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City schoolchildren and senior meal distribution sites amend their schedule for week of April 6

The city’s food distribution sites for schoolchildren and registered seniors will follow adjusted schedules for the week of April 6. City schoolchildren grab-and-go meals will be distributed Tuesday, April 7 and Thursday, April 8 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m...

 

Two shot on Arlington Avenue

Pittsburgh Police officers responded to a Shotspotter alert Monday, April 6 around 11:50 p.m. in the 3000 block of Arlington Avenue. Officers from Zone 3 responding to the alert found a vehicle stuck...

 

City of Pittsburgh meal distribution numbers increase

Workers for the City of Pittsburgh Department of Parks and Recreation served 2,813 meals last week to children and seniors in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The numbers for last week were: 1,475 meals distributed to seniors; 1,186 meals...

 
 News    April 7, 2020 

URA Neighborhood Initiatives Fund Program Round 2 application process now open

The application process for (URA) Round 2 of The Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh’s Neighborhood Initiatives Fund (NIF) Program opened Thursday, April 2 with applications are due June 1. The NIF Program makes it easier for City of...

 

Citizens Bank donates $200,000 to URA's Small Business Emergency Loan Fund

The Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh (URA) has received a $200,000 grant from Citizens Bank to help with the URA’s COVID-19 Small Business Emergency Loan Fund (ELF). “I want to thank Citizens Bank for this generous grant and for...

 
 News    April 7, 2020 

Allegheny Health Network launches mask sterilization and re-use program to support COVID-19 pandemic response efforts

Allegheny Health Network (AHN) announced a novel process that sterilizes N95 respiratory masks after their initial use can extend the lifespan of these critical devices, allowing them to be worn multiple times by caregivers and helping to alleviate t...

 

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What The Reporter means to me - What about you?

Recently, I was sitting in a coffee shop having a conversation about what was happening with The South Pittsburgh Reporter. They had noticed, as most of our readers, the number of pages has gone down and we occasionally take a week off. I explained...

 

Help is out there to help businesses, individuals to get through the COVID-19 crisis

As the COVID-19 crisis expands grassroots efforts along with non-profits and government are teaming to help take the sting out for reduced and closed businesses in South Pittsburgh. Business owners...

 

City street sweeping postponed due to COVID-19

Neighborhood street sweeping by the City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Works, which was due to begin Wednesday, April 1, has been postponed due to the COVID-19 virus. Some street cleaning, as well as catch basin cleaning, will still be...

 

URA waiving all fees for administration of the COVID-19 working capital assistance program

The Pittsburgh Economic and Industrial Development Corporation (PEIDC), the Certified Economic Development Organization (CEDO) affiliated with the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh (URA), is waiving all application fees for all City of...

 

City of Pittsburgh closes basketball courts, overlooks to enforce social distancing

The City of Pittsburgh is closing its basketball courts and overlooks to further enforce the social distancing rules necessary to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. While Pittsburgh residents have largely...

 

City serves more than 2,000 meals to children and seniors in response to COVID-19 pandemic

Workers for the City of Pittsburgh Department of Parks and Recreation served 2,085 meals last week to children and seniors in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Meal distribution to children was boosted through donations by Eat'n Park of sandwiches,...

 

Knoxville Community Council monthly meeting canceled

The Knoxville Community Council (KCC) monthly meeting scheduled for Thursday, April 2 has been canceled due to coronavirus concerns. The next scheduled meeting will be Thursday, May 7, 6 p.m. at St....

 

Pittsburgh Financial Empowerment Center is open for free one-on-one financial counseling by phone or video

The Pittsburgh Financial Empowerment Center, a joint service of the City of Pittsburgh and Neighborhood Allies operated by Advantage Credit Counseling, is now operating virtually. This free service is available to area residents over age 18 by video...

 

Neighborhood Allies, Computer Reach, University of Pittsburgh Work to deploy laptops to families in need

As schools and workplaces in Allegheny County issued stay-at-home and remote work directives, families without computers and internet access felt the squeeze. Local nonprofits such as Circles Greater Pittsburgh, Hazelwood Initiative, Wesley Family...

 

Here's what the URA is doing during the coronavirus and how you can help

COVID-19 is delivering a devastating punch to many small business owners and their employees, and the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh (URA) is helping them fight back. “Every effort is being made to ease the pain small business owners a...

 

Brashear staff working remotely, food pantries to resume April 2

The Brashear Association continued to be committed to helping the community stay strong and healthy through the COVID-19 crisis. It is their desire to ensure staff and their families stay healthy while preserving its mission focused support to the...

 

Mt. Oliver Borough Housing Court cases

The following Mt. Oliver Borough Housing Court cases are scheduled for Thursday, April 23, at 10:30 a.m. in Municipal District Judge Richard King's Courtroom: • Donald Bauer, 212 Quincy Avenue, Mt....

 

South Pittsburgh Reporter continues to publish online edition

As a weekly community newspaper, The South Pittsburgh Reporter has published a print edition (almost) every week for the last 79½ years. Depending on the publisher, The Reporter has been on...

 

Hilltop Alliance continues to provide services

During the COCID-19 crisis, the Hilltop Alliance has closed its offices, but staff continue to work remotely. Arron Sukenik, executive director of the Hilltop Alliance, says they are still actively...

 

EDS has information to help businesses to survive during COCID-19

Economic Development South Executive Director Joey-Linn Ulrich is reaching out to area businesses with the following message: As we continue to monitor our nation's evolving crisis, and learn new...

 

State Police to assist in enforcement of closure of non-life-sustaining businesses, encourages compliance

Colonel Robert Evanchick, commissioner of the Pennsylvania State Police (PSP), issued the following statement on the agency’s enforcement of Governor Tom Wolf’s order closing physical locations of non-life-sustaining businesses: “The priority o...

 

Free sandwiches this Saturday at St. Basil's

The Catholic Community of South Pittsburgh, Holy Apostles, Holy Angels and St. Sylvester's is distributing free ham/bologna and cheese sandwiches on Saturday, March 28 from 9 a.m.-noon at St. Basils...

 

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