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 By Austin Vaught    Front Page    March 21, 2017

Historic districts in Carrick identified

March’s Carrick Community Council (CCC) meeting covered several topics including a historic survey of Carrick, Section 8 public housing, a new construction project in the Verizon building on Brownsville Road, and a pop-up art installation...

 
 By Austin Vaught    Front Page    March 14, 2017

Police ask for volunteers for program in Carrick

Zone 3 police are seeking community volunteers for a new pilot program that will help document and map the locations of all surveillance cameras within the South Pittsburgh neighborhoods. The concept was presented to the Carrick community by Zone 3...

 
 By Austin Vaught    Front Page    February 14, 2017

Burgh's Eye View shows city data streams on web map

Carrick residents can learn about criminal incidents, check on the status of 311 reports, and even rent city facilities thanks to Burgh's Eye View, a city website that presents multiple city data...

 
 By Austin Vaught    Front Page    January 31, 2017

McKinley Park concepts and timeline outlined to community for feedback

Initial concepts and a timeline for the redesign of McKinley Park were presented at the first in a series of community feedback meetings last Wednesday at the McKinley Park shelter on Delmont Avenue...

 
 By Austin Vaught    Front Page    January 24, 2017

Project Lifesaver could help responders locate missing people

A new program to help emergency responders quickly locate missing people suffering from Alzheimer’s, dementia, autism, or brain injuries was presented at January’s Carrick / Overbrook Block Watch meeting in the Concord K5 auditorium. Project...

 
 By Austin Vaught    Front Page    December 13, 2016

Carrick/Overbrook hears recap of safety issues, Big Brothers, Sisters

Food and gifts donated from more than 40 local businesses accompanied this month’s crime update as the Carrick/Overbrook Block Watch celebrated its annual holiday party last Monday in the Concord K5 cafeteria on Brownsville Road. Prior to the...

 
 By Austin Vaught    Front Page    November 22, 2016

CCC elects board members, hears of new transit changes

Three board nominees were elected prior to a presentation on Port Authority’s changes for 2017 at last Monday’s Carrick Community Council (CCC) meeting in the Concord K5 auditorium. Board nominees Rich Dervin, Linda Donahue, and Sherry Loy...

 
 By Austin Vaught    Front Page    November 22, 2016

Infrastructure repairs continuing on Mount

Infrastructure repairs along Grandview Avenue and other development projects were discussed by representatives from the Mayor’s Office at the Mount Washington Community Development Corporation (MWCDC) last Thursday. Grant Gittlen, community and...

 
 By Austin Vaught    Front Page    November 15, 2016

Director Hissrich addresses block watch on public safety issues

This year’s public safety achievements and the importance of block watch groups were topics on Pittsburgh Public Safety Director Wendell Hissrich’s agenda when he visited the Carrick Block Watch meeting last Monday. Mr. Hissrich opened the...

 
 By Austin Vaught    Front Page    October 18, 2016

Crime updates, news of new safety position outlined in Carrick

A monthly crime report, a Big Brothers Big Sisters program overview, and the announcement of a new Zone 3 Public Safety official were all part of this month’s Carrick/Overbrook Crime Watch meeting. Zone 3 officer Christine Luffey opened the...

 
 By Austin Vaught    Front Page    September 20, 2016

CPR and Narcan training for area police

Overdoses and drug-arrests were once again the primary topic of conversation last Monday at the monthly Carrick / Overbrook Block Watch meeting in the Concord K5 auditorium on Brownsville Road. As a result of the perpetual heroin issues in Carrick...

 
 By Austin Vaught    Front Page    September 20, 2016

MWCDC members get to hear from candidates seeking board positions

The Mount Washington Community Development Corporation’s (MWCDC) annual board candidates’ forum was last Thursday at the Mount Washington Senior Center and residents heard from eight of the candidates hoping to fill six board seats this October....

 
 By Austin Vaught    Front Page    August 9, 2016

Resident calls help to put drug dealers behind bars in area

As drug issues continue to plague many South Pittsburgh neighborhoods, Carrick/Overbrook Block Watch members are fighting back. Since July 11, several drug arrests were made as a result of information and complaints given by Carrick residents. At...

