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Volunteers needed at Ormsby Park on Saturday

Volunteers needed to finish South Side Community Garden At Ormsby Park on Saturday, Aug. 14 beginning at 9 a.m. The volunteers will be moving dirt into the garden space, mulching, finishing the...

 

Area schools receive fresh fruit and vegetable funding

Sen. Jay Costa (D- Allegheny) has announced that 15 schools in his Senate district will receive funding through the Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Program (FFVP), awarded by the U.S. Department of...

 

Our voices weren't heard

On May 27,2021, a meeting of the Bon Air community was held. In attendance were State Senator Wayne Fontana, State Representative Jessica Benham and Councilman Anthony Coghill. There was no one representing the Pittsburgh School Board. After Gregory...

 

City announces masking guidance for employees and city facilities

The City of Pittsburgh has updated mask guidance for all city facilities based on CDC guidance. Individuals who are unvaccinated are required to wear masks at all times inside city facilities....

 

Sen. Costa announces over half a million in Keystone Communities Program grant funding

Sen. Jay Costa (D- Allegheny) announced $635,000 in Keystone Communities (KC) program grant funding has been awarded to community revitalization projects. "Every opportunity to revitalize a community...

 

Police ask for assistance in Mt. Oliver shooting

The Allegheny County Police Department's Homicide Unit responded to a request for assistance in Mount Oliver on August 7. County 911 was notified of a shooting in the 100 block of Locust Street. First responders found an 18-year-old male victim shot...

 

City of Pittsburgh seeks artists for public art opportunity in Homewood Park

The City of Pittsburgh Department of City Planning (DCP) and Department of Public Works (DPW) are seeking artists to submit their qualifications for an opportunity to create public art as part of the...

 

State Department of Corrections has new criminal justice dashboard

Governor Tom Wolf, together with the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections (PADOC), has launched a new information dashboard to enhance Pennsylvania's efforts to promote data transparency surrounding its criminal justice ecosystem. PADOC has...

 

Department of Energy awards $3.8M grant to develop zero emissions curbside management model

The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded the City of Pittsburgh a 3-year $3.8 million grant to advance zero emissions delivery, study curb use in business districts and implement technologies and...

 

Fitzgerald announces vaccination requirement for new county employees

County Executive Rich Fitzgerald has announced measures for unvaccinated county employees as COVID cases begin to increase again in our region. Beginning next week, all new hires will have to be vaccinated, current employees who are unvaccinated...

 

L&I Announces free Statewide virtual job training program for Pennsylvanians

Department of Labor & Industry (L&I) will launch a free online job training program SkillUp® PA statewide on August 14 to help Pennsylvania job seekers gain the new skills they need to join the workforce or advance their career. “SkillUp® PA is...

 

Educational gratuity program offers financial assistance to eligible children of veterans

As the school year approaches, the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA) wants eligible children of veterans to know the Educational Gratuity Program provides financial assistance for those attending post-high school education or...

 

Pennsylvania announces upcoming end to pandemic-related licensing waivers

The Pennsylvania Department of State announced its professional licensing waivers issued under the COVID-19 disaster declaration will begin to expire in several phases starting August 17. Under Act 21 of 2021, all waived and suspended regulations...

 

Department of Corrections announces proactive mitigation efforts to protect against COVID-19

Pennsylvania Department of Corrections (DOC) Secretary John Wetzel has announced additional steps the department is taking to keep the incarcerated population protected against COVID-19. Incarcerated individuals will be assigned to housing units...

 

Fresh Fridays free produce distribution is August 13

Fresh Fridays on the Hilltop, a free produce distribution through the Hilltop Alliance, will continue with a distribution on August 13. The Fresh Fridays on the Hilltop, the Hilltop Alliance's free...

 

Mt. Oliver Housing Court cases for August 17

The following Mt. Oliver Borough Housing Court cases are scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 17, at 10:45 a .m. in Municipal District Judge Richard King's Courtroom: • Robert Mandato, 529 Brownsville Road,...

 

Concord Church has space for vendors at fair

The Concord Presbyterian Church Vendor Fair and Food Stand will take place on August 21 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. outside and inside. Spots and/or tables are available for $10 by calling 412-882-1141. Concord Presbyterian Church is at 1907 Brownsville...

 

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