Thursday, January 26, 2012

The Bulletin Blog Is Moving

The Bulletin's blog now has a new home on the Bloomfield-Garfield Corporation's revamped website. Check it out for all the latest news and events in Pittsburgh's East End.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Improved Website for 2013 Court-Ordered Reassessment Values Available

The Allegheny County website ( ) has been updated with useful information about the new reassessment values (building information, comparables used, etc.) and a thorough list of frequently asked questions.
The site includes full information on each property, including general information, building information, images of the property, and comparables used to set the value. Currently, reassessment information is only available for properties in Pittsburgh and Mt. Oliver. Other municipalities will be added to the site as reassessment notices are mailed pursuant to the court order.

Monday, January 23, 2012

West Penn Allegheny Health System’s STAR Center and CCAC Public Safety Institute Offer Free Heartsaver CPR/AED Classes on February 11

Become a Heartsaver for Valentine’s Day! For the second year in a row, West Penn Allegheny Health System’s STAR Center and the Community College of Allegheny County Public Safety Institute will provide free Heartsaver CPR and AED (automated external defibrillator) training in honor of Valentine’s Day and Heart Health Month.
Everyone is welcome. Courses will be offered from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 11, at the STAR Center located at 4900 Friendship Ave. (West Penn Hospital School of Nursing building) in Bloomfield.
No pre-registration is required. Course completion cards will be issued on Feb. 11.
For more information, contact the STAR Center at (412)578-5476.

Summer Jobs For Youth and Adults at the Pittsburgh Zoo

The Pittsburgh Zoo has summer jobs available for youth and adults -- and the Eastide Neighborhood Employment Center can guide you through the application process.
The ENEC can help you learn about available jobs, prepare for an interview, and filling out the actual Pittburgh Zoo application.
For a copy of the youth and adult Pittsburgh Zoo job application and to gain assistance with applying, go to:
Eastside Neighborhood Employment Center
5321 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
Phone: 412-362-8580
The ENEC is open every day after school until 7 p.m.
Once prepared to apply, applicants will need to attend the Pittsburgh Zoo job fair on Saturday, January 28, 2012. The ENEC has more information about this event.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Check Out Street Beat Pittsburgh

Street Beat Pittsburgh, an interactive talk show designed to inform Pittsburgh residents of initiatives by the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police, citizens, human services groups, and the Pittsburgh-community, is available for viewing both online and on City Channel Pittsburgh. It airs on City Channel Pittsburgh daily at 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.
The show, written, produced, and hosted by Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Public Information Officer Diane Richard, is part of Mayor Ravenstahl's and Chief Harper's efforts to highlight the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police's proactive education and safety initatives.
Check out for more information and to watch episodes online.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Tree Pittsburgh Announces Public Meetings for the Urban Forest Master Plan

As part of Tree Pittsburgh’s Urban Forest Master Planning process, the public is invited to give their input about the City’s trees at meetings beginning January 23rd.  Participants who come to the public meetings will learn the details of the state of Pittsburgh's urban forest, and will have the opportunity to provide detailed input into the plan.  All meetings are free and open to the public, and refreshments will be served.  The meetings will be informative and interactive. 
From 5:30 - 7:30 p.m., a meeting will take place at the Union Project, at 801 N. Negley Avenue
Additionally, Tree Pittsburgh is collecting Pittsburgh’s Tree Stories -- specifically opinions about City trees, their maintenance, and funding for the urban forest with a short online survey at  Residents are encouraged to share the survey with their neighbors, co-workers, and friends as Tree Pittsburgh gathers more data about the city’s opinion about trees.  

For a complete schedule of Tree Pittsburgh community events, meetings and planning schedule, please visit the Tree Pittsburgh web site: or call (412) 362-6360.

Pittsburgh National College Fair

The Pittsburgh National College Fair will be held on Wednesday, February 8, from 9 a.m to 12 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m., and Thursday, February 9, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center 1000 Fort Duquesne Boulevard in Pittsburgh. The event, sponsored by the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) and free to the public, allows Pittsburgh area students and parents an opportunity to meet with more than 300 national and international, public and private, two-year and four-year colleges, universities, and trade schools.

Students and parents will meet with admission representatives to discuss academics, scholarships, financial aid, student life, athletics, etc., as well as discuss their individual needs with college experts at the fair’s Counseling Center and attend various workshops.

Students should pre-register online ( and print out a bar code which can be used on-site at the college fair as an electronic ID. Most colleges and universities will have a small scanner at their booth and will collect students’ information by scanning the bar code obtained from the online registration. Pre-registration allows students to spend less time writing out information cards and more time with Admission representatives.

Additional information about the Pittsburgh National College Fair, including directions to the fair, a list of colleges exhibiting at the fair, and tips for preparing for the fair, is available on the NACAC website at, by emailing, or by calling (703) 299-6856.