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South Side updated on construction projects coming to community

The upcoming South Side infrastructure projects, and an update on the South Side Parking Enhancement District (PED), were the focus of the Oct. 9 meeting of the South Side Planning Forum. Engineer Emily Gaspich, P.E., of the city’s Dept. of...

 

Economic development, board members top wish list for reformed Carrick council

Both economic development and the demolition of the former St. Basil School top the “wish list” for Carrick residents, and the Carrick Community Council (CCC) is looking for new board members to help the organization achieve those goals. Interim...

 
 By Tom Smith    Front Page    October 16, 2018 

The faces tell the story in new South Side Mural: Tell Your Story

South Side used to be a place where a lot of artists came to, a place where they could thrive and create, says Steve Root of South Side Public Art. And he thinks it can be that place again. South...

 

Mission Street Bridge, 18th Street corridor slated for improvments

The Oct. 9 meeting of the South Side Slopes Neighborhood Association (SSSNA) began with elections. The slate of candidates approved unanimously was comprised of Jamie Balser, Blake McClaren, Donna Tarkett, Gavin Robb, Candice Gonzalez, and Kristin...

 

Time running out for some So. Side property owners to get lead lines replaced by PWSA

Time is rapidly running out for some South Side properties to take advantage of Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority’s (PWSA) Lead Service Line Replacement (LSLR) program. The LSLR program will replace the private part of a lead service line, the...

 

Residents concerned about proposed needle exchange program

A possible needle exchange program in Carrick continues to draw support from many residents, but others are not convinced and remain concerned about the impact it will have on the community. Discussions around Prevention Point’s proposed mobile...

 

Free wills, assistance for homeowners and free Thanksgiving dinners discussed

Free personal wills, free and reduced-cost assistance for homeowners, and free Thanksgiving dinners were among the topics discussed at the September 27 meeting of the Mt. Oliver City/St. Clair Community Group. The meeting was conducted by Jamie...

 

New Carrick Library opens October 20

After a decade-long community process, Carrick will have a new the first-of-its-kind library when it opens October 20. The country’s first Passive House library, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh’s (CLP) Carrick Branch, is a better-quality...

 

Pop-up museum highlights South Side history

In celebration of the 25th year of the historic designation of East Carson Street by the City of Pittsburgh, residents and friends of South Side came together at City Theatre's Hamburg Studio on...

 

Tree plantings in South Side Park

Join in and help prepare the South Side Park and plant trees on October 20 and November 3 to help support the health of future generations. Volunteers are welcome to join Plant Five for Life, Friends...

 

South Side Chamber Annual Meeting and election

The South Side Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 5:30 p.m. at The Urban Tap, 1209 East Carson Street. Members, businesses, colleagues, and friends are invited....

 

Zone 3 council considers summer festival, asks about progress on abandonded cars

Abandoned vehicles, animal neglect, and a potential Zone 3 summer festival were among the topics at the Sept. 17 meeting of the Zone 3 Public Safety Council, held in the Knoxville Library on Brownsville Rd. At last month’s meeting, the question...

 

MO mayor opposes care facility proposed for school building

A new council member, and a proposal to turn the former Mt. Oliver School into a health and care giving facility operated by the human service agency Auberle, kicked off the Sept. 17 meeting of Mt. Ol...

 

Six candidates seek five board seats on the Mount Washington CDC

Six nominees campaigning for five open board seats introduced themselves to Mount Washington Community Development (MWCDC) members at the organization’s annual “Meet the Candidates” night last Thursday. Board nominees Corey Diethorn, Perry...

 

S.S. Planning Forum history, mission and purpose explained

The history and function of the South Side Planning Forum and the South Side Neighborhood Plan were at the heart of the special annual meeting of the Planning Forum on Sept. 11. There were also brief updates on the South Side Parking Enhancement...

 

Police monitoring groups, gangs for violence in South Pittsburgh

The Pittsburgh Police Department’s ongoing initiative to curb group and gang violence throughout the city was presented to the community at last Monday’s meeting of the Carrick / Overbrook Block Watch in the Birmingham United Church of Christ on...

 

Fallfest features fun for the family, chili cook-off

Mt. Oliver -Knoxville Neighborhood Partnership Fallfest is this Saturday, September 22, from noon to 5 p.m. at Transverse Park. The annual fall festival will feature food and drinks by Rusty Gold Brewery, Leo’s Sunday Sauce and Trinity Lutheran...

 

Parklet is targeted by vandals for three years

Vandalism continues to plague "The Corner," a small parklet at the intersection of Mountain and Fisher in Mt. Oliver City. The latest damaged occurred sometime between Sunday, Sept. 2 after 4 p.m....

 

Walkatop is this weekend on Mt. Wash.

The fourth annual Walkatop urban hiking adventure through Emerald View Park in Mt. Washington will be held on Sunday, Sept., 16. Organizer Tom Brown said this year there will be two hikes guided by...

 

Parking Enhancement District Clean Team will hit the streets in S. Side this week

South Side will have a highly visible result of the neighborhood’s Parking Enhancement District (PED) this week when a new “clean team” takes to the streets. According to Councilman Bruce Kraus, the city has come to an agreement with Block by...

 

VFW Memorial Post 6675 is more than just another bar in South Side

In a Pittsburgh community known for its bars and social clubs, just one stands out as a monument to a local hero. With its patriotic exterior showing a vibrant pattern of stars and stripes behind a...

 

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