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 News    May 22, 2018 

Mayor will open Arlington Spray Park this Saturday

The Arlington Civic Council is sponsoring a Grand Opening celebration and Ribbon Cutting ceremony for the Arlington Spray Park at The Fort on May 26 at noon. Mayor Peduto will be cutting the ribbon to officially open the season. Festivities will...

 

PWSA customers in South Side may have lead lines replaced

The May meeting of the South Side Planning Forum featured presentations on the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA) and its lease service line replacement project, and a proposed City Theatre renovation project. In his overview of the PWSA, ex...

 

Allentown will have one of city's first 'Sparks' on Warrington

The City of Pittsburgh has announced the initial two applicants in the 2018 Spark Pilot Program, creating small street parks outside businesses in Allentown and Downtown.  A Spark is a small park or street park. It is a sidewalk extension...

 
 By Tom Smith    Front Page    May 8, 2018

Program will renovate facades of homes in Beltzhoover near McKinley

Looking for synergy with nearby improvements to upper McKinley Park, the Hilltop Alliance (HA) has partnered with Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation (PHLF) to restore the facades of 12...

 
 By Tom Smith    News    May 8, 2018

Hilltop programs aim to keep kids off the streets with academics and sports

The May meeting of the Allentown CDC had a recreation theme with speakers from YouthPlaces and the Hilltop Huskies making presentations. Cynthia James, president of YouthPlaces, said the countywide program is currently operating in ten locations,...

 
 Kids    May 1, 2018

Time running out to apply for Cops and Kids camp

Every summer for more than a decade, The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police hosts children ages 8 to 12 at the annual Cops and Kids Summer Camp -- and time is running out to sign up. The week-long camps, which are held at Allegheny County Community College...

 

Mayor touts decrease in homicides, increase of ShotSpotter program

“Trauma, Public Safety & You: Impacts & Solutions” was the topic of the spring city-wide public safety meeting which drew more than 125 residents to the Teamster Temple in Lawrenceville on April 18. The meeting was conducted by Zone 5 public...

 

Pittsburgh debuts solar charging stations for its electric vehicle fleet

Mayor William Peduto joined other city officials in debuting five solar charging stations for the city’s growing fleet of electrical vehicles. The Envision Solar EV ARC charging stations are 100 percent emissions free. Mayor Peduto has...

 

City to pave streets throughout South Pittsburgh during 2018

Mayor William Peduto and the city’s Department of Mobility and Infrastructure (DOMI) have finalized the list of 2018 street resurfacing projects, totaling nearly 55 miles of paving this year. Paving work is set to begin this week. The full...

 

Mayor supports URA micro loan program

A micro loan program supported by Mayor William Peduto for small businesses and entrepreneurs went before the board of the Urban Redevelopment Authority last Thursday.  The Micro-Enterprise Loan Program would offer loans of $5,000...

 

City to participate in Smart Cities Collaborative Program cohort

The City of Pittsburgh has been selected by Transportation for America (T4America) as one of 22 communities chosen to participate in the second cohort of their Smart Cities Collaborative program. In its second year, the collaborative will...

 

City, CMU highlight tool to predict fire-prone buildings

Mayor William Peduto joined officials from the Departments of Public Safety and Innovation & Performance and from Carnegie Mellon University to detail their latest collaborative efforts to use data sharing to provide Pittsburgh residents with...

 

Mayor issues order on Safe Leave Policy

Mayor William Peduto joined community partners in announcing an Executive Order creating a Paid Safe Leave policy for city employees victimized by domestic abuse.  Many individuals in the city – and particularly women – face intimate partner...

 

Mayor Peduto honored by women business owners

Last week, Mayor William Peduto addressed more than 100 Women Business Owners and supporters at the National Association of Women Business Owners Meeting at Gaetano’s Banquet Center. Mayor Peduto received an award for his support of Women in...

 

St. Patrick's Day was safer with city preparation

Here in the City of Pittsburgh mid-March marks the conclusion of the cold winter months and the welcome beginning of the spring season— for many it also means the celebration of St. Patrick’s Day and the nationally famous Pittsburgh St....

 

Green infrastructure upgrades planned for McKinley Park

Legislation introduced to Pittsburgh City Council last week would lead to green infrastructure improvemen ts to McKinley Park in Beltzhoover and Bon Air.  The green improvements would include landscape work, tree plantings and...

 

Pittsburgh named as finalist in Bloomberg Mayors Challenge

Pittsburgh is one of 35 Champion Cities selected as finalists in the 2018 U.S. Mayors Challenge, a nationwide competition that encourages city leaders to uncover bold, inventive ideas that confront the toughest problems cities face. These 35 urban...

 

Fund supporting women-owned businesses sent to URA Board

The board of the Urban Redevelopment Authority is poised to provide $100,000 towards funding for a $5 million fund to support women-owned businesses in the city.  Next Act Fund, LLC (“Next Act”) is an early stage women-owned business...

 

City Solicitor to leave for private practice

Pittsburgh’s Chief Legal Officer and City Solicitor Lourdes Sanchez Ridge is stepping down from her role next month and returning to private legal practice.  She gave her resignation letter to Mayor William Peduto on Tuesday, March 6 and her...

 

City URA invests $7 million in small businesses citywide

The Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh, with support from Mayor William Peduto’s administration, invested nearly $7 million in small businesses across the city last year, which supported almost $24 million in neighborhood development...

 

Mayor anticipates adding $800 K to paving budget

Mayor William Peduto's administration is proposing to add $800,000 to the city's 2018 paving budget, which will increase its street resurfacing by 50 more city blocks.  Legislation introduced in...

 

EcoInnovation District focuses on new approaches for resilient neighborhood

A plan two years in the making, the EcoInnovation District (EID) Plan establishes a community vision for equitable and sustainable development in one of Pittsburgh’s oldest neighborhoods. The planning process led by the Department of City Planning...

 

Carson reconstruction will include lighting, streetscape amenities

An overview of the upcoming East Carson St. streetscaping project, from Smithfield St. to 25th St., was presented at the Feb. 13 meeting of the South Side Planning Forum. While the undertaking is primarily a state Dept. of Transportation [PennDOT] pr...

 

City announces third cohort of PGH Lab Startup Program

Mayor William Peduto, the City of Pittsburgh Department of Innovation & Performance, the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh (URA), the Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh (HACP), and the Pittsburgh Parking Authority have announced...

 

Pittsburgh's Chief of Administration and Human Resources takes new role at PWSA

Debbie Lestitian, Pittsburgh’s Chief of Administration and Director of its Human Resources Department, is leaving city government for a new role overseeing the restructuring of the Pittsburgh Water & Sewer Authority.  Ms. Lestitian has been...

 

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