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URA asks for input on HOF allocation plan

The Urban Redevelopment Authority’s Housing Opportunity Fund (HOF) Department is hosing a series of community meetings open to all City of Pittsburgh residents. The meetings will focus on gathering community feedback regarding the 2018 HOF...

 

Rep. Jake Wheatley wants to legalize adult use of cannabis

By introducing the most comprehensive adult-use cannabis legalization bill to date, state Rep. Jake Wheatley, D-Allegheny, has issued a call to move Pennsylvania onto the right side of history and into the 21st century. “For too long we have...

 

City launching Dolly Parton Book Gifting Program with foundation support

Mayor William Peduto’s administration plans to launch a free book program for children from birth to age 5 with support from the Benter Foundation. Legislation has been introduced to Pittsburgh City Council to accept $250,000 from the foundation...

 

URA to boost One Step program for businesses

The Urban Redevelopment Authority Board of Directors will consider a resolution this week that will help small businesses become more accessible to all customers. The board will vote to waive the URA’s Storefront Renovation Program (SRP)...

 

Business networking event for Black History Week

The Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh is hosting Connections: A Black History Month Networking Event on February 21, 4:30-7 p.m. at 412 Blvd. of the Allies, Pittsburgh, PA 15219. At this free networking event there will be information...

 

Peduto administration proposing changes to towing procedures in city

Mayor William Peduto’s administration has issued a request for proposals to bring safety and customer protections to towing procedures for vehicles involved in accidents on city streets.  Under the proposal, only one towing company would be...

 

UPMC AG announces legal action to modify UPMC consent degrees

Attorney General Josh Shapiro has filed a petition in Commonwealth Court to modify the consent decrees governing the relationship between UPMC and Highmark, two of the largest health care providers and insurers in the western Pennsylvania market....

 

Lincoln is next topic at the Retired Men's Group

The Retired Men’s Luncheon Group welcomes retirees to their Thursday, March 21 luncheon with guest speaker Jack Puglisie. Mr. Puglisie’s topic for the luncheon will be Abraham Lincoln. Cost is $8, payable at the door, for the luncheon which will...

 

Save the date for annual Slovakia at Eastertime

Save the date and mark your calendar to experience a bit of Slovakia at Eastertime on Pittsburgh’s South Side. On Saturday, April 13, 2019, Prince of Peace Parish will host the 29th Annual Slovak Mass and Easter Customs Breakfast. The celebration...

 

Registration open for Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful's 15th Annual Great American Cleanup of Pennslyvania

Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful has announced registration for the 2019 Great American Cleanup of PA is open. This annual event begins on March 1 and ends on May 31. During this period, registered events can get free trash bags, gloves, and safety vests...

 

County accepting ballfield permit applications today

The Allegheny County Parks Department will accept ballfield permit applications from organized baseball, softball and soccer leagues from Tuesday, Feb. 5, through Monday, Feb. 25. Applications must be filed in person by team representatives during...

 

South Side Open Mic night Friday

 The next Open Mic Coffee House at the South Side Presbyterian Church is Friday, Feb. 8, 7:30 – 9 p.m., and welcomes singers, poets, readers, dancers, comedians, and more to the stage. Those interested in sharing should call 412-431-0118 to...

 

Walk with LifeSpan at the Walk for Healthy Community

Be part of LifeSpan’s Team for the Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community on Saturday, May 11, at Stage AE, Northshore. Registration is at 7:45 a.m. with the 5K Walk at 9 a.m. and the One Mile Fun Walk at 9:15 a.m. Highmark Blue Cross/Blue Shield...

 

Carrick Branch Library programs for February

The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – Carrick is offering programs for adults and youth during February and March. Programs for adults include: Adult Open Craft Hour is on Mondays at 12 p.m. each week is a place to relax and have fun with a craft...

 

Rep. Wheatley to introduce legislation for infrastructure

In coming days state Rep. Jake Wheatley, D-Allegheny, will join with state Rep. Thomas Murt, R-Montgomery, to introduce legislation that would jumpstart a massive infrastructure initiative – one that would rebuild communities and neighborhoods...

 

Gov. Wolf proposes plan to raise minimum wage to $15

Governor Tom Wolf is proposing to raise Pennsylvania’s minimum wage to $12 an hour. “Pennsylvania must be a place where hard work is rewarded. But our minimum wage hasn’t changed in a decade and too many hardworking people are struggling to...

 

Pittsburgh receives upgraded credit rating of AA- from Standard & Poors

The City of Pittsburgh has received an upgraded credit rating, with agencies praising the city’s financial management and operating surpluses.  Credit rating agencies Moody’s and Standard & Poors issued reports this week grading city...

 

County gets 18.3M HUD grant to fight homelessness

The U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) has awarded a $18.3 million Continuum of Care grant to Allegheny County’s Department of Human Services (DHS) to assist in its efforts to reduce homelessness. “Allegheny County continually...

 

History Center to send piece of Pittsburgh to the Moon

As the Senator John Heinz History Center begins the "Final Countdown" to the closing of the epic Smithsonian exhibition Destination Moon: The Apollo 11 Mission on Feb. 18, the museum will look to the...

 

Readshaw to lead committee

Rep. Harry Readshaw, D-Allegheny, will continue in his role as the Democratic chairman of the House Professional Licensure Committee for the 2019-20 session. “I’m pleased that my experience as Democratic chairman of the House Professional...

 

"Christine's Law" to clear snow from vehicles reintroduced in State Senate

State Senator Lisa Boscola has reintroduced “Christine’s Law,” which would require all drivers to clear snow and ice from their vehicles within 24 hours following winter storms. “Christine’s Law is a commonsense proposal to protect...

 

New Century Job Shop names new manager and promotion

After just six months in operation, New Century Job Shop at New Century Careers’ (NCC) Training and Innovation Center, 305 E. Carson Street in South Side, has announced the hiring and promotion of two individuals focused on meeting custom parts pro...

 

Lenten Fish Fry sponsors reminded to obtain health permit

With the Lenten season coming up, the Allegheny County Health Department (ACHD) is reminding sponsors of fish frys they will need to have a health permit to operate. Operation of a food facility, whether temporary, seasonal, or permanent, requires a...

 

Cupid's Chase races benefit Community Options

On January 23, Dollar Bank’s South Side Branch teamed up with Community Options, Inc., and the South Side Chamber of Commerce and hosted a happy hour to network with Chamber members, businesses, residents, and guests to mark Community Options...

 

Festival of Praise Feb. 9 at Holy Apostles Parish

A Festival of Praise will take place at Holy Apostles Parish - St Albert The Great Church, 3171 Churchview Ave., in Baldwin on Saturday, Feb. 9 from 7-8:30 p.m. Join in for a spiritually uplifting Adoration Service, motivational contemporary worship...

 

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