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Alliance in line to receive Housing Opportunity Funding

The Housing Opportunity Fund (HOF) Advisory Board voted last week to recommend the URA Board of Directors approve a resolution supporting affordable housing units in the Hilltop. The HOF agreement...

 

Block watch members learn techniques for treating life-threatening bleeding

Zone 3 residents received training on the proper way to recognize and treat life-threatening bleeding at last Monday’s meeting of the Carrick / Overbrook Block Watch at 25 Carrick Avenue. The “Stop the Bleed” program is an hour-long session...

 

PA Attorney General files charges against Pgh. water authority

Attorney General Josh Shapiro has filed 161 criminal charges against the Pittsburgh Water & Sewer Authority for failing to notify residents when the agency replaced lead water lines – creating health risks for affected households. The attorney gene...

 

City seeking contractor proposals for the City Cuts Senior Lawn-Cutting Program

The City of Pittsburgh is soliciting bids for the second year of its City Cuts lawn-cutting program, and is holding meetings for interested contractors. Solicitation #19000024 went live on Beacon, the city’s transparent, web-based procurement...

 

Strategy for Carson taking shape with task force formation

South Side stakeholders came together last week to take the next steps to solve problems, real and perceived, associated with the neighborhood’s business district. Josette Fitzgibbons, neighborhood business district manager for the Urban...

 

Boro council reminds residents of bulk storage and dumpster fees, new street opening permits

A proposal to turn the former Mt. Oliver School building into a health and care giving facility operated by the human service agency Auberle will go before the borough Zoning Hearing Board at 7 p.m. on Feb. 12 in the fire hall, 120 Brownsville Rd....

 

Slopes learns of free lead line replacements from PWSA, infrastructure improvements, ShotSpotter effectiveness

City parks listening tour, lead service line replacement, infrastructure project updates, and area crime statistics were among the topics at the January 15 general meeting of the South Side Slopes Neighborhood Association (SSSNA). In a brief...

 

City approves first RCOs, groups get help to apply

The Registered Community Organization (RCO) process is now underway. The Larimer Consensus Group and Oakland Planning and Development Corporation have completed the application process and are now established as RCOs. As RCOs, these organizations...

 

Planning Forum updated on status of outpatient center

Updates on the East Carson St. business district strategy, UPMC Mercy South Side Outpatient Center, and the South Side Parking Enhancement District (PED) were presented at the Jan. 8 meeting of the South Side Planning Forum. On Jan. 24, from 6-8 p.m....

 

Strategy meeting for E. Carson

Everyone is invited to attend two community meetings about the East Carson Street Business District Strategy Study and what comes next. The first meeting will be Thursday, Jan. 24, 6-7:30 p.m., at the...

 

Eight new high end homes are proposed for Grandview Avenue

Preliminary concepts for eight new single-family homes on Grandview Avenue were presented for community feedback at last Thursday’s Mount Washington Community Development Corporation (MWCDC) community forum. The proposed 4,000 square foot luxury...

 

Hilltop Urban Farm launches 2019 pilot Farmer Incubation Program

The 2019 Pilot Farmer Incubation Program (FIP) at Hilltop Urban Farm (HUF), a 23-acre urban farm nonprofit in the City of Pittsburgh, is accepting applications from experienced urban farmers to farm...

 

No print edition for The Reporter on January 2

The South Pittsburgh Reporter Will Not Have A Print Edition On January 2 Look For Updates Online At www.sopghreporter.com...

 

City home ownership program assists record number of low to moderate income families

The Housing Authority City of Pittsburgh’s (HACP) homeownership program helped 21 low-to-moderate income families purchase homes last year, a five-fold increase since the program was relaunched in 2014. All 21 households received closing cost...

 

No tax increase in boro for 2019, trash rate will go up

There will be no tax increase for Mt. Oliver residents in 2019 following unanimous adoption of a $2.3 million budget at the Dec. 17 meeting of Mt. Oliver council. The property tax rate remains unchanged at 13.5 mills. The millage rate has remained...

 

City PLI department launches beta site for online licensing

The City of Pittsburgh Department of Permits, Licenses, and Inspections (PLI) has launched online business licensing, making it easier to open and operate a business in Pittsburgh. This is the first portion of the OneStopPGH project that will bring...

 

City to test ShotSpotter in Beltzhoover

City of Pittsburgh police will conduct a live-fire test of the ShotSpotter gunshot detection service, which was recently expanded to an 18-square mile coverage area, on Dec. 18, at 7:30 p.m. Tests will occur in: Bedford Dwellings, Beltzhoover,...

 

Carson business district studied, now a plan will be formulated

Funding has not yet been sought for an East Carson Street business district plan as a plan has not yet been developed. That was one of many takeaways from the December 11 meeting of the South Side Planning Forum. Josette Fitzgibbons, neighborhood...

 

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