HPCC Virtual Community Meeting – April 21, 2022 @ 7:00 PM

The April community meeting will be virtual!  Please join via Zoom for updates from the HPCC and representatives from Zone 5 of the Police Department.  In addition, we will be welcoming John Stephen from the Negley Run Watershed Task Force.

What: April HPCC Community Meeting  

When: April 21, 2022 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Register: You MUST Register in advance for this meeting by clicking this link. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Note: You may also receive an invitation via our membership management system.  Please only register once.

Sunday May 1 – Marathon Party & Route Info!

WHEN: Sunday, May 1, 2022 from 8:30am – 12 Noon

WHERE: The corner of N. Highland Ave & Bryant Street

Come join with your friends and neighbors in Highland Park to cheer on the racers of the 2022 Pittsburgh Marathon as they hit the 20-mile mark passing through Highland Park. Racers will enter from the corner of N. Highland Avenue and Bryant Street and run along Bryant Street to N. Negley Avenue.

Live music provided by neighborhood favorite’s Fusion Illusion all morning in front of Tazza D’oro coffee shop.

Cheering Section Headquarters – Bryant Street Market Parking Lot

·       Sign making supplies and noisemakers will be provided, courtesy of Pittsburgh Three Rivers Marathon

·       Face painter! free face painting will be offered from 9:00am – Noon

·       Free donuts, juice, water and fresh brewed coffee to help kick-start your morning and motivate you to cheer on the racers (while supplies last).


Partnering Businesses Include: Bryant Street Market and Tazza D’oro.  

Sponsored by Dick’s Marathon and the HPCC.

Also, please be aware that in the morning, the marathon route will be closed to traffic.  If you need to get somewhere Sunday morning, plan where you’ll park the night before accordingly.  See map here and below.

Neo-Nazi Flag in Neighborhood

We’ve recently become aware of an individual flying a a flag that has been used by Neo-Nazi groups as a symbol of hatred, anti-semitism and white supremacy. Hate and symbols of hate have no place in our community. This situation has been reported to the authorities so that they can investigate. Please defer to law enforcement for engaging with the homeowners.  

After an antisemitic incident in the neighborhood last fall, the HPCC hosted a community dialogue led by the 10.27 Healing Partnership. The 10.27 Healing Partnership was created in the aftermath of the Tree of Life shooting to support community members in the aftermath of the attack as well as other victims of hate crimes. We discussed the nature and prevalence of antisemitism and ways neighbors can support one another. For more information on their services and resources, visit 10.27 Healing Partnership‘s website. For information on this particular flag, visit the Anti-Defamation League‘s website. For information on Hitler and Nazism, 10.27 Healing Partnership suggested this short video, Hitler’s Ideology: Race, Land, and Conquest. 

The HPCC is committed to welcoming and supporting all members of and visitors to our neighborhood. Although we are deeply saddened to see this display in our community, we know that it is an anomaly. Our community is filled with kind, generous, and warm-hearted people and we encourage you to support your neighbors in a communal way through solidarity, listening, and dialogue.

HPCC March Virtual Community Meeting – Thursday, 3/17 at 7pm

Greetings!

The March Community Meeting will be held via zoom.

In addition to updates from the HPCC and representatives from Zone 5 of the Police Department, we will be welcoming:

  • PWSA (again!), who’ll provide information on upcoming water main replacements in the south west corner of the neighborhood (see map by clicking here).
  • Longtime Highland Park resident Mike Staresinic who will discuss Ukraine. Mike is an international development leader who hails from Highland Park. Mike has worked on 7 projects over the past 23 years on topics at the core of the current conflict: Ukraine’s desire for EU integration, democracy, human rights, and for the past 5 years, his City50 project on the future of cities in the Donbas region which butts-up against the contact line with Russian forces inside Ukraine. He will give a brief first-hand update of three cities under siege, then discuss other topics of interest to the community, such as Ukraine’s connections with Pittsburgh from 1878 to the present, what a new (fifth) wave of Ukrainians immigration might look like, and how to process and understand information that comes from a confusing situation at a time known for its historic levels of disinformation.  Mike will leave ample time for questions and discussion.

What: March  HPCC Community Meeting  

When: March 17, 2022 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Register: You MUST Register in advance for this meeting by clicking this link.After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Note: You may also receive an invitation via our membership management system.  Please only register once.

HPCC February Virtual Community Meeting – Thursday, 2/17 at 7pm

The February Community meeting will be held via zoom.

In addition to updates from the HPCC and the Police Department Zone 5, we have two special features on tap for this month’s meeting:

  • Tour Magistrate Mik Pappas’ New Office:  Magistrate Pappas will provide us with a virtual tour of his new office on Bryant Street, including the stunning artwork commissioned for the space. He will also answer questions about the space and the services provided there. 
  • Update on Historic Stone Bridge RestorationCas Pellegrini from the City Department of Public Works will provide an update on the work to restore the historic stone bridge in the park, including the anticipated temporary closure of Reservoir Drive later this year while work is underway.

What: February  HPCC Community Meeting  

When: February 17, 2022 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Register: You MUST Register in advance for this meeting by clicking this link.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Note: You may also receive an invitation via our membership management system.  Please only register once.