Category: Public Safety

Please Make a Donation to the Memorial Fund for Officer John Stofesky

Please Make a Donation to the Memorial Fund for Officer John Stofesky

On Tuesday, June 16th, our city lost a dedicated 26-year veteran of the Pittsburgh Police Bureau: John Stofesky. Highly respected by the Bureau, John served his city with honor, courage, and kindness. His immense impact on his family, friends, colleagues, and our city will not be forgotten, and he is especially missed by the South Side Community.

Apply for a PWSA Green Infrastructure Grant

Apply for a PWSA Green Infrastructure Grant

The Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA) is committed to making green infrastructure part of the solution to improve water quality affected by stormwater runoff in our area. They are currently accepting applications for PWSA’s Green Infrastructure Grant Program. Residents can apply for up to a $50,000 matching grant, and community organizations can apply for up to a $5,000 mini grant for storm water mitigation projects.

Please Sign the Father’s Day Pledge to End Gender Violence Now!

Please Sign the Father’s Day Pledge to End Gender Violence Now!

The statistics are gut-wrenching: On average, more than three women a day are murdered by their husbands or boyfriends in the U.S. Nearly one in four women in the U.S. reports experiencing violence by a current or former spouse or boyfriend at some point in her life. Approximately one in three adolescent girls in the United States is a victim of physical, emotional or verbal abuse from a dating partner.

Attend the Allegheny County Hazard Mitigation Plan Final Public Meeting

Attend the Allegheny County Hazard Mitigation Plan Final Public Meeting

“Hazard Mitigation” is any sustained action taken to reduce or eliminate long-term risks to life and property from natural, human-made, and technological hazards such as flood, earthquake, fire, utility interruption, severe weather, and terrorism. Hazard mitigation works best by taking a long-term view of rebuilding and recovering following disasters to make a safer community from the beginning.

Pittsburgh Needs You to Become a Cityparks Lifeguard!

Pittsburgh Needs You to Become a Cityparks Lifeguard!

Pittsburgh needs lifeguards! The Citiparks Aquatics Division is still recruiting lifeguards for the 2015 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 May 30, 2015. The starting pay rate is $8.82 an hour. If you are interested in working as a lifeguard for Citiparks, please contact the Aquatic Division Office at 412-323-7928.

City to Host First Boilermakers “Guns for Opportunity” Event Monday

City to Host First Boilermakers “Guns for Opportunity” Event Monday

PITTSBURGH, PA (April 2, 2015) – The City of Pittsburgh is partnering with the Boilermakers Local 154 and Homewood Brushton Community Ministries to host the first Boilermakers “Guns for Opportunity” event in the city. The collection will take place on Monday, April 6, from 3:30-5:30 p.m. at Bible Center Church, 717 North Homewood Avenue.

Work as a Citiparks Lifeguard This Summer

Work as a Citiparks Lifeguard This Summer

Pittsburgh’s Citiparks Aquatics Division is currently recruiting lifeguards for the 2015 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 May 30, 2015. The starting pay rate is $8.82 an hour. If you are interested in working as a lifeguard for Citiparks, please contact the Aquatic Division Office at 412-323-7928.

Pittsburgh Public Works To Begin 24/7 Pothole Blitz on Tuesday

Pittsburgh Public Works To Begin 24/7 Pothole Blitz on Tuesday

Residents urged to report pothole issues to 311

PITTSBURGH, PA (March 6, 2015) – The City of Pittsburgh will conduct an around-the-clock pothole blitz next week for three straight days beginning Tuesday night.

UPDATE: Salt Supplies Adequate; Refuse Collection Suspended; 100 Vehicles Plowing & Salting

UPDATE: Salt Supplies Adequate; Refuse Collection Suspended; 100 Vehicles Plowing & Salting

The Department of Public Works advises that it has adequate amounts of road salt on hand to treat city streets today, but that as temperatures drop this afternoon neither salt nor Liquid Calcium Chloride will be effective so crews will transition to plowing only.

The department still has 100 vehicles out, which is the City’s maximum storm deployment level, and progress can be monitored via the city’s Snow Plow Tracker.

City Opens Four Regional Warming Centers, Reminds People To Stay Inside If Possible

City Opens Four Regional Warming Centers, Reminds People To Stay Inside If Possible

Outdoor pets law to be enforced; Mayor Peduto asks residents to check on neighbors

PITTSBURGH, PA (Feb. 15, 2015) The City of Pittsburgh is opening four regional warming centers today to help residents through dangerously low temperatures and wind chills.