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Public Safety officials questioned about progress in South Side

The ongoing concerns about public safety on East Carson St., such as violence, disruptive behavior, criminal activity, and more, and its overflow into the residential neighborhood, was the main topic of the July 12 meeting of the... — Updated 7/21/2022


Rep. Benham gets answers about State Police on E. Carson Street

In response to a question from a South Side resident at the July South Side Planning Forum meeting concerning E. Carson Street safety, State Representative Jessica Benham stated in... — Updated 7/21/2022


Flagpole up and lighted, but sign is still lacking

Once again, the American flag with proper lighting is flying at Mountain and Wagner. The Welcome Sign, including the flag pole and attending lighting, were completely destroyed in... — Updated 7/21/2022


Carson St. Safety Plan details, results to be discussed

The Mayor’s Safety Plan for East Carson Street will be discussed at the July 12 Zoom meeting of the South Side Planning Forum. Speakers from the Public Safety Department including Public Safety Director Lee Director Schmidt.... — Updated 7/9/2022


Mt. Oliver Cuts is offering grass cutting for boro seniors

Mt. Oliver Cuts, a pilot program for senior citizens, disabled and veterans to help with keeping the grass cut on their property is now underway. The program can take up to 20... — Updated 7/8/2022


Zone 3 Council turns focus on to area neighborhoods

"Us – the Zone 3 Neighborhoods!" was the focus of the June 23 Zoom meeting of the Zone 3 Public Safety Council (Z3PSC). Residents of neighborhoods who were in attendance were... — Updated 7/8/2022


Fresh Fridays returns to 'shopper" style free produce distribution Friday, July 8

Fresh Fridays on the Hilltop, the free monthly produce distribution of the Hilltop Alliance, will resume an in-person "shopper" style on July 8 at the St. John Vianney Church parkin... — Updated 7/5/2022


Figlar named new Birmingham Foundation executive director

The Birmingham Foundation's Board of Directors has announced Michelle Figlar, an accomplished champion for early childhood learning in Pennsylvania with deep personal and... — Updated 7/5/2022


South Side Signals Project on 18th Street begins

The Department of Mobility and Infrastructure (DOMI) has begun work on the South Side Signals Project to improve the safety of pedestrians and vehicles at six intersections in the South Sides Flats, Slopes, and Mount Oliver.... — Updated 6/27/2022


Residents pack Market House over Carson St. safety

Additional police officers, and city tools like occupancy checks and building code enforcement and the disruptive properties program, will be utilized to combat violence on weekends... — Updated 6/27/2022


June Mt. Oliver Council meeting canceled

The public meeting on June 20 of the Mt. Oliver Borough Council has been canceled. The cancelation is due to an inability to have a physical quorum at the meeting. The next... — Updated 6/19/2022


CitiParks to open four cooling centers to help with high temp days

CitiParks will activate 4 Healthy Active Living Centers as Cooling Centers, staying open until 7 p.m. on Wednesday, June 15 and Thursday, June 16, 2022. Greenfield Healthy Active Li... — Updated 6/14/2022


Mayor to release safety plan for E. Carson at in-person meeting

Mayor Ed Gainey and public safety officials will be the featured speakers at the South Side Planning Forum's June 14 meeting. At the mayor's request, the Planning Forum will move... — Updated 6/9/2022

 By Tom Smith    Front Page

Pittsburgh Mayor Gainey outlines his Plan for Peace

City of Pittsburgh Mayor Ed Gainey recently came to Beltzhoover to outline his Plan for Peace to reduce violence in the city. Noting the increase in violent crime in the... — Updated 6/8/2022


CeaseFirePA discusses statewide multi-faceted issue of gun violence

“The Multi-Faceted Issue of Gun Violence” on a statewide level, as well as locally, was the focus of the May 26 Zoom meeting of the Zone 3 Public Safety Council (Z3PSC). The presentation by CeaseFirePA Western Pennsylvania... — Updated 6/8/2022

 By Tom Smith    Front Page

MO Council considers new meeting guidelines

A request to eliminate parking from both sides of the 100 block of Holzer Street in Mt. Oliver opened the May public meeting of the Mt. Oliver Borough Council. Attending were... — Updated 5/25/2022

 By Tom Smith    Front Page

Boro to start program to cut grass for seniors

Mt. Oliver Borough will begin a pilot program for senior citizens, disabled and veterans to help with keeping the grass cut on their property. The program, as discussed at the May p... — Updated 5/25/2022


Feed the meters in South Side on Sundays now

Sundays are now part of the Parking Enhancement District (PED), or the enforcement of South Side Flats parking meters from 6 p.m. to midnight.   The addition of Sundays to already-existing Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays for PE... — Updated 5/25/2022


Memorial Day services in South Side/Hilltop

This year, the South Side Hilltop Memorial Day Pilgrimage is once again being conducted on Monday, May 30. This long-standing community tradition begins at 8:00 a.m. at the boat... — Updated 5/24/2022


Stop the Violence rally at Brashear CARES Center

A Stop the Violence Call to Action Rally will be held at the Brashear CARES Center, 320 Brownsville Road, on Wednesday, May 25 at 6:30 p.m. The South Pittsburgh Coalition for Peace... — Updated 5/24/2022

 By Tom Smith    Front Page

Mt. Oliver program to honor veterans moves forward with new guidelines

After a series of fits and starts, the Mt. Oliver Borough Military Banner Program is poised to display photographs on banners on light poles in the business district. Prior to... — Updated 5/12/2022


Zone 3 council discusses gun violence prevention

The April 28 monthly meeting of the Zone 3 Public Safety Council (Z3PSC) began with the report of Ian Reynolds of the city's Safer Together. He said leaving guns unattended in cars... — Updated 5/12/2022


Fresh Fridays is Friday the 13th

Fresh Fridays on the Hilltop, a free produce distribution through the Hilltop Alliance, will continue with a distribution on May 13. The Fresh Fridays on the Hilltop, the Hilltop Al... — Updated 5/12/2022


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