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ProjectArt continues online art classes at CLP-Carrick

During the COVID-19 pandemic, ProjectArt Pittsburgh continues to provide free arts education to youth ages 4-18, now in online classes. As an afterschool program in six Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh branches, including CLP-Carrick, ProjectArt...

 

MWCDC will hold online Community Forum on April 22

The Mount Washington Community Development Corporation (MWCDC) will hold an online/teleconference for its April 22 Community Forum. The "Go To Meeting" Community Forum will include a presentation...

 

Gov. Wolf extend statewide stay-at-home order until May 8

Governor Tom Wolf and Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine have announced the statewide stay-at-home orders issued on April 1 to protect Pennsylvanians and mitigate the spread of COVID-19 will be extended until Friday, May 8 at 12:01 AM. The initial...

 

URA's Housing Stabilization Program is available to assist with financial hardships

The Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh (URA) announced funding is available for rental and utility assistance through the Housing Opportunity Fund’s Housing Stabilization Program (HSP); mortgage assistance is now available through HSP,...

 

Port Authority now requiring riders to wear masks

Port Authority have taken added steps to comply with a new state health order directed at riders not wearing face coverings. There is no change for riders who are already wearing face coverings on vehicles. Those who board without a face covering,...

 

Pittsburgh City Council meetings are now online

City Council has resumed its schedule of Tuesday and Wednesday meetings at 10 a.m. View the live stream on the city's YouTube Channel, https://pittsburghpa.gov/innovation-performance/city-channel. It is also possible to access the recorded meetings...

 

Gov. Wolf announces online vehicle sale process, construction restart date, PLCB curbside pick-up

Governor Tom Wolf has announced three actions including online sales of vehicles, which will be enabled by the signing of SB 841, restart of construction projects statewide starting Friday, May 8, and curbside pickup of wine and spirits at select Pen...

 

Mayor William Peduto Addresses Pittsburgh on COVID-19 Pandemic

Mayor William Peduto made the following remarks at the end of last week regarding the City of Pittsburgh's ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic: "Good afternoon Pittsburgh. One month ago today...

 

Liquor is available by curbside pick-up in South Side and other locations

Curbside pickup is available at a limited number of state liquor store. Each store will take a limited number of orders by phone from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., or until the store reaches the maximum number of orders it can fulfil that day, Monday through...

 

Elections to send mail-in ballot application to all registered county voters

The Allegheny County Division of Elections has announced that staff is finalizing mailings to registered voters in the county containing mail-in ballot applications for the June 2 primary election. While some overlap may occur, the applications will...

 

Pennsylvania now accepting applications for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) benefits

Labor & Industry (L&I) Secretary Jerry Oleksiak has announced Pennsylvania’s self-employed, independent contractors, gig workers, and others not eligible for regular unemployment compensation (UC) can begin filing claims for Pandemic Unemployment...

 

Residents asked to refrain from open burning during pandemic

The departments of Health and Emergency Services have joined forces to ask residents to “be a good neighbor” and reduce the amount of smoke and air pollution they produce during the COVID-19 crisis. In most county municipalities (not all so check...

 

DMVA: Veterans benefits continue to be available during COVID-19

The Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA) is assuring veterans state and federal benefits processing are still on-going. The DMVA and the Federal VA both continue to work remotely to provide veterans’ information, enroll...

 

Wolf administration announces Business-to-Business Directory for COVID-19-related supplies

Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin has announced the creation of the Business-to-Business Interchange Directory to connect organizations and businesses directly to manufacturers producing COVID-19-related...

 

Access to food assistance, healthcare through safety-net programs available during COVID-19

Public benefit programs are available to families and individuals who have lost jobs, income and health insurance as a result of the COVID-19 public health emergency. These programs include the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP),...

 

Nearly $16 million in funding available for Pennsylvania food banks

Governor Tom Wolf announced nearly $16 million in funding for Pennsylvania food banks, which are providing critical assistance to Pennsylvanians during the COVID-19 health crisis. “COVID-19 has caused severe economic stress for many...

 

Supplemental Security Income recipients will receive automatic COVID-19 Economic Impact payments

The Social Security Administration has announced Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients will receive automatic Economic Impact Payments directly from the Treasury Department. Treasury anticipates these automatic payments no later than early...

 

Emergency SNAP benefit distribution begins, local feeding programs available

The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS) will begin an emergency Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefit issuance in line with the federal government’s interpretation of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act....

 

Human Services announces CHIP to maintain enrollment for families during COVID-19 crisis

The Department of Human Services (DHS) is making temporary changes to Pennsylvania’s Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) to keep families enrolled in CHIP for the duration of the public health emergency and to ease access to medical...

 

Pennsylvanians encouraged to use electronic filing options for PA tax returns during COVID-19 pandemic

The Department of Revenue is encouraging Pennsylvanians to take advantage of electronic filing options for their Pennsylvania personal income tax returns (PA-40s). Even though the deadline for filing 2019 tax returns has been extended to July 15,...

 

Citiparks recruiting lifeguards in anticipation of the 2020 summer swimming season

Citiparks is currently recruiting lifeguards in anticipation of pools opening sometime during summer 2020. While it has not yet been determined when pools will open due to COVID-19, Citiparks is recruiting now so that lifeguards can be trained when...

 

Governor wants a phased approach to reopening Pennsylvania

Governor Tom Wolf has presented his plan for reopening the commonwealth with a targeted May 8 start. The administration will categorize reopening into three phases: red, yellow, green. Phases will be assigned based on conditions in a county,...

 

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