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 News    August 4, 2020 

Water line break closes 15th Street

Traffic restrictions in South Side as part of the East Carson Street project will be extended until further notice. Due to a water main break on South 15th Street, the roadway will be closed around-the-clock until further notice between East Carson...

 
 News    August 4, 2020 

Black Women for a Better Education to host virtual town hall

Black Women for a Better Education will host a virtual town hall entitled, We Demand a Better Education for Pittsburgh’s Children, on Wednesday, Aug. 5 at 6pm via Zoom (register at https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwrduqqqTIqG9yhOCdRZA9fE-wX5VT47J...

 
 News    August 4, 2020 

Pennsylvania to provide postage-paid return envelopes with mail and absentee ballots 

The Pennsylvania Department of State will provide funding for postage so all eligible voters can return their mail-in and absentee ballots at no cost to the voter for the 2020 general election.  “Our goal is to make voting as accessible, safe,...

 
 News    August 4, 2020 

Senator Costa to introduce Cap and Invest bill for Pennsylvania

Senate Democratic Leader Jay Costa, Jr. has introduced Senate Bill 15, creating a "Cap and Invest" program for the state's electric power sector, along with the support of 17 cosponsors. "The...

 
 News    August 4, 2020 

Pittsburgh Bureau of EMS receives American Heart Association Elite Status Award

For the third year running, the Pittsburgh Bureau of EMS was honored with the American Heart Association's 2020 Mission: Lifeline EMS Gold Plus Performance Achievement Award; the highest level. The d...

 
 News    August 4, 2020 

Next Fresh Fridays Grab-N-Go will be on August 14

The next Fresh Fridays on the Hilltop, the Hilltop Alliance's free produce distribution, will again pass out pre-boxed food on Friday, August 14 at St. John Vianney Church parking lot in Allentown....

 
 News    August 4, 2020 

City of Pittsburgh has been awarded over $4.6M in grants so far in 2020

The City of Pittsburgh has been awarded $4,636,819 in grants from federal and state agencies and national and local foundations so far in 2020. Grant monies are being used to support specific...

 

Community benefits of filling out 2020 Census important for Allegheny County

 Responding to the 2020 Census shape decisions about how billions of dollars in federal funds flow into communities each year for the next 10 years for critical services. It is more important than...

 

Low-cost computers now available for curbside pickup in Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh-based nonprofit Computer Reach launched its new Curbside Pickup program to offer low-cost computers, laptops, and technological devices in an effort to get families and individuals digitally connected during the COVID-19 health crisis....

 

PWSA lead line replacement program is on target for 2026

Since June 2016, the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority has replaced more than 7,400 public lead service lines and more than 4,700 private lead service lines throughout Pittsburgh. PWSA is on...

 

South Side Post Office reduces hours in August

The South Side Post Office, 1731 E. Carson Street, will have new hours beginning August 22. The lobby hours for the Carson Station will be Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. except from 1-2...

 

15th and 17th to close for fire hydrant and paving work through August 7

PennDOT District 11 has announced that traffic restrictions on East Carson Street will continue weather permitting. Fire hydrant and paving work requiring the closures of South 17th street and South...

 

MWCDC will host Zoom Wednesday concerning Zipline from Mt. Washington

The Mount Washington Community Development Corporation Development Committee will hold a Zoom virtual teleconference on Wednesday, July 22 from 6-7:30 p.m. The agenda will include discussion on new...

 

City to join in anonymous sharing of traffic data

The City of Pittsburgh Department of Innovation and Performance is set to join two data-sharing agreements, at no cost to the city, that will improve planning and analysis related to mobility,...

 

Gov. Wolf signs Executive Order to create Pennsylvania State Law Enforcement Citizen Advisory Commission

Governor Tom Wolf has signed an executive order creating the Pennsylvania State Law Enforcement Citizen Advisory Commission. This further advances his actions to address law enforcement reform and accountability he announced in June and the...

 

URA announces additional Housing Stabilization Program administrators are up and running

The Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh (URA) announced additional Housing Stabilization Program (HSP) administrators are up and running, following an expansion of the Housing Opportunity Fund (HOF) program to meet the unprecedented demand...

 

LGBTQIA+ Commission seeks applicants

The newly formed City of Pittsburgh LGBTQIA+ Commission is seeking applicants to serve as commissioners. The LGBTQIA+ Commission legislation was approved by City Council and signed by Mayor...

 

First responders rescue elderly man who fell over hillside in Mt. Washington

Pittsburgh Bureaus of EMS (Rescue 2/Medic 3), Fire (27 Engine) and Police (Zone 3) responded to a call for an elderly male who had fallen about 20 feet down a hillside while walking in the 600 block...

 

Readshaw's background check for police bill signed into law

A measure requiring law enforcement agencies to conduct a through background investigation on potential new hires was signed into law last week by Gov. Tom Wolf. The legislation was passed...

 

City and AHN to partner on support for those experiencing homelessness

The City of Pittsburgh and Allegheny Health Network are creating a new model for responding to the needs of those experiencing homelessness, problematic substance abuse and unaddressed mental health...

 

PWSA reaches agreement with PA AG's office

The Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority has reached an agreement with Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro's office as part of an investigation launched in February of 2019 regarding...

 

South Pittsburgh area churches in the Diocese of Pittsburgh impacted by COVID-19

An employee at Blessed Trinity Parish in the South Hills has tested positive for the coronavirus. Out of an abundance of caution, churches and other buildings in the parish will be closed for extra...

 

New 12 Step Program is beginning on the Hilltop

The Western Orthodox Church, Society of Sancta Maria Magdalena, will now administer the 12 Step Program beginning at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 15 with instructor Shawn Collington at its Hilltop location, 108 Locust Street, Mt. Oliver, PA 15210. At...

 

City Calls for proposals for public safety cultural competency training

The City of Pittsburgh is seeking proposals for a vendor to create a cultural competency training curriculum for the Department of Public Safety bureaus under the management of the Multicultural...

 

Friends rally to help neighbors whose home was damaged in 4th of July fireworks fire

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...

 

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