I will hold two town hall meetings in August, which will be open to all Northside residents. The first meeting is intended primarily for residents of the lower Northside neighborhoods of Allegheny West, Manchester, California-Kirkbride, Central Northside, Mexican War Streets and East Allegheny, and representatives of neighborhood organizations are invited to briefly speak on their achievements, projects and upcoming events.

This meeting will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 4 at the Letter Carriers Building, 841 California Ave., Pittsburgh, 15212, and the doors will open at 6:30 p.m.

The second town hall meeting is intended for residents of the upper Northside – Marshall-Shadeland, Brighton Heights, Charles Street, Fineview and Perry Hilltop. This meeting will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 18 at the Pittsburgh Project, 2801 N. Charles St., Pittsburgh, 15214, and the doors will open at 6:30 p.m.

In addition, Northside residents are invited to my annual district-wide Community Appreciation Day on Saturday, Sept. 10, at Kennard Field, located off Reed Street between Kirkpatrick and Soho streets in the Hill District.

I would also like to remind everyone that, each month, I provide mobile office hours for North Side residents to access state services and information. The mobile office hours are held the last Wednesday of each month from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Allegheny City Room at the Carnegie Library Allegheny Branch, 1230 Federal St. A notary public is available during these hours, by appointment only.

Other state services my office can help you with include PACE/PACENET prescription-drug cards for seniors and the Children’s Health Insurance Program, which provides free or low-cost insurance. My main office is also available to help you. The People’s Office is located on the first floor of 2015-2017 Centre Ave.; the telephone number is 412-471-7760.


State Rep. Jake Wheatley

19th Legislative District