The meeting for the community to address concerns about Oakland Gateway Ventures' proposals for the Oakland Area including the properties in the 3400 block of Bates St ("the porches") will be Tuesday May 2 at 6pm at the Oakland Career Center at 294 Semple St. 
 
  That would normally coincide with the monthly SONG meeting, but given the importance of that meeting, we have decided to cancel the SONG meeting.
 

 

Representative Jake Wheatley’s office has arranged a meeting with PENNDOT and our elected officials (or their staff) re: Oakland Gateway Ventures plans for development of the properties in the 3400 block of Bates St (“the porches”).  Please plan to attend Tuesday May 2  (Thursday, April 27), at 6 pm at the Oakland Career Center community room at 294 Semple St.  Invite your neighbors to attend.

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The National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications.

 

Turn in your unused or expired medication for safe disposal Saturday, April 29th from 10am to 2pm at:
  • Zone 4 Police Station 5358 Northumberland St, Pittsburgh, PA 15217
  • UPMC, Falk Pharmacy: Falk Medical Bldg, 2nd Floor Lobby, 3601 Fifth Ave
  • UPMC, UPMC Presby, Prescription Shop, 1st Fl, 200 Lothrop St
  • UPMC, Forbes Pharmacy of WPIC: Oxford Bldg, 7th Fl, 3501 Forbes Ave
  • UPMC, Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC, Main Lobby, 1st Fl, 300 Halket St
  • UPMC, Forbes Tower Main Lobby Atwood St Between Forbes Ave & Sennott St



See attached flyer for more or visit www.DEA.gov for more info and locations.

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Pittsburgh Police Youth Programs Unit 
 
The Cops & Kids Summer Camp represents a unique experience for Pittsburgh area youth to understand and explore all aspects of policing and public safety. 
 
For one week, campers will experience positive interactions with police officers. The curriculum is designed to enhance your child’s knowledge of public safety, as well as, reinforcing positive decision-making. 
 
The objective is to encourage campers to start early being responsible for their actions.
 
The goal of Cops & Kids is to help build self esteem, self awareness, and a better understanding what it takes to become a good citizen. 
 
The Camp Sessions will be held:
  • July 10-14 – Duquesne University
  • July 17-21 – CCAC, Allegheny Campus
  • August 7-11 – Chatham University
See the attached flyer/application for more information.
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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.
http://www.visitpittsburgh.com/events-festivals/free-events/  
 

Several main thoroughfares throughout Downtown Pittsburgh will be closed Saturday morning for the City's St. Patrick's Day Parade. 
Street closures will begin at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, March 11, along the parade route, which includes Liberty Avenue, Grant Street, the Boulevard of the Allies and the parade's end at Stanwix Street. 
Streets will be opened up again at approximately 1 p.m. 
The parade will form on Liberty Avenue from 11th to 26th streets.  
Port Authority buses will have access to the busway at 26th Street. More than 50 buses will be detoured during the parade, but service will still be maintained. Two-car light rail trains will be running on the red and blue lines throughout the day from 7 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. Please visit PortAuthority.org for more detailed detour information. 

Savoy Restaurant at 2623 Penn Avenue is hosting a Black History Month Community Leadership Awards Event Thursday, February 23nd from 5:00 – 7:00pm to honor the five Black Elected Officials of PBEOC – Rep. Jake Wheatley,  Rep. Ed Gainey, Councilman Lavelle, Councilman Rev. Ricky Burgess, and County Councilman Dewitt Walton.
Admission is free.  There will be light Hors D'oeuvres and a cash bar.  This is a Gary White Signature Event.  You may click HERE for event flyer.     

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Saturday, February 18th at 1:00 PM
Danielle Marvit, Garden Dreams Urban Farm & Nursery
POWER/EEFC Conference Room 
 
Garden Dreams head farmer Danielle Marvit will provide tips on selecting seed varieties and discuss how to properly germinate, pot up, feed, and harden off homegrown seedlings. Please bring seeds to swap! 
 
To RSVP for this event, please call 412.242.3598.    
 

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 check out the list of great family adventures in Pittsburgh this month from NEXTPittsburgh Inline image 1
  • Hervé Tullet exhibit at Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh: Now-February 26
  • Party in the Tropics at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens: February 3, 7—11 p.m
  • The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity at Ace Hotel Pittsburgh: January 26—February 4
  • The Addams Family at Shady Side Academy: February 10-12
  • Ice skating with BikePGH at the UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex: February 12
  • Valentine’s Day and Ginger Whiskey Weekend at Wigle Whiskey: February 14, 17, 18, 19
  • Award-winning acrobatics group Galumpha at various venues: February 14-19
  • The Harry Potter Film and Cultural Festival at Row House Cinema: February 17-March 2
  • Firelei Báez: Bloodlines at The Andy Warhol Museum: February 17–May 21
  • Tropical Forest Congo Festival at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens: February 18
  • Pittsburgh Winter Beerfest at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center: February 24 & 25

The next PLI Community forum will be on Wednesday February 8th, 2017 at 9am
1st Floor Conference Room, 200 Ross Street, Pittsburgh PA 15219
 
The topic will focused on trade licenses such as general contractors, Electricians, HVAC technicians, Sign Contractors, and Stationary Engineers. Our Business Administrator Nereida Polanco will be joining the discussion.
For more information, visit the PLI license website
 
For checklists, bulletins, code interpretations, permit applications, license applications, and other information, please visit the PLI website
 
To view a building permit application status, code enforcement violations, and valid licenses, visit buildingeye.

