Dark Sky Lighting" ordinance for all city parks, facilities and street lights. Dark Sky Lighting is the...

 

PA Department of State releases one-page "Snapshots" providing simple descriptions of professional licensing requirements

The Department of State has created one-page Occupational Licensure Snapshots at https://bit.ly/3mpAZQK with descriptions of licensing requirements for nearly 100 occupations regulated by Pennsylvania’s 29 professional licensing boards and...

 

PRC will hold household chemical collection event in South Park

In September, the Pennsylvania Resources Council (PRC) will host a household chemical collection event in South Park to provide individuals with an opportunity to safely and cost effectively dispose of common chemicals such as cleaners, paints, stain...

 

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