Long-term Westbound Route 380 (Baum Blvd/N Craig St) Closure begins Tomorrow


raffic Advisory

Long-term Westbound Route 380 Closure beginsThursday in Pittsburgh
Portions of Baum Boulevard, North Craig Street to Close for 91 Days
PennDOT District 11 is announcing a long-term closure of westbound Route 380  in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, will begin on Thursday, August 27 weather permitting. 
Beginning at approximately 4 a.m. on Thursday, westbound Route 380 (Baum Boulevard/North Craig Street) will close to traffic from the intersection of Melwood Avenue and Baum Boulevard to the intersection of North Craig Street and Bigelow Boulevard.  The long-term closure will occur around-the-clock for 91 consecutive days.  All westbound traffic will be detoured.
Posted detour
• Take Baum Boulevard to Liberty Avenue
• Follow Liberty Avenue to the Bloomfield Bridge
• Turn left onto the Bloomfield Bridge
• Turn right onto Bigelow Boulevard
• End detour
Motorists on Bigelow Boulevard at the intersection with North Craig Street can continue westbound on Bigelow Boulevard.
Additionally, eastbound traffic on Route 380 will be restricted to a single-lane from the Bloomfield Bridge to Melwood Avenue during the westbound closure.  Crews will conduct roadway reconstruction. 


08 2015

Forbes Plaza Digital Art Gallery Plans And Installation

Forbes Digital Plaza
In 2014, the OBID will unveil the first installation project for Innovation Oakland, slated to be constructed in the open plaza at the corner of Forbes Avenue and South Bouquet Street in the heart of Oakland’s retail district. The site has been generously donated by the University of Pittsburgh and grant support for the project has been provided by UPMC, Pitt, Carlow University, the Duquesne Light Corporation, the Heinz Endowments and the Richard King Mellon Foundation. As the showpiece for Innovation Oakland, the Forbes Plaza project calls for the construction of a series of elements that have been designed to showcase what a 21st century space will look like.


08 2015

Plans or Proposed Hotel Indigo On 2nd Ave – Part 1, Contextual Renderings

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Last Wednesday, August 12, the group proposing to build a Hotel Indigo at the Technology Center site presented their plans to Oakland residents. Part 1 of 2 of their presentation is attached.


08 2015

Citizen’s Police Academy Starts Tue 9/8, Applications Due THIS FRIDAY 8/21

Twice a year, the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police sponsors an opportunity for members of the community to become closely acquainted with the roles and responsibilities of the Police Bureau.  The Pittsburgh Citizen’s Police Academy (CPA) brings the police and the community close together in a setting that offers a sample of police training to each participant.
Participants receive three hours of training one evening each week for 15 weeks in many of the varied functions of law enforcement.  They experience some of the highlights of police training and are exposed to the operations of the police bureau.
The next session of the CPA will begin on Tuesday, September 8, 2015, at the Pittsburgh Brashear High School, 590 Crane Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15216.  The program will be held each Tuesday evening, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. for 15 weeks. 
All applications must be received by August 21, 2015.


08 2015

3rd Annual Oakland Transportation Fair – Wed 9/16 1-2pm – Pitt Alumni Hall


The 3rd Annual Oakland Transportation Fair
Wednesday, September 16, 20151:00pm tp 2:00pm
University of Pittsburgh’s Alumni Hall- Connelly Ballroom
This year's theme: "Accessibility, Placing People At The Center"


08 2015

POP-UP Wellness Fair In Market Square – Tue 8/18 12-3PM

 POP-UP Wellness Fair in Market Square
Walk Pittsburgh partner, Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership, is teaming up with Fittsburgh to host an outdoor Pop-Up Wellness Fair in Market Square this Tuesday, August 18 from 12:003:00 p.m. The concept is simple, bring the community together around all healthy things in a unique venue. This way getting healthy isn’t a drag, it’s actually fun – imagine that!

From food and fitness to farming and fun ways to get moving, we’ll be connecting the community to the people and businesses making Pittsburgh a healthier place to live. The event will feature over 30 unique vendors, Walk Pittsburgh being one of them, who will all be showcasing what they can do to help you live a fitter, healthier, and more fulfilling lifestyle!

More details about the event are avaiable here.


08 2015

Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser – Wed 8/19 4-8pm 3250 Parkview Ave

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Wed August 19, 2015 – Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser 4-8pm at Parkview Manor, 3250 Parkview Ave.


