No Kid Or Adult Night for Sept or Oct

​Due to a lack of confirmed resources to plan and host, we will not have a Kids Movie Night or Adult Meet & Greet in September or October.​  Check back for future events.

Allegh Cnty Health Assessment Community Mtg – Mon 10/6 6:30pm

The Allegheny County Health Department will share information about residents’ health and is asking for community response about health issues that concern them at a series of community meetings. The link below leads to a description and calender of meetings.
A meeting is scheduled for October 6 from 6:30 PM to 8 PM at the Carnegie Library’s East Liberty branch, located at 130 South Whitfield Street.
For more info and full schedule:

October Events At The Corner 200 Robinson St

9/26 Freestyle Friday Open Mic *RESCHEDULED*: Enjoy music, spoken word, and poetry on Friday, October 10th at 7pm. This is guaranteed to be a great time! $5 admission. Tasty refreshments provided.
The next meeting of the West Oakland Neighborhood Council is Tuesday, October 7th from 6:30-8:00.

Corner Café OPEN for Fall: Come visit us Monday through Thursday from 7:30am to 10:30am. Stop in before work or school for a warm cup of coffee, tea or hot chocolate! We also have a tasty breakfast menu: butter cake, homemade muffins, cookies, breakfast bars and sandwiches! Free Wi-Fi and a friendly atmosphere!

Dollar Bank’s inaugural MORTGAGES FOR MEN homebuyers workshop is on Saturday, October 11, 2014 beginning at 9am. Held at the Convention Center, this workshop will focus on Dollar Bank’s free Home Ownership Program available to all first-time homebuyers. The workshop will also focus on homeownership opportunities, addressing credit issues, budgeting and savings tips, downpayment and closing cost assistance options and special mortgage products. Call 1-800-345-3655 for reservations.

AROUND THE CORNER is sponsored by The Corner, 200 Robinson Street, Pittsburgh, PA  15213, a program of Friendship Community Church. Please forward this email to neighbors, friends, and family who’d be interested in these events.
​For more information:

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Info On Development of “Skyvue” at 3333 Forbes Ave

New information on the development at the former health department site.  It is known as Skyvue – address: 3333 Forbes Ave.
Demolition will commence Oct 6th and will take four weeks for the main building and one week each for the two adjacent houses.  Asbestos abatement is under way now.  There will be 6 – 10 trucks per day to/from the site during demolition.  Trucks will enter through the existing driveway on Forbes and either exit there or exit via Euler Way.  The sidewalk will remain open during demolition except when work is happening close to Forbes.
Tentative construction start will be excavation in November.  During construction, there will be more trucks to the site; they will instruct them to enter and exit from the driveway on Forbes and not to use Euler Way.
For both demolition and construction, they will instruct workers not to park on residential streets.

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Free Daffodil Bulbs Available To Oakland Properties

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Thanks to the Western PA Conservancy and Phipps Conservatory, the Oakland Green Team has free daffodil bulbs to beautify Oakland neighborhoods.
Planting sites should be viewable to the public.
For more details:
Check with SONG to volunteer to help plant these bulbs this fall.

Volunteers needed for Oakland Housing Court Thurs 9/18 10am

Two Oakland cases will be heard in Housing Court on September 18th at 10am:
3275 Parkview Avenue:
Violation: Failure to repair/replace sidewalk or driveway
Owner: Marie A. Drak
3325 Parkview Avenue:
Violation: Garbage and debris throughout property/ Incorrect handrails on front entry steps, exterior steps and interior basement steps/ Deteriorating roof drains, gutters and downspouts
Owner: Peter Kamaras
Magistrate Ricciardi’s courtroom is located at 1700 Carson Street.
If you are able to go, please confirm attendance with Oakwatch: The Oakland Code Enforcement at Oakwatch @ or (412) 621-7863 x27


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Oakwatch Meeting – Wed 9/17 12pm at Jewish Federation of Grtr Pgh

Wednesday, September 17, 12pm, at the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh, located at 234 McKee Place. Please RSVP by contacting 412.621.7863 ext. 21 or
For more information, go to


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Fruit Tree Orchard Classes – Tue 9/23 6pm Parkview Manor

