NORTHSIDE NEWS http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/northside_news.htm City Council District 6 (c) 2014 | City of Pittsburgh | All rights reserved GTECH STRATEGIES NORTHSIDE BLOCK PARTY http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/northside_article.htm?id=3320 <h1><span style="color:#008000;"><span style="font-size:20px;">GTECH STRATEGIES NORTHSIDE BLOCK PARTY</span></span></h1> <p><span style="text-align: -webkit-center;">GTECH Strategies recently finished up mapping and evaluating every last vacant lot in all 19 Northside neighborhoods and now wants to celebrate with you!</span></p> <p style="text-align: center;">When: &nbsp;SUNDAY JULY 27, 2014</p> <p style="text-align: center;">Time: &nbsp;11:00 - 3:00 PM</p> <p style="text-align: center;">Where: &nbsp;1055 SPRING GARDEN AVE &nbsp;(WIGLE WHISKEY GARDEN AND BARREL HOUSE)</p> <p>Join us for an afternoon of&nbsp;<strong>food,&nbsp;games,&nbsp;music</strong>&nbsp;and getting to know your neighbor. &nbsp;GTECH will also be on hand to collect residents&rsquo; ideas for vacant land projects. This is a&nbsp;<strong>free event</strong>&nbsp;open to Northside residents and their families.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;">Please rsvp&nbsp;<a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001sqtnoyuL6Hvmk4FqQRNAwGPb_qEwgAv5e1Wy52La1wQwzK9W8V6b0XCHPsuuNM1E09gD7A5LC4UctpJ_UVZd_xTPpfaFh1e-SDzT2_Dxh8PqvZnMdOnlR5U0z64fGn40j4kl64NqMLatoUMCk7kyDCu_rwWiQOZ-RWd9roc0KXxnbH_GMiUiGC-QfgdUqtwcYdMOWd2rd1I=" target="_blank"><strong>here</strong></a>&nbsp;or call&nbsp;<a href="tel:412.%20361.2099" target="_blank">412. 361.2099</a>&nbsp;&amp; ask for megan.</p> <div style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/Northside_Block_Party.jpg" style="width: 500px; height: 483px;" /></div> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 10:58:56 -0400 MANCHESTER CITIZENS CORPORATION MEETING TONIGHT http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/northside_article.htm?id=2761 Greetings, Please be reminded that this evening at 5:30 PM, I will be at MCC located at 1319 Allegheny Avenue for my Remote Office. At 6:00 PM the monthly meeting will begin and we will be discussing the proposed land bank legislation, permit parking and a proposed dog park in the area. We hope you can join us! Thu, 13 Feb 2014 13:20:43 -0500 5th ANNUAL JEHRU M. DONALDSON GATHERING IN THE PARK http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/northside_article.htm?id=2399 <p>Greetings-</p> <p>The PROMISE Group will be hosting the <strong>5th Annual Jehru M. Donaldson Gathering in the Park at West Park on August 17, from 11am-5pm</strong>. The event promotes peace and remembers loved ones who have lost their lives to violence. There will be free food, live entertainment, kids games, guest speakers and vendors at the family event which is open and welcoming to all. Please pass the word along to your peers, and we hope to see you there.</p> <p>Sincerely,</p> <p>R. Daniel Lavelle</p> Fri, 02 Aug 2013 12:55:09 -0400 CANCELLED: Thursday's Public Safety Council Meeting http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/northside_article.htm?id=2396 <p>Greetings-</p> <p>This message serves to inform you that the Public Safety Council meeting scheduled for Thursday, August 2nd has been cancelled. The next meeting is scheduled to take place Thursday, September 5th at 5:30pm.</p> <p>Thank you,</p> <p>R. Daniel Lavelle</p> Wed, 31 Jul 2013 15:19:37 -0400 Northside Public Safety Council Meeting This Week http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/northside_article.htm?id=2383 <p>Greetings,</p> <p>There will be a<strong> Northside Public Safety Council meeting on Thursday, August 1st at 4 Allegheny Center in the mezzanine. The meeting will begin at 5:30pm.</strong> This meeting will discuss safety and quality of life in the Northside with the Zone 1 Police Department.&nbsp;</p> <p>For more information, call the Northside Leadership Conference at 412-330-2559.</p> <p>Regards,</p> <p>R. Daniel Lavelle</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Mon, 29 Jul 2013 15:39:57 -0400 URBAN REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY BOARD UPDATES- NORTHSIDE http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/northside_article.htm?id=2310 <div>Greetings-</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Renovation and conversion of the The former Masonic Temple at 118 West North Avenue and the former Garden Theater has been approved to become a new mixed use development in the heart of the Central Northside neighborhood.&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>The first floor of the former Masonic Temple will provide a new home for the City of Asylum. This new space will allow the non-profit to not only continue their program in the same neighborhood they started, but also expand their offerings and outreach to the entire city. The residential units consist of one (1) one-bedroom, one-bathroom apartment, (6) two-bedroom, two-bathroom apartments, and one (1) three-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>For the Garden Theater, the building will be converted into a restaurant space consisting of 4,200 sqaure feet and the upper floor office space consisting of 2,000 square feet. The construction of both the Masonic and Garden Theater projects will commence this month. The developmental plans for Bradberry Apartments are in the works to be part of the overall Garden Theater block redevelopment.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>The District Six office will continue to provide further updates on these exciting redevelopment news.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Regards,&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>R. Daniel Lavelle</div> Mon, 17 Jun 2013 16:59:13 -0400 CANCELLATION OF REMOTE SITE VISIT MEETING- MANCHESTER http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/northside_article.htm?id=2303 <p>Greetings-<br /> <br /> The District 6 remote office site visit meeting for Thursday, June 13, 2013 at the Manchester Citizens Corporation building at 5:30 pm has been&nbsp;<strong>cancelled.&nbsp;</strong>The following monthly meeting will take place on Thursday, July 11, 2013 at 5:30 pm.