City Council Candidate Forums

Community groups in Brookline and Overbrook will be hosting Candidate Forums so that community members can learn more about the candidates for city council:

Monday, April 27th

Brookline Forum, hosted by the Brookline Area Community Council
St. Mark’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 933 Brookline Boulevard
7:00 – 9:00 pm

Tuesday, April 28th

Overbrook Forum, hosted by the Overbrook Community Council
Fairhaven Methodist Church, 2415 Saw Mill Run Blvd
7:00 – 8:30 pm

Brookline Boulevard Improvement Project

PUBLIC MEETING OPEN HOUSE

Brookline Boulevard Improvement Project

The City of Pittsburgh, Department of Pubic Works, Bureau of Transportation and Engineering, will hold a Public Meeting Open House concerning the Improvements to Brookline Boulevard from Pioneer Avenue to Starkamp Street.

When:

May 5, 2009

Time:

5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

Public Presentation at 5:30 PM

Location:

Saint Mark Evangelical Lutheran Church

Glenarm Ave. & Brookline Blvd.

Pittsburgh, PA 15226

The purpose of this Public Open House is to update the status of the project, display preliminary plans, and discuss potential impacts.  Public comment on the project is welcomed. Representatives from the City of Pittsburgh and their consulting team will be available for questions and discussion.  Refreshments will be provided.

The meeting room is accessible to persons having disabilities.  Those who require special accommodations, or have any questions should call the number listed below.

For more information contact:

Fred Fischer, P.E.
Project Manager,

City of Pittsburgh

Department of Public Works

Bureau of Transportation and Engineering
301 City-County Building
414 Grant Street
Pittsburgh, PA  15219-2455
Phone:  (412) 255-2472
Fax:  (412) 255-8847

Neighborhood Walk Score

Community members in Carrick are working to improve their Walk Score. Walk Score is a website that allows people to populate a map with neighborhood amentities so that people interested in moving to the community know what stores and services will be nearby. Check out how much Carrick has added to the map!

This is a great (and FREE!) tool to advertise your neighborhood to potential future residents. Anyone can add to the map, so start populating the map with all of the great things your communtiy offers!

Neighborhood Clean Ups

As part of the City’s Redd Up Campaign, there will be the following clean-ups in South Pittsburgh

Brookline: April 18th, 9am. Meet at the United Presbyterian Church, 1036 Brookline Boulevard.

Beechview: April 25th, 9am. Meet in the parking lot at the corner of Broadway and Hampshire Avenues.

Carrick: April 25th, 10:30am. Meet at the Carrick Shopping Center at the intersection of Brownsville Road and Parkfield Street.