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Jay Costa, State Senate Democratic Leader, announces 2020 re-election campaign 

State Senate Democratic Leader Jay Costa (D-Allegheny) has announced his intention to seek re-election to the Pennsylvania Senate from the 43rd District. "While we've come far, I know there's still...

 

It's not 'sour grapes'

In response to the Commentorial in The South Pittsburgh Reporter dated November 26, 2019, it was stated that myself and Mr. Viglione expressed “sour grapes.” The comment I had made was that the Borough of Mt. Oliver receives “little or no help...

 

Historic review hearings

The Historic Review Commission of Pittsburgh has scheduled the following hearings in the East Carson Street Historic District for 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 4, following Internal Business beginning at 12:30 p.m. 901-905 E. Carson Street, Empire...

 

Borough approves raises in salaries and a variety of fees

Adopted resolutions with salary increases and changes in borough fees highlighted the Nov. 18 meeting of Mt. Oliver council. Councilwoman Tina Reft was absent.  The average pay increase ranges from...

 

Sour grapes is unsightly

At last week's Mt. Oliver Borough Council meeting Councilman Nick Viglione and Mayor Frank Bernardini expressed sour grapes at the success of a neighboring community. In questions-and-answers portion...

 

PLI, Judge Ricciardi discuss quality of life issues

Quality of life issues took main focus at the Arlington Civic Council November meeting with guest speakers District Judge Eugene Ricciardi, City of Pittsburgh Department of Permits, Licenses and Inspection’s (PLI) Government and Community Liaison S...

 

LIHEAP program opens for assistance with utility bills

The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) application process for the 2019-20 season has begun. LIHEAP provides assistance for home heating bills so low-income Pennsylvanians can stay warm and safe during the winter months. Assistance...

 

Readshaw bills call for safe homes for Pennsylvania pets

Following an advocacy event at the Capitol hosted by the Humane Society of the United States, state Rep. Harry Readshaw, D-Allegheny, is calling for passage of two bills that would help ensure...

 

Councilwoman resigns, new councilman sworn in Mt. Oliver Borough

A council member resignation and the swearing in of a replacement kicked off the Oct. 21 meeting of Mt. Oliver council. Barbara Keener submitted a resignation letter "with sincere regret," stating...

 

Phase 2 work on 10th Street Bridge rehabilitation has been completed

The Allegheny County Department of Public Works announced the second phase of a Philip Murray (South Tenth Street) Bridge rehabilitation project has been completed. This phase, which began on...

 

MEPTF draws attention with Emergency Preparedness Day

In an effort to draw awareness to the need for emergency preparedness among the special populations, the Minority Emergency Preparedness Task Force (MEPTF) sponsored an Emergency Preparedness Day Fair on Friday, Sept. 27, in recognition of National...

 

Boro to put veterans' photos on street poles

Patriotic military banners displayed on street poles are coming to Mt. Oliver. At the Sept. 16 meeting of borough council, Mayor Frank Bernardini asked that veterans residing in the borough provide...

 

PA Resources will hold final collection events for 2019

Pennsylvania residents have one last chance to clean out basements, garages, garden sheds – and medicine cabinets – in preparation for the Pennsylvania Resources Council’s final three collection events of 2019. PRC will collect a wide variety...

 

Non-profit creates program to assist county homebuyers

City of Bridges Community Land Trust is launching a Buyer-Initiated Program to help people purchase homes in Allegheny County. City of Bridges Community Land Trust, a non-profit that creates and stewards permanently affordable homes, has a new...

 

PWSA to begin stormwater project in South Side Slopes, Flats

Many of Pittsburgh's sewers were built in the turn of the 20th century and are still in pretty solid shape. The problem in this watershed is that the sewers are combined sanitary and stormwater...

 

Arlington Civic council meets

The Arlington Civic Counsel will meet on Monday, Sept. 16 at 7 p.m. at the New Academy Charter School, 2500 Jonquil Way. Topic for the meeting will be crime in the Arlington area. Speakers include Officer Christine Luffey and Commander Karen Dixon...

 

Pilot STEM program provides students with career experience

Mayor William Peduto joined Housing Authority City of Pittsburgh, Phase 4 Learning Inc., Allegheny County Housing Authority, and Everyone On to celebrate the launch of “Bridges to Tech. This 10-week STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Ma...

 

County debuts 'Project Reset' to help residents clear, seal records

County Executive Rich Fitzgerald was joined by Judge Elliot Howsie, District Attorney Stephen A. Zappala, Jr., Chief Public Defender T. Matthew Dugan, Court Records Director Michael McGeever and other officials in announcing the launch of ‘Project...

 

Final food policy community meeting is Aug. 27

The Pittsburgh Food Policy Council (PFPC) will hold its final community meeting to help shape the Greater Pittsburgh Food Action Plan. The PFPC is working with community members to develop a food action plan for Allegheny County. The meeting will...

 

State announces millions in grants for South Pittsburgh, city projects

State Senators Jay Costa and Wayne D. Fontana announced millions in state grants for Pittsburgh development projects. “These state dollars will support and speed up progress on innovative projects that will help create jobs, attract investment and...

 

This week's So. Pgh. Housing Court hearings

The following Housing Court cases are scheduled for Wednesday, July 24, at 8:00 a.m. in Pittsburgh Municipal Court: • Valentine Kraska, 106 Brosville Street, 17th Ward, Code PM108.1.1. • Ravi...

 

Transit Tunnel work will detour buses and light rail cars

Port Authority of Allegheny County is replacing approximately 480 feet of light rail track and concrete pavement in and around the south entrance of the Mt. Washington Transit Tunnel. Weather...

 

Quality of life cases will be heard by local judges

A new order from the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas will lead to neighborhood-level oversight of enforcement actions by the city’s Department of Mobility and Infrastructure.  DOMI regularly holds contractors and others responsible for...

 

Income guidelines increased for WIC program participants

The Allegheny County Health Department (ACHD) announced that income guidelines for the PA Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Supplemental Nutrition Program have increased. The 2019-2020 income limits for eligibility start with an annual gross income...

 

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