<br /> <br /> Thank you,</p> <p>R. Daniel Lavelle&nbsp;</p> Thu, 13 Jun 2013 12:05:37 -0400 REMINDER: NORTHSIDE MOBILE OFFICE MEETING THIS EVENING http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/northside_article.htm?id=2292 <p><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">Greetings,</span></p> <p><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);"><strong>This notice serves as a friendly reminder of our Northside mobile office visit this evening, Tuesday, June 11, 2013 from 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm at Northside Coalition for Fair Housing located at 1821 Brighton Road</strong>.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">The purpose of these Northside community outreach sessions are so I can better engage you with the District 6 office, and so you have an opportunity to speak with me directly regarding any concerns, questions, or ideas that you may have. &nbsp;I look forward to seeing you this evening!</span></p> <p><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">Regards,</span></p> <p><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">R. Daniel Lavelle</span></p> Tue, 11 Jun 2013 12:16:02 -0400 Public Hearing Rescheduled: Application for Expansion of the Mexican War Streets Historic District http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/northside_article.htm?id=2259 <p>Greetings,</p> <p>The Public Hearing on the application for the expansion of the Mexican War Streets Historict District has been rescheduled for <strong>June 17, 6pm at the banquet hall of the Northside Institutional Church on 302 West North Ave. </strong></p> <p>The meeting is open to the public, and all are invited to come and speak in support or in opposition of the application. Those who register to speak in advance will be given 3 minutes, and those who sign up to speak at the hearing will be given 1 minute. If you wish to sign up, please contact the <strong>City Clerk&#39;s office at 412-255-2138.</strong></p> <p>Regards,</p> <p>R. Daniel Lavelle</p> Fri, 31 May 2013 11:24:56 -0400 REMINDER: NORTHSIDE MOBILE OFFICE MEETING THIS EVENING http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/northside_article.htm?id=2233 <p><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">Greetings,</span></p> <p><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);"><strong>This notice serves as a friendly reminder of our Northside mobile office visit this evening, Tuesday, May 14, 2013 from 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm at Northside Coalition for Fair Housing located at 1821 Brighton Road</strong>.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">The purpose of these Northside community outreach sessions are so I can better engage you with the District 6 office, and so you have an opportunity to speak with me directly regarding any concerns, questions, or ideas that you may have. &nbsp;I look forward to seeing you this evening!</span></p> <p><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">Regards,</span></p> <p><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">R. Daniel Lavelle</span></p> Tue, 14 May 2013 13:16:38 -0400 RESIDENTIAL FAƇADE PROGRAM http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/northside_article.htm?id=2227 <p>Greetings,</p> <p><strong>In February 2013, the Urban Redevelopment Authority received funding from the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development to implement the Residential Fa&ccedil;ade Program.</strong> This program targets neighborhoods where significant public investments in housing/residential developments have already taken place. The targeted neighborhoods include specific Central Northside, the Upper Hill District, Manchester, Polish Hill, Arlington and Garfield. <strong>The program provides homeowners with a 50% match of their fa&ccedil;ade costs with a maximum grant of $5,000. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</strong></p> <p>The URA will partner with the Community Design Center of Pittsburgh to develop basic guidelines to give to participating homeowners, which will assist them in deciding how to best improve their fa&ccedil;ade.</p> <p>Regards,</p> <p>R. Daniel Lavelle</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Mon, 13 May 2013 15:10:06 -0400 PUBLIC HEARING: APPLICATION FOR EXPANSION OF THE MEXICAN WAR STREETS HISTORIC DISTRICT http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/northside_article.htm?id=2183 <p>A public hearing has been scheduled by City Council on the application for expansion of the Mexican War Streets historic district. The hearing will take place on:</p> <p style="text-align: center"><strong>Tuesday, May 28<br /> 1:00pm<br /> Council Chambers<br /> City-County Building<br /> 414 Grant St</strong></p> <p><br /> The hearing is open to all members of the public, and residents are encouraged to attend to voice their opinions in favor or against the&nbsp;application for expansion of the historic district. If you&nbsp;would like to address council at the hearing, please <strong>contact the City Clerk&#39;s office at 412-255-2138 to register to speak</strong>. Those who sign up will be given 3 minutes to speak, and those who show up at the hearing without calling beforehand will be given 1 minute to speak.</p> Mon, 22 Apr 2013 13:52:08 -0400 REMINDER: NORTHSIDE MOBILE OFFICE MEETING THIS EVENING http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/northside_article.htm?id=2092 <p><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">Greetings,</span></p> <p><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);"><strong>This notice serves as a friendly reminder of our Northside mobile office visit this evening, Tuesday, March 12, 2013 from 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm at Northside Coalition for Fair Housing located at 1821 Brighton Road</strong>.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">The purpose of these Northside community outreach sessions are so I can better engage you with the District 6 office, and so you have an opportunity to speak with me directly regarding any concerns, questions, or ideas that you may have. &nbsp;I look forward to seeing you this evening!</span></p> <p><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">Regards,</span></p> <p><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">R. Daniel Lavelle</span></p> Tue, 12 Mar 2013 12:32:48 -0400 HISTORIC DISTRICT EXPANSION ON PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING AGENDA http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/northside_article.htm?id=1947 <p>Greetings-</p> <p>There will be a <strong>Planning Commission Meeting on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at 1:00 PM&nbsp;in the first floor meeting room of 200 Ross Street</strong>.