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Wheatley 'Lights on' resolution passes

State Rep. Jake Wheatley, D-Allegheny, sponsored a resolution that was unanimously adopted by the House earlier this month In order to recognize how important afterschool programs are in the lives of children. House Resolution 1165 designated Oct....

 

Neighborhood Assistance Program doubles in size with House Bill 645

A bill that will help to rebuild low-income communities through projects aimed at affordable housing, crime prevention and workforce development, has been signed by Governor Tom Wolf, said state Rep. Jake Wheatley, D-Allegheny. Rep. Wheatley, the...

 

Hilltop communities battle weather impacts

Most Sunday mornings, members of Allentown Clean and Green can be found picking up trash, caring for young trees, and weeding along main streets in the hilltop. By comparison, however, trash is a minor environmental concern: with this spring and...

 

Wheatley introduces legislation to legalize adult use of cannabis

State Rep. Jake Wheatley, D-Allegheny, has introduced comprehensive legislation regarding the recreational use and possession of cannabis among adults 21 or older. House Bill 2600 would legalize the possession of cannabis products such as edibles,...

 

State legislators unveil police and community relations reform legislation

Following the death of Antwon Rose, Jr. earlier this year, and other incidents around the state and nation, state legislators began work on legislation regarding police management and community relations. Today, senators Jay Costa, Wayne Fontana, Jim...

 
 By Tom Smith    Front Page    May 8, 2018

Program will renovate facades of homes in Beltzhoover near McKinley

Looking for synergy with nearby improvements to upper McKinley Park, the Hilltop Alliance (HA) has partnered with Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation (PHLF) to restore the facades of 12...

 

UPMC to relocate some services to other S.S. locations

While surgical and some other services at the UPMC Mercy South Side Outpatient Center will be moving elsewhere this summer, other clinical services will remain at the site for the time being. That inf...

 

Carson reconstruction will include lighting, streetscape amenities

An overview of the upcoming East Carson St. streetscaping project, from Smithfield St. to 25th St., was presented at the Feb. 13 meeting of the South Side Planning Forum. While the undertaking is primarily a state Dept. of Transportation [PennDOT] pr...

 

Hilltop Farm is largest urban farm in the country

Walking down Cresswell Street in the former St. Clair Village for the ribbon cutting ceremony commemorating the Hilltop Urban Farm brought back memories from the early 1960s. Then, there were more tha...

 

MAD DADS aim to make an impression with Hilltop youth

MAD DADS was a prime focus of the May 15 meeting of the Zone 3 Public Safety Council. The meeting was conducted by group vice-president Liz Style in the absence of president Ken Wolfe. The Greater Pittsburgh Area MAD DADS is a volunteer, nationally...

 

Questions about new townhouses, drive-thru restaurant at S.S. forum

A new city website, accessible on computers and mobile devices, that allows users to view public safety data, building code violations, city facility information, and more on an interactive map, was the sole presentation at the Feb. 14. meeting of...

 

Rep. Wheatley arranges for screening of 'Hidden Figures'

State Rep. Jake Wheatley, D-Allegheny, is partnering with the Pittsburgh Public Schools, The Hill District Education Council, The SouthSide Works Cinemas and members of the local residential and business communities to enable more than 200 high...

 

Rep. Wheatley reappointed chairman of state House Finance Committee

State Rep. Jake Wheatley, D-Allegheny, will again take a leadership role in the General Assembly with his reappointment as Democratic chairman of the House Finance Committee. “I am eager to use this opportunity to reassess where we are as a...

 

Expungement Day was a start, more work to do

As you may know, many of our residents here in the City of Pittsburgh took advantage of “Expungement Day” on Monday, Nov. 14. This was possible because of Act 5 of 2016, legislation I was proud to support earlier this year. The newly effective...

 

Wheatley delivers keynote address to National Black Caucus of local elected officials

State Rep. Jake Wheatley, D-Allegheny, delivered the keynote address to the National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials during the National League of Cities 2016 City Summit at the Westin Convention Center. Rep. Wheatley spoke to more than 100...

 

The Edge at South Side awarded $2M state grant

Redevelopment grant funds totaling more than $2 million will be used to support the Edge at South Side project, Sen. Jay Costa (D-Allegheny) and Rep. Jake Wheatley (D-Allegheny) announced. The $2.5 million grant for the project was approved through...

 

Rep. Wheatley bill would create driver's license amnesty program

 State Rep. Jake Wheatley, D-Allegheny, has introduced legislation that would provide an amnesty program to give individuals who have lost their driver’s license because of the inability to pay fines, fees or penalties the opportunity to have...

 

Health, wellness weekend expands to Hilltop

State Rep. Jake Wheatley, 19th Legislative District, is presenting the Fourth Annual Health and Wellness Weekend: “Faith Hope & Love” from Sept. 8-11. The event will kick off with an opening night reception, “Healthy Mind, Body, & Soul,” on...

 

N3D was a lot of fun

Day two of Next 3 Days (N3D) took place on Saturday and included a family-friendly festival with music, food, fun and even goats in Grandview Park. In addition, neighborhood groups, local businesses,...

 

Provide your input into URA's maintenance of vacant city lots

GTECH Strategies, in partnership with UrbanKind Institute (Dr. Jamil Bey), Fourth Economy Consulting, Pitt’s University Center on Social Urban Research (UCSUR), A. Phillip Randolph Institute, City Source Associaties, KRJ Contracting, Landforce,...

 

Rep. Wheatley establishes scholarship to honor former Speaker K. Leroy Irvis

State Reps. Jake Wheatley and Ed Gainey have created a new annual scholarship fund for needy students in Allegheny County. The new scholarship will be the Speaker K. Leroy Irvis Scholarship Fund, named after the former Speaker of the Pennsylvania Hou...

 

Reps. Wheatley and Ganey support legislation to protect pets left in cars

State Reps. Jake Wheatley and Ed Gainey, both D-Allegheny, joined Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Michael Vick to promote legislation designed to stop the practice of leaving pets unattended in motor vehicles. Rep. Wheatley said under the bill,...

 

Wheatley highlights literacy initiative

 State Rep. Jake Wheatley, D-Allegheny, and community leaders highlighted the "Little Free Libraries" initiative of the Pittsburgh Brashear High School's construction shop class during a discussion...

 

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