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 News    January 27, 2015 

Councilman Kraus will seek third term on council

Pittsburgh’s City Council President Bruce A. Kraus has announced his campaign for re-election. “I am excited to announce my bid for re-election.” said Mr. Kraus who is serving his second term on council, “Through public private partnerships,...

 
 News    January 27, 2015 

PAAR, Propel Schools receive ACMS grants

The Allegheny County Medical Society (ACMS) Foundation recently awarded grants of $10,000 per year for three years to Pittsburgh Action Against Rape for the expansion of curriculum of its “Parents in the Know” program and $25,000 to Propel School...

 
 News    January 27, 2015 

Mayor names contributors to 'Undercover Boss' fund

Mayor William Peduto has released the names of core Pittsburgh stakeholders that provided funding to support “Undercover Boss.” The show aired Dec. 21, 2014. VisitPittsburgh, the region’s convention and tourism bureau, was the first to donate $...

 
 News    January 27, 2015 

Money in Your Pocket Coalition to provide free tax preparation

United Way, in partnership with the Money in Your Pocket Coalition, is providing free tax preparation services to qualifying residents across the region. PA 2-1-1 Southwest, United Way’s 24/7 human services helpline, has begun scheduling...

 
 News    January 20, 2015

County Health Department accepting nominations for EnviroStar awards

The Allegheny County Health Department is accepting nominations for its annual EnviroStar awards which honor local businesses and organizations for voluntary pollution prevention practices undertaken in 2014. “Pollution prevention not only...

 
 News    January 20, 2015

Sen. Fontana appointed Democratic chair of Urban Affairs and Housing Committee

State Senator Wayne Fontana has been named Democratic Chair of the Senate Urban Affairs and Housing Committee. “I am pleased with this committee assignment and will use my position to help cities like Pittsburgh and its outlying communities grow...

 
 News    January 13, 2015

UPMC Health Plan partnering with LifeSpan for healthier active lives

UPMC Health Plan is partnering with LifeSpan Inc., “Resources and Services for Seniors,” to provide older adults in Allegheny county with a variety of services and equipment designed to help them lead healthier and more active lives. Grand...

 
 News    January 13, 2015

Senator Fontana sworn in to another term

With family, friends and supporters on hand, State Senator Wayne Fontana took the oath of office on Tuesday, Jan. 6, and pledged to continue fighting for jobs, economic investment and tax relief. First elected in 2005, the Brookline lawmaker ran unop...

 
 Health    January 6, 2015

Commission makes recommendations on preventing violence and promoting community mental health

The Public Health Commission on Preventing Violence and Promoting Community Mental Health recently completed the work it was charged with in May of 2013, presenting a full report including recommendations and action steps to County Executive Rich...

 
 Front Page    December 30, 2014

Students add a mini free library to East Warrington Ave.

Brashear High School students belonging to the "Be There" campaign donated a mini free-library in front of Paisano's Pizza in Allentown. Fitting snugly inside an empty pay-phone box this is the first...

 
 News    December 30, 2014

Recycle your Christmas Tree

The Allegheny County Department of Parks is again offering its Annual Christmas Tree Recycling Program this holiday season. Residents of the county can drop off their Christmas trees through Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015 at all nine regional parks during...

 
 News    December 30, 2014

Burning regulations change

The Allegheny County Health Department recently approved revisions to its open burning regulation will take effect January 1, 2015.  “These revisions will better protect public health and the environment, because wood smoke emissions from open bur...

 
 By Margaret L. Smykla    Front Page    December 23, 2014

New chief sworn in for Mt. Oliver Boro, new budget passes

The swearing in by Mayor James Cassidy of acting police chief Matthew Juzwick as the borough's new police chief highlighted the Dec. 15 meeting of Mount Oliver council. He has been in charge of the de...

 
 Kids    December 23, 2014

New Year's Day means messy fun

It’s a one-of-a-kind tradition that’s guaranteed to get your New Year off to a very messy – and very fun – start! Carnegie Science Center is breaking out its sloppiest, goopiest, gooiest activities for MessFest 2015 on Thursday, Jan. 1. This...

 
 News    December 23, 2014

All dogs must be licensed in Pennsylvania by January 1

City of Pittsburgh residents can now purchase 2015 dog licenses from the city treasurer. State law requires all dogs three months and older to be licensed by Jan. 1 of each year. “If you own a dog, you need to get him a license,” said...

 
 Public Safety    December 16, 2014

Zone 3 police make arrest

On December 8 at midnight, Zone 3 Officers were dispatched to Frank & Shirley's Restaurant, 2209 Saw Mill Run Boulevard, for a burglary in progress. Upon arrival, the officers immediately saw a...

 
 Kids    December 16, 2014

Health Department poster contest for kids

The Allegheny County Health Department is sponsoring its 16th annual environmental poster contest for students in grades 6-8. The theme of this year’s contest is “The Power of One” and aims to emphasize what one person can do to protect the...

 
 Health    December 16, 2014

Health Department urges health care workers to get vaccinated against the flu

The Allegheny County Health Department is urging all health care workers in Allegheny County to get vaccinated against influenza. Vaccination against the flu will help to protect not only health care workers but also their patients. Health care...

 
 News    December 9, 2014

County will adopt a 'Ban the Box' policy beginning January 1

Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald announced, effective January 1, 2015, Allegheny County will remove a question regarding prior convictions from its employment application. The initiative, dubbed “Ban the Box,” will broaden the applicant...

 
 By Tom Smith    Front Page    December 2, 2014

Summit brings neighborhoods together to celebrate successes

The third annual Hilltop Summit brought together nearly 100 representatives of Pittsburgh's Hilltop communities along with guests and elected officials to hear what has been happening in the...

 
 Front Page    November 18, 2014

Brownsville Road corridor receiving $2.1M for community revitalization

Economic Development South (EDS) has announced $2.1 million in secured funding for investment in the Mount Oliver, Knoxville and Carrick communities. This funding was secured via the Pennsylvania Neighborhood Partnership Program (NPP) tax credit prog...

 
 News    November 18, 2014

Fontana elected to serve as Senate Democratic Caucus Chairman

 State Senate Democrats unanimously elected state Senator Wayne D. Fontana (D-Brookline) to serve as Democratic Caucus chairman for the coming two-year legislative session. The caucus chairman sets the daily caucus agenda and leads the discussion...

 
 By Tom Smith    Front Page    November 11, 2014

Carrick area residents updated on police activity in the neighborhood

Zone 3 crime prevention officer Christine Luffey opened the Carrick Overbrook Block Watch November meeting with updates on recent crime activity in the neighborhoods. She began by talking about the homicide of refuse worker Omar Hodges on Birmingham...

 
 News    November 11, 2014

LifeSpan cookie drive

LifeSpan – Resources and Services for Seniors is asking the community to help brighten the holiday season for seniors throughout southwestern Allegheny County. Remember the wonderful smell of Grandma’s cookies baking in the oven and just waiting...

 
 News    November 11, 2014

Severe Weather Emergency Shelter in effect when temperatures dip

The Allegheny County Department of Human Services (DHS) Office of Community Services and Pittsburgh Mercy Health System’s Operation Safety Net® will again operate the Severe Weather Emergency Shelter (SWES) this winter for the safety of people...

 

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