Category: Public Safety

Citiparks Facilities to Operate as Cooling Centers During Weekend Heat Wave

Citiparks Facilities to Operate as Cooling Centers During Weekend Heat Wave

PITTSBURGH, PA (July 21, 2016) – The following City of Pittsburgh Citiparks facilities will serve as cooling centers on Saturday, July 23 and Sunday, July 24…

Mayor William Peduto Calls For Peace Summit

Mayor William Peduto Calls For Peace Summit

PITTSBURGH, PA (July 8, 2016) Mayor William Peduto is calling this afternoon for a community-wide peace summit to be held next week to seek ways to work together to address fear and violence.

The Mayor – working with Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald – intends to gather leaders from law enforcement, faith-based institutions, activist groups, foundations, labor, the corporate community and government to work constructively to address violence facing Pittsburgh and the entire nation, and find ways to promote racial healing.

Green Infrastructure for Stormwater Management Meeting in Squirrel Hill

Green Infrastructure for Stormwater Management Meeting in Squirrel Hill

Where are the best places to locate “green infrastructure” in Squirrel Hill? There will be a public meeting on Wednesday, June 1st to both provide information about green infrastructure and to get your ideas on specific places to put these locations in Squirrel Hill. The meeting is being hosted by the Squirrel Hill Urban Coalition (SHUC), with a mini-grant from the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA). There will be presentations from University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University researchers, the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority, the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy, and Stormworks.

Have “Coffee with a Cop” in Zone 1

Have “Coffee with a Cop” in Zone 1

Police Zone 1 will be hosting a “Coffee with a Cop” event on Thursday, May 19th from noon to 8 p.m. Zone 1 area residents will have the opportunity to join their neighbors and local police officers for coffee and conversation. There will be no agenda and no speeches for this event – just a chance to ask questions, voice concerns, and get to know the officers in the neighborhood.

Air Quality Expo in Clairton

Air Quality Expo in Clairton

PennFuture and Stay Positive Clairton will hold an Air Quality Expo in Clairton on Sunday, May 15th. There will be games and informational resources from various environmental and public health groups so that residents and other attendees can learn more about the air quality in the Clairton community. Food and beverages will be available served. Featured at the expo will be the premier of PennFuture’s documentary, “Clairton Coke Works, Clean Up Our Air.” PennFuture produced the short film that spotlights local residents who share their stories on how the air quality in the Mon Valley affects them. Matt Brosey directed and edited the film.

Public Works Crews Prepare For Winter Weather Forecast

Public Works Crews Prepare For Winter Weather Forecast

PITTSBURGH, PA (April 8, 2016) – The City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Works has issued a Snow Level 1 Alert effective 3:00 p.m. on Friday, April 8, 2016.

You Can Arm Pittsburgh Police with Teddy Bears to Help Kids in Crisis

You Can Arm Pittsburgh Police with Teddy Bears to Help Kids in Crisis

Imagine being a child and it’s the worst day of your life. You’ve been in a car accident, or your house was on fire, perhaps you witnessed a parent being arrested, or you watched a violent domestic dispute unfold before your eyes and you’re now separated from your parents. If you’re a child who has been caught up in these kinds of traumatic events, you will likely end up in the back of a police car or other emergency response vehicle. While it could of course never completely make up for the pain you’re feeling, finding a teddy bear to hug and hold in the police cruiser could certainly help give some very real comfort. That is the impetus behind a teddy bear drive being spearheaded by City Councilman Dan Gilman in cooperation with the Pittsburgh Police.

Pittsburgh Needs You to Become a Citiparks Lifeguard this Summer!

Pittsburgh Needs You to Become a Citiparks Lifeguard this Summer!

Each year, Pittsburgh needs lifeguards for our pools! The Citiparks Aquatics Division is actively recruiting now for lifeguards for the 2016 summer season. If you are a certified lifeguard or are interested in obtaining certification, the Citiparks Aquatic Division needs you. Lifeguards must be City of Pittsburgh residents and at least 16 years of age by June 4, 2016. The starting pay rate is $8.91 an hour. If you are interested in working as a lifeguard for Citiparks, please contact the Aquatic Division Office at 412-323-7928.

Good Jobs & Green Communities – Lessons from Kansas City

Good Jobs & Green Communities – Lessons from Kansas City

On Wednesday, March 9, the Clean Rivers Campaign, Phipps Conservatory and Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy will hold a public presentation, “Beyond Tunnel Vision: Good Jobs & Green Communities – Lessons from Kansas City.” In 2010, Kansas City became the first city in the nation to enter into a federal consent decree incorporating green infrastructure solutions to reduce combined sewer overflows. The presentation will focus on Kansas City’s green-first, green-preferred approach and the potential these concepts have in Pittsburgh.

Help Create a Dignity & Respect Ceramic Tile Quilt for the Center for Victims

Help Create a Dignity & Respect Ceramic Tile Quilt for the Center for Victims

Every nine seconds in the United States, a woman is assaulted or beaten, according to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. Furthermore, one in three women and one in four men have been victims of (some form of) physical violence by an intimate partner within their lifetime. The Dignity & Respect Council of Greater Pittsburgh is hosting an event to raise awareness of this domestic violence. On Saturday, March 5, they will host their third annual Ceramic Tile Quilt Event.