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Allentown to get 31 new affordable homes

Governor Tom Wolf and the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency board announced three City of Pittsburgh affordable housing developments will be receiving tax credits this year, including one de...

 
 By Tom Smith    Front Page    October 12, 2021 

Storm water fee discussed at council bi-annual meeting

The biannual general meeting of the South Side Community Council (SSCC) featured a presentation concerning storm water by Pittsburgh Water & Sewer Authority (PWSA) officials; Public safety...

 

Clean Team honored on E. Carson St.

Members of the South Side Clean Team were recently honored with a City Council Proclamation and the naming of Friday, Oct. 1 as "Mike Walker and Artie Murphy Day" in the City of Pittsburgh. The team...

 

Police to open substation in South Side

The city has started construction and will be opening a Zone 3 Police substation in the former South Side police station on South 18th Street. Instead of having to respond and commute between the Sout...

 

City to install traffic humps on Bausman Street

The City of Pittsburgh's Department of Mobility and Infrastructure (DOMI) is installing traffic calming measures on Bausman Street from Bernd Street to Brownsville Road. According to DOMI, data...

 

South Side Sidewalk Shop & Stroll on Saturday

The South Side Chamber of Commerce and the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh have partnered to present the South Side Sidewalk Shop & Stroll on Saturday, Oct. 9 in Pittsburgh's Historic...

 

South Side street party enjoyed by all

South Side's 13th Street was a festive area on Saturday, Sept. 11th due to the work of many and the support of neighborhood residents and businesses. Nizzar of Nick's Imports and his friend, Hemza,...

 

Fresh Fridays is on Oct. 8

Fresh Fridays on the Hilltop, a free produce distribution through the Hilltop Alliance, will continue with a distribution on October 8. The Fresh Fridays on the Hilltop, the Hilltop Alliance's free...

 

Community Task Force on Policing Recommendations gives six-month update

Zone 3 By Margaret L. Smykla Contributing Writer A six-month update on implementation of the Community Task Force on Policing Recommendations was the focus of the Sept. 23 meeting of the Zone 3 Public Safety Council (Z3PSC). The Zoom meeting also...

 

Boro council hears concerns about scooters, speeders and senior residence

Mt. Oliver Borough Council's September public meeting was in-person with all council members present and along with a number of people in the gallery. Council President Amber McGough turned over the o...

 

Roberta F. Smith, longtime Reporter editor

Roberta A story I frequently tell is when I graduated from journalism school my mother said I could work for her until I found a real job. That was in January of 1979 and my mother, Roberta F. Smith,...

 

PWSA explains rate hike for stormwater efforts

By Margaret L. Smykla Contributing Writer A presentation by the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA) on a proposed stormwater fee, and on stormwater planning efforts, kicked off the Sept. 14 meeting of the South Side Planning Forum. Presenter...

 

East Carson Street will be open to two-way traffic weekend nights

East Carson Street will be open to two-way traffic again beginning this weekend. In the last week of July, Public Safety introduced a traffic pilot project in the busy South Side corridor in an effort to ease vehicle congestion, improve pedestrian...

 

Alliance business support expands into Mt. Oliver

It's not your father's Allentown business district, anymore. Over the past six years the Hilltop Alliance (HA) has succeeded in attracting close to 50 new businesses to the small neighborhood...

 

Community council returning to in-person neighborhood events

Carrick Community Council's (CCC) quarterly membership meeting took place in-person and outdoors to allow for social distancing. Setting up at the Carrick Community Pavilion, the former Dairy...

 

South Side DAM meeting concerns Rite Aids in S.S. Historic District

The August 19 virtual development activities meeting (DAM) of the South Side Community Council (SSCC) featured two presentations regarding Rite Aid: at 1915 E. Carson St. and at 2655 E. Carson St. Both proposals will be presented to the Historic...

 

Boro property owner asks for relief from penalties

The son of a Mt. Oliver property owner came to the Borough Council's August public meeting seeking relief from penalties his father had received on unpaid taxes and fees. Monte Emamzadeh, son of...

 

Carson Street to become one-way on weekend nights again

After a temporary delay due to a partial building collapse in the 1600 block of E. Carson St. on August 12, the Department of Public Safety is reestablishing its modified traffic pilot project on South Side this upcoming weekend, August 27 ...

 

Carson Street reopens after building collapse

Following the partial collapse of a building at 1604 E. Carson Street on August 12, engineers have been working to stabilize two adjacent buildings in order for the demolition of the affected structure to begin. During this week, E. Carson St....

 

UPMC officials quizzed on status of South Side facilities

UPMC officials met last week with members of the South Side Community Council (SSCC) to provide updates on the former hospital building at 20th and Mary streets; a new proposed childcare center on...

 

Building collaspe results in a partial closing of E. Carson St.t in South Side

Due to a partial building collapse in the 1600 block of E. Carson Street, the City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Safety is temporarily halting its traffic calming pilot project. The upper level...

 

Changes coming to the S.S. traffic calming pilot project

The City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Safety is making changes to the recently implemented pilot project in South Side to address mounting concerns regarding overcrowding, increased violence, an...

 

Fresh Fridays free produce distribution is August 13

Fresh Fridays on the Hilltop, a free produce distribution through the Hilltop Alliance, will continue with a distribution on August 13. The Fresh Fridays on the Hilltop, the Hilltop Alliance's free...

 

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