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
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