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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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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