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 By Sarah Beth Martin    Front Page    December 23, 2013

Consumer Health Coalition explains ObamaCare, offers enrollment help

What is ObamaCare? How does it affect those who do not currently have health insurance? And, how does it affect those who do? Is there anyone I can talk to if I have questions about the law, enrolling in services or selecting the health care plan...

 
 By Sarah Beth Martin    News    December 23, 2013

Phillips K-5 students win district-wide energy conservation awards

Pittsburgh Public Schools held its 22nd annual S.E.C.T.E.M. (Student / Employee / Community / Teamed for / Energy / Management) awards ceremony on Thurs., Dec. 19, where Phillips K-5 was recognized...

 
 By Sarah Beth Martin    News    September 24, 2013

Candidates for MWCDC board positions introduced

It was a “Meet the Candidates” night at the Mount Washington Community Development Corporation (MWCDC) forum meeting last week. With annual elections coming up in October, the group introduced the six individuals vying for five open seats on the...

 
 By Sarah Beth Martin    Front Page    September 17, 2013

Developer changes plans for Mount's One Grandview

A special meeting was held last week at the Mt. Washington Senior Center to discuss what’s going on with the iconic One Grandview Avenue land parcel. The land, which has been held by Sycamore Grandview Development for approximately five years, was...

 
 By Sarah Beth Martin    News    September 17, 2013

Block watch celebrates successes, learns details of area assault

As Crime Prevention Officer Christine Luffey distributed copies of the August crime statistics for Carrick at last Monday’s meeting of the Carrick/Overbrook Block Watch, she prepared those in attendance to receive a mixed message. “While I’m...

 
 By Sarah Beth Martin    Front Page    August 6, 2013

MWCDC trys new ways to promote business

Last week, three sleek new signs popped up by storefronts on Shiloh Street in Mount Washington. They were placed there as part of a $25,000 initiative to enhance business traffic and development in...

 
 By Sarah Beth Martin    Front Page    August 6, 2013

Farm Dinner provides support for Grandview Park

Imagine a five-course rustic Italian dinner prepared from fresh, local ingredients by renowned Pittsburgh chefs, served in a captivating outdoor setting where the beauty of nature and breathtaking...

 
 By Sarah Beth Martin    Front Page    July 30, 2013

Warrington Avenue roadwork delayed several weeks

“The end is so close, yet so far way,” said Dennis Doas, owner of Michelle’s Diner, in reference to roadwork on E. Warrington Avenue, the street on which his business rests. The roadwork Mr. Doa...

 
 By Sarah Beth Martin    Front Page    July 16, 2013

Housing strategy could bring change to the Hilltop

It sure was a hot and humid one in Pittsburgh last week. But the sweltering heat didn’t hold concerned citizens back on Thursday night, when more than two dozen people convened at the Warrington...

 
 By Sarah Beth Martin    Front Page    July 2, 2013

Beltzhoover Civic continues work to renovate Venson Park

Calling all Beltzhoover area historians and enthusiasts—your neighborhood needs your help! The Beltzhoover Civic Association (BCA) recently received $16,000 in competitive, reinvestment grants for the professional redesign of Louis A. Venson...

 
 By Sarah Beth Martin    Front Page    June 25, 2013

South Side crowd opposes additional permit parking areas

There nearly weren’t enough chairs to accommodate all the visitors to the Brashear Association last Tuesday night. Approximately 150 South Siders crammed into the meeting hall to hear what...

 
 By Sarah Beth Martin    Front Page    June 25, 2013

Mount Washington - there's an app for that - coming soon

In a brief forum meeting last week, the Mount Washington Community Development Corporation (MWCDC) updated residents on its existing projects and gave a glimpse of great things to come. Sometime over the next several months, tech-savvy individuals...

 
 By Sarah Beth Martin    Front Page    June 18, 2013

South Side mibster brothers head to Wildwood for National Championship

Pittsburgh really is a “City of Champions,” and not just when it comes to pro football and hockey. Since 1922, the area has crushed the competition in another sport, producing more title-winning...

