Pittsburgh, PA – The City of Pittsburgh announced today a partnership with Nextdoor (www.nextdoor.com), the private social network for neighborhoods, to improve citywide and neighbor-to-neighbor communications.
FBI Special Agent Stephen Bucar brings three decades of experience & integrity to Pittsburgh
PITTSBURGH, PA – Mayor William Peduto announced today that he is hiring FBI Special Agent Stephen A. Bucar as Pittsburgh’s new Public Safety Director.
Interested in a summer job as a lifeguard? The Citiparks Aquatic Division is looking for you! They are still 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. You can view more details on their recruitment flyer here.
Difficult topography? Check. Dense surrounding development? Check. A huge tunnel? Check. While the Parkway East Corridor could use improvements, it’s hard to even imagine how to make changes to this highway which is one of the busiest in our region. However, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) Engineering District 11, in cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), is performing a comprehensive evaluation of the I-376 Parkway East Corridor Transportation Network–from Pittsburgh to Monroeville. This transportation evaluation will be used to create strategies to improve safety and mobility.
Love Your Block grants are a joint program of the City of Pittsburgh and The Home Depot Foundation to revitalize our city one block at a time. The program gives organizations $2,000 to purchase supplies and the equipment necessary for a neighborhood block improvement project. The projects must mobilize community volunteers. There are nearly 20 community projects starting Saturday, May 10 and running through June 31. Projects this season range from installing a rain garden, to building an outdoor structure for a farmer’s market, to panting a community mural, to erecting a handicap accessible planter bed.
CLASS (Community Living And Support Services) serves people with disabilities in multiple counties across southwestern Pennsylvania. They support the “the uniqueness, wholeness and dignity of each person,” advocate for their rights, and aid in the the life-long process of personal growth and development. One of the services that they provide is the Community Service Centre in North Oakland which hosts support groups, community meetings, and non-profit programs to help build community. On Friday, May 9th the Centre will hold the “6th Annual Centre Services Art Show.”
Need a long computer table or two or nine? The Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council has nine long computer/workshop tables in excellent condition that they need to get rid of by tomorrow (Friday, May 2nd) or by the end of this weekend at the latest. Each of these tables could hold two computer workstations or two participants at a workshop comfortably.
Mayor William Peduto, the City of Pittsburgh, and the Pittsburgh Partnership, are pleased to announce the 2014 Pittsburgh Summer Youth Employment Program (PSYEP) and the release of applications. This locally-funded summer employment program has the potential to employ over 500 youth workers, allowing the youth to gain valuable work experience, earn wages and contribute to Pittsburgh’s economic growth. The 2014 Pittsburgh Summer Youth Employment Program is made possible through allocations by Mayor William Peduto and Pittsburgh City Council. Current funding is around $1,300,000. Additional sources are still being sought.
In his “The Revolt of the Cities” piece in The American Prospect, Harold Meyerson explains how cities are “mapping the future of liberalism” by meeting the needs of their citizens that the federal government can’t. You may recall that after the last round of elections in November, President Obama invited a group of newly elected progressive mayors–including Pittsburgh’s own Bill Peduto–to the White House to discuss urban policy. Given the makeup of Congress, proposals such as universal Pre-K don’t stand much of a chance of passing on the federal level. And this is where our urban mayors have been stepping up to try to fill the gap. From education to living-wage ordinances to ensuring oversight of their police, mayors in America’s largest cities are promoting economic and social justice. The article places a heavy emphasis on the City of Pittsburgh and starts out by quoting Mayor Peduto.
Mayor describes ongoing city efforts to promote environmental sustainability
“Earth Day is a reminder for all us to be conscious and considerate of the world around us, and of the impact that we can make.