Allentown

Community
3:48 pm
Mon November 10, 2014

Allentown Neighborhood Next Target of Revitalization Efforts

The Hilltop Alliance has announced a six-year, $1.5 million dollar economic development and community services grant aimed at bringing the struggling neighborhood back to life. Allentown, nestled between Mt. Washington and the South Side Slopes, has a high vacancy rate, nearly double that of the city's median rate and property values about half the city's median value.

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Essential Pittsburgh
3:20 pm
Fri October 24, 2014

Allentown Mayor Promotes 'Thinking Outside of the Box'

Downtown Allentown, PA at night
Credit Lehigh Valley PA / Flickr

Pittsburgh is often hailed as a success story of Rust Belt recovery. Despite the lyrics of a certain Billy Joel song, Allentown, PA is also gaining ground as a more broadly based, post-industrial economy.

Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski is in Pittsburgh talking with local officials and sharing his experiences as Mayor of the 3rd largest city in the Commonwealth.

He joins us to discuss the moves that Rust Belt cities can make to rebuild their economies in the twenty-first century.

Essential Pittsburgh
2:31 pm
Tue October 15, 2013

Improvement Plan for Pittsburgh's Hilltop Neighborhoods

One of the major goals of the new plan is to increase awareness of the Hilltop neighborhoods amenities.
Credit wyliepoon / flickr

Cities are comprised of neighborhoods varying in their socio-economic status, especially Pittsburgh. Each year a city magazine is sure to devote an issue to ranking neighborhoods. However, neighborhoods, like cities, can see their fortunes rise and fall. Case in point, the South Hills neighborhoods of Allentown and Beltzhoover.

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Environment & Energy
1:31 pm
Mon September 16, 2013

Emerald View Park Opens New Trail

Emerald View Park has a new trail.

Unveiled Sunday by The Washington Community Development Corporation (MWCDC), the trail connects Sycamore Street to Bigbee Field where it joins other trails leading to Grandview Park.

Ilyssa Manspeizer, director of park development and conservation with the MWCDC, said the trails add another dimension to the city.

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Pennsylvania
1:15 pm
Thu March 21, 2013

Suit: Pa. Child Molester Should Buy Victim's House

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — The parents of a young Pennsylvania girl who was sexually molested by their neighbor have sued the man in a bid to force him to buy their house.

Sixty-five-year-old Oliver Beck pleaded guilty in September 2011 to indecent assault of a child under 13. After getting out of prison, he moved back to his home near Emmaus, about 55 miles north of Philadelphia.

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