City Of Pittsburgh Snow Angels Program 
Snow covered sidewalks can be hazardous for everyone. Pittsburgh 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. 
 
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.
You can now call 3-1-1 to volunteer or request an angel.
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01/06 2018

Live From The Field

Citizen's Police Academy 

Twice a year, the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police sponsors an opportunity for High School students in the Pittsburgh community to become closely acquainted with the roles and responsibilities of the Police Bureau. All interested persons must complete an application and give permission for the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police to conduct a background check to determine if they have a criminal record. 
 
The next CPA session will begin Tuesday, February 6, 2018
All CPA applications must be received by February 2, 2018. 
 
Student Police Academy
Likewise twice a year, the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police sponsors an opportunity for High School students in the Pittsburgh community to also become closely acquainted with the roles and responsibilities of the Police Bureau. The Pittsburgh Student’s Police Academy (SPA) brings the police and Pittsburgh’s high school community closer together in a setting that offers a sample of police training to each participant. 
 
 
The next SPA session will begin Wednesday, March 14, 2018.
All SPA applications must be received by Friday, March 9, 2018. 
 
For more information, check out the original City website posting at
 
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Some South Oakland water tests show elevated lead levels.  Join us to learn more about organizing a neighborhood-wide lead level survey.
OPDC invites you to hear from the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA) about lead contamination sources and what precautions can be taken to remedy them. 
 
Tuesday, January 9th, 2018 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
St. Regis Parish Hall 3235 Parkview Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213   
 

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GIVE YOUR INPUT ABOUT DEVELOPMENT ALONG THE BATES STREET CORRIDOR 
 
JOIN US FOR A COMMUNITY DISCUSSION 
 
Community Discussion – Thursday November 2, 7 PM @ 294 SEMPLE ST 
  • Learn about zoning, permitting, and city policy priorities.
  • Hear a brief presentation by Oakland Gateway Ventures.
  • Share your opinions with local elected officials and public partners.  
See attached flyer and renderings for more info.

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Home ownership in Oakland: Learn about the Oakland Community Land Trust
Oakland Planning and Development Corporation (OPDC) is launching a Community Land Trust (CLT) to preserve home ownership and guarantee affordability in Oakland’s residential neighborhoods. 
 
Please plan to attend a public meeting to learn more about this initiative.
Tuesday, September 12th, 6 p.m.
St. Regis Parish Social Hall
3235 Parkview Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213 
 
Questions that will be addressed at this meeting:
  • How Community Land Trusts work
  • How OPDC determines a purchase price for your home
  • How landlords can get involved
  • Why OPDC is doing this
Refreshments will be served.
Please RSVP to aboykowycz@opdc.org
412.621.7863 x17
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APPLY NOW!
Applications for Civic Leadership Academy are due August 4!
Civic Leadership Academy is a free, 11-week course that encourages more informed, effective and inspired community and civic leadership by giving City residents an opportunity to learn about their local government.
  • Classes are every Wednesday, 6:00-8:30 PM, from September 6 – November 15, 2017
  • Applicants must be residents of the City of Pittsburgh or own a business within the City limits
  • Applications are due by Friday, August 4, 2017
For more information, visit the CLA Website at
or call Molly Onufer, the CLA coordinator at 412-255-4773
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City of Pittsburgh 2018 CDBG HEARINGS
Thursday, July 13, 2017, 6-8 PM
Manchester Citizens Corporation
1319 Allegheny Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15233
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Wednesday, July 19, 2017, 6-8 PM
West End Senior Center
80 Wabash St., Pittsburgh, PA 15220 
 
The City of Pittsburgh will hold two public hearings to seek
input from interested residents and community
organizations on the 2018 Community Development Block
Grant Program.
The hearings are being held prior to the release of the 2018
Capital Budget to enable the City to adequately review
citizen testimony. In addition, those attending the hearings
are invited to comment on the prior use of the City’s CDBG
funds and other federal funds.
For more information, please contact the Office of Community Affairs
(412)-255-4773
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The Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA) was notified that two men impersonating Authority employees entered a home and committed a theft in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh yesterday afternoon. The incident was reported to the police who are conducting an investigation. 
 
PWSA employees rarely enter a home. Occasionally, PWSA workers will ask a customer to flush while they wait outside. In the rare event that PWSA knows they will need to enter a home, the company will call ahead and schedule an appointment. These visitations are becoming more common as PWSA works to mitigate lead contamination. In the event of an emergency, a PWSA worker might request entry without an appointment, but residents should still verify their identity in that event. 
 
If a resident is suspicious of a PWSA worker, they can verify the identity of an employee by checking for identification or by calling the PWSA hotline at 412.255.2423.