&nbsp;&nbsp;On the agenda is the application for the expansion of the Mexican War Streets Historic District. I urge residents of the Northside to attend this meeting to express their opinions in favor or against the application for expansion.&nbsp;</p> <p>The Planning Commission review is part of a three step review process by the city. The first step involved review from the Historic Review Commission which approved the plan with recommendations on December 5, 2012. Following review from the Planning Commission, the application will come to City Council for final approval.&nbsp;</p> <p>Sincerely,&nbsp;</p> <p>R. Daniel Lavelle</p> Wed, 09 Jan 2013 11:10:55 -0500 CANCELLATION OF JANUARY REMOTE SITE MEETING- NORTHSIDE http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/northside_article.htm?id=1945 <p>Greetings-<br /> <br /> The District 6 remote office site visit meeting for Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at the Northside Coalition for Fair Housing building at 5:00 pm has been <strong>cancelled.&nbsp;</strong>The following monthly meeting will take place on Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at 5:00 pm.<br /> <br /> Thank you,</p> <p>R. Daniel Lavelle&nbsp;</p> Tue, 08 Jan 2013 13:27:25 -0500 RECLAIM NORTHSIDE IN SEARCH OF APPLICANTS http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/northside_article.htm?id=1930 <p>Greetings-<br /> <br /> GTECH is seeking motivated individuals from Northside neighborhoods interested in learning more on how to combat vacancy within their community. Prime candidates are Northside based emerging leaders and active community citizens dedicated to positive actionable change.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> ReClaim Northside is an 8 month long community empowerment program committed to combating vacancy in the neighborhood through education and green community projects. &ldquo;Ambassadors&rdquo; will attend 10 educational sessions focused on vacant land issues ranging from assessment, current legislation, community organizing and available funding sources.&nbsp;These sessions will be Wednesday evenings from 6-8 pm, every other week from late January to mid June.<br /> <br /> In addition to training, participants will equipped to design and implement their own Northside-based green project of their choosing. A stipend, implementation fund, and GTECH provided technical assistance will be provided&nbsp;throughout the program.</p> <p>The application for can be found on the GTECH website by following this <a href="http://www.gtechstrategies.org/">link</a>. Interested parties should reach out to GTECH by Jan 31st.<br /> <br /> Sincerely,<br /> <br /> R. Daniel Lavelle</p> Fri, 21 Dec 2012 16:38:13 -0500 REMINDER: 'JOBSTART' EMPLOYMENT & RESOURCE FAIR TOMORROW! http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/northside_article.htm?id=1772 <p><span style="color:#000000;">Greetings,</span></p> <p><span style="color:#000000;"><strong>This notice serves as a friendly reminder of our upcoming &#39;JobStart&#39; Employment and Resource Fair, tomorrow, Saturday, October 6, 2012 from 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm</strong>. &nbsp;This event is being held in&nbsp;partnership with State Representative Jake Wheatley, Jr., North Shore Community Alliance, Urban Innovation 21, Point Park University, Black Political Empowerment Project, NAACP, and the National Coalition for Urban Justice and Peace. &nbsp;This fair has been designed to focus on assisting formerly incarcerated individuals and those with criminal records. &nbsp;<strong>The event will take place at Point Park University&#39;s Student Activities Center, 330 Blvd. of the Allies, 5th Floor Gymnasium, Pittsburgh, PA 15222.</strong>&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span style="color:#000000;">All are encouraged to attend, I look forward to seeing you there.</span></p> <p><span style="color:#000000;">Regards,</span></p> <p><span style="color:#000000;">R. Daniel Lavelle</span></p> Fri, 05 Oct 2012 17:51:50 -0400 DISTRICT 6 COMMUNITY EVENTS - OCTOBER http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/northside_article.htm?id=1762 <p><span style="color:#000000;">Greetings,</span></p> <p><span style="color:#000000;"><strong>There are many exciting things happening throughout District 6 this month!</strong>&nbsp; I have listed many events and community meetings below, so you can become more engaged with our office as well as the many events and meetings that are happening in your community.</span></p> <p><span style="color:#000000;"><strong>Tuesday, October 2nd</strong>&nbsp;- Our office is hosting a City Council Post-Agenda Hearing on Latino Relations in the City of Pittsburgh at 2:00 pm in City Council Chambers. &nbsp;All interested in Latino Relations in the City of Pittsburgh are encouraged to attend. &nbsp;City Council Chambers are located at 510 City-County Building, 414 Grant Street, 5th Floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15219.</span></p> <p><span style="color:#000000;"><strong>Tuesday, October 2nd</strong>&nbsp;- There will be a public neighborhood meeting for all residents of West Oakland and Oak Hill communities from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm at The Corner, located at 200 Robinson Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213. &nbsp;There will be various discussion regarding construction traffic in West Oakland and upcoming events in the neighborhood.</span></p> <p><span style="color:#000000;"><strong>Thursday, October 4th</strong>&nbsp;- There will be a public meeting regarding Bus Rapid Transit in the Uptown community, this meeting will be at UPMC Mercy, located at 1400 Locust Street, 2nd Floor, Building D, from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm.</span></p> <p><span style="color:#000000;"><strong>Thursday, October 4th</strong>&nbsp;- Our office is hosting a public meeting for Downtown residents at Gateway Towers from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm, located at 320 Fort Duquesne Boulevard, Pittsburgh, PA 15222.</span></p> <p><span style="color:#000000;"><strong>Thursday, October 4th</strong>&nbsp;- There will be a Northside Public Safety Council meeting starting at 5:30 pm at 4 Allegheny Center, Pittsburgh, PA 15212. &nbsp;All Northside residents concerned with public safety in their neighborhood should be in attendance.