Action United http://wesa.fm en Hazelwood Residents Ask City To Clean Up Trash From Bankrupt Recycling Plant http://wesa.fm/post/hazelwood-residents-ask-city-clean-trash-bankrupt-recycling-plant <p>Stanley Benovitch said his dog Trixie has been killing rats since February.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">He said that stems from an infestation in Hazelwood resulting from the sudden closure of the Pittsburgh Recycling Plant.</span></p><p>The plant went bankrupt in January, and the owners left the building – and all of its trash – behind.</p><p>Now the residents of Hazelwood are calling for someone to come clean it up.</p> Fri, 02 May 2014 18:23:11 +0000 Jessica Nath 28592 at http://wesa.fm Hazelwood Residents Ask City To Clean Up Trash From Bankrupt Recycling Plant Walking Tour of Garfield Highlights Struggles, Opportunities http://wesa.fm/post/walking-tour-garfield-highlights-struggles-opportunities <p>The newly-formed Garfield chapter of Action United led state and local government representatives on a walking tour Thursday of the neighborhood that, like others in Pittsburgh, is struggling with the effects of blight.</p><p>&ldquo;Safety, roads, sidewalks, things for the kids to do,&rdquo; said Marquise Williams, chapter president, &ldquo;I feel like if kids had more to do a lot of the crime and a lot of the stuff would decline because there&rsquo;s more activities for the kids to do.&rdquo;</p> Thu, 03 Oct 2013 19:41:40 +0000 Deanna Garcia 17585 at http://wesa.fm Walking Tour of Garfield Highlights Struggles, Opportunities