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 By Jennifer Szweda Jordan    Front Page    November 18, 2014

Residents let library officials know what they would like in renovations

A green roof would top the Knoxville library, and more computers and dedicated space for teenagers would fill the space inside if residents get their way. Library users ranging in age from teens to...

 
 By Jennifer Szweda Jordan    Front Page    October 14, 2014

Judge explains why he can't send code violator to jail

The Berg Place apartment building owner charged with dozens of code violations at the now vacant property--including a raw sewage pit outside -- can’t be sent to jail, Magisterial District Judge Richard King says. Mr. King says it’s a...

 
 By Jennifer Szweda Jordan    Front Page    October 14, 2014

Bhutanese seek to let their children, others learn the beauty of their culture

Bhutanese refugees in the U.S. have been committing suicide at a higher rate than any other refugee group. This highlights the difficulty this population faces in acclimating to a new world -- and...

 
 By Jennifer Szweda Jordan    Front Page    September 16, 2014

Block watch hears about Berg Place apts., group of young people involved in muggings

Three Kirk Avenue children set fire to the clothing of homeless people who were squatting in the abandoned 2502 Berg Place apartment building on Aug. 16, police said at the September Carrick-Overbrook Block Watch meeting. The property was in the...

 
 By Jennifer Szweda Jordan    Front Page    August 12, 2014

Police recommend 'virtual' block watch in Carrick

While Block Watch groups have relied on neighbors' eyes and ears to deter crime, Pittsburgh police are now asking Carrick-Overbrook residents to pilot a virtual block watch by mounting home...

 
 By Jennifer Szweda Jordan    News    July 22, 2014

Carrick substitutes for the Bronx in new Gyllenhall movie

Bringing Hollywood magic to the border of Carrick and Brentwood, local artists quickly transformed Brownsville Road at Maytide Street into New York's Bronx last week, setting the stage for the...

 
 By Jennifer Szweda Jordan    Front Page    July 15, 2014

Limited police means prioritizing where officers are sent

If Carrick-Overbrook residents create a list of what they think are the three most crime-ridden addresses, Mayor Bill Peduto said that could help him direct a limited police force to prioritize the...

 
 By Jennifer Szweda Jordan    Front Page    June 10, 2014

Synthetic marijuana bust in Carrick store

A tearful mother said her son’s life was ruined by drugs he bought from a market police say sold synthetic marijuana.  “My son’s demeanor--he was mean, he was nasty,” the woman said at the June Carrick Block Watch meeting. “It affected my...

 
 By Jennifer Szweda Jordan    Front Page    May 13, 2014

City grilled on Carrick landlord

An apartment building with sewage and water problems so severe residents had to be abruptly evacuated by the Allegheny County Health Department was the main topic at Carrick Community Block Watch’s May 5 meeting.  The audience grilled...

 
 By Jennifer Szweda Jordan    Front Page    April 15, 2014

Carrick block watch updated crime trends

After being cancelled due to snowy weather for several months, the Carrick Overbrook Block Watch meeting resumed for the first time this year on April 7. The evening’s guest speaker was Kelly Henretty, an investigator with Pittsburgh’s Office of...

 
 By Jennifer Szweda Jordan    Obituaries    February 5, 2013

Mister Butler, founder of Elder-ado, Knoxville Y director

Arthur M. Butler, Sr., left a legacy of devotion to important community organizations serving both seniors and youth. But those who knew him said that he always put his family first--and advised...

 
 By Jennifer Szweda    Obituaries    January 22, 2013

Margaret Hurney, South Side businesswoman for 44 years

The South Side recently lost a figure who was part grandmother, part unofficial community mayor. Metropolitan Cleaners owner Margaret Hurney was 85 when she died on January 7. She owned and ran the dry cleaner for 44 years. Her family remembers even...