The East End Cooperative Ministry (EECM) helps hundreds of people in Pittsburgh’s East End communities–from infants and children to a growing number of seniors–who don’t know where their next meal is coming from. This interfaith ministry’s Hunger Services programs include preparing and providing home-delivered meals to home-bound residents every weekday, operating a food pantry that provides emergency groceries and supplies and offers information on assistance programs, and a community kitchen which serves hot, free lunches every Monday through Friday.
Pittsburgh’s Department of Public Works divisions with help from the Department of Innovation and Performance are continuing their multi-pronged efforts to improve road conditions citywide.
Mayor William Peduto will welcome two international delegations to the city today as part of his continuing effort to strengthen Pittsburgh’s international ties. The first visit will be with a delegation from Pittsburgh’s first sister city, Wuhan, China. Later in the day, the Mayor will also meet with a European delegation to discuss the role of public-private partnerships.
If you are a certified lifeguard or are interested in obtaining certification, the Citiparks Aquatics Division is looking for you. They are currently recruiting lifeguards for the 2014 summer season. Lifeguards must be City of Pittsburgh residents and at least 16 years of age by May 30, 2014. 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.
Have the Sochi Winter Olympics piqued your curiosity about the sport of curling? Did you know there is a Pittsburgh Curling Club? Well, now’s a great time to have a “Curling Experience.” Citiparks and the Pittsburgh Curling Club have partnered to host a one-day curling extravaganza on Sunday, February 16th at the Schenley Park Skating Rink. There will be a day of 30-minute curling classes each half hour between 2:00 and 5:30 PM. The price is $15, but you’ll need to act fast to preregister for a class before all the slots are filled!
Mayor William Peduto announced that applications for the spring 2014 Civic Leadership Academy (CLA) are now available. Pittsburgh residents and business owners are invited to apply to this free 10-week course to learn about City government. The CLA meets every Wednesday evening from March 26 to May 28, 6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Applications are available online at http://pittsburghpa.gov/servepgh/cla/application?m=application and must be submitted by March 7.
Mayor Peduto Announces Creation of Officer Rocco Memorial Fund to Support Pittsburgh Police K-9 Unit
In response to public outpouring of financial support in honor of fallen K-9 Officer Rocco, Mayor William Peduto announced today the creation of The Officer Rocco K-9 Memorial Fund of The Pittsburgh Foundation.
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.
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.
I am saddened to learn about the passing of K9 Officer Rocco. He served this city faithfully and paid the ultimate price in the line of duty in service of the residents of our City. His brave actions very possibly spared the lives of two other officers. My thoughts and prayers are with his fellow officers and the entire Pittsburgh Police Bureau.