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It's not 'sour grapes'

In response to the Commentorial in The South Pittsburgh Reporter dated November 26, 2019, it was stated that myself and Mr. Viglione expressed “sour grapes.” The comment I had made was that the Borough of Mt. Oliver receives... — Updated 12/11/2019


Sour grapes is unsightly

At last week's Mt. Oliver Borough Council meeting Councilman Nick Viglione and Mayor Frank Bernardini expressed sour grapes at the success of a neighboring community. In... — Updated 11/28/2019


We condemn the violence

On behalf of the South Pittsburgh Coalition for peace I sadly issue this official statement condemning the brutal murder of one of Pittsburgh’s finest police officers. On July 14, 2019 in the early morning hours, office-duty... — Updated 7/25/2019


Run, Hide, Fight.

I expected Tuesday evening’s audience at the Brashear Center on Sarah Street in the South Side to be much larger; however, those in attendance to hear Duquesne University’s Director of Security Tom Hart discuss how to respond... — Updated 7/8/2019


Kraus for District 3

In the upcoming District 3 City Council election three candidates are vying for the seat: the incumbent Bruce A. Kraus; his former chief of staff, Ken Wolfe; and, Chris Kumanchik. Over the course of the campaign for the District 3... — Updated 5/15/2019


We need a bank

We, the residents of Carrick, would appreciate a small hometown-type bank to take over the abandoned former bank at 1817 Brownsville Road. And to sweeten this proposition, there is at least one upstairs apartment. The building is... — Updated 3/20/2019


City Council bills could make us safer

It is very encouraging that the Pittsburgh City Council is considering bills that could make us safer from violence committed with guns. These bills would ban assault rifles and some types of ammunition in the city and allow the... — Updated 1/2/2019


Support for Auberle

Say a company with a good reputation providing an needed service wanted to open a location in the community. This company was going to take over an underutilized building, renovate it, and bring in or hire locally enough employees... — Updated 12/13/2018


Not in my backyard

In The South Pittsburgh Reporter (Family Healing Center is being proposed for the former Mt. Oliver school building on Hays Avenue, October 23, 2018), CEO of Auberle Family Healing Center John Lydon made a few statements that I... — Updated 11/14/2018


Attend the zoning hearing

As a member of Council, I am encouraging all residents to attend the Zoning hearing, requested by Auberle Family Healing Center. The hearing will be held at the Boro Bldg, 105 Brownsville Rd, on November 20, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. At... — Updated 11/14/2018


Family Healing Center will be good for borough

There are few homes on the Hilltop that haven’t been touched by drugs with a son, daughter, brother, sister, mother, father or friend. Drug addiction can be particularly tough on a family with young children. Auberle is... — Updated 11/12/2018


Hilltop communities battle weather impacts

Most Sunday mornings, members of Allentown Clean and Green can be found picking up trash, caring for young trees, and weeding along main streets in the hilltop. By comparison, however, trash is a minor environmental concern: with... — Updated 11/1/2018


Put it somewhere else

I would like to take this opportunity to inform the residents of the borough of the proposal made at the Sept. 10 Mt. Oliver Council agenda meeting. Action Housing, which promotes affordable housing, works in conjunction with a... — Updated 9/25/2018


Safety measures needed at 18th and Mary

Many of you are already aware of a number of planned safety measures coming to the South Side Flats to calm traffic and improve safety for pedestrians. East Carson Street, in a... — Updated 9/25/2018


Bring back the trolley in Allentown, maybe not

Back when I was a student living in Allentown I took the trolley everyday to Point Park College. Back then we called it a trolley or a streetcar, not a light rail vehicle. A short walk to the corner of Arlington and Warrington... — Updated 8/29/2018


Panhandling on Carson

A Sunday walk on E. Carson St. on a sunny afternoon should be a pleasant experience. However, it is less pleasant when one is being asked for money by panhandlers. The 1700 block to the 1900 block of Carson seems to be a “hot... — Updated 8/20/2018


Still no RPP enforcement!

Five years and still no enforcement! “In addition to enforcing all RPP (Residential Permit Parking) and visitor’s pass violations the parking authority will also be enforcing all parking violations at the same time, which is st... — Updated 7/18/2018


Clean air for our children

With the end of the school year quickly approaching, it is time we turn our attention to the safety of our children and the air they are breathing. Currently, Allegheny County is tied at eighth in the country for worst metro air... — Updated 6/15/2018


Kudos to Mt. Oliver

This letter is to acknowledge those in Mt. Oliver from the mayor all the way down the line to all the first responders. All too often Mt. Oliver gets attention for all the wrong reasons. But I can tell you from experience when a... — Updated 5/16/2018


Drinking water support

The tragedy of Flint, Michigan’s drinking water fiasco is a stark reminder of the threat that lead in drinking water continues to pose today. To make matters worse, there’s growing data showing elevated levels of lead at the... — Updated 3/28/2018


St. Patrick's Day was safer with city preparation

Here in the City of Pittsburgh mid-March marks the conclusion of the cold winter months and the welcome beginning of the spring season— for many it also means the celebration of St. Patrick’s Day and the nationally famous... — Updated 3/28/2018


Visitor change unwelcome

I read The Reporter regularly and did not see any coverage of the changes to an electronic system by the City of Pittsburgh Residential Permit Parking Program. I liked the program as it was. I do not object to the new change, of no... — Updated 3/21/2018


Tribute to a friend

On January 24, 2018, a true and trusted friend of mine passed away. William Roeschenthaler was the proprietor of the Mt. Oliver Hofbrau. Between him and his father before him, the Hofbrau has been in existence for almost 100 years... — Updated 3/8/2018


Common sense legislation

As we continue to mourn the senseless murder of 14 children and three teachers at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida, it is voices and solutions like those of our esteemed state Senator Wayne Fontana that offer a... — Updated 3/8/2018


Inaction is not an option

Op-Ed Column By State Senator Wayne Fontana Americans are fed up with this nation's gun violence epidemic. It is intolerable. Horrific accounts of deranged mass murderers using... — Updated 2/28/2018


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