Community Update: October 2009


  • The John Phillips Historical Marker was dedicated on October 31st. Members of the Phillips family came from across the country for the dedication.
  • The Carrick Community Council has a new website:
  • An artist will be painting flowers on the windows of two currently vacant properties in Carrick
  • Carrick will be receiving trees from the City’s TreeVitalize program


  • Overbrook Community Council is selling reprints of Overbrook Looking Back and the program for the Dedication of the New Municipal Building in 1929. The books are $20 a piece or both for $35
  • Overbrook Community Council is in the process to moving into their new space at the Overbrook Firehouse. The new meeting room and office space is on the first floor of the firehouse.
  • Overbook residents are concerned about the proposed merger of the Carrick and Knoxville library branches because it will make it more difficult for Overbrook residents to access the library


  • Beechview Bundle Up: Beechview Area Concerned Citizens are collecting winter items for those in need in our neighborhood. Hats, gloves, mittens, scarves, jackets, coats, boots, blankets, etc. that are clean and gently worn can be dropped off at the Beechview library for the next two weeks. Please leave a comment if you would like more information.

Upcoming Events:

  • Thursday November 5th, 7 p.m.: The monthly meeting of the Beechview Area Concerned Citizens at Beechview United Presbyterian Church (1621 Broadway Avenue) will be about the Beechview Library. Two members of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh’s executive staff will be in attendance.
  • Saturday November 7th, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.: Friends of the Beechview Library Customer Appreciation Day at the library. (1910 Broadway Avenue). Brian O’Neill, award winning columnist for the Post-Gazette will sign copies of this new book: “The Paris of Appalachia: Pittsburgh in the 21st Century.” Cost of books will be $17.00 including tax. Brian will donate $5.00 for each book sold to help save the Beechview Library.
  • Sunday November 8th, 11:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.: St. Catherine’s Nationality Day at St. Catherine’s Church.
  • Sunday November 29th, 1 p.m.-3:30 p.m.: Tree lighting and visit with Santa at Beechview United Presbyterian Church (1621 Broadway Avenue). Pre-register by calling 412-341-8768.
  • Saturday December 12th, 10 a.m.-4p.m.: Christmas Cookie Sale and Flea Market at Beechview United Presbyterian Church (1621 Broadway Avenue)