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Construction update, new Brashear executive director at S.S. Planning Forum

A new executive director of the Brashear Association, and updates on the South Side Parking Enhancement District (PED) and the East Carson St. streetscaping project, headlined the April 9 meeting of the South Side Planning Forum.  The meeting was...

 
 By Tom Smith    Front Page    April 16, 2019 

Details of changes at Zone 3 council detailed at Arlington CC April meeting

“We’re doing things a little different,” Liz Style told members of the Arlington Civic Council last week. Ms. Style, president of the Zone 3 Public Safety Committee, explained the safety council has established an official database of...

 

Surveillance cameras are now watching Brownsville Road

Four new license plate cameras at two high-traffic Carrick intersections were announced by local government officials at last Monday’s meeting of the Carrick / Overbrook Block Watch at 25 Carrick Avenue. The cameras, which were installed at the...

 

South Watch celebrates two years working on code enforcement issues

The March 13 meeting of South Watch marked the two-year anniversary of the program where residents meet monthly with city and state officials, Zone 3 police and representatives from Duquesne Universit...

 
 By Tom Smith    Front Page    April 2, 2019

Auberle gets OK for healing center in the M.O. school building

The Mt. Oliver Zoning Hearing Board (ZHB) has given conditional approval for Auberle to operate the Auberle Family Healing Center in the former Mt. Oliver School Building on Hays Avenue. The Family...

 

South Side, Mt. Oliver projects receive $750,000 in state funding

Transportation projects in Mt. Oliver and South Side that will improve two important local roadways will receive state support. When completed, the projects will improve vehicular and pedestrian access to local businesses and commercial districts,...

 

City OMI and CPRB explain their offices to Zone 3 Council

Presentations on investigating complaints against public safety personnel kicked off the March18 meeting of the Zone 3 Public Safety Council held at the Knoxville Library. In the first presentation, Erin Bruni of the Office of Municipal...

 

Mt. Oliver Council meeting covers parking meters to the Easter Bunny

In the mayor’s report which began the March 18 meeting of Mt. Oliver council, Mayor Frank Bernardini said the borough is in danger of losing lifelong residents due to quality-of-life decline in the neighborhood – bottles thrown in yards, trash...

 

Mount residents hear from PPC, PWSA on lead line replacement

Discussions about park improvements, community business development, lead line replacements, and local forestry packed a full agenda at last Thursday’s Mount Washington Community Development Corporation (MWCDC) community forum. The Pittsburgh...

 
 By Tom Smith    Front Page    March 19, 2019

Hugh Brannan has influenced more than Brashear during his 36-year career

Sitting in Brashear's Museum Room, where much of South Side's history took place over the last 36 years and the Association's namesake is chronicled, it seemed appropriate Hugh Brannan was discussing...

 

East Carson Street work should begin this week for city

The March 12 meeting of the South Side Planning Forum was the last meeting chaired by Hugh Brannan. He is retiring from the Brashear Association after 36 years of service and as Planning Forum chair. City Councilman Bruce Kraus kicked off the...

 

Celebrate Hugh Brannan with A Sweet Send-off

“A Sweet Send-Off,” a dessert reception celebrating Hugh Brannan’s retirement after 36 years with The Brashear Association will take place at the Brashear Center, 2005 Sarah Street, on Friday, March 22 from 4-7 p.m. All are welcome to come and...

 

Design Downtown for Women workshop is March 26 at the Brashear Center in S.S.

The East Carson Street Task Forces will present a special workshop: Design Downtown for Women: Men Will Follow today, Tuesday, March 26 from 6-8 at the Brashear Center, 2005 Sarah Street. Civitas Consultants president David Feehan will join...

 
 By Tom Smith    Front Page    March 12, 2019

Preparations made for St. Patrick's Day celebrations

Calling 2018's St. Patrick's Day celebration in South Side the "most successful ever," District 3 Councilman Bruce Kraus is hoping to build on that success this year. The councilman focused planning...

 

Greater cooperation, participation of block watches a goal of Zone 3 council

Members of the Zone 3 Public Safety Council attended this month’s meeting of the Carrick / Overbrook Block Watch last Monday to discuss block watch development strategies and 2019 plans. Liz Style, newly elected board president of the Zone 3...

 

Carrick Council introduces new Board, future plans

Committee reports from the newly formed Carrick Community Council (CCC) Board highlighted the 2019 strategies that will support the organization’s new strategic plan at the first membership meeting of the year which took place last Thursday. Board...

 

Curb Appeal Program continues

Pleased with the results of its Curb Appeal pilot program, the Mount Washington Community Development Corporation (MWCDC) the organization is gearing up to continue and expand the program. The Curb...

 

Mt. Oliver updates rental license, street opening ordinances

A brief, 45-minute meeting of Mt. Oliver council on Feb. 18 began with the public safety report for January read by Mayor Frank Bernardini. He reported there were 598 total calls for service, and 28 drug arrests, the latter for the seizure of...

 

Zone 3 council elects new officers

Board elections highlighted the Feb. 18 meeting of the Zone 3 Public Safety Council held at the Knoxville Library. Liz Style, of the South Side Flats, was elected president. She has served as president since September following the resignation of...

 

MWCDC accomplishments and planning highlighted

Last year’s highlights and upcoming plans for 2019 were presented as part of the second annual Mount Washington Community Development Corporation’s (MWCDC) “Year in Review” meeting at last week’s community forum. Board president Alaina...

 

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