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Friday, December 31, 2010 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette A fire in Beechview forced crews to shut a busy intersection this afternoon. The fire, reported around 2:15 p.m. on Strachan Avenue, prompted the shutdown of nearby Potomac Avenue at Banksville Road.
And the usual neighborhoods are still popular with young families. But a few trends detected by the American Community Survey are changing the picture of Pittsburgh. The survey makes Census estimates in the years between the Census counts, and those
click, flash. "Oh, no!" she exclaimed...Hazuda, 60, is seemingly an unlikely person to lead the board of directors of the state's second largest school district. The single mother of four grown children lives in Beechview with her sheepdog, Bailey.
Hazuda of Beechview was elected in 2007 to represent South Hills and West End neighborhoods on the board after defeating an incumbent, the late Daniel Romaniello Sr., in the Democratic primary. During her tenure, she has been an advocate for District
So You Think They CAN'T Dance," a fundraiser for the August Wilson Center for African American Culture, will take place at 6 p.m...Members of the AWC dance ensemble will be paired with the Center's "Stars."...Knopman, vice president and director of
The $700,000 project is planned for a former swimming pool site on Wilmer Drive. Besides the construction of the 4,200-square-foot spray park, the city's third, the project will include renovation of nearby basketball courts. Like the attractions in
Plans for the Beechview grocery cleared another hurdle Thursday, with the city's Urban Redevelopment Authority board approving a $400,000 loan to purchase equipment for the store. The loan will supplement a $250,000 redevelopment assistance capital
The city is planning a $4.2 million reconstruction of Wenzell from Broadway Avenue to Banksville Road. The project calls for rebuilding the road with two 10-foot-wide lanes and 3-foot curb gutters. A 6-foot-wide sidewalk will be built on the west
For the last five years, residents of that city neighborhood and riders on the LRT have had to look at mostly shuttered storefronts on Broadway that were bought -- then abandoned -- by investor Bernardo Katz. The city's Urban Redevelopment Authority
Having a police station in the neighborhood won't necessarily deter crime, as last month's ridiculous Swap Meet shootout a couple of blocks from the North Side police station confirmed...What if we went to a part of the city that had a police station,