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Articles from the November 16, 2021 edition

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Brashear partnering with artist to explore food insecurity

Through the Public Arts and Communities Program, Brashear will collaborate with Pittsburgh artist Lindsey Peck Scherloum to create public art, focused on the intersection of... — Updated 11/18/2021

 

Brashear hires new staff members for four Brashear locations

The Brashear Association is excited to introduce new staff members: Beth A. Buck, Family Services Case Manager; Lindsay Patton, Employment Case Manager; Stephen Liwan, Family Servic... — Updated 11/18/2021

 

Brashear launching Weekend Backpack Program

The Brashear Association recently received a $100,000 grant from the Cigna Foundation to fund a new Weekend Backpack Program, in collaboration with Arlington K-8, as part of... — Updated 11/18/2021

 

Who was John Brashear and why was he important to the people in South Pittsburgh?

Many South Pittsburgh residents are already familiar with the history of The Brashear Association, but we think it's important to take a quick look back as Brashear prepares to... — Updated 11/18/2021

 

New Brashear CARES center will soon open on Brownsville Road

The new Brashear CARES Center in Knoxville, at 320 Brownsville Road, is expected to be open before the end of the year, with Programs and Services set to be fully operational in... — Updated 11/18/2021

 

Brashear services highlighted at public safety meeting

The October Zoom monthly meeting of the Zone 3 Public Safety Council (Z3PSC) featured a presentation on the Brashear Association’s new location, program updates, and services. The speaker was Margie Schill, Brashear’s... — Updated 11/18/2021

 

Christmas Pancake Breakfast and Vendor Fair in Carrick

A Christmas Pancake Breakfast and Vendor Fair is planned at the Concord Presbyterian Church on Saturday, Dec. 4. Cost for the breakfast is $5. All attending must wear masks and be socially distant. Hall capacity is 75 people,... — Updated 11/18/2021

 

United Way's Free Tax Preparation seeks 325 volunteers

United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania is recruiting 325 volunteer tax preparers for its 2021-2022 Free Tax Preparation effort in Allegheny, Fayette, Greene, Washington and Westmoreland counties. Volunteers complete tax returns... — Updated 11/18/2021

 

Mt. Oliver Housing Court cases for November 30

The following Mt. Oliver Borough Housing Court cases are scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 30, at 10:30 a.m. in Municipal District Judge Richard King's Courtroom: • Timothy Connors,... — Updated 11/18/2021

 

Department of Health launches new dashboard for comprehensive view of COVID-19 impact on skilled nursing facilities

Acting Secretary of Health Alison Beam has launched a new dashboard to provide a comprehensive view of the COVID-19 impact on residents and staff in 688 nursing homes across the... — Updated 11/18/2021

 

Mayor Peduto signs bill to create Hays Woods Park

Mayor William Peduto has signed a bill to officially create the Hays Woods Park.  Pittsburgh City Council recently passed the legislation allowing the city to buy the property... — Updated 11/18/2021

 

City electronic waste and household hazardous waste recycling temporarily suspended

Due to unforeseen issues with Pittsburgh's hard-to-recycle vendor, Environmental Coordination Services & Recycling (ECS&R), the city is temporarily susp... — Updated 11/18/2021

 

City, Comcast to bring media hub to Warrington Rec Center

The City of Pittsburgh will enter into a new 10-year agreement with Comcast for a cable franchise renewal package that will include technology investments in Warrington, Ammon and... — Updated 11/18/2021

 

Carrick Community Council elections on Monday, Nov. 22

The Carrick Community Council will present a slate of candidates for election to the organization's Board of Directors at its public meeting on Monday, Nov. 22 at 7 p.m. at 25... — Updated 11/18/2021

 

Chamber Holiday Mingle postponed due to concerns

The South Side Chamber of Commerce has postponed the Holiday Mingle Restaurant Crawl planned for Wednesday, Dec. 1. In the name of safety for everyone involved, the event was... — Updated 11/18/2021

 

Parking meters to be enforced on Sundays in South Side

The new year will see the addition of Sundays to the Parking Enhancement District (PED), or the enforcement of South Side Flats parking meters from 6 p.m. to midnight. The news was delivered by city Councilman Bruce Kraus at the... — Updated 11/18/2021

 

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