Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Neglect of Beechview

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Neglect of Beechview

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Why is Beechview so neglected? Sometimes it feels like we could be the next Flint, Mich., if some officials had their way.

The Port Authority has decided to do some rail work on the T lines that run through our neighborhood ("Red Line Work in Beechview to Hit T Riders," Jan. 18). This will be a six-month project that will negatively impact the quality of life, parking, struggling businesses and the elderly.

Officials seem to make their own decisions without gathering input or opinions from those who live and work here. Many in our neighborhood have asked for help from elected officials on this topic, and we have been met with inaction or passing the buck.

Beechview is indeed a classic Pittsburgh neighborhood. Some people forget about us, but there are real people living here trying to have what other neighborhoods are graciously provided. …

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