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Celebrate the Season at the Union Project’s “Spring Thing”

Celebrate the Season at the Union Project’s “Spring Thing”

It’s probably a safe bet to say that most Pittsburghers hope we’ve seen the last snowflake and are ready to celebrate the changing of the seasons. If you’re ready to jump into Spring, come on out to the Union Project’s “Spring Thing” on April 25th and 26th.

Statement by Mayor William Peduto on First 100 Days

Statement by Mayor William Peduto on First 100 Days

“When I took the oath of office January 6, I pledged to change the culture of city government. My administration is following through on that pledge, through the hard work, square dealing and good faith I promised that day, and today I am issuing a detailed report on our progress over the first 100 days.

Going Global Right Here at Home

Going Global Right Here at Home

The world is getting smaller and Amizade’s The Global Switchboard aims to facilitate that trend. Pittsburgh has dozens of social-profit organizations which work on global/local connections. The Global Switchboard will provide a shared-space, community-oriented, work center for organizations and individuals involved in global engagement.

Take Action Now to Rebuild Our Neighborhoods

Take Action Now to Rebuild Our Neighborhoods

Many of our communities are powerless today to slum landlords, vacant buildings and blighted properties. They invite crime and neglect into our neighborhoods, robbing them of their promise and pushing them to the brink.

There is a bill before City Council right now that would revolutionize our ability to recycle abandoned, neglected properties and put them back into productive use.

I am asking you to e-mail City Council today and tell them that we need the Land Bank Bill to pass.

Apply for a Scholarship to the 4th Annual Community Development Summit in Pittsburgh

Apply for a Scholarship to the 4th Annual Community Development Summit in Pittsburgh

The Pittsburgh Community Reinvestment Group (PCRG) advocates for equitable policies and adequate resources to build vibrant and strong urban neighborhoods. As part of PCRG’s mission, they will be presenting the 4th Annual Community Development Summit in Pittsburgh on May 14th and 15th. The summit brings together community and economic development professionals, lenders, public officials, developers, planners, and others–more than 500 in all–who care about building and sustaining healthy, vibrant, and sustainable communities.

Mayor William Peduto Announces “Mayor’s Night Out”

Mayor William Peduto Announces “Mayor’s Night Out”

Mayor and top administrators invite Hilltop residents to share ideas, concerns

PITTSBURGH, PA – (April 3, 2014) This Monday evening Mayor William Peduto and his top staff will meet personally with residents to hear — and act upon — their ideas and concerns about City government issues.

Mayor William Peduto Lauds Latest Funding for East Liberty Transit Center

Mayor William Peduto Lauds Latest Funding for East Liberty Transit Center

Joining Gov. Tom Corbett and other partners, Mayor William Peduto today lauded an additional $5 million in state funding for the ongoing East Liberty Transit Center.

“This project is about more than East Liberty — it creates another ladder of opportunity to rebuild neighborhoods next door,” Mayor Peduto said.

Department of Public Works Reminders on Rialto Street & Street Sweeping

Department of Public Works Reminders on Rialto Street & Street Sweeping

Troy Hill street reopens Monday & street sweeping program begins Tuesday.

Mayor William Peduto Announces 18 New ‘Love Your Block’ Grant Recipients

Mayor William Peduto Announces 18 New ‘Love Your Block’ Grant Recipients

Mayor William Peduto today announced the 18 organizations that will receive funding for the sixth round of the Love Your Block (LYB) grant program, a servePGH initiative. Through the block revitalization program, in partnership with The Home Depot Foundation, the City awards $2,000 to purchase supplies and tools to implement a block improvement project that mobilizes community volunteers to transform blighted lots into community assets. Additionally, a special $3,000 prize will be given to the organization that carries out the most successful block transformation, according to identified criteria. Spring project implementation will take place from April 15 to June 30, 2014.

Mayor William Peduto Statement on Saw Mill Run Project Grant

Mayor William Peduto Statement on Saw Mill Run Project Grant

The American Architectural Foundation has selected Pittsburgh and the Saw Mill Run Integrated Watershed Management Project to participate in the 2014 Sustainable Cities Design Academy.