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 By Tom Smith    Front Page    October 13, 2020 

St. Paul of the Cross Monastery Church open after renovations

A little over two years ago, in July 2018, the future of St. Paul of the Cross Monastery and Church was cloudy at best. The Passionist community of about a dozen priests heard a presentation at a...

 

Trick or Treaters are welcome in city, with appropriate COVID-19 precautions

The City of Pittsburgh is urging resident to follow safety protocols during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic for upcoming trick-or-treating this Halloween.  The official City of Pittsburgh trick-or-treating hours will be 5-7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct....

 

Trick or Treat hours for Boro

Mt. Oliver Borough Trick or Treat hours on Halloween, Saturday, Oct. 31, will be from 5-7 p.m....

 

Grab-N-Go food boxes at Fresh Fridays on the Hilltop on Oct. 9

The next Fresh Fridays on the Hilltop, the Hilltop Alliance's free produce distribution, will again pass out pre-boxed food on Friday, Oct. 9 at St. John Vianney Church parking lot in Allentown....

 

Property owners explain plans at South Side DAM meeting

The third virtual development activities meeting (DAM) of the South Side Community Council (SSCC) featured presentations on four South Side projects. The Zoom video conference was held on Sept 24....

 

South Side Community Council outlines changes, elects new board members

The fall general meeting of the South Side Community Council (SSCC) featured board elections; an overview of the changes planned for SouthSide Works; reorganization of the SSCC; updates on the Carson...

 

Two organizations work for peace in South Pittsburgh

Presentations on two local organizations working to help maintain peace in the zone were the focus of the Sept. 21 meeting of the Zone 3 Public Safety Council (Z3PSC). The presenters were Reverend Eileen O. Smith, director of the South Pittsburgh...

 

City, URA contribute $100K toward improvements of Esser Park in S. Side

The City of Pittsburgh and Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh (URA) are investing $100,000 for improvements to Esser's Plaza in South Side as part of the URA's Neighborhood Initiatives Fund...

 

Mt. Oliver Borough updates from council

The Mt. Oliver Borough Council opened its September meeting, in the Mt. Oliver Fire Hall for social distancing requirements, by approving payments to a variety of contractors for work completed in...

 

Hilltop neighborhoods take Gold and Bronze in Garbage Olympics

South Pittsburgh neighborhoods took two of the top three places out of 38 neighborhood teams and Penn Hills last Saturday morning competing in Pittsburgh's Fourth Annual Garbage Olympics. More than...

 

ForgingPGH aims to create a shared vision throughout Pittsburgh

The launch of a citywide comprehensive planning process, and an update on the South Side Parking Enhancement District (PED), were the main focus of the Sept. 8 meeting of the South Side Planning Forum. The meeting was held as a Zoom video...

 

Developer discusses ideas to enclose vacant property on Grandview Ave.

Prospective board member introductions and plans for the vacant property at the corner of Grandview Avenue and Sweetbriar Street were the topics of a short virtual community forum hosted by the Mount Washington Community Development Corporation (MWCD...

 

$100K state grant will help Oliver Bath House

The renovation of the City of Pittsburgh's Oliver Bath House on the South Side has won a $100,000 grant from the Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission.  The funding will go toward the...

 

Fresh Fridays Grab-N-Go distribution will talk place this Friday, Sept. 11

The next Fresh Fridays on the Hilltop, the Hilltop Alliance's free produce distribution, will again pass out pre-boxed food on Friday, Sept. 11 at St. John Vianney Church parking lot in Allentown. Fre...

 

St. George Church is recommended to gain city historic status

The City of Pittsburgh Historic Review Commission (HRC), after a 30-day delay to gain more information, voted to recommend historic status to the former St. John Vianney Church building in Allentown....

 

South Siders learn about plans for Verizon antennas, cinema reuse

The second virtual development activities meeting (DAM) of the South Side Community Council (SSCC) featured presentations on three proposed development projects on the South Side. The three projects are: Verizon Wireless’ proposal to attach...

 

Mayor declares Juneteen an official City of Pittsburgh holiday in 2021

At the Black Voting Rights Forum Saturday at St. Benedict the Moor Church in the Lower Hill District, Mayor William Peduto announced Juneteenth will be an official City of Pittsburgh holiday starting in 2021.  The announcement was made at the...

 

Zone 3 council hears from Black Women, impact of COVID-19

Liz Style, president of the Zone 3 Public Safety Council (Z3PSC), began the Aug. 17 meeting stating this has been a "year of confusion, fear, and uncertainty, and have survived it all. But 2020 is...

 

Mt. Oliver Borough honors police canine Nico with a proclamation

The August meeting of the Mt. Oliver Borough Council began with a short ceremony to present a proclamation to Police Chief Matthew Juzwick honoring police canine Nico for his dedication and service to...

 

South Side development meeting concerning SouthSide Works theater is Thursday

South Side Community Council (SSCC) will hold a Development Activities Meeting (DAM) via Zoom on August 20, under the guidance of Pittsburgh City Planning, to review three development projects in the...

 

Historic status for church could depend on if it's a church

The City of Pittsburgh Historic Review Commission's (HRC) virtual hearing August 5 on whether to recommend the former St. George Church building to City Council for historic status ended with the...

 

Next Fresh Fridays Grab-N-Go will be on August 14

The next Fresh Fridays on the Hilltop, the Hilltop Alliance's free produce distribution, will again pass out pre-boxed food on Friday, August 14 at St. John Vianney Church parking lot in Allentown....

 

UPMC puts plans for S.S. hospital building on hold

Updates on COVID-19's local impact was the focus of the combined July-August meeting of the South Side Planning Forum on July 28. The meeting was held as a Zoom video conference. It began with an...

 

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