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Articles from the September 1, 2020 edition

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City will offer fertility coverage to employees

The City of Pittsburgh will for the first time offer fertility coverage to its employees, for free.  Starting in 2021 the city will offer two cycles of In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) for those...

 

Public-private partnership brings homeless shelter to Second Avenue

Through an unprecedented public-private collaboration, a coalition of corporate, civic and community leaders unveiled plans for a 45,000-square-foot facility near downtown Pittsburgh to provide shelter and comprehensive wrap-around services for...

 

Art Commission to lead public process on Christopher Columbus statue

The future placement of Frank Vittor's Christopher Columbus statue in Schenley Park began being considered with a discussion at the City of Pittsburgh's Art Commission virtual meeting. Mayor...

 

Man arrested after reported hostage situation

Zone 3 Police officers responded to a reported hostage situation at a residence on the 200 block of Suncrest Street around 4:15 p.m. on August 27 The officers attempted to make contact with two...

 

Police make arrest in Mt. Washington homicide

Federal law enforcement officials have made an arrest in the June 11 slaying of Edgard Fumbula in Mt. Washington. US Marshal’s in Florida arrested Damian Schott, 24, of Mt. Washington on Aug. 26. Schott faces charges of criminal homicide,...

 

South Siders learn about plans for Verizon antennas, cinema reuse

The second virtual development activities meeting (DAM) of the South Side Community Council (SSCC) featured presentations on three proposed development projects on the South Side. The three projects are: Verizon Wireless’ proposal to attach...

 

Mayor declares Juneteen an official City of Pittsburgh holiday in 2021

At the Black Voting Rights Forum Saturday at St. Benedict the Moor Church in the Lower Hill District, Mayor William Peduto announced Juneteenth will be an official City of Pittsburgh holiday starting in 2021.  The announcement was made at the...

 

COVID-19 datasets are now available

A COVID-19 dataset has been added to the Western Pennsylvania Regional Data Center (WPRDC). “We have received multiple requests for access to the data that is used to present the county’s COVID-19 dashboard,” said County Executive Rich...

 

City food distribution for children to continue

With the announcement by Pittsburgh Public Schools that it is delaying the start of school until after Labor Day, the City of Pittsburgh will continue distributing food to children at recreation centers around the city. On Friday, Citiparks...

 

Man grazed by bullet on Brownsville Road in Carrick

Zone 3 Police officers responded to reports of a person shot in the 1900 block of Brownsville Road around 2 a.m. on August 25 When responding officers arrived on the scene, they found a male victim...

 

Pennsylvania approved for extra $300 per week for unemployed workers

Pennsylvania will get nearly $1.5 billion to provide an extra $300 per week to eligible unemployed workers through the temporary federal Lost Wages Assistance (LWA) program, administered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). “The...

 

City to allow Allegheny Cleanways access to city property to combat illegal dumping and littering

The Mayor's Office and Department of Public Works (DPW) have proposed legislation that will permit Allegheny CleanWays to remove litter and illegally dumped materials from city-owned properties. This...

 

Mt. Oliver Housing Court cases for September 15

The following Mt. Oliver Borough Housing Court cases are scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 15, at 10:30 a .m. in Municipal District Judge Richard King's Courtroom: • CHOG Properties, 412 Carl Street,...

 

Zoning Board hearing for September 10

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:...

 

Arlington Civic Council to hold in-person meeting

The Arlington Civic Counsel will hold a meeting on September 8, 6:30 p.m. with social distancing in the parking lot of the Charter School on Jonquil Street. Community residents are welcome to come and see what the ACC has planned for the upcoming...

 

Flea market in Carrick on September 12

The Lutheran Church of the Redeemer at 1628 Brownsville Road in Carrick will be holding a Flea Market on Saturday, Sept. 12, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. in the church hall. All mask, social distancing and limited capacity guidelines will be strictly...

 

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