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PGH Lab 4.0 applications now open

Mayor William Peduto, the City of Pittsburgh Department of Innovation & Performance, the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh, the Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Parking Authority, and the Allegheny Conference on...

 

City to save energy with high-tech electrical plugs

Mayor William Peduto’s administration has introduced legislation to City Council creating the nation’s first Integrated Energy Savings as a Service initiative, which will deliver energy savings to city facilities.  The pilot program with...

 

Pittsburgh CFO, budget director leaving for new opportunities

Sam Ashbaugh, the city's Chief Financial Officer, and Jennifer Presutti, the director of the city's Office of Management and Budget, are leaving city government next month to take new...

 

Mayor Peduto reopens investigation into city home sale in Beechview

Mayor William Peduto has asked the Office of Municipal Investigations to reopen its inquiry into the sale of a vacant city-owned home to the city’s real estate manager.  The home on Tropical Avenue in Beechview was vacant and tax delinquent...

 

Mayor Peduto appoints task force on contracting with disadvantaged businesses

Mayor William Peduto is convening an MWBE task force in order to identify best practices in engaging MWBE businesses, as well as to propose policy and procedural improvements for increased engagement with the City of Pittsburgh and its departments....

 

City of Pittsburgh celebrating National Farmers Market Week

The City of Pittsburgh is joining cities across the country in celebrating National Farmers Market Week from August this week. Pittsburgh has had continuous, weekly farmers markets since 1942 when the Farmers Market Cooperative of East Liberty first...

 

Leadership changes at I&P, Citiparks

Leadership changes have occurred in the City of Pittsburgh departments of Innovation & Performance and Citiparks. Lee Haller, the director of the city’s Innovation and Performance Department, has left city government to join a local software...

 

City releases Pittsburgh Equity Indicators Report

As part of the ONEPGH Resilience Strategy, the City of Pittsburgh has released the first annual report of the Pittsburgh Equity Indicators, a set of 80 measures that report disparities by race, gender, or income in four domains: Health, Food, and...

 

Consultants ask for input on future of South Side business

A community meeting to help develop priority actions strengthening the East Carson Street business district drew about 65 attendees to the South Side Market House on July 12. “We’re in this journey in which you are the most valuable component...

 

Pittsburgh explores moving civic offices from Ross Street

The City of Pittsburgh and the Urban Redevelopment Authority are exploring moving city services from the John P. Robin Civic Building to a new Downtown location on the Boulevard of the Allies.  A proposed new location at 420 Boulevard of the Allies...

 

Police give details of significant crimes in Carrick/Overbrook

Carrick residents heard an update on summer crime as Zone 3 officer Christine Luffey was the primary speaker at last Monday’s meeting of the Carrick / Overbrook Block Watch at its temporary location in former Birmingham United Church of Christ on...

 

PWSA exceeds DEP requirement to replace lead service lines

The Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA) reported it has surpassed its Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) requirement to replace 1,341 lead service lines by June 30. As part of this work, PWSA has also replaced more...

 

Cool Globes exhibit debuts in Pittsburgh

The City of Pittsburgh has announced the grand opening of Cool Globes in Pittsburgh. The nearly 30 large globe sculptures - described as “public art with a purpose”- will be on display in Market Square, PPG Plaza, and Gateway Center through...

 

Free child care approved for city employees and community events

Mayor William Peduto signed legislation approved last week by Pittsburgh City Council to provide free, on-site child care for city employees and those attending designated community events.  The legislation will cover the costs of child care at...

 
 By Tom Smith    Front Page    June 12, 2018

Mayor updates on more police, asks for Hilltop area priorities

With summer approaching and better weather here, Mayor William Peduto hoped Allentown residents took note of more police on the streets. “I hope you’ve noticed there are more police in Zone 3,” he told residents at the June meeting of the Allen...

 

Mayor at ACDC meeting on June 5 in Allentown

City of Pittsburgh Mayor William Peduto will be the featured speaker at the Allentown CDC community meeting on Tuesday, June 5. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. at the Allentown Senior Center, 631 E. Warrington Avenue. A light dinner will be...

 

Mental health frames discussion at Zone 3 meeting

The May 21 meeting of the Zone 3 Public Safety Council featured a discussion on mental health with therapist and social worker Julius Boatwright of Steel Smiling, the community-based social-service agency he founded which conducts free outreach....

 

Abandonded cars an issue in Mt. Oliver City

Crime the past four months in Mt. Oliver City was “extremely low”, said community relations Officer Christine Luffey in kicking off the May 24 meeting of the Mt. Oliver City/St. Clair Community Group. The crimes included: one aggravated assault,...

 

Mayor Peduto speaker at Allentown meeting

City of Pittsburgh Mayor William Peduto will be the featured speaker at the Allentown CDC community meeting on Tuesday, June 5. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. at the Allentown Senior Center, 631 E. Warrington Avenue. A light dinner will be...

 

Mayor will open Arlington Spray Park this Saturday

The Arlington Civic Council is sponsoring a Grand Opening celebration and Ribbon Cutting ceremony for the Arlington Spray Park at The Fort on May 26 at noon. Mayor Peduto will be cutting the ribbon to officially open the season. Festivities will...

 

PWSA customers in South Side may have lead lines replaced

The May meeting of the South Side Planning Forum featured presentations on the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA) and its lease service line replacement project, and a proposed City Theatre renovation project. In his overview of the PWSA, ex...

 

Allentown will have one of city's first 'Sparks' on Warrington

The City of Pittsburgh has announced the initial two applicants in the 2018 Spark Pilot Program, creating small street parks outside businesses in Allentown and Downtown.  A Spark is a small park or street park. It is a sidewalk extension...

 
 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...

 
 By Tom Smith    News    May 8, 2018

Hilltop programs aim to keep kids off the streets with academics and sports

The May meeting of the Allentown CDC had a recreation theme with speakers from YouthPlaces and the Hilltop Huskies making presentations. Cynthia James, president of YouthPlaces, said the countywide program is currently operating in ten locations,...

 
 Kids    May 1, 2018

Time running out to apply for Cops and Kids camp

Every summer for more than a decade, The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police hosts children ages 8 to 12 at the annual Cops and Kids Summer Camp -- and time is running out to sign up. The week-long camps, which are held at Allegheny County Community College...

 

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