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Public Works Crews Prepare For Winter Weather Forecast

Public Works Crews Prepare For Winter Weather Forecast

PITTSBURGH, PA (January 25, 2015) – The City of Pittsburgh has issued a Snow Level 2 alert in anticipation of a weather event that is scheduled to hit the Pittsburgh area Sunday evening into Monday morning.

Mayor Thanks Contributors for “Undercover Boss,” Statement on VisitPittsburgh Funding & Letter from Ed Chadwick

Mayor Thanks Contributors for “Undercover Boss,” Statement on VisitPittsburgh Funding & Letter from Ed Chadwick

PITTSBURGH, PA (Jan. 23, 2015) Mayor William Peduto today released the names of core Pittsburgh stakeholders that have generously provided funding to support “Undercover Boss.” The show aired Dec. 21, 2014, and further enhanced the city’s reputation among millions of viewers worldwide.

Hill District To See Historic Transformation Through New Agreement

Hill District To See Historic Transformation Through New Agreement

PITTSBURGH, PA (Jan. 20, 2015) — Transformational plans for the redevelopment of the Hill District will go ahead under the leadership and cooperation of local elected officials, the Hill District community and the Pittsburgh Penguins.

On MLK Day, Mayor Participates with Pittsburgh Children to Promote Peace and Understanding Through the Arts

On MLK Day, Mayor Participates with Pittsburgh Children to Promote Peace and Understanding Through the Arts

PITTSBURGH, PA (Jan. 19, 2015) Mayor William Peduto’s schedule today focuses on honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, along with Pittsburgh children citywide.

City of Pittsburgh Launches Snow Plow Tracker Website

City of Pittsburgh Launches Snow Plow Tracker Website

PITTSBURGH, PA (January 16, 2015) – Mayor William Peduto announced today that the City of Pittsburgh has launched a pilot version of the Snow Plow Tracker website. The website is designed to give residents a real-time update on the current location and travel history of Public Works vehicles during a winter weather event.

University of Pittsburgh Celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

University of Pittsburgh Celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day will be observed this year on Monday, January 19. The University of Pittsburgh’s Office of Cross Cultural and Leadership Development within the University’s Office of Student Affairs is holding a series of events from Friday, January 16 to Friday, January 23 to mark the occasion and the legacy of this remarkable man who had a vision of a “Beloved Community.”

Free U.Lab Course: Transforming Business, Society, and Self

Free U.Lab Course: Transforming Business, Society, and Self

U.Lab and the Presencing Institute is offering a free experiential six-week course on Transforming Business, Society, and Self. It’s being conducted worldwide through ed.X which provides interactive online classes and MOOCs from the world’s best universities, colleges and organizations. Locally, AE Works and The Beauty Shoppe are hosting a hub for this course where you can experience in-person interaction, learning, and coaching.

Public Works Crews Prepare For Overnight Ice, Snow Forecast

Public Works Crews Prepare For Overnight Ice, Snow Forecast

PITTSBURGH, PA (January 11, 2015) – City of Pittsburgh Public Works overnight crews have been called in early this evening to prepare for tonight’s forecast of freezing rain and icy conditions.

Tomorrow is Your Chance to Help Make a New Beginning for Police-Community Relations

Tomorrow is Your Chance to Help Make a New Beginning for Police-Community Relations

Tomorrow, January 9th, is national Law Enforcement Appreciation Day. A day set aside to thank those who have sworn to serve and protect us all from harm. Here in Pittsburgh, we are extremely fortunate to have a new visionary Police Chief, Cameron McLay, who has taken a lead in making sure that all members of our Pittsburgh community feel they share in the promise of that oath.

City Opens Warming Centers Due To Frigid Temperatures

City Opens Warming Centers Due To Frigid Temperatures

PITTSBURGH, PA (January 8, 2015) – The City of Pittsburgh has activated emergency response protocols due to severe weather and extreme cold temperatures hitting the area this week.

Warming centers at four Senior Center locations are currently open throughout the city. Facilities are open daily from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. until further notice.