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Murwest – Forbes & Coltart Office Building – Iroquois Way Closure 
 
As construction on the new Murwest Forbes & Coltart Office Building is anticipated to begin soon, please be advised that Mascaro Construction, the Contractor, will close Iroquois Way between Halket Street and Coltart Street beginning Monday, January 15, 2018.  
 
*SEE PICTURE ABOVE in which the road closure area is highlighted in ‘Yellow’. This portion of Iroquois Way will remain closed for the duration of the construction project. 
 
For questions or concerns, please  contact William Charles, Project Manager, Mascaro, (412) 812-4339 or bcharles@mascaroconstruction.com.
City Of Pittsburgh Snow Angels Program 
Snow covered sidewalks can be hazardous for everyone. Pittsburgh Snow Angels is a program that helps minimize the hardships of winter by pairing volunteers with elderly or disabled residents to assist with snow removal. 
 
Along with fostering stronger community relationships and relieving some of the stress that comes from a snow storm, Snow Angels makes our sidewalks safer for those who continue to serve despite the winter weather – like postal service workers, firemen, and police officers.
You can now call 3-1-1 to volunteer or request an angel.
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Live From The Field

Citizen's Police Academy 

Twice a year, the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police sponsors an opportunity for High School students in the Pittsburgh community to become closely acquainted with the roles and responsibilities of the Police Bureau. All interested persons must complete an application and give permission for the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police to conduct a background check to determine if they have a criminal record. 
 
The next CPA session will begin Tuesday, February 6, 2018
All CPA applications must be received by February 2, 2018. 
 
Student Police Academy
Likewise twice a year, the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police sponsors an opportunity for High School students in the Pittsburgh community to also become closely acquainted with the roles and responsibilities of the Police Bureau. The Pittsburgh Student’s Police Academy (SPA) brings the police and Pittsburgh’s high school community closer together in a setting that offers a sample of police training to each participant. 
 
 
The next SPA session will begin Wednesday, March 14, 2018.
All SPA applications must be received by Friday, March 9, 2018. 
 
For more information, check out the original City website posting at
 

2018 Pittsburgh Christmas Tree Recycling
The City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Works has announced that the Christmas tree recycling program will be available again this year. Residents can take trees to the following drop-off locations to have the tree composted at no cost.  
 
For a tree to be composted at a drop-off location, all ornaments, lights and stands must be removed. Trees in plastic bags or netting will not be accepted. Christmas trees set out at the curb for refuse pick-up will be sent to the landfill.  
 
Christmas Tree Recycling Drop-Off Locations:  
 
Hazelwood Schenley Park Division –  Open Year Round 
Location: 40 Melanchton St Pittsburgh, PA 15207 
Hours: Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. 
Contact: 412-422-6524 
 
East End 2nd Division of Public Works – Open Year Round  
6814 Hamilton Ave Pittsburgh, PA 15208 (North Dallas Ave. at Hamilton Ave.) 
Hours: Monday through Saturday, 8:00 a.m to 2:00 p.m. 
Contact: 412-665-3609 
 
West End 5th Division of Public Works – Open Year Round  
1330 Hassler St. Pittsburgh, PA 15220  (Off Herschel St. & Steuben St. near Herschel Park)  
Monday through Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. 
Contact: 412-937-3054 
 
Strip District Environmental Services Lot – Open January 2018 Only  
3001 Railroad St, Pittsburgh, PA 15201 (near 30th St. and Railroad St.) 
Hours: Monday through Saturday, 8:00 a.m to 4:00 p.m. 
Contact: 412-255-2773 
 
Baum Grove Parklet in Friendship – Open January 2018 Only 
City Sponsored Pilot Drop Off 
400 Roup Ave. Pgh PA 15232 (off of Fairmont Ave.)  
Hours: Monday through Saturday, 8:00 a.m to 4:00 p.m. 
Contact: 412-255-2773  
 
Questions? Contact the City of Pittsburgh Recycling Division for more information: (412) 255-2631    

Some South Oakland water tests show elevated lead levels.  Join us to learn more about organizing a neighborhood-wide lead level survey.
OPDC invites you to hear from the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA) about lead contamination sources and what precautions can be taken to remedy them. 
 
