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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...

 

Hilltop Alliance continues to provide services

During the COCID-19 crisis, the Hilltop Alliance has closed its offices, but staff continue to work remotely. Arron Sukenik, executive director of the Hilltop Alliance, says they are still actively...

 

City developing a vision plan for future transportation

Crime statistics, a new Hilltop Program Steering Committee, and the Dept. of Public Works' 4th Division site update were among the topics at the Jan. 23 meeting of the Mt. Oliver City/St. Clair...

 

What The Reporter means to me...

Foremost, The Reporter’s coverage of what’s going on in South Pittsburgh communities is important to me and to the work of the Hilltop Alliance. In the 1980s, Speaker of the House Tip O’Neill used to famously say “All politics is local”....

 

State grant will help stabilize, renovate Allentown buildings

The Hilltop Alliance has received a $41,026 state grant to stabilize and enhance two anchor buildings in the Allentown business district. The Alliance purchased the buildings at 821 and 823 in late...

 

Readers respond to: What The Reporter means to me

Several weeks ago, I wrote a little story explaining what The Reporter has meant to me over the years. I wrote about some of the opportunities and experiences I had because of my life-long association with the weekly newspaper. I also asked you to...

 

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...

 

Residents hear benefits of Alliance, Urban Farm update

Crime statistics, urban farm news, and the Dept. of Public Works’ 4th Division site update were among the topics at the Nov. 21 general meeting of the Mt. Oliver City/St. Clair Community Group. Speakers included City Councilman Bruce Kraus and Zone...

 

Sour grapes is unsightly

At last week's Mt. Oliver Borough Council meeting Councilman Nick Viglione and Mayor Frank Bernardini expressed sour grapes at the success of a neighboring community. In questions-and-answers portion...

 

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...

 

Alliance in line to receive Housing Opportunity Funding

The Housing Opportunity Fund (HOF) Advisory Board voted last week to recommend the URA Board of Directors approve a resolution supporting affordable housing units in the Hilltop. The HOF agreement...

 

Real estate transactions for issue of June 26

16th Ward Caleb Bowser to Ramana Rao and Frances Angara at 2511 Jane St. for $310,000. Hazel Arch Holdings LLC to 2232-2238 Larkins Way LLC at 2234 2238 Larkins Way for $530,000. Ronald Andrew Lehrman...

 
 By Tom Smith    Front Page    June 12, 2018

Mayor updates on more police, asks for Hilltop area priorities

With summer approaching and better weather here, Mayor William Peduto hoped Allentown residents took note of more police on the streets. “I hope you’ve noticed there are more police in Zone 3,” he told residents at the June meeting of the Allen...

 
 By Tom Smith    Front Page    May 8, 2018

Program will renovate facades of homes in Beltzhoover near McKinley

Looking for synergy with nearby improvements to upper McKinley Park, the Hilltop Alliance (HA) has partnered with Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation (PHLF) to restore the facades of 12...

 

Fresh Fridays will again offer free produce to Hilltop residents

Recognizing many of the Hilltop communities were food deserts with limited access to fresh produce the Hilltop Alliance piloted a program with the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank (GPCFB) to...

 

New Division 4, urban farm work days discussed on Hilltop

Topics discussed at the Jan. 25 meeting of the Mt. Oliver City/St. Clair Community Group included local crime, urban farm work days, a new Public Works’ 4th Division building, and the annual Biscuits Bingo fundraiser for local animal organizations....

 

Mt. Oliver City group meets on January 25

The Mt. Oliver City Community Group will hold its first meeting of 2018 on Thursday, Jan. 25 at the Ormsby Avenue Café, 402 Ormsby Avenue. The agenda will include updates from District 3 Councilman Bruce Kraus or his delegate and Zone 3 Officer...

 

Hilltop Alliance seeking board member candidates

The Hilltop Alliance is looking for interested applicants to fill an At-Large Board seat for a two-year term beginning January 2018. The Alliance is specifically seeking candidates with the following experience/expertise: Law/Legal (attorney);...

 

Hilltop Farm is largest urban farm in the country

Walking down Cresswell Street in the former St. Clair Village for the ribbon cutting ceremony commemorating the Hilltop Urban Farm brought back memories from the early 1960s. Then, there were more tha...

 

Residents urged to be vocal about issues in their neighorhood

Community group coordinator Suzanne Photos began the May 25 meeting of the Mt. Oliver City/St. Clair Community Group with the reminder to be vigilant if observing drug dealing, abandoned cars, and more, and call 911. The meeting was held in the Ormsb...

 
 By Tom Smith    Front Page    May 16, 2017

Health care access, new internet service, parklet progress discussed in Allentown

Access to health care, a new parklet, the fate of an anchor business and innovative solution to internet access for businesses were topics discussed at the Allentown Community Development Corp’s (ACDC) May public meeting. Peter Kaufmann, a...

 
 By Tom Smith    Front Page    April 18, 2017

Another 'virtual block watch' could be coming to S. Pittsburgh

Warrington Avenue in Allentown may soon have a “virtual block watch” similar to one on Brownsville Road in Carrick. Speaking at the Allentown CDC April meeting, Zone 3 officer Nathan Auvil explained after 14 cameras were installed in a two-block...

 

Recycling, neighborhood programs highlighted at community forum

Recycling, neighborhood crime, and Hilltop Alliance programs were among the topics at the March 23 meeting of the Mt. Oliver City/St. Clair Community Group held in the Ormsby Avenue Café. The first speaker was the city’s recycling supervisor,...

 

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