Voting information now available by text; 2 million in Pa. aren't registered
Pennsylvania has just launched a voter registration text messaging service. Eligible Pennsylvania citizens can text the word "PA" to "2Vote" (28683) on their smartphones. The user will receive a link that provides direct access to the online voter registration application, voter registration status, polling place locator and link to contacts for county offices and the Department of State. 
The text message link also provides users with important dates and deadlines significant to the Nov. 8 general election. Standard messaging rates may apply.  
 
Know someone who's not registered to vote? Oct. 11 is the deadline to register before the Nov. 8 election, when candidates for president, U.S. senator and other offices will be on the ballot. Pennsylvania now has online registration at www.votespa.com.  
Questions? Call the Allegheny County Elections Division at 412-350-4500. 
Other important deadlines:
•    Nov. 1: Last day to apply for a civilian absentee ballot 
•    Nov. 4: Last day to return a completed civilian absentee ballot
 

Find year-round events for fun, entertaining and engaging things to do in the greater Pittsburgh Area. 
 
Having fun doesn't have to empty your wallet! Many of Pittsburgh's annual events are free, family friendly and deliver a unique experience. From the nation's second-largest St. Patrick's Day Parade to the only vintage sports car race on city streets, you'll have a blast in Pittsburgh! 
 
A sampling of ongoing and upcoming events and places to visit:
  • Kelly Strayhorn Theater – Pgh East Side
  • Gallery Crawls – Downtown Pittsburgh's Cultural District 
  • Yoga in the Square – Sundays from June 5-September 25
  • Allegheny County Summer Concert Series – Various County Parks
  • Bach, Beethoven and Brunch Sundays, June 19-August 14 2016, Mellon Park
  • Dollar Bank Cinema in the Park – Watch cinema under the stars at seven Pittsburgh area parks 7 days a week June through August.
  • The First Fridays at the Frick – Free admission, but $5 donation suggested.
  • KidsPlay @ Market Square – Tuesdays 10-11am July through August
  • Rodef Shalom Biblical Botanical Garden – largest biblical botanical garden in North America
  • Three Rivers Storytelling Festival – August 5-7, Northland Public Library
  • City of Pittsburgh Great Race – September 25
  • Light Up Night® – November 2016
Check out their website for the complete list and links to respective sites.

Inline image 1Port Authority Fare Rate Public Hearings
To learn more and share your opinions, attend the Port Authority’s Public Hearing on Wednesday, February 24 from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. or 3:30 – 6:00 p.m. in the William Penn Ballroom at the Omni William Penn Hotel.
OR
Tuesday, March 8 from 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. in the Connolly Ballroom at Alumni Hall. 
Those wishing to speak may call 412-566-5187 in order to register. E-mail farepolicy@portauthority.org for more information.
Click on the picture above for a printable flyer.

March 5, 2013 the planning commission will be hearing from The Oakland Portal Project. Planning commission hearings are open to the public.

Click here to review the traffic study and responses to questions: Oakland Portal Phase 2 Response to City Comments 2-5-13.

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