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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 to an active...

 

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 seat several South...

 

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 up for sale or...

 

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 courts to take guns...

 

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 to make it the bigg...

 

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 proposing a...

 

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 would like to respond...

 

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 this time residents...

 

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 this spring and...

 

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 combined effort...

 

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 few agencies in the...

 

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 avenues and I could be...

 

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 zone” for...

 

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 standard practice inc...

 

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 quality year-round,...

 

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 disaster strikes...

 

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 Pittsburgh St....

 

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 place where some of...

 

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 not getting a sticker...

 

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 or more. I knew...

 

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 light and a way...

 

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 military-grade assault...

 

Save Oliver Bath House

I am strongly opposed to any sale of the Oliver Pool and Bath House to private interests. This heavily used facility is one of the unique features of Pittsburgh. Along with many who use the pool on a regular basis, I contest the assertion by a...

 

Plan eliminates parking

My husband and I attended the meeting on September 19 for the update of the 21st Street water conservation project, which will directly affect us. We did attend the first meeting that offered the choice of four models. After leaving this meeting, all...

 

Remember before voting

With the election just around the corner, ask yourself what have they done for us lately. Still no real residential permit parking enforcement. Just now went visual (LPR) License Plate Recognition Technology. How can a vehicle park in a permit...

 

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