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 By Tom Smith    Front Page    July 20, 2021 

Housing Opportunity Fund helping residents stay in their homes

The Hilltop Alliance (HA) is hosting a series of on-line presentations highlighting programs of the city's Housing Opportunity Fund (HOF) in cooperation with the Urban Redevelopment Authority of the...

 

Urban 4-H group is raising chickens at Abiding Missions in Allentown

In Allentown, on Eureka Street, a unique program is taking place for neighborhood children ages 5 to 15. At the end of last winter, Abiding Missions Church planted the seeds of a 4-H group for an...

 

Illegal dumping forces a reduction in recycling hours

The McKinley Park recycling drop-off located on Bausman Street in Beltzhoover is closed on weekends until further notice due to the excessive amount of illegal dumping in and around the recycling...

 

Fresh Fridays on the Hilltop free produce distribution is Friday, July 9

Fresh Fridays on the Hilltop, a free produce distribution through the Hilltop Alliance will continue with a distribution on July 9. The Fresh Fridays on the Hilltop, the Hilltop Alliance's free...

 

Spike in violent crime, homelessness focus at Zone 3

A spike in violent crime in Pittsburgh was a major focus of the June 24 Zoom monthly meeting of the Zone 3 Public Safety Council (Z3PSC). The meeting kicked off with a presentation on homelessness --...

 

Police cracking down on behavior, parking in South Side

As COVID-19 mitigation measures continue to be lifted and businesses are back to full occupancy, large numbers of young people have returned to South Side on weekends and evenings to patronize the...

 
 By Tom Smith    Front Page    June 29, 2021

Parking issues at Mt. Oliver Council discussed in-person

The Mt. Oliver Borough Council returned to in-person meetings in June. Attending the meeting were council members Aaron Graham, David Lowe, Amber McGough, Christina Reft and Francis Heckman, along...

 

City Independence Day celebration returns this year to Point State Park

The City of Pittsburgh's 2021 Independence Day Celebration will place Sunday, July 4, from 6 – 10 p.m. in Point State Park. The July 4 festivities will feature bands, food vendors, the ALCOSAN...

 
 By Tom Smith    Front Page    June 22, 2021

Affordable housing takes many forms in South Pittsburgh

"Long-term affordable housing is the concept of having housing that is affordable for low and moderate income people on an ongoing basis," began Gordon Davidson, executive director of the Mount Washin...

 

City workers will begin to return to Downtown offices this week

City of Pittsburgh employees who have been working remotely will be returning to city offices in phases over the next several weeks, adhering to continued health safety precautions. "We are starting...

 

Carson Street in 'disarray' as patrons, litter return

A third member may be added to the two-person Clean Team for the summer months, reported city Councilman Bruce Kraus at the June 8 Zoom meeting of the South Side Planning Forum. "The street is in...

 
 By Tom Smith    Front Page    June 15, 2021

Designers present plans for building and playground at 24th and E. Carson

Representatives from PW Campbell representing WAG4LP presented plans for two properties at the South Side Community Council's May Development Activities Meeting (DAM) via Zoom. The properties are a bu...

 

McArdle Roadway to close for two weeks

The City of Pittsburgh’s Department of Mobility and Infrastructure (DOMI) will be closing McArdle Roadway in the Mount Washington neighborhood from the Liberty Bridge to Grandview Avenue to perform routine maintenance on the McArdle Roadway...

 
 By Tom Smith    Front Page    June 8, 2021

Oliver Bathhouse to undergo extensive renovations

Plans for the renovation of the Oliver Bath House on South Side were presented at the South Side Community Council's May Development Activities Meeting (DAM) via Zoom. Presenting the proposed plans...

 

City parks the focus of May's meeting of the Zone 3 Public Safety Council

A city parks theme kicked off the May 27 Zoom meeting of the Zone 3 Public Safety Council (Z3PSC).  Park ranger Jonathan Furman said the park rangers' program began six years ago. The rangers were or...

 

City will open one swimming pool in each council district

The City of Pittsburgh is making preparations to open eight of its public pools next month, but is still seeking to find enough lifeguards to staff them. If it can attract more lifeguards, it can work towards opening more pools throughout the summer...

 

East Carson St. work ramping up with extended construction hours

PennDOT is extending work hours on the East Carson Street (Route 837) Safety Improvement project starting Tuesday, June 1. Beginning Tuesday, crews will perform work with longer daylight with the hours of the current restrictions will extended....

 

Second mobility hub will be installed in South Side at SouthSide Works

A mobility hub for e-scooters will soon be installed in the SouthSide Works on S. 27th Street. As an early effort of Move PGH, the pilot project will bring a suite of integrated mobility offerings to...

 
 By Tom Smith    Front Page    May 25, 2021

Changes made in borough public safety departments' personnel

In a short May meeting, the Mt. Oliver Borough Council public meeting included news about personnel changes in the police and fire departments. Missing from the meeting were councilmen Nick Viglione...

 
 By Ed Blank    Front Page    May 25, 2021

Memorial services will be part of pilgrimage in the South Side, Hilltop

After a very disappointing 2020, in which the South Side Hilltop Memorial Day Pilgrimage was canceled because of Covid-19 concerns, the event is on the 2021 docket and will take place Memorial Day...

 
 By Tom Smith    Front Page    May 18, 2021

18th Street signals project will affect six intersections

The South Side Signal Project incorporating upgrades to five signaled intersections and adding another one in the 18th Street/Brownsville Road corridor was presented in a Zoom meeting for public comment last week by officials from the City of...

 

Parking revenue from South Side PED recovering

The May 11 Zoom meeting of the South Side Planning Forum began with news of a 25 percent increase in Parking Enhancement District (PED) revenue in April compared to a month earlier. The PED is the enforcement of South Side Flats parking meters from...

 

Rep. Benham plans to introduce bill to allow local regulation of liquor licenses

Updates were the focus of the May 11 virtual general meeting of the South Side Slopes Neighborhood Association (SSSNA). President Blake McLaren began the meeting detailing the ways to contact the...

 

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