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Articles from the July 7, 2020 edition

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Fresh Fridays will distribute Grab-N-Go boxes

Fresh Fridays on the Hilltop, the Hilltop Alliance's free produce distribution, will again pass out pre-boxed food on Friday, July 10 at St. John Vianney Church parking lot in Allentown. Following a s...

 

Three area libraries will operate curb side pick-up locations

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh is expanding its curb side pick-up locations to several South Pittsburgh branches. At the curb side pick-up locations, readers may pick up existing holds, return all...

 

July 4 is busy for task force

On July 4, the Pittsburgh Fireworks Taskforce, with investigators from Pittsburgh police and fire departments, responded to 131 complaint calls regarding fireworks. After midnight there were 125...

 

Pennsylvania extends unemployment compensation benefits for 13 more weeks

Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry (L&I) Secretary Jerry Oleksiak has announced that people who exhaust their regular unemployment compensation (UC) and federal Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC) may now qualify for 13...

 

Outdoor dining returns Friday, indoor dining and alcohol still prohibited

Health Department Director Dr. Debra Bogen has announced a new, two-week order has been issued to stem the spread of coronavirus cases in the county. The new order rescinds the June 28 and July 2 orders and takes effect at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, July...

 

Market House senior center to receive $51K in state grant

The City of Pittsburgh has received a total of $161,000 in grants from the Pennsylvania Department of Aging’s Senior Community Grant Programs for updates to three local Healthy Active Living Centers (senior centers).   The grant funding will be...

 

Borough of Mt. Oliver Notice of Public Hearing

The Council of Mt. Oliver Borough will hold a Public Hearing pursuant to Act 141, as amended, to consider an application of Ormsby, LLC for the transfer of a liquor license to the premises located at 225 Brownsville Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15210. Said...

 

Early Learning Resource Center has help finding child care, summer camps

Parents looking for childcare programs or camps this summer in Allegheny County can find information through the Region 5 Early Learning Resource Center (ELRC) and a new childcare tool, find.alleghenychildcare.org. The tool is a searchable database...

 

City saved $1M with new salting methods

While summer is in full swing, numbers from last winter show the City of Pittsburgh saved more than $1 million from new road salt distribution methods adopted by the Department of Public Works....

 

PA Resources Council has conservation workshops in July

The Pennsylvania Resources Council (PRC) has released its July schedule of workshops, now conducted as online webinars.  The new format enables individuals living in southwestern Pennsylvania to take part in online instruction and then to make...

 

Governor signs bill removing barriers to work

Building on his criminal justice reforms and fulfilling a recommendation to modernize job licensing, Governor Tom Wolf has signed Senate Bill 637, which removes outdated licensing barriers so skilled workers with criminal records can get a second...

 

Police ask for help finding missing man

Detectives with the Pittsburgh Police Special Victims Unit are asking for the public's assistance to help find a missing 27-year-old man. Nicholas "Niko" McPherson is described as 6 feet tall and...

 

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