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OMB improves contracting procedures for local businesses owned by women and people of color

The City of Pittsburgh Office of Management and Budget has changed its procurement systems to better meet the needs of local businesses owned by women and people of color when they do business with...

 

Mayor Peduto and United WE's Appointments Project partner to increase representation of women on Pittsburgh civic boards

The Office of Mayor William Peduto and United WE have announced their collaborative partnership to increase the number of women on local boards and commissions through the Appointments Project®....

 

105th Pittsburgh Christmas Tree lighting will be virtually streamed on Friday, Nov. 20

The City of Pittsburgh will officially kick off the holiday season with the 105th Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony this Friday. In line current health regulations and the cancellation of traditional...

 

URA announces 2020 Biz Buzz grants

The Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh (URA) announced seven projects spanning nine neighborhood business districts have been awarded 2020 Biz Buzz grants for a total of $27,000. The Biz Buzz program was created in 2013 to offer small grants...

 

Mayor Peduto proposes 2021 Operating and Capital budgets

Last week, Mayor William Peduto delivered his proposed 2021 Operating and Capital budgets to City Council, and delivered his annual State of the City address.  The $564 million operating budget does...

 

Pittsburgh signs partnership/Sister Cities agreement with City of Glasgow

The Cities of Pittsburgh and Glasgow announced a new partnership/sister city relationship. A virtual signing ceremony was held formalizing a long-valued relationship between the two cities and is the...

 

South Side could see a multi-modal hub for transportation soon

The guest presenter at the Nov. 10 meeting of the South Side Planning Forum was policy analyst Tosh Chambers of the city’s Department of Mobility and Infrastructure (DOMI). He discussed MOVE412/Mobility Hub, a multi-modal transportation strategy....

 

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 with disabilities...

 

Pittsburgh joins Baltimore to address digital divide

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded $1,515,430 to the Digital Harbor Foundation and the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) on a collaborative Advancing Informal STEM...

 

City launches Clean and Lien Team to address blighted properties

The City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Works has launched a "Clean and Lien" team to address blighted properties citywide.  Clean and Liens occur once a property owner has been notified of an...

 

City launches a new Health, Safety and Violence Prevention Initiative

Mayor William Peduto has announced policing and social services changes in the City of Pittsburgh to help ensure that all residents have the right resources and responders when facing crises. Working...

 

City announces blue recycling bins coming this fall

Mayor William Peduto has announced plans to distribute 32-gallon blue curbside recycling bins to city residents as part of the Bureau of Environmental Services' first phase bin distribution. The...

 

City launches Clean and Lien Team to address blighted properties

The City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Works has launched a "Clean and Lien" team to address blighted properties citywide. Clean and Liens occur once a property owner has been notified of an...

 

PWSA continues suspension of water shutoffs

The Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority's Board of Directors has adopted a resolution to continue the suspension of water shutoffs through March 31, 2021. This extension follows the timeline of...

 

Warrington Avenue will be part of city's Avenues of Hope initiative

Mayor William Peduto and the Urban Redevelopment Authority have formally launched the“Avenues of Hope” initiative to reprioritize business district investments in diverse city neighborhoods.  Avenues of Hope is a place-based, people-first...

 

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...

 

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...

 

Beltzhoover School building gets $72K grant to repair roof, stabilize building

The City of Pittsburgh and Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh (URA) are investing $72,000 in improvements to the historic former Beltzhoover Elementary School as part of the...

 

City begins new comprehensive planning process

The City of Pittsburgh Department of City Planning has begun a citywide comprehensive planning process, ForgingPGH.  "ForgingPGH is the first comprehensive look at land use citywide and will guide...

 

City will offer fertility coverage to employees

The City of Pittsburgh will for the first time offer fertility coverage to its employees, for free.  Starting in 2021 the city will offer two cycles of In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) for those...

 

Public-private partnership brings homeless shelter to Second Avenue

Through an unprecedented public-private collaboration, a coalition of corporate, civic and community leaders unveiled plans for a 45,000-square-foot facility near downtown Pittsburgh to provide shelter and comprehensive wrap-around services for...

 

Art Commission to lead public process on Christopher Columbus statue

The future placement of Frank Vittor's Christopher Columbus statue in Schenley Park began being considered with a discussion at the City of Pittsburgh's Art Commission virtual meeting. Mayor...

 

Mayor declares Juneteen an official City of Pittsburgh holiday in 2021

At the Black Voting Rights Forum Saturday at St. Benedict the Moor Church in the Lower Hill District, Mayor William Peduto announced Juneteenth will be an official City of Pittsburgh holiday starting in 2021.  The announcement was made at the...

 

Clean Pittsburgh Commission seeking proposals for paid litter clean-ups

The City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Works has issued a request for proposals on behalf of the Clean Pittsburgh Commission (CPC) for the “Pick Up PGH” project to enter into contracts with local businesses or organizations to do regular lit...

 

County, city officials urge Residents Be Counted Before It's Too Late in 2020 Census

County Executive Rich Fitzgerald and City of Pittsburgh Mayor William Peduto joined the County-City Complete Count Committee (CCC) co-chairs Stefani Pashman and Gregg Behr in calling for a renewed focus on the 2020 Census. With recent changes...

 

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