City of Pittsburgh Council District 4
District 4 Newsletter | November 2013
November: National Pomegranate Month & Sweet Potato Awareness Month

In this issue...

DISTRICT 4 NEWS

Working to make South Pittsburgh a better place, every day
Good news you don't hear on the news
Halloween in South Pitts-boo!-urgh
Overbrook Memorial Garden to get a facelift
Beechview Community Garden plans big project day
How many veterans are there in the Pittsburgh region?
Have questions about the Affordable Care Act?
Route 51/88 construction project meeting planned for December
URA to begin demolition of 1602 Broadway Avenue
What to do with expired or unwanted medication?
Carrick Farmers Market now accepting SNAP benefits
Updates from our local public schools
City Planning announces website updates
Continuing senior services in South Pittsburgh: Elder-ado becomes LifeSpan
Block Watches work!

HELP, WORK, DONATE, VOLUNTEER

Seniors aged 60+ can receive free home safety resources
More assistance for seniors aged 60+
Employment opportunities with the City of Pittsburgh
Meals on Wheels needs drivers and kitchen help

EVENTS


DISTRICT 4 NEWS

Working to make South Pittsburgh a better place, every day

  • UPMC is in the news a lot lately--and on TV commercials--but recently we heard about UPMC from the federal government! The National Labor Relations Board has charged UPMC with over 47 new violations of workers’ rights (after 80 in February), including illegally firing, intimidating, and retaliating against workers who simply wanted to explore the options of forming a union. Not only is UPMC acting unfairly, but many employees of UPMC are being paid unfairly. UPMC is the largest employer in the region, but a Pittsburgh UNITED report showed that the median hourly wage for service workers there is $12.18 an hour. Experts say that for workers to avoid relying on public assistance, they’d need to make between $13.13 and $15.85 an hour. Simply put, when UPMC doesn’t pay its fair share and hold up their end of the bargain, we, the rest of the taxpayers, have to pick up the tab. Here’s the story as covered by KDKA and read my Will of Council, co-sponsored with Councilman Kraus and Council President Harris, here.
  • In late September, I had a chance to speak to over 150 women professionals from Pennsylvania, New York, and Ontario as they gathered for the Zonta International conference here in Pittsburgh. Zonta International is a nonpartisan international organization that works to advance the status of women through service and advocacy, and the local district’s conference this year was titled Building Bridges in the City of Bridges. Afterwards, I learned of the Young Women in Public Affairs Award Program, which is a monetary award eligible for students aged 16-19 on April 1 each year who exhibit the following:
    • an active commitment to volunteerism
    • experience in local or student government
    • volunteer leadership achievements
    • knowledge of Zonta International and its programs
    • advocating in Zonta International’s mission
  • At the Carnegie Library board meeting and retreat, I learned about their strategic plan and all the exciting things they have planned for our communities and their libraries. With six specific goals in mind, the CLP is shaping how they will improve user experience and how communities will benefit. Check out the Strategic Plan Update page for more information.
  • Council has been as busy as ever this month--in addition to our regular council sessions and standing committee meetings, we’ve had public hearings and post agenda sessions about a variety of topics, including:
    • public funding for organizations, like Design Center and the Community Technical Assistance Center, that help community groups tackle internal issues and offer services to their community groups
    • police minimum staffing policy and automatic promotion timelines
    • changing the city zoning of approximately 26 acres of land along Broadhead Fording Road in Fairywood
    • a resolution calling upon the Pittsburgh Public Schools to institute a moratorium on school closings
    • a resolution allowing the City to create an authority board tasked with overseeing a City-wide transit plan, starting in East Liberty
    • a resolution altering the borders of the South Side Works tax increment financing (TIF) district
  • There’s been a steady stream of new interest in District 4--our restaurants, our people, and, more and more lately, our residential and commercial potential. I’ve had meetings with Jason Kambitsis, the director of the Mount Washington Community Development Corporation, and with several private foundations and development companies based around the City. Our housing stock and business districts are solid and promising, and the word is getting out!
