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Help is out there to help businesses, individuals to get through the COVID-19 crisis

As the COVID-19 crisis expands grassroots efforts along with non-profits and government are teaming to help take the sting out for reduced and closed businesses in South Pittsburgh. Business owners...

 

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...

 

Community updated at South Side Planning Forum meeting

A city update by Councilman Bruce Kraus and city nighttime economy coordinator Allison Harnden kicked off the March 10 meeting of the South Side Planning Forum. Block by Block, or the Clean Team retained to keep the E. Carson St. corridor maintained,...

 

Annual contest a 'Souper' success

After months of planning and preparation, South Side was treated to the Sixteenth Annual South Side Soup Contest on Saturday, Feb. 22. All 1,200 general admission ticket purchasers, fondly known as...

 

PED funds being used for cleaning, banners, Saint Patrick's Day

The February 11 meeting of the South Side Planning Forum began with updates on the South Side Parking Enhancement District (PED), or the enforcement of South Side Flats parking meters from 6 p.m. - Pmidnight on Fridays and Saturdays. The revenue...

 

Commander gives insight into truck traffic in the Slopes

The Jan. 14 general meeting of the South Side Slopes Neighborhood Association (SSSNA) began with a Zone 3 police update by Commander Karen Dixon. “The Flats’ crime drives the reports,” she said of all of the activity in the Flats. A problem in...

 

Dedicated police unit, PED update at Forum

The Jan. 14 meeting of the South Side Planning Forum began with a brief report from Kitty Vagley, from the Friends of South Side Park, on a new South Side Park accessible trail. City approvals, and then state approvals, need to be secured. The hope...

 

The more things change, the more they stay the same

Over the Christmas holiday, I was going through the files and came across a story from...well let's let the date of the story go until the end. Those taking a look at the accompanying photo will have...

 

Short forum meeting highlights proposed changes, PED update

The brief Dec. 10 meeting of the South Side Planning Forum began with updates on the South Side Parking Enhancement District (PED). While neither city Councilman Bruce Kraus nor city nighttime economy coordinator Allison Harnden could be present,...

 

Health Fair at South Side Market House on Dec. 16

The South Side Market House Healthy Active Living Center will host a Health Fair on December 16 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Vendors will be on-site to answer health and wellness questions. Vendor include: Alzheimer’s Association; Cindi Carioli, Senior...

 

Shop small this Saturday

The South Side Chamber of Commerce is gearing up to "shop small" in our Historic South Side business district, especially on Small Business Saturday on November 30. Yes, it is on the Saturday after...

 

Banner updates, police substation discussed at forum

The Nov. 12 meeting of the South Side Planning Forum included updates on the South Side Parking Enhancement District (PED), holiday banners, tree plantings, and more. City Councilman Bruce Kraus and c...

 

South Side Chamber of Commerce Mittens and Mingles discount tickets on sale now

Mittens and Mingles presented by UPMC Mercy, the South Side Chamber of Commerce's annual fundraiser will take place at J. Verno Studios on Wednesday, Dec. 4. The holiday event features signature...

 

South Side PED income steady, banners to replace holiday lights

The October meeting of the South Side Planning Forum included updates on the South Side Parking Enhancement District (PED), holiday banners, and tree plantings as part of the city's streetscape projec...

 

Historic guidelines project explained in South Side

The East Carson Street historic guidelines project, and changes in recycling in the city, were the focus of the general meeting of the South Side Community Council (SSCC) on Sept. 30 at the Brashear C...

 

Annual South Side street party draws 300 neighbors for a day out

The South Side Community Council's seventh annual South Side Neighborhood Street Party was held this past Saturday under fair skies. After five months of planning, 2,000 flyers and hundreds of emails...

 

New South Side private high school has begun classes

A “first week of school” update on the new City of Bridges High School kicked off the Sept. 10 meeting of the South Side Planning Forum. The brief presentation was by Randy Bartlett, Ph.D., head of the private high school located on the fourth...

 

PED revenue continues to be consistent, plans for Esser Plaza progress

The July 30 meeting of the South Side Planning Forum began with an update on the South Side Parking Enhancement District (PED), or the enforcement of South Side Flats parking meters from 6 p.m. to midnight on Fridays and Saturdays. The revenue from...

 

Board elections, bylaw changes at the SSCC meeting

Board elections and bylaw changes topped the annual general meeting of the South Side Community Council (SSCC) on June 24 at the Brashear Center. The meeting also included a presentation by Allison...

 

UPMC looks to rezone South Side hospital properties

A presentation on a proposed rezoning application for the South Side UPMC hospital property and associated parcels kicked off the June 11 meeting of the South Side Planning Forum. Benjamin Kelley,...

 

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