Bulbs planted last fall by borough council members Paige Trice and Pamela Macklin with volunteers. They gave volunteers who wanted to improve the entrance to the linear park the opportunity to make their idea come to life.
Let’s do this! I’m in! Making Wilkinsburg streets, cleaner, safer, and walkable URL https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/162791539/making-wilkinsburg-streets-cleaner-safer-and-walka
Code enforcement should work to eliminate health and safety hazards as first priority– I agree. What is priority #2? Here is where I disagree with code enforcement. De facto if not admitted, code enforcement’s priority is collecting fee revenue from property owners. Council members say, “We need the money.” I say, “You need the money […]
My childhood was in a suburb (Upper St. Clair) in the 1950’s. TV was new. Not every family had a TV but almost every kid in the neighborhood had a dog. When we played baseball– just kids, no coaches or organizers of teams– our dogs were spectators waiting for us to finish the game and be our […]
The land that is now Green Street Park, corner of Green Street and Mifflin Avenue, was purchased by Wilkinsburg School District in 1905 with the intention to build a school. Instead, a school building was built closer to the center of Wilkinsburg because the old Kelly School, a few blocks to the east of Green […]
I read a sickening post about Lamont Powell, one of the two (or three?) people who were shot but did not die in the massacre at 1304 Franklin Avenue. A photo of him with what looks like an assault rifle was re-posted with the comment that the gun was not really a gun but was “just a […]
I saw these on my walk through the Regent Square neighborhood of Wilkinsburg. Walk to the shops on S. Braddock Avenue takes 13 minutes from my house. I borrowed a mystery by Elizabeth George from this mini library.
In addition to the real estate tax abatements, exclusions and exemptions listed on the County’s website http://www.alleghenycounty.us/real-estate/abatements-exemptions/index.aspx there exists a program managed by the Dept of Veterans Affairs for 100 percent disabled veterans. There are several restrictions and an application process which are handled by Veterans Affairs, not by the County Office of Property Assessment. The State […]
The Wilkinsburg real estate tax base is the set of all taxable properties in the borough. The municipal government and the school district apply the tax millages they set to this list of taxable properties. The property assessments, the base values that are taxable before applying any exclusions, exemptions and abatements, are certified by the county Office […]
Environment alert — U Pull & Pay car parts salvage proposes to open a location on the former East Hills shopping center at the top of Robinson Boulevard. Penn Hills, Wilkinsburg, and City of Pittsburgh all have parcels included in “former East Hills.”