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Tree Pittsburgh and OPDC are partnering to plant eight fruit trees at Frazier Farms and a vacant lot on Parkview Ave.  Neighbors will have the opportunity to take three free classes to learn about fruit trees and ensure their sustainability.  The first class will focus on fruit tree biology, site selection and species information.
Tuesday 9/23 from 6-7:30pm at Parkview Manor, 3250 Parkview Ave.
For more info:

East End Food Co-op Employment Opportunities Sept 2014

East End Food Co-op
Meat Clerk, Cheese Merchandiser, Manager On Duty, Stockers, Assistant Cafe Manager, Cafe Counter Supervisor, Produce Clerk, Dishwasher/Prep, Cashier.
General info on employment:
For more specific hiring info, or to apply online:


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Health Department Urges Prompt Reporting of Animal Bites

The Allegheny County Health Department urges timely reporting of animal bites to avoid transmission of rabies, which is 100% preventable when prompt, appropriate medical care is provided.
“Animal bites can be reported to the Health Department 24 hours a day, seven days week by calling 412-687-ACHD (2243). If you are bitten, please wash the wound immediately with soap and water and seek medical evaluation,” said Health Director Dr. Karen Hacker.
Twelve animals in Allegheny County have tested positive for rabies this year – 5 bats, 2 raccoons, 2 groundhogs, 2 cats and 1 skunk.
Read full press release:


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Developer Plans For Former Cnty Hlth Dept Bldg At 3333 Forbes At City Planning Tue 9/9/14

(according to OPDC staff, 9/9 is only a briefing before the commission. The actual hearing will be 9/23)
“According to the agenda of the Pittsburgh Planning Commission, an affiliate of Valdosta, Ga.-based Ambling University Development Group, plans to call its new 389-unit apartment building Skyvue.
The project is proposed to replace the former Allegheny County Health Department building at 3333 Forbes Ave. and a few smaller neighboring properties near the heart of Oakland.”
To read the full article:
To view the proposal:

South Oakland Neighborhood Group (SONG)


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Sidewalk Tree Planting Applications – Fall 2014

If you’re interested in a free tree for the sidewalk, please fill out the application and bring it to the next SONG meeting Tuesday March 4, or give or mail it to David Zwier at 235 Atwood Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213.  There will be a site inspection for each application, because not all locations are suitable for trees.

You can also volunteer to help plant and maintain the trees.  More info on TreeVitalize Pittsburgh’s website

There is a PDF version you can print and fill out by hand, or the DOC version, you can fill out electronically, print and sign.

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Pro Walk/Pro Bike/Pro Place Open House – Tue 9/9/14 5pm

Pro Walk/Pro Bike/Pro Place Open House
Project for Public Spaces & The City of Pittsburgh
Tuesday, September 9, 2014 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM (EDT)
Pittsburgh, PA
Deadline to register is Friday Sept 5.
For more info or to register:

Public Mtg On Demolition Of Former Children’s Hospital Tower – Wed 9/17 6-8PM


(The meeting for the UPMC south tower demolition that was supposed to happen this Wednesday has been postponed.  The city is asking for some additional revisions to the plan so everything is being pushed back until further notice.)
Wednesday, September 17th 6-8pm
Oakland Career Center
294 Semple St
Hear from UPMC representatives about plans for the demolition of the former Children’s Hospital Tower.
Plus updates on other neighborhood projects.
Check for updates.

Labor Day Week Changes For Refuse And City Services

In observance of Labor Day, city of Pittsburgh offices will be closed and there will be no garbage collection on Monday, Sept. 1, but six regional city pools will be open.
In addition to city offices, Citiparks’ 10 recreation centers and 14 Healthy Active Living centers for seniors will be closed Monday. All city offices and facilities will reopen Tuesday.
Weather permitting, Monday will be the last day six regional swimming pools will be open for the summer, from 1-5:45 p.m. They are: Highland Park; Jack Stack (Brighton Heights); Moore (Brookline); Ream (Mt. Washington); Schenley Park; Sue Murray (Allegheny Center/North Side).
There will not be any city refuse, bulk waste or recycling collection on Monday and all collections will be one day later for the entire week.
If you should have any questions concerning your collection, you may contact Environmental Services at 412-255-2773.


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