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Mayor, Councilmembers Launch ‘Small Business Week’

Mayor, Councilmembers Launch ‘Small Business Week’

PITTSBURGH, PA (November 25, 2014) – Mayor William Peduto, Councilman Dan Gilman and Councilwoman Natalia Rudiak today officially declared the week of November 24-30 “Small Business Week” in the City of Pittsburgh.

Statement by Mayor William Peduto on Ferguson, Missouri Grand Jury Decision

Statement by Mayor William Peduto on Ferguson, Missouri Grand Jury Decision

“Ferguson may be hundreds of miles away, but the reverberations from August’s shooting are still felt, understandably, in Pittsburgh and other cities nationwide. I know it is hard right now, but it is my fervent hope that in coming days we can use this decision as an opportunity to come together — in peace and in prayer — to do the necessary work of strengthening ties between residents and police, and finding new paths to mutual trust and understanding.”

Remarks by Mayor William Peduto At Announcement of New U.S. Steel Headquarters At Former Civic Arena Site

Remarks by Mayor William Peduto At Announcement of New U.S. Steel Headquarters At Former Civic Arena Site

PITTSBURGH, PA (Nov. 24, 2014) “As a Pittsburgh boy this feels really good. I told Mario [Longhi, U.S. Steel President and CEO], as we sat in the office, I will not be the Mayor that lost U.S. Steel. Not out of Pittsburgh. And all apologies to the Governor, it meant no where else in Allegheny County, nowhere in the state of Pennsylvania — U.S. Steel belongs in Pittsburgh, and it feels really, really good. And I know everyone around here feels the same way too.

Startup Weekend Pittsburgh: Let the Games Begin! (#SWPgh)

Startup Weekend Pittsburgh: Let the Games Begin! (#SWPgh)

This weekend, in cities across the globe, a battle has begun–the Global Startup Battle–a grassroots movement of entrepreneurs competing to pitch their best ideas, form teams around the top ideas (as determined by popular vote), create a business model/code/design and make a final presentation. Categories include Developers, Designers and Non-technical. It all takes place over a 54-hour period.

How to be an Angel this Winter

How to be an Angel this Winter

With the Farmers’ Almanac calling for more “shivery and shovelry” for the 2014-2015 winter season, Allegheny Snow Angels will be in much demand. Snow Angels is a program that connects residents who have a physical disability OR are age 60 or older and have some physical limitations with volunteers to keep sidewalks clear of snow and safe for all. The program originated three years ago by the City of Pittsburgh’s servePGH initiative and is working this year in partnership with Family Services of Western Pennsylvania, and North Hills Community Outreach.

Get Stuffed With Love: Thanksgiving Meals for People in Need

Get Stuffed With Love: Thanksgiving Meals for People in Need

On Thanksgiving Day, as most Americans sit down to a bounty of wonderful food and count all their blessings, there will be far too many for whom such a meal is beyond reach. “Get Stuffed With Love” is a program that has provided a hot and delicious meal free to people who are really in need for a dozen years in the City of Pittsburgh including the homeless, shut-ins, and the disabled.

Pittsburgh Yoga Collective: Bringing the Benefits of Yoga to Underserved & At-risk Communities

Pittsburgh Yoga Collective: Bringing the Benefits of Yoga to Underserved & At-risk Communities

Yoga provides a myriad of benefits both physical and mental to its practitioners. The Pittsburgh Yoga Collective (PYC) is a nonprofit organization located in Pittsburgh whose mission is to bring the practice of yoga and mindfulness to the many diverse populations and groups in the Pittsburgh region, including underserved and at-risk populations. The collective was created by Caitlin Lasky who brings her passion for helping others and her love of yoga combined with her work in local non-profits and her yoga training here, in Philadelphia, D.C. and New York City to create this brand new initiative.

Mayor William Peduto Delivers State of the City Address

Mayor William Peduto Delivers State of the City Address

It has been a momentous year fighting for the city we love. With your help we approved an Act 47 plan that will finally lead us out of a decades of fiscal distress, and we earned a credit rating upgrade as a result. We hired a visionary police chief who will restore morale among the ranks and trust in the community. This year alone there has been over a quarter-billion-dollars worth of economic investment in Pittsburgh, and we’ve come to expect national and international accolades for our city’s remarkable transformation.

Statement By Mayor William Peduto on Gubernatorial Election

Statement By Mayor William Peduto on Gubernatorial Election

PITTSBURGH, PA (Nov. 5, 2014) “I want to formally congratulate Tom Wolf on his victory in the Pennsylvania governor’s race Tuesday. I left him a message last night and look forward to giving him my congratulations in person soon.

City of Pittsburgh Seeks Partners for Public Art Grant

City of Pittsburgh Seeks Partners for Public Art Grant

The City of Pittsburgh is pleased to announce that it has been invited to apply for the newly announced Public Art Challenge Grant, offered by Bloomberg Philanthropies.