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Art Commission to hold a special hearing and public comment period on Columbus statue

The City of Pittsburgh Art Commission will hold a Special Hearing and public comment period regarding the Christopher Columbus statue in Schenley Park. The Special Hearing will be on Thursday, Sept. at 5:30 p.m. The hearing will include a...

 

Free, on-demand lead service line replacements still available to income-qualified customers

Pittsburgh Water & Sewer Authority (PWSA) lead levels are at their lowest in 20 years, but there is no safe amount of lead. As PWSA continues to replace all lead service lines by 2026, it wants t...

 

Allegheny County libraries kick-off annual "Love Your Library" campaign with boost in matching dollars

The Allegheny County Library Association and Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh officially kicked-off its annual “Love Your Library” campaign on Tuesday, Sept. 1 and continue through the month of September. Now in its fifth year, the county-wide...

 

Sign up now for Keep PA Beautiful's Pick Up Pennsylvania

Pick Up Pennsylvania, a program of Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful, runs through November 30. During this time, residents are encouraged to improve their communities by picking up litter. The program supports the Ocean Conservancy’s International...

 

Pittsburgh one of ten cities in nationwide food waste initiative

The City of Pittsburgh is one of ten cities nationwide chosen to be part of the Food Matters Regional Initiative, a program seeking to advance food waste prevention, surplus food rescue, and...

 

City begins new comprehensive planning process

The City of Pittsburgh Department of City Planning has begun a citywide comprehensive planning process, ForgingPGH.  "ForgingPGH is the first comprehensive look at land use citywide and will guide...

 

City will offer fertility coverage to employees

The City of Pittsburgh will for the first time offer fertility coverage to its employees, for free.  Starting in 2021 the city will offer two cycles of In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) for those...

 

Public-private partnership brings homeless shelter to Second Avenue

Through an unprecedented public-private collaboration, a coalition of corporate, civic and community leaders unveiled plans for a 45,000-square-foot facility near downtown Pittsburgh to provide shelter and comprehensive wrap-around services for...

 

Art Commission to lead public process on Christopher Columbus statue

The future placement of Frank Vittor's Christopher Columbus statue in Schenley Park began being considered with a discussion at the City of Pittsburgh's Art Commission virtual meeting. Mayor...

 

City food distribution for children to continue

With the announcement by Pittsburgh Public Schools that it is delaying the start of school until after Labor Day, the City of Pittsburgh will continue distributing food to children at recreation centers around the city. On Friday, Citiparks...

 

Pennsylvania approved for extra $300 per week for unemployed workers

Pennsylvania will get nearly $1.5 billion to provide an extra $300 per week to eligible unemployed workers through the temporary federal Lost Wages Assistance (LWA) program, administered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). “The...

 

City to allow Allegheny Cleanways access to city property to combat illegal dumping and littering

The Mayor's Office and Department of Public Works (DPW) have proposed legislation that will permit Allegheny CleanWays to remove litter and illegally dumped materials from city-owned properties. This...

 

Flea market in Carrick on September 12

The Lutheran Church of the Redeemer at 1628 Brownsville Road in Carrick will be holding a Flea Market on Saturday, Sept. 12, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. in the church hall. All mask, social distancing and limited capacity guidelines will be strictly...

 

Clean Pittsburgh Commission seeking proposals for paid litter clean-ups

The City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Works has issued a request for proposals on behalf of the Clean Pittsburgh Commission (CPC) for the “Pick Up PGH” project to enter into contracts with local businesses or organizations to do regular lit...

 

Pennsylvania Resources Council schedules online conservation workshops

The Pennsylvania Resources Council (PRC) has released its September 2020 schedule of conservation workshops, now conducted as online webinars.  The new format enables individuals living in southwestern Pennsylvania to take part in online...

 

PA Department of Corrections and PA Parole Board offering safe return for parolees with active state warrants

The Pennsylvania Department of Corrections and the Pennsylvania Parole Board has announced an opportunity for state parolees with state parole warrants to participate in a statewide Safe Return initiative. Safe Return will be offered until September...

 

Rivers of Steel National Heritage Area visitor spending generates economic impact of $92M annually

Rivers of Steel has released an economic impact study estimating the generation of more than $92 million of economic benefit and 922 jobs each year as a result of spending by visitors to Rivers of Steel and its partners, including the expenditures...

 

South Pittsburgh library branches begin to open for in-person services

This week Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh re-opened the CLP- Knoxville branch location for in-person services. Starting on Tuesday, Sept. 1, the CLP-Carrick and CLP-South Side branches will also open....

 

Here's your chance to improve transit

Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission’s project, SmartMoves Connections: A Regional Vision for Public Transit is reaching its final stages and is looking for public input on the SmartMoves Connections concepts. SPC’s SmartMoves Connections team...

 

County, city officials urge Residents Be Counted Before It's Too Late in 2020 Census

County Executive Rich Fitzgerald and City of Pittsburgh Mayor William Peduto joined the County-City Complete Count Committee (CCC) co-chairs Stefani Pashman and Gregg Behr in calling for a renewed focus on the 2020 Census. With recent changes...

 

South Side streets to reopen Friday, Aug. 21

South 15th and 17th streets will reopen to traffic between East Carson Street and Bingham Street at approximately 5 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 21. The roads were previously closed on August 10 for pavement...

 

City launches Engage PGH online portal for community engagement

The City of Pittsburgh has launched Engage PGH, http://engage.pittsburghpa.gov, an interactive online portal for community participation with city projects and programs. Engage PGH is a one-stop...

 

Pittsburgh gun violence prevention programs awarded funding from the Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund

Mayor William Peduto has announced the Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund has issued grants to three groups promoting local gun violence prevention efforts. The funding is going to South Pittsburgh...

 

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