County introduces measure to collect lead level data for children

County introduces measure to collect lead level data for children

Children in Allegheny County could soon be required to undergo testing for blood lead levels before enrolling in county schools.

An ordinance introduced Tuesday night at the Allegheny County Council meeting would mandate testing for children at approximately the ages of nine to 12 months old, with additional testing required again at 24 months of age.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017/Author: Iain Oldman
Categories: Pittsburgh
Pennsylvania Supreme Court rules in favor of police union, grants right for officers to move away from city

Pennsylvania Supreme Court rules in favor of police union, grants right for officers to move away from city

Pittsburgh’s police officers will be allowed to move outside of city neighborhoods following a ruling on Monday by the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania.

The Court ruled 6-0 in favor of the Fraternal Order of Police Fort Pitt Lodge No. 1, which had been litigating against the city for the rights of its approximately 850 members to live within a 25 air-mile radius of the City County Building in downtown Pittsburgh.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017/Author: Iain Oldman
Categories: Pittsburgh
Senate Manufacturing Caucus emphasizes infrastructure investments at new session’s first meeting

Senate Manufacturing Caucus emphasizes infrastructure investments at new session’s first meeting

Key investments in Pennsylvania’s infrastructure and implementing policy changes to take advantage of President Trump’s pro-business agenda were the focal points of conversation as state lawmakers met with leading manufacturing and energy groups Wednesday at the Pennsylvania Senate Manufacturing Caucus’s first meeting of the 2017 legislative session.

Thursday, May 18, 2017/Author: Iain Oldman
Allegheny County Controller calls on PWSA to stop installation of partial lead line replacements ahead of "blitz"

Allegheny County Controller calls on PWSA to stop installation of partial lead line replacements ahead of "blitz"

At a news conference Monday, Allegheny County Controller Chelsea Wagner urged the Pittsburgh Water and Sewage Authority to halt the installation of partial lead line replacements on the city’s public water lines.

Wagner’s comments come ahead of PWSA’s “blitz” plans to install 1,500 partial line replacements on city water lines in the coming months. The water authority installed partial line replacements at approximately 275 residencies across the city from January 2016 to April 2017.

Monday, May 15, 2017/Author: Iain Oldman
Categories: Pittsburgh
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