  • A group of folks from the Allegheny County Department of Human Services came to brief council staffers about what work they do on a day-to-day basis and how we can connect the County and the City in helping constituents receive County services. Community relations manager Dan Barrett attended, so he’s prepared to answer your questions when you call the office!
  • Thanks again to the organizers of the Brookline Boulevard Bar Crawl--we celebrated the fourth one at several spots along the Boulevard. During this long reconstruction, it’s been both important (and fun!) to frequent businesses that may be adversely affected by it. Keep shopping local!
  • And speaking of the Brookline Boulevard construction project, we received word that the Brookline Chamber of Commerce continues to sell construction bucks, and they have spent $2,500 to support its members during the construction. For more information, contact A-Boss Opticians at 412.561.0811 or Cannon Coffee at 412.563.0202.
  • On October 10, Off the Record #13 went off without a hitch. Thanks to those who came out to see our musical performance, featuring special guest Sophie Masloff.
  • With a public hearing and a post agenda about Pittsburgh Public Schools potentially closing facilities around the Cit y, there’s been a conversation about a moratorium on closing any future schools. Meanwhile, in Bon Air, we have a school facility that has already been closed down. On October 15, I convened a meeting with the Bon Air Civic Association and real estate professionals to take a community tour of the building on Fordyce Street. At the tour, members of the community got a chance to voice their wishes for the space--and something that serves all the community seems to be the consensus. We will make sure that whatever takes place at that property will fit the neighborhood’s desires.
  • And just recently, in the span of one week, I had two opportunities to learn from students with hearing challenges. On October 16, two awesome Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf students came to shadow my day on Council. Though our standing committees meeting wasn’t the most captivating, they were thoroughly interested--plus they got an opportunity to take a behind-the-scenes look at how our meetings are video-recorded and broadcast on television. Thanks to Jessica and Stacey for participating, and for the interpreters for helping us to communicate! And then less than a week later, I visited the Depaul School for Hearing and Speech. Though many students at DePaul are profoundly deaf, often from birth, they have cochlear implants or hearing aids that allow them to perceive sound. DePaul teaches students, ranging from Pre-K to middle school, to speak and hear so that they can be mainstreamed into their normal local schools. It’s been a fascinating week!
  • And all the rest… a breakfast with State Representatives Brian Sims and Erin Molchany… a regular check-in meeting about the Brookline Boulevard reconstruction project… a tour of Brookline’s Angels’ Place facility… a meeting with our new neighborhood planner Josh Lippert… an education seminar at the Local Government Academy about dealing with dilapidated and abandoned properties… a meeting with Bike Pittsburgh and City officials to discuss the forthcoming bike share stations and improving infrastructure in D4… a meeting with the Design Center to discuss potential building improvement programs for Brookline… a meeting with GoBurgh to discuss bus rapid transit… a meeting with Saleem Ghubril, head of the Pittsburgh Promise… a meeting with the Young Elected Officials organization to discuss how I can leverage my position as state director to connect with other Pennsylvania elected officials… and all our usual neighborhood block watches and community organization meetings!

Good news you don't hear on the news

Issuing proclamations to people or organizations doing good work in the District and in the City is something that happens every Council meeting. In the past month, I’ve had a chance to bring attention to a variety of Pittsburgh institutions:

Taking an active role in all sorts of volunteer projects around South Pittsburgh--and beyond--the St. Basil Youth Ministry, based in St. Basil Catholic Parish in Carrick, provides a resource for youth from grade 8 to grade 12 to build leadership and community. The Youth Ministry lends their time and energy with local soup kitchens and food pantries, helping seniors with yard work and cleaning, visiting their elderly neighbors at senior residences, and more. And every year, they go on a mission trip to Kentucky, in the heart of Appalachia, where they do yard work and home repair, hold religious education sessions, and bring donated goods from Pittsburgh churches. Thanks for all you do, St. Basil Youth Ministry!

