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.
Lavelle Joins Leaders to Speak Out Against UPMC's Use of 14th Amendment
On June 12, at the historic Freedom Corner in the Hill District, Councilman Lavelle hosted a press conference to speak out against UPMC's use of the 14th Amendment in their suit against the City's legal challenge of its charitable status. The Councilman was joined by civil rights and faith leaders who questioned UPMC's disrespectful use of an amendment meant to protect our most vulnerable populations.
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.
Fit-in-Six 2013 Youth Basketball Tournament
As part of Councilman Lavelle's Fit-in-Six health and wellness initiative, the District 6 office hosted its 2nd annual 3 on 3 Youth Basketball Tournament on April 13 at the Thelma Lovette YMCA in the Hill District. Youth were split into age brackets from 10 to 18 years old as they came together to participate in a positive, healthy day of sport. For more images of the tournament, please check out the photos section of the website.
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