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Carson business district studied, now a plan will be formulated

Funding has not yet been sought for an East Carson Street business district plan as a plan has not yet been developed. That was one of many takeaways from the December 11 meeting of the South Side Planning Forum. Josette Fitzgibbons, neighborhood...

 

Holiday lights will return to E. Carson, after construction

South Side will be a little less festive this holiday season without the snowflake lights decorating East Carson Street, but not because of a lack of desire on the part of the South Side Chamber of...

 

Planning forum is updated on upcoming projects in South Side

Project updates were the primary news from the Nov. 13 meeting of the South Side Planning Forum. With no scheduled presentations, the meeting began with the report of the Development Review Committee (DRC) from chair Tracy Myers. A pet resort is...

 

Zone 3 council planning trainings, picnic in 2019

A brief meeting of the Zone 3 Public Safety Council on Nov. 12 featured a reminder about the annual “Get Stuffed With Love” program that ensures no city residents go without a traditional turkey dinner on Thanksgiving. There are no income or age...

 

Mt. Oliver City/St. Clair open meeting is Nov. 15

Mt. Oliver City/St. Clair Community Group meeting will take place on Thursday, Nov. 15, 7 p.m. at the Ormsby Avenue Café, 402 Ormsby Avenue. The meeting is earlier this month because of the Thanksgiving holiday.  Councilman Bruce Kraus/or...

 

Hilltop communities battle weather impacts

Most Sunday mornings, members of Allentown Clean and Green can be found picking up trash, caring for young trees, and weeding along main streets in the hilltop. By comparison, however, trash is a minor environmental concern: with this spring and...

 

South Side updated on construction projects coming to community

The upcoming South Side infrastructure projects, and an update on the South Side Parking Enhancement District (PED), were the focus of the Oct. 9 meeting of the South Side Planning Forum. Engineer Emily Gaspich, P.E., of the city’s Dept. of...

 

Mission Street Bridge, 18th Street corridor slated for improvments

The Oct. 9 meeting of the South Side Slopes Neighborhood Association (SSSNA) began with elections. The slate of candidates approved unanimously was comprised of Jamie Balser, Blake McClaren, Donna Tarkett, Gavin Robb, Candice Gonzalez, and Kristin...

 

Free wills, assistance for homeowners and free Thanksgiving dinners discussed

Free personal wills, free and reduced-cost assistance for homeowners, and free Thanksgiving dinners were among the topics discussed at the September 27 meeting of the Mt. Oliver City/St. Clair Community Group. The meeting was conducted by Jamie...

 

Knoxville Community Council meets on October 4

Knoxville Community Council (KCC) will meet on Thursday, Oct. 4, 6 p.m., at St. Paul A.M.E. Church, 400 Orchard Place. The agenda includes Councilman Bruce Kraus along with updates from the neighborhood, Green Playces: Knoxville, and community...

 

Zone 3 council considers summer festival, asks about progress on abandonded cars

Abandoned vehicles, animal neglect, and a potential Zone 3 summer festival were among the topics at the Sept. 17 meeting of the Zone 3 Public Safety Council, held in the Knoxville Library on Brownsville Rd. At last month’s meeting, the question...

 

Property stabilization on Mt. Oliver City agenda

The Mt. Oliver/St. Clair Community Group meeting is set for Thursday, Sept. 27 at the Ormsby Avenue Café, 402 Ormsby Avenue, beginning at 7 p.m. Tim Dolan, program director of the Hilltop Alliance’s Property Stabilization, Land Use Department has...

 

The South Pittsburgh SCENE With Brad Palmisiano

The sun shone on South Side's 22nd Street, Saturday, September 15th, encouraging 400 neighbors and friends to enjoy live music, delicious food and each other. The sixth annual South Side Neighborhood...

 

Safety measures needed at 18th and Mary

Many of you are already aware of a number of planned safety measures coming to the South Side Flats to calm traffic and improve safety for pedestrians. East Carson Street, in a combined effort...

 

S.S. Planning Forum history, mission and purpose explained

The history and function of the South Side Planning Forum and the South Side Neighborhood Plan were at the heart of the special annual meeting of the Planning Forum on Sept. 11. There were also brief updates on the South Side Parking Enhancement...

 

Aloha welcomes seniors at Luau

The Allentown Senior Citizens Center was recently transformed into an island retreat when the seniors enjoyed a Hawaiian Luau. Participants donned muumuus, Hawaiian shirts and grass skirts. Upon enter...

 

Parking Enhancement District Clean Team will hit the streets in S. Side this week

South Side will have a highly visible result of the neighborhood’s Parking Enhancement District (PED) this week when a new “clean team” takes to the streets. According to Councilman Bruce Kraus, the city has come to an agreement with Block by...

 

Zone 3 council getting organized, starting to plan for future events

The Aug. 20 meeting of the Zone 3 Public Safety Council was the first group meeting presided over by Interim President Liz Style. She assumed the role last month following the resignation of Ken Wolfe...

 

UPMC Mercy, PED spending disscussed at Planning Forum

Updates on the UPMC Mercy South Side Outpatient Center, East Carson St. business district strategy, and the South Side Parking Enhancement District (PED) were presented at the July 31 meeting of the South Side Planning Forum. The first presentation...

 

Wolfe resigns from Zone 3 council, Liz Style will now lead safety group

Zone 3 Public Safety Council vice-president Liz Style is the group’s new president following the resignation of Ken Wolfe. “It has been my pleasure to serve you,” he said at the July 16 meeting. After 14 years he stepped down as president to...

 

Consultants ask for input on future of South Side business

A community meeting to help develop priority actions strengthening the East Carson Street business district drew about 65 attendees to the South Side Market House on July 12. “We’re in this journey in which you are the most valuable component...

 
 By Tom Smith    Front Page    July 17, 2018

Disruptive property law discussed by city officials at ACC meeting

Concerned with disruptive properties in the neighborhood, the Arlington Civic Council welcomed Barbara Morello, a supervisor in the Department of Public Safety for the City of Pittsburgh, to address...

 
 By Tom Smith    Front Page    July 3, 2018

City officials check out a Madvac to vacuum up litter in South Side

Looking like a cross between small versions of a Vacall and a Zamboni, Jim Ahlborn, territory manager for A&H Equipment in Bridgeville, demonstrated a Madvac outdoor litter vacuum for city officials...

 

Disruptive properties on ACC's July agenda

The Arlington Civic Council will meet at 6 p.m. on July 9 in the Henry Kaufmann Center, 2201 Salisbury Street. The main focus for the evening is disruptive properties. Council President Bruce Kraus will be bringing someone from the city to discuss...

 

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