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Articles from the August 11, 2020 edition

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Woman arrested, dog shot in Allentown

While responding to a call of people shooting paintballs in Allentown, Zone 3 officers noticed a woman with a warrant for her arrest on Saturday, Aug. 8. The woman became combative with officers when...

 

SWAT call in Carrick

Pittsburgh Police responded to E. Agnew Street in Carrick on August 6 for a call of a dispute. The Zone 3 officers were met by a man who stated his neighbor pulled out a firearm during a dispute...

 

County Elections Division launches Allegheny Votes E-Newsletter

The Allegheny County Elections Division announced it will be launching a new e-newsletter, Allegheny Votes, to share information on what the division is doing in preparation for the upcoming election. The first newsletter was issued, August 6....

 

State Insurance Department releases 2021 ACA plans offering consumers more affordable options

Insurance Commissioner Jessica Altman has released the 2021 requested rate filings for health insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act, highlighting that the average rate requests would result in an average decrease in premiums in the...

 

Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful announces registration open for Pick Up Pennsylvania – Fall 

Registration for Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful’s Pick Up Pennsylvania fall program is open. Most communities have experienced an increase of visible litter lining their streets, parking lots, trails and waterways during the past few months under...

 

Borough of Mt. Oliver Notice of Regular Meeting

The Council of Mt. Oliver Borough will hold their Regular Meeting on August 17, 2020 at 7:30 PM at the Fire Hall, 120 Brownsville Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15210. All individuals attending the meeting must wear masks while in the Fire Hall and must...

 

Street restrictions continue in South Side

Traffic restrictions on East Carson Street will continue this week weather permitting. Currently the following restrictions are in place: • South 15th Street closed around-the-clock between East Carson Street and Bingham Street due to a water main...

 

East Carson Street single-lane restrictions on Friday, Aug. 14

Single-lane alternating traffic will occur on East Carson Street between South 16th Street and South 14th Street from 1 a.m. until 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 14. Flaggers will assist motorists through the work zone as crews perform pavement restoration...

 

Historic status for church could depend on if it's a church

The City of Pittsburgh Historic Review Commission's (HRC) virtual hearing August 5 on whether to recommend the former St. George Church building to City Council for historic status ended with the...

 

City reaches contract with AFSCME employees

The City of Pittsburgh has signed a six-year collective bargaining agreement with American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, Local 2719, a union that represents more than 200...

 

Sen. Costa will pilot civic engagement app

Senate Democratic Leader Jay Costa, Jr will be the first elected official to participate in the civic engagement mobile application "Be The Change." Senator Costa will be part of a several month...

 

Mayor seeks relief for independent music, entertainment venues

Mayor William Peduto has issued a letter to U.S. congressional leadership in support of three bills that would offer relief and support to independent music and entertainment venues and theaters that...

 

Sen. Costa announces education equity grants

Senate Democratic Leader Jay Costa, Jr. announced the award of $750,000 for local school districts in grant programs promoting educational equity and access for the 2020-21 academic year.  "The...

 

Mt. Oliver Housing Court cases for August 18

The following Mt. Oliver Borough Housing Court cases have been rescheduled to Tuesday, Aug. 18, at 10:00 a .m. in Municipal District Judge Richard King's Courtroom: • David Winkowski, 663 Margaret S...

 

Zoning Board hearings for August 20

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 https://www.youtube.com/user/planpghvideo. To join the Zoom webinar, use the link: https://us...

 

Next Fresh Fridays Grab-N-Go will be on August 14

The next Fresh Fridays on the Hilltop, the Hilltop Alliance's free produce distribution, will again pass out pre-boxed food on Friday, August 14 at St. John Vianney Church parking lot in Allentown....

 

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