The Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA) will continue repairs on Forbes Avenue at Morewood Street due to a 20-inch water main break.  A geotechnical engineer assessed the safety and integrity of the road after the break.  It was determined installing a new 20-inch water main would be the best solution. PWSA is coordinating repair efforts with PennDOT and the Department of Public Works.  We appreciate the public’s patience as this issue gets resolved in the safest and most efficient manner possible.
The PWSA contractor will be working 24/7 through Friday, March 18, 2016, at 4:00 p.m.
Forbes Avenue (South Craig Street – Morewood Avenue) will remain closed to all traffic until repairs are completed. PWSA does not anticipate any impact to water service.

The City of Pittsburgh Department of Innovation & Performance and the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh are inviting all those interested to participate in the city's inaugural Innovation Week, from April 1 through April 9.
There are more than 25 partner organizations and 20 events already planned through the week, with hopes to schedule more. If you would like to host an event, or stay connected with the latest Inclusive Innovation Week news, please see the Inclusive Innovation Week page.  
In September the City, the Department of Innovation & Performance and the Urban Redevelopment Authority launched the Roadmap for Inclusive Innovation. The mission of Inclusive Innovation Week is to continue the work of the Roadmap by promoting the City of Pittsburgh as a hub of equitable access to innovation, celebrate organizations, people and partners who are doing incredible work, and invite more people to find ownership in innovation.
For more information on the Department of Innovation & Performance, check out their State of the Department address and video.      

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 The Fraternal Order of Police Caring Cops Easter project is currently underway. Once again they are accepting donations of Easter candy, snacks, etc…to make Easter gift bags. The gift bags will then be donated to children who are victims of violence at Children's Hospital, Mercy Hospital and the Women's Shelter.  They truly appreciated the great response they had last year and are hoping to do the same this year. 
     They will have a collection box at Zone 4 station for you to drop off your donations.  The deadline is Wednesday, March 16th.  You can contact Zone 4 Community Resource Officer Shannon Leshen for pickup as well.

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The City of Pittsburgh's Affordable Housing Task Force is hosting 4 Deliberative Forums this March, and we want to hear from you! Please help us spread the word in your community. 
The Affordable Housing Taskforce's Deliberative Community Forums will give neighbors a chance to learn about the work of the Affordable Housing Task Force. The forums will also provide an opportunity for the community to provide input on affordable housing issues, specifically relating to policies, programs or initiatives designed to increase the supply of affordable housing in the City of Pittsburgh.
Affordable Housing Task Force Deliberative Forums – 6-8:30pm
  • West End – Monday 3/7, American Legion, 2863 Chartiers Ave., Pgh PA 15204
  • South Side – Tuesday 3/15, Lifespan Knoxville Resource Center, 320 Brownsville Rd., Pgh, PA 15210
  • North Side – Wednesday 3/23, Letter Carrier’s Union Hall, 841 California Ave., Pgh, PA 15212
  • East End – Tuesday 3/29, Kingsley Association, 6435 Frankstown Ave., Pgh, PA 15206
Each forum will include:
– A brief overview of the Affordable Housing Task Force and Affordable Housing in Pittsburgh
– Small group discussions of priorities recommended by the task force
– Q&A opportunities with the panel members
All forums contain the same presented content, and are open to every resident of the City of Pittsburgh.  Families are encouraged to attend and participate.

3329 Juliet Street – $215,000
3238 Ward Street – $125,000
Thursday, March 3 from 4:00 to 6:30 p.m.

Sunday, March 6 from 1:00 to 3:30 p.m.
Walk to work- be home in minutes! Newly renovated, 3 bedroom, 1 bath. Enjoy Schenley Park and museums in your neighborhood. Special financing for moderate income buyers. No investors; for owner-occupancy only.

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Traffic Advisory

Upcoming Events in Oakland to Close Bigelow Boulevard between Fifth/Forbes Avenue

On Friday, February 26, 2016, a ‘March’ will be held from 4 – 5 p.m. as part of the USAS/USW national conference being held in Pittsburgh from February 26-27, 2016. Set-up will begin at 2:45 p.m. Bigelow Boulevard is to close from 2:30 – 5 p.m.

On Saturday, February 27, 2016, a ‘March for Bernie’ will be held from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Set-up for volunteers begins at 9 a.m. Bigelow Boulevard is to close from 7 a.m. – 12 p.m. Participants will march from Bigelow Boulevard to Market Square via Fifth Avenue. Anticipate travel delays as participants, estimated to be 2,000 make their way to Market Square in downtown Pittsburgh.

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On Friday, March 18, Mayor Peduto, in light of the Pittsburgh Bicentennial, will be celebrating the city of Pittsburgh’s incorporation in the lobby of the City County Building. The Oakland Business Improvement District, in collaboration with the Oakland Planning & Development Corporation and the Oakland Transportation Management Association, will be holding a table showcasing Oakland’s transformation over the years. If you, or anyone you know, have any old pictures of Oakland and you’re willing to share them for this display. The photos can be anything – from residential Oakland, to the business district; from the universities to the cultural amenities – they’d be happy to take a look!
We wouldn’t mind having pics of our neighborhood for our own photo display on the website!
If you need help scanning  let us know.
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Oakwatch : The Oakland Code Enforcement Project
Third Wednesdays
?March? 1?6?,? 12pm at the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh, located at 234 McKee Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15213.
They ask you to please RSVP.?
Check the webpage for further details and any last minute changes.
Oakwatch webpage

Green Team : Putting the “oak” back in Oakland
Third Thursdays
?March 17, 6pm, Oakland Career Center, 294 Semple St, Pgh, PA 15213.
Check the webpage for further details and any last minute changes.
Green Team webpage

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The Cops & Kids Summer Camp represents a unique experience for Pittsburgh area youth to understand and explore all aspects of policing and public safety.

For one week, campers will experience positive interactions with police officers. The curriculum is designed to enhance your child’s knowledge of public safety, as well as, reinforcing positive decision-making.

It is our objective to encourage campers to start early being responsible for their actions. This year we are focusing on education, keeping them “Promise Ready” during the summer months.

The goal of Cops & Kids is to help build self esteem, self awareness, and a better understanding what it takes to become a good citizen.

The Camp Sessions will be held:

  • July 18-22 – CCAC/Allegheny Campus (Northside)
  • July 25-29 – Duquesne University
  • August 1-5 – University Of Pittsburgh

See the attached flyer and application for more information.

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