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Fresh Fridays is on Feb. 11

Fresh Fridays on the Hilltop, a free produce distribution through the Hilltop Alliance, will continue with a distribution on February 11. The Fresh Fridays on the Hilltop, the Hilltop Alliance's free...

 

Slopes updated on neighborhood concerns

The January meeting of the South Side Slopes Neighborhood Association (SSSNA) began with a listing of the various ways to contact the organization. President Blake McLaren cited ht...

 

Sunday meter enforcement is delayed in South Side

The January 11 meeting of the South Side Planning Forum began with the December report of the Parking Enhancement District (PED), or the enforcement of South Side Flats parking meters from 6 p.m. to m...

 

Hilltop Alliance continues work in Allentown with second NPP

In early November 2021, two Hilltop organizations received word their applications for Neighborhood Partnership Programs (NPP) through the Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development (DCED) had been approved. The Hilltop programs...

 

Mt. Oliver makes history with first woman mayor

The 2022 Mt. Oliver Borough Re-Organization Meeting on January 3 was night of firsts. For the first time in its history Mt. Oliver has a woman as its mayor. In a short swearing-in ceremony, Joanna Tay...

 

First Fresh Fridays of 2022 is Friday

Fresh Fridays on the Hilltop, a free produce distribution through the Hilltop Alliance, will continue with a distribution on January 14. The Fresh Fridays on the Hilltop, the Hilltop Alliance's free...

 

Mt. Oliver Borough passes General Budget with no tax increase

The Mt. Oliver Borough Council approved the 2022 Borough General Budget without comment at the December public meeting of the council. The council approved the budget by a 5-0 vote with councilmen...

 

Christmas lights on East Carson started with a man and a plan

The following is a reprint of a 2013 article by Roberta Smith on how holiday lights returned to E. Carson Street. In 1965, Wilbur Joseph, executive director of Brashear Association, hired a guy named Dick Wells to develop a program for teenagers at...

 

There won't be holiday pole decorations in South Side, this year

Some people are thinking the Grinch stole Christmas along East Carson Street in South Side with the lack of holiday decorations on the poles in the neighborhood's business district. In years past, sta...

 

State officials discuss their roles in liquor license enforcement

Concerned about the uptick in crime seemingly related to alcohol serving venues in South Side, State Rep. Jessica Benham brought together Pennsylvania Liquor Enforcement (LCE) and Pennsylvania Liquor Control Bureau (PLCB) for a panel discussion on st...

 

Sunday enforcement of parking meters in South Side postponed

The November report of the Parking Enhancement District (PED), or the enforcement of South Side Flats parking meters from 6 p.m. to midnight, kicked off the Dec. 14 meeting of the South Side Planning Forum. Currently, the PED operates on Thursdays,...

 

Fresh Fridays on the Hilltop is on Friday, Dec. 10

Fresh Fridays on the Hilltop, a free produce distribution through the Hilltop Alliance will continue with a distribution on December 10. The Fresh Fridays on the Hilltop, the Hilltop Alliance's...

 

Feedback opportunities for So. Side Park Pump Track at community presentations

 After months of site assessment and design, South Side Park's Pump Track preliminary conceptual design is ready for community feedback. After many community planning meetings and with community...

 

Traffic restrictions will continue on E. Carson St. through spring of 2022

Traffic restrictions will continue on East Carson Street through May 2022. Single-lane restrictions will continue on East Carson Street between Smithfield Street and 33rd Street weekdays from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Parking and sidewalk restrictions will...

 

Rockin' Around the South Side Christmas Tree

South Side Kids has teamed up with the South Side Community Council for a Holiday extravaganza at Esser Plaza, 12th and E. Carson streets, on Friday, Dec. 17, at 5:30 p.m. South Side's very own Santa...

 

No real estate tax increase for 2022 in Mt. Oliver Boro

There will be no increase in the Real Estate tax for Mt. Oliver Borough for 2022. At the November public meeting of the Mt. Oliver Borough Council, the council adopted the 2022 Fee Schedule with sever...

 

New Division 4 campus won't be open for this winter announced at Zone 3

The Dept. of Public Works' (DPW) 4th Division in Knoxville will not be operational this winter. The expectation earlier this year had been that the new facility would open for winter, 2021. That was...

 

Nuisance bar panel includes PLCB officials

State Representative Jessica Benham will host an expert presentation on nuisance bars aimed at addressing those concerns on Monday, Dec. 6, 6:30 p.m. at City Theatre, 1300 Bingham Street, South Side....

 

Police take no tolerance stance for Pitt championship game

On Saturday, Dec. 4, the University of Pittsburgh Panthers will take on the Wake Forest Demon Deacons in the ACC Football Championship in Charlotte, North Carolina. In anticipation of the 8 p.m....

 

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...

 

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