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 News    May 26, 2020 

City will hold more virtual board and commission meeting in June

The Department of City Planning is announcing the start of virtual Boards and Commissions and a new online engagement website starting in June.  City Planning Boards and Commissions will move to...

 
 News    May 26, 2020 

Parking, sidewalk restrictions begin between 10th - 17th

Additional parking and sidewalk restrictions on East Carson Street in South Side will begin Tuesday, May 26 weather permitting. Parking and sidewalk restrictions will occur on E. Carson Street between 10th Street and 17th Street around-the-clock...

 
 News    May 26, 2020 

City parks are rated high

City of Pittsburgh parks have been rated 15th best in the nation for access and quality by the Trust for Public Land.  Five years ago, the city’s parks were rated far worse, but have improved after commitments to improve them by Mayor William...

 
 News    May 26, 2020 

Volunteers needed to deliver boxes of food on Hilltop

The Hilltop Alliance is seeking volunteers to help deliver Senior Boxes to Hilltop residents. Senior Boxes is a Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank program they are participating in, in a partnership with Rebuilding Together Pittsburgh. Once a mo...

 
 News    May 26, 2020 

City of Pittsburgh offering more online permitting options

The City of Pittsburgh has launched the latest phase of OneStopPGH at https://pittsburghpa.gov/onestoppgh/, the online service where residents and businesses can apply, pay for, and receive...

 
 News    May 26, 2020 

Polling places have been consolidated for the June 2 election

The Allegheny County Elections Division has issued the full list of consolidated polling place locations for the Tuesday, June 2 primary election. Updates to the Elections website were to be made by Monday, May 18, but a time frame on when the...

 
 News    May 26, 2020 

City Farmers' Markets will open on June 2 with Carrick

Farmer’ Markets will begin June 3 in Carrick and begin in other neighborhoods thereafter. Social distancing and safe purchasing requirements will be in place. The schedule is:  • Wednesdays: Carrick Dairy District, starting June 3, from 3-7...

 
 By Ed Blank    News    May 19, 2020

Memorial Day services canceled in South Side/Hilltop

Regretfully. the folks who stage the annual 16-stop Memorial Day pilgrimage from the Monongahela River to St. Adalbert and South Side Cemeteries every year must cancel the May 25 event. Co-chairs...

 

League of Women Voters, WTAE conducting debate for the 18th Congressional District

The League of Women Voters of Greater Pittsburgh and WTAE-TV are cohosting a candidate forum for the Democratic candidates for the 18th Congressional District, Representative Mike Doyle and Mr. Gerald Dickinson. WTAE-TV will broadcast the...

 

Diocese of Pittsburgh plans to gradually reopen churches

Bishop David Zubik shared more details regarding the strategic plan for the gradual reopening of churches in the diocese, including additions to current directives that will be in effect, as well as more clarity regarding the timeline for opening for...

 

City cancels July 4 fireworks, opens other recreation activities

As the City of Pittsburgh enters a phased reopening, the city has released how summertime activities will be impacted by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.  While many activities will be permitted, others will be canceled or postponed. All...

 

Goowill stores will begin phasing in reopening throughout region

Goodwill stores in southwestern Pennsylvania have begun reopen in phases to meet the needs of customers in the region. Stores will initially reopen with limited hours, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. The South Side Goodwill Store will open on Wednesday, May 20. As...

 

City launches online portal for housing assistance resources

The City of Pittsburgh has launched a Housing Assistance Resource Portal (HARP) where users can search for housing-related resources. Users identify their needs through a series of questions and are provided housing-related programs and...

 

South Sider publishes article in Professional Psychology

Britney Brinkman, Ph.D., associate professor of psychology and placement coordinator for the Psy.D. in clinical psychology program at Point Park University, was published in a special issue of Trainin...

 

PA L&I provides update on appeal process for certain UC claimants

The Department of Labor & Industry (L&I) is advising anyone who receives a denial of their unemployment compensation (UC) claim after the time for appeal has expired and believes the denial was incorrect, may still file an appeal. Due to the...

 

State officials announce protections from foreclosures and evictions through July 10

Governor Tom Wolf joined Attorney General Josh Shapiro to announce he signed an executive order that protects Pennsylvanians from foreclosures or evictions through July 10. The action builds on a Pennsylvania Supreme Court order which closed court...

 

Meals continue to be distributed to children and seniors in the city

The City of Pittsburgh Department of Parks and Recreation and its partners at Parkhurst Dining and the Salvation Army distributed 5,076 meals to children and seniors last week in response to the...

 

Route 51 Saw Mill Run Boulevard Lane restrictions start May 12

Lane restrictions on Route 51 (Saw Mill Run Boulevard) will begin Tuesday, May 12 weather permitting. Single-lane restrictions will occur on Route 51 from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. daily through early June in the following locations: • Northbound between...

 

City PLI department continues to issue construction permits during pandemic

Despite the citywide shutdown the past two months during the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Pittsburgh Department of Permits, Licenses and Inspections (PLI) has continued to process construction...

 

Yard waste collection is this Saturday, May 16

Environmental Services crews from the Department of Public Works will be picking up yard debris at curbsides across the city on Saturday, May 16. Additionally, yard waste drop-offs have resumed at...

 

More Fine Wine & Good Spirits stores to begin limited in-store public access in yellow phase counties on May 15

The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board announced 155 more Fine Wine & Good Spirits stores in counties designated in the yellow phase of COVID-19 mitigation efforts will resume limited in-store public access beginning Friday, May 15. Effective Friday,...

 

City updates budget impacts from pandemic

The latest budget numbers for the City of Pittsburgh in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic show severe dips in revenue collection matched with drops in spending as well. From March through May 8 of...

 

Elected officials, business leaders provide guidance as county moves to yellow phase

County Executive Rich Fitzgerald joined elected officials and business leaders to provide basic guidance for employers and employees as the county moves to the yellow phase of reopening this Friday, May 15. “We have been successful in our efforts...

 
 News    May 5, 2020

City of Pittsburgh issues hiring freeze

Mayor William Peduto has announced he is instituting a hiring freeze for more than 60 currently unfilled positions within city government, in a move to save money during the deep budget impacts of...

 
 News    May 5, 2020

City officials analyzing summertime activities

City of Pittsburgh officials continues to monitor and plan for possible summertime activities, under ongoing guidance from Governor Tom Wolf’s administration during the battle against the COVID-19 pandemic. In the meantime, during periods of good...

 

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