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 By Amanda Dabbs M.A.    News    January 24, 2017 

Point Park students travel to DC to commerate MLK Day

Off campus, Point Park University students and staff traveled to the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture in Washington, D.C. to commerate Martin Luther King Jr....

 
 News    January 24, 2017 

Fontana Tours SCI-Pittsburgh and meets with prison officials on possible closing

State Sen. Wayne D. Fontana (D-Allegheny) last week toured SCI-Pittsburgh and met with prison workers and officials on the facility’s possible closing. The 24-acre SCI-Pittsburgh facility on the city’s North Side is one of five prisons across...

 
 News    January 17, 2017

Mt. Oliver receives funding to expand streetscape

Mt. Oliver has one of 51 projects in the state that are in line for $33 million in federal funds to improve transportation alternatives. “These projects are important initiatives that enhance communities across Pennsylvania to create stronger...

 
 News    January 17, 2017

Councilman proposes to improve pedestrian safety

During the January 11 meeting of Pittsburgh City Council, Councilman Dan Gilman proposed amending the Pittsburgh City Code to require safer conditions for pedestrians and other users during construction that necessitates the closure of a sidewalk....

 
 News    January 17, 2017

ASC programs for younger 'seniors' in A-Town

Allentown Senior Center (ASC) will host an Open House to introduce a new program, “A-Town Evening Seniors,” on Tuesday evening, January 31 from 6-8. A free light dinner will be provided as well as a presentation to introduce some of the fun,...

 
 News    January 17, 2017

Columbia Gas will be replacing pipes in Arlington and South Side Slopes

Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania will be undertaking $2.27 million in pipeline infrastructure projects in Arlington and South Side Slopes. Construction will occur between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Saturday work is also possible. In...

 
 News    January 17, 2017

Carrick Toastmaster to hold Open House Jan. 21

Carrick Toastmasters Carrick PA will hold an Open House on Saturday, Jan. 21, 10:15 a.m. at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – Carrick, 1811 Brownsville Road. Guest speaker will be graduate gemologist Ray Lipowcan on the topic “Become an...

 
 News    January 17, 2017

AG announces civil settlement with home security company

Attorney General Bruce R. Beemer has announced the filing of a legal settlement with a Utah-based company that allegedly violated the Commonwealth’s Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Law as it sold home security systems in...

 
 News    January 10, 2017

LDI holding a potluck dinner in Carrick

The Leadership Development Initiative XXIV class is inviting Carrick residents to a potluck dinner on Thursday, Jan. 19, 5:30 p.m. at the Stewart Avenue Lutheran Church, 2810 Brownsville Road, Pittsburgh PA 15227. Leadership Development Initiative...

 
 News    January 10, 2017

Open Mic Coffee House at So. Side Presbyterian

The next Open Mic Coffee House at the South Side Presbyterian Church is on Friday, Jan. 13, 7:30 – 9 p.m. People are invited to share their performing artistry, from music to poetry, dance to drama. Call ahead of time to 412-431-0118 or...

 
 News    January 10, 2017

Mission Street Bridge to close for two weeks to vehicles

The Mission Street Bridge at S.18th Street will close to vehicular traffic and partially close to pedestrian traffic on Monday, Jan. 16 for the first phase of minor repairs. The closure is scheduled...

 
 News    January 10, 2017

Science Center free admission on MLK Day

Carnegie Science Center is once teaming up with Duquesne Light Company to offer free admission on Duquesne Light Community Day, which will feature programming for all ages, on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. With Duquesne Light’s sponsorship, visitors...

 
 News    January 10, 2017

Rep. Appointed Democratic chairman of House professional Licensure Committee

State Rep. Harry Readshaw, D-Allegheny, was appointed to his fourth term as Democratic chairman of the House Professional Licensure Committee. Mr. Readshaw pointed out professional licensure impacts every Pennsylvanian. The panel is responsible for...

 
 News    January 10, 2017

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...

 
 News    January 10, 2017

State AG offers guide for consumers looking for health club memberships

Attorney General Bruce R. Beemer is encouraging Pennsylvanians to carefully examine any contract required by a fitness facility. The beginning of a new year is a time when many Commonwealth residents join gyms or health clubs as they seek to achieve...

 
 News    January 3, 2017

Apply now for Pittsburgh Police citizens academy

Twice a year, the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police sponsors an opportunity for members of the community to become closely acquainted with the roles and responsibilities of the Police Bureau through the Pittsburgh Citizen’s Police Academy (CPA). The CPA...

 
 News    January 3, 2017

High school students can apply for to attend the Pittsburgh Police Student Police Academy

The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police is offering an opportunity for local area students in grades 9-12 and attend either a public, parochial, private or charter School in the community to learn firsthand about the roles and career opportunities of being a...

 
 News    January 3, 2017

Holy Apostles Festival of Praise at St. Albert

Holy Apostles Parish at St. Albert the Great Church, 3198 Schieck Street, will hold a Festival of Praise on January 14 from 7-8:30 p.m. Theme for the evening is Hope Among Us. Light refreshments will follow. All are welcome....

 
 News    January 3, 2017

Fort Pitt Museum closed for updating, maintence

The Fort Pitt Museum, part of the Senator John Heinz History Center museum system, will temporarily close for exhibition maintenance and updating. The museum will reopen to the public on Saturday, Jan. 28. The closure will allow the Fort Pitt Museum...

 
 News    December 27, 2016

Wabash Tunnel will continue to have waiver until further notice

Commuters may continue to use the Wabash Tunnel during rush hour until further notice. The Federal Transit Administration granted Port Authority a waiver in 2013 to temporarily lift the tunnel’s high-occupancy vehicle restrictions. The FTA most...

 
 News    December 27, 2016

Soup and Song night at First Friday Event Jan. 6 at St. Mary of the Mount Church

St. Mary of the Mount Church, Mount Washington, has instituted First Friday Events designed to bring the community together and attract a variety of different tastes and interests. Most events are family focused, some are old favorites, and many are...

 
 News    December 27, 2016

Recycle Christmas Trees in county parks

Allegheny County is once again offering its annual Christmas Tree Recycling Program this holiday season. Residents of the county can drop off their Christmas trees through Monday, Jan. 16, 2017 at all nine regional parks during regular hours of...

 
 News    December 27, 2016

City, Rivers Casino agree to $10 million payment

Mayor William Peduto’s administration and Rivers Casino officials have reached agreement on paying the city $10 million in 2017 to replace casino revenues rejected by the state Supreme Court this year.  The parties reached...

 

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