Oakland Recycling & Reuse Collection Event Tomorrow

Do you have some hard to recycle items that you need to let go? Are you a resident of Oakland? Well have we got an event for you! The Pennsylvania Resources Council, Pitt Serves, the Colcom Foundation, and the Oakland Planning and Development Corporation (OPDC) are sponsoring the Oakland Recycling & Reuse Collection event tomorrow, Saturday, August 15 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM at the corner of Meyran and Sennott.

City, County to Honor U.S. Women’s World Cup Championship Team Friday

PITTSBURGH, PA (August 12, 2015) - The City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County and the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership will honor the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team in a celebration in Market Square on Friday, August 14.

By | August 12th, 2015|Arts and Culture, Bill Peduto, Press Release|47 Comments

Sunday’s “Manchester House + Garden Tour” Offers Much to Enjoy

Sunday, August 9th, will see the 2015 "Manchester House + Garden Tour." This North Side neighborhood is an historic district where many are working hard at preserving its early nineteenth century-built Late Victorian-style buildings and early twentieth century architecture. The tour gives Pittsburghers a chance to see some of the city's most beautiful and unique homes, and lovely gardens in a neighborhood of diverse people.

Statement By Mayor William Peduto on the Passing of Elsie Hillman

PITTSBURGH, PA (Aug. 4, 2015) Mayor William Peduto released the following statement today upon the death of Pittsburgh philanthropist Elsie Hillman: “I am greatly saddened at the death of my friend and advisor Elsie Hillman. My thoughts and prayers are with her husband Henry and the whole Hillman family...

Candidates Wanted for Community Leadership Forum

Are you a resident of The Hill District, Homewood, Larimer, Pittsburgh Hilltop, Millvale, or Wilkinsburg? Are you a leader who cares passionately about your community? Do you want to connect with other leaders and help determine how resources will be committed in those neighborhoods? If so, you can still apply for consideration to become a member of Neighborhood Allies' Community Leadership Forum until the end of the day, tomorrow, July 31, 2015.

Volunteer to Help Build a Rain Garden

Rain gardens provide an enormous benefit to the Pittsburgh region. Because in many areas, our sewage and storm water systems are still connected, it takes as little as a tenth of an inch of rainfall to overload them--causing sewage to overflow into our streams, yards, and rivers. Moreover, rain gardens absorb and naturally filter pollutants that would eventually end up in our freshwater.

Volunteer Training to Help Kids Be Ready for “Back 2 School”

If you're a kid, it's tough enough to face the end of summer vacation without the very real worry of not having enough money in the family budget to purchase school supplies, or a backpack, or even for a warm winter coat that fits. The National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) Pittsburgh Section is joining five other NCJW sections to launch their new "Back 2 School Store" (B2SS). The project is a means to help underprivileged children begin the school year on an equal footing with their peers. Approximately 200 elementary school students from pre-qualified families will be given the opportunity to shop for brand new clothing, shoes, outerwear, and school supplies at no cost!

Kingsley Association’s STREAM Program Helps Teens Respond to Their Environment

While the Kingsley Association has been around in one form or another since 1893, their STREAM Program (Science Technology Reading Engineering Agriculture and Math) is definitely future-minded as it's designed to promote interest among teens in 21st Century Career pathways. The program is for youths ages 15 to 19. It seeks to promote social action and academic growth through hands on projects and workshops. The summer program (9:00 AM to 3:00 PM) runs five days a week and the fall program (4:00 PM to 6:00 PM) runs two days a week--Wednesdays and Saturdays.

Pittsburgh’s First Ever Refugee & Immigrant Job Fair

On Thursday, July 16, the Jewish Family & Children’s Service’s (JF&CS) Career Development Center (CDC), along with its Refugee and Immigrant Services Department, will hold Pittsburgh's first job fair for tailored to refugee and immigrant jobseekers. The fair is for those immigrants and refugees who have a legal status to work in the United States and who have at least conversational English skills. It takes place on the lower level of the Department of Human Services (DHS) offices, which are located at One Smithfield Street, in Downtown Pittsburgh.

By | July 15th, 2015|Bill Peduto, Economic Development|72 Comments

Statement By Mayor William Peduto On Closure of Downtown Macy’s

PITTSBURGH, PA (July 13, 2015) Mayor William Peduto released the following statement today on the announcement by Macy’s Inc. that it is closing its Downtown store: “This is a sad day for Pittsburgh, and for those who have spent their lives working, shopping and making memories here. Whether known as Macy’s or Kaufmann’s this store has been part of the fabric of our city for more than a century and losing it hurts, even as we remain hopeful about the site’s future...