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West View, Pennsylvania

West View is a borough in Allegheny County in the U. S. state of Pennsylvania, just north of downtown Pittsburgh. The population was 6,771 at the 2010 census. West View is located at 40°31′6″N 80°2′1″W. According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 1.0 square mile, all of it land. As of the census of 2000, there were 7,277 people, 3,149 households, 1,908 families residing in the borough; the population density was 7,210.8 people per square mile. There were 3,304 housing units at an average density of 3,273.9 per square mile. The racial makeup of the borough was 97.62% White, 0.93% African American, 0.07% Native American, 0.52% Asian, 0.18% from other races, 0.67% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.54% of the population. There were 3,149 households, out of which 28.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.3% were married couples living together, 11.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 39.4% were non-families.

33.7% of all households were made up of individuals, 14.8% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.31 and the average family size was 3.01. In the borough the population was spread out, with 23.4% under the age of 18, 6.6% from 18 to 24, 32.6% from 25 to 44, 21.3% from 45 to 64, 16.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 88.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.0 males. The median income for a household in the borough was $38,264, the median income for a family was $48,255,000. Males had a median income of $32,700 versus $27,031 for females; the per capita income for the borough was $21,025. About 4.4% of families and 6.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.0% of those under age 18 and 9.1% of those age 65 or over. Democrats-6, Unknown party-1, Republicans-0 West View, along with neighboring Ross Township, is served by the North Hills School District.

School Tax Millage- The North Hills School District had a millage rate of 18.00 in 2017. This ranked 6th lowest out of Allegheny County's 41 suburban school districts. From 1906 to 1977, West View was home to one of the most remembered Pittsburgh amusement parks, West View Park. Located in the neighborhood's valley on Perry Highway/U. S. 19, this one-midway trolley park featured two beloved roller coasters: The Dips, with its unique banked turn-around curve, the Racing Whippet, which featured two coasters on a strategically placed single track so that the train that started on the left of the loading platform came back on the right side and vice versa. Another popular park attraction was "Danceland", an entertainment hall that featured many performers from big band to rock and roll over the years, most notably The Rolling Stones in 1964. Danceland was not rebuilt. West View Park closed for good at the end of the 1977 season, its competing amusement park, was continuously expanding with bigger attractions, which West View was unable to do because of its location.

Today, West View Park Shopping Center occupies the amusement park site. The shopping center opened in 1981. There are no traces of the park left; the since-closed Wendy's fast-food restaurant in the West View Plaza was remodeled in 2008, featured several new pictures that were on their walls that show the old Park. The coming-of-age novel Stick Man, about a boy growing up in a bohemian household, with an accompanying musical soundtrack, is set in West View. Several key scenes are set in West View Park; the novel was written by West View native Richard Rossi. Borough website West View Historical Society

Nikos Kaltsas

Nikos Kaltsas is a Greek professional footballer who plays as a winger for Cypriot club Anorthosis. Born in Veria, Kaltsas started his career in the youth squad of his local club, he signed his first professional contract in 2007 after coming through his local club's youth ranks and has remained with Veria every season. After seven years, playing as a team regular, Kaltsas decided to leave the club and join Panathinaikos on a free transfer, as he didn't renew his contract, set to expire on 30 June 2015; the player will join his new club in July 1, 2015. In the beginning of 2014–15 season he was named as the first vice captain of the club. Any Greek footballer aims to play abroad and Kaltsas is not an exception and has so far reached twice from making his dream a reality; the first was when a proposal came from Segunda División club Hércules CF of Kike Hernández for a loan of six months, giving Veria an amount of €50,000. But when it was certain for this move, another offer arrived that of Serie B club Varese.

The Italians offered € 150,000 plus 20 % resale rate. The announcement of the acquisition from Greek giants Panathinaikos just a few hours before a Super League game against Panetolikos, provoked mixed feelings to Veria's fans, his impressive performances during the first half of 2014–15 season earned him the next step in his career. He was a part of AEK's transfer list, though financial differences, regarding his contract, didn't allow the transfer to be completed. Kaltsas had 159 appearances in all competitions with the club. On 3 January 2015, Kaltsas agreed on a three years contract with Panathinaikos. On 24 August 2015, he made his debut with the club in an away 2–1 win against Panetolikos. On 13 December 2015, Kaltsas scored his first goal with the club in the Superleague Greece, helping his club Panathinaikos to win 2–0 Asteras Tripolis at no-fans-attended Leoforos Stadium. On 11 January 2016, Kaltsas made an excellent appearance along with an early goal in the second half, helping his club to escape with a 2–0 win against Kalloni and climbed at the third Super League position.

On 25 June 2016, Panathinaikos accepted Asteras Tripolis €150,000 bid for the player and the Greek winger signed a three-year contract with the club for an undisclosed fee. The 26-year-old former player of Veria scored five goals in 27 appearances with the Greens during 2015–16 season, but was not in Italian manager Andrea Stramaccioni's current plans. On 24 November 2018, in new coach Georgios Paraschos’ debut, Kaltsas scored a goal in the last minute of the game sealing a vital 2-0 home win game in his club's effort to avoid relegation. On 23 January 2019, Kaltsas scored in a dramatic 5-3 home win against AEL for the Greek Cup round of 16, his team qualified for the quarter finals of the contest. On 23 February 2019, he scored in an eventual 1-1 home draw against Atromitos. On 13 May 2019, he signed a new contract, running until the summer of 2022. On 6 August 2019, Kaltsas joined Anorthosis on a three-year deal. Kaltsas was part of the Greece U19 and Greece U21 squads. VeriaFootball League: Runner-up: 2011–12, Third Placed: 2006–07 Football League 2: Winner: 2009–10 Football League Talent of the Year: 2010–11 Football League 2 Talent of the Year: 2009–10 Best Goal award: Matchday 11, Matchday 17 NOVA Superleague Awards 2015: Best team Super League Greece Greek Footballer of the Year: 2014–15 Scoresway.com Profile Myplayer.gr Profile