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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...

 

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,...

 

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...

 

South Side DAM meeting concerns Rite Aids in S.S. Historic District

The August 19 virtual development activities meeting (DAM) of the South Side Community Council (SSCC) featured two presentations regarding Rite Aid: at 1915 E. Carson St. and at 2655 E. Carson St. Both proposals will be presented to the Historic...

 

Boro property owner asks for relief from penalties

The son of a Mt. Oliver property owner came to the Borough Council's August public meeting seeking relief from penalties his father had received on unpaid taxes and fees. Monte Emamzadeh, son of...

 

Carson Street to become one-way on weekend nights again

After a temporary delay due to a partial building collapse in the 1600 block of E. Carson St. on August 12, the Department of Public Safety is reestablishing its modified traffic pilot project on South Side this upcoming weekend, August 27 ...

 

Carson Street reopens after building collapse

Following the partial collapse of a building at 1604 E. Carson Street on August 12, engineers have been working to stabilize two adjacent buildings in order for the demolition of the affected structure to begin. During this week, E. Carson St....

 

UPMC officials quizzed on status of South Side facilities

UPMC officials met last week with members of the South Side Community Council (SSCC) to provide updates on the former hospital building at 20th and Mary streets; a new proposed childcare center on...

 

Building collaspe results in a partial closing of E. Carson St.t in South Side

Due to a partial building collapse in the 1600 block of E. Carson Street, the City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Safety is temporarily halting its traffic calming pilot project. The upper level...

 

Changes coming to the S.S. traffic calming pilot project

The City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Safety is making changes to the recently implemented pilot project in South Side to address mounting concerns regarding overcrowding, increased violence, an...

 

Fresh Fridays free produce distribution is August 13

Fresh Fridays on the Hilltop, a free produce distribution through the Hilltop Alliance, will continue with a distribution on August 13. The Fresh Fridays on the Hilltop, the Hilltop Alliance's free...

 

Forum hears plans for E. Carson safety plan, extention of PED days

Throngs of post-pandemic revelers, and the ensuing unruly and sometimes criminal behavior, on weekends in the East Carson St. corridor was the focus of the combined July-August meeting of the South Side Planning Forum on July 27. The next day, in...

 
 By Tom Smith    Front Page    August 3, 2021

Parking continues to be a problem for neighbors in Mt. Oliver Boro

Parking concerns on Overhill Street in Mt. Oliver Borough were on the agenda again at the Borough Council’s July public meeting. Darla Stabryla testified before the council she “never knew we had problems on Overhill Street” until she read it...

 

Carson has one-way traffic on weekends

The Department of Public Safety, in coordination with PennDOT, has begun adjustments to traffic patterns in the South Side business corridor on weekend evenings. As pandemic restrictions have eased, the increased volume of visitors to East Carson Str...

 

Surge in disruptive behavior in South Side leads Zone 3 council

The post-pandemic surge in crowds, disruptive behavior, and crime in the East Carson St. corridor was a major focus of the July 22 monthly Zoom meeting of the Zone 3 Public Safety Council (Z3PSC)....

 
 By Tom Smith    Front Page    July 20, 2021

Housing Opportunity Fund helping residents stay in their homes

The Hilltop Alliance (HA) is hosting a series of on-line presentations highlighting programs of the city's Housing Opportunity Fund (HOF) in cooperation with the Urban Redevelopment Authority of the...

 

Urban 4-H group is raising chickens at Abiding Missions in Allentown

In Allentown, on Eureka Street, a unique program is taking place for neighborhood children ages 5 to 15. At the end of last winter, Abiding Missions Church planted the seeds of a 4-H group for an...

 

Illegal dumping forces a reduction in recycling hours

The McKinley Park recycling drop-off located on Bausman Street in Beltzhoover is closed on weekends until further notice due to the excessive amount of illegal dumping in and around the recycling...

 

Fresh Fridays on the Hilltop free produce distribution is Friday, July 9

Fresh Fridays on the Hilltop, a free produce distribution through the Hilltop Alliance will continue with a distribution on July 9. The Fresh Fridays on the Hilltop, the Hilltop Alliance's free...

 

Spike in violent crime, homelessness focus at Zone 3

A spike in violent crime in Pittsburgh was a major focus of the June 24 Zoom monthly meeting of the Zone 3 Public Safety Council (Z3PSC). The meeting kicked off with a presentation on homelessness --...

 

Police cracking down on behavior, parking in South Side

As COVID-19 mitigation measures continue to be lifted and businesses are back to full occupancy, large numbers of young people have returned to South Side on weekends and evenings to patronize the...

 

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