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.

Scrap Metal Recycling Drive 2008

On Saturday November 8th, the Beechwood Parent Faculty Association will be hosting a Scrap Metal Recycling Drive.

Pittsburgh BEECHWOOD Elementary School



Saturday November 8, 2008

9 am – 12 noon

Vanucci Field parking lot

Clean out your house, yard, and garage.  Bring the items to Vanucci.  We’ll sort and recycle everything with Castriota Metals help for the benefit of neighborhood elementary students

Bring METAL ITEMS – aluminum, copper, brass, bronze, steel, cast iron, electronics, and computer equipment

For example; Household discards (appliances, pots, pans, furniture, electronics, computer equipment including monitors), un-needed Building materials (flashing, gutter, siding, pipe, tube), Garage castoffs (parts, tools, bikes, motors, tire rims, car batteries, lawn chairs), Miscellaneous objects (aluminum cans, faucets, hardware)


Car tires accepted for a charge of $5.00 each (on the rim $7.00)

Air conditioners will cost $8.00 for freon removal

Refrigerators will cost $15.00 for freon removal

Brought to you by the Beechwood Parent Faculty Assn.- BPFA

With the help of local recycler Castriota Metals

Call 412-341-8063 with any questions

About Beechview

Black bears, panthers, gray wolves, hares, beaver, white-tailed deer, foxes…these were the first inhabitants of the region.  For thousands of years, Woodlands Indians traversed the ridges and valleys of Western Pennsylvania, passing through, never claiming permanent possession.  Seneca, Shawnee, Delaware, and Iroquois came later and created semi-permanent villages.  Continue reading

Beechview Community Meeting Update

Beechview stakeholders gathered together on February 23rd to begin their community plan. The meeting’s facilitator, Jim Pashek of Pashek Associates provided the following meeting summary.

The next meeting will be March 29th at St. Catherine McCann Hall from 1pm-2:30pm. All are encourage to attend (children included!) The second meeting will allow participants to break into focused groups to discuss issues that were raised at the first community meeting.

Meeting Summary provided by Pashek Associates: Continue reading