• Area cooling centers activated amid July heatwave


    PITTSBURGH - A number of area cooling centers have been activated amid the July heatwave that is expected to send temperatures soaring into the 90's and feels-like temperatures well over 100 degrees.

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    Here is a list to see which ones are near your home in case your air conditioning is not working:


    • These facilities will be open on Friday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
      • Greenfield Healthy Active Living (Senior) Center, 745 Greenfield Avenue 412-422-6551
      • Homewood Healthy Active Living (Senior) Center, 7321 Frankstown Avenue 412-244-4190
      • West End Healthy Active Living (Senior) Center, 80 Wabash Avenue 412-937-3068
    • Catholic Charities of Pittsburgh, 212 9th Street, open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Sunday afternoon
    • The city also has 18 public pools and eight spray parks 

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    • Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
      • Beaver Falls: The Cornerstone, 1217 7th Avenue
      • New Brighton: Municipal Building, 610 Third Avenue
      • Rochester: Free Methodist Church, 480 Jefferson Street
      • Aliquippa: Uncommon Grounds Cafe, 380 Franklin Avenue


    • Clinton Church of God, 406 Buchanan Road, Normalville, Friday from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday   from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Connellsville Senior Center 100 E Fayette Street, Connellsville, Friday 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m.

    Area swimming pools are open as well as area spray parks, weather permitting. 

    Lyft has announced it will be offering free rides to select cooling centers in the City of Pittsburgh.

    The code, PITCOOL19, is valid for up to two rides and up to $15 each until July 21 at 11:59 p.m.

    These are the following cooling centers the company will be offering rides to:

    • Jefferson: 605 Rednap St., North Side, PA
    • Ammon: 2217 Bedford Ave., Hill District, PA
    • Magee: 745 Greenfield Ave., Greenfield, PA
    • Paulson: 1201 Paulson Ave., Larimer, PA
    • West Penn: 450 30th St., Polish Hill, PA
    • Brookline: 1400 Oakridge St., Brookline, PA
    • Ormsby: 79 S. 22nd St., South Side, PA
    • Phillips: 201 Parkfield St., Carrick, PA
    • Warrington: 329 E. Warrington Ave., Allentown, PA
    • Greenfield Healthy Active Living (Senior) Center: 745 Greenfield Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA
    • Homewood Healthy Active Living (Senior) Center: 7321 Frankstown Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA
    • West End Healthy Active Living (Senior) Center: 80 Wabash St, Pittsburgh, PA



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