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Carrick learns of summer spike in the crime rate in the neighborhood

Multiple shootings and robberies in Carrick led to a busy month of June for public safety officials, as Zone 3 police said warmer weather typically results in a spike in crime rate across the community. The details surrounding these incidents, and se...

 

Combined meeting highlights Carrick council, crime reports

Updates on crime and community development were the main topics at a combined meeting between the Carrick / Overbrook Block Watch and the Carrick Community Council (CCC) on Monday, June 3 at 25 Carrick Avenue. The block watch took the first half as...

 

'Community Connections' theme for Mt. Washington forum

Updates from local businesses, city officials, public safety groups, and politicians made for a full agenda at last Thursday's "Community Connections" themed Mount Washington Community Development...

 

Home ownership promoted at Mt. Washington CDC April forum

A housing-themed community forum hosted by the Mount Washington Community Development Corporation (MWCDC) last Thursday provided residents with information about the availability of homeowner...

 

Surveillance cameras are now watching Brownsville Road

Four new license plate cameras at two high-traffic Carrick intersections were announced by local government officials at last Monday’s meeting of the Carrick / Overbrook Block Watch at 25 Carrick Avenue. The cameras, which were installed at the...

 

Mount residents hear from PPC, PWSA on lead line replacement

Discussions about park improvements, community business development, lead line replacements, and local forestry packed a full agenda at last Thursday’s Mount Washington Community Development Corporation (MWCDC) community forum. The Pittsburgh...

 

Greater cooperation, participation of block watches a goal of Zone 3 council

Members of the Zone 3 Public Safety Council attended this month’s meeting of the Carrick / Overbrook Block Watch last Monday to discuss block watch development strategies and 2019 plans. Liz Style, newly elected board president of the Zone 3...

 

Carrick Council introduces new Board, future plans

Committee reports from the newly formed Carrick Community Council (CCC) Board highlighted the 2019 strategies that will support the organization’s new strategic plan at the first membership meeting of the year which took place last Thursday. Board...

 

MWCDC accomplishments and planning highlighted

Last year’s highlights and upcoming plans for 2019 were presented as part of the second annual Mount Washington Community Development Corporation’s (MWCDC) “Year in Review” meeting at last week’s community forum. Board president Alaina...

 

Block watch members learn techniques for treating life-threatening bleeding

Zone 3 residents received training on the proper way to recognize and treat life-threatening bleeding at last Monday’s meeting of the Carrick / Overbrook Block Watch at 25 Carrick Avenue. The “Stop the Bleed” program is an hour-long session...

 

Eight new high end homes are proposed for Grandview Avenue

Preliminary concepts for eight new single-family homes on Grandview Avenue were presented for community feedback at last Thursday’s Mount Washington Community Development Corporation (MWCDC) community forum. The proposed 4,000 square foot luxury...

 

Crime stats are down for the last month in Carrick and Overbrook

The Carrick and Overbrook communities are enjoying a quiet start to the holiday season as police have observed lower crime rates dating back to October. The drop in crime was announced at last week’s meeting of the Carrick / Overbrook Block Watch...

 

Carrick council holds election, results will be announced later

Eleven nominees hoping to join the Carrick Community Council (CCC) board of directors introduced themselves to members prior to the official election at last Wednesday’s meeting in the Concord K5 auditorium. Interim board president Sherry Brown...

 

Economic development, board members top wish list for reformed Carrick council

Both economic development and the demolition of the former St. Basil School top the “wish list” for Carrick residents, and the Carrick Community Council (CCC) is looking for new board members to help the organization achieve those goals. Interim...

 

Residents concerned about proposed needle exchange program

A possible needle exchange program in Carrick continues to draw support from many residents, but others are not convinced and remain concerned about the impact it will have on the community. Discussions around Prevention Point’s proposed mobile...

 

Six candidates seek five board seats on the Mount Washington CDC

Six nominees campaigning for five open board seats introduced themselves to Mount Washington Community Development (MWCDC) members at the organization’s annual “Meet the Candidates” night last Thursday. Board nominees Corey Diethorn, Perry...

 

Police monitoring groups, gangs for violence in South Pittsburgh

The Pittsburgh Police Department’s ongoing initiative to curb group and gang violence throughout the city was presented to the community at last Monday’s meeting of the Carrick / Overbrook Block Watch in the Birmingham United Church of Christ on...

 

Speed humps may be used to calm Grandview traffic

Planning is underway for new speed humps and other traffic calming devices for Grandview Avenue following ongoing residential complaints about speeding motorcycles and traffic congestion throughout...

 

Needle exchange program draws questions, little opposition from Carrick residents

A new proposal for a needle exchange service in Carrick was met with questions but no contention from residents at last Monday’s meeting of the Carrick/Overbrook Block Watch in the former Birmingham United Church of Christ on Carrick Avenue. Preven...

 

MWCDC clarifies forum rules, gets input for possible bylaw changes

A short presentation and community discussion about several proposed Mount Washington Community Development Corporation (MWCDC) bylaw revisions took place at last week’s community forum. Before reading the proposed bylaw revisions, new MWCDC...

 

Police give details of significant crimes in Carrick/Overbrook

Carrick residents heard an update on summer crime as Zone 3 officer Christine Luffey was the primary speaker at last Monday’s meeting of the Carrick / Overbrook Block Watch at its temporary location in former Birmingham United Church of Christ on...

 
 By Austin Vaught    News    June 12, 2018

Recovery homes to display inspection certificates

Addiction recovery homes in Carrick and across the region will begin to voluntarily display certificates indicating they’ve received inspection and the proper operating procedures are in place. While mandatory inspections for recovery homes in Penn...

 

City police increase their crackdown on narcotics in Carrick

More than 12 drug arrests were made in Carrick and Overbrook last month as city police and narcotics detectives continue to increase their presence and crackdown on narcotics throughout Zone 3 neighborhoods. Several of those arrests were described...

 

Answers sought about new addiction facility on Brownsville Road

Carrick residents are demanding more communication and community investment from the addiction facility Accessible Recovery Services (ARS) after it opened a new location on the corner of Brownsville Road and Nobles Lane. The facility’s procedures...

 

Updated signage coming soon in all Emerald View subparks

Updates on future Emerald View Park projects and a proposed residential development plan on Southern Avenue were among the topics presented at last Thursday’s Mount Washington Community Development Corporation (MWCDC) community forum. Emerald View...

 

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