North Side http://wesa.fm en Billy Graham's Group and Others to Hold North Side Community Event http://wesa.fm/post/billy-grahams-group-and-others-hold-north-side-community-event <p>Community-minded volunteers will spread throughout the North Shore Thursday with paintbrushes and trash bags as part of the Community Action Project (CAP) that also will include food, music and family activities.</p><p>The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA) partnered with the Urban Impact Foundation and Light of Life Rescue Mission for the event.</p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 19:19:35 +0000 Mark Nootbaar & Jess Lasky 33097 at http://wesa.fm A River of Words Will Flow Through The North Side http://wesa.fm/post/river-words-will-flow-through-north-side <p>A North Side-based group known most for its support of exiled writers is spreading the word, literally.&nbsp;</p><p>The City of Asylum has partnered with the Pittsburgh Office of Public Art to connect its Alphabet City, a literary center, to its Alphabet Reading Garden, the residential part of the neighborhood, by creating what it is calling a River of Words. The “River” will consist of area neighbors hosting words made out of&nbsp; plastic placed on the outside of their homes.</p> Thu, 12 Jun 2014 16:30:59 +0000 Jess Lasky 30749 at http://wesa.fm Neighborhood Bonds: A Partnership Between Allegheny General Hospital & the Northside http://wesa.fm/post/neighborhood-bonds-partnership-between-allegheny-general-hospital-northside <p>Twenty five years ago an interesting partnership developed between <a href="http://www.pittsburghnorthside.com/">North Side neighborhoods </a>and the <a href="http://www.wpahs.org/locations/allegheny-general-hospital">Allegheny General Hospital</a>. That partnership continues today and has proved to be beneficial on both sides. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reporter Diana Nelson Jones recently reported on <a href="http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2014/02/10/North-Side-AGH-bond-still-strong-after-25-years/stories/201402100063">this collaboration</a>.</p><p>We took a further look at how large institutions and neighborhood groups can work together to increase the quality of a community. Wed, 12 Feb 2014 20:53:36 +0000 Essential Pittsburgh 24314 at http://wesa.fm Neighborhood Bonds: A Partnership Between Allegheny General Hospital & the Northside Touring Historic Homes in Observatory Hill http://wesa.fm/post/touring-historic-homes-observatory-hill <p>Observatory Hill is a neighborhood just past Pittsburgh’s North Shore, on the eastern rim of <a href="http://www.pittsburghparks.org/riverview">Riverview Park</a>. It’s named for its most prominent landmark, the <a href="http://www.pitt.edu/~aobsvtry/">Allegheny Observatory</a>, part of the University of Pittsburgh. Like many Pittsburgh neighborhoods, the area boasts a range of architectural home styles from the first half of the 20th century. Many have been beautifully restored. Each year, members of the <a href="http://www.observatoryhill.net/">Observatory Hill community</a> open their homes for a historic house tour. It's one of several in the city of Pittsburgh and serves as part community fundraiser, part history lesson and part renovation inspiration. Fri, 31 May 2013 00:35:56 +0000 Heather McClain & Marcus Charleston 10520 at http://wesa.fm Touring Historic Homes in Observatory Hill The North Shore Connector, One Year Later http://wesa.fm/post/north-shore-connector-one-year-later <div><p></p><p>It was one year ago today that the North Shore Connector light rail line began taking passengers under the Allegheny River.</p><p> Mon, 25 Mar 2013 08:00:00 +0000 Noah Brode 5172 at http://wesa.fm The North Shore Connector, One Year Later New Partnership Aims to Get More North Siders to Work http://wesa.fm/post/new-partnership-aims-get-more-north-siders-work <p></p><p></p><p>The North Side Leadership Conference (NSLC) and North Shore Community Alliance (NCA) are combining to improve services for North Side residents seeking employment.</p><p>The two entities both previously offered workforce development services. NSLC has a location convenient to all bus lines on the North Side and existing computer stations.<br><br>“NCA has a more robust workforce program with many more services than what the Conference offers,” said NSLC Board Member Gloria Rayman. “So by combining our resources, we can offer so much more to all of our neighbors.”</p> Thu, 21 Mar 2013 17:00:13 +0000 Deanna Garcia 5017 at http://wesa.fm New Partnership Aims to Get More North Siders to Work