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Help Revitalize Pittsburgh One Block at a Time

Help Revitalize Pittsburgh One Block at a Time

Love Your Block grants are a joint program of the City of Pittsburgh and The Home Depot Foundation that enable community groups and residents to revitalize our city one block at a time. Since its start in 2011, the program has engaged 3,994 volunteers and impacted 321 blocks with a grand total 117 projects completed in Pittsburgh!

City Seeks Donation of Holiday Christmas Tree

City Seeks Donation of Holiday Christmas Tree

The city of Pittsburgh is making its annual call for a donated evergreen tree that will be displayed on the portico of the City-County Building.

Last Call for Tree Request Forms & Tree Request Form Walk

Last Call for Tree Request Forms & Tree Request Form Walk

Calling all Shadyside Tree Tenders and Neighborhood Tree Sympathizers! You have less than a week to turn in your Tree Request Forms as they are due Thursday, Sept. 18th. There will also be one final Tree Request Form Walk in Shadyside tomorrow in an effort to promote the love of trees and collect more forms.

Celebrate Reading at Pittsburgh’s 15th Annual “Alphabet Trail and Tales” This Saturday

Celebrate Reading at Pittsburgh’s 15th Annual “Alphabet Trail and Tales” This Saturday

Each year Citiparks celebrates the joy of reading with “Alphabet Trail and Tales.” This annual event is free for the whole family and focuses on early and elementary literacy. Children follow the Alphabet Trail from A to Z where the best in children’s books is presented.

Mayor William Peduto Announces Transformational Plans for Hill District

Mayor William Peduto Announces Transformational Plans for Hill District

Mayor William Peduto joined other officials today to announce historic agreements among the Pittsburgh Penguins, the Hill District community and local government that will transform the entire neighborhood and provide tens of millions in financing for community improvements, jobs and housing.

Mayor William Peduto To Appear on NBC’s “Meet The Press” Sunday

Mayor William Peduto To Appear on NBC’s “Meet The Press” Sunday

President Barack Obama & Mayor Peduto to mark moderator Chuck Todd’s first broadcast

PITTSBURGH, PA (Sept. 5, 2014) Mayor William Peduto is scheduled to appear this Sunday on NBC’s “Meet The Press” with new moderator Chuck Todd.

Mayor Peduto and Public Safety Director Bucar Announce Hiring of Pittsburgh Police Chief

Mayor Peduto and Public Safety Director Bucar Announce Hiring of Pittsburgh Police Chief

PITTSBURGH, PA (Sept. 2, 2014) – Mayor William Peduto and Public Safety Director Stephen A. Bucar today announced the hiring of Cameron McLay as the next Chief of the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police.

Construction Continues of Pittsburgh’s Latest Protected Bike Lanes

Construction Continues of Pittsburgh’s Latest Protected Bike Lanes

PITTSBURGH, PA (August 26, 2014) – The City of Pittsburgh today announced the installation of a third protected bike lane as part of the two-year long PeopleForBikes Green Lane Project program that was announced in March.

Mayor William Peduto Helps Kindergarteners Kickoff the First Day of School

Mayor William Peduto Helps Kindergarteners Kickoff the First Day of School

Mayor William Peduto’s Healthy Together enrollment campaign, made possible thanks to a $200,000 grant from the National League of Cities (NLC), partnered Thursday with the United Way of Allegheny County and Ready Freddy to reach families at Pittsburgh Langley K-8 on the first day of kindergarten.

Mayor William Peduto Issues Executive Order Creating Early Childhood Education Task Force

Mayor William Peduto Issues Executive Order Creating Early Childhood Education Task Force

Mayor William Peduto today named a Mayor’s Blue Ribbon Panel on Early Childhood Education to help the city seek funding for a preschool development grant program the White House announced in the Hill District earlier this month.