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Today in Allegheny County History - On April 18, 1795, weekly mail service was established between Allegheny County and Philadelphia County.
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April is Keep America Beautiful Month. You can help keep America & our community beautiful by adopting an Allegheny County road or bridge & organizing regular cleanup projects. The program is open to individuals & organizations. Learn more & adopt a road today at www.alleghenycounty.us/alleghenygreen/adoptroad.aspx
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Today in Allegheny County History - On April 16, 1888, the capstone of the Allegheny County Courthouse was put in place.
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The Medical Examiner's Office is hiring for the position of "Laboratory Manager" - details at http://j.mp/MELabMgr. The Department of Public Works is hiring for the position of "Fleet Services Manager" - details at http://j.mp/PWFleetMgr. The Department of Facilities Management is hiring for the position of "Fiscal/Purchasing Manager" - details at http://j.mp/FMFiscPurch.
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Wishing all the joys of Passover to you and those you hold dear. May you be blessed with happiness, prosperity, peace and good health at Passover and throughout the year. Shalom!
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It's National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week. Allegheny County honors the dedicated staff of our 9-1-1 Center who work 24 hours a day, seven days a week to keep our community safe. Thanks for all you do! Read County Executive Rich Fitzgerald's proclamation at http://j.mp/NPSTWProc2014
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Today in Allegheny County History - On April 17, 1957, ground was broken on the Ft. Tunnel, which cost $17 million to construct ($143 million today), took three years to complete, and created a direct link between the Parkway East and Parkway West. At the ceremony, Pennsylvania Highways Secretary Joseph J. Lawler announced a $300 million highway construction plan ($2.5 billion today), which included Crosstown Boulevard (I-579), a high-level bridge over the Allegheny River (Veterans Bridge), and a limited access road up the East Street Valley (I-279/Parkway North).
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On April 16, 1895, the Borough of East Pittsburgh was incorporated. The world's first commercial radio broadcast took place in East Pittsburgh when KDKA transmitted the presidential election returns from a shack on the roof of Westinghouse Electric Company's K Building on Nov. 2, 1920. Today, the borough covers an area of 0.4 square Miles & has a population of 1,822.
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Do you believe the arts are essential to your community's economy, quality of life, and schools? Then say so by becoming an arts advocate. Attend Arts Advocacy NOW! on Mon., April 28, 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., at the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council located at 810 Penn Avenue, 7th Floor, in the Cultural District. This free participatory workshop will help you become an awesome, effective advocate for the arts! You'll get info on current policy issues, key research, and strategies to make your case with elected officials. A light lunch will also be provided. Learn more & RSVP at www.pittsburghartscouncil.org/component/events/event/171
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Today in Allegheny County History - On April 15, 1983, Flashdance opened as the No. 1 movie at the box office, a position it maintained for four weeks. The film was set in Pittsburgh and told the story of a woman working as a welder and exotic dancer while trying to get into ballet school. It was filmed on location in Oakland, Mt. Washington, Monroeville and the South Side. It was the third highest grossing film of 1983 at $95 million ($224 million today). Its soundtrack went to No. 1 and won a Grammy. Two songs also became No. 1 hits: "Maniac" performed by Michael Sembello; and "Flashdance... What a Feeling" performed by Irene Cara, which also won a Grammy.
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Allegheny County was created on September 24, 1788, and is home to some of the most prestigious health care, educational and cultural institutions in the world.

During the last 30 years, our region has undergone a tremendous economic and environmental transformation.

Allegheny County is home to some of the world’s leading businesses and organizations in the fields of advanced manufacturing, information & communications technology, health care & life sciences, finance & business services, education & research, and energy & environmental solutions.

And yes –proudly – we still make steel here.

We have worked hard to create an economic climate in which businesses and entrepreneurs may thrive, and our results are paying off.

Out of the nation’s 100 biggest labor markets, Pittsburgh is one of only 13 that have regained all of the jobs they lost during the Great Recession.

Throughout the economic downturn, Allegheny County’s unemployment rate has consistently been two percentage points below the national average, and our foreclosure rate has been among the nation’s lowest.

Statistics like this led Time Magazine to call Pittsburgh the “one economic bright spot on Main Street” in the midst of the recession.