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What’s Happening in The EastShore Pittsburgh 

The good news of neighborhoods of Braddock, North Braddock, Rankin, and Swissvale are many times overlooked by bad news. Great things are happening here!

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10/14/22 – Carrie Furnace Groundbreaking 

Federal, State and Local Officials along with interested parties were on hand for the RIDC groundbreaking at the historical Carrie Furnace in Rankin and Swissvale.

​​A star is born? Carrie Furnaces site eyed as campus for the region’s film industry | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Attending at the Carrie Furnace Groundbreaking:  (from left) Rankin Council President Lucky Price, Swissvale native and United States Representative Mike Doyle, Swissvale Mayor and EZCB Secretary Deneen Swartzwelder and Rankin Councilman and EZCB President Bill Pfoff.

9/29/22 – $9.2M Allegheny County Federal Stimulus funds 

Funds will be used for the “Great Allegheny Passage trail on the homestead side of the river and create new trails to improve access on the Rankin side. That includes rehabilitating the long-closed hot metal bridge that linked Carrie to the former U.S. Steel Homestead Works, creating a new nine-mile connection upriver to the Westmoreland Heritage Trail in Trafford.”

https://www.post-gazette.com/news/transportation/2022/09/28/carrie-furnace-development-rivers-of-steel-allegheny-county-trail-projects-ridc/stories/202209280122