Mixed Feelings On ‘North Side’ Name Change Proposal

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — One neighborhood on Pittsburgh’s North Side is considering a name change.

The Central Northside Neighborhood Council is proposing dropping the name “Central Northside” in favor of “Allegheny City Central.”

Greg Spicer, from the council, says research shows that the current name might be holding the neighborhood back and that they weren’t doing a good job of selling all the positive attributes of the area.

Not everyone is a fan of the name change, however.

Barbara Harrison says she’s lived there nearly thirty years and wants the name to stay the way it is.

A meeting is planned for next Monday where community members can tell the leaders of the neighborhood council what they think of the proposal.

The slogan that would go with the proposed name is, “All Together. Different.”

The North Side was called Allegheny City up until 1907, when it became part of the city of the Pittsburgh.

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