From the March issue...
Shadyside Action Coalition closes
Fifty years after it opened, the Shadyside Action Coalition has ceased operations. Members who make the decision said they couldn't keep it going in the face of dwindling membership and a lack of neighborhood engagement.
Early on the coalition had more than 200 members and fought against nuisance bars, and against government taking property for the busway and for parking
In recent years the coalition was best known for its Shadyside house tours. the organization also organized community meetings to talk about proposed development.
See the full story in the March 16 edition of Print.
City releases Westinghouse Park draft plan
After years of deferred maintenance, and another year of meeting with park users, Pittsburgh park planners have released a draft plan for the renovation of Westinghouse Park. The new plan includes rebuilding the park community house, building a ramp from the pedestrian bridge over the railroad and busway and moving the basketball court.
The plans will be available to view from noon to 3 p.m. at an April 1 open house at the park and online at
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Machine shop for prototypes to leave city
John Conturo, the owner of Conturo Prototyping in Point Breeze North, has been looking for a new location in the city since October when he found out the city would not sell him the Homewood Coliseum to relocate his business. Now he has a solution to his expansion problem. Conturo plans to move to a smaller building in Wilkinsburg and purchase a second machine shop, that is already in operation in Westmoreland County. The new two locations will provide him with the capacity the company needs and expand its sales reach.
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