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The first Pittsburgh Garbage Olympics will turn picking up litter into a sport. On Saturday morning five East End neighborhoods will go head to head in the competition to see which can pick up the most trash. Lena Andrews is an organizer and member of the neighborhood group East Liberty Trash Warriors. “Everyone has between 9 and 11 to pick up as much trash as you can, and put it in a designated place, and at 11 you have to stop,” Andrews said. Then the Clean Pittsburgh Commission, which works on the city’s litter and dumping issues, will weigh the collected trash bags in East Liberty, Lawrenceville, Bloomfield, Garfield and the Strip District to determine which neighborhood takes home the gold.Andrews says as far as rules go, teams aren’t allowed to take trash out of garbage cans or dumpsters, or place heavy non-trash items into the bags to get an advantage. She’s not too worried about that, anyway.“I mean, I think people who pick up litter aren’t really cheaters,” Andrews laughed.An... (90.5 WESA)
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – A massive cleanup effort is underway after heavy rains caused flooding along Route 51 Wednesday night.Route 51 looked like a small river near Bon Air after heavy rains caused Saw Mill Run Creek to flood.The road was shut down in both directions due to the flooding. It reopened early Thursday morning.The flood waters swept away vehicles, a dumpster and damaged businesses.At Fellini Auto Sales, they lost 20 cars, and their building was flooded, too.“We don’t even know where to start in here,” Glenn Withers said.Frustration is building as their business is shut down and they work around the clock to try and clean up the mess.“The water just came from the torrential rainfall,” Withers said. “We tried to move the cars, but within 5 to 10 minutes, the whole place is, like, eight feet.”Employees are still looking for missing cars.At least three vehicles were found wedged in a creek bed along Route 51 on Thursday.At Garrett’s German Auto Repair, they only work on Mercedes B... (CBS Pittsburgh / KDKA)
Brian Bradley, Geoff Sanderson) and between the pipes (John Vanbiesbrouck, Guy Hebert). Just as Fleury lost his job in Pittsburgh to Matt Murray, Vanbiesbrouck became expendable to the New York Rangers with the emergence of Mike Richter. Twenty-four years later, maybe the Golden Knights will find similar steals with their picks Wednesday night, turning Fleury into the next Beezer.
The line isn’t a straight line, it’s a process of continual improvement."— Pittsburgh Chief Resiliency Officer Grant Ervin in an interview with Smart Cities Dive on his city's transition from a coal and steel industrial town to a sustainability, healthcare and tech hub. The City of Bridges has been in the news ever since President Trump announced his intent to withdraw the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement and said he was elected to "represent the citizens of Pittsburgh, not Paris."Top image credit: flickr user Samuel Mann ... (Waste Dive)