Pgh Citizen’s Police Academy – Starts Tue 9/9/14 – Applications Due 9/3/14


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.  Participants are taught the basics of criminal law, search and seizure, patrol tactics, firearms and many other subjects.  They learn about the processing of a crime scene, how police canines are used, and are exposed to many of the specialty police units. CPA participants meet and talk with many of the street officers as well as the command staff and training staff that serves them.  All this takes place in a safe and entertaining training environment.

Instructors are law enforcement professionals who teach both veteran and recruit police officers.  Students leave this training with a greater understanding of the police mission and with an increased ability to see how the police serve the community.

This program is not an accredited certification course to become a sworn police officer.

The next session of the CPA will begin on Tuesday, September 9, 2014, at the Pittsburgh Police Headquarters 1203 Western Avenue Pittsburgh Pa 15233.  The program will be held each Tuesday evening, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. for 15 weeks.  

Class size is limited to 30 participants.  All interested persons must complete an application and give permission for the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police to conduct a background check to determine if they have a criminal record.  The CPA application can be found at

(this page has the previous dates, but has link to application)

Please return applications by U.S. mail or hand-deliver to the Pittsburgh Police Training Academy. All applications must be received by September 3, 2014.


07 2014


July 15th marks the grand reopening of Nola on the Square in Downtown’s Market Square.  The occasion will include a celebration of live Jazz music throughout the week.  All are welcome to enjoy themselves at the restaurant while live music is held each night from July 15 to July 19.  For a list of bands and times, please see the attached links:


07 2014

Free Assistance With PA Property Tax/Rent Rebate Forms – Deadline Extended To 12/31/14

Free assistance with PA Property Tax/Rent Rebate forms- deadline extended to 12/31/14
The State has extended the deadline for people to file forms to receive rebates from the Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program until December 31.
People who would like assistance (at no cost to them) in completing the form should contact Pitt Outreach.
The rebate is available to income-eligible people who are: 
-65 years of age or older 
-widows or widowers 50 years of age or older
-people with disabilities 18 years of age or older
Thea Young
Outreach and Enrollment Team
Department of Family Medicine
University of Pittsburgh
PittOutreach2013 @
412 – 383 – 2359


07 2014

Carnegie Library Events

Check out the many varied events, educational and training workshops available at the Carnegie Library.


07 2014

Celebrate Oakland’s 175th Anniversary! Fri & Sat 10/10&11

Celebrate Oakland’s
175th Anniversary!
Schenley Plaza
Friday & Saturday,
October 10 & 11, 2014

Oakland Forever is a huge celebration of the people, places and things that make Oakland a fantastic neighborhood.  This truly community driven event is being organized and led by Oakland community organizations, institutions and businesses.  Drawing on the profound history of Oakland, the current culture of innovation among institutional partners, and the strong sense of community pride, this fête will highlight and mark Oakland’s unique and vibrant character.
You can contribute to the planning for this event by filling out this survey

For more info check out their website:


07 2014

East End Food Co-op Upcoming Events and Workshops

Exploring Co-op Membership
Wednesday, July 9, 7:00 PM
EEFC Café Seating Area

Potluck with the Board
Sunday, July 13, 12:30 – 3:00 PM
Regent Square Frick Park Forbes and Braddock Shelter

An Overview of Food Preservation at Home
Wednesday, July 16, 6:30 PM
Carnegie Library – Homewood

Super Herbs for Health and Healing
Wednesday, July 23, 7:00 PM
EEFC Café Seating Area

The Science Behind Raw Foods and Juicing
Wednesday, July 30, 6:30 PM
EEFC Gemini Children’s Theater

Events are free. Call EEFC at 412-242-3598 to reserve your spot.
East End Food Co-op (EEFC) 7516 Meade Street Pittsburgh, PA 15208


06 2014

Public Forums Held For Feedback On Selection Of Next Police Chief

Public safety meetings to garner feedback on selection of the new Chief of Police:

  • Zone 2 - Thursday, June 26 @ 6 p.m. – Teamsters Local 249, 4701 Butler St. – Lawrenceville, Pgh, PA 15201
  • Zone 5 – Tuesday, July 8 @ 6 p.m. - The Kingsley Association*, 6435 Frankstown Ave. – Homewood, Pgh, PA 15206
  • Zone 4 – Tuesday, July 22 @ 6 p.m.- Jewish Community Center*, 5738 Forbes Ave. – Squirrel Hill, Pgh, PA 15217
  • Zone 1 - Thursday, July 24 @ 6 p.m. - Our Lady Queen of Peace Church*, 907 Middle St. – Brighton Heights, Pgh, PA 15212

(* Location tentative pending availability)

For more info, go to


06 2014

St Regis Annual Flea Market Sat/Sun Aug 16-17

SATURDAY August 16 10AM-5PM
SUNDAY August 17 9AM-2PM
Bag Sale: all the clothes you can put in the paper bag $2
All proceeds benefit the St. Regis Catholic Women’s Guild


06 2014

2014 Love Your Block Grants – Deadline 5pm 7/11/14

The Love Your Block initiative invites organizations to submit project proposals that can transform their blocks with up to $1,000 and the support of City Departments. With these grant funds, winning groups can purchase supplies, engage their neighbors, and roll up their sleeves to transform their neighborhood – block by block! Projects may include, but are not limited to:
  1. Creating Green Spaces:  Community gardens, pocket parks, public spaces, or vacant lot cleanups
  2. Enhancing Parks:  painting structures, creating garden beds, picnic areas, shrub / flower plantings
  3. Streetscaping:  Planting trees & flowers along curbs / entry-ways, sprucing up neighborhood signs
  4. Removing Graffiti and Litter:  Tire dumping, recycling waste, swapping graffiti for murals, etc.
  5. Sprucing up of Pathways:  Mulching / clearing overgrowth on trails, creating safe school “walking” bus routes
For more info, go to


06 2014

ReuseFest – Mt Lebanon – Sat June 28, 9am-1pm

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Saturday,June28 9 am – 1 pm Jefferson Middle School, Mt Lebanon, 21 Moffett St., Pittsburgh, PA 15243

ReuseFest Contact: Sarah Alessio Shea
Phone: 412.488.7490 ext.236

  • Art Supplies paint, canvas, photographs, prints, artwork, brushes, pastels, scissors, etc.
  • Backpacks and Similar Bags
  • Bikes including bike parts and bike tools
  • Board Games (all types)
  • Books
  • Clothing and Shoes
  • DVDs (all genres)
  • Home Furnishings: tables, chairs, stain and tear free upholstered items and mattresses
  • Housewares
  • Medical Supplies: wheel chairs, crutches, nebulizers, scrubs, prosthetics
  • Pet Supplies: toys, bowls, crates, blankets, towels, neck or boppy pillows
  • School supplies paper, pens, pencils, calculators
  • Sporting Goods
  • Useable Building Materials doors, windows, light fixtures, lumber (4’+)
  • Vintage Items (for repurposing)

All partners reserve the right to refuse unusable materials.


06 2014