Councilman Lavelle Volunteers at "Drink for Pink" Event
The Councilman volunteered as a celebrity bartender at this year's "Drink for Pink" event hosted by the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership at the Downtown Fairmount Hotel. Proceeds from the event go to the Susan G. Komen Foundation for breast cancer support and research. Sister events were held in Oakland and the South Side.
Councilman Lavelle Sworn In for 2nd Term
Councilman Lavelle was sworn in on January 6th for his second term as the representative to District 6. Upon thanking his supporters, the Councilman vowed and asked fellow council members to advocate on behalf of the disenfranchised, stressing the importance of addressing the social issues that affect those in need in the city, in order to make Pittsburgh truly a livable city for all.
Grand Opening of Hill District Shop n Save
30 years in the making, the Hill District now has a full service grocery with the grand opening on October 17 of the Shop n Save at the Centre Heldman Plaza. Councilman Lavelle, together with other elected officials and community leaders, was present at the opening ceremony as he thanked the perseverance of the community and their work in making the opening a reality.
Groundbreaking of Jeron Grayson Community Center
On a historic day for the Hill, the Grayson family celebrated the grounbreaking of the Jerony Grayson Community Center. The former Ozanam Cultural Center will be redeveloped to offer a haven for at-risk youth in the Hill District. Councilman Lavelle recalled the legendary basketball games that took place at Ozanam, and thanked the Grayson's for bringing back to life a center to serve youth in the community.
Lavelle Attends Groundbreaking for Gardens at Market Square
Councilman Lavelle spoke at the groundbreaking ceremony for the Gardens project at Market Square. It will feature an 18 story high-rise with a hotel, office space, retail, and above ground parking garage. For photos of the event, click here.
Groundbreaking of Addison Terrace Development
On April 22nd, Councilman Lavelle participated in the Addison Terrace groundbreaking ceremony. It is one more sign of the rebirth taking place in the Hill District, joining the YMCA on Centre, the Shop n Save on Centre, and the coming development of the former Civic Arena site as economic engines for the neighborhood and the Pittsburgh region. To view pictures of the ceremony, please visit our photos page.
Welcome to Council District 6!