I know the motivote team through the StartingBloc fellowship program. I participated in the StartingBloc fellowship and have helped to organize a few StartingBloc related events around Pittsburgh. If you are interested in social innovation, entrepreneurship and making the world a better place, please consider applying to StartingBloc.
Please share this information with anyone who lives in the Pennsylvania 18th Congressional district. The founders of motivote, a NYC startup which focused on voter engagement, will be in Western Pa this weekend and want to talk with voters. They have planned several meetups in Greensburg and Carnegie at some great local businesses.… Read the rest
Today, March 1st is the last day to submit your Act 50 Application to Allegheny County to be able to receive a deduction on the assessed value for your property tax in Allegheny County.
How much can I save on annual property taxes in Allegheny County? $85.14
If the property is your primary residence, you can apply and see a reduction of $18,000 from the assessed value of your property.
Here is the example from the Allegheny County Real Estate website:
Example 1 (Without Exclusion):
A property is assessed at $100,000. The property tax would be $473.00 year:
Assessed Value… Read the rest
[tl;dr: $10 gets you some soup from awesome Pittsburgh chefs and the $ goes to local artists.]
Soup N’At is back! Great to see this event continue. Soup N’at is the Pittsburgh version of the Sunday Soup crowdfunding. Check out some of our past posts on Soup N’at here.
How does Soup N’at work?
Each guest donates $10 in cash at the door
Guests eat soup donated by Pittsburgh restaurants, usually accompanied by delicious bread
Local artists present their projects
Each guest casts a vote for their favorite project.
The winning project takes home all of the $ that was… Read the rest
Sooo…. who is up for a little road trip to Beaver Falls this weekend!
I’ve been noticing that the two previous posts on the Moltrup Steel Mansion have been getting a lot of visits recently. So I thought I would check back and see if this house was still for sale.
The Multrup Steel Mansion located at 914 8th Ave is still for sale and the price has been reduced to $49,000. There is a new listing agent for the property, Carol Tomayko, her team has been very responsive to questions.
You can read a history of the Moltrup Steel… Read the rest
There have been a few articles in the last few years that offer some insight into the times that Dr. King made a visit to Pittsburgh.
The Post-Gazette’s archive blog, The Digs, posted some photos from Dr. King’s visit to speak at the University of Pittsburgh on November 1, 1966 as well as some of his previous visits to town.
Last year, Rick Sebak wrote a story for Pittsburgh Magazine, which details many of the visits Dr. King made to Pittsburgh before his death.
From the Carnegie Museum of Art blog, some photos that Charles “Teenie” Harris captured of Dr.… Read the rest