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 News    May 5, 2020

Pittsburgh urging appeals court to reverse rulings blocking gun safety ordinances

The City of Pittsburgh has asked the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court to reverse a lower court decision blocking the implementation of gun violence prevention measures enacted after the mass shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue, the City Law...

 
 News    May 5, 2020

PennDOT extends expiration dates on driver licenses, ID cards and learner's permits

Expiration dates for driver licenses, identification cards, and learner’s permits, will be extended for Pennsylvania residents in response to statewide COVID-19 mitigation efforts. Effective April 30, 2020, expiration dates for driver licenses,...

 

Knoxville Community Council cancels events through July

Due to coronavirus concerns, the Knoxville Community Council (KCC) is canceling its events through July 2. Events canceled include: Monthly meeting on May 7; Housing Forum on May 13; Community...

 

Landslide remediation Resumes in Allentown

Contractors working with the City of Pittsburgh Department of Mobility and Infrastructure (DOMI) have resumed landslide remediation work in two city locations. The sites are along Arlington Avenue at William Street in Allentown and Forward and...

 

Construction activity resumes Friday in the city

In accordance with guidance provided by Governor Tom Wolf, general construction activity will be permitted to resume in the City of Pittsburgh beginning on Friday, May 1. "Following the leadership of Governor Wolf, and in accordance with strong...

 

Latest City of Pittsburgh Food Distribution Data

With assistance from the Salvation Army, Parkhurst Dining and Eat'n Park, the City of Pittsburgh Department of Parks and Recreation distributed 4,288 meals to children and seniors last week, which was an increase over the previous week. Total meals...

 

PRC asks everyone to save their materials for next collection

The Pennsylvania Resources Council (PRC) will soon announce its 2020 collection event calendar – which has been altered out of an abundance of caution for the safety of event participants, volunteers, partners and staff due to the Commonwealth's...

 

City of Pittsburgh releases gardening guidelines for community gardens and Adopt-A-Lot sites during COVID-19

The City of Pittsburgh, through the Departments of City Planning and Public Works, have released guidelines for the public for using community gardens while maintaining CDC health guidelines....

 

PLCB opens more liquor stores for curbside pickup

The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board has expanded curbside pickup service to 389 more Fine Wine & Good Spirits locations across the commonwealth. "We'll have 565 Fine Wine & Good Spirits...

 

Board extends shut off moratorium and expands assistance offerings

The Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA) has extended the moratorium on water shutoffs during the COVID-19 pandemic to July 1. PWSA had previously paused all shutoffs through May 31. PWSA also waived two additional requirements for customers...

 

Honeycomb Credit launches Loyalty Bonds for small businesses

Honeycomb Credit has announced a new product for small businesses that offers debt free capital in the form of ”Loyalty Bonds.” Loyalty Bonds enable small businesses to raise cash quickly by selling gift card subscriptions that will keep customer...

 

New city legislation expands protections against discrimination in housing

During the April 28 Regular Meeting of Pittsburgh City Council, Councilperson Erika Strassburger introduced legislation to add "actual or perceived citizenship status" and "actual or perceived...

 

County Elections Department submits resolution to state for polling place consolidation

The Allegheny County Elections Division has submitted a resolution passed by the Board of Elections to the Department of State to consolidate polling places. The resolution was accompanied by an outline of a plan for the consolidation of present...

 

Route 19 Saw Mill Run Boulevard long-term lane restrictions resume Wednesday

PennDOT District 11 has announced long-term lane restrictions on Route 19 (Saw Mill Run Boulevard) will resume Wednesday, April 29 weather permitting. Beginning at 7 a.m. on Wednesday, a long-term single-lane restriction will be implemented on Route...

 

Gov. Wolf announces online vehicle sale process, construction restart date, PLCB curbside pick-up

Governor Tom Wolf has announced three actions including online sales of vehicles, which will be enabled by the signing of SB 841, restart of construction projects statewide starting Friday, May 8, and curbside pickup of wine and spirits at select Pen...

 

Liquor is available by curbside pick-up in South Side and other locations

Curbside pickup is available at a limited number of state liquor store. Each store will take a limited number of orders by phone from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., or until the store reaches the maximum number of orders it can fulfil that day, Monday through...

 

Elections to send mail-in ballot application to all registered county voters

The Allegheny County Division of Elections has announced that staff is finalizing mailings to registered voters in the county containing mail-in ballot applications for the June 2 primary election. While some overlap may occur, the applications will...

 

Residents asked to refrain from open burning during pandemic

The departments of Health and Emergency Services have joined forces to ask residents to “be a good neighbor” and reduce the amount of smoke and air pollution they produce during the COVID-19 crisis. In most county municipalities (not all so check...

 

Emergency SNAP benefit distribution begins, local feeding programs available

The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS) will begin an emergency Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefit issuance in line with the federal government’s interpretation of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act....

 

Pennsylvanians encouraged to use electronic filing options for PA tax returns during COVID-19 pandemic

The Department of Revenue is encouraging Pennsylvanians to take advantage of electronic filing options for their Pennsylvania personal income tax returns (PA-40s). Even though the deadline for filing 2019 tax returns has been extended to July 15,...

 

Citiparks recruiting lifeguards in anticipation of the 2020 summer swimming season

Citiparks is currently recruiting lifeguards in anticipation of pools opening sometime during summer 2020. While it has not yet been determined when pools will open due to COVID-19, Citiparks is recruiting now so that lifeguards can be trained when...

 

Multi-state council has goal of getting people back to work, restoring the economy

Recognizing that their states have one integrated regional economy, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf, New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy, Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont, Delaware Governor John Carney and Rhode Island...

 

Goodwill opens no-contact donation centers to meet public and environmental need

Responding to the needs of the public, Goodwill of Southwestern Pennsylvania has opened “no-contact” self-service donation areas at each of their 27 southwestern Pennsylvania store locations. The donation centers are open daily from 9 a.m.-5...

 

Fitzgerald calls for Primary Election to be conducted by mail

County Executive Rich Fitzgerald has called for an expansion of the state’s emergency declaration to allow the county to send a ballot to every registered voter in Allegheny County so that the June 2, 2020 primary election may be conducted by...

 

Pennsylvania begins implementing new Federal unemployment benefits, eligible claimants get extra $600

The Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry (L&I) is implementing new federal unemployment compensation benefits provided by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The COVID-19 relief package temporarily provides an...

 

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