Electronics Recycling Event In Cranberry Sat 9/24 10am-1pm

Cranberry Township Area Computer Recycling and Data Destruction Event – Saturday, September 24th 
Securely recycle your old computers this Saturday, September 24th. Commonwealth Computer Recycling (CCR) will be providing on-site hard drive shredding and recycling services this Saturday from 10am – 1pm at the St. Ferdinands Church. 
The following computer components will be accepted for FREE at this event:
  • Desktop, laptops, tablets, servers, hard drives (on-site data destruction will be offered for $10 per hard drive)
  • LCD (flat screen) monitors
  • Cell phones, Ipods, MP3 players, etc.
  • Computer peripherals include keyboards, mice, printers (< 50lbs), power supplies, motherboards / circuit Boards, cables, UPS batteries & backup systems, power supplies, memory, hard drives, computer fans, routers, switches, wireless routers, access points, bridges, firewalls, cabling, modems, KVM switches
  • Phones, phone systems
  • AC adapter & wiring
The following items will be accepted for a $10 DISPOSAL FEE:
  • Audio/video equipment
  • Radio, receivers, amplifiers, tuners, equalizers, tape decks
  • VCR, DVD & Blue Ray Players
  • Wooden speakers
  • Consumer/household goods
  • Sweepers, hair dryers, toasters, blenders, coffee makers, microwaves and other consumer electronics
  • Small Freon containing appliances including window air conditioners and dehumidifiers
The following items will NOT BE ACCEPTED:
  • Universal Waste
  •    Alkaline batteries
  •    Light bulbs
  • Large Freon containing appliances
  • TVs / CRT (old style) monitors
St. Ferdinands Church is located a 2535 Rochester Rd in Cranberry Township. CCR is Department of Environmental Protection permitted and an R2 certified Responsible Recycler. 
Can't attend the event? CCR offers data destruction by mail. Checkout our mailback program at www.cybercrunchrecycling.org 
Portion of proceeds benefit Portion of proceeds benefit the St. Ferdinands Church. 
Commonwealth Computer Recycling LLC 
1628 Roseytown Road Unit 8
Greensburg, PA 15601 


09 2016

Healthy Ride FREE Bike Rental Day Sun 9/25

Healthy Ride FREE Ride Day 9/25 
Join Healthy Ride on Sunday, September 25 for a day of FREE riding brought to you by Allegheny Health Network. All riding is free from 12:01am to 11:59pm and there is no limit on trip duration. It's easy to participate; the free rate will automatically apply to all Healthy Ride rentals. Find your nearest Healthy Ride station on their Station Map or the nextbike mobile app. 
All riders must have a Healthy Ride account to rent bicycles. New riders can set up an account online at healthyridepgh.com, on the nextbike app, or by calling Customer Service 412-535-5189.   
September 25th offers a full day of fitness with Pittsburgh's 39th Annual Great Race! Run, walk, and bike your way through one of the most active days of the year. #TakeHealthyRide to the race shuttle or to watch your favorite runner cross the finish line.      


09 2016

Pgh Rated One Of Most Fun Cities In America

Pittsburgh is the most fun city in the northeast, a study from WalletHub concludes. 
“Absolutely, Pittsburgh really did represent well, especially for the northeast,” WalletHub analyst Jill Gonzalez told KDKA money editor Jon Delano on Monday. 
Gonzalez says Pittsburgh ranks 14 out of 150 cities when it comes to entertainment, recreation, nightlife, and cost. 
Las Vegas, Orlando and Miami rank one, two, and three, but Pittsburgh beat out cities like San Francisco, Honolulu, and, of course, Philadelphia. 
Pittsburgh ranks high in many categories — like sports teams and public swimming pools — but one area stands out. 
“Pittsburgh ranks number one in terms of the access to bars so that’s both the number of bars per capita and the number of bars per square mile,” notes Gonzalez. 


09 2016

PennDOT/CMU Forbes Ave Projects Website Updated

PennDOT/CMU Forbes Avenue Improvement Projects Website Updated
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On, August 31st, a public meeting was held to share the design plans and schedule for the Forbes Avenue Betterment Project and the Oakland/CMU Forbes Corridor Improvements Project. Over 250 people attended the meeting held at CMU’s University Center, Rangos Ballroom.


For more information about the initiative, history of the project and project updates visit the project microsite.

Click here to view or download the presentation.

Submit a comment form by Monday, September 26th    

S Oakland Neighborhood Block Party Tue 9/20 5:30-7:30pm

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South Oakland Neighborhood Block Party
Tuesday 9/20/16 5:30-7:30pm
Frazier St near Dan Marino Field
  • Meet your neighbors!
  • Friendly dogs welcome
  • Enjoy FREE FOOD!
  • Any university/college students welcome
  • Mingle with students and other Oakland neighbors
  • Students receive a free Oakland t-shirt

Hosted by:
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • Point Park University
  • Oakcliffe Community Organization (OCO)
  • South Oakland Neighborhood Group (SONG)

Zone 4 Public Safety Mtg – THIS Thur 9/15 6-9pm

Please join the Zone 4 Public Safety Council, the Pittsburgh Police and Chief McLay for a town hall meeting this Thursday, Sept. 15th, 6-9 p.m. at the Pittsburgh Firefighters #1 Union Hall at 120 Flowers Avenue, Hazelwood.
  • Share public safety concerns.
  • Review crime statistics.
  • Provide feedback on community and police relations.
  • Tell us how the police can better serve your community.
  • Refreshments will be served.