After serving in the 4th division of the Public Works Department for over a decade, telecommunications inspector Jim Takacs is taking his retirement. Jim is a veteran of the war in Vietnam, and after release from active duty, he spent 8 years in the Reserves, retiring with the rank of Major. For his service, Jim received the Purple Heart, among many other awards. He spent 32 years with Bell Telephone Co. as a lineman, cable splicer, and construction supervisor. Most recently, he worked for the City’s Public Works Department in the 4th division, which covers Brookline, Bon Air, Carrick, and Overbrook, in addition to other South Pittsburgh neighborhoods outside of District 4. Thanks to Councilman O’Connor for recognizing Jim’s service. Read the proclamation here.

If you read the Post-Gazette you’re probably familiar with Rob Rogers’ work--his weekly comic strip “Brewed on Grant” has for years playfully poked fun at the comings and goings in local government. But Rob has been an active editorial cartoonist for decades, and in 2009 his 25-year retrospective No Cartoon Left Behind: The Best of Rob Rogers was published. This past summer, his coverage of Mayor Ravenstahl was exhibited at the ToonSeum in a show titled Juice Box Memories: The Best of Boy Mayor. Rob’s wit and artistic skill, along with his great love for Pittsburgh, shine through his work. I was happy to have him in Council to honor him with a proclamation--read it here.

With a mission to create opportunity and build relationships for its members, ALPFA is a national Latino association for business professionals and students. On October 1, I recognized the Pittsburgh chapter on its fifth anniversary. Read the proclamation here.

Halloween in South Pitts-boo!-urgh

Halloween is right around the corner, and there’s lots going on in District 4. Visit the City’s Halloween page to learn more--you can even request a free activity book! If you have other parties or fun activities to share, Tweet at me @nataliarudiak or post on my Facebook page!

The Carrick and Overbrook Community Councils are hosting their annual costume contest from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 26. This year the contest takes place in the Carrick High cafeteria and is intended for kids aged 12 and under. If you’re interested in participating, you must register--just call 412.884.5509.

The Brookline Halloween Parade is a wonderful yearly tradition, and this year it’s meeting on Saturday, October 26 at 2:00 p.m. at the cannon on Brookline Boulevard.

The Beechview Senior Center is holding its Halloween Party on Thursday, October 31 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

City-wide, trick or treating is taking place on Halloween night, Thursday, October 31 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Be spooky--and be safe!

Overbrook Memorial Garden to get a facelift

Last year, the Firehouse Farms vegetable garden, which was tended by members of the Bhutanese community and teenage student volunteers, produced a great harvest, but for next year, a flower garden (a “cutting garden”) is being planned in its place.

Thanks to a $2,000 gift from the City and the leadership of our new neighborhood planner Josh Lippert, an ambitious garden project will be taking root alongside the Accamando Center (the old Overbrook firehouse) on Saturday, October 26 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.--and you’re invited to lend a helping hand!

Josh’s plans include boxwoods around the war memorial next to the Accamando Center; a cutting garden featuring sunflowers, dahlias, daffodils, and the like, with a vine arbor entrance; fenced children garden with butterfly and bird-attracting flora; and a rock garden with a view to the Saw Mill Run creek. Some of the offerings include red twig dogwood, serviceberry, knock-out roses, and boxwood shrubs.

Meet Josh and see the garden take shape, and get your hands in the dirt, by joining in this Saturday right before 10:00 a.m. Supplies will be provided.

Beechview Community Garden plans big project day

Saturday, October 26 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. is a huge day for the Beechview Community Garden. Volunteers will be completing the Love Your Block grant project/Edible Garden mini grant even along with an end-of-the-year garden work day. If you're interested in volunteering, the garden will need people of all ages to help out planting a hillside with perennials, replacing mulch around raised beds, weeding the butterfly garden, tending a pumpkin patch and rosebushes, and much more. The first 20 volunteers get a free t-shirt, and lunch will be provided through an Edible Garden mini grant. If you're interested in helping out, RSVP here or by emailing beechviewcommunitygarden@gmail.com.

How many veterans are there in the Pittsburgh region?

Thanks to data compiled by the University of Pittsburgh University Center for Social and Urban Research (UCSUR), we can answer this question! The American Community Survey estimates that there are just over 190,000 veterans who live in the metropolitan area (including the counties of Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Washington, and Westmoreland). This number means that 10% of the metro area’s population over 18 is a veteran!

