WineFest”alcular” At DL Convention Ctr Sat 3/19 11am-8:30pm

WineFest"alcular" Pittsburgh
March 19, 2016 (Sat) from 11:00 AM – 8:30 PM
David L. Lawrence Convention Center
1000 Fort Duquesne Blvd
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Cost: Online: $35/Admit 1 and/or $50/Admit 2 All Tickets $40 at the Door


02 2016

City To Open Regional Warming Ctrs This Weekend – Urges Stay Inside If Possible

The City of Pittsburgh will open several regional warming centers this weekend to help residents through dangerously low temperatures and wind chills.

On Friday only, all 24 Citiparks Community Centers – including 10 Recreation and 13 Healthy Active Living (Senior) Centers — will be open from

10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. and will serve as warming centers for the public.

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On Saturday Feb. 13, and Sunday, Feb. 14,

10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.


the following regional Citiparks Community Centers will be open in the same capacity:

​  Homewood Community Center, Brighton Heights Community Center, Sheraden Community Center and South Side Market House.


02 2016

Zone 4 Public Safety Mtg – Thu 2/18, Jewish Community Ctr, 5738 Forbes Ave

Zone 4 Public Safety Council meeting will be held at 6 PM on Thursday February 18th at the Jewish Community Center, 5738 Forbes Avenue Room #307    


02 2016

Pgh Home & Garden Show – Convention Center – 3/4-13

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MARCH 4–13, 2016
Pittsburgh Convention Center • Downtown


02 2016

Mayor’s Civic Leadership Academy – Applications Due 3/4, Starts 3/30

  Applications for the Spring 2016 Civic Leadership Academy are now available!  The Civic Leadership Academy (CLA) is a FREE ten week course for City residents that provides an inside look on how City departments and authorities operate.Throughout the course, 12 City departments and authorities present on their day-to-day operations, budgets, new initiatives, and upcoming projects, and residents have the opportunity to ask questions, tour facilities, and network with fellow civic-minded residents.
30 students are accepted into the program from all different backgrounds, ages, and from neighborhoods all over the city.  We will also continue to reserve up to 15 seats for New Americans as part of Mayor Peduto’s Welcoming Pittsburgh Initiative. 
Applications are due Friday March 4th, and classes begin Wednesday, March 30th.  Students will be alerted of their acceptance by the third week of March.  Classes are held every Wednesday for 10 weeks from 6-8:30 pm downtown as well as various locations throughout the city. 

Smithfield St Partial Closure From Fourth Ave to Fifth Ave 2/15 For Six Months

The City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Works advises that the northbound travel lane and parking lane of Smithfield Street — spanning from Fourth Ave. to Fifth Ave. — will be closed to accommodate the reconstruction of the Forbes Ave. and Smithfield St. intersection beginning Monday morning, February 15, 2016.
This closure is expected to be in effect for approximately six months. 


02 2016

Campus Advantage Forbes Ave New Plans Including Arby’s Lot

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Attached are the latest designs for the Campus Advantage project on Forbes Avenue. The developer presented these designs at the Public meeting on Wednesday, February 3, 2016.
The new designs have a significantly larger footprint for the building because they include the neighboring lot (Arby’s). The designs also show a lower building height than the original drawings.
Please review the attached designs and provide any feedback, concerns, or questions you have. OPDC intends to sit down with the developers prior to their Planning Commission briefing.
  • Planning Commission briefing: Tuesday, February 23
  • Planning Commission hearing: Tuesday, March 8.

Women Business Owners: Win City Contracts – WBE Seminar Thur 3/24 8-11am

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Do you want to do business with the City and other government organizations?  Learn about Women Business Enterprise (WBE) certification and more!  Position your business to Win City Contracts!
Thursday, March 24, 2016, 8-11 AM
Elsie H. Hillman Auditorium
Hill House Association
1835 Centre Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Limited Seating!  Event is FREE!


02 2016

Phone Scam Alert Feb 2016

 The police have recently been receiving calls and reports involving different types of phone scams in the area.  Some examples of the phone scams are the Duquesne Light scam, the IRS scam and the "Grandparent Scam".  Please see the links below for information about these scams and feel free to share this information and contact us with any questions.  


02 2016

Drink For Pink Oakland – 2/25 5-7pm At Peter’s Pub

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Drink For Pink Oakland
Thursday, February 25, 2016
5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Peter’s Pub
116 Oakland Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 


02 2016

City Small Business Resource Fair Dates 2/22, 6/6, 9/6

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FEBRUARY 22, 2016, JUNE 6, 2016 and SEPTEMBER 6, 2016
4:00-7:00 p.m. ! City-County Building, 6th Floor
414 Grant Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Small Business Resource Fair.
The Mayor's Office in partnership with the URA will host a complimentary, government focused, Small Business Resource Fair. The purpose of the event is to oer small business owners in-person access to representatives from all relevant departments within city services (zoning, permits, ADA compliance, etc.). You will have the opportunity to have all of your questions answered ― all in one location. This event would be ideal for small business owners such as restaurateurs, retail owners, contractors, etc.
See attached flyer for more info,


02 2016

Reward For White And Tan Kitten Missing Since 1/28/16 On Cato St

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From the owners: Chester is very adventurous and sneaks out all 
the time…he hasn’t come back yet. We lost him on 1/28/16. He lives on Cato St. We love our kitty very much and his brothers miss him! 
Please see attached flyer for contact info


02 2016

​”Coaching Boys Into Men” Seminar Sat 2/27 At PNC Park

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​​"Coaching Boys Into Men" Seminar Sat 2/27 At PNC Park
This 10am-3pm training session will prepare coaches to implement CBIM this spring. Athletic directors, superintendents, interested coaches and other are invited to attend from 10-12 to learn more about this widely adopted program.
Hosted by Pirates Charities, FISA Foundation, and United Way of Southwestern PA
RSVP required by 2/19.
See flyer attached for more info.


02 2016

Free Tax Preparation Assistance Through United Way Available 2/1-4/15

Tax season is just around the corner. Luckily, there are free tax assistance programs available to individuals who may need help completing their tax forms.
The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program will become available from February 1st to April 15, every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, from 8:30am to 2:30pm. To make an appointment, dial 2-1-1 or 888-553-5778. Appointments are held in various government offices throughout the city. For more information on VITA, click here.
In addition, United Way's 2-1-1 line also offers volunteer tax assistance at various other locations throughout the city. Appointments should also be made by dialing dial 2-1-1 or 888-553-5778.


01 2016

Sign Up For Grassroots Green Homes Energy Saving Challenge

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This spring 500 Households in Uptown and Oakland will receive free energy-saving tools and tips through participation in a one-year energy saving challenge.

Participate in the Energy Efficiency Challenge

Sign up to receive 12 free DIY energy efficiency tools for participation in a 12-month energy efficiency challenge. You will get information and guidance from your own neighbors on ways to lower your energy bills.​​

Apply for Home Weatherization Plus Services

30 single-family, owner-occupied homes will be selected to receive an initial energy audit, weatherization services (like air sealing and insulation), and any repairs determined necessary by the audit team.

Get Involved: Be an Energy Coach

Energy Coaches will attend free training and planning sessions to help roll out the program to these neighborhoods, organize distribution of tips and tools, and gather feedback from participants.

​Check the attached flyer for more info.


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