Just Harvest Political Engagement Training

Do you care about your community having a voice at all levels of government? Do you want to make a positive difference by helping teach your neighbors about how they can influence the political choices that make the most difference to their lives?

If so, you are invited to a Just Harvest training on voter registration, engagement, and issue education. Participants will learn about the ways that voting and engagement with their elected officials at the local, state, and federal levels can make a critical difference on the issues which directly affect their communities, like living wages, public transit, SNAP, Medicaid, paid sick leave, child nutrition, school meals, and so many other basic needs and rights.

The training is taking place this coming Saturday, September 22nd from 11am-1:30pm  at at Hamilton House in Homewood, 7045 Hamilton Avenue Pittsburgh, PA  15208. We are providing a meal and transportation with 48 hours notice. After the training, we will work with participants to set up voter registration and education events and meetings in their own neighborhoods on the issues that participants think are of most concern to their own communities. 

For more information and to RSVP, please contact  412-518-7387

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What's The Point 5K

Register now for the Fireman Creative "What's the Point 5K" in Westinghouse Park on Sunday, September 16th at 12 noon!

The entertainment-filled .5K event features a “challenging” 546 yard “race” for all ages plus:

  • A midpoint carbo-loading doughnut station
  • Live music to lift your spirits on the “challenging” course
  • Yoga mats and nap station (for physically exhausted runners)
  • A taco truck, sno-cones, and coffee to restore your energy after the race
  • A kids’ arts & craft zone
  • A beer-filled after party (for hydration purposes, of course)

Costumes are welcome and encouraged, as are four legged participants (must be on a leash).

Register: http://firemancreative.com/point5k/

Point Breeze Neighborhood Yard Sale

On Saturday, September 15, Point Breeze will host its 8th annual Neighborhood Yard Sale from 9am to 3pm! Over 100 houses participate each year, and once again, St. Bede Church is planning to host food trucks and its annual used book sale!

More information or register to sell (deadline Friday, September 7th): https://www.pointbreezepgh.org/yardsale.html

Open Streets PGH Comes to PBN

Saturday, July 28th, 9am-1pm

***Please note that there will be Thomas Blvd and other neighboring street closures as part of this event. Do not park on these streets or your car will be towed!***

Hosted by BikePGH, OpenStreetsPGH is the last weekend of May, June, and July from 9am – 1pm. All programs are free of charge to the public and open for all to participate. OpenStreetsPGH connects neighborhoods together with safe spaces where friends and families can experience the best the city has to offer on a summer day.

More information and route available: https://openstreetspgh.org/route/

Also during Open Streets, come to the Picnic in Westinghouse park! We will also have a Point Breeze North Development Corporation table set up where you can learn more about the organization, what is going on in the neighborhood and sign up to be a member.

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URA Hosts Lexington Community Update

Thursday, July 19th, 6pm, Construction Junction

Lexington is a 16-acre, city-owned site that has housed government and other offices for years. At 400 N. Lexington St., the site includes three buildings and hundreds of parking spaces. This URA-hosted public meeting will allow members of the public to hear updates related to the review of the short-list of developers who responded to the URA's Request For Proposals for the site. 

More information: http://pittsburghpa.gov/lexington-tech-park/com-outreach.html 

URA Hosts Lexington Site Developer Short List Public Meeting

Lexington is a 16-acre, city-owned site that has housed government and other offices for years. At 400 N. Lexington St., the site includes three buildings and hundreds of parking spaces. This URA-hosted public meeting will allow members of the public to hear and respond to development idea summaries from the short-list of developers who responded to the URA's Request For Proposals for the site. Location and time TBA from the URA.

 

 

 

Point Breeze North Affordable Housing Forum

Housing development specialists will present an overview of the "mixed income", affordable housing model similiar to what developers are proposing for the LTP site. This will be followed by an open discussion of how this model could help preserve and further the unique, diverse community of Point Breeze North.

P4 Measures Overview - 7-8pm

P4 is a framework for urban growth and development that considers People, Planet, Place and Performance. The Lexington Technology Park project is the first to evaluate developers based on their adherence to these P4 measures. Rebecca Flora of Remake Group, the company that created and manages the P4 measures, will present an overview of this framework to our community.