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Cupid's Chase 5K benefits Community Options

Every February, the Cupid's Chase 5K series celebrates the 1989 founding of Community Options, Inc. Volunteers raise funds and awareness to support housing and employment for people with...

 

Sunday meter enforcement is delayed in South Side

The January 11 meeting of the South Side Planning Forum began with the December report of the Parking Enhancement District (PED), or the enforcement of South Side Flats parking meters from 6 p.m. to m...

 
 By Tom Smith    Front Page    January 18, 2022 

Hilltop Alliance continues work in Allentown with second NPP

In early November 2021, two Hilltop organizations received word their applications for Neighborhood Partnership Programs (NPP) through the Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development (DCED) had been approved. The Hilltop programs...

 

Zoning Board hearing for February 3

Pittsburgh’s Zoning Board of Adjustment Board meetings will be hosted on Zoom and streamed on YouTube Live on the Pittsburgh City Planning YouTube page at https://www.youtube.com/user/planpghvideo. To join the Zoom webinar, use the link:...

 

Land Bank, PWSA agreement helps community development with city blighted properties

The Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh (URA) announced that the Pittsburgh Land Bank (PLB) and the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA) have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the clearance of PWSA liens. The MOU...

 

City of Pittsburgh to develop a comprehensive ADA transition plan

The City of Pittsburgh is seeking qualifications from qualified and experienced firms to assist in developing a comprehensive ADA Self-Evaluation and Transition Plan. As part of the Americans with Dis...

 

Applications open for city Neighborhood Health & Safety Academy

The Office of Community Health & Safety has opened applications for the Neighborhood Health & Safety Academy. The 2-month Academy will provide 20 community members with education and...

 

COMMON VIOLATIONS

This is just a short working list of codes & “titles” and is not comprehensive or to be used for anything other than personal reference. All code books are available for purchase through the Bureau of Building Inspection if more information is...

 

What The Reporter means to me - What about you?

Recently, I was sitting in a coffee shop having a conversation about what was happening with The South Pittsburgh Reporter. They had noticed, as most of our readers, the number of pages has gone down and we occasionally take a week off. I explained...

 

Mt. Oliver makes history with first woman mayor

The 2022 Mt. Oliver Borough Re-Organization Meeting on January 3 was night of firsts. For the first time in its history, Mt. Oliver has a woman as its mayor and three women council members. In a...

 

First Fresh Fridays of 2022 is Friday

Fresh Fridays on the Hilltop, a free produce distribution through the Hilltop Alliance, will continue with a distribution on January 14. The Fresh Fridays on the Hilltop, the Hilltop Alliance's free...

 

Hilltop Urban Farm land plans advance

The Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh (URA), and the Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh (HACP) have announced plans to further advance the Hilltop Urban Farm. The URA and HACP...

 

Crisis funding is available for PWSA customers needing help

Customers of the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA) are encouraged to apply for the new Low-Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP), a temporary assistance program created by the...

 

Mt. Oliver Borough passes General Budget with no tax increase

The Mt. Oliver Borough Council approved the 2022 Borough General Budget without comment at the December public meeting of the council. The council approved the budget by a 5-0 vote with councilmen...

 

PRC conservation workshops spotlight backyard composting

In January, the Pennsylvania Resources Council (PRC) will conduct two online environmental education webinars to teach residents the importance and process of backyard composting. "It's easy to create compost at home, and using finished compost is a...

 

10th St. Bridge closed to traffic January 12, 13

The Philip Murray (South Tenth Street) Bridge in South Side will close to traffic between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 12 and Thursday, Jan. 13. The closure is required to complete work started last year to replace a damaged expansion dam...

 

City completes Second Avenue electric vehicle fleet charging depot

The Public Parking Authority of Pittsburgh (PPA), and the Duquesne Light Company (DLC) have announced completion of the largest Electric Vehicle (EV) charging installation in Western Pennsylvania at...

 

 City of Pittsburgh and Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank launch pilot program

The Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire, and the Office of Community Health & Safety has launched a new pilot program in partnership with Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank to help Pittsburgh...

 

City releases new public engagement budget tool

The City of Pittsburgh Office of Management & Budget (OMB) has released a new budget tool to help the public engage in the budgeting process. To allow residents to take a more active role in both...

 

Christmas lights on East Carson started with a man and a plan

The following is a reprint of a 2013 article by Roberta Smith on how holiday lights returned to E. Carson Street. In 1965, Wilbur Joseph, executive director of Brashear Association, hired a guy named Dick Wells to develop a program for teenagers at...

 

Pittsburgh will designate six greenways as new city parks

Mayor William Peduto and the Department of City Planning will submit legislation to City Council to designate and transfer certain properties across the city from the Greenways for Pittsburgh...

 

City launches Dashburg to increase public access to data

Mayor William Peduto and the Department of Innovation & Performance have introduced Dashburgh, a new online transparency tool that allows the public to see and explore data on City of Pittsburgh...

 

State officials discuss their roles in liquor license enforcement

Concerned about the uptick in crime seemingly related to alcohol serving venues in South Side, State Rep. Jessica Benham brought together Pennsylvania Liquor Enforcement (LCE) and Pennsylvania Liquor Control Bureau (PLCB) for a panel discussion on st...

 

Sunday enforcement of parking meters in South Side postponed

The November report of the Parking Enhancement District (PED), or the enforcement of South Side Flats parking meters from 6 p.m. to midnight, kicked off the Dec. 14 meeting of the South Side Planning Forum. Currently, the PED operates on Thursdays,...

 

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