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Zoning Board hearings for May 13

Pittsburgh’s Zoning Board of Adjustment Board meetings will be hosted on Zoom and streamed on YouTube Live on the Pittsburgh City Planning YouTube page at To join the Zoom webinar, use... — Updated 5/13/2021


GetGo Café + Market event will benefit the South Side Chamber of Commerce

GetGo Café + Market will host a fundraising event for the South Side Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday morning, May 11, at its South Side location at 3247 East Carson Street. As part... — Updated 5/10/2021


Vaccine provider map shows vaccine clinic locations throughout the county

With vaccine becoming more plentiful in the county, residents now have the option of considering locations closer to their home or workplace to get the COVID-19 vaccine. To make that process easier for the public, Allegheny... — Updated 5/10/2021


Workshops will gain input for South Hills Junction

Virtual public workshops are planned to identify opportunities supported by the Port Authority and local community for the South Hills Junction. The workshops, on Monday, May 10, will inform a station area plan including: Transit... — Updated 5/6/2021


Online campaign finance reports now available

The Allegheny County Elections Division has announced it now has an online option for candidates, political committees and contributing lobbyists that are required to disclose contributions and expenditures. The link to the online... — Updated 5/6/2021


Open enrollment at Concord PreK-5

Pittsburgh Concord PreK-5 is now accepting students for the 2021-22 school year during the open enrollment period. Parents or guardians with children 5 years of age by September 30 may be able to register their child regardless of... — Updated 5/6/2021


Pittsburgh Bureau of Police releases online version of 2020 Annual Report

The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police has released its 2020 Annual Report.  "As we know, 2020 was a challenging year on many levels, for our country, for our communities, and for law enf... — Updated 5/6/2021


Allentown Senior Center celebrating with free plants

The Allentown Senior Citizens Center, Inc. will celebrate “Older Americans Month” in May with a gift for their participants. A small plant will be available for pick up on Mondays in May while supplies last from 11:00 a.m.... — Updated 5/6/2021


Battle of the Block Watches results in a cleaner South Side

On Saturday, April 24, Representative Jessica Benham (D-Allegheny), partnered with the South Side Community Council's Block Watch team and Thick Bikes to host what may anecdotally... — Updated 5/6/2021


Mt. O. City updates at Zoom meeting

Crime statistics, urban farm news, and the Dept. of Public Works' 4th Division site update were among the topics at the April 27 Spring Meeting of the Mt. Oliver City/St. Clair... — Updated 5/6/2021


Abandoned vehicles on the Hilltop are the object of police towing blitz

The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police launched a blitz on April 27 to remove abandoned vehicles from city streets, beginning in the Hilltop neighborhoods of Allentown, Beltzhoover, Carric... — Updated 5/6/2021


Ideas, wish list for Berg Place told to elected officials

The April 22 public meeting of the Carrick Community Council (CCC) featured discussion with City Councilman Anthony Coghill and State Rep. Jessica Benham on what the community would... — Updated 5/6/2021


Fontana home-ownership initiative cleared for full-Senate vote

An initiative originally introduced by state Sens. Wayne Fontana and Bob Mensch to boost first-time home ownership has cleared a key committee and is headed again to the full... — Updated 5/6/2021


Goodwill recruiting fathers to participate in new FIRE program

Goodwill of Southwestern Pennsylvania is looking for fathers who want to improve the parenting, relationship, and communication skills they need to be involved, responsible, and committed fathers. The organization’s new FIRE... — Updated 5/4/2021


Legislation allows LGBTQIA+ businesses to register with the City of Pittsburgh's procurement platform 

City of Pittsburgh Council members Erika Strassburger and Bruce Kraus have introduced legislation allowing LGBTQIA+ businesses to specifically register with the City of... — Updated 5/3/2021


City announces investments in OnePGH Plan

Mayor William Peduto has released the OnePGH plan, which addresses long-standing challenges facing Pittsburgh through a new partnership with city nonprofits, and by building... — Updated 5/3/2021


EMS, fire, and police responded to a car over a hillside in South Side Slopes

Pittsburgh EMS, Fire, and Police responded to a call for a vehicle over the hillside in the 2800 block of Patterson Street around 1 p.m. on Thursday, April 29. When first... — Updated 5/3/2021


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