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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...

 

City closes Mountain St. for sidewalk improvements

The City of Pittsburgh’s Department of Mobility and Infrastructure (DOMI) is closing Mountain Avenue between Ormsby Street and Wagner Street in the St. Clair and Mt. Oliver City neighborhoods beginning Monday, March 29. The $160,000 project is...

 

Community Police Task Force tasked to recommend changes

Updates on the Community Police Reform Task Force kicked off the March 15 meeting of the Zone 3 Public Safety Council (Z3PSC). The Zoom meeting also featured crime trend information and public safety...

 
 By Tom Smith    Front Page    March 30, 2021

Boro Council considers options to help Ottillia Street resident

The first order of business for the Mt. Oliver Borough Council at its March public meeting was to discuss a resident's request for steel poles to prevent cars from sliding into his Ottillia Street...

 

SomeraRoad proposes new 251-unit building at SouthSide Works

A brief presentation on a proposed riverfront, high-end, seven-story, 251-unit residential apartment building kicked off the March 9 Zoom meeting of the South Side Planning Forum. The project...

 

Consensus group seeking proposals to redevelop the Beltzhoover School

The Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh (URA) has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) on behalf of the Beltzhoover Consensus Group (BCG) for the redevelopment of the former Beltzhoover...

 

Slopes association holds board members election

Board elections highlighted the March 9 virtual Zoom general meeting of the South Side Slopes Neighborhood Association (SSSNA). It was the organization's first general meeting of 2021. President Blake...

 

South Side Slopes Neighborhood Association meeting is Tuesday, March 9

The South Side Slopes Neighborhood Association will hold its first virtual meeting of the year on Tuesday, March 9 at 6:30 p.m. via Zoom - (via URL or phone) http://bit.ly/3rtN7Qj Those without a...

 

Lastest plans for Division 4 presented to community

The rebuilding of the Dept. of Public Works' (DPW) 4th Division site was the focus of the Feb. 11 Zoom meeting hosted by city councilmen Bruce Kraus and Anthony Coghill, and DPW. The Division serves...

 

New commander introduced at Zone 3 Public Safety Council

The introduction of the new Zone 3 commander was the focus of the Zone 3 Public Safety Council (Z3PSC) Feb. 15 Zoom meeting. Commander John Fisher began on the Pittsburgh police force in April, 1988....

 

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