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 News    May 5, 2020

Pittsburgh urging appeals court to reverse rulings blocking gun safety ordinances

The City of Pittsburgh has asked the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court to reverse a lower court decision blocking the implementation of gun violence prevention measures enacted after the mass shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue, the City Law...

 

Vehicle crashes into W. Warrington Ave. building

Pittsburgh EMS, Fire, and Police responded to a report of a vehicle into a building in the 600 block of W. Warrington Avenue around 2 p.m. on May 2 When first responders arrived, they found a vehicle...

 

League of Women Voters of Greater Pittsburgh schedules candidate forums of local interest

Due to the ongoing social distancing requirements, the League of Women Voters of Greater Pittsburgh (LWVGP) will be hosting candidate forums for the upcoming primary election online. "Despite these extraordinary circumstances, we still believe that...

 

SSSNA matching campaign a success for Brashear Food Pantry

The South Side Slopes Neighborhood Association's (SSSNA) effort to help their neighbors during the COVID-19 pandemic is a huge success. In early April, the SSSNA announced a grant campaign aimed at...

 

Mayor William Peduto releases statement on Pittsburgh entering Yellow Phase of COVID-19 response

Mayor William Peduto has released the following statement on Governor Tom Wolf’s announcement that he is easing COVID-19 restrictions in Pittsburgh and Allegheny County: “I want to thank Governor Wolf for recognizing all that the greater...

 

Local organizations come together to support their South Pittsburgh neighbors

As the COVID-19 Pandemic continues to challenge residents of South Pittsburgh, The Brashear Association has received support from their neighbors to help them continue their front-line support...

 

Knoxville Community Council cancels events through July

Due to coronavirus concerns, the Knoxville Community Council (KCC) is canceling its events through July 2. Events canceled include: Monthly meeting on May 7; Housing Forum on May 13; Community...

 

Proposed Grandview development shared through online meeting

A new proposed development plan for the St. Mary of the Mount Academy was shared with community members over video conference last Wednesday as the Mount Washington Community Development Corporation...

 

Landslide remediation Resumes in Allentown

Contractors working with the City of Pittsburgh Department of Mobility and Infrastructure (DOMI) have resumed landslide remediation work in two city locations. The sites are along Arlington Avenue at William Street in Allentown and Forward and...

 

Construction activity resumes Friday in the city

In accordance with guidance provided by Governor Tom Wolf, general construction activity will be permitted to resume in the City of Pittsburgh beginning on Friday, May 1. "Following the leadership of Governor Wolf, and in accordance with strong...

 

Latest City of Pittsburgh Food Distribution Data

With assistance from the Salvation Army, Parkhurst Dining and Eat'n Park, the City of Pittsburgh Department of Parks and Recreation distributed 4,288 meals to children and seniors last week, which was an increase over the previous week. Total meals...

 

City of Pittsburgh releases gardening guidelines for community gardens and Adopt-A-Lot sites during COVID-19

The City of Pittsburgh, through the Departments of City Planning and Public Works, have released guidelines for the public for using community gardens while maintaining CDC health guidelines....

 

Board extends shut off moratorium and expands assistance offerings

The Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA) has extended the moratorium on water shutoffs during the COVID-19 pandemic to July 1. PWSA had previously paused all shutoffs through May 31. PWSA also waived two additional requirements for customers...

 

Honeycomb Credit launches Loyalty Bonds for small businesses

Honeycomb Credit has announced a new product for small businesses that offers debt free capital in the form of ”Loyalty Bonds.” Loyalty Bonds enable small businesses to raise cash quickly by selling gift card subscriptions that will keep customer...

 

New city legislation expands protections against discrimination in housing

During the April 28 Regular Meeting of Pittsburgh City Council, Councilperson Erika Strassburger introduced legislation to add "actual or perceived citizenship status" and "actual or perceived...

 

County Elections Department submits resolution to state for polling place consolidation

The Allegheny County Elections Division has submitted a resolution passed by the Board of Elections to the Department of State to consolidate polling places. The resolution was accompanied by an outline of a plan for the consolidation of present...

 

Mayor announces COVID-19 funding for residents and small businesses

Mayor William Peduto's administration plans to issue more than $12 million in new federal funds to organizations supporting residents and small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The fundin...

 

ProjectArt continues online art classes at CLP-Carrick

During the COVID-19 pandemic, ProjectArt Pittsburgh continues to provide free arts education to youth ages 4-18, now in online classes. As an afterschool program in six Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh branches, including CLP-Carrick, ProjectArt...

 

URA's Housing Stabilization Program is available to assist with financial hardships

The Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh (URA) announced funding is available for rental and utility assistance through the Housing Opportunity Fund’s Housing Stabilization Program (HSP); mortgage assistance is now available through HSP,...

 

Pittsburgh City Council meetings are now online

City Council has resumed its schedule of Tuesday and Wednesday meetings at 10 a.m. View the live stream on the city's YouTube Channel, https://pittsburghpa.gov/innovation-performance/city-channel. It is also possible to access the recorded meetings...

 

Mayor William Peduto Addresses Pittsburgh on COVID-19 Pandemic

Mayor William Peduto made the following remarks at the end of last week regarding the City of Pittsburgh's ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic: "Good afternoon Pittsburgh. One month ago today...

 

Liquor is available by curbside pick-up in South Side and other locations

Curbside pickup is available at a limited number of state liquor store. Each store will take a limited number of orders by phone from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., or until the store reaches the maximum number of orders it can fulfil that day, Monday through...

 

Citiparks recruiting lifeguards in anticipation of the 2020 summer swimming season

Citiparks is currently recruiting lifeguards in anticipation of pools opening sometime during summer 2020. While it has not yet been determined when pools will open due to COVID-19, Citiparks is recruiting now so that lifeguards can be trained when...

 

South Side Community Council Plant Sale taking orders

South Side Community Council's (SSCC) Annual Plant Sale is still on and taking orders until April 22. To order, mail the completed order form available at https://bit.ly/2K11M1q and a check to: SSCC...

 

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