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Articles from the August 4, 2020 edition

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Zoning Board hearings for August 6

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 8/5/2020


City of Pittsburgh has been awarded over $4.6M in grants so far in 2020

The City of Pittsburgh has been awarded $4,636,819 in grants from federal and state agencies and national and local foundations so far in 2020. Grant monies are being used to... — Updated 8/5/2020


Police community engagement unit focuses on needs in the neighborhood

A presentation on the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police (PBP) Community Outreach Office (COO) highlighted the July 20 virtual meeting of the Zone 3 Public Safety Council (Z3PSC). The... — Updated 8/5/2020


UPMC puts plans for S.S. hospital building on hold

Updates on COVID-19's local impact was the focus of the combined July-August meeting of the South Side Planning Forum on July 28. The meeting was held as a Zoom video conference.... — Updated 8/5/2020


Pittsburgh Bureau of EMS receives American Heart Association Elite Status Award

For the third year running, the Pittsburgh Bureau of EMS was honored with the American Heart Association's 2020 Mission: Lifeline EMS Gold Plus Performance Achievement Award; the h... — Updated 8/5/2020


Black Women for a Better Education to host virtual town hall

Black Women for a Better Education will host a virtual town hall entitled, We Demand a Better Education for Pittsburgh’s Children, on Wednesday, Aug. 5 at 6pm via Zoom (register at — Updated 8/3/2020


Senator Costa to introduce Cap and Invest bill for Pennsylvania

Senate Democratic Leader Jay Costa, Jr. has introduced Senate Bill 15, creating a "Cap and Invest" program for the state's electric power sector, along with the support of 17... — Updated 8/3/2020


Pennsylvania to provide postage-paid return envelopes with mail and absentee ballots 

The Pennsylvania Department of State will provide funding for postage so all eligible voters can return their mail-in and absentee ballots at no cost to the voter for the 2020 general election.  “Our goal is to make voting as... — Updated 8/3/2020


Water line break closes 15th Street

Traffic restrictions in South Side as part of the East Carson Street project will be extended until further notice. Due to a water main break on South 15th Street, the roadway will be closed around-the-clock until further notice... — Updated 8/3/2020


Knoxville Community Council meets by Zoom on Aug. 6

The Knoxville Community Council will meet on Zoom on Thursday, Aug. 6, 6 p.m. The agenda includes reports on: A Back-to-school Backpack Distribution. Details will be discussed... — Updated 8/3/2020


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