Renew Brookline this Saturday


 Renew Brookline

Saturday, June 28

10:00 am – 1:00 pm


Brookline Memorial Park

1400 Brookline Boulevard


* become more active in the neighborhood

* clean up Brookline Blvd. & playgrounds

* assist with community service projects


 To sign up to volunteer, call or visit:

Kevin Acklin   (412) 805-8348

History Mystery Run and Ride in Carrick

Run, hike or bike along a 3 mile trail spotlighting Carrick’s surprising diverse historic points of interest. We will meet at the 1613 Saloon at 1613 Brownsville Road at 6:30 PM, Thursday, June 26th. Participants should bring cash for this over 21, pay-as-you-go event and plan on climbing some of the many hills in the area as part of the trail. Go to for more information.

Safe Neighborhoods Kick-Off Meeting

The Pittsburgh Community Reinvestment Group will be holding its Safe Neighborhoods Kick-Off event Saturday June 28th in the Bayer Hall Rotunda at Duquesne University from 12-4pm.

Safe Neighborhoods is a collaborative network of block watches across Pittsburgh. Sponsored by PCRG, their goal is to bring neighborhood public safety activists together to share strategies, discuss root causes of crime across communities, receive training from public safety experts, and build safe communities from the grass roots up.

TO RSVP for food, contact or (412) 391-6732 ext. 210.

Duquesne University is served by the 61, 71 and 500 buslines and the Steel Plaza T station. Parking will be validated


Written by John Rudiak

Carrick is located on the southeastern edge of the City of Pittsburgh with Brownsville Road serving as the main commercial thoroughfare and the backbone of the community. In 1853, Dr. John H. O’Brien received permission from the U. S. Postal Service to establish a post office in the area; for his hard work he was given the honor of naming the area, and he chose “Carrick” after his home town, Carrick-on-Suir, Ireland. Carrick became a Borough in 1904 and in 1926 voted to become part of the City of Pittsburgh. In 1927 it officially became known as the 29th Ward. Located between the suburbs of the South Hills and downtown, Carrick is well-served by public transportation. Once home to prominent mansions and wealthy families, the neighborhood currently has an affordable, solid housing stock and remains family-oriented. The Carrick section of Brownsville Road is approximately 2 miles long; it is generally comprised of three discrete business districts with residential areas in between.

Carrick prides itself as having two fine elementary schools, Concord and Quentin Roosevelt as well as Carrick High School. Along with well-kept modest and large grand homes, the neighborhood boasts of numerous parklet playgrounds, the Carnegie Library of Carrick, historic Phillips Park (comprised of walking paths, a disc golf course, a recreation center and swimming pool) and Volunteers Field (comprised of an expertly maintained baseball only field and a multipurpose athletic field.) Carrick includes many places of worship, including Catholic, Protestant, Evangelical, Jehovah Witness, Lutheran and Catholic Orthodox.

In 1997, Carrick was named the first “Cool Community” in the northern United States by the U.S. Department of Energy. “Cool Community” is a national recognition program for strategic tree planting for energy conservation purposes. Partnering with conservation organizations, community groups worked to weatherize homes and businesses, plant trees and flowers, and add elements of “green building” to the renovation of Carrick High School.

Public Safety Resources

Pittsburgh Police Blotter

The Pittsburgh Police Blotter is a great neighborhood resource available to citizens.  Click on this link to view Zone by Zone reports of arrests and police activity updated daily. 


Citizen Observer – Help the Pittsburgh Police fight crime by signing up for the Citizen Observer! The Citizen Observer allows law enforcement agencies to quickly enter content about crimes or incidents, and within seconds, push that info out to businesses, citizens, watch groups, and others that have signed up to receive the alerts.  Log on to and click on the “Sign Up for Alerts” link if you would like to receive Citizen Observer alerts.