Philly, Pittsburgh both named finalists for new Amazon HQ

Philly, Pittsburgh both named finalists for new Amazon HQ

Pennsylvania's two biggest cities are both finalists for Amazon’s HQ2 that sent elected officials across the country running to their planners to craft their golden ticket for $5 billion in investment and 50,000 new jobs.

Both Philadelphia and Pittsburgh were listed as one of the 20 finalists Amazon announced with a page on their website posted Thursday morning. In total, 238 cities and regions applied for the second headquarters after Amazon announced its plans in the fall 2017.

Thursday, January 18, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
As Healey announces for District 8, controversy brews over Allegheny Dem's endorsement process

As Healey announces for District 8, controversy brews over Allegheny Dem's endorsement process

After taking a podium on the cramped main floor of the 5801 Video Lounge in Shadyside, Marty Healey launched a campaign for the newly-vacated District 8 Pittsburgh city council seat with a forward-looking speech, pulling on his time as businessman and an LGBT political activist.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Categories: Pittsburgh

PWSA board approves appointment of new interim executive director

The Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority board approved the appointment of Robert Weimar as its interim executive director for one year.
Weimar, formerly the acting director of engineering for the authority, will earn up to $350,000 in the role.
Bernard Lindstrom, a retired U.S. Army Colonel, has served as interim executive director since September, and was poised to stay in that position for up to two years, via an announcement by Mayor Bill Peduto.
Monday, June 26, 2017/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh to start distributing free water filters next week

Pittsburgh to start distributing free water filters next week

Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto announced this week that the city will start distributing free water filters next week as part of the citywide effort at lead remediation.

 

According to the administration, the effort will start with distribution first being available to expectant mothers and families with children less than six years old.

Thursday, May 4, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh looks to recruit more paramedics through changes to union agreement

In an effort to recruit more Emergency Medical Services (EMS) workers and reduce forced overtime costs, Pittsburgh plans to increase salaries for newly hired paramedics and emergency medical technicians. 

Tuesday, August 23, 2016/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh
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