</span></p> <p><span style="color:#000000;"><strong>Friday, October 5th</strong>&nbsp;- Our office in partnership with Mayor Luke Ravenstahl is hosting a&nbsp;<em>&#39;Fair in Market Square&#39;&nbsp;</em>in honor of Hispanic Heritage Week in the City of Pittsburgh. &nbsp;This fair will host various Latino/Hispanic bands, vendors, and exhibitions in Market Square, Downtown Pittsburgh from 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm.</span></p> <p><span style="color:#000000;"><strong>Saturday, October 6th</strong>&nbsp;- Our office in partnership with State Representative Jake Wheatley, Jr., North Shore Community Alliance, Urban Innovation 21, Point Park University, Black Political Empowerment Project, and the National Coalition for Urban Justice and Peace will hold an employment &amp; resource fair from 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm. &nbsp;This fair will take place at Point Park University&#39;s Student Activities Center, 330 Blvd. of the Allies, 5th Floor Gymnasium, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. &nbsp;All are encouraged to attend.</span></p> <p><span style="color:#000000;"><strong>Monday, October 8th</strong>&nbsp;- There will be an Oakland Community Council meeting from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm at People&#39;s Oakland, located at 3433 Bates Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213. &nbsp;This meeting is for all Oakland residents, business owners and stakeholders with questions and concerns about your neighborhood.</span></p> <p><span style="color:#000000;"><strong>Monday, October 8th</strong>&nbsp;- There will be a Central Northside Neighborhood Council meeting from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm at Allegheny Traditional Academy, located at 810 Arch Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15212. &nbsp;All Central Northside residents, business owners and stakeholders should be in attendance.</span></p> <p><span style="color:#000000;"><strong>Tuesday, October 9th</strong>&nbsp;- There will be a District 6 remote office visit at the Northside Coalition for Fair Housing, located at 1821 Brighton Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15212 from 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm. &nbsp;This is an open opportunity for you to speak to me directly regarding any questions, concerns, or ideas that you may have to help improve District 6.</span></p> <p><span style="color:#000000;"><strong>Wednesday, October 10th</strong>&nbsp;- There will be a District 6 remote office visit at Community Human Services Building in South Oakland, located at 374 Lawn Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213 from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm. &nbsp;This is an open opportunity for you to speak to me directly regarding any questions, concerns, or ideas that you may have to help improve District 6. &nbsp;The Oakcliffe Housing Club will meet immediately after at the same location from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm.</span></p> <p><span style="color:#000000;"><strong>Thursday, October 11th</strong>&nbsp;- There will be a District 6 mobile office visit at Manchester Citizen&#39;s Corporation, located at 1319 Allegheny Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15233 from 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm. &nbsp;This is an open opportunity for you to speak to me directly regarding any questions, concerns, or ideas that you may have to help improve District 6.</span></p> <p><span style="color:#000000;"><strong>Thursday, October 11th</strong>&nbsp;- There will be a Hill District Consensus Group meeting at 5:30 pm at the Kauffman Auditorium, located at 1835 Centre Avenue in the Hill District. &nbsp;All Hill District residents, business owners and stakeholders should be in attendance.</span></p> <p><span style="color:#000000;"><strong>Sunday, October 14th</strong>&nbsp;- Our office in partnership with State Representative Jake Wheatley, Jr., Thelma Lovette Y, UPMC, Highmark, Pittsburgh Penguins, RS Supply, LLC., and the Pennsylvania State Police will host a Citywide Health Expo at the Thelma Lovette Y from 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm. &nbsp;There will be healthy cooking demonstrations, prizes, and various activities for youth and adults. &nbsp;All are encouraged to attend.</span></p> <p><span style="color:#000000;"><strong>Monday, October 22nd</strong>&nbsp;- Our office in partnership with the Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh will host a community meeting regarding Allegheny Dwellings at 6:30 pm. &nbsp;The location is TBD, please give us a call at 412-255-2134 for more information as it becomes available.</span></p> <p><span style="color:#000000;"><strong>Monday, October 22nd&nbsp;</strong>- There will be a membership meeting for the Perry Hilltop Citizens Council from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm, the location is TBD, please give us a call at 412-255-2134 for more information as it becomes available. &nbsp;All concerned residents, business owners, and stakeholders of the Perry Hilltop community should be in attendance.</span></p> <p><span style="color:#000000;"><strong>Thursday, October 25th&nbsp;</strong>- The Zone 2 Public Safety Council will hold a membership meeting from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm at the Hill House, Conference Room A, located at 1835 Centre Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15219. &nbsp;All who reside in the Zone 2 Police Zone (Downtown, Hill District, Uptown, Polish Hill, Lawrenceville) and interested in public safety in their neighborhood should be in attendance.</span></p> <p><span style="color:#000000;">Regards,</span></p> <p><span style="color:#000000;">R. Daniel Lavelle</span></p> Mon, 01 Oct 2012 17:52:40 -0400 REMINDER: PUBLIC MEETING ON HISTORIC DISTRICT EXPANSION TONIGHT! http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/northside_article.htm?id=1738 <p><span style="color:#000000;">Greetings,</span></p> <p><span style="color:#000000;">This notice serves as a friendly reminder of the public meeting being held this evening to discuss expansion of the historic district in the Central Northside. <strong>&nbsp;This very important public meeting will take place this evening, Thursday, September 20, 2012 from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm at the Northside Institutional Church of God and Christ, located at 302 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15233</strong>. &nbsp;</span></p> <p><span style="color:#000000;">Please plan on being in attendance and voicing your opinion and questions regarding this public process happening in your neighborhood. &nbsp; I look forward to seeing you this evening!