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Volunteers needed to help prepare taxes

United Way of Southwestern PA is recruiting 350 volunteer tax preparers for its 2020-2021 Free Tax Preparation effort in Allegheny, Fayette, Greene, Washington and Westmoreland counties. Volunteers complete tax returns for... — Updated 12/22/2020


Pennie Marketplace is open for health insurance

Pennie’s 2021 Open Enrollment Period is going on now. Pennie is Pennsylvania’s official destination for individuals and families seeking high-quality health insurance coverage and is the only place to access financial... — Updated 12/9/2020


City accepting applications for Snow Angels Program

The City of Pittsburgh's Office of Community Affairs is now accepting applications for the 2020-2021 Snow Angels Program. This program pairs older adult residents and residents... — Updated 12/9/2020


Borough of Mt. Oliver 2021 Budget

A proposed budget for the fiscal year 2020 for the Borough of Mt. Oliver will be available for public inspection at the Borough Office, 150 Brownsville Road. It will be on display during regular business hours (Mon. – Fri.,... — Updated 12/9/2020


LifeSpan is collecting cookies for seniors

LifeSpan is beginning its 11th Annual Holiday Sweet Treats Cookie Campaign. The organization is seeking 450 dozen cookies to distribute in half-dozen packages to brighten their seniors this holiday season. LifeSpan is asking... — Updated 12/9/2020


DCNR cancels all organized in-person events, programs in state parks, forests in response to rising COVID-19 cases

Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn has announced the department has canceled all in-person events and programs organized by its staff and volunteers in all state parks and forests. ... — Updated 12/9/2020


State Department of Human Services announces temporary change to SNAP benefit issuance schedule

Department of Human Services (DHS) Secretary Teresa Miller announced DHS is altering payment schedules for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) for the month of December to allow all benefits to be issued without... — Updated 12/9/2020


EPA grant of $5.7M will support purchase of electric buses

County Executive Rich Fitzgerald announced the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded a $5,666,950 grant to the county’s Health Department which will offset the cost incurred by the Port Authority of Allegheny... — Updated 12/9/2020


Fontana bill would make Penna a mail-in ballot state for future elections

Sen. Wayne Fontana will reintroduce a bill that would change Pennsylvania’s voting system so elections are conducted entirely by mail. “With the pandemic menacing the 2020 elections, I was pleased to see how many citizens... — Updated 12/9/2020


City continues support programs during pandemic

The City of Pittsburgh has been working on pandemic planning since before mitigation efforts began in March, and continues to offer support to residents and employees during the... — Updated 12/9/2020


Mt. Oliver Borough Council will hold a Remote Regular Meeting

Mt. Oliver Borough Council will hold a Remote Regular Meeting on December 14, 2020 at 7:30 p.m. Telephone conference call technology will be used. The Meeting Agenda can be... — Updated 12/9/2020


Mt. Oliver Light Up Night

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A danger to our way of life

Businesses that do not serve alcohol without food are not breaking any laws at all, and should not be cited for this ridiculous order. Pandemic or no pandemic. They are already being hurt because of Covid and this could... — Updated 12/8/2020


Mt. Oliver Council meeting will be held via conference call on Dec. 14

Mt. Oliver Borough Council will hold its December meeting remotely via telephone conference call on December 14, at 7:30 p.m. The meeting agenda will be available prior to the... — Updated 12/8/2020


Fresh Fridays is extended through the winter months

Fresh Fridays on the Hilltop, a free produce distribution through the Hilltop Alliance, will continue in December and through the winter with a distribution on December 11. The dist... — Updated 12/8/2020


Holiday lighting contest is for Mt. Oliver residents

Time is running out for Mt. Oliver residents to enter in the borough's annual Holiday Lighting Contest. The contest is open to all the homes in Mt. Oliver. Residents may nominate... — Updated 12/8/2020


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