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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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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....

 

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...

 

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)...

 

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...

 

'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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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....

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

Mount residents updated on 311 process, direction

An overview of the new 311 complaint process and a brief update on the executive director plans were topics discussed at the Mount Washington Community Development Corporation (MWCDC) community forum last Thursday at the Mount Washington Senior...

 

Block watch members learn more about starting new group from police, city officials

Pittsburgh’s Department of Public Safety and Zone 3 police officers urged Carrick residents to consider forming more block watch groups and provided instructions on how to do so at the Carrick / Overbrook Crime Watch meeting last Monday. Zone 3...

 

Carrick crime watch updated on events happening in the community

A flurry of minor community updates along with a holiday celebration highlighted this month’s Carrick / Overbrook Crime Watch meeting in the Concord K5 cafeteria. The Carrick / Overbrook block watch hosted a holiday party during this month’s...

 

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