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Articles from the January 22, 2019 edition

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Attorney General provides update on for-profit Brightwood Schools closing

Attorney General Josh Shapiro announced new information and resources intended to help students who previously attended Brightwood schools across Pennsylvania continue or complete their education.  In December 2018, Education... — Updated 1/28/2019


Record drop in Pennsylvania prison inmate population

Governor Tom Wolf has announced the largest reduction of inmates in the Pennsylvania state prison system since record keeping began. In 2018, the total DOC inmate population dropped from 48,438 to 47,370, a decrease of 1,068... — Updated 1/28/2019


Civic Leadership Academy for city residents, businesses

Registration is now open for the City of Pittsburgh Civic Leadership Academy, a free program for residents and business owners operating within city limits. The Civic Leadership Academy is an 11-week course encouraging civic... — Updated 1/28/2019


Bike Pittsburgh's Woman and Non-Binary Forum is on April 6

On Saturday, April 6, Bike Pittsburgh will host the 6th Annual Women and Non-Binary Forum presented by Dollar Bank. This forum brings together women and non-binary people from across the region to talk about shared experiences, cha... — Updated 1/28/2019


Bike Pittsburgh survey concerns sharing the road with autonomous vehicles

Shortly after Uber began testing Semi-Autonomous Vehicles (AVs) on Pittsburgh’s streets in September 2016, Bike Pittsburgh launched a survey to capture how Pittsburghers who bike and walk feel about sharing the road with this... — Updated 1/28/2019


City, Parks Conservancy hosting 'Listening Tour' in neighborhoods

The City of Pittsburgh and Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy ( will host a series of “listening” events in every Pittsburgh city neighborhood over the next four months, seeking input from... — Updated 1/28/2019


Pittsburgh Police will establish a new domestic violence unit

The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police is set to establish a new investigations unit this year focusing on domestic violence cases, using $500,000 in funding from the Nina Baldwin Fisher Foundation. Legislation accepting the funding has... — Updated 1/28/2019


City approves first RCOs, groups get help to apply

The Registered Community Organization (RCO) process is now underway. The Larimer Consensus Group and Oakland Planning and Development Corporation have completed the application process and are now established as RCOs. As RCOs,... — Updated 1/28/2019


Slopes learns of free lead line replacements from PWSA, infrastructure improvements, ShotSpotter effectiveness

City parks listening tour, lead service line replacement, infrastructure project updates, and area crime statistics were among the topics at the January 15 general meeting of the South Side Slopes Neighborhood Association (SSSNA).... — Updated 1/28/2019


MWCDC development committee

The Mt. Washington Community Development Corporation’s Development Committee will meet on Wednesday, Jan. 23 beginning at 6 p.m. The agenda includes a presentation from Urban Capital Group concerning 440 Willian Street. There... — Updated 1/28/2019


Zoning Board hearings

Pittsburgh’s Zoning Board of Adjustment has scheduled the following public hearing of interest to South Pittsburgh residents in the first floor hearing room of the John P. Robin Civic Building, 200 Ross Street, Downtown. Zone... — Updated 1/21/2019


Mt. Oliver Housing Court

The following Mt. Oliver Borough Housing Court cases are scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019, at 10:30 a.m. in Municipal District Judge Richard King's Courtroom: • Eric Grayson,... — Updated 1/21/2019


This week's So. Pgh. Housing Court hearings

The following Housing Court cases are scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 23, at 8:00 a.m. in Pittsburgh Municipal Court: • Valentine Kraska, 106 Brosville Street, 17th Ward, Code... — Updated 1/21/2019


Real estate transactions for issue of January 22, 2019

16th Ward HHF LLC to Khalid Feisal Jamal at 22nd St. for $463,000. Rosemary Birek to Elena and Fernando Avolio at 112 Handler St. for $110,000. John Vetere to Dick and Dana Carol... — Updated 1/21/2019


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