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City plans improvements, amenities to So. Pittsburgh area playgrounds

The City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Works announced it made 27 playground and park improvements last year, an d has plans to add amenities at another 29 playgrounds and parks this year.  “Pittsburgh is blessed with 128 playgrounds...

 

Rivers of Steel is seeking visual and performing artists for Alloy Pittsburgh

Rivers of Steel seeks visual and performing artists to apply for Alloy Pittsburgh, a biennial exhibition that examines the history, current condition and possible future of the Carrie Blast Furnaces, while offering regional artists a unique...

 

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...

 

Meet and greet officials representing 19th Ward

State Senator Wayne Fontana, State Representatives Dan Miller, Dan Deasy and Harry Readshaw, are hosting an elected official open house on Saturday, Jan. 20 at the Brookline Teen Outreach Center, 520 Brookline Boulevard. The gathering will run from...

 

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...

 

Concord Valentine dinner

Concord Presbyterian Church will host a Valentine’s Dinner with great food and family friendly refreshments on February 10 from 6-11 p.m. Cost of the dinner is $10 per person. Reservations are due by January 31 by calling 412-882-1141. The Concord...

 

Columbia Gas will upgrade gas pipelines in Beltzhoover, Mt. Oliver

Starting this month, Columbia Gas will begin work on pipeline upgrade projects affecting customers in Beltzhoover and Mt. Oliver. Streets with projects in Beltzhoover are: Althea Street, Ashdale Street, Delmont Avenue, Eldora Place, Estella Avenue,...

 

AG announces settlement with PHH Mortgage for servicing loans

Attorney General Josh Shapiro and 48 other state Attorneys General today announced a $45 million settlement with PHH Mortgage Corporation, which improperly serviced mortgage loans between 2009 and 2012. The settlement includes $30.4 million in...

 

Hilltop Urban Farm will benefit from shopping at Whole Foods on Thursday

Join the Hilltop Urban Farm at Whole Foods Markets in the Pittsburgh metro region on Thursday, Jan. 11, for a five percent Give Back Day Shopping Event. When Whole Foods shoppers check out at the register that day, five percent of what they purchase...

 

Open Mic Coffee House is Friday at S.S. Presbyterian

The next Open Mic Coffee House at the South Side Presbyterian Church is on Friday, Jan. 12, 7:30 – 9 p.m., and welcomes singers, poets, readers, dancers, comedians, and more to the stage. Those interested in sharing should call 412-431-0118 to...

 

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...

 

MWCDC mingle and audit review

Join the Mount Washington Community Development Corporation to mingle with area neighbors as they start off a new year on Thursday, Jan. 18 beginning at 6:30 p.m. at Redbeard’s Bar and Grill, 201 Shiloh Street. Complimentary limited appetizers...

 

Celebrate at ACC dinner

The Arlington Civic Council is sponsoring a Celebrate the New Year Dinner on January 15 at 6 p.m. at the Henry Kaufmann Center on Salisbury Street. RSVP to Ann at 412-445-6825 by January 10....

 

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...

 

Panel releases report on PWSA restructuring

The Blue Ribbon Panel named early this year by Mayor William Peduto to study the Pittsburgh Water & Sewer Authority has issued its final report on the possible restructuring of the agency.  The report is available at: http://ap...

 

South Side Market House lists activities for the month of Jan.

South Side Healthy Active Living Senior Center on 12th Street is planning a number of activities during January. The center is partnering with Virtual Senior Academy to provide more extensive programming in an online format. The programming can be ac...

 

Peduto named to BoD of climate organization

Mayor William Peduto has been chosen to join the Board of Directors of ICLEI USA, Local Governments for Sustainability.  Pittsburgh and Mayor Peduto have long partnered with the Denver-based environmental organization on climate protection and...

 

State AG offers tips to help avoid gym membership scams

Just in time for New Year’s, when Pennsylvanians resolve to get healthy through exercise and joining a health club, Attorney General Josh Shapiro is encouraging Pennsylvanians to carefully examine any contract they sign before joining a health...

 

Port Authority to operate on New Year's schedule

Port Authority riders should be aware of the following service details for December 31, to January 2, 2018: New Year’s Eve - Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017: Port Authority bus and light rail service will operate on regular Sunday schedules. Customer...

 

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