Traffic Advisory
Long-term Westbound Route 380 Closure begins Thursday in Pittsburgh
Portions of Baum Boulevard, North Craig Street to Close for 91 Days
PennDOT District 11 is announcing a long-term closure of westbound Route 380  in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, will begin on Thursday, August 27 weather permitting.
Beginning at approximately 4 a.m. on Thursday, westbound Route 380 (Baum Boulevard/North Craig Street) will close to traffic from the intersection of Melwood Avenue and Baum Boulevard to the intersection of North Craig Street and Bigelow Boulevard.  The long-term closure will occur around-the-clock for 91 consecutive days.  All westbound traffic will be detoured.
Posted detour
• Take Baum Boulevard to Liberty Avenue
• Follow Liberty Avenue to the Bloomfield Bridge
• Turn left onto the Bloomfield Bridge
• Turn right onto Bigelow Boulevard
• End detour
Motorists on Bigelow Boulevard at the intersection with North Craig Street can continue westbound on Bigelow Boulevard.
Additionally, eastbound traffic on Route 380 will be restricted to a single-lane from the Bloomfield Bridge to Melwood Avenue during the westbound closure.  Crews will conduct roadway reconstruction.
Forbes Digital Plaza
In 2014, the OBID will unveil the first installation project for Innovation Oakland, slated to be constructed in the open plaza at the corner of Forbes Avenue and South Bouquet Street in the heart of Oakland’s retail district. The site has been generously donated by the University of Pittsburgh and grant support for the project has been provided by UPMC, Pitt, Carlow University, the Duquesne Light Corporation, the Heinz Endowments and the Richard King Mellon Foundation. As the showpiece for Innovation Oakland, the Forbes Plaza project calls for the construction of a series of elements that have been designed to showcase what a 21st century space will look like.

Twice a year, the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police sponsors an opportunity for members of the community to become closely acquainted with the roles and responsibilities of the Police Bureau.  The Pittsburgh Citizen’s Police Academy (CPA) brings the police and the community close together in a setting that offers a sample of police training to each participant.
Participants receive three hours of training one evening each week for 15 weeks in many of the varied functions of law enforcement.  They experience some of the highlights of police training and are exposed to the operations of the police bureau.
The next session of the CPA will begin on Tuesday, September 8, 2015, at the Pittsburgh Brashear High School, 590 Crane Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15216.  The program will be held each Tuesday evening, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. for 15 weeks. 
All applications must be received by August 21, 2015.

 POP-UP Wellness Fair in Market Square
Walk Pittsburgh partner, Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership, is teaming up with Fittsburgh to host an outdoor Pop-Up Wellness Fair in Market Square this Tuesday, August 18 from 12:00– 3:00 p.m. The concept is simple, bring the community together around all healthy things in a unique venue. This way getting healthy isn’t a drag, it’s actually fun – imagine that!

From food and fitness to farming and fun ways to get moving, we’ll be connecting the community to the people and businesses making Pittsburgh a healthier place to live. The event will feature over 30 unique vendors, Walk Pittsburgh being one of them, who will all be showcasing what they can do to help you live a fitter, healthier, and more fulfilling lifestyle!

More details about the event are avaiable here.
Wed August 19, 2015 – Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser 4-8pm at Parkview Manor, 3250 Parkview Ave.
Sat August 29, 2015 Noon-7pm   South Oakland Community Day at Frazier Field. As always, our annual community day will be a family friendly celebration of our community, with food & music, raffles & giveaways, sports, games and activities for all ages. Please let neighbors and incoming students near you know about this opportunity. Don't forget to mention FREE FOOD! 
Check out the webpage at
September 9 Community Block Party at Niagara Park at the corner of Niagara St. & Craft Ave. More Details to follow.
August 6, 2015

Cops Love Lemonade Stands

From Zone 4 Police:
Attention young Pittsburgh entrepreneurs: Are you hosting a lemonade stand before you head back to school in a few weeks? If so, we’d love to know about it!
The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police is excited to participate in #CopsLoveLemonadeStands!
We are asking our community to let us know if you see a stand or if your kids are having a lemonade stand. Send us the details of your lemonade stand (dates/times/location) or if you see one by leaving a comment on our Facebook page, sending us a private Facebook message, tweeting at @PghPolice or your Zone's Twitter account, or simply emailing
Though we can’t promise an officer will be available to stop by because of other calls for service, we will make every effort to visit each lemonade stand!