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Mt. Oliver Borough January public business meeting

The Mt. Oliver Borough Council's January public business meeting featured the December report of the Mt. Oliver Fire Department (MOFD) along with a yearly wrap up from the fire... — Updated 1/25/2023

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Borough council learns of upcoming Mt. Oliver history book

Mt. Oliver Borough Council learned about an upcoming Mt. Oliver history book when author Renee King made a short presentation at the council's January public meeting. Ms. King... — Updated 1/25/2023


Kraus will not seek re-election

Pittsburgh City Councilperson, Bruce A. Kraus, has announced he will not be seeking re-election in the upcoming May primary. "I will be forever grateful to the constituency of the... — Updated 1/18/2023


Long time executive director leaving Hilltop Alliance

After 10 years of steady growth and stable leadership, south Pittsburgh's Hilltop Alliance is now looking for a new executive director. Longtime executive director Aaron Sukenik... — Updated 1/17/2023


Parks Conservancy receives grant for Hays Woods Park

The Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy has been awarded a $233,000 grant from the Richard King Mellon Foundation to lay the groundwork for improving the Hays Woods Park ecosystem. The funds will support the Conservancy to act on... — Updated 1/10/2023


East Carson work continues through January

Work on the East Carson Street Safety Improvement Project in South Side will continue through late January. Single-lane restrictions continues on East Carson Street between Smithfield and 33rd streets weekdays from 7 a.m. to 5... — Updated 1/10/2023


South Side Clean Team member needs help

A GoFundMe fundraiser is hoping to raise $3,000 for a man they are calling one of South Side's "silent heroes." A member of the South Side Clean Team, he has been working to make... — Updated 12/27/2022


Zone 3 rolling out pilot engagement program

Residents in Pittsburgh Police Zone 3 have a new way to connect with the police in their communities. Starting Monday, Dec. 19, police in Zone 3 rolled out a trial run of AXON My90,... — Updated 12/27/2022

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No tax increase in Mt. Oliver Borough

Although brief, the public meeting of the Mt. Oliver Borough Council on December 19 took care of some important business to end the year. Present at the meeting were Mayor JoAnna Taylor and council members Amber McGough, Christina... — Updated 12/27/2022


City activates warming centers on Saturday, Dec. 24

CitiParks will activate five Healthy Active Living Centers as warming centers on Saturday, Dec. 24, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. due to the forecasted low temps. Brighton Heights Healthy Active Living Community Center 3515 McClure... — Updated 12/22/2022

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Parking enforcement, revenue discussed at forum

Parking, the availability of on-street parking in South Side and the cost and manner of enforcement dominated discussion at the Zoom meeting of the South Side Planning Forum on... — Updated 12/20/2022


Breakfast with Santa for South Side kids on Dec. 15

Cupka's Cafe 2, 2314 E Carson Street, has donated more than 1,000 meals to children residing or visiting Pittsburgh's South Side neighborhood this year. Teaming up with South Side K... — Updated 12/13/2022


A+ Schools releases 17th "Report to the Community on Public School Progress in Pittsburgh"

"If there is one thing we can say with certainty, it's that in this work, we know the success of all of our children takes more than just one family, one school, one organization,... — Updated 12/6/2022

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Former mayor disrupts Mt. Oliver Council meeting

The November public business meeting of the Mt. Oliver Borough Council included a presentation on recycling, the resignation of one borough employee and the hiring of another and a... — Updated 11/29/2022

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Former Brashear Center in South Side sold

The Brashear Center on Sarah Street in South Side has been a fixture in the community since it opened in 1955. The center was a hub for youth and adult activities including English... — Updated 11/29/2022


Don't call us, email only now

Effective immediately, The South Pittsburgh Reporter may only be contacted through its email accounts. Since the middle of July, The South Pittsburgh Reporter has only been available online at and not in a... — Updated 11/22/2022


Passport Program, Cookie Tour, Light Up Night Festivities begin on Nov. 26

This holiday season, the Mt. Oliver and Allentown neighborhood business districts are partnering to showcase their growing small business community with a joint winter shopping... — Updated 11/22/2022

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South Siders ask for easing of parking restrictions on Carson

A decrease in crime in the East Carson Street business corridor has area businesses calling for easing of parking restrictions in the 1700 block of the main street. Speaking at the November meeting of the South Side Planning... — Updated 11/15/2022


Last Fresh Fridays of 2022 is Nov. 11

Fresh Fridays on the Hilltop, the free monthly produce distribution of the Hilltop Alliance, has resumed an in-person hybrid "shopper" style with a distribution on November 11 at... — Updated 11/8/2022


Hilltop organizations receive state funding

Three Hilltop non-profit organizations have been awarded Neighborhood Assistance Program (NAP) funding for community projects and initiatives through the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development. “This... — Updated 11/8/2022


County publishes list of voters with incorrectly dated ballots

Yesterday, the state Supreme Court issued an order defining incorrectly dated declaration envelopes. Specifically, mail-in ballots with dates of September 19 through November 8 are properly dated. Absentee ballots with dates of... — Updated 11/6/2022

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Z3PSC learns about 311, crime trends

The October meeting of the Zone 3 Public Safety Council (Z3PSC) took place on October 27 and featured presentations concerning 311 and Zone crime trends. Liz Style, president of the Z3PSC, called the meeting to order on Zoom and in... — Updated 11/1/2022


Mt. Oliver Trick-or-Treat hours

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Borough Council discusses gun raffle, decorum policy and leash laws

October's meeting of the Mt. Oliver Borough Council included discussion concerning fire department fundraisers, time limits on public comment and leash laws. Fire Chief Ron Lowry... — Updated 10/25/2022


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