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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...

 

Police community engagement unit focuses on needs in the neighborhood

A presentation on the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police (PBP) Community Outreach Office (COO) highlighted the July 20 virtual meeting of the Zone 3 Public Safety Council (Z3PSC). The group's Zoom video...

 

East Carson Street restrictions this weekend in South Side

Traffic restrictions on East Carson Street will occur Saturday and Sunday, August 1-2 weather permitting. Crews will perform paving operations requiring single-lane alternating traffic on East Carson Street between Arlington Avenue and South Third...

 

Zipline across the Ohio proposed for Mt. Washington site

Concepts for a half-mile zipline ride that would take riders from Mount Washington to the North Shore received mixed reactions during the Mount Washington Community Development Corporation (MWCDC) Development Committee’s virtual meeting last Wednes...

 
 By Tom Smith    Front Page    July 28, 2020

Mt. Oliver approves liquor license transfer for a new restaurant on Brownsville Road

The July public meeting of the Mt. Oliver Borough Council was moved to the Mt. Oliver Fire Hall so social distancing could be observed. To begin the meeting, the council approved a series of motions...

 

County COVID Field Response Team will begin visiting businesses

Allegheny County has created a COVID Field Response Team which will begin its work July 23. Consisting of 10 team members who are contracting with the county, the COVID Field Response Team...

 
 By Tom Smith    Front Page    July 21, 2020

Hilltop Urban Farm is growing food on the Hilltop

Recently, I had the opportunity to tour the Hilltop Urban Farm (HUF) with staff members John Bixler and Ned Brockmeyer along with members of Hilltop community organizations. Mr. Bixler is the...

 

State hazard pay grants available for life-sustaining front-line workers

Governor Tom Wolf has announced the availability of $50 million in grant funding to help employers provide hazard pay to employees in life-sustaining occupations during the COVID-19 pandemic. Hazard pay is intended to keep front-line employees...

 

South Side learns of changes to SouthSide Works Square

The first development activities meeting (DAM) of the South Side Community Council (SSCC) reviewed two proposed development projects on the South Side. The projects are the renovation of the Town...

 

City and county offering assistance to prevent eviction or foreclosure

While Governor Tom Wolf has extended protections for homeowners and renters from foreclosure or eviction through August 31, eligible residents of Allegheny County and the City of Pittsburgh should be aware they can apply for rental assistance if...

 

County to allow indoor dining starting 5 p.m. July 17

Health Department Director Dr. Debra Bogen has announced a new order to stem the spread of coronavirus cases in the county has been issued following review of the state’s orders issued July 15. The new order rescinds the July 8 order and takes...

 

Fresh Fridays will distribute Grab-N-Go boxes

Fresh Fridays on the Hilltop, the Hilltop Alliance's free produce distribution, will again pass out pre-boxed food on Friday, July 10 at St. John Vianney Church parking lot in Allentown. Following a s...

 

Three area libraries will operate curb side pick-up locations

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh is expanding its curb side pick-up locations to several South Pittsburgh branches. At the curb side pick-up locations, readers may pick up existing holds, return all...

 

Outdoor dining returns Friday, indoor dining and alcohol still prohibited

Health Department Director Dr. Debra Bogen has announced a new, two-week order has been issued to stem the spread of coronavirus cases in the county. The new order rescinds the June 28 and July 2 orders and takes effect at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, July...

 

Market House senior center to receive $51K in state grant

The City of Pittsburgh has received a total of $161,000 in grants from the Pennsylvania Department of Aging’s Senior Community Grant Programs for updates to three local Healthy Active Living Centers (senior centers).   The grant funding will be...

 

County bans on-premises alcohol consumption beginning Tuesday, recommends quarantine for travelers

County Executive Rich Fitzgerald and Health Department Director Dr. Debra Bogen announced additional mitigation measures are being taken in Allegheny County in response to recent one-day increases in...

 

Trollies, buses to spend nights going over the Hilltop for two years

Port Authority of Allegheny County will be sending light rail vehicles and buses over E. Warrington and Arlington avenues overnight instead of using the Mount Washington Transit Tunnel for two years...

 

SSCC hosting development via Zoom

South Side Community Council (SSCC) will host a Development Activities Meeting (DAM) on Thursday, July 2, 6 p.m., to review two development projects in South Side. The first project will be presented...

 

City relaxes permit fees, looks for ways businesses can return

Permit fees for outdoor dining have been waived in the city as most of southwestern Pennsylvania entered Governor Tom Wolf’s “green phase” for reopening businesses on June 5. Fees for sidewalk retail permits have also been waived. “We are...

 

Mayor Peduto outlines his agenda for police reform in Pittsburgh

Last week, Mayor William Peduto outlined his agenda for police reform.  The mayor renewed his previous endorsement of use-of-force legislation introduced by state Representatives Summer Lee and Ed...

 

Brashear expands food pantry service area and now operates as a Grab and Go distribution site

In response to the COVID-19 crisis, The Brashear Association has extended the hours of its food pantry, which is now open as a Grab and Go Outdoor distribution only. The new distribution times are...

 

Fresh Fridays will return on June 12 as a Grab-n-Go

Fresh Fridays on the Hilltop, the Hilltop Alliance's free produce distribution, will return on Friday, June 12, in a different format. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Fresh Fridays will be a Grab-N-Go...

 

St. Paul Monastery food bank will reopen on Friday, June 12

The St. Paul of the Cross Monastery food bank, 148 Monastery Avenue, will reopen on Friday, June 12 at 9:30 a.m. Clients will be required to wear masks and practice social distancing while waiting int the line to receive food. The food bank will be...

 

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