May 2009 Community Updates

  • Brookline
    • Brookline’s Candidate’s Night and Cleanup were both successful events
    • Upcoming Events:
      • May 18th: Old Fashioned Pot-Luck at St. Mark’s Church. Event is sponsored by the Brookline Area Community Council who asks that guests bring a dish to serve 8-10 people
      • May 23rd: Woodbourne Avenue will hold its annual yard sale
      • May 31st, 10am: Brookline-Dormont Memorial Day Parade
  • Beechview
    • Beechview’s Candidate’s Night, Little League Parade, and Neighborhood Clean Up were all successful events
    • A Citiparks Farmer’s Market will be coming in June. The Farmer’s Market will be at St. Catherine’s Church at the corner of Broadway and Belasco Avenues
    • The Beechview Spray Park remains on schedule to open in the summer of 2009
    • Beechview and Brookline will sign an MOU to outline how they will work together with a forthcoming shared staff person
    • Community members are actively working on bring a Boys and Girls Club of America to the South Hills with a location in Beechview
    • Along with Mt. Washington, Allentown, and Beltzhoover, Beeechview was approved for a Transit Revitalization Investment District planning study. The communities will have $227,000 for the study
    • Transportation Issues:
      • Port Authority may remove some of the T stops in Beechview
      • There will be a community meeting on May 7th to discuss these issues with community members, and a community meeting on May 12th so that the community can meet with Port Authority about their concerns and input
      • The T is frequently full of riders when it reaches Beechview, making it difficult for residents to ride
      • BACC is working with Banksville to have a potential bus to get Beechview kids to the Banksville swimming pool
    • Upcoming Events:
      • May 16th, 10am-3pm: Flower sale pick up and book sale at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh—Beechview Branch:
      • May 17th, 1pm: Planting at Monument Park
      • May 23rd, 10am: Memorial Service at Monument Park
      • June 16th, 6pm-9pm: Appraisal Fair at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh—Beechview Branch
  • Carrick
    • Carrick’s clean up and Athletic Association Parade were successful events
    • The Post-Gazette featured an article about Carrick by Diana Nelson Jones. The article can be found here
    • Carrick was selected as 1 of 3 locations in Allegheny County for a historical marker. The marker will be located at the former Phillips House, now the site of St. Pius Church. You can read more here
      • The Carrick-Overbrook Historical Society is still working on a potential marker for Mrs. Harriet Duff-Phillips as well
    • Concord Elementary has started the Concord Chronicles, a newsletter for students
    • Work is being done to have a fire hydrant equipped with a special valve for the Mother Statue at Ravilla Avenue and Overbrook Boulevard so that the landscaping can be properly watered
    • Carrick’s trees are doing well and 20-25 more trees are expected to be planted
    • Upcoming events:
      • May 13th, 7pm: Carrick Candidates Night at Roosevelt Elementary School
      • May 13th, 3:30pm-7:30pm: Carrick Farmer’s Market returns for the season at Carrick Shopping Center. The Farmer’s Market is open every Wednesday until November 23rd
  • Overbrook
    • Candidates Night was a successful event
    • Overbrook Community Council will hold an election in June
    • The Community Council has also adjusted their bylaws to have 4 executive positions and an advisory board

Quartlery Safe Neighborhoods Meeting

Mark your calendar for the next quarterly Safe Neighborhoods Network Meeting

The Safe Neighborhoods Network is a project of the Pittsburgh Community Reinvestment Group

DATE: Wednesday, June 17, 2009

TIME: 6 pm – 8 pm

LOCATION: PCRG conference room

1901 Centre Ave, Suite 200

Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Meet other local community leaders and discuss local safety initiatives!

Join us on June 17th as individuals from neighborhoods across the city gather to discuss how we can work together to address safety issues! Light snacks will be available at 5:30 pm with the discussion beginning at 6 pm.