 
 By Sarah Beth Martin    Front Page    June 11, 2013

Police concerned with robberies, dirt bikes and more in Carrick

“Whoever’s driving their dirt bikes over graves in the cemetery, please stop. It’s very disrespectful.” Eight-year-old Katrina Luffey made this common sense appeal at last week’s Carrick/Overbrook Block Watch meeting, where her mother,...

 
 By Sarah Beth Martin    Front Page    May 28, 2013

Warrington work will take in all of Allentown at once

Construction on the west side of East Warrington Avenue is about to come to an end, but don’t say goodbye to the workers and their trucks just yet. The heavy machines, detours, alternate bus routes...

 
 By Sarah Beth Martin    News    May 21, 2013

Carrick block watch gets tips from EMT, updates from police

Familiar faces shared the limelight with fresh faces at the May meeting of the Carrick/Overbrook Block Watch (CBW), where the group hosted presentations by two well-known public servants and welcomed...

 
 By Sarah Beth Martin    Front Page    May 14, 2013

Hilltop Computer Ctr. provides free tech access and gets youth involved

“We’re here. We’re here to stay. And, we’re here to help you.” That’s what Nic Jaramillo had to say about the Hilltop Computer Center (HCC), located at 500 Brownsville Road in Mount...

 
 By Sarah Beth Martin    Front Page    May 7, 2013

PlanPGH progress presented at forum on Mt. Washington

Over the past two weeks, agents from the Department of City Planning and its project partners visited various locations throughout the city to update citizens on its progress with a pair of projects and solicit feedback. The Mount Washington Senior...

 
 By Sarah Beth Martin    Front Page    April 30, 2013

Carnegie asked to scrap new library, keep two branches

Representatives from Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh (CLP) held a community workshop meeting at Temple Baptist Church on Saturday morning, to discuss with area residents progress on its proposed capital campaign project along Brownsville Road. By the...

 
 By Sarah Beth Martin    Front Page    April 23, 2013

Shouting match interupts MWCDC forum on possible charter school

The Mount Washington Community Development Corporation (MWCDC) held its regular monthly forum meeting last Thursday, where the topics of energy efficiency and public education were not the only things raised; several voices were raised, too. A...

 
 By Sarah Beth Martin    Front Page    April 9, 2013

Residents learn first-hand benefits of block watches

“Wise men learn more from fools than fools from the wise.” An ancient Roman statesman, Cato the Elder, wrote these words centuries ago, but the adage still rings true, as evidenced at the April 1 meeting of the Carrick/Overbrook Block Watch....

 
 By Sarah Beth Martin    Front Page    April 2, 2013

OpenSpacePgh will guide South Side's plans for greenways, vacant land

OPENSPACEPGH draft plans for the South Side Slopes and Flats drew about 40 people to the South Side Market House on March 28. “It’s a game plan to help us understand the projects we should be pursuing with city departments and non-profits and...

 
 By Sarah Beth Martin    Front Page    March 26, 2013

Mt. Washington residents concerned over illegal parking on Kambach St.

Proposed signage was the major topic of discussion at Thursday night’s regular monthly meeting of the Mount Washington Community Development Corporation (MWCDC), where neighborhood residents...

 
 By Sarah Beth Martin    News    March 26, 2013

Dairy District development kicks off on Brownsville Road

Located in the heart of commerce on Brownsville Road, Colteryahn Dairy has been serving Pittsburgh for 96 years, providing quality dairy products and employing scores of local residents. Now, it’s...

 
 By Sarah Beth Martin    Front Page    March 19, 2013

AIP students reimagine uses for a former Allentown hardware building

Even though the former Bud’s Hardware on Warrington Avenue has been closed for some time, the building has recently inspired a great deal of creativity—and it’s about to inspire even more. A...

 

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