</span></p> <p><span style="color:#000000;">Regards,</span></p> <p><span style="color:#000000;">R. Daniel Lavelle</span></p> Thu, 20 Sep 2012 15:16:06 -0400 California-Kirkbride Mobile Office Visit This Evening! http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/northside_article.htm?id=1714 <p><span style="color:#000000;">Greetings,</span></p> <p><span style="color:#000000;"><strong>This notice serves as a friendly reminder of our Northside mobile office visit this evening, Tuesday, September 11, 2012 at Northside Coalition for Fair Housing, located at 1821 Brighton Road from 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm</strong>. &nbsp;I have made myself available to speak to any California Kirkbride residents and business owners at this location every 2nd Tuesday throughout 2012 from 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm.</span></p> <p><span style="color:#000000;">The purpose of these Northside community outreach sessions are so I can better engage you with the District 6 office, and so you have an opportunity to speak with me directly regarding any concerns, questions, or ideas that you may have. &nbsp;I look forward to seeing you this evening!</span></p> <p><span style="color:#000000;">Regards,</span></p> <p><span style="color:#000000;">R. Daniel Lavelle</span></p> Tue, 11 Sep 2012 10:24:34 -0400 Northside Mobile Office Visit This Evening! http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/northside_article.htm?id=1642 <p><span style="color:#000000;">Greetings,</span></p> <p><span style="color:#000000;"><strong>This notice serves as a friendly reminder of our Northside mobile office visit this evening, Thursday, August 9, 2012 from 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm at Manchester Citizens Corporation located at 1319 Allegheny Avenue</strong>. &nbsp;I have made myself available to speak to any Manchester, Allegheny West, or North Shore residents and business owners at this location every 2nd Thursday throughout 2012 from 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm.</span></p> <p><span style="color:#000000;">The purpose of these Northside community outreach sessions are so I can better engage you with the District 6 office, and so you have an opportunity to speak with me directly regarding any concerns, questions, or ideas that you may have. &nbsp;I look forward to seeing you this evening!</span></p> <p><span style="color:#000000;">Regards,</span></p> <p><span style="color:#000000;">R. Daniel Lavelle</span></p> Thu, 09 Aug 2012 11:24:30 -0400 Upcoming Northside Road Repairs http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/northside_article.htm?id=1565 <p><span style="color:#000000;">Greetings,</span></p> <p><span style="color:#000000;">This notice is to inform you of upcoming repair work within the Northside community. &nbsp;The following streets will be worked on from Tuesday, July 17, 2012 from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm until Thursday, July 19, 2012 from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm. &nbsp;Please contact my office if you have any further questions at 412-255-2134.</span></p> <p><span style="color:#000000;">Tuesday, July 17, 2012</span></p> <ul> <li><span style="color:#000000;">Fountain Street from Compromise Street to Henderson Street</span></li> <li><span style="color:#000000;">Cemetery Street from Belleau Street to Lanark Street</span></li> <li><span style="color:#000000;">Morris Avenue from Cemetery Street to Dead End</span></li> </ul> <p><span style="color:#000000;">Wednesday, July 18, 2012</span></p> <ul> <li><span style="color:#000000;">Kirkbride Street from California Avenue to Brighton Road</span></li> <li><span style="color:#000000;">Woodland Avenue from Brighton Road to Shadeland Avenue</span></li> </ul> <p><span style="color:#000000;">Thursday, July 19, 2012</span></p> <ul> <li><span style="color:#000000;">Woodland Avenue from Brighton Road to Shadeland Avenue</span></li> <li><span style="color:#000000;">Etola Street &nbsp;from Shadeland Avenue to Corona Street</span></li> <li><span style="color:#000000;">Perrott Street from Brighton Road to Shoreham Street</span></li> <li><span style="color:#000000;">Winhurst Street from California Avenue to Cambronne Street</span></li> <li><span style="color:#000000;">Brandon Road from Pennock Road to Perrott Street</span></li> </ul> <p><span style="color:#000000;">Regards,</span></p> <p><span style="color:#000000;">R. Daniel Lavelle</span></p> Mon, 16 Jul 2012 16:50:38 -0400 NORTHSIDE MOBILE OFFICE VISIT CANCELLED THIS EVENING! http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/northside_article.htm?id=1552 <p><span style="color:#000000;">Greetings,</span></p> <p><span style="color:#000000;"><strong>This notice serves a cancelation notice of our District 6 mobile office visit this evening, Thursday, July 12, 2012 from 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm at the Manchester Citizens Corporation at 1319 Allegheny Avenue</strong>. &nbsp;I have made myself available to speak to any Northside resident, business owner or stakeholder at this location every 2nd Thursday from 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm. &nbsp;<strong>Our next mobile office visit at Manchester Citizens Corporation will be on Thursday, August 9, 2012 from 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm</strong>.</span></p> <p><span style="color:#000000;">The purpose of these Northside community outreach sessions are so I can better engage you with the District 6 office, and so you have an opportunity to speak with me directly regarding any concerns, questions, or ideas that you may have to help improve District 6. &nbsp;I look forward to seeing you next month!