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Speed humps being installed on Murel Street to calm traffic

The City of Pittsburgh Department of Mobility and Infrastructure (DOMI) has begun a South Side Neighborhood Streets project that includes pedestrian and bicycle improvements funded by the Southwest Pennsylvania Commission’s Transportation...

 

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...

 

Fresh Fridays is this Friday, Oct. 11

Fresh Fridays on the Hilltop, the free produce distribution on the Hilltop, continues on Friday, Oct. 11. Eligible households in the 15203, 15210, 15211 and Carrick residents in 15227 zip codes can...

 

Historic guidelines project explained in South Side

The East Carson Street historic guidelines project, and changes in recycling in the city, were the focus of the general meeting of the South Side Community Council (SSCC) on Sept. 30 at the Brashear C...

 

Traffic calming on Grandview Ave.

The City of Pittsburgh Department of Mobility and Infrastructure (DOMI) will install temporary rubber speed humps and upgraded pavement markings on Grandview Avenue in Duquesne Heights and Mount Washington. The purpose of the project is to...

 

Affordable housing development draws concerns in So. Side

Density, saturation, stability, and security were among the concerns raised about the proposed Carson Square development by attendees at a Sept. 26 meeting with project representatives. The meeting at the Brashear Center was hosted by the South Side...

 

Residents question ballot referendum for tax increase to support city parks

Last week’s Carrick Community Council (CCC) quarterly membership meeting started with a debate about an upcoming ballot referendum that could lead to a significant funding increase for city parks at the cost of higher property taxes. The Pittsburgh...

 

Boro to put veterans' photos on street poles

Patriotic military banners displayed on street poles are coming to Mt. Oliver. At the Sept. 16 meeting of borough council, Mayor Frank Bernardini asked that veterans residing in the borough provide...

 

City reviewing data for city-wide safe, comfortable bike trail plan

The Sept. 16 meeting of the Zone 3 Public Safety Council began with a presentation on a city-wide bike trail plan. Kristin Saunders, RA, principal transportation planner, City of Pittsburgh, Dept. of...

 

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...

 

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...

 

Office of Municipal Investigations explains process the complaint process

Carrick residents learned the process for submitting formal complaints about police officers and other city employees during a presentation from the City of Pittsburgh’s Office of Municipal Investigations (OMI) at last Monday’s meeting of the...

 

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...

 

Fresh Fridays on the Hilltop next free produce distribution is Sept. 13

Fresh Fridays on the Hilltop, the free produce distribution on the Hilltop, continues on Friday, Sept. 13. Eligible households in the 15203, 15210, 15211 and Carrick residents in 15227 zip codes can...

 

Mt. O. now appealing, winning real estate assessments in boro

The Aug. 19 meeting of Mt. Oliver Council began with President Amber McGough congratulating borough manager Rick Hopkinson on his being named one of the 30 Under 30 awardees by the Pittsburgh Business Times. The Aug. 9-15 issue states: “The...

 

Work on Grandview Avenue rails, sidewalks will cost city $805,363

Work has begun on a $805,363 reconstruction project along Grandview Avenue in Mount Washington. The Department of Mobility and Infrastructure began restoration last week on three elevated sidewalk...

 

Tenth Street Bridge to close for paving Sept. 6-9

The Philip Murray (South Tenth Street) Bridge will close from 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 6, 2019 until 6 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 9 for milling and paving. Northbound drivers will detour using East Carson Street, the Birmingham Bridge, Fifth Avenue,...

 

PWSA prepares to replace lines in 600 more homes

Updates from city park rangers, PWSA, and the Zone 3 Public Safety Council were on the agenda for a “local services” themed August community forum hosted by the Mount Washington Community Development Corporation (MWCDC) last week. MWCDC...

 

Governor issues executive order targeting gun violence

Governor Tom Wolf signed an executive order making sweeping changes to executive branch agencies and programs to better target the public health crisis of gun violence in Pennsylvania. He was joined...

 

Residents cautioned to lock cars, homes after thefts increase

Carrick residents were advised to lock their homes and cars after police said thefts have increased significantly in the community over the last 30 days. Of the 47 thefts reported to police between July 1 and August 5, 24 were from automobiles,10...

 

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