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10/06/2021

Altoona vs Altoona Challenge!

Trick or Treat info for City residents.  Please check with your municipality.
09/15/2021

Trick or Treat info for City residents. Please check with your municipality.

Trick or Treat info for City residents. Please check with your municipality.

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09/06/2021

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09/02/2021
08/31/2021
Vets Field Flagpole Rejuvenation ProjectWith me in the photo are Mitchell Swineford and Owen Dombrosky of the Bishop Gui...
04/27/2021

Vets Field Flagpole Rejuvenation Project
With me in the photo are Mitchell Swineford and Owen Dombrosky of the Bishop Guilfoyle Varsity Baseball Team and the George B. Kelly Federation Summer Baseball League, and they want to make a difference at Veterans Memorial Field by raising $3000 by Memorial Day 2021 for the existing flagpole to be professionally sandblasted, repainted and for replacement of the cable-pulley system. They are also going to add lighting if funds permit. A special account is established and monetary donations can made out to "CBRC" and mailed to: Kathleen Dombrosky 700 Garber Street Hollidaysburg, PA 16648. Owen (814-215-2920) and Mitchell (814-660-2417) will also pick up your donations! Any amount is appreciated and thank you for your generosity!

Vets Field Flagpole Rejuvenation Project
With me in the photo are Mitchell Swineford and Owen Dombrosky of the Bishop Guilfoyle Varsity Baseball Team and the George B. Kelly Federation Summer Baseball League, and they want to make a difference at Veterans Memorial Field by raising $3000 by Memorial Day 2021 for the existing flagpole to be professionally sandblasted, repainted and for replacement of the cable-pulley system. They are also going to add lighting if funds permit. A special account is established and monetary donations can made out to "CBRC" and mailed to: Kathleen Dombrosky 700 Garber Street Hollidaysburg, PA 16648. Owen (814-215-2920) and Mitchell (814-660-2417) will also pick up your donations! Any amount is appreciated and thank you for your generosity!

03/23/2021
COVID-19 Vaccine Scheduling – Mainline Pharmacy

***Attention Altoona Residents*** Mainline Pharmacy will administer 1200 COVID-19 Vaccinations at the Jaffa Shrine Center - Altoona on Tuesday, March 30th and will continue to hold clinics at the Jaffa on a regular basis. Anyone in Phase 1A who wants a vaccine can make an appointment here: https://mainlinepharmacy.com/covid-vaccine-scheduling/ No password is required!
(Check to see if you are eligible here: https://www.pa.gov/guides/get-vaccinated/...)

I recently proclaimed March 24th as Education & Sharing Day in the City of Altoona.  Thank you to Rabbi Horowitz for bri...
03/17/2021

I recently proclaimed March 24th as Education & Sharing Day in the City of Altoona. Thank you to Rabbi Horowitz for bringing awareness.

I recently proclaimed March 24th as Education & Sharing Day in the City of Altoona. Thank you to Rabbi Horowitz for bringing awareness.

Here is a link to Local Vaccination Locations to include Pharmacies and Hospitals with phone numbers and websites. The C...
03/03/2021
City of Altoona Announcements - Possible Covid Vacination Sites and Contact...

Here is a link to Local Vaccination Locations to include Pharmacies and Hospitals with phone numbers and websites. The COVID-19 Vaccination helps to protect you from getting sick. Thanks for getting vaccinated and thanks for continuing to do your part by practicing healthy habits to include mask wearing, social distancing and hand hygiene.

03/02/2021

City residents are cordially invited to an education session on the Pennsylvania Health Insurance Exchange Authority (PHIEA) - more commonly known as Pennie. The goal of this education session is to provide attendees with information about Pennie, its resources, and how Pennie can help the uninsured.

Meet Pennie! Check out the graphic and the info below for more info on PA's new healthcare.

