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 By Michael P. Mauer    News    January 15, 2019 

Brentwood VFW Post 1810, State Rep Readshaw to hold Purse Bash Jan. 26

To help support local veterans and their families in 2019, Veterans of Foreign Wars Brentwood Post 1810 is doing something a little different. Rather than a football tailgating fundraiser or firearms...

 

Tax credits will benefit residents of Mt. Oliver

Rep. Harry Readshaw, D-Allegheny, announced that $280,000 in state tax credits under the Neighborhood Partnership Program (NPP) were awarded, benefitting more than 11,000 residents. The funding supports Economic Development South, a community...

 

State unveils new tool to battle drug addiction

In an effort to help Pennsylvanians battling addiction connect with available treatment, resources and services, state Rep. Harry Readshaw says the state has unveiled a new anonymous online survey available to anyone in the commonwealth. The survey,...

 

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...

 

Hilltop communities battle weather impacts

Most Sunday mornings, members of Allentown Clean and Green can be found picking up trash, caring for young trees, and weeding along main streets in the hilltop. By comparison, however, trash is a minor environmental concern: with this spring and...

 

The South Pittsburgh SCENE With Brad Palmisiano

The sun shone on South Side's 22nd Street, Saturday, September 15th, encouraging 400 neighbors and friends to enjoy live music, delicious food and each other. The sixth annual South Side Neighborhood...

 

Free on-site shredding of documents

Carrick Business Association (CBA) is sponsoring a free on-site shredding day on Saturday, Sept. 29. Shredding will take place from 9 a.m. to noon in the parking lots of the Concord Presbyterian...

 

PA Democrats hold open houses on addiction to honor Recovery Month

September is recognized nationally as Recovery Month to honor the work being done to combat addiction and celebrate those who are in recovery from substance abuse disorder. To commemorate the month, Pennsylvania Senate Democrats will host several...

 

CBA sponsors free on-site shredding of documents

Carrick Business Association (CBA) is sponsoring a free on-site shredding day on Saturday, Sept. 29. Shredding will take place from 9 a.m. to noon in the parking lots of the Concord Presbyterian...

 

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...

 

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...

 

CBA offering free on-site shredding April 21

Carrick Business Association (CBA) is sponsoring a free on-site shredding day on Saturday, April 21. Shredding will take place from 9 a.m. to noon in the parking lots of the Concord Presbyterian Church and Vern’s Electric, 1917 Brownsville Road....

 

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...

 

Meet and greet officials representing 19th Ward

State Senator Wayne Fontana, State Representatives Dan Miller, Dan Deasy and Harry Readshaw, are hosting an elected official open house on Saturday, Jan. 20 at the Brookline Teen Outreach Center, 520 Brookline Boulevard. The gathering will run from...

 

Readshaw announces NAP investment in area

State Rep. Harry Readshaw, D-Allegheny, said he is excited to announce four community investment projects located within his district will receive financial assistance following Gov. Tom Wolf’s approval of $17.9 million in funding through the...

 

Rep. Readshaw appointed to committee to review the state's licensing practices

Rep. Harry Readshaw, D-Allegheny, has been appointed to a special committee designed to examine the state’s licensing practices. Mr. Readshaw, the Democratic chairman of the House Professional Licensure Committee, will now serve on the Advisory...

 

Readshaw bill calls for referendum on creating parks revenue source

State Rep. Harry Readshaw, D-Allegheny, has introduced H.B. 1962, which would permit a Pittsburgh voter referendum on authorizing a specific revenue source dedicated to establishing, maintaining and aiding the city’s public parks. Rep. Readshaw,...

 

Grant aids McKinley Park project

State Rep. Harry Readshaw, D-Allegheny, has announced Pittsburgh will receive a $100,000 state grant for a storm water management project at McKinley Park. The grant was approved by the Commonwealth Financing Authority. “As a result of this...

 

Opioid crisis draws crowd to Carrick for answers to epidemic

A new coalition staffed with multiple city and health officials introduced strategies for reining in the opioid problem at one of the most well-attended Carrick block watch meetings in recent months. More than 100 neighbors filled the Concord K5...

 

Readshaw's Raiders ride again, raising Civil War memorial funds

State Rep. Harry Readshaw, D-Allegheny, served as host of his 17th Annual "Ride to Gettysburg" on Sept. 23, with 473 riders participating in the motorcycle ride from the state Capitol in Harrisburg...

 

South Side Neighborhood Street Party was a huge success, again

South Side's 22nd Street was closed to traffic on Saturday, Sept. 16th so 325 neighbors could enjoy live music, delicious food and each other. The fifth annual South Side Neighborhood Street Party...

 

Hilltop Farm is largest urban farm in the country

Walking down Cresswell Street in the former St. Clair Village for the ribbon cutting ceremony commemorating the Hilltop Urban Farm brought back memories from the early 1960s. Then, there were more tha...

 

CBA sponsors free on-site shredding of documents

Carrick Business Association (CBA) is sponsoring a free on-site shredding day on Saturday, Sept. 16. Shredding will take place from 9 a.m. to noon in the parking lots of the Concord Presbyterian Church and Vern’s Electric, 1917 Brownsville Road....

 

Readshaw bill to place PWSA under PUC passes State House

House Bill 1490, introduced by state Reps. Harry Readshaw, D-Allegheny, and Mike Turzai, R-Allegheny, has unanimously passed the House. The bill would establish Public Utility Commission oversight of the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority. Under st...

 

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