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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...

 

Fresh Fridays is April 9

Fresh Fridays on the Hilltop, a free produce distribution through the Hilltop Alliance, will continue with a distribution on April 9. The distribution typically runs April through November but with...

 

Ground broken for 4th Division campus, construction expected to start in August

City Breaks Ground for New State-of-the-Art DPW 4th Division Facility City of Pittsburgh officials broke ground for a new, state-of the-art Department of Public Works (DPW) facility in Knoxville on...

 

County's new vaccination registration website now available to the public

Allegheny County Health Department's new Vaccine Registration site is now open to the public. Individuals seeking vaccine appointments may register online at http://vax4.alleghenycounty.us for availab...

 

Work will close S. 12th Street, Sarah at E. Carson beginning April 5

Traffic restrictions continue in the East Carson Street corridor with the closing of S. 12th Street beginning Monday, April 5. Utility and fire hydrant relocation work will occur on South 12th Street, requiring the street to close to traffic between...

 

Community Police Task Force tasked to recommend changes

Updates on the Community Police Reform Task Force kicked off the March 15 meeting of the Zone 3 Public Safety Council (Z3PSC). The Zoom meeting also featured crime trend information and public safety...

 
 By Tom Smith    Front Page    March 30, 2021

Boro Council considers options to help Ottillia Street resident

The first order of business for the Mt. Oliver Borough Council at its March public meeting was to discuss a resident's request for steel poles to prevent cars from sliding into his Ottillia Street...

 

SomeraRoad proposes new 251-unit building at SouthSide Works

A brief presentation on a proposed riverfront, high-end, seven-story, 251-unit residential apartment building kicked off the March 9 Zoom meeting of the South Side Planning Forum. The project...

 

Consensus group seeking proposals to redevelop the Beltzhoover School

The Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh (URA) has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) on behalf of the Beltzhoover Consensus Group (BCG) for the redevelopment of the former Beltzhoover...

 

Slopes association holds board members election

Board elections highlighted the March 9 virtual Zoom general meeting of the South Side Slopes Neighborhood Association (SSSNA). It was the organization's first general meeting of 2021. President Blake...

 

Plans discussed for Riverside Mews, marijuana dispensary

The latest virtual development activities meeting (DAM) of the South Side Community Council (SSCC) featured presentations on three South Side proposed projects. The Zoom video conference was held Febr...

 

Fresh Fridays is March 12

Fresh Fridays on the Hilltop, a free produce distribution through the Hilltop Alliance, will continue with a distribution on March 12. The distribution typically runs April through November but with...

 

Lastest plans for Division 4 presented to community

The rebuilding of the Dept. of Public Works' (DPW) 4th Division site was the focus of the Feb. 11 Zoom meeting hosted by city councilmen Bruce Kraus and Anthony Coghill, and DPW. The Division serves...

 
 By Tom Smith    Front Page    March 2, 2021

Mt. Oliver to split building inspection duties

Mt. Oliver Borough Council, at its February meeting, made a change in who will be doing the third-party plan review for building inspections. Borough Manager Rick Hopkinson said a resolution before...

 

New commander introduced at Zone 3 Public Safety Council

The introduction of the new Zone 3 commander was the focus of the Zone 3 Public Safety Council (Z3PSC) Feb. 15 Zoom meeting. Commander John Fisher began on the Pittsburgh police force in April, 1988....

 

S.S. Forum discusses fire, Zone commander and Esser plaza lights

Reflections on the fiery demise of a historic South Side building the prior day headlined the Feb. 9 Zoom meeting of the South Side Planning Forum. Other highlights included introduction of the new...

 

Boro tax collector will not be getting a raise in rate for 2022

Mt. Oliver Borough Council held a special meeting with only one item on the agenda, a raise in compensation for the borough's elected tax collector. In attendance were council members Amber McGough,...

 

CeaseFirePA wants 'common sense' laws concerning firearms

The Zone 3 Public Safety Council (Z3PSC) meeting that began on Jan. 18 was completed on Jan. 25. The reason was that a malicious Zoom "bomb" about 30 minutes into the Jan. 18 meeting was so...

 

New Zone 3 commander has roots in South Pittsburgh area neighborhoods

The new Zone 3 Police commander, John Fisher, took over command of the zone on Monday, Feb. 8, replacing retiring commander, Karen Dixon. Commander Dixon had led Zone 3 since the summer of 2015. A...

 

Fresh Fridays 'grab-n-go' is February 12

Fresh Fridays on the Hilltop, a free produce distribution through the Hilltop Alliance, will continue with a distribution on February 12. The distribution typically runs April through November but...

 

With fundraising down due to COVID, MOFD looks to other revenue sources

In an effort to recoup some of the costs of operating the volunteer fire company, Francis Kestner and Ron Lowrey of the Mt. Oliver Fire Department (MOFD) spoke before the Mt. Oliver Borough Council...

 

Carrick council hears election results, about city snow removal

This year's first quarterly meeting of the Carrick Community Council (CCC) featured board election results; update on the 25 Carrick Ave Project; recent changes to the snow removal process; and the...

 

Mt. Oliver Borough Council January public meeting

In its January meeting, the Mt. Oliver Borough Council heard a request from the Mt. Oliver Fire Department and authorized the payments of invoices. The council heard a presentation from the Mt....

 

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