Session 1: March 3rd 12:00pm-1:00pm - https://zoom.us/j/94612829993?pwd=Wkt5SVlUdzRaTE5Qb2txUXc4M2VzZz09

Session 2: March 4th 6:00pm-7:00pm - https://zoom.us/j/98053218204?pwd=L0ZNbm5hVmFHZ2RjeUZNOEdpWHJlQT09

During the briefing, Pennie will discuss:

* Pennsylvania's new replacement for Healthcare.gov - pennie.com
* Pennie's mission- to connect and protect the uninsured
* How Pennie is the only source for financial assistance in Pennsylvania's individual health and dental insurance market
* The various tiers of customer service through Pennie that are free of charge
* Pennie's 'No Wrong Door' policy and helping those in transition
* Providing Pennsylvanians with a choice if they lose their employer-sponsored coverage
* Pennie’s Covid-19 Enrollment Period
Please know that the briefing will be recorded. Time will also be permitted for questions and answers.

Ahead of time, you are encouraged to visit pennie.com (the public website) and agency.pennie.com (the home for PHIEA).

City residents are cordially invited to an education session on the Pennsylvania Health Insurance Exchange Authority (PH...
02/23/2021

City residents are cordially invited to an education session on the Pennsylvania Health Insurance Exchange Authority (PHIEA) - more commonly known as Pennie. The goal of this education session is to provide attendees with information about Pennie, its resources, and how Pennie can help the uninsured.

Meet Pennie! Check out the graphic and the info below for more info on PA's new healthcare.

Session 1: March 3rd 12:00pm-1:00pm - https://zoom.us/j/94612829993?pwd=Wkt5SVlUdzRaTE5Qb2txUXc4M2VzZz09

Session 2: March 4th 6:00pm-7:00pm - https://zoom.us/j/98053218204?pwd=L0ZNbm5hVmFHZ2RjeUZNOEdpWHJlQT09

During the briefing, Pennie will discuss:

* Pennsylvania's new replacement for Healthcare.gov - pennie.com
* Pennie's mission- to connect and protect the uninsured
* How Pennie is the only source for financial assistance in Pennsylvania's individual health and dental insurance market
* The various tiers of customer service through Pennie that are free of charge
* Pennie's 'No Wrong Door' policy and helping those in transition
* Providing Pennsylvanians with a choice if they lose their employer-sponsored coverage
* Pennie’s Covid-19 Enrollment Period
Please know that the briefing will be recorded. Time will also be permitted for questions and answers.

Ahead of time, you are encouraged to visit pennie.com (the public website) and agency.pennie.com (the home for PHIEA).

City residents are cordially invited to an education session on the Pennsylvania Health Insurance Exchange Authority (PHIEA) - more commonly known as Pennie. The goal of this education session is to provide attendees with information about Pennie, its resources, and how Pennie can help the uninsured.

Meet Pennie! Check out the graphic and the info below for more info on PA's new healthcare.

Session 1: March 3rd 12:00pm-1:00pm - https://zoom.us/j/94612829993?pwd=Wkt5SVlUdzRaTE5Qb2txUXc4M2VzZz09

Session 2: March 4th 6:00pm-7:00pm - https://zoom.us/j/98053218204?pwd=L0ZNbm5hVmFHZ2RjeUZNOEdpWHJlQT09

During the briefing, Pennie will discuss:

* Pennsylvania's new replacement for Healthcare.gov - pennie.com
* Pennie's mission- to connect and protect the uninsured
* How Pennie is the only source for financial assistance in Pennsylvania's individual health and dental insurance market
* The various tiers of customer service through Pennie that are free of charge
* Pennie's 'No Wrong Door' policy and helping those in transition
* Providing Pennsylvanians with a choice if they lose their employer-sponsored coverage
* Pennie’s Covid-19 Enrollment Period
Please know that the briefing will be recorded. Time will also be permitted for questions and answers.

Ahead of time, you are encouraged to visit pennie.com (the public website) and agency.pennie.com (the home for PHIEA).

Happy National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day.  Special thanks and recognition to the Altoona Police Department!
01/09/2021

Happy National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day. Special thanks and recognition to the Altoona Police Department!

The City is once again looking for volunteers for Authorities/Boards and Commissions.  Maybe this is one of your New Yea...
12/29/2020

The City is once again looking for volunteers for Authorities/Boards and Commissions. Maybe this is one of your New Year's Resolutions for 2021. Please see the News Release for more information.

http://www.altoonapa.gov/Pages/Our-Government.aspx

http://www.altoonapa.gov/SiteCollectionDocuments/Forms%20and%20Applications/talent%20bank%20application%202021.pdf

12/27/2020

I’m saddened to hear about the passing of Blair County NAACP president Don Witherspoon. Don was a compassionate man who was committed to making the county a better place. He loved the City and the people here, and was a friend and an advocate to many… and he was a heck of a golfer. He will be missed by everyone in the community who knew him.

