Articles from the September 29, 2020 edition

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Historic review hearings

The Historic Review Commission of Pittsburgh will consider the following hearing beginning at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 7, following Internal Business beginning at 12:30 p.m. 1700 E. Carson Street, 17th and Carson Partners LLC, owner, and James...

 

Rt. 51 will have lane restrictions this week

Lane restrictions on Route 51 (Saw Mill Run Boulevard) are taking place through Friday, Oct. 2 weather permitting. Single-lane restrictions will occur in both directions of Route 51 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day between I-376 and West Liberty...

 

Man shot and killed in Mt. Oliver

The Allegheny County Police Department’s Homicide Unit responded to a request for assistance in Mount Oliver on Friday, Sept. 25. At approximately 3:10 a.m., County 9-1-1 was notified of a shooting in the 1700 block of Arlington Avenue. First...

 

Four stabbed in Allentown

Pittsburgh Bureau of Police officers responded a report of a female who was assaulted on the 900 block of Excelsior Street around 6:15 p.m. on September 25. Zone 3 officers located two women stabbing victims, who appear to have stabbed each other,...

 

Citiparks to Offer KidSMART Club @ Home Program

Over the past several years, Citiparks has offered their KidSMART Club program as an after-school program for children in 3rd, 4th and 5th grades. This year, due to COVID-19 restrictions, Citiparks has re-imagined their KidSMART Club into an @Home...

 

Allegheny County mail-in, absentee ballots have begun to go out

Mail-in and absentee ballot packets have begun to go out to county voters. On the first day, approximately 20,000 ballots were delivered to the post office and, by the end of the next day, another 50,000 ballots were delivered to the post office for...

 

Pennsylvania Resources Council has conservation workshops in October

How can you transform unwanted kitchen scraps into valuable organic matter to feed your garden? Where can you store stormwater runoff before using it to water your lawn? What items should you place in the curbside recycling container? And how can...

 

United Way hosts first-ever regional Week of Caring

United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania will host its first-ever regional Week of Caring from October 2-10, 2020. Throughout Allegheny, Butler, Westmoreland, Fayette and Armstrong counties thousands of volunteers will participate in 75 in-person and...

 

URA Affordable Housing Public Survey is open 

The Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh’s (URA) Housing Opportunity Fund’s (HOF) Affordable Housing Public Survey, https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/68DBBQ6, is up and open until October 2.  The URA is soliciting public input on how the ne...

 

Pennsylvania launches new state-based health insurance marketplace, Pennie

Pennsylvania has created Pennie™, a new state-based health insurance marketplace for 2021 coverage. Pennie is available to all Pennsylvanians and aims to improve the accessibility and affordability of individual market health coverage. It is also...

 

Hello Baby provides fresh approach, supporting parents of newborns

The Department of Human Services (DHS), together with partners United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania (2-1-1) and Healthy Start Pittsburgh have begun rolling out a first-of-its-kind parenting initiative, Hello Baby, to all parents of new babies in...

 

USDA extends WIC COVID-19 flexibilities for duration of the COVID-19 public health emergency

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has extended more than a dozen flexibilities ensuring participants in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) continue receiving the food and health support they need...

 

Two organizations work for peace in South Pittsburgh

Presentations on two local organizations working to help maintain peace in the zone were the focus of the Sept. 21 meeting of the Zone 3 Public Safety Council (Z3PSC). The presenters were Reverend Eileen O. Smith, director of the South Pittsburgh...

 

City, URA contribute $100K toward improvements of Esser Park in S. Side

The City of Pittsburgh and Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh (URA) are investing $100,000 for improvements to Esser's Plaza in South Side as part of the URA's Neighborhood Initiatives Fund...

 

Mt. Oliver Borough updates from council

The Mt. Oliver Borough Council opened its September meeting, in the Mt. Oliver Fire Hall for social distancing requirements, by approving payments to a variety of contractors for work completed in...

 

Disaster Preparedness Day event held in Arlington Heights by Task Force

In an effort to draw awareness to the need for emergency preparedness among the special populations, the Minority Emergency Preparedness Task Force (MEPTF) sponsored an Emergency Preparedness Day event in recognition of National Emergency...

 

County offering walk-in flu shots

Influenza vaccines are available at Allegheny County Health Department’s Immunization Clinic downtown. The Immunization Clinic is offering walk-in flu vaccinations from 9 a.m.- 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. The clinic will have additional...

 

Hilltop neighborhoods take Gold and Bronze in Garbage Olympics

South Pittsburgh neighborhoods took two of the top three places out of 38 neighborhood teams and Penn Hills last Saturday morning competing in Pittsburgh's Fourth Annual Garbage Olympics. More than...

 

Dollar clothing sale coming in Allentown

Hill Top United Methodist Church, 633 E Warrington Ave, Allentown, will host a $1 Clothing Sale, on Saturday, Oct. 3 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Most clothing items are brand new, and they are all $1. This time, other items will be offered for sale (prices...

 

ForgingPGH aims to create a shared vision throughout Pittsburgh

The launch of a citywide comprehensive planning process, and an update on the South Side Parking Enhancement District (PED), were the main focus of the Sept. 8 meeting of the South Side Planning Forum. The meeting was held as a Zoom video...

 

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