08 2015

South Oakland Community Day 2015 – Saturday 8/29, Noon -7pm

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  South Oakland Community Day (SOCD),  Noon to 7pm on Saturday August 29, 2015 at Dan Marino Field/Frazier Fieldhouse at Frazier St and Dawson St.
  It will be a family friendly celebration of our community, with food & music, raffles & giveaways, sports, games and activities for all ages.
​   ​See the attached flyer for more description of the event, and let your neighbors know about it.
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If you would like to contribute by donating or volunteering, please get in touch

with us. Also check out the SONG website for more general community information,

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and about how to get involved.

Look for more details on SouthOaklandPgh.org/SOCD


08 2015

August 2015 Employment Newsletter

Cops Love Lemonade Stands

From Zone 4 Police:
Attention young Pittsburgh entrepreneurs: Are you hosting a lemonade stand before you head back to school in a few weeks? If so, we’d love to know about it!
The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police is excited to participate in #CopsLoveLemonadeStands!
We are asking our community to let us know if you see a stand or if your kids are having a lemonade stand. Send us the details of your lemonade stand (dates/times/location) or if you see one by leaving a comment on our Facebook page, sending us a private Facebook message, tweeting at @PghPolice or your Zone's Twitter account, or simply emailing emily.schaffer@pittsburghpa.gov
Though we can’t promise an officer will be available to stop by because of other calls for service, we will make every effort to visit each lemonade stand! 


08 2015

Oakland Recycling And Reuse Collection Event – 8/15 9am-1pm, Parking Lot At Meyran And Sennott

August 15 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Electronics: TVs, monitors, computers, printers and more
Gently used household items: Stain/tear free upholstered items and mattresses, tables, chairs, lamps and more.
Must be a resident of Oakland.


08 2015

Final Mtg On Proposed Oakland Bike Network – Pitt Student Union Ballroom, Mon 8/10 8:30am

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One final meeting to learn about the proposed bike network and lanes for Oakland.
Proposal calls for traffic and parking changes that makes Oakland safe for all users, drivers, cyclists, pedestrians and individuals with mobility Challenges.
University of Pittsburgh – William Pitt Union Ballroom
Monday August 10, 8:30am.

Public Meeting on Tech Center Hotel Indigo – Wed 8/12 6pm Career Ctr 294 Semple

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 ​Attached ​is ​a flyer for the public meeting regarding the proposed Hotel Indigo at the Tech Center. The meeting is set for Wednesday, August 12, at 6:00 pm at the Oakland Career Center, 294 Semple Street.

Southbound Bloomfield Bridge Closure begins TODAY Wed July 29, 2015

Traffic Advisory
Southbound Bloomfield Bridge Closure begins Wednesday, July 29, 2015
PennDOT District 11 is announcing the southbound Bloomfield Bridge in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, will close to traffic beginning Wednesday, July 29, weather permitting. 
Beginning at 6 a.m. on Wednesday, a 23 consecutive day, around-the-clock closure of southbound Bloomfield Bridge will occur.  The bridge will be closed to southbound traffic at Liberty Avenue.  Traffic will be detoured.
Posted Detour
  • From the northern end of the bridge, take Liberty Avenue east
  • Turn right onto Baum Boulevard
  • Turn right onto North Craig Street
  • North Craig Street becomes Bigelow Boulevard
  • Follow Bigelow Boulevard back to the Bloomfield Bridge
  • End detour
Motorists are advised to use caution, slow down and expect changing traffic patterns.  Work zone safety is everyone’s responsibility.   
To help keep motorists informed as work on the Route 380 project continues, remember to sign-up to receive eAlerts for the latest news and project updates OR visit the project information website at bigelow-baumblvd.otmapgh.org.  


07 2015

School To Career (S2C) Now Recruiting Students For 2015-2016 Program

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OPDC’s School 2 Career (S2C) program is offering career exploration and job development for Pittsburgh high school students.
We offer:
  • Stipends for students
  • Career-based mentored work experience
  • CPR/AED/First Aid certification
  • Microsoft Office certification
  • Homework assistance, tutoring and SAT preparation
  • Annual College Fair and Paying for College Seminar
  • Meet professionals in your career field
  • Sports/music and cultural field trips
What do I need to apply?
  • City of Pittsburgh residency
  • Attend a traditional public/charter/private high school – entering 9-12 grade this fall
  • Completed application
  • Attend summer orientation on Fridays at 10am
  • Willing to commit a minimum of ONE year to the program
*Special consideration for Hill/Uptown/West Oakland students*
Check out attached flyer for more info