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Apply to Urban Innovation21’s Small Business Grant Competition for Hill District-Based Businesses

Apply to Urban Innovation21’s Small Business Grant Competition for Hill District-Based Businesses

Do you live in the Hill District and are an entrepreneur? Then Urban Innovation21 is looking to help you. Urban Innovation21 believes that entrepreneurship is the engine to boost regional development. They have launched a Small Business Grant Competition that is open to businesses owned by Hill District residents that are in the start-up stage, as well as to established businesses. Businesses that additionally operate out of the Hill District will be given extra consideration.

Standard & Poor’s Upgrades Pittsburgh’s Credit Rating to A+

Standard & Poor’s Upgrades Pittsburgh’s Credit Rating to A+

Standard & Poor’s Rating Service (S&P) has announced that the City of Pittsburgh’s credit rating has been upgraded to A+ stable, indicating confidence in our ability to meet our financial commitments and in Mayor William Peduto’s stewardship of the City’s finances.

Something for Everyone: Dozens of Volunteer Opportunities!

Something for Everyone: Dozens of Volunteer Opportunities!

No matter where your interest lies, there’s a volunteer opportunity out there to match it. Pittsburgh Cares gathers dozens and dozens of volunteer opportunities from their regional nonprofit partners and lists them on their website. They make it easy for anyone to volunteer by allowing you to search by date through their calendar, or by keyword, or by proximity, or various other criteria.

Mayor Peduto Orders Warming Shelters Open, Refuse Collection Delay Ahead of Polar Vortex

Mayor Peduto Orders Warming Shelters Open, Refuse Collection Delay Ahead of Polar Vortex

With temperatures forecast to to dip below zero and wind chills as low as -15 degrees tomorrow, Mayor William Peduto has ordered refuse collection to be suspended for Tuesday only and for warming centers to be activated across the City.

Mayor Peduto Issues Executive Order Revoking Nearly 300 Unrestricted Parking Passes

Mayor Peduto Issues Executive Order Revoking Nearly 300 Unrestricted Parking Passes

Mayor William Peduto issued an executive order today to announce new rules governing the distribution of unrestricted parking passes held by current and former City of Pittsburgh employees, Allegheny County employees, authority employees and others.

Love Your Block Grant Award Program Seeking Applications

Love Your Block Grant Award Program Seeking Applications

Mayor William Peduto today announced that applications are available for the City’s Spring 2014 Love Your Block grant award program. The block revitalization program gives organizations $2,000 to purchase supplies and equipment necessary for a neighborhood block improvement project that mobilizes community volunteers. Applications will be available until Friday, Feb. 28 and project implementation will begin April 15.

City of Pittsburgh to Begin Pothole Blitz

City of Pittsburgh to Begin Pothole Blitz

The City of Pittsburgh has begun a 72-hour pothole blitz to protect drivers from a rash of damaging potholes that have grown as a result of the winter’s freezing and thawing cycle. The blitz will last as long as the warmer weather stays in the region, which is projected to be through Friday.

Enjoy Vanessa German’s Spoken Word Performance from Mayor Peduto’s Inauguration

Enjoy Vanessa German’s Spoken Word Performance from Mayor Peduto’s Inauguration

Artist Vanessa German brought tears to the eyes of many Pittsburghers on Monday–and then all to their feet–with her amazing spoken word performance at the inauguration of Mayor Bill Peduto. In addition to being a performance artist, German is also a visual artist and many know her for those ubiquitous “Stop Shooting. We Love You” signs, as well as for her sculptures.

Peduto Transition Committee Announces Inauguration Day Activities

Peduto Transition Committee Announces Inauguration Day Activities

The Transition Committee of Mayor-Elect Bill Peduto, Building a New Pittsburgh, released details today regarding the schedule of activities for Inauguration Day on Monday, January 6, 2014.

Help Find a New Home for Wholey’s Smiling Fish

Help Find a New Home for Wholey’s Smiling Fish

Do you know a good home for a 100 foot long fish? Well, an iconic 100 foot long smiling fish sign, that is. The Wholey’s smiling fish sign has been part of the Pittsburgh landscape for nearly a quarter center. Now, the building that it’s on is about to become condos and the sign needs a new home.