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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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

Design Center has project consultants to help Hilltop residents

Enhancing community appearance, livelihood and safety in Allentown were the main discussion points at the Allentown CDC meeting last Thursday night. In its first bi-monthly meeting of the year, board members and guests addressed new and ongoing...

 

Green Toolbox takes next steps to ‘green’ Hilltop neighborhoods

For approximately nine months, representatives from ten different hilltop neighborhood organizations have been working together with partner agencies to come up with a plan for “greening” their...

 

Common sense advice offered to help prevent thefts for homes, cars

“Cell phones, laptops, cameras, jewelry, money—absolutely anything with value.” When Zone 3 Police Officer Christine Luffey iterated these items last week, she wasn’t compiling a personal wish list. She was telling the audience at the...

 

Drowned Hogs dive for charity and predict an early spring this year

Pennsylvania’s most famous groundhog predicted an early spring this year, and Pittsburgh’s most famous Hogs couldn’t agree more. While good ole’ Phil merely had to look for his shadow,...

 

Residential permit parking

Will “Permit Parking Only” signs be coming to your neighborhood this year? If you live in South Side or Mount Washington, they very well could be, as requests for permit parking designations for...

 

Art Institue students work on Allentown project

“Today, we’re here to measure and document what’s here, and to figure out how to make it better.” Lisa Whitney said these words in reference to the former Bud’s Hardware building on...

 

Open space, zipline and charter schools discussed on Mount

At its first regular forum meeting of the year, the Mount Washington Community Development Corporation (MWCDC) formally welcomed its new executive director, Jason Kambitsis, and hosted two guest speakers with plans for moving Pittsburgh forward. Firs...

 

Hilltop looks to learn from Lawrenceville on handling code enforcement problems

South met east last week, to share information and confer on ways to organize advocacy and improve neighborhood safety, appearance and quality of life. Representatives from five different South...

 

Police, councilwoman keep block watch updated on activities

The Carrick/Overbrook Block Watch convened last Monday for its final meeting of the year, which was part succinct discussion of neighborhood plans and concerns and part holiday celebration. Christine Luffy, Zone 3 police officer and block watch...

 

Mt. Oliver St. Clair block watch wants to make a difference

The Mount Oliver City of Pittsburgh/St. Clair Block Watch didn’t stick to its usual routine last week. Though its bi-monthly agenda typically spotlights guest speakers from local government, law...

 

MWCDC considers agendas for 2013 forums

On Thursday night, the Mount Washington Community Development Corporation (MWCDC) held its final forum meeting of 2012, where the main matter was forum meetings, or, more specifically, the issues board members and residents would like to see...

 

MOVEPGH has ideas to improve pedestrian, bike transportation

Moving Pittsburgh’s transportation future forward was the topic at Thursday night’s MOVEPGH meeting at the Brashear Center, where pedestrian and bike route conditions and improvements were...

 

Group proposes community center in Schramm Hall

“We hope to be community partners, neighbors working hand-in-hand with you, to hear your pain points and discover how we can work together to alleviate them,” said Kim Young at Thursday night’s...

 

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