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Councilman resigns, nuisance property considered in boro

The August 20 meeting of Mt. Oliver council began with announcement of the resignation of Councilman David Beltz, whose letter cited work and family demands. Council accepted his resignation by a 4-0 vote. In addition to Mr. Beltz, council members...

 

Zone 3 council getting organized, starting to plan for future events

The Aug. 20 meeting of the Zone 3 Public Safety Council was the first group meeting presided over by Interim President Liz Style. She assumed the role last month following the resignation of Ken Wolfe...

 

Speed humps may be used to calm Grandview traffic

Planning is underway for new speed humps and other traffic calming devices for Grandview Avenue following ongoing residential complaints about speeding motorcycles and traffic congestion throughout...

 

The Reporter celebrates the beginning of its 79th year

Unlike people who celebrate birthdays and anniversaries after the completion of a year, newspapers mark their time at the beginning of the year. With this edition, August 20, 2018, The South...

 

Judge gives one last chance to those with outstanding warrants

District Judge Richard King is providing an opportunity for people with outstanding fines and costs from his office the chance to pay, prior to issuing new warrants. According to Judge King, once he...

 

Needle exchange program draws questions, little opposition from Carrick residents

A new proposal for a needle exchange service in Carrick was met with questions but no contention from residents at last Monday’s meeting of the Carrick/Overbrook Block Watch in the former Birmingham United Church of Christ on Carrick Avenue. Preven...

 

Carrick council reveals framework for new community Strategic Plan

The newly reorganized Carrick Community Council (CCC) presented an overview of its new Strategic Plan to a full house at the YWAM building on Brownsville Road. Moderator Sherry Brown explained that members of the reorganized Board of Directors...

 

South Pittsburgh celebrates annual National Night Out with festivities

National Night Out (NNO), the summer-time, community-building, public safety celebration is held annually on the first Tuesday in August throughout the country and in South Pittsburgh. Neighborhoods...

 

Free produce distribution this week at August's Fresh Fridays on the Hilltop

Fresh Fridays, the free produce distribution on the Hilltop, will take place on Friday, Aug. 10. Eligible households in the 15203, 15210, 15211 and Carrick residents in 15227 zip codes can pick up...

 

UPMC Mercy, PED spending disscussed at Planning Forum

Updates on the UPMC Mercy South Side Outpatient Center, East Carson St. business district strategy, and the South Side Parking Enhancement District (PED) were presented at the July 31 meeting of the South Side Planning Forum. The first presentation...

 

Celebrate National Night Out throughout South Pittsburgh

National Night Out (NNO), the summer-time, community-building, public safety celebration is held annually on the first Tuesday in August throughout the country and in South Pittsburgh. Neighborhoods...

 

Boro to get tough with those who are delinquent on sewage

A change in how delinquent sewage bills will be handled kicked off the July 16 meeting of Mt. Oliver Borough Council. Mayor Frank Bernardini said he and other borough officials met with Jordan Tax Service a few weeks ago. Going forward, residents...

 

MWCDC clarifies forum rules, gets input for possible bylaw changes

A short presentation and community discussion about several proposed Mount Washington Community Development Corporation (MWCDC) bylaw revisions took place at last week’s community forum. Before reading the proposed bylaw revisions, new MWCDC...

 

Wolfe resigns from Zone 3 council, Liz Style will now lead safety group

Zone 3 Public Safety Council vice-president Liz Style is the group’s new president following the resignation of Ken Wolfe. “It has been my pleasure to serve you,” he said at the July 16 meeting. After 14 years he stepped down as president to...

 

Consultants ask for input on future of South Side business

A community meeting to help develop priority actions strengthening the East Carson Street business district drew about 65 attendees to the South Side Market House on July 12. “We’re in this journey in which you are the most valuable component...

 
 By Tom Smith    Front Page    July 17, 2018

Disruptive property law discussed by city officials at ACC meeting

Concerned with disruptive properties in the neighborhood, the Arlington Civic Council welcomed Barbara Morello, a supervisor in the Department of Public Safety for the City of Pittsburgh, to address...

 

Free produce distribution this week at July's Fresh Fridays on the Hilltop

Fresh Fridays, the free produce distribution on the Hilltop, will take place on Friday, July 13. Eligible households in the 15203, 15210, 15211 and Carrick residents in 15227 zip codes can pick up...

 

Police give details of significant crimes in Carrick/Overbrook

Carrick residents heard an update on summer crime as Zone 3 officer Christine Luffey was the primary speaker at last Monday’s meeting of the Carrick / Overbrook Block Watch at its temporary location in former Birmingham United Church of Christ on...

 

SSCC elects board, hears about lead and Carson construction

The June 25 general meeting of the South Side Community Council featured board re-elections, and presentations on lead service line replacement and the Carson St. infrastructure project. Board President Barbara Rudiak said the by-laws call for 15 boa...

 
 By Tom Smith    Front Page    July 3, 2018

City officials check out a Madvac to vacuum up litter in South Side

Looking like a cross between small versions of a Vacall and a Zamboni, Jim Ahlborn, territory manager for A&H Equipment in Bridgeville, demonstrated a Madvac outdoor litter vacuum for city officials...

 

Boro resident asks council to consider paid firefighters

An impassioned plea by a resident for a full-time, paid borough fire department was at the heart of the June 18 meeting of Mt. Oliver council. It was in response to a child dying in a three-alarm...

 

Zone 3 council learns more about dealing with disruptive properties

Pittsburgh Assistant Public Safety Director Shatara Murphy spoke on "Disruptive Properties: How to Identify and What to Do About Them," at the June 18 meeting of the Zone 3 Public Safety Council....

 

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