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Mt. Washington CDC names Manspeizer director

Sometimes, after you search everywhere, you discover what you've been looking for has been right in front of you the whole time... This was the sentiment felt round the Mt.... — Updated 5/20/2014


MWCDC reveals renovated house, addresses area car break-in concerns

"We can't help you unless we know you need help," Officer Christine Luffey told Mt. Washington residents last Thursday evening. "If you or someone you know has been the victim of a... — Updated 5/20/2014


Neighborhood Plan completed for the Allentown community

The people have spoken. The plan has been drafted... Now, it's just a matter of time before Allentown enthusiasts find out whether they'll get the support they need to make their vi... — Updated 4/21/2014

 By Sarah Beth Martin    News

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... — Updated 12/22/2013


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... — Updated 12/22/2013

 By Sarah Beth Martin    News

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... — Updated 9/23/2013

 By Sarah Beth Martin    News

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... — Updated 9/16/2013


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... — Updated 9/16/2013


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... — Updated 8/5/2013


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... — Updated 8/5/2013


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. T... — Updated 7/29/2013


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... — Updated 7/15/2013


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... — Updated 7/1/2013


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,... — Updated 6/24/2013


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... — Updated 6/24/2013


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... — Updated 6/20/2013


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,... — Updated 6/10/2013


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,... — Updated 5/27/2013

 By Sarah Beth Martin    News

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... — Updated 5/20/2013


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... — Updated 5/13/2013


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... — Updated 5/6/2013


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... — Updated 4/29/2013


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... — Updated 4/22/2013


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... — Updated 4/14/2013


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... — Updated 4/1/2013


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