Friday, June 26, 2009

OHNO Block Watch

Thankfully, OHNO is a relatively safe community; however, it shall only stay that way with our diligence. Therefore, I am hoping to work with all of my neighbors to implement a Community Safety/Block Watch Action Team. I am also hoping to work with all of you to participate in the City's October Crime Watch activities. I hope many of you will join me in these activities. Following is a link to get interested parties up to speed:

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Incarnation of Our Lord Rummage Sale

Incarnation of Out Lord is having their Annual Rummage Sale this Saturday. Incarnation is located on Franklin + Vinceton.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

May 9th East + Baytree Clean-up!

Please join neighbors for trash pickin' action on May 9th @ 9a - 11a. Gloves + Bags will be provided. email with any questions or to rsvp. Cheers, Eric

Davis Bridge Video

Thursday, April 16, 2009

A Modest Proposal

Relax, neighbors. It's not about eating babies, it's about the possibility (if any) of acquiring "No Thoroughfare" status for Franklin Road. I realize you people up on Garvin in your ivory towers probably have no idea what I'm talking about, but apparently it's a good shortcut to beat the light on Perrysville Ave. Problem is, you need to do at least 50 mph and preferably blow through the stop sign to make it work. After all, the whole "road" is only three blocks long.

Eric, I'm looking in your general direction. Next time you have the Mayor over, could you pull some strings and make it happen?

Thank you and good night.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Pittsburgh in Top Ten most Walkable

Magazine names Pittsburgh 10th most walkable city
Saturday, April 11, 2009

Pittsburgh came in at No. 10 on Prevention magazine's 2009 list of the 25 most walkable cities in the United States.

The appointment of the city's first pedestrian/bicycle coordinator, Stephen Patchan, last year was the reason Pittsburgh made the list. Last year's list was a top 10 list that did not include Pittsburgh.

Metropolitan areas were evaluated based on 19 criteria that include population density per square mile, use of mass transit, crime rates and square miles of local and state parks. Prevention, the American Podiatric Medical Association and Sperling's Best Places also consulted with a panel of nationally recognized experts in the field of walking communities.

The top 10 cities, in order, are: San Francisco, Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Chicago, Washington, Seattle, Honolulu, Portland, Ore., and Pittsburgh.

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