Learn more about our region’s veteran population at this Pittsburgh Economic Quarterly report.

And follow UCSUR on Twitter for more interesting facts and reports on our local population.

Have questions about the Affordable Care Act?

I’m currently uninsured--what should I do? I own a small business, so am I required to offer coverage now? As a senior citizen, how will the ACA change my life? I already have insurance; do I need to do anything?

The Affordable Care Act (or “Obamacare”) is changing the landscape of health insurance in this country, and it can be a bit confusing. Thankfully, State Rep. Erin Molchany is holding a session where you can learn about the new insurance market and have your questions answered. This seminar for community leaders is intended for people who may be fielding questions from the public--from your parish, from your patients, or from your community members. Join them at this free information session at Grandview Bakery at 255 Shiloh Street on Mt. Washington on Saturday, October 26 from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Please RSVP by calling Rep. Molchany’s office at 412.343.2094.

And if you need to sign up for health insurance or have questions about the new marketplace, attend one of their free events open to the public, where you can ask questions and work one-on-one to look at your insurance options:

Monday, October 28, 4:00-7:00 p.m.
Beechview Library, 1910 Broadway Ave

Thursday, November 7, 5:00-8:00 p.m.
Brookline Library, 708 Brookline Blvd

Friday, November 8, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Whitehall Library, 100 Borough Park Dr

Tuesday, November 12, 2:00-6:00 p.m.
Mt. Washington Library, 315 Grandview Ave

Route 51/88 construction project meeting planned for December

After years and years, this project is finally taking off! Around $15 million in cost, this long-awaited project will make the intersection safer in many respects: it will improve traffic flow (in one of the busiest intersections in the entire region!), make pedestrian access easier, and address constant flash flooding issues.

Join us for a public meeting with PennDOT, Michael Baker Corporation (the construction engineers), and other officials on Monday, December 9 from 6:00-7:30 p.m. at St. Norbert’s Church at 2413 St. Norberts Street. Come learn more about the scope of the project, phasing and timeline, and effects on local traffic, including detours.

Until this public meeting, and throughout the course of the project, you can always contact the ACTA information hotline if you have questions or would like more information. The hotline phone number is 412.533.4606.

URA to begin demolition of 1602 Broadway Avenue

After the public weighed in at a community meeting in the basement of the Beechview Presbyterian Church last June, there was a unanimous vote to demolish 1602 Broadway Avenue (between 1600 Broadway Ave and the IGA) because the building is so far beyond repair. The URA is now moving forward with this plan, and demolition begins this week and will last for 10 days or so. The ultimate goal is to clear the way for either a patio for a potential restaurant at 1600, or a construction-ready site for a future development.

Contractors will be roping off a few parking spots on Broadway Avenue to get their equipment in there. If you’re experiencing any real problems with this (like extremely loud noise at weird hours, for example), contact my office at 412.255.2131.

What to do with expired or unwanted medication?

It’s generally a good idea to get rid of unwanted medication--tens of thousands of children every year show up in emergency rooms because of unintentional overdoses of prescription and over-the-counter drugs. But don’t flush ‘em down the toilet! Did you know that wastewater treatment plants and septic systems aren’t designed to treat medication waste? Recent U.S. Geological Survey studies have found traces of painkillers, estrogen, antidepressants, blood pressure medicines, and more in water samples from 30 states. These medications in our water lead to defects in fish, and when antibiotics are released into the environment like this, it can even help germs because drug-resistant!

To give Pittsburghers an opportunity to properly dispose of unwanted or expired medicines, the City’s police stations are holding a medication disposal event. On Saturday, October 26 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., you can bring all of your unused or expired medications to any City of Pittsburgh police zone station. In District 4, our police zones are Zone 6 and Zone 3:

The Zone 6 station is located in the West End at 312 S. Main Street.

The Zone 3 station is located in Allentown at 830 E. Warrington Avenue.

If you have any questions, contact the City’s Safety Manager David Reed at 412.255.2403.

