Action United

3:41 pm
Thu October 3, 2013

Walking Tour of Garfield Highlights Struggles, Opportunities

Marquise Williams, president of the Garfield chapter of Action United, said there are numerous struggles and opportunities throughout the neighborhood.
Credit Deanna Garcia / 90.5 WESA

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.

“Safety, roads, sidewalks, things for the kids to do,” said Marquise Williams, chapter president, “I feel like if kids had more to do a lot of the crime and a lot of the stuff would decline because there’s more activities for the kids to do.”

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