Thursday, November 21, 2013

Sheraden in the News

Mayor-Elect Bill Peduto. Photo by Larry Roberts/Post-Gazette
        Sheraden has been getting some press lately. A Post-Gazette article published Tuesday highlighted recent remarks made by Mayor-Elect Bill Peduto at the annual meeting of the Greater Pittsburgh Nonprofit Partnership. Peduto stressed the importance of the City administration working closely and supporting local non-profit and community organizations throughout Pittsburgh, especially in neighborhoods that have been left out of past revitalization efforts.

        Speaking about past collaborations involving public, private, and nonprofit partners, Peduto said "now we have to create a new model to see this transformation happen, so that places like Sheraden, and in Beltzhoover and in Manchester, those communities have an opportunity to be a part of this new economy as well."

        On Wednesday, Pop City highlighted ongoing efforts to revitalize Sheraden as part of PCRG's Reimagining Communities Initiative. Sheraden was selected as the initial community to benefit from the collaboration of PCRG, NeighborWorks Western PA, and Rebuilding Together Pittsburgh, and a partnership with the office of District 2 Councilperson Theresa Kail-Smith was established.

        This positive recognition of the neighborhood is a welcome sight to residents who feel that all too often,  Sheraden is unfairly depicted in an overtly negative way in the media.

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