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Concerns expressed about Airbnbs on the Slopes

The South Side Slopes Neighborhood Association (SSSNA) has a new board member following the organization's March 10 general meeting. The new member is Lucia Sanchez, who has lived in the Slopes since...

 

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,...

 

What The Reporter means to me...

I wanted to comment on the usefulness and informative nature of The Reporter. For 50 years, I have been reading, extracting useful information from your paper. As a teenager in 1967, I traveled to and from the South Side at least three or four times...

 

South Side Slopes Assoc. board elections March 10

The next General Meeting of the South Side Slopes Neighborhood Association will take place on Tuesday, March 10, 6:30 p.m. at St. Paul of the Cross Retreat Center, 148 Monastery Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15203. The agenda includes SSSNA Board elections...

 

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...

 

U.S. Census recruiting census takes in South Pittsburgh neighborhoods

The U.S. Census Bureau is recruiting to fill local positions as census takers in the community. Locally, the Census is paying up to $23.50 per hour and offers flexible hours, weekly pay and paid training. Census recruiting events will take place at...

 

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...

 

South Side Park Master Plan's phase 1 projects unveiled

A strategy for Phase 1 of the South Side Park Master Plan was unveiled on Jan. 15 at the Brashear Center. The Phase 1 project encompasses six acres located parallel to South 18th St. to the South 21St St. entrance to the park, and includes proposed...

 

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,...

 

SSSNA holiday party Dec. 12

South Side Slopes residents are welcome to come and celebrate with neighbors and friends on Dec. 12. The South Side Slopes Neighborhood Association (SSSNA) annual holiday party will take place on Thursday, Dec. 12, from 6:30-9 p.m. at Zenith, 86 S....

 

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...

 

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...

 

Cobden crew steps up their game for Dirty Dozen rest stop

Members of the South Side Slopes Neighborhood Association and the East Slopes Block Watch always look forward to the Dirty Dozen bicycle race. Every year, Denise and Bill Fillip host a rest stop at...

 

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...

 

Parks, 18th Street project outlined

The October 8 meeting of the South Side Slopes Neighborhood Association (SSSNA) began with a vote to change the by-laws to comply with criteria for becoming a Registered Community Organization (RCO) with the City of Pittsburgh. The designation gives...

 

Benham announces for State District 36 seat

Jessica Benham, a co-founder of the Pittsburgh Center for Autistic Advocacy and community organizer, announced her candidacy for State Representative in District 36. Ms. Benham is a South Side Slopes resident. “I’m running for State Legislature...

 

City Steps, City Immigrants video to be screened at CLP - South Side

Steppin Stanzas, a grant-awarded poetry project celebrating Pittsburgh's public stairways, has produced a short video, "On the Way Up: City Steps, City Immigrants," which honors early immigrants who b...

 

Proposed 2019 South Side Slopes Neighborhood Association By-Laws Changes

The Board of the South Side Slopes Neighborhood Association is proposing the following by-law changes and policy addition for a vote before the membership at our Annual elections meeting on Tuesday...

 

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...

 

PWSA to begin stormwater project in South Side Slopes, Flats

Many of Pittsburgh's sewers were built in the turn of the 20th century and are still in pretty solid shape. The problem in this watershed is that the sewers are combined sanitary and stormwater...

 

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...

 

Third annual South Side Park Goat Fest is in the books as a success

The third annual South Side Park Goat Fest was held last Saturday, July 27, with more than 2,500 attendees. Sponsors REI, UPMC Mercy and Michael Baker International provided underwriting for the...

 

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