Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

A Strong Look at the Drug Crisis Right Here

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

A Strong Look at the Drug Crisis Right Here

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Thank you for the powerful special section "Riding OD Road" by Post-Gazette staff writer Rich Lord and photographers Steve Mellon and Stephanie Strasburg (Nov. 5).

As a native of Carrick and a 1988 graduate of Carrick High School, it breaks my heart to see how this once-vibrant city neighborhood has declined over the years and is now considered the "Overdose Capital of the Region." From growing up in the 1970s and '80s, I have fond memories of riding my bike to Bill's Market on Copperfield Avenue for penny candy, grabbing an iced tea at the Village Dairy, visiting the Carnegie Library near St. Basil Church and visiting the pet store near Sankey Avenue to buy goldfish. It is sad to see young families moving out to the suburbs for better schools, and the older people dying off and their children abandoning the houses. …

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