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S.S. Planning Forum history, mission and purpose explained

The history and function of the South Side Planning Forum and the South Side Neighborhood Plan were at the heart of the special annual meeting of the Planning Forum on Sept. 11. There were also brief updates on the South Side Parking Enhancement...

 

Police monitoring groups, gangs for violence in South Pittsburgh

The Pittsburgh Police Department’s ongoing initiative to curb group and gang violence throughout the city was presented to the community at last Monday’s meeting of the Carrick / Overbrook Block Watch in the Birmingham United Church of Christ on...

 

Fallfest features fun for the family, chili cook-off

Mt. Oliver -Knoxville Neighborhood Partnership Fallfest is this Saturday, September 22, from noon to 5 p.m. at Transverse Park. The annual fall festival will feature food and drinks by Rusty Gold Brewery, Leo’s Sunday Sauce and Trinity Lutheran...

 

Parklet is targeted by vandals for three years

Vandalism continues to plague "The Corner," a small parklet at the intersection of Mountain and Fisher in Mt. Oliver City. The latest damaged occurred sometime between Sunday, Sept. 2 after 4 p.m....

 

Walkatop is this weekend on Mt. Wash.

The fourth annual Walkatop urban hiking adventure through Emerald View Park in Mt. Washington will be held on Sunday, Sept., 16. Organizer Tom Brown said this year there will be two hikes guided by...

 

Parking Enhancement District Clean Team will hit the streets in S. Side this week

South Side will have a highly visible result of the neighborhood’s Parking Enhancement District (PED) this week when a new “clean team” takes to the streets. According to Councilman Bruce Kraus, the city has come to an agreement with Block by...

 

VFW Memorial Post 6675 is more than just another bar in South Side

In a Pittsburgh community known for its bars and social clubs, just one stands out as a monument to a local hero. With its patriotic exterior showing a vibrant pattern of stars and stripes behind a...

 

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...

 

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