September newsletter from District 7 Councilman Patrick Dowd

Dear friends in District 7,

August 19, 2011, was a day of tragedy for Pittsburgh. The flooding on Washington Boulevard that day took the lives of two women and two children and changed the lives of their loved ones forever. It is with a deep sadness that I offer my condolences to their family and friends and also to our community. It is with great appreciation, however, that I offer praise to those public safety workers who saved the lives of many that day. More


The Morningside Mile

The inaugural Morningside Mile Honoring Those Who Serve, a 1-mile race, will be held on Saturday, September 10, 2011, at 8:30am. The Morningside Area Community Council, with support from the Morningside VFW, Post 3945, is organizing this walk/run to promote fitness and build community through physical activity. The event will be held in honor of those who courageously serve our country and communities. More

The Jay Bernard Dog Run

After nearly three years of consultation and development, the much-anticipated Bernard Dog Run, an enclosed, off-leash exercise area for dogs and their owners, is nearing construction. Recent conversations between city officials and community advocates, including representatives from Lawrenceville United, the Lawrenceville Dog Park Committee, and the Office of City Councilman Patrick Dowd, have occurred to iron out the logistical and legal details of the project. Preparation of the roughly one-acre site may begin as early as this fall. More


Council to Go

Join Councilman Patrick Dowd at Council to Go, his mobile district office, to voice your concerns, ideas, and questions about local government and services.

Polish Hill — Wednesday, September 14, 7pm-8pm – Lili Coffee*Shop, 3138 Dobson Street

Highland Park — Thursday, September 22, 7pm-8pm – Enrico’s Tazza Doro, 1125 N. Highland Avenue

Bloomfield — Tuesday, September 27, 6pm-7pm – Crazy Mocha Coffee Company, 4525 Liberty Avenue

Community Events

Saturdays through October 29, 2011, 9:30am-1pm – Lawrenceville Farmers Market, Lawrenceville – 52nd Street & Berlin Way (Goodwill Industries Parking Area)

PLEASE NOTE: Lawrenceville Farmers market CLOSED on Saturday, September 3 for the holiday weekend.

Saturday, September 10, 2011, 8:30am – Morningside Mile Honoring Those Who Serve, Morningside —  In front of Morningside School near the intersection of Greenwood and Jancey Streets.

Friday, September 16, 2011, 7am-3pm – PARK(ing) Day, Lawrenceville – in front of Partner’s Bar at 4601 Butler Street and in Polish Hill

Saturday, September 17, 2011, 9am-1pm – Love Your Block, Lawrenceville — McCandless Avenue and Natrona Way

Saturday, September 17, 2011 – Polish Hill Civic Association Yard Sale, Polish Hill

If you know of any free community-oriented events in your District 7 neighborhood that we should publicize through our monthly newsletter and District 7 website, please email by the 1st of each month.


Kurt Shaw, of the Tribune Review, brings us this month’s DID YOU KNOW? story with his cataloguing of monuments in the Pittsburgh region linked to Labor movement’s history.

“Labor Day, in honor of working people, is observed annually in the United States on the first Monday in September.” More