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Articles from the August 17, 2021 edition

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Carson Street reopens after building collapse

Following the partial collapse of a building at 1604 E. Carson Street on August 12, engineers have been working to stabilize two adjacent buildings in order for the demolition of the affected structure to begin. During this week,... — Updated 8/19/2021


Changes coming to the S.S. traffic calming pilot project

The City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Safety is making changes to the recently implemented pilot project in South Side to address mounting concerns regarding overcrowding, inc... — Updated 8/19/2021


Live music on Brownsville Road

 — Updated 8/18/2021


Mt. Oliver Housing Court case for Sept. 17

The following Mt. Oliver Borough Housing Court cases are scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 17, at 11:00 a .m. in Municipal District Judge Richard King's Courtroom: • Joy Brice, 313... — Updated 8/18/2021


Port Authority asking for input on future of South Hills Junction

Port Authority of Allegheny County is seeking public input to help determine the future of South Hills Junction.   The Authority wants the community’s input to help identify opportunities to make the station easier... — Updated 8/18/2021


Local Zoning Board hearing for Aug. 19

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 8/18/2021


Brashear seeking candidates for Board

The Brashear Association, Inc. is seeking new board members to support the organization with a specific skillsets, passion and resources. Brashear will move the headquarters to the... — Updated 8/18/2021


Concord Church vendor fair will be on Saturday, Aug. 21

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. Concord Presbyterian Church is at 1907 Brownsville Rd., Pittsburgh, PA 15210.... — Updated 8/18/2021


Area residents voices haven't been heard in Bon Air School decision

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... — Updated 8/18/2021

 By Tom Smith    Front Page

UPMC officials quizzed on status of South Side facilities

UPMC officials met last week with members of the South Side Community Council (SSCC) to provide updates on the former hospital building at 20th and Mary streets; a new proposed... — Updated 8/18/2021


Building collaspe results in a partial closing of E. Carson St.t in South Side

Due to a partial building collapse in the 1600 block of E. Carson Street, the City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Safety is temporarily halting its traffic calming pilot... — Updated 8/18/2021


Blue Recycling Bin Distribution Phase 3 to Begin August 17

The City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Works Environmental Services Division will begin phase 3 of its distribution of 32-gallon blue curbside recycling bins to city residents... — Updated 8/17/2021


Neighborhood Allies and Steel Smiling launch Organization-in-Residence Pilot Program

Neighborhood Allies and Steel Smiling are launching an innovative Organization-in-Residence Pilot Program. The Organization-in-Residence initiative is an innovative pilot program co-created by Neighborhood Allies and Steel... — Updated 8/17/2021


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... — Updated 8/17/2021


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... — Updated 8/17/2021


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... — Updated 8/17/2021


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.... — Updated 8/17/2021


Department of Energy Awards $3.8M grant to develop zero emissions curbside management model to benefit businesses and environment in Pittsburgh

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 policies that accelerate electric... — Updated 8/17/2021


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... — Updated 8/17/2021


Wolf Administration announces 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... — Updated 8/17/2021


PRC appoints Sarah Alessio Shea deputy director

Sarah Alessio Shea has been appointed deputy director of Pennsylvania Resources Council (PRC). Since 2005, Ms. Shea has overseen a variety of PRC recycling programs in western... — Updated 8/17/2021


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