Tuesday, January 9th, 2018 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
St. Regis Parish Hall 3235 Parkview Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213   
 

Joncaire Street Steps Replacement Project Update: Concrete Pouring This Week Inline image 1
 
Clearwater, the Contractor, will be placing concrete today and Thursday at 9 AM to pour #5 and #6 steps. Both days, they will be using Joncaire Street and single lane traffic is expected. 
 
Concrete placement is expected to be complete by Christmas. 
 
To submit questions or comments, contact OTMA at 

Saturday December 2nd  from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. ODPC is co-hosting a pop-up event with two Pitt students at the Oakland Career Center 294 Semple St.. This event is open to all Oakland residents and invites you to bring items, such as clothing, knick-knacks, small appliances, and non-perishable food items, to sell/donate. We are prepared to transport any items that are not sold/donated throughout the day to various donation centers (Goodwill, etc.).   
 
See attached flyer for more info.

OAKLAND LIGHT UP SEASON 
Kicking off Friday, November 17
Forbes Digital Plaza
Corner of Forbes Avenue & Bouquet St
  • Live Music, Free Cookies & Hot Cocoa – 5:30pm
  • Tree Lighting – 6:15pm
Vote for your favorite Holiday Decorations in the Oakland Business District & Win Prizes!
Tweet a pic of your favorite display with hashtag LIGHTUPTHESEASON 
 
OAKLAND LIGHT UP SEASON 
Starting Friday, November 17, 2017    
Oakland Light Up Season
Kicking off Friday, November 17
Forbes Digital Plaza
Corner of Forbes Avenue & Bouquet St
Live Music, Free Cookies & Hot Cocoa – 5:30pm
Tree Lighting – 6:15pm
Vote for your favorite Holiday Decorations in the Oakland Business District & Win Prizes! Tweet a pic of your favorite display with hastag LIGHTUPTHESEASON
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GIVE YOUR INPUT ABOUT DEVELOPMENT ALONG THE BATES STREET CORRIDOR 
 
JOIN US FOR A COMMUNITY DISCUSSION 
 
Community Discussion – Thursday November 2, 7 PM @ 294 SEMPLE ST 
  • Learn about zoning, permitting, and city policy priorities.
  • Hear a brief presentation by Oakland Gateway Ventures.
  • Share your opinions with local elected officials and public partners.  
See attached flyer and renderings for more info.
Join the Heinz Chapel Choir for their holiday concert followed by a reception hosted by the Pitt Alumni Association. 
 
Don't miss out on this opportunity that will be sure to put you in the holiday spirit, and join the choir members afterwards for some refreshments. 
 
Heinz Chapel Choir Holiday Concert and Reception
Sunday, December 3, 2017
Concert: 3 p.m. Heinz Memorial Chapel 
South Bellefield Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213 
 
Reception: following the concert at Alumni Hall, Connolly Ballroom
4227 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15260 
 
The cost is $25 per person and includes the concert and reception. 
 
 
Questions can be directed to Laraine Hlatky at the Pitt Alumni Association 
by phone at 412-624-5589 or via e-mail at hlaraine@pitt.edu

Grow food. Sustain neighborhoods. Bring people together.
Grow Pittsburgh strives to teach people how to grow food and to promote the benefits that gardens bring to our neighborhoods. 
 
They are currently hiring three new positions to start in 2018.  There will be two full-time positions and one part-time position—each comes with a full benefits package.  Grow Pittsburgh Staff will help build and support unique gardens and farms by connecting directly with students, schools, families, home growers, and farmers.  
 
Available Positions 
  • Frick Greenhouse and Shiloh Farm Manager (Full-time)
  • Learning Garden Educator (Full-time)
  • Community Garden Coordinator (Part-time 30+ hours/wk)   
 

EAST EUROPEAN AND SLAVIC FALL FESTIVAL 
Sunday, October 29, 2017, 12-4pm 
Cathedral Of Learning First Floor Commons Room 
 
Join in a cultural celebration of food, dance and more! 
Featuring: The Pitt Carpathian Ensemble 
Special Guest Richard Balázs, Director of the Folk Factory ensemble, will teach Balkan dances!