</span></p> <p><span style="color:#000000;">Regards,</span></p> <p><span style="color:#000000;">R. Daniel Lavelle</span></p> Thu, 12 Jul 2012 12:43:47 -0400 District 6 Community Outreach http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/northside_article.htm?id=1541 <p><span style="color:#000000;">Greetings,</span></p> <p><span style="color:#000000;"><strong>This notice serves as a friendly of our Northside mobile office visit this evening, Monday, July 9, 2012 from 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm at the Carnegie Library - Northside Branch located at 1230 Federal Street</strong>. &nbsp;I have made myself available to speak to any Northside resident, business owner or stakeholder at this location every 2nd Monday throughout 2012 from 5:30 pm - 7:00pm. &nbsp;</span></p> <p><span style="color:#000000;">The purpose of these Northside community outreach sessions are so I can better engage you with the District 6 office, and so you have an opportunity to speak with me directly regarding any concerns, questions, or ideas that you may have to help improve District 6. &nbsp;I look forward to seeing you this evening!</span></p> <p><span style="color:#000000;"><strong>As a reminder, the Pittsburgh City Council Reapportionment Advisory Committee public meeting is this evening also at 7:00 pm, the meeting will be held at City Council Chambers.</strong>&nbsp; City Council Chambers are located on the 5th Floor of the City-County Building at 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15219. &nbsp;Please come out and voice your opinion regarding proposed changes to your Council District!</span></p> <p><span style="color:#000000;">Regards,</span></p> <p><span style="color:#000000;">R. Daniel Lavelle</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Mon, 09 Jul 2012 10:27:43 -0400 REMINDER: CITY COUNCIL'S REAPPORTIONMENT PUBLIC MEETING TONIGHT! http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/northside_article.htm?id=1540 <p><span style="color:#000000;">Greetings,</span></p> <p><span style="color:#000000;">The members of the 2012 Reapportionment Advisory Committee have recommended a preliminary reapportionment plan for the purposes of presentation to the public. &nbsp;The Reapportionment Advisory Committee of Pittsburgh City Council have recommended changes to Council districts that reflect new population distribution throughout the City. &nbsp;Districts are required to be as equal as possible as practicable, compact, contiguous, and in compliance with the federal voting rights act.</span></p> <p><span style="color:#000000;">The 2012 Federal Census established the City of Pittsburgh as 305,704, which is a decrease from 334,563 that the 2000 Census indicated. &nbsp;Due to population changes over the last ten years, current districts range in population from 28,695 - 39,259.</span></p> <p><span style="color:#000000;">Given this, the RAC has recommended some changes to my District, Council District 6. &nbsp;<strong>Of particular interest to you, is Central Northside has been recommended to be split into two Council Districts as well as Allegheny West has been moved to District 1</strong>. &nbsp;In exchange I would pick up additional areas of Perry Hilltop area. &nbsp;I invite you to discuss these changes among your family and neighbors and voice your thoughts to Council. &nbsp;Be they for or against the recommended changes.</span></p> <p><span style="color:#000000;"><strong>The first public meeting will take place this evening, Monday, July 9, 2012 at City Council Chambers. &nbsp;City Council chambers are located on the 5th Floor of the City-County Building at 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15219</strong>. &nbsp;Please </span><a href="http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/council/redistricting/" target="_blank"><span style="color:#000000;">click here</span></a><span style="color:#000000;"> for the updated interactive City Council map, and the updated ward/district changes. &nbsp;You are encouraged to come voice your support or opposition to the new changes regarding your Council District.</span></p> <p><span style="color:#000000;">Regards,</span></p> <p><span style="color:#000000;">R. Daniel Lavelle</span></p> Mon, 09 Jul 2012 09:55:36 -0400 2012 City Council Reapportionment Updates http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/northside_article.htm?id=1519 <p><span style="color:#000000;">Greetings,</span></p> <p><span style="color:#000000;">The members of the 2012 Reapportionment Advisory Committee have recommended a preliminary reapportionment plan for the purposes of presentation to the public. &nbsp;The Reapportionment Advisory Committee of Pittsburgh City Council have recommended changes to Council districts that reflect new population distribution throughout the City. &nbsp;Districts are required to be as equal as possible as practicable, compact, contiguous, and in compliance with the federal voting rights act.</span></p> <p><span style="color:#000000;">The 2012 Federal Census established the City of Pittsburgh as 305,704, which is a decrease from 334,563 that the 2000 Census indicated. &nbsp;Due to population changs over the last ten years, current districts range in population from 28,695 - 39,259.</span></p> <p><span style="color:#000000;">Given this, the RAC has recommended some changes to my District, Council District 6. &nbsp;<strong>Of particular interest to you, is Central Northside has been recommended to be split into two Council Districts as well as Allegheny West has been moved to District 1</strong>. &nbsp;In exchange I would pick up additional areas of Perry Hilltop area. &nbsp;I invite you to discuss these changes among your family and neighbors and voice your thoughts to Council. &nbsp;Be they for or against the recommended changes.</span></p> <p><span style="color:#000000;"><strong>Towards that end, I am notifying you of two upcoming public hearings that the RAC is holding where you can voice your opinion. &nbsp;The first meeting will take place at City Council Chambers on Monday, July 9, 2012 at 7:00 pm. &nbsp;City Council Chambers are located on the 5th Floor of the City-County Building at 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15219. &nbsp;The second public hearing will occur at Bistro Soul Restaurant located at 415 East Ohio Street, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15212 on Tuesday, July 17, 2012 at 7:00 pm</strong>. &nbsp;Please </span><a href="http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/council/redistricting/" target="_blank"><span style="color:#000000;">click here</span></a><span style="color:#000000;"> for the updated interactive City Council map, and the updated ward/district changes are </span><a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/2012_ReapportionmentChanges.pdf" target="_blank"><span style="color:#000000;">here</span></a><span style="color:#000000;">. &nbsp;You are encouraged to come voice your support or opposition to the new changes regarding your Council District.