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Zone 3 council hears from Black Women, impact of COVID-19

Liz Style, president of the Zone 3 Public Safety Council (Z3PSC), began the Aug. 17 meeting stating this has been a "year of confusion, fear, and uncertainty, and have survived it all. But 2020 is...

 

Historic status for church could depend on if it's a church

The City of Pittsburgh Historic Review Commission's (HRC) virtual hearing August 5 on whether to recommend the former St. George Church building to City Council for historic status ended with the...

 

UPMC puts plans for S.S. hospital building on hold

Updates on COVID-19's local impact was the focus of the combined July-August meeting of the South Side Planning Forum on July 28. The meeting was held as a Zoom video conference. It began with an...

 

Police community engagement unit focuses on needs in the neighborhood

A presentation on the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police (PBP) Community Outreach Office (COO) highlighted the July 20 virtual meeting of the Zone 3 Public Safety Council (Z3PSC). The group's Zoom video...

 

UPMC representative speaker at South Side Planning Forum

The combined July/August South Side Planning Forum meeting will be a virtual meeting on Zoom on Tuesday, July 28, 5:30 p.m. The agenda will include presentations from: Margaret Bell, UPMC VP, Corporate Real Estate concerning the South Side...

 

UPMC representative speaker at South Side Planning Forum

The combined July/August South Side Planning Forum meeting will be a virtual meeting on Zoom on Tuesday, July 28, 5:30 p.m. The agenda will include presentations from: Margaret Bell, UPMC VP, Corporate Real Estate concerning the South Side...

 

City files legal responses in Harrisburg gun case

The City of Pittsburgh has signed onto an amicus brief on a suit before the state Supreme Court that would allow gun industry groups to sue cities with gun safety ordinances, even if the ordinances have not been enforced. Mayor William Peduto...

 

City relaxes permit fees, looks for ways businesses can return

Permit fees for outdoor dining have been waived in the city as most of southwestern Pennsylvania entered Governor Tom Wolf’s “green phase” for reopening businesses on June 5. Fees for sidewalk retail permits have also been waived. “We are...

 

Zone 3 safety council reconnecting through Zoom during the pandemic

Updates on the city's response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and related matters, were the focus of the May 18 virtual meeting of the Zone 3 Public Safety Council (Z3PSC). The group's first ever Zoom vide...

 

Crime is 'unusual' on the S.S. Slopes, revenue down in PED

The city is facing a $122 million shortfall in its operating budget due to the coronavirus pandemic and subsequent closures, city Councilman Bruce Kraus announced during the May 12 virtual general...

 

Slopes Association holding virtual meeting on May 12

The South Side Slopes Neighborhood Association will hold a virtual community meeting via Zoom on May 12, 6:30 p.m. Access the Zoom virtual meeting at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86779007015 The agenda...

 

South Side Spring Social canceled

The South Side Neighborhood Party Planners and the South Side Community Council have regretfully and reluctantly canceled the 2020 Spring Social scheduled for April 4. Sponsors who stepped forward...

 

Concerns expressed about Airbnbs on the Slopes

The South Side Slopes Neighborhood Association (SSSNA) has a new board member following the organization's March 10 general meeting. The new member is Lucia Sanchez, who has lived in the Slopes since...

 

Community updated at South Side Planning Forum meeting

A city update by Councilman Bruce Kraus and city nighttime economy coordinator Allison Harnden kicked off the March 10 meeting of the South Side Planning Forum. Block by Block, or the Clean Team retained to keep the E. Carson St. corridor maintained,...

 
 By Tom Smith    Front Page    March 10, 2020

Come down, have fun, and be safe in S.S. for St. Paddy Parade Day

"You can come to the South Side and you can enjoy everything the South Side has to offer and you can leave one thing behind and that's your vehicle," was the message District 3 councilman Bruce Kraus...

 

Zone 3 Council reviews and looks toward the future

The February 17 regular business meeting of the Zone 3 Public Safety Council (Z3PSC) featured elections, crime report, and the 2020 meeting schedule. It began with guest speaker Anthony Kobak, a new senior planner with the Strategic Planning...

 

PED funds being used for cleaning, banners, Saint Patrick's Day

The February 11 meeting of the South Side Planning Forum began with updates on the South Side Parking Enhancement District (PED), or the enforcement of South Side Flats parking meters from 6 p.m. - Pmidnight on Fridays and Saturdays. The revenue...

 

City developing a vision plan for future transportation

Crime statistics, a new Hilltop Program Steering Committee, and the Dept. of Public Works' 4th Division site update were among the topics at the Jan. 23 meeting of the Mt. Oliver City/St. Clair...

 

Commander gives insight into truck traffic in the Slopes

The Jan. 14 general meeting of the South Side Slopes Neighborhood Association (SSSNA) began with a Zone 3 police update by Commander Karen Dixon. “The Flats’ crime drives the reports,” she said of all of the activity in the Flats. A problem in...

 

Mt. Oliver City group meets on January 23

The next meeting of the Mt. Oliver City/St. Clair Community Group (MOC/SCCG) is set for Thursday, Jan. 23 at the Ormsby Avenue Café, 402 Ormsby Avenue, at 7 p.m. Guest speakers include: Councilman...

 

Dedicated police unit, PED update at Forum

The Jan. 14 meeting of the South Side Planning Forum began with a brief report from Kitty Vagley, from the Friends of South Side Park, on a new South Side Park accessible trail. City approvals, and then state approvals, need to be secured. The hope...

 

Short forum meeting highlights proposed changes, PED update

The brief Dec. 10 meeting of the South Side Planning Forum began with updates on the South Side Parking Enhancement District (PED). While neither city Councilman Bruce Kraus nor city nighttime economy coordinator Allison Harnden could be present,...

 

Health Fair at South Side Market House on Dec. 16

The South Side Market House Healthy Active Living Center will host a Health Fair on December 16 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Vendors will be on-site to answer health and wellness questions. Vendor include: Alzheimer’s Association; Cindi Carioli, Senior...

 

Residents hear benefits of Alliance, Urban Farm update

Crime statistics, urban farm news, and the Dept. of Public Works’ 4th Division site update were among the topics at the Nov. 21 general meeting of the Mt. Oliver City/St. Clair Community Group. Speakers included City Councilman Bruce Kraus and Zone...

 

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