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 News    July 7, 2020 

Pennsylvania extends unemployment compensation benefits for 13 more weeks

Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry (L&I) Secretary Jerry Oleksiak has announced that people who exhaust their regular unemployment compensation (UC) and federal Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC) may now qualify for 13...

 
 News    July 7, 2020 

Friends rally to help Knoxville residents whose home caught fire from fireworks

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...

 
 News    July 7, 2020 

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...

 
 News    July 7, 2020 

Early Learning Resource Center has help finding child care, summer camps

Parents looking for childcare programs or camps this summer in Allegheny County can find information through the Region 5 Early Learning Resource Center (ELRC) and a new childcare tool, find.alleghenychildcare.org. The tool is a searchable database...

 
 News    July 7, 2020 

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....

 
 News    July 7, 2020 

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...

 
 News    July 7, 2020 

Governor signs bill removing barriers to work

Building on his criminal justice reforms and fulfilling a recommendation to modernize job licensing, Governor Tom Wolf has signed Senate Bill 637, which removes outdated licensing barriers so skilled workers with criminal records can get a second...

 
 News    July 7, 2020 

Road work will close some South Side streets

Traffic restrictions will continue on East Carson Street Monday through Friday, July 13-17 weather permitting. Fire hydrant work requiring roadway closures will occur from 6:30 - 4:30 PM each day according to the following schedule: • Monday 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,...

 

Dollar sale at Hill Top Methodist

Hill Top United Methodist Church, 631 E Warrington Avenue in Allentown, is holding a $1 Clothing Sale on July 3. Most things are brand new and all ages and sizes are available. Everything will be $1. For safety, the sale will be held outside in the...

 

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...

 

City announces plans for an Office of Community Health and Safety

The Office of Mayor William Peduto, Office of Equity and Department of Public Safety have announced their blueprint for a new Office of Community Health and Safety. The office will redirect city resou...

 

Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin have announced that the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA), Pennsylvania Minority Business Development Authority (PMBDA), and Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) are extending business loan deferrals by three additional calendar months.

Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin have announced that the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA), Pennsylvania Minority Business Development Authority (PMBDA), and Commonwealth Financing...

 

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...

 

PA Senate passes two major law enforcement reform bills

The Pennsylvania Senate has unanimously passed two major pieces of police reform legislation, both sponsored by members of the Senate Democratic Caucus: Senate Democratic Leader Jay Costa, Jr. (D-Allegheny) and Senator Sharif Street...

 

Readshaw police background bill passes in House

A measure requiring law enforcement agencies to conduct a thorough background investigation on potential new hires was approved by the state House of Representatives, state Rep. Harry Readshaw announced. The bill now heads to the state Senate for...

 

PWSA extends water shutoff suspensions through August 1

The Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA) has extended the suspension on water shutoffs until August 1. "Given the recent economic disruptions, some of our customers are experiencing unique...

 

Grandview speed humps are now being made permanent

The City of Pittsburgh Department of Mobility and Infrastructure (DOMI) is installing permanent asphalt speed humps on Grandview Avenue in Mount Washington. The speed humps are intended to discourage...

 

Mayor call for transparency in release of police footage

Mayor William Peduto is calling for changes to state law to make it easier for city officials to quickly release footage from police body-worn cameras. Last year Pittsburgh Police invested $10...

 

MWCDC seeking contractors for housing programs

MWCDC is seeking contractors and tradespeople (contractors) who are interested in providing services for MWCDC housing programs. Contractors who complete and submit an Application Form at...

 

Knoxville clean-up on Saturday

The Knoxville Community Council is holding a community clean-up on Saturday, June 27 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Volunteers will meet at 200 Orchard Place and will be sent out in groups of no more than...

 

Hill Top Methodist $1 Sale

Hill Top United Methodist Church, 631 E Warrington Avenue in Allentown, is holding a $1 Clothing Sale on July 3. Most things are brand new and all ages and sizes are available. Everything will be $1. For safety, the sale will be held outside in the...

 

Carrick girl victim of hit-and-run

Pittsburgh EMS and Police responded to a 9-1-1 call for a child struck by a vehicle at the intersection of Edgar Street and Biscayne Avenue around 12:35 p.m. on Tuesday, June 23. When the first...

 

Final 10-Year Bike(+) Plan released and Pittsburgh moves toward rapid implementation

After five years of development and consultation with hundreds of local stakeholders across scores of neighborhoods, the City of Pittsburgh Department of Mobility and Infrastructure released the...

 

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