</span></p> <p><span style="color:#000000;">Regards,</span></p> <p><span style="color:#000000;">R. Daniel Lavelle</span></p> Tue, 26 Jun 2012 13:00:40 -0400 Cablecast Post-Agenda on PreservePGH Plan http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/northside_article.htm?id=1456 <p><span style="color:#000000;">Greetings,</span></p> <p><span style="color:#000000;"><strong>This notice is to inform you that there will be a Post-Agenda session held today at 1:00 pm in City Council chambers to discuss the City of Pittsburgh&#39;s PreservePGH Plan</strong>. &nbsp;I have requested this Post-Agenda session so that Council Members and the public can be fully aware of the PreservePGH Plan and how it will affect neighborhoods within the City of Pittsburgh. &nbsp;Invited guests for this meeting include representatives from the Department of City Planning and the Mayor&#39;s Office. &nbsp;You are welcome to attend this meeting or watch live on cable channel 13. &nbsp;Please visit the PreservePGH website by </span><a href="http://planpgh.com/preservepgh/" target="_blank"><span style="color:#000000;">clicking here</span></a><span style="color:#000000;"> for more information.</span></p> <p><span style="color:#000000;">Regards,</span></p> <p><span style="color:#000000;">R. Daniel Lavelle</span></p> Wed, 30 May 2012 12:17:59 -0400 District 6 Community Outreach http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/northside_article.htm?id=1431 <p><span style="color:#000000;">Greetings,</span></p> <p><span style="color:#000000;"><strong>This notice serves as a friendly reminder of our Northside mobile office visit this evening, Monday, May 14, 2012 from 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm at the Carnegie Library - Northside Branch located at 1230 Federal Street</strong>. &nbsp;I have made myself available to speak to any Northside resident, business owner or stakeholder at this location every 2nd Monday throughout 2012 from 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm.</span></p> <p><span style="color:#000000;">The purpose of these Northside community outreach sessions are so I can better engage you with the District 6 office, and so you have an opportunity to speak with me directly regarding any concerns, questions, or ideas that you may have. &nbsp;I look forward to seeing you this evening!</span></p> <p><span style="color:#000000;">Regards,</span></p> <p><span style="color:#000000;">R. Daniel Lavelle</span></p> Mon, 14 May 2012 11:11:09 -0400 District 6 Community Outreach http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/northside_article.htm?id=1426 <p><span style="color:#000000;">Greetings,</span></p> <p><span style="color:#000000;"><strong>This notice serves as a friendly reminder of our Northside mobile office visit this evening, Thursday, May 10, 2012 from 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm at Manchester Citizens Corporation located at 1319 Allegheny Avenue</strong>. &nbsp;I have made myself available to speak to any Manchester, Allegheny West, or North Shore resident, business owner or stakeholder at this location every 2nd Thursday throughout 2012 from 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm.</span></p> <p><span style="color:#000000;">The purpose of these Northside community outreach sessions are so I can better engage you with the District 6 office, and so you have an opportunity to speak with me directly regarding any concerns, questions, or ideas that you may have. &nbsp;I look forward to seeing you this evening!</span></p> <p><span style="color:#000000;">Regards,</span></p> <p><span style="color:#000000;">R. Daniel Lavelle</span></p> Thu, 10 May 2012 12:48:03 -0400 KaBOOM! Playground - A Call to Action http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/northside_article.htm?id=1323 <p><span style="color:#000000;">Greetings,</span></p> <p><span style="color:#000000;"><strong>I am pleased to inform you that in conjunction with community groups and stakeholders, there will be a new, community-designed playground installed in Allegheny Commons Park on Tuesday, June 19, 2012, dubbed as &quot;Build Day&quot;. &nbsp;This project is a collaboration with the City of Pittsburgh, the PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield, the PA League of Cities and Municipalities (PLCM), Central Northside Neighborhood Council, and national nonprofit KaBOOM!</strong></span></p> <p><span style="color:#000000;">&quot;Build Day&quot;, is a community-wide celebration of play where 200+ volunteers will install a playground and complete other site improvement projects around the Park. &nbsp;There are many opportunities for community members to get involved. &nbsp;In addition to volunteering on Build Day, residents may join planning committees that are overseeing recruitment and registration; securing food for volunteers; coordinating service-learning projects for youth; ensuring safety and maintenance; and helping to make the project as environmentally friendly as possible.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span style="color:#000000;">This is the third straight year the Pennsylvania League of Cities &amp; Municipalities will build a KaBOOM! playground in conjunction with their annual conference, which will convene civic leaders and elected officials in Pittsburgh this June. &nbsp;The project is supported by Mayor Ravenstahl&#39;s &#39;servePGH&#39; initiative, which engages citizen volunteers to revitalize Pittsburgh neighborhoods.</span></p> <p><span style="color:#000000;"><strong>To sign up for a committee, register for Build Day, or receive more information on this exciting project, email servepgh@pittsburghpa.gov or call 412-255-2280</strong>. &nbsp;<strong>Please </strong></span><strong><a href="http://goo.gl/GmezT" target="_blank"><span style="color:#000000;">click here</span></a></strong><span style="color:#000000;"><strong> for the Build Day flyer.