Carrick Farmers Market now accepting SNAP benefits

Our City’s farmers markets have long been a popular source of seasonal, locally produced, nutritious, affordable food. Vendors sell a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables, meats, eggs, baked goods, honey, coffee, and more--and with the new “Fresh Access” program enabled by Just Harvest, SNAP shoppers will be able to use their benefits at five of the Citiparks farmers markets, including in Carrick (the others are South Side, Bloomfield, East Liberty, and North Side). The Carrick Farmers Market runs until November 27 and is located at the Shopping Center on Brownsville Road at Parkfield Street.

Shoppers wishing to pay with credit, debit, or food stamp cards should approach the Just Harvest tent at the market, where they’ll be able to swipe their card to receive wooden tokens, which work like cash at the market. For more information about the Fresh Access program, check out Just Harvest.

Updates from our local public schools

Continuing our monthly updates from District 4 public schools:

The Beechwood PreK-5 Parent Faculty Association is having a Bake Sale and Barbecue Sandwiches event to benefit the students, which will take place on Election Day, November 5, at the Beechview firehouse (1428 Beechview Avenue). Beechwood PreK-5 will hold their “mummy and son” night on October 30 at 6:00 p.m., and the annual Halloween parade is at 1:15 p.m. on October 31.

Brookline Elementary welcomes John Vater as their new principal. He and the staff at Brookline Elementary want to welcome you to Coffee with the Administration, which will be held on the first Friday of each month at 8:30 a.m. Also, the Parents School Community Council Meeting will be held at Cannon Coffee on November 12 at 6:30 p.m.

Carmalt Academy is hosting special four-legged visitors every Wednesday: therapy dogs have been coming to listen to 1st graders read storybooks to them! Carmalt’s book fair will be held from October 14 to the 18th. And the Carmalt PSCC/PTO/Title One meeting will be held on October 23 from 2:00-3:30 p.m. And in the middle school, everybody’s looking forward to the Fall Fling dance at the end of the month!

Concord Elementary and Carrick High have been celebrating Spirit Week. “The Future is Mine,” a group at Carrick High organized by Lisa Mahla, partnered the two schools together to celebrate Twin Tuesday, Wacky Wednesday, and Blue and Gold Thursday. As part of a contest to see which students have the most school spirit, some of the elementary kids even got a chance to visit the high school!

There’s something artistic in the water at Roosevelt Elementary… Students now have their own virtual art gallery: check it out here! There are already over 100 pieces of art from Roosevelt students, and much more is to come! Students are event putting together a monthly art newsletter that features art happenings around the City.

South Hills 6-8 will being holding after-school homework club on Tuesdays and Thursdays, beginning on October 22. And October 22 was Math Night at South Hills Middle, where parents visited to take a peek at the work their kids were doing and learn how they could help them with their math education.

West Liberty K-5 has been active in the community lately. In the past few weeks, teachers have discovered DonorsChoose.org. On this site, teachers are able to list classroom projects that they’d like to get started with students, and the community can help pitch in with small donations--even as little as $1. So far, two projects have been funded, and West Liberty is looking at three more. Check out their site to see how you can help.

City Planning announces website updates

The Department of City Planning has announced that they’ve updated their websites, so that now you’ll be able to look at scheduled meetings and presentations for the Planning Commission and Historic Review Commission.

To look at Planning Commission information, go to http://pittsburghpa.gov/dcp/boards/planning-commission. On the lefthand side, you’ll see a menu for Process, Schedule - 2013, and Archive. If you go to the Schedule page, you’ll see links for each meeting’s agenda, minutes, and any presentation files.

Similarly, you can access the Historic Review Commission information at http://pittsburghpa.gov/dcp/historic-review-commission. Click on the Schedule - 2013 link on the lefthand side to see meeting information for the Historic Review Commission.

