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Articles from the December 21, 2020 edition

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The Reporter will be taking a couple of weeks of after today's edition

This week's print edition of The South Pittsburgh Reporter will be the last one in 2020. With Christmas and New Year's Day falling on Fridays, we felt it was appropriate to take a little time off...

 

Mt. Oliver Council approves budget with no tax increase

In a first for Mt. Oliver Borough, due to COVID-19 precautions, the Borough Council held its December public meeting with only Mayor Frank Bernadini and Borough Manager Rick Hopkinson physically in at...

 

Mt. Oliver Borough department updates for the month of November

Highlights from the department reports for Mt. Oliver Borough from the December department reports for November: Public Safety Department • During November, the Mt. Oliver Police Department...

 

There are options for people struggling to make mortgage payments during COVID-19

 Recent data from Fannie Mae indicate that, of those homeowners most clearly affected by the pandemic and its economic impact, more than 96 percent took advantage of a forbearance plan to help manage their financial obligations. In Allegheny...

 

New Bank on Allegheny program aims to provide equitable access to sustainable financial products

Neighborhood Allies, in partnership with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), and the City of Pittsburgh’s Office of Equity, and with participation from Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund (CFE Fund) and the Office of the...

 

Goodwill program helps young adults go from jail to a job

Goodwill of Southwestern Pennsylvania is helping young adults that are currently or have been justice system involved and reside within Allegheny County transition to new jobs as part of a training program funded by the U.S. Department of Labor...

 

City Department of Innovation have issued an ITQ for professional services

The City of Pittsburgh Department of Innovation (I&P) and Performance and Office of Management and Budget Procurement Division have issued an Invitation to Qualify (ITQ) for information technology...

 

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....

 

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