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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.

As Black History Month Ends, What Do Pittsburgh’s Demographics Say About Racial Disparities Today?

As Black History Month Ends, What Do Pittsburgh’s Demographics Say About Racial Disparities Today?

This year’s Black History Month had the theme of “A Century of Black Life, History, and Culture” celebrating the achievements of African Americans in the last 100 years. But what do we know about the disparities among the races today here in Pittsburgh? Last month the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Social Work Center on Race and Social Problems released a report titled “Pittsburgh’s Racial Demographics 2015: Differences and Disparities.” It provided indicators of quality of life by race and ethnicity for the Pittsburgh area and the nation among Whites, Blacks, Asians, and Hispanics and was funded by The Heinz Endowments and The Pittsburgh Foundation, with additional support from Pitt’s School of Social Work.

Join Me in Supporting Natalia Rudiak for City Controller

Join Me in Supporting Natalia Rudiak for City Controller

Today, Councilwoman Natalia Rudiak announced that she is running for Pittsburgh City Controller. She has my complete support.

Mayor William Peduto Seeks Applicants For Board, Authority and Commission Openings

Mayor William Peduto Seeks Applicants For Board, Authority and Commission Openings

PITTSBURGH, PA (February 20, 2015) Mayor William Peduto is pleased to announce the opening of several volunteer roles for those interested in serving on a city board, authority or commission.

Public Works Crews Respond To Winter Weather Conditions

Public Works Crews Respond To Winter Weather Conditions

PITTSBURGH, PA (February 14, 2015) – The City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Works crews have been treating roadways throughout the city during today’s winter weather event. A forecast for 2″ to 4″ is in effect until Noon on Sunday, February 15.

Code for America Fellowship Launches in Pittsburgh to Focus on Purchasing

Code for America Fellowship Launches in Pittsburgh to Focus on Purchasing

Fellowship will research city procurement in partnership with R.K. Mellon Foundation

PITTSBURGH, PA (Feb. 12, 2015) The Code for America Fellowship has officially launched in Pittsburgh.

City Facility Rental Date Reset

City Facility Rental Date Reset

PITTSBURGH, PA (February 10, 2015) – The City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Works has announced that park shelter reservations will be accepted online and in person starting Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at 10:00 a.m.

#GoGoPgh Crowdfunding Unconference for Unsticking Great Ideas!

#GoGoPgh Crowdfunding Unconference for Unsticking Great Ideas!

Many of you are familiar with Indiegogo–the largest global fundraising site–but unfortunately, most crowdfunding platforms have been focused on New York City, San Francisco, and LA. Meanwhile, right here in Pittsburgh, we have entrepreneurs in numerous fields (art, tech, music, food, service, etc.) who have successfully used crowdfunding but have been unable to tap early stage funding from more traditional sources like foundations and venture capital firms. Now, Pittsburgh-based Fygment–which also supports entrepreneurs, creators, and makers–is partnering with Indiegogo to present #GoGoPgh, a three-day conference on crowdfunding.

Attend the Public Meeting on the Replacement of the Greenfield Bridge

Attend the Public Meeting on the Replacement of the Greenfield Bridge

As Pittsburghers know, the 94-year old Greenfield Bridge has been beset by problems for decades–to the point where a bridge was built beneath it protect the freeway below from falling concrete. Because of this, the bridge has been scheduled for demolition and replacement. The Greenfield Bridge will be closed in the fall of this year with demolition to be completed the last week of December.