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PA Resources Council hosting three drug take-back collections

In conjunction with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) 15th National Drug Take-Back Day, the Pennsylvania Resources Council (PRC) and its partners will provide several local venues to safely dispose of unwanted medication on Saturday,...

 

April volunteer events will help urban farm and South Side Park

April will feature several events to improve outdoor spaces in South Pittsburgh. South Side Park events include: • April 15, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Good Deeds Day Volunteer Event with Jewish Federation of...

 

UPMC to end surgeries at outpatient center this summer

Last week UPMC, citing $10 million in needed repairs, announced plans to discontinue performing outpatient surgeries at UPMC Mercy South Side Outpatient Center this summer. Surgeries will be moved to...

 

Emergency Solution Grants are available shelter outreach

The City of Pittsburgh, Office of Management and Budget and Allegheny County Economic Development (ACED) has announced applications are available for the 2018 Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) Program. Applications are available to apply for funding...

 
 By Tom Smith    Front Page    March 27, 2018

Changes coming to E. Carson St. to make it safer

East Carson Street is the most dangerous road in the region and the sixth most dangerous road in the state, PennDOT officials explained at The Brashear Center last week. The officials utilized crash...

 

Application period for Learn & Earn youth employment program is open

Allegheny County, the City of Pittsburgh and Partner4Work have announced the opening of the application period for the Learn & Earn Summer Youth Employment Program and called on area employers to inspire the next generation of talent by...

 

Hostel-style lodging will become available at South Side Traveler's Rest

After four years of extraordinary due diligence and an abundance of hard work to bring their property up to code with city and county officials, Paul Kletter and Mary Beth Karabinos will open and welc...

 

Resources Council will offer a variety of collection events in 2018

Pennsylvania Resources Council (PRC) and its partners have scheduled a number of collection dates to drop off a wide variety of materials – ranging from computers and household chemicals to usable building materials and unwanted medications....

 

City, county accepted into ConnectHome digital inclusion program to close divide in HUD housing

Allegheny County and the Allegheny County Housing Authority and the City of Pittsburgh and the Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh have announced their acceptance into the ConnectHome USA Program. This national program, sponsored by the U.S....

 

Officials planning for a safe St. Patrick's Day in South Side

St. Patrick's Day festivities in South Side can be a multi-day celebration w ith the traditional parade held the Saturday before, giving more opportunities for revelry. This year, Parade Day and St....

 

Stephanie Chernay to join Neighborhood Allies as COO

Stephanie (Miller) Chernay, a community development consultant and professional, has been named chief operating officer of Neighborhood Allies. In her most recent role, Ms. Chernay served as a proposal manager for University of Pittsburgh Medical...

 

NEED Annual scholarship dinner will be on March 22

NEED will be hosting their 55th Annual Scholarship Dinner on March 22 to honor and award 50 students with scholarships and recognize the efforts of students, educators, and community leaders that have made it possible for NEED to further their...

 

Project Prom gown giveaway March 3-10

Project Prom, the annual giveaway of prom attire to eligible high school students, begins on Saturday, March 3 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the National Council of Jewish Women’s Thriftique shop in Lawrenceville. The gown giveaway continues Monday,...

 

PA Resources to conduct composting, rain barrel workshops

The Pennsylvania Resources Council has released its Spring 2018 schedule of workshops at locations throughout Allegheny County. To register for a PRC workshop, visit www.prc.org/programs or call 412-488-7490 x226. Backyard composting workshops will b...

 

Fitzgerald comments on voter-verified paper ballots directive

County Executive Rich Fitzgerald issued the following statement in response to last week’s announcement from Governor Wolf and the Pennsylvania Department of State on new voting machines: “I applaud Governor Wolf’s announcement to require new...

 

Funeral directors association installs new officers for 2018

The Allegheny County Funeral Directors Association (ACFDA) recently installed officers for 2018. The newly installed officers are: President: John N. Elachko, III, John N. Elachko Funeral Home, Oakland; Vice-President: James E. Maksin, John F....

 

Greater Pitt Community Food Bank earns Live Well Allegheny designation

The Allegheny County Health Department (ACHD) announced another workplace has earned the Live Well Allegheny designation. This brings the total to 50 communities, 41 restaurants, 14 workplaces and 13 school districts that are making health a...

 

Tax credit program will impact state's 42nd Senatorial District

The Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) recently announced the awarding of $17.9 million in tax credits through the Neighborhood Assistance Program (NAP), including more than $2.7 million in communities within the 42n...

 

Health Dept. to offer free lead testing for children

The Allegheny County Health Department (ACHD) is offering free blood lead level testing for uninsured and underinsured children in Allegheny County. Testing will be done at ACHD’s Immunization Clinic on Tuesday from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. and on Thursday...

 

Heating assistance is now available through LIHEAP

The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS) is accepting applications for this season’s Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). The program helps low income families pay their heating bills. Apply and check the status of an...

 

Readshaw announces NAP investment in area

State Rep. Harry Readshaw, D-Allegheny, said he is excited to announce four community investment projects located within his district will receive financial assistance following Gov. Tom Wolf’s approval of $17.9 million in funding through the...

 

Chamber hosts happy hour at South Side Dollar Bank

The South Side Chamber of Commerce will hold its first 2018 Happy Hour on Thursday, Jan. 11, from 5-7 p.m. Dollar Bank will host the event at its South Side Branch, 1712 East Carson Street, with Community Options, Inc. of Pittsburgh. Located on...

 

Lead Safe Homes Program offers services to homeowners, renters

The Lead Safe Homes Program offered by Allegheny County Economic Development (ACED) continues to provide residents with vital financial support for lead testing, hazard remediation, and one-on-one education. A recently released Allegheny County Lead...

 

Universal blood level testing now in effect

The Allegheny County Health Department (ACHD) is reminding parents and providers that a regulation requiring all children in the county, unless otherwise exempted, to have their blood lead levels tested went into effect on January 1, 2018. Under the...

 

County offices, facilities on Holiday Schedule

Allegheny County offices will have revised schedules due to the holiday observances. On Tuesday, Dec. 26, the Court of Common Pleas, the District Attorney’s office, and the Department of Court Records will be closed in observance of Christmas Day,...

 

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