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 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...

 

McArdle Roadway to close for two weeks

The City of Pittsburgh’s Department of Mobility and Infrastructure (DOMI) will be closing McArdle Roadway in the Mount Washington neighborhood from the Liberty Bridge to Grandview Avenue to perform routine maintenance on the McArdle Roadway...

 

City will open one swimming pool in each council district

The City of Pittsburgh is making preparations to open eight of its public pools next month, but is still seeking to find enough lifeguards to staff them. If it can attract more lifeguards, it can work towards opening more pools throughout the summer...

 

East Carson St. work ramping up with extended construction hours

PennDOT is extending work hours on the East Carson Street (Route 837) Safety Improvement project starting Tuesday, June 1. Beginning Tuesday, crews will perform work with longer daylight with the hours of the current restrictions will extended....

 

Second mobility hub will be installed in South Side at SouthSide Works

A mobility hub for e-scooters will soon be installed in the SouthSide Works on S. 27th Street. As an early effort of Move PGH, the pilot project will bring a suite of integrated mobility offerings to...

 
 By Tom Smith    Front Page    May 25, 2021

Changes made in borough public safety departments' personnel

In a short May meeting, the Mt. Oliver Borough Council public meeting included news about personnel changes in the police and fire departments. Missing from the meeting were councilmen Nick Viglione...

 
 By Ed Blank    Front Page    May 25, 2021

Memorial services will be part of pilgrimage in the South Side, Hilltop

After a very disappointing 2020, in which the South Side Hilltop Memorial Day Pilgrimage was canceled because of Covid-19 concerns, the event is on the 2021 docket and will take place Memorial Day...

 
 By Tom Smith    Front Page    May 18, 2021

18th Street signals project will affect six intersections

The South Side Signal Project incorporating upgrades to five signaled intersections and adding another one in the 18th Street/Brownsville Road corridor was presented in a Zoom meeting for public comment last week by officials from the City of...

 

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...

 

Rep. Benham plans to introduce bill to allow local regulation of liquor licenses

Updates were the focus of the May 11 virtual general meeting of the South Side Slopes Neighborhood Association (SSSNA). President Blake McLaren began the meeting detailing the ways to contact the...

 
 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...

 

Fresh Fridays free produce distribution is on the Hilltop on Friday in Allentown

Fresh Fridays on the Hilltop, a free produce distribution through the Hilltop Alliance, will continue with a distribution on May 14. The Fresh Fridays on the Hilltop, the Hilltop Alliance's free...

 

GetGo Café + Market event will benefit the South Side Chamber of Commerce

GetGo Café + Market will host a fundraising event for the South Side Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday morning, May 11, at its South Side location at 3247 East Carson Street. As part of GetGo's...

 

Ideas, wish list for Berg Place told to elected officials

The April 22 public meeting of the Carrick Community Council (CCC) featured discussion with City Councilman Anthony Coghill and State Rep. Jessica Benham on what the community would like for developme...

 

Abandoned vehicles on the Hilltop are the object of police towing blitz

The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police launched a blitz on April 27 to remove abandoned vehicles from city streets, beginning in the Hilltop neighborhoods of Allentown, Beltzhoover, Carrick, Arlington Height...

 

Mt. O. City updates at Zoom meeting

Crime statistics, urban farm news, and the Dept. of Public Works' 4th Division site update were among the topics at the April 27 Spring Meeting of the Mt. Oliver City/St. Clair Community Group....

 
 By Tom Smith    Front Page    April 27, 2021

Boro approves leasing on-street parking spaces

The April public meeting of the Mt. Oliver Borough Council began with a request from a local business to lease several on-street parking spaces on Brownsville Road. Ben Prisbylla, representing RE360,...

 
 By Tom Smith    Front Page    April 27, 2021

Mobility hub will feature e-scooters, transit information on Warrington

Holding its first public meeting in more than a year, the Allentown CDC (ACDC) presented a short agenda by way of Zoom last week. Tyler Abbott, ACDC president, welcomed those in attendance. "We're an...

 

Green infrastructure discussed on Mount

Stormwater, Emerald View Park master plan, and clean air were the focus of the Mount Washington Community Development Corporation (MWCDC) 's "Green" Community Forum held via Zoom on April 15.  The a...

 
 By Tom Smith    Front Page    April 27, 2021

Council expresses concerns before approving liquor license transfer

Representatives from 3 Rivers Beer, LLC appeared before the Mt. Oliver Borough Council to request a liquor license transfer for 104 Brownsville Road. Attorney Greg Szallar, representing 3 Rivers...

 

Carson bars quiet after extending hours, requirements

Graffiti, the South Side Neighborhood Plan, and proposed state legislation to allow bars to remain open until 4 a.m. were among the discussion points at the April 13 Zoom meeting of the South Side Planning Forum. The meeting began with Zone 3...

 

Maureen Hogan will lead Brashear into a new future in South Pittsburgh

As The Brashear Association prepares for a strategic move to its new Brashear CARES Community Center at 320 Brownsville Road in Knoxville later this year, the 104-year-old organization is welcoming...

 

City launches investigation and clean-up efforts after racist graffiti at Quarry Field

City of Pittsburgh officials were made aware this afternoon that a concession stand in Quarry Field in the South Side Slopes was defaced with racist graffiti, and have launched a police investigation...

 
 By Tom Smith    Front Page    April 6, 2021

Biannual council meeting has safety, program updates

The biannual General Meeting of the South Side Community Council (SSCC) on March 29 covered a wide range of topics including public safety, updates from area elected officials and progress reports on...

 

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