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Citiparks operating on holiday schedule

The following Citiparks facilities will adjust operating hours in observance of the upcoming holidays by closing at 4 p.m. on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve, and remaining closed on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day: • Mellon Park Tennis...

 

City to add ADS-accessible swings to South Pittsburgh area playgrounds

Last week at Mellon Park, Pittsburgh Mayor William Peduto, City Councilman Dan Gilman, and the City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Works announced the addition of play equipment for children of all abilities throughout Pittsburgh. The city will...

 

Mayor Peduto names Dan Gilman as his new Chief of Staff

Mayor William Peduto has named City Councilman Dan Gilman as his new Chief of Staff, effective on January 3, 2018, the day of Mayor Peduto’s inauguration into his second mayoral term.  Mr. Gilman was elected to Council in 2013 and previously...

 

County offices, facilities on Holiday Schedule

Allegheny County offices will have revised schedules due to the holiday observances. On Tuesday, Dec. 26, the Court of Common Pleas, the District Attorney’s office, and the Department of Court Records will be closed in observance of Christmas Day,...

 

Pgh. will recycle Christmas Trees at various drop-off city locations

The City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Works has announced that the Christmas tree recycling program will be available again this year. Residents can take tress to the following drop-off locations to have the tree composted at no cost. For a...

 

Allegheny County will recycle your Christmas Tree at nine regional parks

Allegheny County is offering its annual Christmas Tree Recycling Program this holiday season. County residents can drop off their Christmas trees Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018 at all nine regional parks during regular hours of operation (dawn to dusk). All...

 

Trash collection postponed, holiday schedule for facilities

The City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Works advises there will not be any refuse, bulk waste or recycling collection on Monday, Dec. 25 in observance of Christmas and on Monday, Jan. 1, 2018 in observance of New Year›s Day. City of...

 

AG settles over Do-Not-Call violations

Attorney General Josh Shapiro has announced a $50,000 settlement with Sperian Energy Corp, a retail energy supplier that violated Pennsylvania’s Do-Not-Call Law and called Pennsylvanians on the list who do not want to receive these kinds of calls....

 

Free Christmas lunch at Hot Metal Bridge Faith

On Saturday, Dec. 23 at 7 p.m. the Hot Metal Bridge Faith Community will hold its annual Christmas Eve Eve worship service featuring carols, candle-lighting and a unique Christmas drama. On Sunday, Dec. 24 at 12 p.m. the church will host a Christmas...

 

Warming Center opens at Abiding Ministries

Abiding Ministries is hosting an Emergency Warming Center out of their mission center, formerly Bethlehem Lutheran Church Bldg., at 731 Excelsior Street, Allentown, 15210. The 700 block of Excelsior St. is located between Millbridge and Allen...

 

Community Christmas breakfast in Allentown

A free community Christmas breakfast will take place on Saturday, Dec. 23 from 9-11 a.m. at Hill Top United Methodist Church, 631 E Warrington Ave. Enjoy pancakes and sausage catered by Breakfast at Shelly’s, plus Christmas activities and crafts,...

 

ACC hosting 2018 dinner at HK Center

The Arlington Civic Council is sponsoring a Celebrate the New Year Dinner on January 15, 2018 at 6 p.m. the Henry Kaufmann Center on Salisbury Street.  RSVP to Ann at 412-445-6825 by January 10....

 

Health Dept. identifies rabid cat found last week in Mount Oliver

The Allegheny County Health Department (ACHD) has confirmed that a dead cat brought to one of its facilities last week has tested positive for rabies. The cat was found on Monday, Dec. 11, on Otillia Street, in the vicinity between Walde Street and M...

 

PA Senate passes bill to protect victims of domestic violence, monitor assailants

The State Senate has unanimously passed Senate Bill 196, a bill that allows judges to order a defendant in a Protection from Abuse order case to wear an electronic monitoring device. If a judge determines the defendant presents a substation risk of...

 

Rep. Readshaw appointed to committee to review the state's licensing practices

Rep. Harry Readshaw, D-Allegheny, has been appointed to a special committee designed to examine the state’s licensing practices. Mr. Readshaw, the Democratic chairman of the House Professional Licensure Committee, will now serve on the Advisory...

 

Allentown Community Christmas breakfast

A free community Christmas breakfast will take place on Saturday, Dec. 23 from 9-11 a.m. at Hill Top United Methodist Church, 631 E Warrington Ave. Enjoy pancakes and sausage catered by Breakfast at Shelly’s, plus Christmas activities and crafts,...

 

Market House has activities for seniors throughout December

The South Side Market House Healthy Active Living Center will be full of activities during December. The center’s annual South Hills Country Club Holiday Party is Tuesday, Dec. 12 from noon-4 p.m. The center will host a presentation on ways to...

 

Readshaw bill calls for referendum on creating parks revenue source

State Rep. Harry Readshaw, D-Allegheny, has introduced H.B. 1962, which would permit a Pittsburgh voter referendum on authorizing a specific revenue source dedicated to establishing, maintaining and aiding the city’s public parks. Rep. Readshaw,...

 

Ugly sweater night at Science Ctr.

Carnegie Science Center is encouraging guests to dig out their best worst holiday sweater and celebrate the season with science at the next 21+ Science After Dark Ugly Sweater Party. The event happens Friday, Dec. 22 from 6-10 p.m. and features...

 

Senate hearing focuses on mandated drug addiction treatment

At the request of state Senate Democratic Leader Jay Costa, the state Senate Democratic Policy Committee held a hearing last week on legislation that would enable families to seek court-ordered addiction treatment for their loved ones. “As this...

 

Parks Conservancy names new president

Top executive of the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board to become President and CEO of the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy Jayne Miller, currently superintendent of the Minneapolis Park and...

 

Next Hilltop Waddle unveiled Dec. 7

A Hilltop Waddle, a public art project in the Hilltop neighborhoods, will unveil the next phase from 5:30-7 p.m. on December 7 at the community garden on the corner of Climax and Estella streets in Beltzhoover. Created by artist and sculptor James...

 

Open house, plans display for Ar mstrong Tunnel Work

Allegheny County will conduct an Open House and Plans Display for the proposed Armstrong Tunnel Safety Improvement project on Wednesday, Dec. 6 from 6-7 p.m. at the Allegheny County Courthouse, Room 206, 436 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219. The pu...

 

Dirty Dozen bike riders welcomed on the Slopes

Several hundred riders in Danny Chew's Dirty Dozen bicycle race on Saturday, Nov. 25, arrived at the Barry-Holt-Eleanor street run on the South Side Slopes, hill number 12 in the race and one of the...

 

Holiday party at Lunchtime Lot in Allentown

The Hilltop Alliance will be holding a Holiday Party at the Allentown Lunchtime Lot, 819 E. Warrington Ave., on Sunday, Dec. 17 from 3-7 p.m. The party fun will include: Pictures with Santa (printed on-site); DJ Kanti Dasa playing holiday music;...

 

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