Pittsburgh

Girls Write Pittsburgh Inspires Teen Girls to Find Their Voices

Girls Write Pittsburgh -- recently launched in Brookline -- is the city’s only program designed to empower teen girls through the creative expression of writing. This is a free program for girls age 13 to 18 who have a desire to learn the craft of writing. Through this, Girls Write Pittsburgh aims to benefit these teens in areas such as "personal accountability, personal growth and development, critical thinking, communication, leadership, public speaking, social and interpersonal relationship skills development, and rhetoric."

By | January 26th, 2017|Arts and Culture, Bill Peduto, Education and Youth|Comments Off on Girls Write Pittsburgh Inspires Teen Girls to Find Their Voices

Statement from Mayor William Peduto in Response to President Trump’s Executive Orders Regarding Immigration

PITTSBURGH, PA (January 25, 2017) - "The residents of Pittsburgh stand tonight with cities all across our nation. Pittsburgh was built by immigrants, who came to our city to find work in our steel mills and who forged a better life for their families. Like my grandparents, they came to America for opportunity, and they built America. We stand on their shoulders, and we owe it to them to preserve opportunities for current and future generations. Just as our past was built by immigrants, so too will be our future.

By | January 25th, 2017|Bill Peduto, Press Release, Public Safety, Social Justice|Comments Off on Statement from Mayor William Peduto in Response to President Trump’s Executive Orders Regarding Immigration

Seeking Technical Assistance Providers for Love My Neighbor! Small Grants Program

Neighborhood Allies' Love My Neighbor! program provides small grants to resident-led projects across nine communities(Allentown, Beltzhoover, Hill District, Homewood, Knoxville, Larimer, Lincoln-Lemington, Millvale, and Wilkinsburg). They look to sponsor projects that improve the neighborhood and engage the neighbors. Now, they are seeking RFPs (Request for Proposals) from organizations or freelance consultants to provide technical assistance to people interested in applying for a Love My Neighbor! grant.

By | January 20th, 2017|Bill Peduto, Neighborhoods and Community, Social Justice|Comments Off on Seeking Technical Assistance Providers for Love My Neighbor! Small Grants Program

Fitzgerald, Peduto Hosting MLK Jr. Day Community Gathering

PITTSBURGH – County Executive Rich Fitzgerald and City of Pittsburgh Mayor William Peduto will host a Community Gathering on Monday, January 16, 2017 as the county and city celebrate the life and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. The event, beginning at 2:00 p.m. at the August Wilson Center for African American Culture, will be a celebration of our community being built upon our differences, and a recommitment from leaders in this region that it will continue to be a community for everyone.

By | January 16th, 2017|Arts and Culture, Bill Peduto, Neighborhoods and Community, Press Release, Social Justice|Comments Off on Fitzgerald, Peduto Hosting MLK Jr. Day Community Gathering

City Offices Closed, Refuse Collection Postponed for Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday

PITTSBURGH, PA (January 13, 2017) - The City of Pittsburgh offices will be closed on Monday, January 16, 2017 in observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. Normal business hours will resume on Tuesday, January 17, 2017.

By | January 14th, 2017|Bill Peduto, Press Release|Comments Off on City Offices Closed, Refuse Collection Postponed for Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday

City Hosts Swearing-In Ceremony for LGBTQIA+ Advisory Council Friday

PITTSBURGH, PA (January 12, 2017) - The Office of Mayor William Peduto will host a swearing-in ceremony for Pittsburgh’s LGBTQIA+ Advisory Council on Friday, January 13, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. at the City-County Building.

By | January 13th, 2017|Bill Peduto, Press Release, Social Justice|Comments Off on City Hosts Swearing-In Ceremony for LGBTQIA+ Advisory Council Friday

Apply Now for AlphaLab Gear’s 2017 National Hardware Cup

AlphaLab Gear is a Pittsburgh-based, nationally ranked accelerator -- consistently in the top 20 nationwide -- for early-stage physical product companies. They are once again holding their National Hardware Cup. This is a pitch competition for early-stage hardware startups. The Cup tours seven cities around the U.S. (Los Angeles, Pittsburgh, Boston, Ft. Lauderdale, Washington DC, Chicago, and Austin) to find and highlight the most promising physical product startups in the nation.

By | January 7th, 2017|Bill Peduto, Economic Development, Technology and Design|Comments Off on Apply Now for AlphaLab Gear’s 2017 National Hardware Cup

Peace on Earth, Good-will to All!

Tomorrow, some two billion Christians around the world–and here in Pittsburgh–will celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ and his teachings of brotherhood and peace. During this holiday season, believers and non believers alike can take hope in the closing line of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's poem Christmas Bells: "With peace on earth, good-will to men."

By | December 24th, 2016|Bill Peduto|Comments Off on Peace on Earth, Good-will to All!

City Receives $10 Million from Rivers Casino

PITTSBURGH, PA (December 21, 2016) Mayor William Peduto's administration and Rivers Casino officials have reached agreement on paying the city $10 million in 2017 to replace casino revenues rejected by the state Supreme Court this year.

By | December 21st, 2016|Bill Peduto, Press Release|Comments Off on City Receives $10 Million from Rivers Casino

Public Works Crews Prepare For Overnight Snow, Freezing Rain

PITTSBURGH, PA (Dec. 16, 2016) - The City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Works has issued a Snow Level 1 Alert effective 12:00 a.m. Saturday, December 17, 2016.

By | December 16th, 2016|Bill Peduto, Press Release, Public Safety, Transportation|Comments Off on Public Works Crews Prepare For Overnight Snow, Freezing Rain