Last month, we wrote about Urban Innovation21′s Small Business Grant Competition for Hill District residents (which you can still apply to win). This month, they have started their grant competition which aims to assist a wide range of entrepreneurs who reside and/or operate a small for profit business in Homewood. Urban Innovation21 sponsors these grants because they believe that entrepreneurship is the engine to boost regional development.
The Department of Public Works is preparing for a predicted 6 to 12 inches of snowfall starting Sunday night, and warning residents of possibly treacherous road conditions come Monday.
As of Friday morning, light snow was expected during the day Sunday with larger amounts hitting the area after 6 p.m. Sunday evening public works crews will begin working in 12-hour shifts with 50 trucks dispatched overnight and 65 trucks, including tractors affixed with plows, dispatched early Monday morning.
Mayor William Peduto today announced that applications have been extended for the spring 2014 Love Your Block grant award program. Applications will now be available until Friday, March 7. This season, the block revitalization program will give organizations $2,000 to purchase supplies and equipment necessary to implement a neighborhood block improvement project that mobilizes community volunteers.
City high school students, don’t miss your chance to tell Mayor Peduto what to do. The deadline is next week for Pittsburgh Public Schools high schoolers to apply for a spot on Mayor William Peduto’s task force on public education. The 21-member body will meet through the spring and summer to study and recommend ways to strengthen our public schools and surrounding communities, and issue a report at the start of the next school year. For more information on the task force, click here.
Pittsburgh’s Department of Public Works divisions with help from the Department of Innovation and Performance are continuing their multi-pronged efforts to improve road conditions citywide.
Mayor William Peduto will welcome two international delegations to the city today as part of his continuing effort to strengthen Pittsburgh’s international ties. The first visit will be with a delegation from Pittsburgh’s first sister city, Wuhan, China. Later in the day, the Mayor will also meet with a European delegation to discuss the role of public-private partnerships.
If you are a certified lifeguard or are interested in obtaining certification, the Citiparks Aquatics Division is looking for you. They are currently 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.
Have the Sochi Winter Olympics piqued your curiosity about the sport of curling? Did you know there is a Pittsburgh Curling Club? Well, now’s a great time to have a “Curling Experience.” Citiparks and the Pittsburgh Curling Club have partnered to host a one-day curling extravaganza on Sunday, February 16th at the Schenley Park Skating Rink. There will be a day of 30-minute curling classes each half hour between 2:00 and 5:30 PM. The price is $15, but you’ll need to act fast to preregister for a class before all the slots are filled!
Mayor William Peduto announced that applications for the spring 2014 Civic Leadership Academy (CLA) are now available. Pittsburgh residents and business owners are invited to apply to this free 10-week course to learn about City government. The CLA meets every Wednesday evening from March 26 to May 28, 6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Applications are available online at http://pittsburghpa.gov/servepgh/cla/application?m=application and must be submitted by March 7.
Mayor Peduto Announces Creation of Officer Rocco Memorial Fund to Support Pittsburgh Police K-9 Unit
In response to public outpouring of financial support in honor of fallen K-9 Officer Rocco, Mayor William Peduto announced today the creation of The Officer Rocco K-9 Memorial Fund of The Pittsburgh Foundation.