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Developer discusses ideas to enclose vacant property on Grandview Ave.

Prospective board member introductions and plans for the vacant property at the corner of Grandview Avenue and Sweetbriar Street were the topics of a short virtual community forum hosted by the Mount Washington Community Developmen... — Updated 9/24/2020


Zipline across the Ohio proposed for Mt. Washington site

Concepts for a half-mile zipline ride that would take riders from Mount Washington to the North Shore received mixed reactions during the Mount Washington Community Development Corporation (MWCDC) Development Committee’s virtual... — Updated 7/29/2020


Proposed Grandview development shared through online meeting

A new proposed development plan for the St. Mary of the Mount Academy was shared with community members over video conference last Wednesday as the Mount Washington Community... — Updated 5/10/2020


Carrick council to use $100K grant for sound technology education program

The Carrick Community Council (CCC) opened their member meeting of 2020 with an announcement of a $100,000 grant from the Forbes Fund that will be used to establish a sound... — Updated 3/4/2020


Property Reserve details discussed on Mt. Wash.

Representatives from various community organizations educated Mt. Washington residents about the City of Pittsburgh Property Reserve and the importance of property recycling at... — Updated 1/22/2020


Block watch questions if police reports are always being filed

The Carrick and Overbrook communities continue to see lower crime rates in recent months, but not all block watch members are convinced victims are reporting crimes or that officers are consistently filing reports. At last... — Updated 1/15/2020


Carrick council elects board, asks for neighborhood feedback

The Carrick Community Council Board of Directors welcomed five new members following last Monday’s annual election at 25 Carrick Avenue. Tia Baker, David George Connelly, Lisa Gonzales, Julie Kuchta, and Tara Milkovich-Salazar we... — Updated 12/5/2019


Things were quieter in Carrick during October for police calls

Last Monday’s meeting of the Carrick / Overbrook Block Watch began with a shorter than usual crime report as police said October was relatively quiet compared to the summer months. Zone 3 officer Christine Luffey distributed the... — Updated 11/13/2019


Residents question ballot referendum for tax increase to support city parks

Last week’s Carrick Community Council (CCC) quarterly membership meeting started with a debate about an upcoming ballot referendum that could lead to a significant funding increase for city parks at the cost of higher property ta... — Updated 10/2/2019


Office of Municipal Investigations explains process the complaint process

Carrick residents learned the process for submitting formal complaints about police officers and other city employees during a presentation from the City of Pittsburgh’s Office of Municipal Investigations (OMI) at last... — Updated 9/18/2019


PWSA prepares to replace lines in 600 more homes

Updates from city park rangers, PWSA, and the Zone 3 Public Safety Council were on the agenda for a “local services” themed August community forum hosted by the Mount Washington Community Development Corporation (MWCDC) last... — Updated 8/21/2019


Residents cautioned to lock cars, homes after thefts increase

Carrick residents were advised to lock their homes and cars after police said thefts have increased significantly in the community over the last 30 days. Of the 47 thefts reported to police between July 1 and August 5, 24 were... — Updated 8/16/2019


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 thes... — Updated 7/10/2019


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... — Updated 6/13/2019


'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... — Updated 5/22/2019


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... — Updated 4/24/2019


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... — Updated 4/11/2019


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.... — Updated 3/30/2019


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... — Updated 3/12/2019


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... — Updated 3/7/2019


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... — Updated 2/27/2019


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... — Updated 2/14/2019


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... — Updated 1/17/2019


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 /... — Updated 12/13/2018


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... — Updated 11/23/2018


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