July newsletter from the office of District 7 Councilman Patrick Dowd


Farmers Market Opening Postponed

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the opening of the new Farmers Market in Lawrenceville has been postponed until July 9, 9:30am. It will continue on Saturday from 9:30am-1pm through October. It will be located in the Goodwill parking lot near 52nd and Berlin Streets.

Should you have further questions or would like to volunteer to be part of this great community development, please contact Jennifer at Jennifer.thoma@city.pittsburgh.pa.us or 412.255.2140.

Allegheny Cleanways and Mennonite Youth to Clean Up Heth’s Run

Heth’s Run, a long-neglected dumping ground in the East End of Pittsburgh, will be getting a makeover on July 5-8, 2011.  Allegheny Cleanways and the Office of Councilman Patrick Dowd, along with other service organizations in the region, are working with the Mennonite Church USA Convention organizers to plan community service opportunities for the approximately 3,500-5,000 people attending the conference from July 4-9.  Read more…

Dialogue and Resolution Center to Attend Meetings in District 7

Beginning in July, the Dialogue and Resolution Center of the Center for Victims of Violent Crime will be our guest at meetings throughout District 7. The Dialogue and Resolution Center is a proactive violence prevention initiative dedicated to resolving conflicts peacefully. The DRC is the “front line” resource for resolving community conflicts such as: conflicts between neighbors, landlords and tenants, businesses and consumers, youth and adults, employers and employees. Read more…



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, July 13, 7pm – 8pm — Lili Coffee*Shop, 3138 Dobson Street

Bloomfield – Tuesday, July 26, 6pm – 7pm – Crazy Mocha Coffee Company, 4525 Liberty Avenue

Highland Park — Thursday, July 28, 7pm – 8pm – Enrico’s Tazza D’Oro, 1125 N. Highland Avenue


Saturday, July 2, 12pm-10pm – 67th Annual Independence Day Celebration – Arsenal Park, Lawrenceville

Sunday, July 9, 11am-4pm – Doo Dah Days – Stephen Foster Music and Heritage Festival – Allegheny Cemetery, Lawerenceville

Thursday, July 14, 10am-1pm – Roving Art Cart coming to West Penn Community Center, Polish Hill

Saturday, July 16, 4pm – 9pm – Live at Leslie – Leslie Park Pool, Lawrenceville — A FREE, arts-and activity-packed daycation geared to14-18 yr olds. (But parents and everyone can experience the activities!)

Sunday, July 17, 12pm-9pm – Polish Hill Arts Festival — 3060 Brereton St., Polish Hill

Monday, July 25, 10am-1pm – Roving Art Cart coming to Joe Natoli Field, Morningside

Fridays through August 26, 2011, 7:30-10pm – Free Movies in Arsenal Park @ Dusk

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 Jennifer.thoma@city.pittsburgh.pa.us by the 1st of each month.


Stanton Heights is located east of Downtown, Pittsburgh in the heart of Council District 7. This close-knit, family-oriented and pet-friendly neighborhood appeals to those looking for a quiet and relaxed way of life. This neighborhood, set at the top of Stanton Avenue, has the character of a suburb – with new homes, quiet streets, and little to no traffic. Many City police officers and fire fighters call Stanton Heights home.
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