Primary elections are right around the corner. The judge races and four ballot initiatives may be particularly confusing. Here are links to two non-partisan resources that you may find useful:
We recently became aware of hate crimes committed in the neighborhood. Bags of watermelon rinds and trash from Kentucky Fried Chicken were left in the yards of residents of color. The HPCC board condemns these actions and would like to offer our support to the victims of these crimes in any way we can. As an organization we are committed to providing a safe, welcoming, and affirming environment for everyone in the community. We strongly encourage anyone who experiences or witnesses this type of behavior to contact the police so that they can investigate and track such incidents; you can reach out to our board if you would like us to help facilitate this contact. This type of behavior is not just upsetting and distasteful, but a serious crime. In Pennsylvania, a hate crime is defined as a criminal act motivated by ill will or hatred towards a victim’s race, color, religion or national origin. We are proud of the diversity in our community; let’s recommit to making Highland Park a welcoming place to all.
The HPCC Board
The HPCC April 2021 newsletter is now available!
IN THIS ISSUE:
- A Letter from the President
- March Meeting Minutes (many COVID resources)
- Celebrating Pittsburgh Virtually (you will want to read this…)
- More Than Morels – Spring Mushrooms in Pittsburgh Parks
- Around St. Andrew’s
In celebration of Earth Day 2021, we’re hosting our annual neighborhood clean-up in a new location. Throughout the year, our park becomes littered with bottles, cans, plastic, paper, and other items. With some teamwork, a little love for our planet, and a bit of hard work, we can brighten up the park and pavilions and keep litter out of our waterways and sewers. Or, if you’re just looking to add some steps to your fitbit, meet some new friends / neighbors, or get involved in the community, join us rain or shine!
When: April 24, 2021 at 10 AM – Noon
Who: Highland Park Neighbors, Businesses, and Friends (Adults and Children are welcome)
Where: Start at the Highland Park Rhododendron Shelter (by Carnegie Lake)
Interested in Participating: Contact Justin Sandherr at Justin.Sandherr@Gmail.com
The Allegheny County Health Department has vaccine appointments available for anyone 18 years and older at the Vintage Senior Center.
DATE: Monday, April 19
TIME: Appointments available from 1:15 pm – 2:45 pm (a total of 105 appointment slots)
BY PHONE: 2-1-1 Daily between 9am-12noon
NEED HELP? Call Vintage at 412-361-5003 ext. 103