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Police to open substation in South Side

The city has started construction and will be opening a Zone 3 Police substation in the former South Side police station on South 18th Street. Instead of having to respond and commute between the Sout...

 
 By Tom Smith    Front Page    October 12, 2021 

Storm water fee discussed at council bi-annual meeting

The biannual general meeting of the South Side Community Council (SSCC) featured a presentation concerning storm water by Pittsburgh Water & Sewer Authority (PWSA) officials; Public safety...

 

Clean Team honored on E. Carson St.

Members of the South Side Clean Team were recently honored with a City Council Proclamation and the naming of Friday, Oct. 1 as "Mike Walker and Artie Murphy Day" in the City of Pittsburgh. The team...

 

Annual Goat Fest was a family affair with fun for all who attended

Friends of South Side Park (FOSSP) hosted the fourth annual Goat Fest on Saturday, Sept. 18. In addition to the star attraction of the Allegheny GoatScape goats and their protector miniature donkey,...

 

Goat Fest was a success

Friends of South Side Park (FOSSP) hosted the fourth annual Goat Fest on Saturday, Sept. 18. In addition to the star attraction of the Allegheny GoatScape goats and their protector miniature donkey, Hobo, there was a petting zoo of baby goats and...

 

PWSA explains rate hike for stormwater efforts

By Margaret L. Smykla Contributing Writer A presentation by the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA) on a proposed stormwater fee, and on stormwater planning efforts, kicked off the Sept. 14 meeting of the South Side Planning Forum. Presenter...

 

UPMC officials quizzed on status of South Side facilities

UPMC officials met last week with members of the South Side Community Council (SSCC) to provide updates on the former hospital building at 20th and Mary streets; a new proposed childcare center on...

 

Forum hears plans for E. Carson safety plan, extention of PED days

Throngs of post-pandemic revelers, and the ensuing unruly and sometimes criminal behavior, on weekends in the East Carson St. corridor was the focus of the combined July-August meeting of the South Side Planning Forum on July 27. The next day, in...

 

Surge in disruptive behavior in South Side leads Zone 3 council

The post-pandemic surge in crowds, disruptive behavior, and crime in the East Carson St. corridor was a major focus of the July 22 monthly Zoom meeting of the Zone 3 Public Safety Council (Z3PSC)....

 

Knoxville Community Council August meeting this week

The Knoxville Community Council (KCC) will meet on Thursday, Aug. 5 at 6 p.m. via Zoom. The link to join the meeting is: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83574226795?pwd=OWNWWXAyeEROdmN4Nng1dXQrT21ZUT09 The...

 

Gainey listening sessions in Beltzhoover, South Side postponed

Listening sessions for Democratic nominee for mayor Ed Gainey and Councilman Bruce Kraus in South Pittsburgh have been postponed. The sessions, planned for the McKinley Park Recreation Center and at...

 

Spike in violent crime, homelessness focus at Zone 3

A spike in violent crime in Pittsburgh was a major focus of the June 24 Zoom monthly meeting of the Zone 3 Public Safety Council (Z3PSC). The meeting kicked off with a presentation on homelessness --...

 

Carson Street in 'disarray' as patrons, litter return

A third member may be added to the two-person Clean Team for the summer months, reported city Councilman Bruce Kraus at the June 8 Zoom meeting of the South Side Planning Forum. "The street is in...

 

City parks the focus of May's meeting of the Zone 3 Public Safety Council

A city parks theme kicked off the May 27 Zoom meeting of the Zone 3 Public Safety Council (Z3PSC).  Park ranger Jonathan Furman said the park rangers' program began six years ago. The rangers were or...

 

Parking revenue from South Side PED recovering

The May 11 Zoom meeting of the South Side Planning Forum began with news of a 25 percent increase in Parking Enhancement District (PED) revenue in April compared to a month earlier. The PED is the enforcement of South Side Flats parking meters from...

 

Rep. Benham plans to introduce bill to allow local regulation of liquor licenses

Updates were the focus of the May 11 virtual general meeting of the South Side Slopes Neighborhood Association (SSSNA). President Blake McLaren began the meeting detailing the ways to contact the...

 
 By Tom Smith    Front Page    May 11, 2021

Council seeks solution to rail riders on East Carson

The main topics of discussion at the April Zoom meeting of the Zone 3 Public Safety Council included a shooting in Carrick and "freegans" on Carson Street. Zone 3 Commander John Fisher discussed an...

 
 News    May 4, 2021

Legislation allows LGBTQIA+ businesses to register with the City of Pittsburgh's procurement platform 

City of Pittsburgh Council members Erika Strassburger and Bruce Kraus have introduced legislation allowing LGBTQIA+ businesses to specifically register with the City of Pittsburgh's procurement...

 

Mt. O. City updates at Zoom meeting

Crime statistics, urban farm news, and the Dept. of Public Works' 4th Division site update were among the topics at the April 27 Spring Meeting of the Mt. Oliver City/St. Clair Community Group....

 
 By Tom Smith    Front Page    April 27, 2021

Mobility hub will feature e-scooters, transit information on Warrington

Holding its first public meeting in more than a year, the Allentown CDC (ACDC) presented a short agenda by way of Zoom last week. Tyler Abbott, ACDC president, welcomed those in attendance. "We're an...

 

Carson bars quiet after extending hours, requirements

Graffiti, the South Side Neighborhood Plan, and proposed state legislation to allow bars to remain open until 4 a.m. were among the discussion points at the April 13 Zoom meeting of the South Side Planning Forum. The meeting began with Zone 3...

 

Maureen Hogan will lead Brashear into a new future in South Pittsburgh

As The Brashear Association prepares for a strategic move to its new Brashear CARES Community Center at 320 Brownsville Road in Knoxville later this year, the 104-year-old organization is welcoming...

 
 By Tom Smith    Front Page    April 6, 2021

Biannual council meeting has safety, program updates

The biannual General Meeting of the South Side Community Council (SSCC) on March 29 covered a wide range of topics including public safety, updates from area elected officials and progress reports on...

 

Ground broken for 4th Division campus, construction expected to start in August

City Breaks Ground for New State-of-the-Art DPW 4th Division Facility City of Pittsburgh officials broke ground for a new, state-of the-art Department of Public Works (DPW) facility in Knoxville on...

 

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