Braddock marks ‘new beginning’ as Civic Plaza construction goes forward

More than 100 Braddock-area residents, business owners and neighbors turned out Aug. 11 for a groundbreaking ceremony at the site of the new Braddock Civic Plaza. Located along Braddock Avenue between Fourth and Fifth streets, the plaza — the size of a football field — will be built on a portion of the former site […]

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August 11, 2017

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CDC launches Internet crowdsourcing campaign to finish Meadow Park

The word “crowdsourcing” entered our vocabulary in 2005. It’s what happens when someone goes onto the Internet and asks a crowd of people to help a project by contributing ideas, services or donations. In recent years, crowdsourcing has become a popular fundraising tool for charitable causes and start-up businesses. Now, Greater Charleroi CDC is using […]

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June 29, 2017

MVI is hitting the road this summer!

Above: Tracey Reaves, director of workforce and business development, and Camille Smith, workforce development specialist, talk to visitors at McKeesport’s Good Neighbor Day on June 15. Mon Valley Initiative is hitting the road, visiting communities throughout our service area this summer. On June 15, Tracey Reaves, MVI workforce development director, and Camille Smith, workforce development […]

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June 27, 2017

Start-up businesses invited to free workshop June 27

Owners of existing businesses as well as people interested in starting their own business are being invited to a free workshop to discuss the opportunities and challenges involved. The free business financing workshop will be held at 6 p.m. June 27 at 501 Braddock Ave., Braddock. It’s being sponsored by Dollar Bank and Mon Valley […]

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New state-level effort is designed to help ex-offenders live productive lives

Workforce specialists from Mon Valley Initiative on Monday joined colleagues from across Pennsylvania at the formation of a new state-level effort to help former prisoners successfully re-integrate with society. The meeting in Harrisburg was part of the announcement by Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf and state Attorney General Josh Shapiro of the newly created Pennsylvania Reentry […]

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$200,000 state grant will help make urban park possible

A $200,000 grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources will help make a community park in the heart of Braddock a reality. Mon Valley Initiative announced today that DCNR is providing funds from the Keystone Recreation, Park & Conservation Fund for construction of Braddock Civic Plaza, to be built on part of […]

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Spring 2017 Greater Charleroi newsletter now online

The Spring 2017 issue of the newsletter of the Greater Charleroi Community Development Corp. includes an update about Meadow Park as well as stories about the EQT Foundation and down-payment and closing cost assistance available to first-time homebuyers. You will need a PDF reader to see the files: Spring 2017 Greater Charleroi newsletter

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March 14, 2017

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Homebuyer Q-and-A session planned April 5 in Braddock

People who want to make the move from renting to owning their own home are invited to a free information session sponsored by the Braddock Economic Development Corp. and Mon Valley Initiative. “Buying Your Own Home: You Hold the Key” will be held at 6:30 p.m. April 5 at The Overlook, 416A Overlook Way in […]

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It’s #GivingTuesday — how does your gift go to work at MVI?

The day after “Cyber Monday” has been dubbed “Giving Tuesday,” and Mon Valley Initiative, along with other charitable groups, is participating. If you are thinking about making a year-end charitable contribution, we’d appreciate it. You can donate to MVI in one of three ways … Give directly to MVI, via our website, using a credit […]

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Community leaders mark milestone in Turtle Creek’s renewal

  Federal, county and local leaders joined members of Turtle Creek Development Corp. and Mon Valley Initiative to celebrate the creation of nearly $2 million of real estate investment in the Borough of Turtle Creek. The investment, including 17 rehabilitated single-family homes, has eliminated vacant properties and helped to stabilize several older neighborhoods. Cutting the […]

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