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City of Pittsburgh closes basketball courts, overlooks to enforce social distancing

The City of Pittsburgh is closing its basketball courts and overlooks to further enforce the social distancing rules necessary to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. While Pittsburgh residents have largely been following directives to stay at least six...

 

Help is out there to help businesses, individuals to get through the COVID-19 crisis

As the COVID-19 crisis expands grassroots efforts along with non-profits and government are teaming to help take the sting out for reduced and closed businesses in South Pittsburgh. Business owners...

 

Brashear staff working remotely, food pantries to resume April 2

The Brashear Association continued to be committed to helping the community stay strong and healthy through the COVID-19 crisis. It is their desire to ensure staff and their families stay healthy while preserving its mission focused support to the...

 

Local businesses working through COVID-19 crisis

The COVID-19 crisis is affecting small businesses with those businesses closing, operating under reduced hours and staffing and employees asked to practice social distancing and to stay home unless absolutely necessary. Much has been written and...

 

South Pittsburgh Reporter continues to publish online edition

As a weekly community newspaper, The South Pittsburgh Reporter has published a print edition (almost) every week for the last 79½ years. Depending on the publisher, The Reporter has been on...

 

Mt. Oliver Boro services continue, but with some restrictions

During the COVID-19 crisis, the Mt. Oliver Borough Administrative Office, 150 Brownsville Road, will be closed to the public. Borough staff will continue to answer phones, respond to emails, and...

 

City amends schoolchildren meal distribution schedule

The city’s grab-and-go meal locations for city schoolchildren will amend their pick-up schedule in conjunction with Pittsburgh Public Schools. Meals and activity packets will be distributed Monday, Tuesday and Friday from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Children...

 

Governor Wolf and Health Secretary issue 'Stay at Home' orders to seven counties to mitigate spread of COVID-19

Governor Tom Wolf and Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine have issued “Stay at Home” orders to Allegheny, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Monroe, Montgomery, and Philadelphia counties, as the state seeks relief to save lives and stop the spread of...

 

URA partners with city and Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh to provide short-term rent/mortgage/utility financial assistance to city residents

The Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh approved a new program for households at or below 80 percent Area Median Income (AMI) who have been affected by the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The COVID-19 Housing Stabilization Fund is...

 

Four centers will offer meals for city school children

Four city and Salvation Army centers around the city will be offering grab-and-go meals for city school children starting Thursday, March 19, in conjunction with the Pittsburgh Public Schools. The Department of Parks and Recreation has received...

 

Concerns expressed about Airbnbs on the Slopes

The South Side Slopes Neighborhood Association (SSSNA) has a new board member following the organization's March 10 general meeting. The new member is Lucia Sanchez, who has lived in the Slopes since...

 

Community updated at South Side Planning Forum meeting

A city update by Councilman Bruce Kraus and city nighttime economy coordinator Allison Harnden kicked off the March 10 meeting of the South Side Planning Forum. Block by Block, or the Clean Team retained to keep the E. Carson St. corridor maintained,...

 

City of Pittsburgh announces operational changes due to COVID-19

The City of Pittsburgh will continue to deliver essential city services to residents throughout the response to the COVID-19 pandemic, though some services will be curtailed to protect employee and resident health. Non-emergency city offices and...

 

Mayor William Peduto declares State of Emergency due to COVID-19

Mayor William Peduto has declared a State of Emergency in the City of Pittsburgh and signed an Executive Order prohibiting all public gatherings of more than 50 people. "As the coronavirus has spread...

 

City of Pittsburgh moves to Level 2 emergency operations in response to COVID-19

The City of Pittsburgh is moving to further restrict face-to-face interactions between city personnel and residents, while preserving core city services in response to the spread of the COVID-19 pande...

 

Port Authority adopts Social Distancing Policy

The Port Authority of Allegheny County is implementing a temporary Social Distancing Policy on all vehicles effective immediately. Signage will be posted on all vehicles reminding customers to maintain a safe distance of at least six feet from each o...

 
 By Tom Smith    Front Page    March 10, 2020

Come down, have fun, and be safe in S.S. for St. Paddy Parade Day

"You can come to the South Side and you can enjoy everything the South Side has to offer and you can leave one thing behind and that's your vehicle," was the message District 3 councilman Bruce Kraus...

 

Festivities to continue on Saturday, with cautions

Although the annual Pittsburgh St. Patrick’s Day Parade has been canceled, the party will still go on – with some concerns. Speaking at a news conference in the City-County Building on Wednesday, Public Safety Director Wendell Hissrich in...

 

South Side Park Master Plan Phase I includes improvements to playground

The proposed playground area, including adjacent amenities, from Phase 1 of the South Side Park Master Plan were detailed at a February public engagement meeting at the Brashear Center. The...

 
 By Tom Smith    Front Page    March 3, 2020

Carson safety project making improvements to 33 blocks in S. Side

The long-awaited $16.31 million East Carson Street Safety Improvement Project has entered the preparatory work phase and is anticipated to begin construction work in early April. Residents were able to hear the latest plans and ask questions at a mee...

 

Carrick council to use $100K grant for sound technology education program

The Carrick Community Council (CCC) opened their member meeting of 2020 with an announcement of a $100,000 grant from the Forbes Fund that will be used to establish a sound technology education...

 

Zone 3 Council reviews and looks toward the future

The February 17 regular business meeting of the Zone 3 Public Safety Council (Z3PSC) featured elections, crime report, and the 2020 meeting schedule. It began with guest speaker Anthony Kobak, a new senior planner with the Strategic Planning...

 

Magistrate orders end to Mt. O. feud, council adopts a 'Code of Conduct'

Mayor Frank Bernardini began the February 17 meeting of Mt. Oliver Council with an update on a recent hearing before the magistrate. Absent were council members Aaron Graham and Paul Doyle. The...

 

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