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The Reporter plans a return to print edition

The South Pittsburgh Reporter is planning (hoping) to resume a print edition beginning on May 19. To have a paper edition on the streets several things have to come together: First and foremost,...

 

PA L&I provides update on appeal process for certain UC claimants

The Department of Labor & Industry (L&I) is advising anyone who receives a denial of their unemployment compensation (UC) claim after the time for appeal has expired and believes the denial was incorrect, may still file an appeal. Due to the...

 

Wolf Administration releases information regarding approved business exemptions

The Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) has released information pertaining to the 6,066 approved business exemptions provided to businesses that could offer life-sustaining services or conduct life-sustaining activities across...

 

State officials announce protections from foreclosures and evictions through July 10

Governor Tom Wolf joined Attorney General Josh Shapiro to announce he signed an executive order that protects Pennsylvanians from foreclosures or evictions through July 10. The action builds on a Pennsylvania Supreme Court order which closed court...

 

PA Human Services launches emergency assistance program to help low-income families amidst COVID-19

Department of Human Services (DHS) Secretary Teresa Miller has announced an Emergency Assistance Program (EAP) to help low-income families who lost wages experiencing financial challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Families who qualify will be...

 

Meals continue to be distributed to children and seniors in the city

The City of Pittsburgh Department of Parks and Recreation and its partners at Parkhurst Dining and the Salvation Army distributed 5,076 meals to children and seniors last week in response to the...

 

Slopes Association holding virtual meeting on May 12

The South Side Slopes Neighborhood Association will hold a virtual community meeting via Zoom on May 12, 6:30 p.m. Access the Zoom virtual meeting at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86779007015 The agenda...

 

Route 51 Saw Mill Run Boulevard Lane restrictions start May 12

Lane restrictions on Route 51 (Saw Mill Run Boulevard) will begin Tuesday, May 12 weather permitting. Single-lane restrictions will occur on Route 51 from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. daily through early June in the following locations: • Northbound between...

 

City PLI department continues to issue construction permits during pandemic

Despite the citywide shutdown the past two months during the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Pittsburgh Department of Permits, Licenses and Inspections (PLI) has continued to process construction...

 

Yard waste collection is this Saturday, May 16

Environmental Services crews from the Department of Public Works will be picking up yard debris at curbsides across the city on Saturday, May 16. Additionally, yard waste drop-offs have resumed at...

 

Man shot and killed on Brownsville Road

Pittsburgh Bureau of Police and Mt. Oliver Police responded to a ShotSpotter alert on the 700 block of Brownsville Road around 6:30 p.m. on Monday, May 11. Officers found a man with gunshot wounds to...

 

More Fine Wine & Good Spirits stores to begin limited in-store public access in yellow phase counties on May 15

The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board announced 155 more Fine Wine & Good Spirits stores in counties designated in the yellow phase of COVID-19 mitigation efforts will resume limited in-store public access beginning Friday, May 15. Effective Friday,...

 

City updates budget impacts from pandemic

The latest budget numbers for the City of Pittsburgh in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic show severe dips in revenue collection matched with drops in spending as well. From March through May 8 of...

 

Elected officials, business leaders provide guidance as county moves to yellow phase

County Executive Rich Fitzgerald joined elected officials and business leaders to provide basic guidance for employers and employees as the county moves to the yellow phase of reopening this Friday, May 15. “We have been successful in our efforts...

 

Mt. Oliver Boro Council meets on May 18

Mt. Oliver Borough Council will hold a Remote Regular Meeting on May 18, 2020 at 7:30 p.m. Telephone conference call technology will be used. The meeting agenda is available at: https://mtoliver.com/w...

 

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