PITTSBURGH, PA (February 23, 2018) Agencies across the City of Pittsburgh are preparing for flooding, street closures and other impacts of heavy rains that are expected through Sunday. Impacts will be greatest around Downtown, low-lying areas, hillsides and riverfronts but residents citywide are urged to be vigilant about weather-related issues, street and highway closures and possible power outages and landslides. Motorists are strongly advised to turn vehicles around if they encounter pooling water on roadways...
BMe Community is an “award-winning network of community-builders known for defining people by their positive contributions to society and enlisting incredible black men who inspire us to be Better Together.” BMe stands for Black Male Engagement and each year, they presents their leadership awards to everyday, adult Black men who have shown their deep commitment to the well-being of others. BMe then helps them in their efforts by giving them funding, networking opportunities, and by sharing their stories with others.
PITTSBURGH, PA (February 6, 2018) The City of Pittsburgh is making preparations for snowfall, possibly mixed with rain, which is projected to begin falling early Wednesday into the morning and afternoon rush hours.
Each month, the Office of Public Art (OPA) highlights local opportunities for artists in their newsletter. The newsletter is just one means by which OPA enables artist to engage with communities, and also includes offering technical assistance, educational programs, commissions, and residencies. OPA is a public private partnership between the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council and the City of Pittsburgh's Department of City Planning.
Pittsburgh, PA (January 19, 2018) Beginning this weekend Saturday, January 20, 2018, those who own property along Pittsburgh’s 35 miles of riverfront are encouraged to review the Pittsburgh Department of City Planning’s proposed changes to the existing riverfront zoning code and participate in a 30-day public comment period. City Planning will send letters next week to property owners in and adjacent to the riverfront districts notifying them of the opportunity to comment on the zoning updates.
PITTSBURGH, PA (January 12, 2018) Snow Levels Elevated to Level 2 (3" to 6" forecasted snow/ or ice). Our weather service (SKYWATCH) has issued a warning for 2” to 4” of wet, widespread snow from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm Friday January 12 to 6:00 am to 9:00 am Saturday January 13 BUT it also includes a period of rain changing over to freezing rain and sleet between 5 pm to 7 pm today.
Pittsburgh, PA (January 8, 2018) More than ever, the City of Pittsburgh is recommitting itself to supporting and advocating for our residents affected by the president’s announcement to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Since the announcement we have signed on to a formal submission, drafted by the City of Montreal and the global city network Metropolis, which aimed to point out the vital role that local municipalities play in migration, and should therefore have a voice at the table. Also we partnered with the DC Immigration Hub signing on for the Pennsylvania congressional delegation to pass the Dream Act this year.
As some two billion Christians around the world tomorrow celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ and his teachings of brotherhood, peace, and the hope of a new beginning, a poem by Maya Angelou comes to mind. On the Pulse of Morning closes with an exhortation to set aside fear in order to make room for hope...