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MWCDC will host Zoom Wednesday concerning Zipline from Mt. Washington

The Mount Washington Community Development Corporation Development Committee will hold a Zoom virtual teleconference on Wednesday, July 22 from 6-7:30 p.m. The agenda will include discussion on new...

 

UPMC representative speaker at South Side Planning Forum

The combined July/August South Side Planning Forum meeting will be a virtual meeting on Zoom on Tuesday, July 28, 5:30 p.m. The agenda will include presentations from: Margaret Bell, UPMC VP, Corporate Real Estate concerning the South Side...

 

City to join in anonymous sharing of traffic data

The City of Pittsburgh Department of Innovation and Performance is set to join two data-sharing agreements, at no cost to the city, that will improve planning and analysis related to mobility,...

 

Gov. Wolf signs Executive Order to create Pennsylvania State Law Enforcement Citizen Advisory Commission

Governor Tom Wolf has signed an executive order creating the Pennsylvania State Law Enforcement Citizen Advisory Commission. This further advances his actions to address law enforcement reform and accountability he announced in June and the...

 

URA announces additional Housing Stabilization Program administrators are up and running

The Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh (URA) announced additional Housing Stabilization Program (HSP) administrators are up and running, following an expansion of the Housing Opportunity Fund (HOF) program to meet the unprecedented demand...

 

LGBTQIA+ Commission seeks applicants

The newly formed City of Pittsburgh LGBTQIA+ Commission is seeking applicants to serve as commissioners. The LGBTQIA+ Commission legislation was approved by City Council and signed by Mayor...

 

Police seek help in locating missing man

Pittsburgh Police Special Victims Unit is seeking the public's assistance in locating a missing 78-year-old man. Willis Morris was last seen July 16. He is described as 5 feet 9 inches tall, around...

 

County COVID Field Response Team will begin visiting businesses

Allegheny County has created a COVID Field Response Team which will begin its work July 23. Consisting of 10 team members who are contracting with the county, the COVID Field Response Team...

 

Suspect identified in shooting of man on Knox Avenue

Pittsburgh Police from Zone 3 responded to a Shotspotter alert for multiple rounds fired in the 80 block of Knox Avenue, followed by 911 calls for a person shot, just after 1 a.m. on July 22. When...

 
 By Tom Smith    Front Page    July 21, 2020

Hilltop Urban Farm is growing food on the Hilltop

Recently, I had the opportunity to tour the Hilltop Urban Farm (HUF) with staff members John Bixler and Ned Brockmeyer along with members of Hilltop community organizations. Mr. Bixler is the...

 

First responders rescue elderly man who fell over hillside in Mt. Washington

Pittsburgh Bureaus of EMS (Rescue 2/Medic 3), Fire (27 Engine) and Police (Zone 3) responded to a call for an elderly male who had fallen about 20 feet down a hillside while walking in the 600 block...

 

State hazard pay grants available for life-sustaining front-line workers

Governor Tom Wolf has announced the availability of $50 million in grant funding to help employers provide hazard pay to employees in life-sustaining occupations during the COVID-19 pandemic. Hazard pay is intended to keep front-line employees...

 

Readshaw's background check for police bill signed into law

A measure requiring law enforcement agencies to conduct a through background investigation on potential new hires was signed into law last week by Gov. Tom Wolf. The legislation was passed...

 

City and AHN to partner on support for those experiencing homelessness

The City of Pittsburgh and Allegheny Health Network are creating a new model for responding to the needs of those experiencing homelessness, problematic substance abuse and unaddressed mental health...

 

UPMC representative speaker at South Side Planning Forum

The combined July/August South Side Planning Forum meeting will be a virtual meeting on Zoom on Tuesday, July 28, 5:30 p.m. The agenda will include presentations from: Margaret Bell, UPMC VP, Corporate Real Estate concerning the South Side...

 

PWSA reaches agreement with PA AG's office

The Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority has reached an agreement with Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro's office as part of an investigation launched in February of 2019 regarding...

 

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