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St. Paul of the Cross Monastery Church reopens after renovations

A little over two years ago, in July 2018, the future of St. Paul of the Cross Monastery and Church was cloudy at best. The Passionist community of about a dozen priests heard a presentation at a...

 

ForgingPGH aims to create a shared vision throughout Pittsburgh

The launch of a citywide comprehensive planning process, and an update on the South Side Parking Enhancement District (PED), were the main focus of the Sept. 8 meeting of the South Side Planning Forum. The meeting was held as a Zoom video...

 

Developer discusses ideas to enclose vacant property on Grandview Ave.

Prospective board member introductions and plans for the vacant property at the corner of Grandview Avenue and Sweetbriar Street were the topics of a short virtual community forum hosted by the Mount Washington Community Development Corporation (MWCD...

 

$100K state grant will help Oliver Bath House

The renovation of the City of Pittsburgh's Oliver Bath House on the South Side has won a $100,000 grant from the Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission.  The funding will go toward the...

 

Fresh Fridays Grab-N-Go distribution will talk place this Friday, Sept. 11

The next Fresh Fridays on the Hilltop, the Hilltop Alliance's free produce distribution, will again pass out pre-boxed food on Friday, Sept. 11 at St. John Vianney Church parking lot in Allentown. Fre...

 

St. George Church is recommended to gain city historic status

The City of Pittsburgh Historic Review Commission (HRC), after a 30-day delay to gain more information, voted to recommend historic status to the former St. John Vianney Church building in Allentown....

 

South Siders learn about plans for Verizon antennas, cinema reuse

The second virtual development activities meeting (DAM) of the South Side Community Council (SSCC) featured presentations on three proposed development projects on the South Side. The three projects are: Verizon Wireless’ proposal to attach...

 

Mayor declares Juneteen an official City of Pittsburgh holiday in 2021

At the Black Voting Rights Forum Saturday at St. Benedict the Moor Church in the Lower Hill District, Mayor William Peduto announced Juneteenth will be an official City of Pittsburgh holiday starting in 2021.  The announcement was made at the...

 

Zone 3 council hears from Black Women, impact of COVID-19

Liz Style, president of the Zone 3 Public Safety Council (Z3PSC), began the Aug. 17 meeting stating this has been a "year of confusion, fear, and uncertainty, and have survived it all. But 2020 is...

 

Mt. Oliver Borough honors police canine Nico with a proclamation

The August meeting of the Mt. Oliver Borough Council began with a short ceremony to present a proclamation to Police Chief Matthew Juzwick honoring police canine Nico for his dedication and service to...

 

South Side development meeting concerning SouthSide Works theater is Thursday

South Side Community Council (SSCC) will hold a Development Activities Meeting (DAM) via Zoom on August 20, under the guidance of Pittsburgh City Planning, to review three development projects in the...

 

Historic status for church could depend on if it's a church

The City of Pittsburgh Historic Review Commission's (HRC) virtual hearing August 5 on whether to recommend the former St. George Church building to City Council for historic status ended with the...

 

Next Fresh Fridays Grab-N-Go will be on August 14

The next Fresh Fridays on the Hilltop, the Hilltop Alliance's free produce distribution, will again pass out pre-boxed food on Friday, August 14 at St. John Vianney Church parking lot in Allentown....

 

UPMC puts plans for S.S. hospital building on hold

Updates on COVID-19's local impact was the focus of the combined July-August meeting of the South Side Planning Forum on July 28. The meeting was held as a Zoom video conference. It began with an...

 

Police community engagement unit focuses on needs in the neighborhood

A presentation on the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police (PBP) Community Outreach Office (COO) highlighted the July 20 virtual meeting of the Zone 3 Public Safety Council (Z3PSC). The group's Zoom video...

 

East Carson Street restrictions this weekend in South Side

Traffic restrictions on East Carson Street will occur Saturday and Sunday, August 1-2 weather permitting. Crews will perform paving operations requiring single-lane alternating traffic on East Carson Street between Arlington Avenue and South Third...

 

Zipline across the Ohio proposed for Mt. Washington site

Concepts for a half-mile zipline ride that would take riders from Mount Washington to the North Shore received mixed reactions during the Mount Washington Community Development Corporation (MWCDC) Development Committee’s virtual meeting last Wednes...

 
 By Tom Smith    Front Page    July 28, 2020

Mt. Oliver approves liquor license transfer for a new restaurant on Brownsville Road

The July public meeting of the Mt. Oliver Borough Council was moved to the Mt. Oliver Fire Hall so social distancing could be observed. To begin the meeting, the council approved a series of motions...

 

County COVID Field Response Team will begin visiting businesses

Allegheny County has created a COVID Field Response Team which will begin its work July 23. Consisting of 10 team members who are contracting with the county, the COVID Field Response Team...

 
 By Tom Smith    Front Page    July 21, 2020

Hilltop Urban Farm is growing food on the Hilltop

Recently, I had the opportunity to tour the Hilltop Urban Farm (HUF) with staff members John Bixler and Ned Brockmeyer along with members of Hilltop community organizations. Mr. Bixler is the...

 

State hazard pay grants available for life-sustaining front-line workers

Governor Tom Wolf has announced the availability of $50 million in grant funding to help employers provide hazard pay to employees in life-sustaining occupations during the COVID-19 pandemic. Hazard pay is intended to keep front-line employees...

 

South Side learns of changes to SouthSide Works Square

The first development activities meeting (DAM) of the South Side Community Council (SSCC) reviewed two proposed development projects on the South Side. The projects are the renovation of the Town...

 

City and county offering assistance to prevent eviction or foreclosure

While Governor Tom Wolf has extended protections for homeowners and renters from foreclosure or eviction through August 31, eligible residents of Allegheny County and the City of Pittsburgh should be aware they can apply for rental assistance if...

 

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