Bigelow Blvd Between Fifth & Forbes Closed THIS Say 9/10 8:30-2:30

Pitt Shuttle Service to close Bigelow Boulevard this Saturday for Pitt vs Penn State Football transportation. 
On September 10, 2016, Pitt shuttles will be operating from Bigelow Boulevard (between Forbes Ave and Fifth Ave) and from Sutherland Hall. 
The shuttle operation will begin at 8:30 am. Bigelow Boulevard will remain closed until 2:30 pm.


09 2016

Voter Registration Deadline Oct 11, 2016. New Txt and Online Access

Voting information now available by text; 2 million in Pa. aren't registered
Pennsylvania has just launched a voter registration text messaging service. Eligible Pennsylvania citizens can text the word "PA" to "2Vote" (28683) on their smartphones. The user will receive a link that provides direct access to the online voter registration application, voter registration status, polling place locator and link to contacts for county offices and the Department of State. 
The text message link also provides users with important dates and deadlines significant to the Nov. 8 general election. Standard messaging rates may apply.  
Know someone who's not registered to vote? Oct. 11 is the deadline to register before the Nov. 8 election, when candidates for president, U.S. senator and other offices will be on the ballot. Pennsylvania now has online registration at www.votespa.com.  
Questions? Call the Allegheny County Elections Division at 412-350-4500. 
Other important deadlines:
•    Nov. 1: Last day to apply for a civilian absentee ballot 
•    Nov. 4: Last day to return a completed civilian absentee ballot

Sept 2016 – Free Or Almost Free Stuff To Do In Pgh

Find year-round events for fun, entertaining and engaging things to do in the greater Pittsburgh Area.

Having fun doesn’t have to empty your wallet! Many of Pittsburgh’s annual events are free, family friendly and deliver a unique experience.

A sampling of ongoing and upcoming events and places to visit:
Check out their website for the complete list and links to respective sites.

​Also a few of the “10 great family adventures in Pittsburgh this September” from NEXTPittsburghInline image 1


City Offices Closed & Refuse Collection One Day Delay For Labor Day 2016

In observance of Labor Day, City of Pittsburgh offices will be closed and there will be no garbage collection on Monday, Sept. 5, but six regional city pools will be open. 
Citiparks Facilities  
Weather permitting, all six Citiparks spray parks will be open from 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. and six Citiparks swimming pools will be open from 1 – 5:45 p.m. Labor Day is the final day of operation for the following Citiparks pools: Highland Park, Jack Stack (Brighton Heights), Moore (Brookline), Ormsby (South Side), Ream (Mt. Washington) and Sue Murray (North Side). 
In addition to city offices, Citiparks’ 10 recreation centers and 14 Healthy Active Living centers for seniors will be closed Monday. The Farmers Market in East Liberty is also closed on Monday. All city offices and facilities will reopen Tuesday. 
Refuse Collection  
There will not be any city refuse, bulk waste or recycling collection on Monday and all collections will be one day later. 

Sept 2016 – Oakwatch Mtg Wed 9/21 Noon, Green Team Mtg 9/15 6pm

Oakwatch : The Oakland Code Enforcement Project
Third Wednesdays
July 20 Noon at the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh, located at 234 McKee Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15213​. They ask you to please RSVP.​
No outside food/drink, no backpacks/briefcases
Check the webpage for further details and any last minute changes.
Green Team : Putting the “oak” back in Oakland
Third Thursdays
July 21, 6pm, Oakland Career Center, 294 Semple St, Pgh, PA 15213.
Check the webpage for further details and any last minute changes.

Public Mtg On Forbes Ave Safety Improvements – Wed 8/31 5pm 5034 Forbes Ave

Wednesday, August 31, 5:00PM
5034 Forbes Avenue, Cohon University Center, Room: Rangos 3 (2nd Floor) 
PennDOT, City of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon University, and Oakland Transportation Management Association (OTMA) will share the Forbes Avenue Safety Improvements' project schedule and design plans at the meeting.The project proposes to make transportation safety and efficiency improvements on Forbes Avenue, from S. Craig Street to Beeler Street. 
Please show up on Wednesday to have your voice heard. 
Safety on Forbes Avenue came to the forefront last fall with the death of Susan Hicks, who was riding her bike home from the University of Pittsburgh, where she worked. Safe, connected bike infrastructure throughout Oakland is critical. 
The safety improvement projects are scheduled to take place beginning fall 2017 through summer 2018. 

Yoga classes – Last One Tues 9/27; Tues 8/30 Cancelled

Reminder that tomorrow's Yoga class at the South Oakland Community Orchard on Parkview Ave has been cancelled. 
Also, the last class for 2016 will be Tuesday, September 27. 


08 2016

Police Chief McClay’s Town Hall Meeting – Zone 4 Thu 9/15 6-9pm

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Join the Pittsburgh Police and Chief McLay for a Town Hall Meeting! 
*Meet your Public Safety Zone Council Leadership* 
Share Public Safety Concerns • Review Crime Statistics • Provide Feedback On
Community-Police Relations • Provide Feedback On How the Police Can Better Serve Our Community 
Zone 4: Thursday, September 15 6-9pm
Pittsburgh Firefighters Union Hall, 120 Flowers Avenue, Hazelwood 
Zone 3: Wednesday, August 24, 6-9pm
IBEW Hall, 5 Hot Metal Street, #100, South Side Works 
For more info and other dates, see flyer.


08 2016

Pgh Public School – Look, Listen & Learn Forums 2016

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Join Superintendent Hamlet for his Look, Listen and Learn Tour!  Please attend one of nine listening sessions to share your thoughts on the District’s strengths and areas for improvement. Themes from the listening sessions will be shared at the November 2nd Education Committee Meeting and will help lay the foundation for the District’s 5-year strategic plan. 
To review the 90-day plan, please visit www.pps.k12.pa.us/90dayplan


08 2016