Mayor Renews Opposition To Amending State Constitution On Defining Public Charities

Mayor William Peduto today made the following statement about Senate Bill 4, which seeks to amend the Pennsylvania Constitution to make the Legislature the sole authority on what is a purely public charity:
“After giving this secretive and rushed legislation a review, I continue to stand with Pittsburgh’s delegation in Harrisburg and Mayors from across the state to affirm my strong opposition to it.
My administration has shown good faith by trying to come up with a local solution to the nonprofit issue in Pittsburgh, and Senate Bill 4 further stacks the deck against all communities working to find common sense solutions. Those talks have been constructive and robust, as we have focused on ways we can jointly support the city we share. But these 11th hour moves, made without full hearings or accounting, threaten to damage the fragile relationships Pittsburgh and other cities statewide have built with our nonprofit partners."

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Pgh Council District 3 Oakland Office Now Open By Appointment Only

Council President Kraus’ Oakland satellite office is now open by appointment only at People’s Oakland, 3433 Bates St. You can get in touch with Donna and Arlene at 412-689-1130 to make an appointment.

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Mifflin Rd (Rte 885) Inbound Closed

Southbound (outbound) Mifflin Rd, Route 885 will be closed to traffic around-the-clock for 140 consecutive days between Doerrville Avenue and Lebanon Road. 

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Zone 4 Public Safety Council Meeting – Thu Feb 5 6pm – Jewish Comm Ctr.

Zone 4 PSC meeting is held the first Thursday of each month at 6:00 pm at the Jewish Community Center at 5738 Forbes Avenue in room #307

February's meeting is going to be a First Aid presentation by Pittsburgh EMS.  It may also include a CPR demonstration and they are also going to provide information on The Envelope of Life as well.  
Seating may be limited so please RSVP to Zone 4:

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01 2015

Survey To Gauge Needs Of SWPA Veterans

Attention Veterans in Southwest PA: Please fill out this anonymous survey to help private/public organizations understand the needs of those who have served in the armed forces in Southwest PA. The survey is being run by the Center for a New American Security (CNAS).

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01 2015

East End Food Co-op Events

Upcoming Events
Setting and Achieving Realistic Resolutions

Vanessa Broers, Sweat & Butter
Wednesday, February 4th at 6:30 PM – Gemini Theater

  The Food Disconnect Sarah Trafican, Clinical PsychologistWednesday, February 11th at 6:30 PM – Gemini Theater
Environmentalism Starts on Your Plate 

Jeffrey Cohan, Jewish Vegetarians of North AmericaWednesday, February 18th at 6:30 PM – Repair the World Workshop

Getting to Know Our Food Policy Council 

Dawn Plummer & Dora Walmsley, Pittsburgh Food Policy Council
Wednesday, February 25th at 6:30 PM – Gemini Theater

  

These events are FREE; just call 412-242-3598 to reserve your spot!
For more information, visit our Events Page.

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01 2015

Public Mtg For Proposed Plans For 3811 Pier St, – Wed 1/21 6PM At Career Ctr

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Public meeting hosted by OPDC:
Proposed Plans for 3811 Pier Street
Wednesday, January 21st 6pm
Oakland Career Center, 294 Semple Street
See plans for a proposed five-unit apartment building on Pier Street and offer your thoughts and input.
For more info and contacts:

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01 2015

City Office Closings, Refuse Collection Changes For MLK Jr Holiday Tue 1/20

The City of Pittsburgh offices will be closed on Monday, January 19, 2015 in observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. Normal business hours will resume on Tuesday, January 20, 2015.
Refuse, bulk waste and recycling collection will not take place on Monday, January 19, 2015. The Department of Public Works has released the following schedule for the week:
  • If your scheduled day of collection is Monday, January 19th you will be serviced on Tuesday, January 20.
  • If your collection day is Tuesday, January 20, you will be serviced on Wednesday, January 21.  
  • If your collection day is Wednesday, January 21, you will be serviced on Thursday, January 22.  
  • If your collection day is Thursday, January 22, you will be serviced on Friday, January 23.  
  • If your collection day is Friday, January 23, you will be serviced on Saturday, January 24.
If you should have any questions concerning your collection, you may contact Environmental Services at (412) 255-2773.

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01 2015

Public Meeting On Greenfield Bridge Project – Tue 2/3 6pm – 411 Greenfield Ave

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PUBLIC MEETING
The City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Works, Bureau of Transportation & Engineering will be holding a Public Meeting to review the final plans for the Greenfield Avenue Bridge project which will replace the existing structure along with minor roadway upgrades. The new bridge will be constructed on the current alignment following the closure of the existing bridge in October of 2015 and implosion in December.
PUBLIC MEETING DATE: Tuesday, February 3, 2015
TIME: Open House – 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Presentation – 6:30 PM
LOCATION: St. Rosalia Catholic Church,
411 Greenfield Avenue, Wuerl Hall

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01 2015

Spring 2015 Love Your Block Grant Applications Due 2/13

Applications are available for the servePGH Spring 2015 Love Your Block grant award program. The block revitalization program gives organizations up to $1,000 in funds and donated supplies for a neighborhood block improvement project that mobilizes community volunteers. Projects will be implemented from April 25 to June 30, 2015. Applications are available online at:  http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/servepgh/loveyourblock.
Applicants for the spring 2015 program must be a qualified nonprofit organization (or have the support of a nonprofit fiscal agent) and the impacted area must be within city limits. Applications must be received no later than 5 p.m. on February 13, 2015. Late applications will not be accepted. Applicants will be notified of their status by March 2015. A mandatory grantee orientation will take place in early April 2015.
An information session will be held at 6 p.m on January 20, 2015 in the City County Building, 414 Grant Street (Room 646).  At this session, applicants can ask question about project ideas and grant proposals.    
To date, grantees have impacted approximately 389 blocks by collecting 34,527 pounds of litter, creating 255 green spaces, leveraging almost $473,000 in donations and recruiting around 4,571 volunteers through the program.
For more information and applicaiton, visiti the full article, or the link listed above.

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