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Articles from the November 17, 2020 edition

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105th Pittsburgh Christmas Tree lighting will be virtually streamed on Friday, Nov. 20

The City of Pittsburgh will officially kick off the holiday season with the 105th Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony this Friday. In line current health regulations and the cancellation of traditional...

 

Hilltop Alliance Making History On The Hilltop

Over the last decade, the Hilltop Alliance has worked to create positive change throughout the 11 South Pittsburgh neighborhoods to which it provides services. But the story starts before the...

 

HA Helping To Stabilize The Neighborhood, Preserve Homes

The Hilltop Alliance has operated the Property Stabilization Program (PSP) to help stabilize and preserve homes in the Hilltop since June 2013. To date, nearly 750 neighborhood property owners have...

 

Alliance Working To Preserve Green Spaces In The Hilltop Neighborhoods

The Hilltop Alliance has assisted in the reinvestment and development of multiple green spaces throughout the Hilltop. Alongside the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy and communities of Beltzhoover and Bon Air, the Hilltop Alliance completed the McKinley...

 

Fresh Fridays Helping To Feed Families In The Community

"Fresh Fridays on the Hilltop", the Hilltop Alliance's monthly food distribution program utilizing support from the Neighborhood Partnership Program (NPP), is one of the Alliance's longest operating...

 

Hilltop Alliance Means Business In Allentown

With the Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development's Neighborhood Partnership Program (NPP) beginning in 2014, there has been tremendous growth in Allentown's East Warrington...

 

Hilltop Urban Farm Is A Hilltop Alliance Success Story

Hilltop Alliance's largest project, the Hilltop Urban Farm, sits on the former site of St. Clair Village. When planning for the farm began in 2013, the Hilltop Alliance worked closely with the Mt....

 

Results for Mt. Oliver Housing Court cases heard on November 10

Results for the following Mt. Oliver Borough Housing Court cases on Tuesday, Nov. 10, in Municipal District Judge Richard King's Courtroom: • Frank Sciulli, 224 Stamm Avenue, Mt. Oliver Borough,...

 

MWCDC community forum will on Thursday, Nov. 19

The Mount Washington Community Development Corporation will hold a community forum via Zoom on Thursday, Nov. 19 beginning at 6:30 p.m. The agenda includes the proposed demolition of 110 Sweetbriar...

 

Mt. Oliver Housing Court cases for December 1

The following Mt. Oliver Borough Housing Court cases are scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 1, at 10:30 a .m. in Municipal District Judge Richard King's Courtroom: • Jason Reichert, 807 Brownsville Road,...

 

Holiday "Mingle" will be a S.S. progressive dinner

The South Side Chamber of Commerce's popular annual holiday "Mingle" fundraiser will take on a new twist in 2020. Presented on Wednesday, Dec. 2, from approximately 6-10 p.m. depending on ticket...

 

Downtown WIC clinic moving, new clinic opens November 23 at Warner Center

The Downtown WIC Clinic will be moving to a new location later this month. The new address is 332 Fifth Avenue, Warner Center 5th floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. Current Downtown WIC participants will be...

 

URA announces 2020 Biz Buzz grants

The Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh (URA) announced seven projects spanning nine neighborhood business districts have been awarded 2020 Biz Buzz grants for a total of $27,000. The Biz Buzz program was created in 2013 to offer small grants...

 

Mayor Peduto proposes 2021 Operating and Capital budgets

Last week, Mayor William Peduto delivered his proposed 2021 Operating and Capital budgets to City Council, and delivered his annual State of the City address.  The $564 million operating budget does...

 

Pittsburgh signs partnership/Sister Cities agreement with City of Glasgow

The Cities of Pittsburgh and Glasgow announced a new partnership/sister city relationship. A virtual signing ceremony was held formalizing a long-valued relationship between the two cities and is the...

 

South Side could see a multi-modal hub for transportation soon

The guest presenter at the Nov. 10 meeting of the South Side Planning Forum was policy analyst Tosh Chambers of the city’s Department of Mobility and Infrastructure (DOMI). He discussed MOVE412/Mobility Hub, a multi-modal transportation strategy....

 

Police arrest man in Knoxville after ShotSpotter alert

Zone 3 police responded to a ShotSpotter alert in the 100 block of Zara Street around 9:20 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 17. The officers saw a man fleeing as they arrived on scene and observed him force his...

 

City to install traffic calming measures on Maytide Street

The City of Pittsburgh will install traffic calming measures on Maytide Street from Saw Mill Run Boulevard to Brownsville Road in Carrick. Data collected during the summer indicated 99% of vehicles tr...

 

MWCDC community forum will be this Thursday, Nov. 19

The Mount Washington Community Development Corporation will hold a community forum via Zoom on Thursday, Nov. 19 beginning at 6:30 p.m. The agenda includes the proposed demolition of 110 Sweetbriar...

 

Deadline near to order Thanksgiving Day meal delivered by police

Get Stuffed with Love, the annual program to deliver a free meal on Thanksgiving Day to anyone in need of one in the city, is now registering people. The Rotary Clubs of Bethel-St. Clair and Northern...

 

Zoning Board hearing for November 19

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:...

 

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