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.


07 2015

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  


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

City Hosts Oakland Meeting For Proposed Bike Lanes

City Hosts Oakland Meeting for Proposed Bike Lanes
Thursday July 30th 6:30 pm
Oakland Career Center
294 Semple Street
As a follow up to the stakeholder meetings organized this past April by OBID, OTMA and partners, the City is now ready to come back to present final proposals and schedule for the Bike Share Network Plan which includes new dedicated bike lanes.  
Come out to learn more.


07 2015

No-Cost STREAM Program for youth

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The STREAM Program
Science Technology Reading Engineering Agriculture and Math
For Ages 15-19
Summer Schedule: July 23 – August 31
Monday – Friday  9:00am-3:00pm
Fall Schedule:  September 1 – December 31
*Wednesdays & Saturdays Only*
Wednesdays  4:00pm-6:00pm
Saturdays  10:00am-12:00pm
STREAM is designed to teach youth social action skills through technology that better inform them about their environment, and their capacity to respond while providing a platform for an informal engagement strategy.
Their goal is to increase the green IQ of the entire family while teaching them a responsible approach to mitigating risk factors in their environment. 


07 2015

After Dark – Carnegie Museum Of Natural History – Events for 21+

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Satisfy your curiosity for the natural world over cocktails as you (re)discover Carnegie Museum of Natural History…After Dark. Enjoy exclusive access to the museum's permanent collection and hands-on spaces, explore special topics in science, and experience uniquely-themed, fun-filled entertainment and live music.
Registration for each event includes museum admission; beer, wine, and hors d'oeuvres are available for purchase.
All After Dark guests must be at least 21 years old. Proper identification is required, and all guests must show ID at the door. Parking at the museum's six-level parking facility is available after 5 p.m. at a pay-on-entry fee of $6.
Upcoming Events
July 17  Inked… After Dark
Friday, July 17,  6–10p.m.
Got ink? Yes or no, come and explore the natural history behind inks, dyes, tattoos, and patterns. Check out local tattoo and make-up artists’ amazing techniques and skills. Make your own free souvenir screen printed item. Learn about the earliest tattoos and what they symbolized to early humans. Be dazzled by a display of museum specimens with the most beautiful and interesting patterns. Dance the night away to music provided by Pittsburgh Vibes Unlimited, and enter to win the best natural history-themed tattoo contest to win a trophy!

Portion of Panther Hollow Road To Close Sat Morning – 7/11 7am-1pm

The City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Works advises that Panther Hollow Road – from the Boulevard of the Allies Ramp to Schenley Drive, along the neighborhood border of Squirrel Hill South and South Oakland – will be closed Saturday, July 11, 2015 from 7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

The Forestry Department will be cutting and pruning trees during the closure.


07 2015

Land Bank Board Nominations Due Mon 7/20 Noon

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Call for 3 Board Members
The Pittsburgh Land Bank Board of Directors is seeking nominations for the final 3 spots on the Land Bank Board.  3 members have already been appointed and seated by the Mayor, and 3 members have been appointed and seated by City Council.  The remaining 3 members are to be appointed by this board. Additional information about the roles and responsibilities of the Pittsburgh Land Bank can be found here.
 In order to assure a diverse and representative board, the ordinance creating the Pittsburgh Land Bank requires a Citywide distribution of these three board members. All board members must be residents of the City of Pittsburgh.  Additionally,
  • One member must be a resident of Pittsburgh City Council Districts 2, 6, and 9
  • One member must be a resident of Pittsburgh City Council Districts 1,3, and 5
  • One member must be a resident of Pittsburgh City Council Districts 4, 7, and 8
Interested residents are encouraged to provide recommendations to the nomination committee no later than Monday, July 20 at Noon. Nominations may be for yourself or for another resident. Recommendations shall include:
  • Name and contact information
  • Resume (or Letter of Support if nominating another individual)
  • Council District where nominee resides (Searchable Map here)
  • Identification of any relevant experience,

Coffee With A Cop Fri 7/25

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City of Pittsburgh Zone 4 Police want you to pull up a chair, grab some
coffee and a bagel, and get to know your local police officers. Tell us about
your neighborhoods, ask us questions, share your concerns, or stop by
just to chat! The coffee is free and the conversation is informal. We look
forward to grabbing a coffee with you!
Join us at Bagel Factory, 5885 Forbes Avenue
in Squirrel Hill, on Friday, July 24
Session 1: 7 a.m.- 9 a.m.
Session 2: 11 a.m.- 1 p.m.
Session 3: 4 p.m.- 6 p.m.


