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City launching public safety unit to work with immigrants and refugees

The City of Pittsburgh is launching a Multicultural Liaison Unit to help build trustworthy and sustainable relationships between Department of Public Safety workers and members of the city’s immigrant and refugee communities.  The unit will...

 
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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...

 

Government officials recognize local law enforcement heroes

U.S. Representative Mike Doyle, County Executive Rich Fitzgerald, City of Pittsburgh Mayor William Peduto, County Council Member Sam DeMarco, Acting US Attorney for the Western District of...

 

Mayor Peduto talks about issues in South Pittsburgh

Mayor William Peduto recently spoke briefly on a variety of topics he discussed while attending an Allentown CDC community meeting in the spring. A few of the subjects included establishing a new...

 

City launches parcel map in Burgh's Eye View application

The City of Pittsburgh has unveiled Burgh’s Eye View Parcels (http://bit.ly/2u8Ejkk), a new feature of the mobile web application giving residents instant visual access to property data. For the first time, residents can access parcel-level...

 

Mayor signs responsible contracting Executive Order

Mayor William Peduto has signed an Executive Order to support the local construction industry and new job training opportunities in Pittsburgh. The Responsible Contracting order calls for a creation of a labor-management task force that will study...

 

Report issued on city facilities conditions

The City of Pittsburgh last week issued a report on the building conditions of city-owned facilities, which recommends major reinvestments, particularly to Public Safety facilities. The report by Massaro Construction Management Services estimates...

 

City seeks approval for new emergency management center

Mayor William Peduto's Chief of Staff Kevin Acklin testified before a U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee last week on the city's proposal to turn a former Veterans Affairs site in Lincoln-Lemi...

 
 By Tom Smith    Front Page    July 11, 2017

SSCC works on trash, challenges graffiti with murals in S. Side

Barbara Rudiak, president of the South Side Community Council (SSCC), opened the organization's annual meeting by reminding the overfl owing crowd the council has been around for more than 75 years....

 

On-line database features all of the city properties available for sale

Continuing efforts to make government services more efficient and user-friendly for residents and businesses, the City of Pittsburgh has launched an online database of city properties available for...

 

City improves permitting process

The city is implementing additional improvements and technology upgrades for people seeking government permits. Permits from the city's Special Events office can now be obtained online, and paid for...

 

Senate bills would aid with sewer, water lines

The Pennsylvania State Senate has unanimously approved two bills sponsored by state Sen. Wayne D. Fontana (D-Allegheny) that would allow local governments to tap government funding sources to help citizens fund sewer and water line repairs —...

 

PWSA to temporarily suspend partial lead line replacements

Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA), under its compliance with federal Safe Drinking Water Act requirements, has implemented a lead service line replacement program. To comply, PWSA is mandated to replace 7 percent of the total lead service...

 

Representatives call for PUC to oversee PWSA

House Speaker Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) and Rep. Harry Readshaw (D-Allegheny) will be introducing legislation to place the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA) under the oversight of the Public Utility Commission (PUC). Over the last year,...

 

Application deadline extended for youth employment program

Pittsburgh and Allegheny County young people between the ages of 14 and 21 have an additional time to apply for Learn & Earn, the summer youth employment program. Partner4Work, the organization tapped to coordinate the program on behalf of Allegheny...

 
 News    May 2, 2017

Public Works planning to expand Smart Litter Can Sensor Program

The City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Works (DPW) presented plans to expand the litter can monitoring program before City Council last week. DPW has been studying litter can fill level monitoring sensors for the past several years to ensure...

 

MAD DADS may soon be mentoring area youth on Hilltop street corners

MAD DADS, clean-ups, graffiti, and squatters were among the topics at the April 17 meeting of the Zone 3 Public Safety Council held in the Zone 3 station. Officer Nathan Auvil began the meeting with news that he is working on a Warrington Ave....

 

Mayor adopts 'Rooney Rule' for city hiring

Mayor William Peduto has issued an Executive Order adopting measures to promote diversity in City hiring, similar to an initiative backed by late Steelers Chairman Dan Rooney within the National Football League.  The Executive Order names a...

 

Mayor issues Executive Order on tree protection

In honor of Earth Day, Mayor William Peduto issued an Executive Order calling for new ways to protect city trees, which cover 40 percent of Pittsburgh’s land area and are vital to the city’s parks, green spaces and quality of life.  The...

 

City to offer free lead filters for residents

Mayor William Peduto's administration and the Pittsburgh Water & Sewer Authority announced its additional plans for distributing lead filters to interested City residents, through the Safe Water Program. The plans are detailed at...

 

Hilltop neighborhoods part of new policing initiative

Mayor William Peduto’s administration and the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police are implementing a new community policing program that will get its start in 18 neighborhoods citywide including three on the Hilltop. Commanders in each of the city’s six...

 

Summer 17 Dream! Explore! Do! campaign launched

County Executive Rich Fitzgerald, Pittsburgh Mayor William Peduto and representatives of the expanded learning community have introduced the Summer 17 Dream! Explore! Do! youth campaign for summer activities. This is the second year for a collaborati...

 

Zone 3 council recaps public safety initiatives in South neighborhoods

The March 20 Zone 3 Public Safety Council meeting featured a packed room of local residents, Zone 3 officers, and city/zone officials.  The meeting began with Zone 3 community relations Officer Christine Luffey reporting that the 19th annual...

 

Second annual 'Inclusive Innovation Week' set for March 31-April 7

The City of Pittsburgh and Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA), along with more than 80 Pittsburgh organizations and businesses, have announced that Inclusive Innovation Week 2017 will take place March 31 – April 7. Inclusive Innovation Week is a...

 

So. Pittsburgh groups among those receiving Love Your Block grants

Mayor William Peduto announced five South Pittsburgh organizations are among those that will receive funding for the 2017 season of the City of Pittsburgh’s Love Your [Resilient] Block grant program. Through the Love Your [Resilient] Block...

 

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