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Parking meters to be enforced on Sundays in South Side

The new year will see the addition of Sundays to the Parking Enhancement District (PED), or the enforcement of South Side Flats parking meters from 6 p.m. to midnight. The news was delivered by city Councilman Bruce Kraus at the Nov. 9 meeting of...

 

Brashear services highlighted at public safety meeting

The October Zoom monthly meeting of the Zone 3 Public Safety Council (Z3PSC) featured a presentation on the Brashear Association’s new location, program updates, and services. The speaker was Margie Schill, Brashear’s communications and...

 

Chamber Holiday Mingle postponed due to concerns

The South Side Chamber of Commerce has postponed the Holiday Mingle Restaurant Crawl planned for Wednesday, Dec. 1. In the name of safety for everyone involved, the event was postposed in...

 

Vietnam Veterans Memorial gets a makeover before Veterans Day

Vietnam War veteran Glenn Connor raised new flags at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial at S. 18th and East Carson streets for Veterans Day. South Side Chamber of Commerce volunteers washed the marble...

 

Alliance, partners to build 31 single-family homes

Last week, the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency announced the Hilltop Alliance and its development partner Gatesburg Road Development had been awarded $1,042,763 in Low Income Housing Tax Credits...

 

Fresh Fridays on the Hilltop will take place on Friday, Nov. 12

Fresh Fridays on the Hilltop, a free produce distribution through the Hilltop Alliance, will continue with a distribution on November 12. The Fresh Fridays on the Hilltop, the Hilltop Alliance's...

 

Allentown to get 31 new affordable homes

Governor Tom Wolf and the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency board announced three City of Pittsburgh affordable housing developments will be receiving tax credits this year, including one de...

 

City to reopen old Zone 3 as police substation, construction should be complete to open in '22

The city has started construction and will be opening a Zone 3 Police substation in the former South Side police station on South 18th Street. Instead of having to respond and commute between the Sout...

 

Outpatient center recruiting staff to expand services

The Oct. 12 meeting of the South Side Planning Forum featured UPMC updates in the area from its vice president of operations, Julie Hecker. She began with an overview of the parking lots and trees. She said trees were pruned in lots used by UPMC....

 

Mt. Oliver officials look into possible sidewalk grant program for residents

A decision on a request from a Mt. Oliver property owner to remove a broken sidewalk and replace it with grass was postponed while the Borough Council explores options. The existing sidewalk on...

 

Slopes updated on development, construction and safety projects

The second to the last 2021 general meeting of the South Side Slopes Neighborhood Association (SSSNA) on Oct. 12 featured updates on Development Activities Meetings (DAM), slumlords, and the homeless....

 

Storm water fee discussed at council bi-annual meeting

The biannual general meeting of the South Side Community Council (SSCC) featured a presentation concerning storm water by Pittsburgh Water & Sewer Authority (PWSA) officials; Public safety...

 

Clean Team honored on E. Carson St.

Members of the South Side Clean Team were recently honored with a City Council Proclamation and the naming of Friday, Oct. 1 as "Mike Walker and Artie Murphy Day" in the City of Pittsburgh. The team...

 

City to install traffic humps on Bausman Street

The City of Pittsburgh's Department of Mobility and Infrastructure (DOMI) is installing traffic calming measures on Bausman Street from Bernd Street to Brownsville Road. According to DOMI, data...

 

South Side Sidewalk Shop & Stroll on Saturday

The South Side Chamber of Commerce and the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh have partnered to present the South Side Sidewalk Shop & Stroll on Saturday, Oct. 9 in Pittsburgh's Historic...

 

South Side street party enjoyed by all

South Side's 13th Street was a festive area on Saturday, Sept. 11th due to the work of many and the support of neighborhood residents and businesses. Nizzar of Nick's Imports and his friend, Hemza,...

 

Fresh Fridays is on Oct. 8

Fresh Fridays on the Hilltop, a free produce distribution through the Hilltop Alliance, will continue with a distribution on October 8. The Fresh Fridays on the Hilltop, the Hilltop Alliance's free...

 

Community Task Force on Policing Recommendations gives six-month update

Zone 3 By Margaret L. Smykla Contributing Writer A six-month update on implementation of the Community Task Force on Policing Recommendations was the focus of the Sept. 23 meeting of the Zone 3 Public Safety Council (Z3PSC). The Zoom meeting also...

 

Boro council hears concerns about scooters, speeders and senior residence

Mt. Oliver Borough Council's September public meeting was in-person with all council members present and along with a number of people in the gallery. Council President Amber McGough turned over the o...

 

Roberta F. Smith, longtime Reporter editor

Roberta A story I frequently tell is when I graduated from journalism school my mother said I could work for her until I found a real job. That was in January of 1979 and my mother, Roberta F. Smith,...

 

PWSA explains rate hike for stormwater efforts

By Margaret L. Smykla Contributing Writer A presentation by the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA) on a proposed stormwater fee, and on stormwater planning efforts, kicked off the Sept. 14 meeting of the South Side Planning Forum. Presenter...

 

East Carson Street will be open to two-way traffic weekend nights

East Carson Street will be open to two-way traffic again beginning this weekend. In the last week of July, Public Safety introduced a traffic pilot project in the busy South Side corridor in an effort to ease vehicle congestion, improve pedestrian...

 

Alliance business support expands into Mt. Oliver

It's not your father's Allentown business district, anymore. Over the past six years the Hilltop Alliance (HA) has succeeded in attracting close to 50 new businesses to the small neighborhood...

 

Community council returning to in-person neighborhood events

Carrick Community Council's (CCC) quarterly membership meeting took place in-person and outdoors to allow for social distancing. Setting up at the Carrick Community Pavilion, the former Dairy...

 

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