If you judged Wilkinsburg from the police reports you read in the newspaper, nothing good is happening there. But many people don’t know that the 2-square-mile community has a lot happening, including historic home restorations, redevelopment going on along Penn Avenue, and diverse and unique neighborhoods where people know each other and enjoy living next to one another.
I just moved to Wilkinsburg several years ago, so I’ve probably been a little slow in recognizing things that are happening here. Sometimes, though, I get lucky with a story in this town. I felt lucky recently to have met Rev. Marcus Harvey, who runs a nonprofit in the heart of Wilkinsburg. I wrote a story on him for the Post-Gazette that ran today:When I interviewed him, he said it was good that I was doing a story on his organization. He said people need to know that things are being done, and that progress is being made.