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Parking meters to be enforced on Sundays in South Side

The new year will see the addition of Sundays to the Parking Enhancement District (PED), or the enforcement of South Side Flats parking meters from 6 p.m. to midnight. The news was delivered by city Councilman Bruce Kraus at the Nov. 9 meeting of...

 

Brashear services highlighted at public safety meeting

The October Zoom monthly meeting of the Zone 3 Public Safety Council (Z3PSC) featured a presentation on the Brashear Association’s new location, program updates, and services. The speaker was Margie Schill, Brashear’s communications and...

 

Lowe's volunteers get their hands dirty working in the Esser's Plaza gardens

The morning was chilly and drizzly, but the attitudes were cheerful and the energy was high at Esser's Plaza on October 26 for a Lowe's volunteer event. Lowe's Homestead Store Manager David Bialota...

 

Outpatient center recruiting staff to expand services

The Oct. 12 meeting of the South Side Planning Forum featured UPMC updates in the area from its vice president of operations, Julie Hecker. She began with an overview of the parking lots and trees. She said trees were pruned in lots used by UPMC....

 

Slopes updated on development, construction and safety projects

The second to the last 2021 general meeting of the South Side Slopes Neighborhood Association (SSSNA) on Oct. 12 featured updates on Development Activities Meetings (DAM), slumlords, and the homeless....

 

Storm water fee discussed at council bi-annual meeting

The biannual general meeting of the South Side Community Council (SSCC) featured a presentation concerning storm water by Pittsburgh Water & Sewer Authority (PWSA) officials; Public safety...

 

Roberta F. Smith, longtime Reporter editor

Roberta A story I frequently tell is when I graduated from journalism school my mother said I could work for her until I found a real job. That was in January of 1979 and my mother, Roberta F. Smith,...

 

PWSA explains rate hike for stormwater efforts

By Margaret L. Smykla Contributing Writer A presentation by the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA) on a proposed stormwater fee, and on stormwater planning efforts, kicked off the Sept. 14 meeting of the South Side Planning Forum. Presenter...

 

South Side DAM meeting concerns windows in the Historic District

The South Side Community Council (SSCC) virtual Development Activities Meeting (DAM) on Thursday, Sept. 16 has been canceled. The project originally to be discussed is window replacement in the...

 

Goat Fest is returning this year with a new location, Arlington Baseball Field

Friends of South Side Park (FOSSP) are celebrating the Allegheny GoatScape team's fifth year of reducing the reach of invasive plants in Jurassic Valley. Join them at the Arlington Baseball Field...

 

South Side DAM meeting concerns Rite Aids in S.S. Historic District

The August 19 virtual development activities meeting (DAM) of the South Side Community Council (SSCC) featured two presentations regarding Rite Aid: at 1915 E. Carson St. and at 2655 E. Carson St. Both proposals will be presented to the Historic...

 

South Side Community Yard Sale this weekend

The South Side Community Council is hosting a South Side Community Yard Sale on Saturday, Aug. 28. Although 2020 may have been the year for many of us to clean out our attics and basements, there are...

 

UPMC officials quizzed on status of South Side facilities

UPMC officials met last week with members of the South Side Community Council (SSCC) to provide updates on the former hospital building at 20th and Mary streets; a new proposed childcare center on...

 

Volunteers needed at Ormsby Park on Saturday

Volunteers needed to finish South Side Community Garden At Ormsby Park on Saturday, Aug. 14 beginning at 9 a.m. The volunteers will be moving dirt into the garden space, mulching, finishing the...

 

Forum hears plans for E. Carson safety plan, extention of PED days

Throngs of post-pandemic revelers, and the ensuing unruly and sometimes criminal behavior, on weekends in the East Carson St. corridor was the focus of the combined July-August meeting of the South Side Planning Forum on July 27. The next day, in...

 

Grant will mean more trees for South Side Park

South Side Community Council is thrilled to announce that Duquesne Light Company (DLC) has chosen South Side Community Council among the first group of microgrant recipients for South Side Park through its Community Impact Grants program, the new...

 

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)....

 

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...

 

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 --...

 

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 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...

 

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...

 
 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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