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Gathering to raise opioid awareness at Hot Metal Bridge Faith Community

Addiction to heroin and other opioids has become a national crisis that touches everyone. It’s in our streets, in our schools, and in our homes. Concerns about this threat are sometimes expressed as fear or anger towards those who are addicted....

 
 News    August 8, 2017 

Community Corn Fest features family fun in Carrick

The Annual Community Corn Fest in Phillips Park, 2200 Spokane Avenue, will feature entertainment, vendors, corn and more on Saturday, Aug. 26 from noon to 6 p.m. Entertainment includes: CAPA, Ira Soul, Cathasaigh, a kids’ corn shucking contest,...

 
 News    August 8, 2017 

South Side Chamber hosts financial strategies for business owners workshop

Luttner Financial Group will present a free workshop on Thursday, Aug. 10, 8-10 a.m., at the South Side Chamber of Commerce Welcome Center, 1100 East Carson Street. Luttner president Devon Cury and Chamber vice-president Mark Bucklaw will present...

 
 News    August 8, 2017 

Focus on Health at Allentown Senior Center

Harry Manley, of Gateway Health Plan, recently provided Allentown Senior Center participants with a healthy dose of health literacy. His focus centered on the importance of being an informed patient...

 
 News    August 8, 2017 

Free dinner for Hilltop residents on August 20

The Beltzhoover Civic Association and St. Paul AME Church will host a free dinner for all Hilltop residents on Sunday, Aug. 20. The dinner will begin at 4 p.m. at the St. Paul AME Church, 400 Orchard Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15210. For more...

 
 News    August 8, 2017 

Carrick mulch party on August 22

Volunteers are needed to join the Carrick tree tenders for a mulch party on Tuesday, Aug. 22 from 6-8 p.m. Volunteers will join the tree tenders as they clean up the litter from the tree beds and put down fresh mulch. Everyone should plan to get a...

 
 News    August 8, 2017 

The Opioid Crisis: A Community Gathering hosted at HMBFC

Addiction to heroin and other opioids has become a national crisis that touches everyone. It’s in our streets, in our schools, and in our homes. Concerns about this threat are sometimes expressed as fear or anger towards those who are addicted....

 
 News    August 8, 2017 

WiFi now available at South Pittsburgh area parks

Comcast has installed WiFi hotspots at nine City of Pittsburgh Parks as well as at three city Recreation Center playgrounds, continuing a partnership with the City that began last year with the provision of WiFi access to 22 senior and rec centers....

 
 News    August 8, 2017 

WIC families urged to redeem checks for free produce

The Allegheny County Health Department (ACHD) is reminding Women, Infants and Children (WIC) families to pick up their Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) checks. They will be available through September 29 or until the FMNP checks run out....

 

Allentown Night Out celebration is today, Aug. 1 at senior center

The annual Allentown CDC National Night Out celebration will take place on Tuesday, Aug. 1, 6-8 p.m. at the Allentown Senior Center. Area residents are welcome to stop in for a free hot dog and chips along with soft drinks. The Allentown Senior...

 

Goodwill to hold hiring event for community support specialists

Individuals who are looking for jobs working with people with disabilities are encouraged to attend a special Community Support Specialist Hiring Event on Wednesday, Aug. 2. The event will be held at Goodwill’s Workforce Development Center, 118...

 

Construction set to begin soon on Glass Run Road

Construction for the Glass Run Road (Route 3098) bridge, spanning Glass Run is scheduled to begin as part of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s (PennDOT) Rapid Bridge Replacement Project. Replacement of this bridge will allow PennDOT...

 

Rabies precautions recommended in Carrick

The Allegheny County Health Department (ACHD) is advising residents in Carrick to take precautions after a rabid skunk found in the area was killed in an altercation with a dog. The incident took place in the 100 block of Spencer Avenue on July...

 

Mt. Oliver founder John Ormsby had an intesting past

The following is from Mt. Oliver’s 100th Anniversary celebration Founder’s Day program. The story of John Ormsby is too long to go into at this time. However, some facts about the Mt. Oliver’s founder follow: • He returned to Pittsburgh in 17...

 

Mt. Oliver Anniversary activities

Mt. Oliver Borough’s 125th Anniversary celebration continues on Saturday, Aug. 5 with a day full of fun at Transverse Park. The day will feature live music with “Head Play” playing Top 40 hits and soft rock from 2-8 p.m. at the park....

 

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...

 

Market House activities for August

The month of August is full of festivals and events throughout the city and the South Side Market House Senior Active Living Center is planning to take advantage of some of them. Events on the schedule include: Three Rivers Regatta, August 4-6; Bloom...

 

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...

 
 By Tom Smith    News    July 18, 2017

Fun things happening this summer in Allentown

The Allentown community was updated on a variety of artistic endeavors coming out of and into the neighborhood along with introducing new board members of the Allentown CDC. Allentown CDC Vice-President Judy Hackel quickly noted a save the date for...

 

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...

 

Bon Air gas lines to get upgrade

Natural gas customers in Bon Air will soon see Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania replace in their neighborhood. Starting in mid-July, Columbia Gas will replace more than 4,400 feet of underground pipe, affecting customers along Bon Air Avenue, Calle...

 

Market House plans trip to Mineral Beach

The South Side Market House Healthy Active Living Center is planning a trip to Mineral Beach for a Pool Day in the city van on July 21 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The trip includes a stop to eat and possibly another stop at Trax Farms to shop. Cost of the...

 

Hearings scheduled for PAWC rate increase request

The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) has announced a scheduling of hearings in late July and early August to gather public input on a rate increase request (R-2017-2595853) filed by Pennsylvania-American Water Company (PAWC). The list of...

 

Carnegie Science Center is Eclipse Central this summer

The first total solar eclipse over the U.S. mainland in 38 years happens on Monday, Aug. 21. The Moon's shadow will darken skies on approximately a 70-mile-wide path from Oregon to South Carolina....

 

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