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LIVE! in Lawrenceville Block Party 2022

Lawrenceville United’s annual fundraiser is BACK on 10/15/22 from 1-4 PM after missing two years due to the pandemic. This year, we’re taking the party outdoors for an all-ages community BLOCK PARTY at Bay 41 (41st & Willow St). The event will feature: Music by Arie Cole Beer & cider Local food Lawn games Raffle…

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Lawrenceville Review of 2021 Crime

Please join Lawrenceville United & Lawrenceville Corporation on Tuesday 3/15 at 6:30 PM for our monthly “Happenings” virtual community meeting. Pittsburgh Police will be doing their annual presentation of crime stats for Lawrenceville, comparing 2021 to previous years. Participate by: Zoom / Phone – register at bit.ly/safety15201 Facebook – www.facebook.com/LawrencevilleUnited For questions or accommodations, please…

Honoring Our Wisdom Keepers: RSVP ASAP!

You’re invited to participate in an interactive storytelling and movement workshop with Attack Theatre as a kickoff for a public art and oral history project that celebrates and memorializes the stories of our neighborhood “wisdom keepers,” especially older women, and their contributions to the Lawrenceville community. Over the next few months, stories and memories from…

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LU and partners head to court to defend inclusionary zoning, affordable housing, and diverse neighborhoods

Organizations representing Pittsburgh neighborhoods where housing costs are soaring filed a motion to intervene in a case defending inclusionary zoning, affordable housing, and diverse communities August 16. 2022—Pittsburgh is facing an escalating crisis in housing affordability. In response, the City passed an inclusionary zoning ordinance this spring, requiring new large developments to set aside units…

VICTORY CELEBRATION OF WHOLE HOMES REPAIR PASSAGE!

July 28, 2022 from 6PM to 8PM at Trace Brewing, 4312 Main Street (including outdoor spaces to help protect COVID-vulnerable folks.) You’re invited to join State Rep. Sara Innamorato and Pittsburgh United Housing Justice Table for a victory celebration of the passage of the Whole Homes Repair legislation which will will preserve our housing stock,…

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2022 Lawrenceville Independence Day Celebration

The Lawrenceville Independence Day Celebration will be returning to Arsenal Park on Saturday, June 25th, 2022 (rain date: Sunday, June 26th), with all your favorite traditions: live music, fun activities for the kids, refreshments, and of course, a world-class fireworks display compliments of Zambelli Fireworks. The Lawrenceville Fireworks Committee is pleased to bring back this…

June Happenings Meeting

Please join us for the June Happenings meeting. Along with updates on neighborhood events, planning, and volunteering, we will be focusing on two main concerns that affect housing in Lawrenceville: * Unfounded legal challenge by the Builders Association of Metropolitan Pittsburgh (BAMP) to the City of Pittsburgh’s inclusionary zoning ordinance to preserve affordable housing. *…

2022 LU Board Elections & Spring Membership Meeting

The LU Spring Membership Meeting & Board Elections was held virtually on Wednesday, June 1st at 6:30 p.m. You can watch the recording of the meeting here or via Facebook here. More information about the meeting: How to become a member, or renew your membership: If you need to renew your membership, or have never been a member of LU,…

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Neighborhood organizations from across City slam bad faith lawsuit from developers opposed to affordable housing

A special interest group of corporate real estate developers is suing to ensure they can continue to profit off of the displacement of low-income families in Pittsburgh One of the key areas highlighted in the Gainey Administration’s transition team report is the critical need for more affordable housing for Pittsburgh families. And yet, on the…

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A STATEMENT FROM LAWRENCEVILLE CORPORATION AND LAWRENCEVILLE UNITED: THE LOSS OF FORMER CITY COUNCILPERSON AND STATE SENATOR JIM FERLO

It is with deep sadness and sincere gratitude that we join our colleagues, friends, and neighbors in mourning the loss of Lawrenceville’s former State Senator, Councilperson, and community champion, Jim Ferlo. Senator Ferlo, Jim, or Jimmy as many in Lawrenceville knew him, was a fierce and tireless advocate for the constituents in each of the communities…