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Articles from the April 28, 2020 edition

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PLCB opens more liquor stores for curbside pickup

The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board has expanded curbside pickup service to 389 more Fine Wine & Good Spirits locations across the commonwealth. "We'll have 565 Fine Wine... — Updated 5/13/2020


Proposed Grandview development shared through online meeting

A new proposed development plan for the St. Mary of the Mount Academy was shared with community members over video conference last Wednesday as the Mount Washington Community... — Updated 5/10/2020


Local organizations come together to support their South Pittsburgh neighbors

As the COVID-19 Pandemic continues to challenge residents of South Pittsburgh, The Brashear Association has received support from their neighbors to help them continue their... — Updated 4/30/2020


Route 19 Saw Mill Run Boulevard long-term lane restrictions resume Wednesday

PennDOT District 11 has announced long-term lane restrictions on Route 19 (Saw Mill Run Boulevard) will resume Wednesday, April 29 weather permitting. Beginning at 7 a.m. on Wednesday, a long-term single-lane restriction will be... — Updated 4/28/2020


Mayor announces COVID-19 funding for residents and small businesses

Mayor William Peduto's administration plans to issue more than $12 million in new federal funds to organizations supporting residents and small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 p... — Updated 4/28/2020


New city legislation expands protections against discrimination in housing

During the April 28 Regular Meeting of Pittsburgh City Council, Councilperson Erika Strassburger introduced legislation to add "actual or perceived citizenship status" and "actual... — Updated 4/28/2020


County Elections Department submits resolution to state for polling place consolidation

The Allegheny County Elections Division has submitted a resolution passed by the Board of Elections to the Department of State to consolidate polling places. The resolution was accompanied by an outline of a plan for the... — Updated 4/28/2020


Honeycomb Credit launches Loyalty Bonds for small businesses

Honeycomb Credit has announced a new product for small businesses that offers debt free capital in the form of ”Loyalty Bonds.” Loyalty Bonds enable small businesses to raise cash quickly by selling gift card subscriptions that... — Updated 4/28/2020


Recreational activities will open May 1 in Pennsylvania

To ensure Pennsylvanians have opportunities to safely enjoy outdoor recreation as a way to maintain positive physical and mental health, and in keeping with the commonwealth’s stay-at-home orders to mitigate the spread of... — Updated 4/28/2020


Action needed for people receiving SSI with dependents and who do not file tax returns to receive $500 per child payment

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients who don’t file tax returns will start receiving their automatic Economic Impact Payments directly from the Treasury Department in early May. People receiving SSI benefits who did not... — Updated 4/28/2020


Wolf Administration elaborates on data driven reopening standard

In consultation with public health professionals and in an effort to simplify and to better capture growth, decline, or stability, the Wolf Administration elaborated on the Department of Health metrics and included an example to... — Updated 4/28/2020


Board extends shut off moratorium and expands assistance offerings

The Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA) has extended the moratorium on water shutoffs during the COVID-19 pandemic to July 1. PWSA had previously paused all shutoffs through May 31. PWSA also waived two additional... — Updated 4/28/2020


State issues guidance for construction industry to resume work May 1

As the construction industry prepares to resume work, the state issued guidance for all construction businesses and employees to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. All businesses in the construction industry in the commonwealth are... — Updated 4/28/2020


City of Pittsburgh releases gardening guidelines for community gardens and Adopt-A-Lot sites during COVID-19

The City of Pittsburgh, through the Departments of City Planning and Public Works, have released guidelines for the public for using community gardens while maintaining CDC health... — Updated 4/28/2020


Police investigate shooting in the South Side Slopes

Police officers from Zone 3 responded to a Shotspotter alert for the 1400 block of Eleanor Street around 1 p.m. on Monday, April 27. Zone 3 officers came upon a man near the... — Updated 4/28/2020


PRC asks everyone to save their materials for next collection

The Pennsylvania Resources Council (PRC) will soon announce its 2020 collection event calendar – which has been altered out of an abundance of caution for the safety of event participants, volunteers, partners and staff due to... — Updated 4/28/2020


Construction activity resumes Friday in the city

In accordance with guidance provided by Governor Tom Wolf, general construction activity will be permitted to resume in the City of Pittsburgh beginning on Friday, May 1. "Following the leadership of Governor Wolf, and in... — Updated 4/28/2020


Latest City of Pittsburgh Food Distribution Data

With assistance from the Salvation Army, Parkhurst Dining and Eat'n Park, the City of Pittsburgh Department of Parks and Recreation distributed 4,288 meals to children and seniors last week, which was an increase over the previous... — Updated 4/28/2020


Landslide remediation Resumes in Allentown

Contractors working with the City of Pittsburgh Department of Mobility and Infrastructure (DOMI) have resumed landslide remediation work in two city locations. The sites are along Arlington Avenue at William Street in Allentown... — Updated 4/28/2020


Emerald View Park is alive

I reside on lower Arlington Avenue, where Mt. Washington, Allentown and South Side Slopes converge with the vast Emerald View Park. While the city is silent, Emerald View Park... — Updated 4/28/2020


Knoxville Community Council cancels events through July

Due to coronavirus concerns, the Knoxville Community Council (KCC) is canceling its events through July 2. Events canceled include: Monthly meeting on May 7; Housing Forum on May... — Updated 4/28/2020


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