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Mt. Oliver Council sworn in

Council members took the Oath of Office and elected officers at the Mt. Oliver Borough Council Reorganization Meeting on Monday, Jan. 7. Sworn in for their second terms were Amber McGough and Christin...

 

Block watch questions if police reports are always being filed

The Carrick and Overbrook communities continue to see lower crime rates in recent months, but not all block watch members are convinced victims are reporting crimes or that officers are consistently filing reports. At last week’s monthly block...

 

Rep. Readshaw will not seek re-election

State Rep. Harry Readshaw, D-Carrick, a lifelong resident of Pittsburgh and the longest-serving state representative of the 36th Legislative District, announced he will not seek a 14th term next...

 

The more things change, the more they stay the same

Over the Christmas holiday, I was going through the files and came across a story from...well let's let the date of the story go until the end. Those taking a look at the accompanying photo will have...

 

State grant will help stabilize, renovate Allentown buildings

The Hilltop Alliance has received a $41,026 state grant to stabilize and enhance two anchor buildings in the Allentown business district. The Alliance purchased the buildings at 821 and 823 in late...

 

Readers respond to: What The Reporter means to me

Several weeks ago, I wrote a little story explaining what The Reporter has meant to me over the years. I wrote about some of the opportunities and experiences I had because of my life-long association with the weekly newspaper. I also asked you to...

 

Boro honors long-time business at Mt. Oliver Council meeting

The Dec. 16 meeting of Mt. Oliver Council began with the presentation by council President Amber McGough of a "Certificate of Recognition and Appreciation" to Don's Bar for its 60 years of business wi...

 

MWCDC awarded Platinum Status

For the second year in a row, Mount Washington Community Development Corporation (MWCDC) has been awarded the Platinum Seal of Transparency by GuideStar USA. “This is the highest recognition level offered by GuideStar USA, the nonprofit...

 

Arlington Avenue near Liberty Tunnels to close December 20-24

The 300 block of Arlington Avenue in Allentown will be closed for up to five days to demolish two homes affected by a February landslide. Arlington Avenue will be closed from Warrington Avenue to McArdle Roadway, adjacent to the Liberty Bridge, from...

 

Short forum meeting highlights proposed changes, PED update

The brief Dec. 10 meeting of the South Side Planning Forum began with updates on the South Side Parking Enhancement District (PED). While neither city Councilman Bruce Kraus nor city nighttime economy coordinator Allison Harnden could be present,...

 

Students' video on 'Kung Fu Joe' wins best documentary at festival

Steeltown, a South Side nonprofit that provides digital media arts and education, has announced an episode of the "Reel Teens: Pittsburgh" Web Series won The Best Student Documentary at the Boston...

 

Residents hear benefits of Alliance, Urban Farm update

Crime statistics, urban farm news, and the Dept. of Public Works’ 4th Division site update were among the topics at the Nov. 21 general meeting of the Mt. Oliver City/St. Clair Community Group. Speakers included City Councilman Bruce Kraus and Zone...

 

Carrick council elects board, asks for neighborhood feedback

The Carrick Community Council Board of Directors welcomed five new members following last Monday’s annual election at 25 Carrick Avenue. Tia Baker, David George Connelly, Lisa Gonzales, Julie Kuchta, and Tara Milkovich-Salazar were elected by membe...

 

Borough approves raises in salaries and a variety of fees

Adopted resolutions with salary increases and changes in borough fees highlighted the Nov. 18 meeting of Mt. Oliver council. Councilwoman Tina Reft was absent.  The average pay increase ranges from...

 

Zone 3 Council celebrates a successful year and looks forward to a better '20

The annual end-of-year meeting of the Zone 3 Public Safety Council (Z3PSC) on Nov. 18 began with President Liz Style detailing some of the group's 2019 accomplishments. They include: holding seven...

 

Banner updates, police substation discussed at forum

The Nov. 12 meeting of the South Side Planning Forum included updates on the South Side Parking Enhancement District (PED), holiday banners, tree plantings, and more. City Councilman Bruce Kraus and c...

 

Mayor submits 2020 budgets to Pittsburgh City Council

Mayor William Peduto submitted his 2020 Operating and Capital Budgets to Pittsburgh City Council last week. The budgets contained no tax increases, continued commitments to long-term financial stabil...

 

PLI, Judge Ricciardi discuss quality of life issues

Quality of life issues took main focus at the Arlington Civic Council November meeting with guest speakers District Judge Eugene Ricciardi, City of Pittsburgh Department of Permits, Licenses and Inspection’s (PLI) Government and Community Liaison S...

 

Things were quieter in Carrick during October for police calls

Last Monday’s meeting of the Carrick / Overbrook Block Watch began with a shorter than usual crime report as police said October was relatively quiet compared to the summer months. Zone 3 officer Christine Luffey distributed the report, which...

 

Last Fresh Fridays of 2019 is Friday

The final Fresh Fridays on the Hilltop of 2019, the free produce distribution on the Hilltop, will be on Friday, Nov. 8. Eligible households in the 15203, 15210, 15211 and Carrick residents in 15227...

 

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