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Why Change is Needed in Bellevue: Economic Decline by Danina DiBattista

While many local towns around the Pittsburgh region are focusing on building their business districts, Bellevue leadership has failed to support the needs of local businesses, as well as failing to take the proper steps towards finding a way to bring in professionals to take over the task of revitalizing our business district on all […]

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Learning from our Neighbors: A Recent Trip to Aspinwall – by Jim Anderson

Just got back from Aspinwall. While there we ate at the Aspinwall Grille; great food and adult beverages, nice atmosphere. Next door there’s a bakery, and a number of other businesses. Directly across the street is a metered parking lot. After lunch we drove around the community. We saw many beautiful old homes, well maintained […]

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What To Do About Bellevue? By Tom Fodi

Four years ago, an article was published in the Post Gazette titled, “What To Do About Bellevue,” in which reporter Jonathan Barnes highlighted the economic struggles facing what should be a thriving, growing, prospering business district just north of Pittsburgh.  (To see the article in its entirety click here.)  Four years later, we find ourselves […]

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BYOB Ordinance Voted Down: A Response, by Danina DiBattista

On July 10th, 2012, the Bellevue council voted down an idea of running a 45 day trial period for allowing customers at BYOB establishments within this “dry” town to enjoy their libations at designated outdoor seating areas. This vote came after 3 months of vigorous debate within the committee meetings, pre-council, and council meetings. I […]

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July 10, 2012 Regular Bellevue Borough Council Meeting Video

We believe that one of the characteristics of healthy communities is public involvement in all areas of community life.  That includes local politics.  To encourage public participation and involvement in what is going on within the champers of Bellevue Borough Hall we’ve made it a priority to record and broadcast the monthly council meetings.  These […]

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