Free Daffodil Bulbs Available To Oakland Properties

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Thanks to the Western PA Conservancy and Phipps Conservatory, the Oakland Green Team has free daffodil bulbs to beautify Oakland neighborhoods.
Planting sites should be viewable to the public.
For more details:
Check with OHC to volunteer to help plant these bulbs this fall.

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09 2014

Volunteers needed for Oakland Housing Court Thurs 9/18 10am

Two Oakland cases will be heard in Housing Court on September 18th at 10am:
3275 Parkview Avenue:
Violation: Failure to repair/replace sidewalk or driveway
Owner: Marie A. Drak
and
3325 Parkview Avenue:
Violation: Garbage and debris throughout property/ Incorrect handrails on front entry steps, exterior steps and interior basement steps/ Deteriorating roof drains, gutters and downspouts
Owner: Peter Kamaras
Magistrate Ricciardi's courtroom is located at 1700 Carson Street.

If you are able to go, please confirm attendance with Oakwatch: The Oakland Code Enforcement at Oakwatch @ opdc.org or (412) 621-7863 x27

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09 2014

Oakwatch Meeting – Wed 9/17 12pm at Jewish Federation of Grtr Pgh

Wednesday, September 17, 12pm, at the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh, located at 234 McKee Place. Please RSVP by contacting 412.621.7863 ext. 21 or oakwatch@opdc.org
 
For more information, go to

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09 2014

Fruit Tree Orchard Classes – Tue 9/23 6pm Parkview Manor

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Tree Pittsburgh and OPDC are partnering to plant eight fruit trees at Frazier Farms and a vacant lot on Parkview Ave.  Neighbors will have the opportunity to take three free classes to learn about fruit trees and ensure their sustainability.  The first class will focus on fruit tree biology, site selection and species information.  
Tuesday 9/23 from 6-7:30pm at Parkview Manor, 3250 Parkview Ave.
For more info:

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09 2014

East End Food Co-op Employment Opportunities Sept 2014

East End Food Co-op
Meat Clerk, Cheese Merchandiser, Manager On Duty, Stockers, Assistant Cafe Manager, Cafe Counter Supervisor, Produce Clerk, Dishwasher/Prep, Cashier.
General info on employment:
For more specific hiring info, or to apply online:

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09 2014

Health Department Urges Prompt Reporting of Animal Bites

The Allegheny County Health Department urges timely reporting of animal bites to avoid transmission of rabies, which is 100% preventable when prompt, appropriate medical care is provided. 
“Animal bites can be reported to the Health Department 24 hours a day, seven days week by calling 412-687-ACHD (2243). If you are bitten, please wash the wound immediately with soap and water and seek medical evaluation,” said Health Director Dr. Karen Hacker. 
Twelve animals in Allegheny County have tested positive for rabies this year – 5 bats, 2 raccoons, 2 groundhogs, 2 cats and 1 skunk. 
Read full press release:

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Developer Plans For Former Cnty Hlth Dept Bldg At 3333 Forbes At City Planning Tue 9/9/14

(according to OPDC staff, 9/9 is only a briefing before the commission. The actual hearing will be 9/23)
“According to the agenda of the Pittsburgh Planning Commission, an affiliate of Valdosta, Ga.-based Ambling University Development Group, plans to call its new 389-unit apartment building Skyvue.
The project is proposed to replace the former Allegheny County Health Department building at 3333 Forbes Ave. and a few smaller neighboring properties near the heart of Oakland.”
To read the full article:
To view the proposal:
 

South Oakland Neighborhood Group (SONG)

SouthOaklandPgh.org

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09 2014

Sidewalk Tree Planting Applications – Fall 2014

If you’re interested in a free tree for the sidewalk, please fill out the application and bring it to the next OHC meeting Wednesday March 12, or give or mail it to David Zwier at 235 Atwood Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213. There will be a site inspection for each application, because not all locations are suitable for trees.

You can also volunteer to help plant and maintain the trees.  More info on TreeVitalize Pittsburgh’s website

There is a PDF version you can print and fill out by hand, or the DOC version, you can fill out electronically, print and sign.

pdf icon Tree-Planting-Request-Form_2014.pdf
doc icon Tree-Planting-Request-Form_USE-ME-14_02.doc

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09 2014

Pro Walk/Pro Bike/Pro Place Open House – Tue 9/9/14 5pm

Pro Walk/Pro Bike/Pro Place Open House
Project for Public Spaces & The City of Pittsburgh
Tuesday, September 9, 2014 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM (EDT)
Pittsburgh, PA
Deadline to register is Friday Sept 5.
For more info or to register:

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09 2014

Public Mtg On Demolition Of Former Children’s Hospital Tower – Wed 9/17 6-8PM

CANCELLED – TO BE RESCHEDULED

(The meeting for the UPMC south tower demolition that was supposed to happen this Wednesday has been postponed.  The city is asking for some additional revisions to the plan so everything is being pushed back until further notice.)

Wednesday, September17th 6-8pm

Oakland Career Center
294 Semple St
Hear from UPMC representatives about plans for the demolition of the former Children’s Hospital Tower.
Plus updates on other neighborhood projects.
Check OPDC.org for updates.

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