</strong></span></p> <p><span style="color:#000000;">Regards,</span></p> <p><span style="color:#000000;">R. Daniel Lavelle</span></p> Thu, 22 Mar 2012 12:28:28 -0400 RIVERS CASINO OPEN INTERVIEW SESSION TOMORROW! http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/northside_article.htm?id=1297 <p><span style="color:#000000;">Greetings,</span></p> <p><span style="color:#000000;"><strong>This notice is to inform you that the Rivers Casino will be holding an open interview session for food and beverage servers tomorrow, Saturday, February 18, 2012 from 10:00 am until 5:00 pm</strong>. &nbsp;The open interview session will be held in the Employment Center at the Rivers Casino, located at 777 Casino Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15212.</span></p> <p><span style="color:#000000;">If you are interested in attending this interview session, please apply online </span><a href="http://www.theriverscasino.com" target="_blank"><span style="color:#000000;">here</span></a><span style="color:#000000;"> before attending. &nbsp;If you have any questions, please contact the Rivers Casino Employment Center at 412-566-4390.</span></p> <p><span style="color:#000000;">Regards,</span></p> <p><span style="color:#000000;">R. Daniel Lavelle</span></p> Fri, 17 Feb 2012 14:21:53 -0500 District 6 Community Outreach http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/northside_article.htm?id=1285 <p><span style="color:#000000;">Greetings,</span></p> <p><span style="color:#000000;"><strong>This notice serves as a friendly reminder of our Northside mobile office visit this coming Thursday, May 10, 2012 from 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm at Manchester Citizens Corporation located at 1319 Allegheny Avenue. &nbsp;I have made myself available to speak to any Manchester, Allegheny West, or North Shore resident, business owner or stakeholder at this location every 2nd Thursday throughout 2012 from 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm.</strong></span></p> <p><span style="color:#000000;">The purpose of these Northside community outreach sessions are so I can better engage you with the District 6 office, and so you have an opportunity to speak with me directly regarding any concerns, questions or ideas that you may have. &nbsp;I look forward to seeing you this week!</span></p> <p><span style="color:#000000;">Regards,</span></p> <p><span style="color:#000000;">R. Daniel Lavelle</span></p> Thu, 09 Feb 2012 13:17:14 -0500 ALLEGHENY COUNTY PROPERTY REASSESSMENTS http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/northside_article.htm?id=1225 <p><span style="color:#000000;">Greetings,</span></p> <p><span style="color:#000000;">Allegheny County is undergoing a judicially mandated county-wide property reassessment. &nbsp;This includes properties within the City of Pittsburgh, and all properties will be reassessed. &nbsp;The assessment of each property will aim to reflect its market value for 2012. &nbsp;The value will be determined by what is on the Property Report Card, an assessor&#39;s valuation of the property from the outside, the condition of the neighborhood, recent sales of the property, and recent sales of comparable properties.</span></p> <p><span style="color:#000000;">Mayor Ravenstahl&#39;s office has scheduled a series of education program outreach dates to educate the public on the reassessment process. &nbsp;<strong>A session has been scheduled at the Manchester Citizens Corporation, located at 1319 Allegheny Avenue for tomorrow, Wednesday, January 11, 2012 at 10:00 am</strong>. &nbsp;It is highly recommended that all residents with questions about the reassessment process attend the outreach session. &nbsp;For information on the other outreach dates, please contact our office at 412-255-2134.</span></p> <p><span style="color:#000000;"><strong>Property owners in the City of Pittsburgh have until January 13, 2012, to request an informal review by calling 412-350-4600. &nbsp;Property owners also have the right to file a 2012 formal appeal with the Board of Property Assessment Appeals &amp; Review until February 10, 2012. &nbsp;You may acquire an appeal form by calling 412-350-4600 or by </strong></span><strong><a href="http://www.alleghenycounty.us/opa/aforms.aspx" target="_blank"><span style="color:#000000;">clicking here</span></a></strong><span style="color:#000000;">.</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="color:#000000;">Regards,</span></p> <p><span style="color:#000000;">R. Daniel Lavelle</span></p> Thu, 05 Jan 2012 16:40:50 -0500 PUBLIC MEETING TONIGHT! http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/northside_article.htm?id=980 <p> Greetings,</p> <p> The City of Pittsburgh, in cooperation with Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PENNDOT), Engineering District 11-0, and the Federal Highway Administration, is conducting a <strong>public meeting tonight from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, at the New Hazlett Theater located at 6 Allegheny Square East, Pittsburgh, PA, 15212.&nbsp; A short formal presentation of the project will be conducted at&nbsp;6:30 pm</strong>.</p> <p> The purpose of this meeting is to present the proposed project purpose and need, schedule, alternatives, impacts on environmental and historical resources, and to solicit input on a preferred alternative.&nbsp; In addition, the City of Pittsburgh and its consultants will be available to answer questions and gather feedback.&nbsp; This project involves the rehabilitation or replacement of the West Ohio Street Bridge and removal of the Ridge Avenue Bridge located on the North Side.</p> <p> For further information about the project, please contact Charles McClain, P.E., Project Manager, Department of Public Works, Room 301 City-County Building, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA, 15219, or by calling 412-255-2034.</p> <p> Thank you,</p> <p> R. Daniel Lavelle</p> Tue, 14 Jun 2011 15:11:18 -0400 District 6 Employment Opportunities http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/northside_article.htm?id=820 <p> Greetings,</p> <p> I am excited to provide you with our newest District 6 opportunities for employment newsletter.&nbsp; Please review our jobs newsletter <a href="http://www.city.pittsburgh.pa.us/district6/assets/11-District6-jobsNL14.pdf" target="_blank">here</a>, the aim of this newsletter is to help provide sustainable and diverse employment opportunities that will enhance the quality of life of my constituents.&nbsp; If you know anyone that would like to join our District 6 mailing list, please have them contact my office today.</p> <p> Thank you,</p> <p> R. Daniel Lavelle</p> Thu, 24 Mar 2011 13:54:11 -0400