Great job Penn State student Joey Roesch and thank you for your work on this and to all who participated/donated to make...
12/21/2020

Great job Penn State student Joey Roesch and thank you for your work on this and to all who participated/donated to make this happen!

Meet Joey Roesch, a Penn State student concerned about the rising Covid cases in our area. He reached out to Mayor Matt Pacifico and with the help of the Altoona Area Business Community, Copy Rite & Banner Zone and Lightning Bug Gift Co. Posters and masks are being printed to help deliver a consistent message to the community regarding ways to stop the spread. Posters are being distributed to area businesses and can be picked up presently at LaVintage Decor. More pick-up locations to be announced. Masks will be limited and on a first come first serve basis when they are available. After the initial quantity is depleted, they will be available for purchase.

Many will be out shopping this weekend. It only takes a minute or less.
12/19/2020

Many will be out shopping this weekend. It only takes a minute or less.

Although a snow emergency has not been issued, City residents are encouraged to remove vehicles from snow emergency rout...
12/16/2020

Although a snow emergency has not been issued, City residents are encouraged to remove vehicles from snow emergency routes to assist the snow plows. Snow conditions will be monitored and announcements will be issued as needed.

It’s always important to support our local businesses, but that’s especially true this Small Business Saturday. As we he...
11/27/2020

It’s always important to support our local businesses, but that’s especially true this Small Business Saturday. As we head into the holiday shopping season, please consider all of the amazing small businesses that we have right here in Altoona.

11/18/2020

As our positive COVID-19 cases continue to rise in Blair County, I would like to remind and encourage everyone to please wear a mask, social distance and wash your hands - and please take advantage of the free test site at the Blair County Convention Center. We can all get through this if we take it seriously right now, and be cautious of the risks we take.

Please take advantage of this COVID Testing Site beginning Sunday November 15th at the Blair County Convention Center.
11/13/2020

Please take advantage of this COVID Testing Site beginning Sunday November 15th at the Blair County Convention Center.

Happy Veterans Day! Thank you, we’re grateful for your service 🇺🇸
11/11/2020

Happy Veterans Day! Thank you, we’re grateful for your service 🇺🇸

08/26/2020
07/10/2020
Happy Independence Day! I got to start my day by welcoming the runners to downtown Altoona for the annual 4th of July 5k...
07/04/2020

Happy Independence Day! I got to start my day by welcoming the runners to downtown Altoona for the annual 4th of July 5k/15k races. The start times were staggered this year to keep each group size under 250, but they still managed to put together a well participated race. Kudos Blair Regional YMCA!

05/08/2020

Tonight City Council held a special meeting. The purpose of the meeting was to provide clarity on the City of Altoona’s position on the enforcement of the governors business closure order.

The staff, council members and myself have been working on how to address these confusing mandates that were placed on us to enforce by the state. It was unfair of the governor to place the burden on local municipalities to enforce these orders with very little guidance from the Commonwealth.

The resolution that we passed tonight states that the City will issue warnings to noncompliant businesses, and provide educational information about the Governor’s order. What we also did in the resolution tonight will place the burden back on the appropriate State Agencies or licensing boards if they choose to further enforce with citations. Essentially we’re saying: “we’ll warn you, but we can’t promise that the state won’t fine you”.

The collaborative effort that took place throughout the day yesterday between council, staff and myself also led to a letter being sent to the governor that we believe weighed in his decision to move Blair County into Yellow today.

I would like to thank all of the businesses that have been complying with the Governor’s order up to this point. The announcement of moving into Yellow today puts us one step closer to getting our economy back and moving, but it is important to be mindful that we still need to practice safe social distancing, wearing masks in public, hand washing, and all of the CDC guidelines as we transition from Red into Yellow, and eventually into Green.

This afternoon we sent this letter to the Governor respectfully asking for Blair County to be moved into yellow.
05/08/2020

This afternoon we sent this letter to the Governor respectfully asking for Blair County to be moved into yellow.

