PITTSBURGH, PA (January 11, 2015) – City of Pittsburgh Public Works overnight crews have been called in early this evening to prepare for tonight’s forecast of freezing rain and icy conditions.
Tomorrow, January 9th, is national Law Enforcement Appreciation Day. A day set aside to thank those who have sworn to serve and protect us all from harm. Here in Pittsburgh, we are extremely fortunate to have a new visionary Police Chief, Cameron McLay, who has taken a lead in making sure that all members of our Pittsburgh community feel they share in the promise of that oath.
PITTSBURGH, PA (January 8, 2015) – The City of Pittsburgh has activated emergency response protocols due to severe weather and extreme cold temperatures hitting the area this week.
Warming centers at four Senior Center locations are currently open throughout the city. Facilities are open daily from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. until further notice.
PITTSBURGH, PA (January 6, 2015) – The City of Pittsburgh Public Works crews have been treating roadways throughout the city during this morning’s winter weather event.
August Wilson’s boyhood home has been in the news. It had fallen into disrepair over the years but it will be getting a new life as a community arts space including “work and gallery space for artists, living space for a visiting artist and incorporating neighboring vacant lots to host outside events and parking spaces.” August Wilson’s ten-play cycle is celebrated worldwide and won two Pulitzer prizes for best drama–the plays focus on the lives of African Americans in the Hill District where Wilson grew up. His boyhood home is not only a Pittsburgh landmark–it’s also on the National Registry of historic landmarks.
As some two billion Christians all around the world–and here in Pittsburgh–make ready to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ tomorrow, the song “Let There Be Peace on Earth” takes on a particular urgency this year. Jesus’ teachings of brotherhood and peace–admired by believers and non believers alike–sometimes seem to be lost on our world.
As you may have heard, there was an unexpected mix-up involving Toys for Tots this year because as the holidays got closer, several organizations received no toys to pass out to local children. But, this is Pittsburgh—we don’t let things like this happen; we come together as a community, and we give whenever and however we can. We talk to our friends, our neighbors, and our family members, and we solve problems.
Who’s the boss this Sunday night? It won’t be Mayor Bill Peduto on your TV set. That’s because he’ll be featured on the CBS Emmy-winning show “Undercover Boss.” The show takes a company owner or upper-level executive and disguises them so that they can become a “new hire” and experience firsthand what’s really happening among the rank-and-file workers. Typically, they take on physically strenuous job positions (which is where the fun comes in) and outstanding workers are rewarding by the show’s end.
County, City & Univ. of Pittsburgh to Build Joint Information Infrastructure with Richard King Mellon Foundation
PITTSBURGH, PA (Dec. 17, 2014) Allegheny County and the City of Pittsburgh — working in conjunction with the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University — will build joint technology infrastructure that will provide leaders and citizens with data-driven tools to improve the effectiveness of local government.
There will be no new nighttime parking meter enforcement Downtown next year under an agreement reached today between Mayor William Peduto and City Council, and evening enforcement in the South Side will be subject to a new comprehensive parking plan for the neighborhood.