Pipes, maps, responsibilities: Pittsburgh orders property owners to pursue five-figure sewer fixes
As Pittsburgh’s sewage infrastructure ages, homeowners have been ordered to repair laterals they didn’t realize were theirs. A group of Regent Square homeowners believes the burden should be shared.
WHO WE ARE
PublicSource is a nonprofit news organization serving the Pittsburgh region. We inspire critical thinking and bold ideas through journalism rooted in facts, diverse voices and the pursuit of transparency.
Read our mission.
Get Pittsburgh news and perspectives on gender and identity, in your inbox.
Support our nonprofit newsroom.
We’re proud to bring our region independent, in-depth journalism without paywalls, but we can’t do it without reader support. Your gift powers critically important local stories.
Allegheny County previews plans for users of Smithfield Street shelter, but operator warns of calamity
There were 600 people who used the Smithfield shelter in the last 30 days, according to the shelter’s operator Team PSBG. ACDHS identified around 125 people who they consider to be regular residents
AGH master plan could bring construction of new single-patient room structure
Allegheny General Hospital [AGH], in response to a need for more single-occupancy rooms, is hoping to construct a new structure on its Central Northside campus. As a part of the unveiling of its proposed institutional master plan to the City…
Federal financial aid is returning to PA prisons. But getting a college degree inside won’t be easy.
Incarcerated people hoping to prepare for life on the outside or just better themselves face waits, and programs are limited — but Pell Grants bring hope to some would-be students.
I learned how to pull a trigger, and the same lessons are crucial to addressing gun violence
As a high school student, I shouldn’t have to worry about gun violence. But in my Pittsburgh neighborhood, it’s a reality — one that’s perpetuated by polarized debate on firearms.
Updated: Campaign finance regulations won’t face veto, Allegheny County Council member says
A bill that would cap individual contributions to candidates at just over $3,000 passed county council Tuesday evening with 13 votes in favor and two against — but it isn’t yet certain to become the law of Allegheny County.
Signals from songbirds: How feathered migrants help scientists save local ecosystems
The magnolia warbler travels as many as 2,000 miles, high above the Gulf of Mexico and across the United States, before arriving in Canada’s boreal forest to breed. On a morning in May, one of the tiny yellow songbirds found…
Are Spin scooters a helpful way to get around or a public safety issue?
The Spin scooter reporting system relies on users who have a problem, such as an accident that causes injury, tapping a button (an exclamation point in the corner of the screen) on the app. Lawrence Chertik died before reporting his…
Pittsburgh’s mayor asked for expert advice on homelessness. Here’s what the mayor — and you — should know
Increasing homelessness in Pittsburgh brings challenges, but experts offer potential strategies in the fight for affordable housing and systemic change.
From the Source Podcast
A podcast about the places and people that bring Pittsburgh to life
Know Pittsburgh. For Real.
Sign up for PublicSource’s email course to Pittsburgh’s hows and whys
Keeping local government accountable
Your stop for the ins and outs on development and planning in the Pittsburgh region
Understanding Pittsburgh’s unelected power structure
Important information for the Pittsburgh-area community curated by our team of journalists
Compelling personal stories told by the people living them