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Hilltop Farm is largest urban farm in the country

Walking down Cresswell Street in the former St. Clair Village for the ribbon cutting ceremony commemorating the Hilltop Urban Farm brought back memories from the early 1960s. Then, there were more tha...

 

MAD DADS aim to make an impression with Hilltop youth

MAD DADS was a prime focus of the May 15 meeting of the Zone 3 Public Safety Council. The meeting was conducted by group vice-president Liz Style in the absence of president Ken Wolfe. The Greater Pittsburgh Area MAD DADS is a volunteer, nationally...

 

Questions about new townhouses, drive-thru restaurant at S.S. forum

A new city website, accessible on computers and mobile devices, that allows users to view public safety data, building code violations, city facility information, and more on an interactive map, was the sole presentation at the Feb. 14. meeting of...

 

Rep. Wheatley arranges for screening of 'Hidden Figures'

State Rep. Jake Wheatley, D-Allegheny, is partnering with the Pittsburgh Public Schools, The Hill District Education Council, The SouthSide Works Cinemas and members of the local residential and business communities to enable more than 200 high...

 

Rep. Wheatley reappointed chairman of state House Finance Committee

State Rep. Jake Wheatley, D-Allegheny, will again take a leadership role in the General Assembly with his reappointment as Democratic chairman of the House Finance Committee. “I am eager to use this opportunity to reassess where we are as a...

 

Expungement Day was a start, more work to do

As you may know, many of our residents here in the City of Pittsburgh took advantage of “Expungement Day” on Monday, Nov. 14. This was possible because of Act 5 of 2016, legislation I was proud to support earlier this year. The newly effective...

 

Wheatley delivers keynote address to National Black Caucus of local elected officials

State Rep. Jake Wheatley, D-Allegheny, delivered the keynote address to the National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials during the National League of Cities 2016 City Summit at the Westin Convention Center. Rep. Wheatley spoke to more than 100...

 

The Edge at South Side awarded $2M state grant

Redevelopment grant funds totaling more than $2 million will be used to support the Edge at South Side project, Sen. Jay Costa (D-Allegheny) and Rep. Jake Wheatley (D-Allegheny) announced. The $2.5 million grant for the project was approved through...

 

Rep. Wheatley bill would create driver's license amnesty program

 State Rep. Jake Wheatley, D-Allegheny, has introduced legislation that would provide an amnesty program to give individuals who have lost their driver’s license because of the inability to pay fines, fees or penalties the opportunity to have...

 

Health, wellness weekend expands to Hilltop

State Rep. Jake Wheatley, 19th Legislative District, is presenting the Fourth Annual Health and Wellness Weekend: “Faith Hope & Love” from Sept. 8-11. The event will kick off with an opening night reception, “Healthy Mind, Body, & Soul,” on...

 

N3D was a lot of fun

Day two of Next 3 Days (N3D) took place on Saturday and included a family-friendly festival with music, food, fun and even goats in Grandview Park. In addition, neighborhood groups, local businesses,...

 

Provide your input into URA's maintenance of vacant city lots

GTECH Strategies, in partnership with UrbanKind Institute (Dr. Jamil Bey), Fourth Economy Consulting, Pitt’s University Center on Social Urban Research (UCSUR), A. Phillip Randolph Institute, City Source Associaties, KRJ Contracting, Landforce,...

 

Rep. Wheatley establishes scholarship to honor former Speaker K. Leroy Irvis

State Reps. Jake Wheatley and Ed Gainey have created a new annual scholarship fund for needy students in Allegheny County. The new scholarship will be the Speaker K. Leroy Irvis Scholarship Fund, named after the former Speaker of the Pennsylvania Hou...

 

Reps. Wheatley and Ganey support legislation to protect pets left in cars

State Reps. Jake Wheatley and Ed Gainey, both D-Allegheny, joined Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Michael Vick to promote legislation designed to stop the practice of leaving pets unattended in motor vehicles. Rep. Wheatley said under the bill,...

 

Wheatley highlights literacy initiative

 State Rep. Jake Wheatley, D-Allegheny, and community leaders highlighted the "Little Free Libraries" initiative of the Pittsburgh Brashear High School's construction shop class during a discussion...

 

South Side Market House celebrates centennial by opening time capsule

On a beautiful Saturday morning, the 100th anniversary of the South Side Market House becoming a Pittsburgh public property was celebrated with music, food, speeches and the unveiling of the contents...

 

Local teens reveal their goals in CLP-Knoxville laptop contest

When Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – Knoxville announced plans to renovate the library and temporarily close the branch for the $3.2 million update, teen specialist Brandi Cox , a Knoxville resident, wondered what the neighborhood teens would do...

 

Desert Shield/Storm vets urged to apply for bonus

State Rep. Jake Wheatley, D-Allegheny, is reminding his fellow veterans of operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm they qualify for a special one-time payment in honor of their service. To qualify for the bonus, veterans must have served on active...

 

Rep. Wheatley named minority Finance Committee chairman

State Rep. Jake Wheatley, D-Allegheny, was sworn in Tuesday, Jan. 6, to his seventh term representing Pittsburgh’s 19th Legislative District and will begin serving in the key post of minority chairman of the House Finance Committee. Mr. Wheatley...

 

State grant will aid the Mon Wharf Switchback

State Rep. Jake Wheatley, D-Allegheny, has announced approval of a $250,000 state grant toward construction of the Mon Wharf Switchback, which is intended to create the final connection to Point State Park from the Great Allegheny Passage trail...

 

Wheatley sets dates for health, wellness events

State Rep. Jake Wheatley, D-Allegheny, will host his second annual Health and Wellness Weekend Sept. 12-14, with an array of interactive events designed to promote awareness, encourage an active healthy lifestyle and connect 19th District residents...

 

HDPC holds hearing on jobs, workforce development

Members of the House Democratic Policy Committee heard from school administrators, business executives and higher education advocates at a public hearing on July 23 focusing on jobs and economic development, said state Rep. Jake Wheatley, D-Allegheny...

 

Emmaus celebrates 25 years

The Emmaus Community of Pittsburgh is celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2014. In May, they did so with the help of key community members and elected officials at the Emmaus Kentucky Derby Gala & 25th Anniversary Celebration. More than 250 people...

 

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