City Seeks Partners For Public Art Grant

The City of Pittsburgh is pleased to announce that it has been invited to apply for the newly announced Public Art Challenge Grant, offered by Bloomberg Philanthropies.

Announced by Bloomberg Philanthropies on October 13th, 2014, the grant allows mayors of municipalities with populations of more than 30,000 to apply as lead applicant, with an artist or arts organization as a partner. To this end, the City of Pittsburgh is offering a Partner Application, and is requesting that all interested artists and arts organizations that wish to partner with the City of Pittsburgh on this grant opportunity please utilize this application document in order to make such a request.

For more information, read the full article:


10 2014

Call For Volunteers For 2014-2015 Allegheny Snow Angels Program

Allegheny County and the City of Pittsburgh are putting out a county-wide call for volunteers to help our elderly and disabled residents stay safe this winter through the Allegheny Snow Angels program.
Snow Angels is a program that helps minimize the hardships of winter by pairing volunteers with elderly or disabled residents to assist with snow removal. Snow covered sidewalks can be hazardous for everyone. Along with fostering stronger community relationships, and relieving some of the stress that comes from a snow storm, Snow Angels makes our sidewalks safer for those who continue to serve despite the winter weather – like postal service workers, firemen, and police officers.
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10 2014

District 6 Mobile Office Cancelled Until After New Year


In an effort to increase community participation and awareness, the District 6 Office is currently revamping our Mobile Office visits. During this time we will be canceling the visits until after the New Year. In the meantime if there are any questions or issues please feel free to contact the office at 412-255-2134. 


District 6 Office 


10 2014

Fruit Tree Planting In South Oakland – Sat Nov 1, 1pm At 3213 Parkview Ave

This is a reminder that this Saturday, November 1st at 1:00 pm we will be planting fruit trees to create a community orchard in South Oakland. Anyone interested in learning about fruit trees and joining in on the fun should register as a volunteer through this form Tree Pittsburgh created: Volunteers will meet at 3213 Parkview Avenue.


10 2014

Pgh Annual Action Plan for 2015

The City of Pittsburgh is in the process of preparing its 2010-19 Five-Year Consolidated Plan, Fiscal Year 2015 Annual Action Plan, and its Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice. The City has retained a planning consultant firm, Urban Design Ventures, LLC, to assist in the preparation of these plans. The City needs to prepare these documents in order to access CDBG, HOME, ESG, and HOPWA funds.

Public meetings will be held in order to get feedback and comments from the community.  The following four (4) meetings will be held in the upcoming weeks. If you are able to, please attend any/all the meetings: 

Larimer Kingsley Association (EAST)
Wednesday, November 12th, 2014
6:00 PM
6435 Frankstown Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15206

Shelter at Banksville Park (WEST)
Monday, November 17th, 2014
6:00 PM
1500 Crane Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15220

Knoxville Library (SOUTH)
Wednesday, November 19th, 2014
6:00 PM
400 Brownsville Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15206

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – Allegheny (NORTH)
Monday, November 24th, 2014
6:00 PM
1230 Federal Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15212 


10 2014

Pgh DPW Yard Debris Special Collection Fall 2014 – Sat Nov 8

The City of Pittsburgh’s Department of Public Works, Bureau of Environmental Services will be collecting leaf and yard debris from all residents in a special curbside collection on Saturday, November 8, 2014.

Yard debris should be placed at your normal collection site on Friday, November 7. All yard debris materials will be collected by city refuse and recycling crews and composted on Saturday November 8

Bag Leaves for Collection: Residents must bag leaves in paper bags only and place them out at your normal refuse collection site. Bags should NOT exceed 35 pounds. Leaves in plastic bags will NOT be accepted. Paper yard debris bags can be purchased at local hardware or department stores. 

Tree Branches and Bushes: Cut, bundle and tie branches and bushes in lengths not exceeding 5 ft. in length. Tree branch diameter should not exceed four (4”) inches.

Please Note: City crews will NOT collect dirt, rocks, stones or cement. Yard debris left at the curb by contracted lawn care workers or independent contractors will NOT be collected by city crews.

Yard debris NOT meeting the collection guidelines will NOT be collected by city crews.

If you have any questions, please contact the Bureau of Environmental Services at(412) 255-2773 or (412) 255-2631.


