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 News    July 27, 2021 

National Night Out celebrated in South Side on Aug. 3

South Side Community Council will hold a National Night Out (NNO) celebration on Tuesday, Aug. 3 from 5-7:30 p.m. at the end of 17th Street and Edwards Way. NNO is always a chance for neighbors to...

 

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)....

 
 News    July 27, 2021 

City Awards Love Your Block community grants

The City of Pittsburgh Office of Community Affairs has announced the 2021 cohort of Love Your Block grantees. Love Your Block is a City of Pittsburgh mini-grant program that brings neighbors...

 

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...

 

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...

 

Task force, conservancy investigating erosion problems in South Side Park

The Pittsburgh Area Watershed Task Force is partnering with Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy to investigate problems associated with the lower Jurassic Valley portion of South Side Park. These problems...

 

Market House Senior Center open, hours limited but with programs

The City of Pittsburgh Department of Parks and Recreation (Citiparks) will begin re-opening Healthy Active Living (Senior) Centers in a phased approach starting this week. Three of four Focal...

 

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 --...

 

Police cracking down on behavior, parking in South Side

As COVID-19 mitigation measures continue to be lifted and businesses are back to full occupancy, large numbers of young people have returned to South Side on weekends and evenings to patronize the...

 

City recreational activities begin returning

The City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Safety Office of Special Events and Department of Parks and Recreation (Citiparks) is providing updates for summer programs and operations. The Dollar Bank Cinema in the Park will return starting with "Spid...

 

South Side Summer Golf Classic will benefit Chamber's recovery

The South Side Chamber of Commerce and the South Side Bar and Restaurant Association will partner together again to present their 2021 South Side Summer Golf Classic to be held on Monday, Aug. 2, at...

 
 By Tom Smith    Front Page    June 22, 2021

Affordable housing takes many forms in South Pittsburgh

"Long-term affordable housing is the concept of having housing that is affordable for low and moderate income people on an ongoing basis," began Gordon Davidson, executive director of the Mount Washin...

 

Landslide closes Oporto St.

Oporto Street between Shamokin Street and Huron Street in the South Side Slopes neighborhood has been fully closed to all traffic indefinitely. The heavy rains last week have caused a landslide which necessitated the closure. Vehicular access to...

 

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...

 
 By Tom Smith    Front Page    June 15, 2021

Designers present plans for building and playground at 24th and E. Carson

Representatives from PW Campbell representing WAG4LP presented plans for two properties at the South Side Community Council's May Development Activities Meeting (DAM) via Zoom. The properties are a bu...

 
 By Tom Smith    Front Page    June 8, 2021

Oliver Bathhouse to undergo extensive renovations

Plans for the renovation of the Oliver Bath House on South Side were presented at the South Side Community Council's May Development Activities Meeting (DAM) via Zoom. Presenting the proposed plans...

 

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...

 

Second mobility hub will be installed in South Side at SouthSide Works

A mobility hub for e-scooters will soon be installed in the SouthSide Works on S. 27th Street. As an early effort of Move PGH, the pilot project will bring a suite of integrated mobility offerings to...

 
 By Ed Blank    Front Page    May 25, 2021

Memorial services will be part of pilgrimage in the South Side, Hilltop

After a very disappointing 2020, in which the South Side Hilltop Memorial Day Pilgrimage was canceled because of Covid-19 concerns, the event is on the 2021 docket and will take place Memorial Day...

 
 By Tom Smith    Front Page    May 18, 2021

18th Street signals project will affect six intersections

The South Side Signal Project incorporating upgrades to five signaled intersections and adding another one in the 18th Street/Brownsville Road corridor was presented in a Zoom meeting for public comment last week by officials from the City of...

 

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...

 

Chamber gets donation from GetGo for fire rebuilding effort

On May 11 GetGo Café + Market hosted an event to benefit the South Side Chamber of Commerce at its South Side location at 3247 East Carson Street. At the event, GetGo made a $2,500 donation to the So...

 

Arrest made in February fire in S.S.

A joint investigation between the City's Fire Investigation Unit and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), has resulted in the arrest of Christian Ross, 25, of Pittsburgh, in...

 
 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...

 

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