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First responders rescue elderly man who fell over hillside in Mt. Washington

Pittsburgh Bureaus of EMS (Rescue 2/Medic 3), Fire (27 Engine) and Police (Zone 3) responded to a call for an elderly male who had fallen about 20 feet down a hillside while walking in the 600 block...

 

City and AHN to partner on support for those experiencing homelessness

The City of Pittsburgh and Allegheny Health Network are creating a new model for responding to the needs of those experiencing homelessness, problematic substance abuse and unaddressed mental health...

 

PWSA reaches agreement with PA AG's office

The Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority has reached an agreement with Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro's office as part of an investigation launched in February of 2019 regarding...

 

South Pittsburgh area churches in the Diocese of Pittsburgh impacted by COVID-19

An employee at Blessed Trinity Parish in the South Hills has tested positive for the coronavirus. Out of an abundance of caution, churches and other buildings in the parish will be closed for extra...

 

City Calls for proposals for public safety cultural competency training

The City of Pittsburgh is seeking proposals for a vendor to create a cultural competency training curriculum for the Department of Public Safety bureaus under the management of the Multicultural...

 

City and county offering assistance to prevent eviction or foreclosure

While Governor Tom Wolf has extended protections for homeowners and renters from foreclosure or eviction through August 31, eligible residents of Allegheny County and the City of Pittsburgh should be aware they can apply for rental assistance if...

 

Friends rally to help neighbors whose home was damaged in 4th of July fireworks fire

The Fourth of July wasn’t cause for celebration for one family in Knoxville. The Pittsburgh Police Fireworks Task Force received more than 250 complaints concerning fireworks, including two for structure fires. One of those fires occurred on...

 

City files legal responses in Harrisburg gun case

The City of Pittsburgh has signed onto an amicus brief on a suit before the state Supreme Court that would allow gun industry groups to sue cities with gun safety ordinances, even if the ordinances have not been enforced. Mayor William Peduto...

 

Borough of Mt. Oliver Notice of Regular Meeting

The Council of Mt. Oliver Borough will hold their Regular Meeting on July 20, 2020 at 7:30 PM at the Fire Hall, 120 Brownsville Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15210. All individuals attending the meeting must wear masks while in the Fire Hall and must...

 

Mt. Oliver Borough Council Meeting moves to fire hall

The Mt. Oliver Borough Council will hold its next regular meeting on July 20, 7:30 p.m. at the Mt. Oliver Fire Hall, 120 Brownsville Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15210. Any individual attending the meeting...

 

Emerald View Park Photo Challenge! opens

Mount Washington Community Development Corp. (MWCDC) is kicking off the 2020 Emerald View Park Trail Photo Challenge! in partnership with the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy (PPC), and community supporter Robert Smith, a member of MWCDC’s Emerald...

 

Fresh Fridays will distribute Grab-N-Go boxes

Fresh Fridays on the Hilltop, the Hilltop Alliance's free produce distribution, will again pass out pre-boxed food on Friday, July 10 at St. John Vianney Church parking lot in Allentown. Following a s...

 

Three area libraries will operate curb side pick-up locations

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh is expanding its curb side pick-up locations to several South Pittsburgh branches. At the curb side pick-up locations, readers may pick up existing holds, return all...

 

July 4 is busy for task force

On July 4, the Pittsburgh Fireworks Taskforce, with investigators from Pittsburgh police and fire departments, responded to 131 complaint calls regarding fireworks. After midnight there were 125...

 

Market House senior center to receive $51K in state grant

The City of Pittsburgh has received a total of $161,000 in grants from the Pennsylvania Department of Aging’s Senior Community Grant Programs for updates to three local Healthy Active Living Centers (senior centers).   The grant funding will be...

 

Borough of Mt. Oliver Notice of Public Hearing

The Council of Mt. Oliver Borough will hold a Public Hearing pursuant to Act 141, as amended, to consider an application of Ormsby, LLC for the transfer of a liquor license to the premises located at 225 Brownsville Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15210. Said...

 

City saved $1M with new salting methods

While summer is in full swing, numbers from last winter show the City of Pittsburgh saved more than $1 million from new road salt distribution methods adopted by the Department of Public Works....

 

PA Resources Council has conservation workshops in July

The Pennsylvania Resources Council (PRC) has released its July schedule of workshops, now conducted as online webinars.  The new format enables individuals living in southwestern Pennsylvania to take part in online instruction and then to make...

 

Police ask for help finding missing man

Detectives with the Pittsburgh Police Special Victims Unit are asking for the public's assistance to help find a missing 27-year-old man. Nicholas "Niko" McPherson is described as 6 feet tall and...

 

City forms Fireworks Taskforce

Pittsburghers love fireworks shows. But with public shows cancelled this year due to Covid-19 concerns, many people across the city are conducting private shows in neighborhoods citywide. Indeed,...

 

Historic review hearings

The Historic Review Commission of Pittsburgh has scheduled the following hearings in the East Carson Street Historic District for 1 p.m. on Wednesday, July 1, following Internal Business beginning at 12:30 p.m. 901-905 E. Carson Street, Empire...

 

City reaches five-year accord with Citiparks and Park Ranger employees

The City of Pittsburgh recently signed a five-year Memorandum of Understanding with the union for many Citiparks employees and Park Rangers within the Public Safety Department that issues them...

 

Peduto Administration to create LGBTQIA+ Commission

Mayor William Peduto's administration has forwarded legislation to City Council to create a permanent LGBTQIA+ Commission within City government.  The mayor created a LGBTQIA+ Advisory Council in...

 

Welcoming Pittsburgh Secures $500,000 Grant for COVID-19 Cash Assistance Program to Serve Vulnerable Immigrant Communities

The Mayor’s Office of Equity’s Welcoming Pittsburgh initiative has secured a $500,000 grant from Open Society Foundations for the COVID-19 Cash Assistance Program. The program will be run by local community organizations serving immigrant and...

 

Filling the Gap: City constructs final segment linking Great Allegheny Passage to Point State Park

The City of Pittsburgh’s Department of Mobility and Infrastructure (DOMI) initiated construction on the final segment of the “GAP to the Point” project. The project provides enhanced on-street bicycle accommodation extending the nationally...

 

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