Continuing senior services in South Pittsburgh: Elder-ado becomes LifeSpan

This past summer, the Elder-ado senior centers merged withi LifeSpan, Inc. With assistance from foundations, Elder-ado conducted a search for an agency that would be able to continue to fund and support the services they provide to seniors in the Hilltop area. LifeSpan will continue to provide daily meals, recreational activities, and more at their centers:

  • LifeSpan Carrick Resource Center, 2019 Brownsville Rd, 412.881.6800.
  • LifeSpan McKinley Resource Center, 900 Delmont St., 412.481.2433.
  • LifeSpan Knoxville Resource Center, 320 Brownsville Rd., 412.381.6900.

Check out the South Pittsburgh Reporter’s article to learn more.

Block Watches work!

If you are concerned about crime in your neighborhood, we encourage you to attend your neighborhood block watch meeting. There, you can learn how to organize your closest neighbors and meet people who may have dealt with similar issues elsewhere in the community. This is a chance to meet local officers, officials, and your own neighbors, and to speak up about problems you see and experience every day.

Carrick-Overbrook Block Watch
Monday, November 4, 7:00 p.m. at Zion Christian Church (2019 Brownsville Rd)

Beechview Area Concerned Citizens & Beechview Block Watch
Thursday, November 7, 7:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. at Beechview United Presbyterian Church (1621 Broadway Ave)

Brookline Block Watch
Tuesday, November 12, 7:00 p.m. at Judge Jim Motznik's Office (736 Brookline Blvd)

The Pittsburgh Community Safety website is another fantastic resource for keeping tabs on your community. Sign up to receive public safety alerts in your police zone, and check out the virtual blotter. Need help? Check out the user guide.


HELP, WORK, DONATE, VOLUNTEER

Seniors aged 60+ can receive free home safety resources

Did you know that our houses can potentially be dangerous places, especially for the youngest and the oldest members of our population? A program for County residents aged 60 or older can help recognize and fix some common potential problems. A project of Family Services of Western Pennsylvania’s Interfaith Volunteer Caregiver program, trained volunteers will inspect your house room by room for fire and fall hazards, making recommendations as they go. They will help distribute safety supplies (like nightlights, bathmats, and flashlights), install smoke alarms, and help residents outfit their homes with grab bars or handrails--and it’s all free of charge. If you’re interested, please call the Interfaith Volunteer Caregivers program at 412.345.7420 to request this home safety check, which lasts about an hour.

More assistance for seniors aged 60+

The Interfaith Volunteer Caregivers program, a part of Family Services of Western Pennsylvania, is advertising lots of free, volunteer services to our area’s aging population. Anyone in the County aged 60+ qualifies for free help from IVC, regardless of income. Services they provide include:

  • Friendly visits or phone calls, to prevent loneliness
  • Grocery shopping
  • Escorts and transportation to medical appointments or worship services
  • Assistance managing correspondence and paying bills
  • Home safety assessments (see above!)
  • Snow removal

To learn more and to get assistance for yourself or a family member, neighbor, or friend, call IVC at 412.345.7420. And also call that number if you’re considering  volunteering with this program to help others.

Employment opportunities with the City of Pittsburgh

The City of Pittsburgh invites all individuals seeking employment to apply online using their website at www.pghjobs.net. Click on the Online Employment Center button to view current job openings and register in the online employment system. If you don’t have access to a computer with Internet capabilities, visit the City’s Online Employment Center at 414 Grant Street, City-County Building, Fourth Floor, or call for Employment Application information at 412.255.2710.

Meals on Wheels needs drivers and kitchen help

Our Meals on Wheels programs are in need of volunteer drivers, visitors and kitchen help Monday through Friday. Volunteering requires a one and a half hour commitment for drivers and visitors and a three hour commitment for kitchen helpers once a week or as needed.

  • Hilltop/Mt. Washington/Bon Air/Carrick/Overbrook/Brentwood
    • Call the kitchen at 412.881.0990 between 8:00 a.m. and noon or stop by the kitchen at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church (601 Brownsville Rd.) from 8:30 a.m. to noon.
  • Beechview/Brookline/Carnegie
    • Call 412.307.1640 or the kitchen at 412.279.5670. The kitchen is located at St. John’s Lutheran Church at 601 Washington Ave, Carnegie, PA 15106.