10 2014

Information Sessions For Affordable Care Act and Healthy PA

The Consumer Health Coalition will present an information session about the Affordable Care Act and Healthy Pennsylvania Medical Assistance Program.
Consumers and agency staff are invited.
Date:       Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Time:       2 PM to 3:30 PM
Location: Kaufmann Center, Second Floor
               1835 Centre Avenue
               Pittsburgh, PA  15219
To register or for more information, please contact Leslie Bachurski at 412-1877 x200 or lbachurski  (at)


10 2014

Free Dental Screening

The University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine will offer free dental care to patients with cavities who are available in February and agree to participate in a cavity screening.
The class of 2015 at the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine is preparing to take their clinical boards to obtain licensure. Class members have begun screening for patients with specific types of cavities to fulfill requirements on the examination. Individuals with these types of cavities who agree to serve as patients during the board examination will receive free filling(s) for these cavities from a class of 2015 dental student.
You will receive the following free services:
  • Cavity screening and x-rays
  • Report identifying existing cavities
  • Duplication and distribution of x-rays to your private dentist, if needed
  • Fee waiver for initial exam and treatment plan if you receive treatment at the School of Dental Medicine
  • Free oral health kit
Free services rendered are valued at up to $257.
Please note: participants must be available to serve as a patient during one of the board examination dates: February 5th and 6th, from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The cavity screening process will take only about 30 minutes.
Please use the SONG contact page to request the link to their signup page.

Community Mtg On Former Civic Arena Site – Mon 11/3 6-8pm

You are invited by the Pittsburgh Penguins to join them for a discussion on the Preliminary Land Development Plan (PLDP) and the Specially Planned (SP) District zoning text for the former Civic Arena site redevelopment project in the Lower Hill District.  The meeting will be held:
Monday, November 3, 2014
Elsie H. Hillman Auditorium at the Kaufmann Center
1825 Centre Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15219
For more information about the community meeting click here.

Mayor’s Education Task Force Mtg 4:30pm Tue 10/21 In Oakland

Pittsburgh Public Schools parents and other members of the community are welcome to attend the fourth meeting of Mayor William Peduto’s Education Task Force tomorrow evening, and share their thoughts about public education in Pittsburgh.
The public testimony will be used to help compile a report to Pittsburgh City Council on the task force’s findings. Before the report is issued, a fifth and final meeting of the task force is planned with Mayor Peduto.
The task force, named in February, brought together all education stakeholders in Pittsburgh for the first time in decades. It has grown into a collaborative and positive effort among elected officials, leaders in education, representatives from the foundation community, community members, the teachers union and others.
It also includes three current and former Pittsburgh Public Schools students. One of the students, Stephen O’Brion, suggested that Tuesday’s meeting be held at a PPS facility, the Pittsburgh Science & Technology Academy, in North Oakland.
WHAT: Mayor’s Education Task Force Meeting
WHERE: SciTech Academy, 107 Thackeray St., North Oakland
WHEN: 4:30-7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014


10 2014

Pgh Garbage Pickup Suspended Tue 10/21

From the Mayor’s Office:
The Environmental Services Bureau of the Department of Public Works advises that there will be no refuse collection in the city on Tuesday, Oct. 21.
Collections the rest of the week will follow a holiday schedule: residents with regular Tuesday collections should put out their refuse on Wednesday, those with Wednesday collections on Thursday, and so on through the week. The Environmental Services Bureau will work through Saturday to pick up all neighborhood refuse.
Operations are being suspended for the Tuesday funeral of Environmental Services worker Omar Hodges.


10 2014

Oakwatch Meeting Wed 10/15, 6-7:30pm at Career Center

Next meeting: Wednesday, August 20th, 6pm. Location: Oakland Career Center, 294 Semple Street (enter from Louisa Street door).  Please contact 412.621.7863 ext. 21
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October Green Team Meeting – Oakland Career Ctr, Thu 10/16 6pm

Next Meeting: Thursday, October 16, 6pm, The Oakland Career Center, 294 Semple Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213. Contact or 412.621.7863 ext. 14
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Mayor, Police Chief on “Mayor’s Night On-Air” Tonight

From the Mayor’s Office:

Mayor William Peduto and Acting Chief of Police Cameron McLay will be panelists in a community forum tonight to discuss police/community relations in the City of Pittsburgh. The panel, hosted by Essential Pittsburgh’s Paul Guggenheimer, will also include former police officer Sheldon Williams and Brandi Fisher, president of Alliance for Police Accountability. The discussion will be broadcast live on 90.5 FM, WESA.

What: Mayor’s Night On-Air

When: Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Where: Community Broadcast Center, 67 Bedford Square, Pittsburgh, PA 15203 (South Side)

This event is free and open to the public, however space is limited, so please click to reserve your seat, or call (412) 697-2939.

Mayor’s Night On-Air is a continuation of a series of public events in which Mayor Peduto and his top administrators have personally fielded questions from hundreds of city residents. Previous events include Mayor’s Night On(line), “Mayor’s Night Out” in several neighborhoods throughout the city and “Mayor’s Night In” events in his City-County Building office.


10 2014

October Employment Newsletter

Please click here to access the 2014 October edition of the Employment Opportunities Newsletter.


10 2014