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Articles from the March 31, 2020 edition

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City street sweeping postponed due to COVID-19

Neighborhood street sweeping by the City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Works, which was due to begin Wednesday, April 1, has been postponed due to the COVID-19 virus. Some street cleaning, as well as catch basin cleaning, will still be...

 

URA waiving all fees for administration of the COVID-19 working capital assistance program

The Pittsburgh Economic and Industrial Development Corporation (PEIDC), the Certified Economic Development Organization (CEDO) affiliated with the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh (URA), is waiving all application fees for all City of...

 

Department of Community and Economic Development reminds businesses of available guidance, resources

Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin reminded Pennsylvanians help is available for businesses, stakeholders, and individuals with questions about operations following Governor Tom Wolf and Department of...

 

PennDOT extends expiration dates on driver licenses, ID cards, vehicle registrations and other products

Expiration dates for driver licenses, identification cards, learner’s permits, persons with disability placards, vehicle registrations and safety and emission inspections will be extended for Pennsylvania residents in response to statewide...

 

City of Pittsburgh closes basketball courts, overlooks to enforce social distancing

The City of Pittsburgh is closing its basketball courts and overlooks to further enforce the social distancing rules necessary to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. While Pittsburgh residents have largely...

 

City serves more than 2,000 meals to children and seniors in response to COVID-19 pandemic

Workers for the City of Pittsburgh Department of Parks and Recreation served 2,085 meals last week to children and seniors in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Meal distribution to children was boosted through donations by Eat'n Park of sandwiches,...

 

Pennsylvania extends license renewal deadlines for nurses and others during coronavirus emergency

In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Department of State is giving nurses, graduate medical trainees, nursing home administrators and other professionals more time to renew their occupational licenses. April, May and June license renewal deadlin...

 

Federal REAL ID enforcement deadline postponed to October 2021

The Department of Homeland Security has postponed the enforcement date for REAL ID from October 1, 2020, to October 1, 2021, in response to COVID-19 and the national emergency declaration. PennDOT closed all driver and photo license centers on March...

 

St George Church Preservation Society postpones spaghetti dinner fundraiser

The St. George Church Preservation Society's (SGCPS) Spaghetti Dinner III has been postponed. The SGCPS suspended preparations for its May Spaghetti Dinner III. Once life begins to return to normal,...

 

Knoxville Community Council monthly meeting canceled

The Knoxville Community Council (KCC) monthly meeting scheduled for Thursday, April 2 has been canceled due to coronavirus concerns. The next scheduled meeting will be Thursday, May 7, 6 p.m. at St....

 

Pittsburgh Financial Empowerment Center is open for free one-on-one financial counseling by phone or video

The Pittsburgh Financial Empowerment Center, a joint service of the City of Pittsburgh and Neighborhood Allies operated by Advantage Credit Counseling, is now operating virtually. This free service is available to area residents over age 18 by video...

 

Neighborhood Allies, Computer Reach, University of Pittsburgh Work to deploy laptops to families in need

As schools and workplaces in Allegheny County issued stay-at-home and remote work directives, families without computers and internet access felt the squeeze. Local nonprofits such as Circles Greater Pittsburgh, Hazelwood Initiative, Wesley Family...

 

Here's what the URA is doing during the coronavirus and how you can help

COVID-19 is delivering a devastating punch to many small business owners and their employees, and the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh (URA) is helping them fight back. “Every effort is being made to ease the pain small business owners a...

 

COVID-19 is making your local Main Street businesses very sick right now. Only you can save them.

Your Main Street is the living room of your community. The small businesses there employ your neighbors and may be among the reasons you chose to live there. Now imagine a post-COVID-19 world in...

 

Brashear staff working remotely, food pantries to resume April 2

The Brashear Association continued to be committed to helping the community stay strong and healthy through the COVID-19 crisis. It is their desire to ensure staff and their families stay healthy while preserving its mission focused support to the...

 

Mt. Oliver Borough Housing Court cases

The following Mt. Oliver Borough Housing Court cases are scheduled for Thursday, April 23, at 10:30 a.m. in Municipal District Judge Richard King's Courtroom: • Donald Bauer, 212 Quincy Avenue, Mt....

 

Goodwill urging public to hold donations until donation centers reopen

Following the statewide COVID-19 mitigation directives, Goodwill’s stores and donation centers in Southwestern Pennsylvania and North Central West Virginia are currently closed. Goodwill SWPA made this decision to ensure the safety and health of...

 

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