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Articles from the August 25, 2020 edition

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Man shot on Anthony Street in Mt. Oliver

Allegheny County Police Department’s Homicide Unit is assisting the Mt. Oliver Police in the investigation of a shooting on Anthony Street in the borough. At approximately 3:40 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 24, 9-1-1 was notified of a shooting in the 200...

 

Clean Pittsburgh Commission seeking proposals for paid litter clean-ups

The City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Works has issued a request for proposals on behalf of the Clean Pittsburgh Commission (CPC) for the “Pick Up PGH” project to enter into contracts with local businesses or organizations to do regular lit...

 

Pennsylvania Resources Council schedules online conservation workshops

The Pennsylvania Resources Council (PRC) has released its September 2020 schedule of conservation workshops, now conducted as online webinars.  The new format enables individuals living in southwestern Pennsylvania to take part in online...

 

Department of Health pilots COVID-19 exposure notification mobile app to strengthen contact tracing and mitigation efforts

The Pennsylvania Department of Health it is currently conducting a pilot program for a new COVID-19 exposure-notification mobile app, COVID Alert PA, which will be available to smartphone users...

 

PA Department of Corrections and PA Parole Board offering safe return for parolees with active state warrants

The Pennsylvania Department of Corrections and the Pennsylvania Parole Board has announced an opportunity for state parolees with state parole warrants to participate in a statewide Safe Return initiative. Safe Return will be offered until September...

 

Rivers of Steel National Heritage Area visitor spending generates economic impact of $92M annually

Rivers of Steel has released an economic impact study estimating the generation of more than $92 million of economic benefit and 922 jobs each year as a result of spending by visitors to Rivers of Steel and its partners, including the expenditures...

 

Historic review hearing for St. John Vianney Church

The Historic Review Commission of Pittsburgh will consider a recommendation to city council for historic status for the St. John Vianney Church, 823 Climax Street, The Diocese of Pittsburgh, owner,...

 

Zone 3 council hears from Black Women, impact of COVID-19

Liz Style, president of the Zone 3 Public Safety Council (Z3PSC), began the Aug. 17 meeting stating this has been a "year of confusion, fear, and uncertainty, and have survived it all. But 2020 is...

 

Mt. Oliver Borough honors police canine Nico with a proclamation

The August meeting of the Mt. Oliver Borough Council began with a short ceremony to present a proclamation to Police Chief Matthew Juzwick honoring police canine Nico for his dedication and service to...

 

South Pittsburgh library branches begin to open for in-person services

This week Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh re-opened the CLP- Knoxville branch location for in-person services. Starting on Tuesday, Sept. 1, the CLP-Carrick and CLP-South Side branches will also open....

 

Here's your chance to improve transit

Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission’s project, SmartMoves Connections: A Regional Vision for Public Transit is reaching its final stages and is looking for public input on the SmartMoves Connections concepts. SPC’s SmartMoves Connections team...

 

County, city officials urge Residents Be Counted Before It's Too Late in 2020 Census

County Executive Rich Fitzgerald and City of Pittsburgh Mayor William Peduto joined the County-City Complete Count Committee (CCC) co-chairs Stefani Pashman and Gregg Behr in calling for a renewed focus on the 2020 Census. With recent changes...

 

Zoning Board hearings for September 3

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:...

 

Mt. Oliver Housing Court cases for September 1

The following Mt. Oliver Borough Housing Court cases are scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 1, at 10:30 a .m. in Municipal District Judge Richard King's Courtroom: • Grandma Roses Properties, 222 Locust...

 

County Health Department increases limit on outdoor gatherings to 100

Health Department Director Dr. Debra Bogen announced the department's order to stem the spread of coronavirus cases in the county has been amended to increase the limit on outdoor events and...

 

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