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 By Tom Smith    Front Page    November 12, 2019 

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...

 

Brashear building on track, driven by programming needs

Two years ago at its 100th Anniversary celebration The Brashear Association announced an ambitious plan to build a 40,000 sq. ft. building on Brownsville Road in Knoxville. Recognizing its clientele was predominately from the Hilltop neighborhoods,...

 

Councilwoman resigns, new councilman sworn in Mt. Oliver Borough

A council member resignation and the swearing in of a replacement kicked off the Oct. 21 meeting of Mt. Oliver council. Barbara Keener submitted a resignation letter "with sincere regret," stating...

 

New public art project installation completed in Upper McKinley Park

The City of Pittsburgh, Office of Mayor William Peduto joined the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh, key stakeholders, and members of the community for a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the...

 

PWSA has aid for income-qualified water customers

The Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA) is offering financial relief for income-qualified residential customers having difficulty paying their water and sewer bills. The Cash Assistance Grant provides up to $300 per year to assist eligible...

 

Love Your Block city grants available

The City of Pittsburgh is excited to announce applications are now open for Love Your Block. Love Your Block is a City of Pittsburgh mini-grant program to revitalize the city- block-by-block. Nonprofit organizations across Pittsburgh are invited to...

 

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...

 

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