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Tickets on sale for NIGHT AT THE RACES

Night at the Races: an event to benefit the 77th annual Lawrenceville Independence Day Celebration Saturday, January 21st, 6:30 PM Teamster Temple, 4701 Butler Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15201 Horse races & betting + auction race 50/50 Instant Bingo Super Bowl poll Dinner buffet, beer, soda, water included with ticket price $20/ticket. Contact Lawrenceville United at…

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Remembering Ms. Loretta, “the Bible of Lawrenceville”

We’re sad to share that Loretta Millender, who was known as the “Bible of Lawrenceville,” passed away Tuesday 12/6/22 at home after battling cancer for many months. A longtime Lawrenceville resident who helped found Lawrenceville United in 2001 and stayed involved through our 20+ years as an organization, Ms. Loretta was a true community builder:…

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We’re hiring: Community Engagement & Program Manager

View this job description as a PDF here. Announcement of Open Position Community Engagement and Program Manager Lawrenceville United, a community-based non-profit organization working to protect and improve the quality of life of all Lawrenceville residents, is seeking a highly productive individual with strong interpersonal and communication skills who is passionate about community-driven revitalization and…

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Community Meeting on Albion Development at Butler & McCandless

Albion Development is proposing a new, mixed-use development at Butler & McCandless, with approximately 300 housing units and new commercial space. As part of LU & LC’s community process, you’re invited to attend this open and public meeting to learn more, ask questions, and provide feedback on Tues. 11/15 at 6:30 PM. This is a…

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October 2022 Update on Thunderbird Cafe

Since a community meeting was hosted on 4/19/2022, LU and LC have been working with Thunderbird Cafe to finalize a revised consent agreement for their occupancy permit — and work through practical ways to implement it. An amended consent agreement that includes all of the topics of discussion at the April 2022 community meeting has…

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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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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…

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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…

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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…