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SSCC hosting development via Zoom

South Side Community Council (SSCC) will host a Development Activities Meeting (DAM) on Thursday, July 2, 6 p.m., to review two development projects in South Side. The first project will be presented...

 

City relaxes permit fees, looks for ways businesses can return

Permit fees for outdoor dining have been waived in the city as most of southwestern Pennsylvania entered Governor Tom Wolf’s “green phase” for reopening businesses on June 5. Fees for sidewalk retail permits have also been waived. “We are...

 

Zone 3 safety council reconnecting through Zoom during the pandemic

Updates on the city's response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and related matters, were the focus of the May 18 virtual meeting of the Zone 3 Public Safety Council (Z3PSC). The group's first ever Zoom vide...

 

Crime is 'unusual' on the S.S. Slopes, revenue down in PED

The city is facing a $122 million shortfall in its operating budget due to the coronavirus pandemic and subsequent closures, city Councilman Bruce Kraus announced during the May 12 virtual general...

 

SSSNA matching campaign a success for Brashear Food Pantry

The South Side Slopes Neighborhood Association's (SSSNA) effort to help their neighbors during the COVID-19 pandemic is a huge success. In early April, the SSSNA announced a grant campaign aimed at...

 

Local organizations come together to support their South Pittsburgh neighbors

As the COVID-19 Pandemic continues to challenge residents of South Pittsburgh, The Brashear Association has received support from their neighbors to help them continue their front-line support...

 

South Side Community Council Plant Sale taking orders

South Side Community Council's (SSCC) Annual Plant Sale is still on and taking orders until April 22. To order, mail the completed order form available at https://bit.ly/2K11M1q and a check to: SSCC...

 

South Side Spring Social canceled

The South Side Neighborhood Party Planners and the South Side Community Council have regretfully and reluctantly canceled the 2020 Spring Social scheduled for April 4. Sponsors who stepped forward...

 

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,...

 

South Side Community Council cancels March 23 General Meeting

The South Side Community Council General Meeting on March 23 has been cancelled. In response to directives about social gatherings in light of the COVID-19 crisis, it has been necessary for the...

 

South Side Community Council General Meeting is on March 23

South Side Community Council SSCC will hold a General Meeting on Monday, March 23, 6:30 p.m. at the Brashear Center, 2005 Sarah Street. One of the requirements of being a registered community...

 
 By Tom Smith    Front Page    March 3, 2020

Carson safety project making improvements to 33 blocks in S. Side

The long-awaited $16.31 million East Carson Street Safety Improvement Project has entered the preparatory work phase and is anticipated to begin construction work in early April. Residents were able to hear the latest plans and ask questions at a mee...

 

Zone 3 Council reviews and looks toward the future

The February 17 regular business meeting of the Zone 3 Public Safety Council (Z3PSC) featured elections, crime report, and the 2020 meeting schedule. It began with guest speaker Anthony Kobak, a new senior planner with the Strategic Planning...

 

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...

 

Carson redevelopment final plans at meeting

The South Side Community Council and PennDot will share final plans for the East Carson Street redevelopment project at a special meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 24 at the Brashear Center, 2005...

 

Special meeting about tavern expansion

The South Side Community Council and the owner of the Birmingham Bridge Tavern are sponsoring a community meeting on Thursday, Feb. 6 at 7 p.m. to discuss the tavern's plans for expansion. Discussion...

 

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...

 

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,...

 

It's not 'sour grapes'

In response to the Commentorial in The South Pittsburgh Reporter dated November 26, 2019, it was stated that myself and Mr. Viglione expressed “sour grapes.” The comment I had made was that the Borough of Mt. Oliver receives “little or no help...

 

Zone 3 Council celebrates a successful year and looks forward to a better '20

The annual end-of-year meeting of the Zone 3 Public Safety Council (Z3PSC) on Nov. 18 began with President Liz Style detailing some of the group's 2019 accomplishments. They include: holding seven...

 

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...

 

Mayor submits 2020 budgets to Pittsburgh City Council

Mayor William Peduto submitted his 2020 Operating and Capital Budgets to Pittsburgh City Council last week. The budgets contained no tax increases, continued commitments to long-term financial stabil...

 

PLI, Judge Ricciardi discuss quality of life issues

Quality of life issues took main focus at the Arlington Civic Council November meeting with guest speakers District Judge Eugene Ricciardi, City of Pittsburgh Department of Permits, Licenses and Inspection’s (PLI) Government and Community Liaison S...

 

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...

 

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