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)  consumerhealthcoalition.org

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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.

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

PITTSBURGH PENGUINS PLDP COMMUNITY MEETING ON NOVEMBER 3
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
6:00-8:00pm
Elsie H. Hillman Auditorium at the Kaufmann Center
1825 Centre Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15219
For more information about the community meeting click here.

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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

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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.

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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 oroakwatch@opdc.org
For more information, go to

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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 greenteam@opdc.org or 412.621.7863 ext. 14
For more information, go to

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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.

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October Employment Newsletter

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

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Planning Commission Hearing On UPMC Master Plan – Tue 10/21 2PM

The UPMC Institutional Master Plan is scheduled for Planning Commission action on Tuesday, October 21, 2:00 PM, 200 Ross Street, First Floor hearing room.
This would be a continued hearing from May 13.
The plan and a recently-added appendix can be found here, left side of the page:

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