07 2015

Zone 4 Public Safety Council Mtg Thu 7/16 6pm

Just a reminder that the Zone 4 Public Safety Council meeting will be held next Thursday.  
Zone 4 Public Safety Council Meeting
Thursday, July 16th at 6:00 PM
Jewish Community Center Room #307
5738 Forbes Avenue
     Be sure to check out their new Facebook page at:

     They will be posting information on the page as it becomes available so be sure to like our page and check it out!


07 2015

Civic Leadership Academy Starts 9/9, Applications Due 7/31

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Applications for the Civic Leadership Academy are now available!  The Civic Leadership Academy (CLA) is a FREE ten week course for City residents that provides an inside look on how City departments and authorities operate.Throughout the course, 12 City departments and authorities present on their day-to-day operations, budgets, new initiatives, and upcoming projects, and residents have the opportunity to ask questions, tour facilities, and network.
30 students are accepted into the program from all different backgrounds, ages, and from neighborhoods all over the city. For the first time this Fall we are reserving 5 seats for Pittsburgh High School-aged Youth, to inspire civic engagement early on.  
We will also continue to reserve up to 15 seats for New Americans as part of Mayor Peduto’s Welcoming Pittsburgh Initiative.
Applications are due July 31st, and classes begin Wednesday, September 9th.  Students will be alerted of their acceptance the second week of August.  Classes are held every Wednesday for 10 weeks from 6-8:30 pm downtown as well as various locations throughout the city. 


07 2015

Special Hearing On Proposed Hotel Next To PAA 4215 Fifth Ave – 7/15 1pm 200 Ross

Department of City Planning has announced a special hearing to be held by the Historic Review Commission. The only item on the agenda will be the PAA Hotel project proposed for 4215 Fifth Avenue.  The comment period was closed at the end of testimony during the regularly scheduled monthly hearing on July 1, 2015.   No additional testimony will be taken.
The special hearing will he held on Wednesday July 15th, 2015 at 1:00 pm.  The location is 200 Ross Street in the 1st floor meeting room – the location of the HRC regular monthly meetings.


07 2015

Clean Pittsburgh Commission Hosting Mayor’s Roundtable On Litter & Dumping Thu 7/9 9-10:30am

The Clean Pittsburgh Commission is hosting a Mayor’s roundtable to discuss Pittsburgh’s Litter & Illegal Dumping. This will take place Thursday, July 9 from 9-10:30am be filmed to air on the City Channel. 

The roundtable will include representatives from city departments, local nonprofit and community organizations, members of the Clean Pittsburgh Commission, and more. It will comprise of short presentations by Allegheny CleanWays, the Clean Pittsburgh Commission, City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Works, Pennsylvania Resources Council, and Duquesne University Professor, Erik Garrett, followed by a discussion around focus topics by the larger group.

This roundtable spreads CPC’s vision to be a driving force in continuously improving the quality of life for everyone in Pittsburgh and to inspire everyone here to clean up and safeguard the City of Pittsburgh as America’s most livable city.

In that vein, we have been soliciting feedback through the online platforms Reddit and Mindmixer, and would love for you to join the conversation by asking questions. Here are the links:

We will post video from the roundtable on the Clean Pittsburgh Commission’s website and answer some of the questions time did might not have allowed for:


07 2015

City To Host USWNT World Cup Soccer Watch Party In Oakland Sun 7/5 5pm

The City of Pittsburgh will host a World Cup Watch Party at Schenley Plaza in Oakland on Sunday, July 5, to cheer on the United States Women’s National Team (USWNT) as they take on Japan in the 2015 Fifa Women’s World Cup Final.

Festivities begin at 5:00 p.m. with a musical performance from L'lamint on the Citiparks Show Mobile. Pre-game coverage begins as 6:30 p.m. prior to a 7:00 p.m. kickoff between the United States and Japan.

The Watch Party is presented in part by the Pittsburgh Dynamo Youth Soccer Association.

The family friendly event will be free and open to the public. Fans are encouraged to wear red, white and blue in support of Team USA. Alcoholic beverages and grills are not permitted. Rain or shine.

Click here to view the original press release

Summer Children’s Events At Carnegie Library

Carnegie Library is having children's, teen's and adult activities in front of the library.
The activities will end about 8:00 PM (when the library closees) – more like an Evening Out.
Other events children might like to attend at the library:
Storytelling, July 10, at 10:30 AM in the Lecture Hall
Storytelling, Friday, August 7, at 10:15 in the Lecture Hall
Youmoussa Camara Drumming & Dancing, Thursday, August 13 at 2:00 PM in the Lecture Hall