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 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 11, 2021 

South Side Presbyterian opens for in-person services

The South Side Presbyterian Church after many months of gathering remotely only has resumed in-person worship services at its historic building at the corner of S. 20th and Sarah streets. Each Sunday...

 

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...

 

GetGo Café + Market event will benefit the South Side Chamber of Commerce

GetGo Café + Market will host a fundraising event for the South Side Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday morning, May 11, at its South Side location at 3247 East Carson Street. As part of GetGo's...

 

EMS, fire, and police responded to a car over a hillside in South Side Slopes

Pittsburgh EMS, Fire, and Police responded to a call for a vehicle over the hillside in the 2800 block of Patterson Street around 1 p.m. on Thursday, April 29. When first responders arrived, they...

 
 News    May 4, 2021

Battle of the Block Watches results in a cleaner South Side

On Saturday, April 24, Representative Jessica Benham (D-Allegheny), partnered with the South Side Community Council's Block Watch team and Thick Bikes to host what may anecdotally be the largest...

 

State grant will benefit Esser Plaza

Senate Democratic Leader Jay Costa (D-Allegheny) and Representative Jessica Benham (D-Allegheny) have announced the award of $129,392 for the renovation of Esser Plaza. “Across the state, we are in the mend in many ways and this project is going...

 

City permit parking survey live until end of this week

When one mentions the word “parking” in South Side, everyone has an opinion. Although the Residential Permit Parking Program (RPPP) has been in existence for many years in neighborhoods throughout the city, it has only been in recent years that...

 

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...

 

City launches investigation and clean-up efforts after racist graffiti at Quarry Field

City of Pittsburgh officials were made aware this afternoon that a concession stand in Quarry Field in the South Side Slopes was defaced with racist graffiti, and have launched a police investigation...

 
 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...

 

SSCC reviews plans for 251-unit apartment building, Esser's Park

The March 25 virtual development activities meeting (DAM) of th e South Side Community Council (SSCC) featured presentations on proposals for a riverfront 251-unit residential apartment building, and...

 

South Side Presbyterian Easter services

The South Side Presbyterian Church welcomes all to special worship events in this week. For coronavirus safety concerns, all gatherings are on the church's phone conference line. On Thursday, April...

 

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...

 

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...

 

Orthodox churches will display icons in procession

Two Orthodox Christian churches in South Side will use icons from the Wrestling With Angels museum exhibition in a local procession. To commemorate the first Sunday of Great Lent, St. Vladimir Ukrainian Orthodox Church and St. Mary Orthodox Church...

 

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...

 

Plans discussed for Riverside Mews, marijuana dispensary

The latest virtual development activities meeting (DAM) of the South Side Community Council (SSCC) featured presentations on three South Side proposed projects. The Zoom video conference was held Febr...

 

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....

 

South Side fire destroys historic building, Welcome Center, shop and six apartments

A devastating four-alarm fire in South Side resulted in the collapse of a historic 150-year-old building that housed six apartments, J's Master Barbershop and the South Side Welcome Center. The South...

 

Online Meet and Greet with State Rep. Benham

Join PennEnvironment and newly-elected PA State Representative Jessica Benham (D-36) for an online Meet and Greet on Thursday, Feb. 18 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. This will be an opportunity to learn more...

 

S.S. Forum discusses fire, Zone commander and Esser plaza lights

Reflections on the fiery demise of a historic South Side building the prior day headlined the Feb. 9 Zoom meeting of the South Side Planning Forum. Other highlights included introduction of the new...

 

A message from the South Side Chamber of Commerce

As neighbors looked from their windows and many heard on the news, the beautifully restored 150-year-old building that hosted the South Side Welcome Center, J's Master Barbershop, and six residential...

 

CeaseFirePA wants 'common sense' laws concerning firearms

The Zone 3 Public Safety Council (Z3PSC) meeting that began on Jan. 18 was completed on Jan. 25. The reason was that a malicious Zoom "bomb" about 30 minutes into the Jan. 18 meeting was so...

 

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