Carrick in the Post-Gazette’s City Walkabout

Check out this great piece about Carrick in the Post-Gazette:

At the Tree Tenders training I took in February, arborist Matt Erb of Friends of the Pittsburgh Urban Forest (FPUF) said some of the most enthusiastic and effective tree advocates live in Carrick. More recently, Boris Weinstein, Pittsburgh’s king of the redd-up and chair of the Clean Pittsburgh Commission, sent me a list of winners of the first-ever Bob awards — named for the late Mayor Bob O’Connor, who started the “Redd Up” campaign. Carrick was “most improved.” He put me in touch with Dawn Harder.

To read the entire piece, click here.

Zone 6 Public Safety Meeting

Zone 6 Public Safety Meeting

March 17, 2009 6:30 PM


Mayor Luke Ravenstahl

Commander Scott Schubert


Moore Park Recreation Center


Located at 1831 Pioneer Ave

(tons of free parking)

.07 miles from West Liberty Ave

Safe Neighborhoods Network Quarterly Meeting

Safe Neighborhood Network Quarterly Meeting

DATE: Saturday, March 21st

TIME: 9 am – 12 noon

LOCATION: PCRG conference room: 1901 Centre Ave Pittsburgh, PA 15219

MORE: Meet other local community leaders and discuss local safety initiatives! Neighborhood safety is a very real concern in Pittsburgh and across the nation.

Join us on March 21st as we gather individuals from neighborhoods across the city to discuss how we can work together to address safety issues!

Come to a Fish Fry in South Pittsburgh

As Lenten season is upon us, South Pittsburgh’s neighborhoods provide a wonderful variety of Fish Fry Options!


  • St. Catherine of Siena Church has a fish fry every Friday from 4:30-6:30pm (1915 Broadway Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15216)
  • Holy Trinity Lutheran Church will hold Soup and Service on Thursdays. Soup is served at 6pm, and a Service will immediately follow (1516 Beechview Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15216)
  • St. Pamphilus will provide Meager Meals of Soup and Bread on Wednesdays from 5-6:30pm (948 Tropical Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15216)


  • Resurrection Church will have a fish fry from 4-7pm, and lunch time take out available every Friday (1100 Creedmoor Ave Pittsburgh, PA 15226)

Carrick + Overbrook:

  • St. Norbert’s will host a fish fry from 4-7pm every Friday (2413 Saint Norberts St Pittsburgh, PA 15234)

Community Updates


  • South Pittsburgh Development Corporation has started a monthly newsletter, The Brookline. The newsletter is available in email form, from SPDC’s website, or it can be picked up in most businesses on Brookline Boulevard
  • The Brookline Chamber of Commerce is hard at work fundraising for new Christmas lights
  • Brookline Area Community Council will host “Education in Pittsburgh Public Schools” on March 30th, 7:30pm, St. Mark’s Church
  • Brookline Area Community Council will host a Candidates Forum on April 27th, 7:30pm, St. Mark’s Church
  • The Annual Brookline Spring Fling will be March 21st, 11am-2pm at District Magistrate Charlie McLaughlin’s Office. Cookies, water, coffee, and flower seeds will be provided.


  • Beechview Area Concerned Citizens will host Stan Pittman, Executive Director of the Sarah Heinz House, a Boys and Girls Club site. mr. Pittman will speak about the Boys and Girls Club and how it could be benefit Beechview.  The meeting will be March 5th, 7pm, at the United Presbyterian Church across from Foodland
  • Beechview Area Concerned Citizens will host a Candidates Forum for candidates for City Council and District Justice. The Forum will be March 26th, 7pm at St. Catherine’s McCann Hall
  • The Friends of the Library (Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh- Beechveiw) will hold their annual Flower and Book Sale on May 16th. Pre-orders for flowers are due by April 6th
  • The Annual Monument Service will take place May 24th, 10am at Monument Parklet
  • The Beechview Spray Park is still on track to be open for the summer of 2009!


  • Alice Vaday, a community leader, has been working with the Mayor’s office to replace trees on Brownsville Road. Carrick will recive a total of 60 trees, 26 of those trees have already been planted and 10 more will be planted in the Spring. Carrick has 14 certified Tree Tenders who have been caring for the trees, even in these cold winter months!
  • Carrick Community Council has elected a new board and they have been working had to update their mission statement and by-laws to become an even better organization
  • PNC Bank has agreed to remain at their location in the Carrick Shopping Center. PNC is working with the Carrick Communtiy Council to discuss ways that PNC can contribute more to the community
  • Carrick has received 12 new trash cans from the Mayor’s Office
  • Carrick Community Council will soon have 3 designs for street banners that they will choose from for Carrick


  • Overbrook Community Council will meet on March 24th
  • The Carrick-Overbrook Historical Society plans to apply for historical markers. Additionally, they have been contacted by members of the famous Phillips family from across the country.

Beechview’s First Thursday Meeting: Boys & Girls Club of America

You are invited! We do not want you to miss the opportunity to attend this preliminary meeting, and for our area to gain a much needed amenity that may be available to us to enrich our community. This month, the main topic is Boys & Girls Club of America, and the Exec. Dir. of the Sarah Heinz House Boys & Girls Club will be speaking. He will also bring a Youth Ambassador with him, so we can hear first-hand how this organization can touch the life of a youth and make a difference. Please consider attending or sending a representative to this important meeting. We need to show community involvement and support in our efforts to bring activities for children to Beechview and the surrounding area.

Beechview’s First Thursdays Community Meetings take place at 7pm at the United Presbyterian Church across from the Foodland on Broadway Avenue.