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Brashear receives $1 million from state RACP for new Hilltop center

In a meeting with Senator Jay Costa and State Representative Harry Readshaw on August 1, representatives from The Brashear Association received news the South Pittsburgh social service non-profit was...

 

Fresh Fridays on the Hilltop is this Friday at the St. John Vianney site

Fresh Fridays on the Hilltop, the free produce distribution on the Hilltop, continues on Friday, Aug. 9. Eligible households in the 15203, 15210, 15211 and Carrick residents in 15227 zip codes can pic...

 

PED revenue continues to be consistent, plans for Esser Plaza progress

The July 30 meeting of the South Side Planning Forum began with an update on the South Side Parking Enhancement District (PED), or the enforcement of South Side Flats parking meters from 6 p.m. to midnight on Fridays and Saturdays. The revenue from...

 

Mayor says there's no safe place to set off fireworks in the boro

Fireworks, leashed dogs, and killing chickens in the borough were among the topics discussed at the July 15 meeting of Mt. Oliver Borough Council. Council members Barbara Keener and Dave Lowe were absent. The meeting began with the public safety...

 

Zone 3 safety council reviews picnic, looks forward to National Night Out

Celebrating the success of the Picnic with the Police kicked off the July 15 meeting of the Zone 3 Public Safety Council at the Knoxville Library. The family-oriented Picnic with the Police was held on June 29 at the spray park, or “the Fort,...

 

Transit Tunnel work will detour buses and light rail cars

Port Authority of Allegheny County is replacing approximately 480 feet of light rail track and concrete pavement in and around the south entrance of the Mt. Washington Transit Tunnel. Weather...

 

Goat Fest returns to South Side Park with music, food, crafts and... goats

South Side Park is the place to be on Saturday, July 27, from noon – 4 p.m., when Friends of South Side Park (FOSSP) host the Third Annual Goat Fest. Visitors will enjoy four hours of live musical...

 

Ooops, we put the wrong date in

We all make mistakes, unfortunately when we made one (two) this month we didn’t hear from our loyal readers until the second week. In preparing The South Pittsburgh Reporter for publication, we picked up copies of the August template. The template...

 

City implements changes by Police Bureau after 2018 incident at Kopy's

Changes continue to be implemented in the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police’s Narcotics and Vice Division following an October 2018 incident inside Kopy’s bar in the South Side, Mayor William Peduto and Public Safety Director Wendel...

 

Work Hard receives nearly $1 million for workforce development

Work Hard Pittsburgh, in conjunction with New Sun Rising (NSR), will expand its workforce development and regional tech equity initiatives in Pittsburgh’s Hilltop neighborhoods, thanks to $950,000 in total funding commitments over two years from...

 

Carrick learns of summer spike in the crime rate in the neighborhood

Multiple shootings and robberies in Carrick led to a busy month of June for public safety officials, as Zone 3 police said warmer weather typically results in a spike in crime rate across the community. The details surrounding these incidents, and se...

 

Board elections, bylaw changes at the SSCC meeting

Board elections and bylaw changes topped the annual general meeting of the South Side Community Council (SSCC) on June 24 at the Brashear Center. The meeting also included a presentation by Allison...

 

Zone 3 safety council plans for Picnic with the Police and NNO

Two upcoming events – Picnic with the Police and National Night Out (NNO) – were the focus of the June 17 meeting of the Zone 3 Public Safety Council held at the Knoxville Library. The family-orie...

 

Business as usual at May meeting of the Mt. Oliver Borough Council

Upcoming social events were among the topics at the June 17 meeting of Mt. Oliver Council. Council members Aaron Graham and Barbara Keener were absent. The meeting began with the public safety report...

 

UPMC looks to rezone South Side hospital properties

A presentation on a proposed rezoning application for the South Side UPMC hospital property and associated parcels kicked off the June 11 meeting of the South Side Planning Forum. Benjamin Kelley,...

 

City considering a cul-de-sac for Mathews at site of new Division 4

A second community meeting on the Dept. of Public Works' (DPW) 4th Division site redevelopment featured public safety officials addressing concerns about public safety access should a cul-de-sac be...

 

Fresh Fridays on the Hilltop next free produce distribution is June 14

Fresh Fridays on the Hilltop, the free produce distribution on the Hilltop, continues on Friday, June 14. Eligible households in the 15203, 15210, 15211 and Carrick residents in 15227 zip codes can...

 

Combined meeting highlights Carrick council, crime reports

Updates on crime and community development were the main topics at a combined meeting between the Carrick / Overbrook Block Watch and the Carrick Community Council (CCC) on Monday, June 3 at 25 Carrick Avenue. The block watch took the first half as...

 

National Night Out plans in the works for Zone 3 groups

The May 20 meeting of the Zone 3 Public Safety Council held at the Knoxville Library began with discussion of National Night Out (NNO) on Aug. 6. Public Safety Council president Liz Style said the ann...

 

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