Category: Neighborhoods and Community

Mayor William Peduto to hold “Mayor’s Night Out” in Carrick Wednesday

Mayor William Peduto to hold “Mayor’s Night Out” in Carrick Wednesday

PITTSBURGH, PA (July 28, 2014) Mayor William Peduto and his top staff will hear neighborhood concerns and issues Wednesday night in Carrick, in the sixth installment of his “Mayor’s Night Out/Mayor’s Night In” community events.

Mayor Announces Extended Application Period, Informational Session For Love Your Block Program

Mayor Announces Extended Application Period, Informational Session For Love Your Block Program

PITTSBURGH, PA (July 3, 2014) – Mayor William Peduto today announced that applications have been extended for the fall 2014 Love Your Block grant award program. Applications will now be available until Friday, July 18. In addition, there will be an informational session Wednesday, July 9, to assist interested applicants. First-time applicants and past grantees are encouraged to attend.

Celebrate on the Fourth With a Different Kind of BOOM

Celebrate on the Fourth With a Different Kind of BOOM

If you’re looking for something a little bit different to do for the upcoming holiday, check out BOOM Concepts’ two-day grand opening on July 3rd and 4th. BOOM Concepts is a community organization in Garfield that provides “space for collaboration across genre and discipline.” It’s an exhibition, studio, and workspace along the Penn Ave Arts Corridor for artists, musicians, and entrepreneurs who have common interest. BOOM Concepts is a collaboration of Jenesis Magazine and the Magic Organs artist collective.

Mayor Peduto and Acting Public Safety Director Bucar Detail Next Steps in Police Chief Search

Mayor Peduto and Acting Public Safety Director Bucar Detail Next Steps in Police Chief Search

Public meetings on search to begin June 26; Online input launches through Mindmixer

PITTSBURGH, PA (June 11, 2014) – Mayor William Peduto and acting Public Safety Director Stephen A. Bucar today announced the upcoming public phases of the city’s search for a new Pittsburgh Police chief, including six public meetings and a site for online remarks.

Hilltop Residents: Apply Now for NeighborWorks Leadership Development Program Scholarship

Hilltop Residents: Apply Now for NeighborWorks Leadership Development Program Scholarship

Do you want to improve your community and yourself? The NeighborWorks Training Institute is nationally regarded as one of the premier professional development opportunities in the community development field. Their NeighborWorks Leadership Development Program gives you the opportunity to earn a professional certificate in either: Community Engagement, Community & Neighborhood Revitalization, or Management & Leadership.

Join in the Emerald View Park BioBlitz

Join in the Emerald View Park BioBlitz

A BioBlitz is a biological survey conducted over a short period of time (usually 24 hours or less) where an attempt is made to record every living species in a designated area. The first BioBlitz occurred at Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens, Washington D.C. in 1996–approximately 1,000 species were identified at that event. BioBlitzes are often held in urban parks to allow for as much public participation as possible and to encourage the public’s interest in biodiversity.

Mayor William Peduto to Hold Next “Mayor’s Night Out”

Mayor William Peduto to Hold Next “Mayor’s Night Out”

PITTSBURGH, PA – (May 26, 2014) This Thursday evening Mayor William Peduto and his top staff will meet personally with residents at Riverview United Presbyterian Church in Perry North to hear — and act upon — their ideas and concerns about city issues.

Mayor William Peduto Announces Revamped Volunteer Litter Program

Mayor William Peduto Announces Revamped Volunteer Litter Program

More than 2,000 volunteers fuel effort citywide

PITTSBURGH, PA. – Mayor William Peduto announced today that the city’s volunteer litter initiative has been renamed “Beautify Our ‘Burgh” and will receive new signage.

Mayor Peduto, City of Pittsburgh Adopt Nextdoor – The Private Social Network for Neighborhoods

Mayor Peduto, City of Pittsburgh Adopt Nextdoor – The Private Social Network for Neighborhoods

Pittsburgh, PA – The City of Pittsburgh announced today a partnership with Nextdoor (www.nextdoor.com), the private social network for neighborhoods, to improve citywide and neighbor-to-neighbor communications.

Get Your Hands Dirty and Volunteer with Love Your Block!

Get Your Hands Dirty and Volunteer with Love Your Block!

Love Your Block grants are a joint program of the City of Pittsburgh and The Home Depot Foundation to revitalize our city one block at a time. The program gives organizations $2,000 to purchase supplies and the equipment necessary for a neighborhood block improvement project. The projects must mobilize community volunteers. There are nearly 20 community projects starting Saturday, May 10 and running through June 31. Projects this season range from installing a rain garden, to building an outdoor structure for a farmer’s market, to panting a community mural, to erecting a handicap accessible planter bed.