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Join Pittsburgh City Council at an Air Quality Post Agenda Meeting on Thursday

Join Pittsburgh City Council at an Air Quality Post Agenda Meeting on Thursday

Do you care about the quality of the air in the City of Pittsburgh? If so, you have the opportunity to hear various experts give their testimony to Pittsburgh City Council on air pollution in our region and what can be done to combat it. Councilor Corey O’Connor will host the post agenda meeting this Thursday in Council chambers. Speakers will include representatives of environmental groups, academia, and the health care industry.

Attend the 2014 Fall City-wide Public Safety Meeting

Attend the 2014 Fall City-wide Public Safety Meeting

Each spring and fall, Pittsburgh holds a city-wide public safety meeting. These meetings bring together residents and business owners with public safety personnel, elected officials and city departmental staff to meet, network and disseminate important information. Attendees can find out about successful safety strategies, new safety initiatives and receive information about services to residents.

Got a Great Startup Idea? Apply to Thrill Mill Now!

Got a Great Startup Idea? Apply to Thrill Mill Now!

Thrill Mill, Inc. is an incubator that provides funding, mentorship and office space for startups and and entrepreneurs that have creative ideas. Thrill Mill brings a creative and collaborative atmosphere to their nurturing of talent. They started as a non profit in 2012 to work with early-stage entrepreneurs; helping them to polish their ideas and then showcasing them at their Thrival Music and Innovation Festival.

Mayor’s Education Task Force to Hold Fourth Meeting Tuesday Evening

Mayor’s Education Task Force to Hold Fourth Meeting Tuesday Evening

Pittsburgh Public Schools parents and other members of the community are welcome to attend the fourth meeting of Mayor William Peduto’s Education Task Force tomorrow evening, and share their thoughts about public education in Pittsburgh.

Pittsburgh Garbage Pickup Suspended on Tuesday, Oct. 21

Pittsburgh Garbage Pickup Suspended on Tuesday, Oct. 21

The Environmental Services Bureau of the Department of Public Works advises that there will be no refuse collection in the city on Tuesday, Oct. 21.

Mayor William Peduto to Hold “Mayor’s Night Out” in Homewood Tuesday

Mayor William Peduto to Hold “Mayor’s Night Out” in Homewood Tuesday

PITTSBURGH, PA (Oct. 15, 2014) Mayor William Peduto and his top staff will hear neighborhood concerns and issues Wednesday night in Homewood, in the eighth installment of his “Mayor’s Night Out/Mayor’s Night In” community events.

ReelAbilities Film Festival: Real People. Real Stories. Really Good Films.

ReelAbilities Film Festival: Real People. Real Stories. Really Good Films.

JFilm and FISA will present the 2nd Annual ReelAbilities Pittsburgh Disabilities Film Festival on October 22, 26 and 30, 2014. The festival promotes awareness and appreciation of the lives and stories of people with different disabilities by showcasing award winning films by and about people with disabilities. Viewings of these films are enriched by post-screening discussions and programs to bring together the community to further explore and celebrate the diversity of our shared human experience.

Mayor, Police Chief to Participate in “Mayor’s Night On-Air” Tonight

Mayor, Police Chief to Participate in “Mayor’s Night On-Air” Tonight

Mayor William Peduto and Acting Chief of Police Cameron McLay will be panelists in a community forum tonight to discuss police/community relations in the City of Pittsburgh. The panel, hosted by Essential Pittsburgh’s Paul Guggenheimer, will also include former police officer Sheldon Williams and Brandi Fisher, president of Alliance for Police Accountability. The discussion will be broadcast live on 90.5 FM, WESA.

Pittsburgh Receives Grant from National League of Cities for Summer and Afterschool Meal Programs

Pittsburgh Receives Grant from National League of Cities for Summer and Afterschool Meal Programs

PITTSBURGH, PA (Oct. 1, 2014) – The National League of Cities is awarding Pittsburgh a $50,000 grant to create programs providing children with afterschool and summer meals.

Statements by Mayor Peduto and County Executive Fitzgerald on August Wilson Center Settlement

Statements by Mayor Peduto and County Executive Fitzgerald on August Wilson Center Settlement

PITTSBURGH, PA (Sept. 29, 2014) – Mayor Peduto and County Executive Fitzgerald released the following statements Monday after a settlement was reached to save the August Wilson Center for African American Culture: