Allegheny Commons, Pittsburgh’s oldest park, is a bit like a green oasis amid the bustling streets of the North Side. The sounds of the streets press in from all sides, but a walk down the park’s tree-lined promenade can provide a small measure of respite from the hectic reality of city life.
It’s also a crossroads in the North Side, situated at the junction of three neighborhoods: Allegheny West, East Allegheny and Allegheny Center.
East Allegheny resident Lynn Glorieux seems to know -- and love -- every square inch of it.
For the past 25 years, Glorieux has been tending to much of the landscaping in Allegheny Commons, and almost every day she picks up litter in what she calls her “uniform” -- it consists of a broom, a dustpan and a distinctive tan fishing hat with a chin-strap... read the full article.