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State unveils new tool to battle drug addiction

In an effort to help Pennsylvanians battling addiction connect with available treatment, resources and services, state Rep. Harry Readshaw says the state has unveiled a new anonymous online survey available to anyone in the commonwealth. The survey,...

 

City of Pittsburgh offices and facilities closed for Christmas Day and refuse collection Suspended

City of Pittsburgh offices and facilities will be closed on Christmas Day, Tuesday, Dec. 25, and refuse collection will be suspended. Citiparks facilities including recreation centers and Healthy Active Living centers will be closed Christmas Day,...

 

Crime stats are down for the last month in Carrick and Overbrook

The Carrick and Overbrook communities are enjoying a quiet start to the holiday season as police have observed lower crime rates dating back to October. The drop in crime was announced at last week’s meeting of the Carrick / Overbrook Block Watch...

 

Holiday lights will return to E. Carson, after construction

South Side will be a little less festive this holiday season without the snowflake lights decorating East Carson Street, but not because of a lack of desire on the part of the South Side Chamber of...

 

ACHD awards mini-grants for overdose prevention, including two in S. Pittsburgh

The Allegheny County Health Department (ACHD) recently awarded five mini-grants totaling $47,500 to community organizations working to prevent fatal opioid overdoses in communities disproportionately impacted by overdoses. Each of the organizations:...

 

Care facility main topic again at boro council meeting

The proposal to turn the former Mt. Oliver School building on Hays Avenue into a health and care giving facility operated by the human service agency Auberle was again the main topic at the Nov. 19 meeting of Mt. Oliver Borough Council. The proposal...

 

Carrick Light Up night at the Dairy District Pavilion

Carrick Light Up Night will take place on Friday, Dec 7 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Dairy District Pavilion 1529 Brownville Road. The evening will feature local school choirs, dancers, Christmas music...

 

Weatherization will be discussed at ACDC meeting before holiday social

Allentown CDC monthly community meeting will take place on December 4 at 6 p.m. in the Allentown Senior Center, 631 Warrington Ave 15210. A light dinner will be provided. The agenda includes: Andrew...

 

Planning forum is updated on upcoming projects in South Side

Project updates were the primary news from the Nov. 13 meeting of the South Side Planning Forum. With no scheduled presentations, the meeting began with the report of the Development Review Committee (DRC) from chair Tracy Myers. A pet resort is...

 

Carrick council holds election, results will be announced later

Eleven nominees hoping to join the Carrick Community Council (CCC) board of directors introduced themselves to members prior to the official election at last Wednesday’s meeting in the Concord K5 auditorium. Interim board president Sherry Brown...

 

Zone 3 council planning trainings, picnic in 2019

A brief meeting of the Zone 3 Public Safety Council on Nov. 12 featured a reminder about the annual “Get Stuffed With Love” program that ensures no city residents go without a traditional turkey dinner on Thanksgiving. There are no income or age...

 

South Side Presbyterian Church seeks help to identify driver who wrecked into sign

The South Side Presbyterian Church is asking for the community's help. When members arrived at the church Sunday morning, November 11, they discovered their signboard demolished and smashed into the f...

 

Philip Murray Bridge (South Tenth Street) reopens to all traffic

The Philip Murray Bridge (South Tenth Street) has reopened to all traffic. Both outbound lanes and one of the two inbound lanes on the bridge have been closed since May 24, 2018 for Stage 2 of Phase 2 of a bridge rehabilitation project. The work...

 

Tobacco cessation health fair slated for Nov. 15 at the SS Market House

A tobacco cessation health fair will be available to the public on Thursday, Nov. 15 from 6 – 9 p.m. at the South Side Market House, 202 Bedford Square, Pittsburgh, PA 15203. The public is welcome learn more about topics including: smoking,...

 

Block watch bands live streaming of monthly community meetings

The first order of business for the October meeting of the Carrick/Overbrook Block Watch was an announcement by block watch leadership that there would be no recording or live streaming of the block watch’s meetings, on Facebook or any other social...

 

URA has resources for small businesses in South Pittsburgh

The Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh (URA) Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) held a “stop in and talk” event at the South Side Chamber of Commerce’s Welcome Center on Tuesday afternoon, Oct. 30. At least half a dozen...

 

City Theatre breaks ground for their new production center

City Theatre on South Side held a ceremonial ground-breaking for a new back-of-house facility, The Philip Chosky Production Center, for set production on the former Walter Long Manufacturing Co. on...

 

Last 2018 Fresh Fridays on the Hilltop will be on November 9 in Allentown

The final Fresh Fridays of 2018, the free produce distribution on the Hilltop, will take place on Friday, Nov. 9. Eligible households in the 15203, 15210, 15211 and Carrick residents in 15227 zip...

 

City completes improvements to landslide sites

The City of Pittsburgh has completed improvements at two landslide sites in the city's southern neighborhoods. Improvements have been made to two parts of William Street in Mount Washington, one of th...

 

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