Oakland Restaurant Week 1/30-2/4
6 Days, $6 Lunches!
Win free lunch for a month as well as other great prizes from Oakland retail shops! 
 
Also, enjoy a Meatless Monday option thanks to the Sustainable Pittsburgh Restaurants Program — OBID’s way of helping to reduce the impact on the environment. 
   
 
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January 16, 2017 
 
Piada Italian Street Food is opening January 16th! Sign up for a chance to be a VIP and eat for FREE prior to our Grand Opening:

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 check out the list of great family adventures in Pittsburgh this month from NEXTPittsburgh 
  • Winter Flower Show and Light Garden at Phipps: Nov 25 – Jan 8
  • Pittsburgh Restaurant Week: January 9—15
  • Gallery Crawl in the Cultural District: January 20
  • The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity at Ace Hotel Pittsburgh: January 26—February 4
  • Imbibe Northside at the Mattress Factory: January 28
  • Multiple Choice Hip-Hop at the August Wilson Center: January 29

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The Zone 4 Public Safety Council will be on Thursday January 19 6pm, Jewish Community Center, 5738 Darlington Rd. Meet Acting Chief Scott Schubert.  Hear about Acting Chief Schubert's vision for the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police & the City of Pittsburgh.  Discuss the importance of Community-Police relations and what's happening in Pittsburgh. 
Light refreshments will be served.
See the attached flyer for more info.

The City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Works advises that there will not be any refuse, bulk waste or recycling collection on Monday, Dec. 26, 2016 in observance of Christmas and on Monday, Jan. 2, 2017 in observance of New Year's Day. 
 
City of Pittsburgh offices will also be closed on both days. 
 
The Holiday Refuse Collection schedule will proceed as follows:  
Normal collection day for Tuesday, Dec. 27 changed to Wednesday, Dec. 28.
And collection day for Tuesday, Jan. 3 changed to Wednesday, Jan. 4. 
 
If you should have any questions concerning your collection, you may contact Environmental Services at (412) 255-2773. 
 
Citiparks 
 
The following Citiparks facilities will adjust operating hours in observance of the Christmas holiday by closing at 4 p.m. on Christmas Eve, Saturday, Dec. 24, and remaining closed on Christmas Day, Sunday, Dec. 25: 
  • Mellon Park Tennis Center
  • Schenley Park Skating Rink
  • Oliver Bath House indoor swimming pool
Citiparks' 10 community recreation centers and 14 Healthy Active Living senior centers will be closed Dec. 24, 25 and 26. Recreation Centers will operate under a holiday schedule of 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. from Dec. 27 – 30. 
 
For information concerning Citiparks programs and services, visit www.Citiparks.net
 
SCHENLEY SKATING RINK HOLIDAY SCHEDULE 
 
The Schenley Park Skating Rink will offer additional skating sessions Dec. 26 – 30. A complete holiday schedule can be found here: http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/citiparks/Christmas_–_Schenley_Rink.pdf    

Three Holiday Shows for the Price of One 
 
Just one ticket price this holiday season gives you access to our Winter Flower Show, Winter Light Garden, and Garden Railroad: 200 Years of Pittsburgh exhibits. Plan to see all three! 
 
The most magical time of the year arrives with the opening of Winter Flower Show and Light Garden on Fri., Nov. 25. Built around a whimsical "Snow Day at Phipps" theme, the changing exhibit rooms will feature topiary penguins, bears and reindeer frolicking in showcases of artful LED lights, decorated fir trees, whimsical props, colorful poinsettias, aromatic paperwhites, showy amaryllis and more. From snowball fights and ice skating to cuddly blanket forts, the displays will revive the wonder of a winter's day of childhood play in guests of every age. 
 
Adding to the festive atmosphere, in our Outdoor and Discovery Gardens, our biggest, best Winter Light Garden yet will sparkle with luminous orbs, trees and fountains, as well as a brand new tunnel of lights designed to imitate a twinkling winter sky. Garden Railroad will be on view too, taking you on a trip through 200 marvelous years of Pittsburgh history, brought to life with interactive buttons for children to push, and miniature living plants, shrubs and trees.