Larimer News

Peddling fresh fruit to build life skills in Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette August 16, 2017 by Rebecca Sodergren A fruit cart provided three high school students with work experience and underserved neighborhoods with fresh fruit this summer — and the program may be continuing in other Pittsburgh neighborhoods on a more long-term basis. Timothy Lydon, a South Hills native who had lived in other U.S. cities…

Emergency day care in Larimer provides support for hundreds

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette August 14, 2017 by Arturo Pineda Who do you trust to watch your children when there’s a crisis? Is it a family member, a close friend or a trusted baby sitter? What if you have no one? You turn to Jeremiah’s Place. Now in its fourth year, Jeremiah’s Place is a free, 24/7 emergency…

Sign-ups available for free lead-filtering water pitchers for Pittsburgh residents

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette April 24, 2017 Adam Smeltz Pittsburgh residents can sign up online or by phone for free lead filters to purify home tap water, Mayor Bill Peduto’s office announced Monday. Filters will be supplied “in the form of scientifically certified half-gallon pitchers,” although a supplier has not been finalized, the city said. The Safe…

Sub-contractor Opportunities in Larimer

Brackenridge Construction, the developer of the of Larimer Family Dollar, is looking for companies that can provide the following services: Structure Demolition Plumbing Carpentry Metal Stud Framing Dry Wall Finish Painting Landscaping Final Cleaning (Also contact Jim Campbell if you’d like to work with his company on the East Hills Family Dollar for landscaping and…

Mayor Peduto, HACP & Development Partners to Open Phase I Larimer/ East Liberty Housing

October 12, 2016 Article courtesy of Housing Authority of Pittsburgh The City of Pittsburgh, Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh (HACP), co-developer McCormick Baron Salazar and their development partners are very pleased to announce the completion of Phase I housing at the ongoing Choice Neighborhoods Initiative redevelopment currently in progress in the Pittsburgh neighborhoods…

Public Wifi for Larimer and East Liberty

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette March 4, 2016 Public WiFi access will be extended to parts of the city’s Larimer and East Liberty neighborhoods, thanks to a $150,000 Google grant and a collaborative effort by the search engine giant, the Kingsley Association, and city of Pittsburgh. Included in the new service area will be Enright Court, East Liberty…

The Next Hot ‘Hoods in Pittsburgh – Larimer

Pittsburgh Magazine February 18, 2016 Larimer (pronounced “Lahr-mer” by locals) takes its name from the founder of Denver, Colo. —  Westmoreland County native William Larimer Jr., a settler, railroad tycoon, Kansas state senator and land developer. He built his home on what is now Larimer Avenue in order to be close to East Liberty, which…

URA grant proposals focus on Larimer, East Liberty

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette January 15, 2016 By Mark Belko   Residents of Larimer and East Liberty could receive as much as $20,000 to fix up their homes under the federal Choice Neighborhoods program. The Pittsburgh Urban Redevelopment Authority is proposing the grants as part of a strategy for rebuilding the two neighborhoods with the help of…