 
 By Austin Vaught    Front Page    July 26, 2016

MWCDC monthly forum provides public safety update of the Mount

A neighborhood crime update, an innovative solution to the city’s vacant lots, and an overview of the area’s Big Brothers Big Sisters program were the highlights of this month’s Mount Washington Community Development Corporation (MWCDC)...

 
 By Austin Vaught    Front Page    July 19, 2016

Personnel changes at Zone 3 highlighted in block watch meeting

Carrick / Overbrook Block Watch members were informed of several personnel changes within the Zone 3 police that occurred this month. Zone 3 Police Commander Karen Dixon opened the July block watch meeting with an overview of the current state of Zon...

 
 By Austin Vaught    Front Page    July 12, 2016

'Ambassadors' reclaiming vacant property in the Hilltop

Transforming residents into leaders and vacant lots into green space is the focal point of a local nonprofit that is looking to "reclaim" vacant property through the renewal of a successful community...

 
 By Austin Vaught    Front Page    June 14, 2016

CPR course, crime updates highlight the Carrick / Overbrook Block Watch

Several Carrick residents participated in a free CPR training course conducted by City of Pittsburgh EMS and UPMC at this month’s Carrick / Overbrook block watch meeting in the Concord K5 gymnasium. The new public health initiative aims to provide...

 
 By Austin Vaught    Front Page    May 17, 2016

Carrick updated on library options, opening of Dairy District market

Last Monday’s Carrick Community Council (CCC) meeting provided several updates on local developments including plans for the Carrick Library, the opening of the Dairy District Open Market, and efforts to improve the Carrick business district. The...

 
 By Austin Vaught    Front Page    May 10, 2016

Blockwatch learns process for reporting child abuse, neglect

A presentation from Allegheny County Children, Youth and Families (CYF) in conjunction with a monthly crime report was the focus of this month’s Carrick / Overbrook Crime watch meeting in the Concord K5 auditorium. Following several reports of...

 
 By Austin Vaught    Front Page    May 10, 2016

New school teaches coding skills and more to students in Allentown

Pittsburgh will begin to see an influx of new web developers following the recent opening of Allentown's Academy Pittsburgh, a free coding school promoting a curriculum centered around the...

 
 By Austin Vaught    Front Page    April 12, 2016

Drug-related issues discussed at Carrick/Overbrook Crime Watch

Carrick residents, Zone 3 police officer Christine Luffey, and representatives from Mercy Behavioral Health discussed drug-related issues plaguing the community at the Carrick/Overbrook Crime Watch meeting last Monday in the Concord K5 auditorium....

 
 By Austin Vaught    Front Page    March 22, 2016

Mount residents updated on status of welcome signs for District 2

Plans to place new welcome signs at the entrances of City Council District 2 neighborhoods as well as updates on the Olympia Park building restoration were the focus of last Thursday’s MWCDC Community Forum. Cultural District 2, a new community...

 
 By Austin Vaught    Front Page    March 8, 2016

Construction on new Hillcrest Highrise expected this spring

Plans for the Wendel Inn, the Hillcrest Highrise, and the Dairy District Open Market were among several development projects discussed at the Carrick Community Council meeting in the Concord K5 auditorium last Monday. Sean Casey, president of Church...

 
 By Austin Vaught    Front Page    February 16, 2016

With Carrick Toastmasters, practice makes perfect

Wedding toasts, eulogies, and office meetings are relatively common activities, but for many people, public speaking can inspire more fear than unemployment, flying, or even death. For the 20 members of Carrick Toastmasters, practice is the key to...

 
 By Austin Vaught    Front Page    February 9, 2016

Business robberies dominate discussion at Carrick block watch

A recent string of robberies impacting four Carrick businesses on Brownsville Road was addressed by Pittsburgh Police at the Carrick / Overbrook crime watch meeting at the Concord K5 Gymnasium. CoGo’s, Pizza Hut, Rite Aid, and Carrick Hardware...

 

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