EVENTS

Affordable Care Act seminar for community leaders
Saturday, October 26, 8:00-10:00 a.m. at Grandview Bakery (255 Shiloh St.)

Brookline Clean Up w/ Pitt Make a Difference Day
Saturday, October 26, 9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Beechview Community Garden Fall Clean Up Day (with Love Your Block project)
Saturday, October 26, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Accamando Center Clean Up and Garden Planting
Saturday, October 26, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at the Accamando Center (2410 Saw Mill Run Blvd)

Unused/expired medicine collection event
Saturday, October 26, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., at any City police zone station

Carrick CC and Overbrook CC Halloween costume contest
Saturday, October 26, 12:00-2:00 p.m. at the Carrick High cafeteria

Brookline Halloween Parade
Saturday, October 26, 2:00-4:00 p.m.

Rep. Molchany health insurance enrollment fair
Monday, October 28, 4:00-7:00 p.m. at the Beechview Library (1910 Broadway Ave)

Beechview Merchants Association meeting
Wednesday, October 30, 7:00 p.m. at the BMA office (1553 Broadway Ave)

Beechview Senior Center Halloween Party
Thursday, October 31, 11:00 a.m.

City of Pittsburgh official trick-or-treating
Thursday, October 31, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Carrick-Overbrook Block Watch meeting
Monday, November 4, 7:00 p.m. at Concord Elementary (2350 Brownsville Rd)

Election Day
Tuesday, November 5

Rep. Molchany health insurance enrollment fair
Thursday, November 7, 5:00-8:00 p.m. at the Brookline Library (708 Brookline Blvd)

Beechview Area Concerned Citizens & Block Watch
Thursday, November 7, 7:00 p.m. at the parking lot at Broadway Ave and Beechview Ave

Carrick High Veteran’s Remembrance event
Friday, November 8, 9:00 a.m. at the Carrick High veterans wall

Beechview Senior Center Veteran’s Day Remembrance ceremony
Friday, November 8, 10:30 a.m.

Rep. Molchany health insurance enrollment fair
Friday, November 8, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at the Whitehall Library (100 Borough Park Dr, Whitehall)

Veteran’s Day
Monday, November 11

Brookline Chamber of Commerce meeting
Monday, November 11, 5:45 p.m.

Rep. Molchany health insurance enrollment fair
Tuesday, November 12, 2:00-6:00 p.m. at the Mt. Washington Library (315 Grandview Ave)

Brookline Block Watch meeting
Tuesday, November 12, 7:00 p.m. at Judge Jim Motznik’s Office (736 Brookline Blvd)

Carrick Community Council public meeting
Wednesday, November 13, 7:00 p.m. at Concord Elementary (2350 Brownsville Rd)

South Pittsburgh Development Corporation monthly meeting
Monday, November 18, 7:00 p.m. at Brookline Presbyterian Church (1036 Brookline Blvd)

Zone 3 Public Safety meeting
Wednesday, November 20, 6:00 p.m. at Zone 3 Police Station (830 E. Warrington Ave)

Mt. Washington Community Forum
Thursday, November 21, 7:00 p.m. at the Mt. Washington Senior Center (122 Virginia Ave)

Fairhaven United Methodist Church gala
Saturday, November 23, 6:00 p.m. at Salvatore’s Restaurant (5001 Curry Road)

Overbrook Community Council meeting
Tuesday, November 26, 7:00 p.m. at the Accamando Center (2410 Saw Mill Run Blvd)

Beechview Merchants Association meeting
Wednesday, November 27, 7:00 p.m. at the BMA office (1553 Broadway Ave)

Thanksgiving
Thursday, November 28

Route 51/88 construction public meeting
Monday, December 9, 6:00 p.m. at St. Norbert’s Church (2413 St. Norberts St)


Improving our neighborhoods and keeping them great is a process that requires involvement from people like you. Be active, and join us at any of the following events or meetings. We can't do it without you! If you have questions about any of these events, feel free to give our office a call at 412.255.2131.

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Tuesday, October 22, 2013
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