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City Awards Love Your Block community grants

The City of Pittsburgh Office of Community Affairs has announced the 2021 cohort of Love Your Block grantees. Love Your Block is a City of Pittsburgh mini-grant program that brings neighbors...

 
 By Tom Smith    Front Page    July 20, 2021

Housing Opportunity Fund helping residents stay in their homes

The Hilltop Alliance (HA) is hosting a series of on-line presentations highlighting programs of the city's Housing Opportunity Fund (HOF) in cooperation with the Urban Redevelopment Authority of the...

 

Market House Senior Center open, hours limited but with programs

The City of Pittsburgh Department of Parks and Recreation (Citiparks) will begin re-opening Healthy Active Living (Senior) Centers in a phased approach starting this week. Three of four Focal...

 

Local organizations receive violence prevention grants

The City of Pittsburgh’s My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) initiative has announced it has awarded 16 mini-grants to local community groups and projects that are focused on violence reduction and intervention efforts throughout the city. The...

 

City recreational activities begin returning

The City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Safety Office of Special Events and Department of Parks and Recreation (Citiparks) is providing updates for summer programs and operations. The Dollar Bank Cinema in the Park will return starting with "Spid...

 

City secures former Veterans Administration site on Highland Drive for regional Public Safety facility

The City of Pittsburgh has finalized the acquisition – for free – of the former VA Highland Drive campus in Lincoln-Lemington, with plans to create a regional Public Safety training site and...

 
 By Tom Smith    Front Page    June 22, 2021

Affordable housing takes many forms in South Pittsburgh

"Long-term affordable housing is the concept of having housing that is affordable for low and moderate income people on an ongoing basis," began Gordon Davidson, executive director of the Mount Washin...

 

McArdle Roadway to close for two weeks

The City of Pittsburgh’s Department of Mobility and Infrastructure (DOMI) will be closing McArdle Roadway in the Mount Washington neighborhood from the Liberty Bridge to Grandview Avenue to perform routine maintenance on the McArdle Roadway...

 

Volunteers needed for Mount clean-up

The Mount Washington Community Development Corporation has issued a call for volunteers for a property clean-up for a low-income homeowner in the neighborhood. A low-income senior citizen in Mount...

 

Speed humps coming to Merrimac

The City of Pittsburgh’s Department of Mobility and Infrastructure (DOMI) will install traffic calming measures on Merrimac Street from Grandview Avenue to Woodruff Street in Mount Washington. Data collected during the spring indicated that 82...

 

City of Pittsburgh Safe Routes to School Program announces Youth Bike Safety Day on June 12

The City of Pittsburgh Department of Mobility and Infrastructure’s (DOMI) Safe Routes to School Program has announced a Youth Bike Safety event to provide children and families knowledge about bicycle safety as youth participate in...

 

Greater Pittsburgh Festival of Books give books to local children

Last week Greater Pittsburgh Festival of Books partnered with Reading is FUNdamental to distribute more than 1100 children's books to 31 locations across the city. Through the help and generosity of...

 

Carrick Community Council meets on Zoom this week

The Carrick Community Council will hold a public meeting on Zoom on Thursday, May 27, at 7 p.m. The agenda for the meeting will include an informational presentation from Just Mediation PGH, a...

 

Goodwill of Southwestern Pennsylvania announces $200,000 region-wide "Give Back" voucher initiative for people in need

In response to the devastating impact COVID-19 has had on our region, Goodwill of Southwestern Pennsylvania will be providing a total of $200,000 in thrift store vouchers throughout its 17-county territory in southwestern Pennsylvania and north...

 

Green infrastructure discussed on Mount

Stormwater, Emerald View Park master plan, and clean air were the focus of the Mount Washington Community Development Corporation (MWCDC) 's "Green" Community Forum held via Zoom on April 15.  The a...

 

Police on lookout for bears after South Pittsburgh sightings

Pittsburgh Police Zone 3 officers responded to calls for several sightings of a black bear in the early morning hours of April 7. Officers spotted a bear once on Groveland Street in Overbrook, on...

 

Community Police Task Force tasked to recommend changes

Updates on the Community Police Reform Task Force kicked off the March 15 meeting of the Zone 3 Public Safety Council (Z3PSC). The Zoom meeting also featured crime trend information and public safety...

 

City slated to begin reconstruction of Mount's Olympia Park shelter house

The City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Works has awarded a design contract for the Olympia Park Shelter House, allowing for the renovation of the Mount Washington/Duquesne Heights shelter to...

 

History Center partners with Smithsonian for new American Democracy exhibition

Revolutionary Americans took a great leap of faith by establishing a new government based on the sovereignty of the people. Since that revolution, generations of Americans have been on a quest to...

 

United Way's free tax prep program seeks to help low-income and COVID-burdened families receive much-needed refunds

United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania's Free Tax Prep program is offering free virtual or hybrid tax preparation for individuals. With these new virtual services, clients can upload their materials...

 

CLP - Mt. Washington reopens after $4M renovation, expansion

Residents are invited to tour the newly renovated CLP – Mt. Washington during a timed ticketed event on Saturday, Jan. 23. After a much-anticipated year-long renovation project that added 46...

 

Hilltop Alliance Making History On The Hilltop

Over the last decade, the Hilltop Alliance has worked to create positive change throughout the 11 South Pittsburgh neighborhoods to which it provides services. But the story starts before the...

 

City receives $10M grant to remediate landslide conditions in Mt. Washington

The City of Pittsburgh Department of Mobility and Infrastructure (DOMI) has won a nearly $10 million grant to remediate landslide conditions along historic Grandview Avenue in Mount Washington....

 

Volunteers needed to help prepare taxes

United Way of Southwestern PA is recruiting 350 volunteer tax preparers for its 2020-2021 Free Tax Preparation effort in Allegheny, Fayette, Greene, Washington and Westmoreland counties. Volunteers complete tax returns for hard-working, low-income...

 

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