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Articles from the June 30, 2020 edition

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County Health Department closing bars/restaurants for eat-in service for one week

Allegheny County Health Department Director Dr. Debra Bogen has announced additional mitigation measures are being taken in Allegheny County to further stem the spread of... — Updated 7/2/2020


Dollar sale at Hill Top Methodist

Hill Top United Methodist Church, 631 E Warrington Avenue in Allentown, is holding a $1 Clothing Sale on July 3. Most things are brand new and all ages and sizes are available. Everything will be $1. For safety, the sale will be... — Updated 7/2/2020


Gov. Wolf: Sec. of Health signs expanded mask-wearing order

Expanding on the business safety order signed by Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine in April that requires the wearing of masks in businesses, Governor Tom Wolf has announced a... — Updated 7/1/2020


Police investigate Saturday shooting on Mt. Washington

Pittsburgh police are investigating the shooting of a Mt. Washington man on Saturday night. Zone 3 police responded to a report of a man shot in the 100 block of Wyoming street... — Updated 7/1/2020


Mayor call for transparency in release of police footage

Mayor William Peduto is calling for changes to state law to make it easier for city officials to quickly release footage from police body-worn cameras. Last year Pittsburgh Police... — Updated 7/1/2020


MWCDC seeking contractors for housing programs

MWCDC is seeking contractors and tradespeople (contractors) who are interested in providing services for MWCDC housing programs. Contractors who complete and submit an Application... — Updated 7/1/2020


City Department of Parks & Recreation offering Rec2Tech Virtual Coding Camp for teens

The Department of Parks and Recreation is offering a new, Rec2Tech-based Virtual Coding Camp for teens ages 13-18. This Virtual Coding Camp builds upon the onsite computer coding... — Updated 7/1/2020


Grandview speed humps are now being made permanent

The City of Pittsburgh Department of Mobility and Infrastructure (DOMI) is installing permanent asphalt speed humps on Grandview Avenue in Mount Washington. The speed humps are... — Updated 7/1/2020


PWSA extends water shutoff suspensions through August 1

The Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA) has extended the suspension on water shutoffs until August 1. "Given the recent economic disruptions, some of our customers are... — Updated 7/1/2020


PA Senate passes two major law enforcement reform bills

The Pennsylvania Senate has unanimously passed two major pieces of police reform legislation, both sponsored by members of the Senate Democratic Caucus: Senate Democratic Leader Jay Costa, Jr. (D-Allegheny) and Senator Sharif... — Updated 7/1/2020


Readshaw police background bill passes in House

A measure requiring law enforcement agencies to conduct a thorough background investigation on potential new hires was approved by the state House of Representatives, state Rep. Harry Readshaw announced. The bill now heads to the... — Updated 7/1/2020


Trollies, buses to spend nights going over the Hilltop for two years

Port Authority of Allegheny County will be sending light rail vehicles and buses over E. Warrington and Arlington avenues overnight instead of using the Mount Washington Transit... — Updated 7/1/2020


County bans on-premises alcohol consumption beginning Tuesday, recommends quarantine for travelers

County Executive Rich Fitzgerald and Health Department Director Dr. Debra Bogen announced additional mitigation measures are being taken in Allegheny County in response to recent... — Updated 7/1/2020


City forms Fireworks Taskforce

Pittsburghers love fireworks shows. But with public shows cancelled this year due to Covid-19 concerns, many people across the city are conducting private shows in neighborhoods... — Updated 7/1/2020


Filling the Gap: City constructs final segment linking Great Allegheny Passage to Point State Park

The City of Pittsburgh’s Department of Mobility and Infrastructure (DOMI) initiated construction on the final segment of the “GAP to the Point” project. The project provides enhanced on-street bicycle accommodation extending... — Updated 6/29/2020


Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin have announced that the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA), Pennsylvania Minority Business Development Authority (PMBDA), and Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) are extending business loan deferrals by three additional calendar months.

Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin have announced that the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA), Pennsylvania Minority Business Development Authority (PMBDA), and... — Updated 6/29/2020


City announces plans for an Office of Community Health and Safety

The Office of Mayor William Peduto, Office of Equity and Department of Public Safety have announced their blueprint for a new Office of Community Health and Safety. The office will... — Updated 6/29/2020


Welcoming Pittsburgh Secures $500,000 Grant for COVID-19 Cash Assistance Program to Serve Vulnerable Immigrant Communities

The Mayor’s Office of Equity’s Welcoming Pittsburgh initiative has secured a $500,000 grant from Open Society Foundations for the COVID-19 Cash Assistance Program. The program will be run by local community organizations... — Updated 6/29/2020


Peduto Administration to create LGBTQIA+ Commission

Mayor William Peduto's administration has forwarded legislation to City Council to create a permanent LGBTQIA+ Commission within City government.  The mayor created a LGBTQIA+... — Updated 6/29/2020


Gov. Wolf: Mask-wearing is required, critical to stop COVID-19 spread

Governor Tom Wolf is reminding Pennsylvanians mask-wearing is required when entering any business in all counties in the state in both yellow and green phases of reopening. Masks... — Updated 6/29/2020


City reaches five-year accord with Citiparks and Park Ranger employees

The City of Pittsburgh recently signed a five-year Memorandum of Understanding with the union for many Citiparks employees and Park Rangers within the Public Safety... — Updated 6/29/2020


Historic review hearings

The Historic Review Commission of Pittsburgh has scheduled the following hearings in the East Carson Street Historic District for 1 p.m. on Wednesday, July 1, following Internal Business beginning at 12:30 p.m. 901-905 E. Carson... — Updated 6/29/2020


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