04/22/2020

Kudos to AFD and AMED for the big display of support for our healthcare, and all essential workers during tonight’s Illumination Ovation! #altoonastrong

Friendly reminder for the illumination ovation tonight! Let’s go even bigger than we did last week!
04/21/2020

Friendly reminder for the illumination ovation tonight! Let’s go even bigger than we did last week!

04/20/2020
Thank you to everyone for taking time last night to show gratitude and appreciation for all of the essential workers. We...
04/15/2020
Residents thank essential workers during ‘Illumination Ovation’

Thank you to everyone for taking time last night to show gratitude and appreciation for all of the essential workers. We’ll be doing this again at the same time next Tuesday!

ALTOONA, Pa. (WTAJ) — Blair County neighbors showed their appreciation for healthcare workers during the coronavirus pandemic. Applauding neighbors and bright lights filled some of the street…

Tomorrow (Tuesday) at 8:00pm we’re encouraging all community members to turn on their porch light, house lights, or even...
04/13/2020

Tomorrow (Tuesday) at 8:00pm we’re encouraging all community members to turn on their porch light, house lights, or even Christmas/holiday lights, step outside of their homes and applaud and cheer for all essential workers during this time.
This will be something that is encouraged to be done by all members of the community every Tuesday at 8:00pm as a way to say thank you to ALL of our essential workers.
This is also occurring in Pittsburgh at the same time, so we’d like to make sure our region joins in to celebrate everyone continuing to help us all during this time.

04/10/2020

Today I want to thank all of the city residents who have adhered to the guidelines of the CDC and the federal and state government. These are extremely unusual times for all of us. However, it is times like these when the true spirit of our people shines the brightest. I’ve seen so many of you engage in social distancing, wearing masks, and abiding by the stay at home order, and I’m proud of all of you.
I encourage everyone to continue to do these things. If we remain committed to these directives we will all get through this together, and have a stronger city afterwards.

04/09/2020

I would like to share with everyone that last night at our “virtual” city council meeting we took action to extend the discount period on city property tax bills until June 30th.
We understand that these times are difficult for some people, and we want to be compassionate by offering this extension.
**please note, this is only for City of Altoona property taxes, and not the County of Blair or Altoona Area School District**

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The plowing (or lack thereof) in the city is embarrassing! Please send the crews out when it snows to plow the streets! There are many streets that were never even touched! If Logan township and other municipalities can do it, you can too! You can’t expect people to shop and eat downtown if the streets aren’t plowed and people can’t get there and park!
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So the city is currently in contract negotiations with public works, police, and fire. Why does the 2021 budget have a mayor salary of $75,000, City Manager $132,000, City Solicitor $85,000, a budget position for Director of Community Service $99,597 (don't believe that has not been filed) but yet they also have $100,000 for a special labor counsel. Why can't the negotiations be settled by the Mayor, Manager, And Solicitor? I would assume that the three unions are being offered nothing in the contract and trying to take things away. 39 million is a lot and I see how AMTRAM used their funds and with the savings from their operational budget turned around and applied that to the pension fund, was that ever thought of for the City, or are we just concerned about a pool and stormwater? Wonder if any of the council members or management live in those areas. Let's take care of the individuals who take care of the city roads, lights, fire, and safety!
I was wondering if you could keep me updated on the proposed restrictions on food trucks... Curbside Creamery and others will go out of business if this goes through.
Well, pandemic is almost behind us, so it's time to take care of other matters. I live on 3rd Ave between Dysart and 25th street, or better know as the Altoona demolition park. Since moving here about 5 years ago, we have had three incidents where speeders have taken out residents vehicles. The latest was Friday, 6/25/21. The average speed is about 45-50 mph. So, saying this, why can't the city install a speed limit sign and the enforce it. Mike
National Library Week 2021: Welcome to Your Library The theme for National Library Week (April 4-10, 2021), “Welcome to Your Library,” promotes the idea that libraries extend far beyond the four walls of a building – and that everyone is welcome to use our services. During the pandemic, libraries have been going above and beyond to adapt to our changing world by expanding our resources and continuing to meet the needs of our users. Whether people visit in person or virtually, libraries offer opportunities for everyone to explore new worlds and become their best selves through access to technology, multimedia content, and educational programs. Pictured: Altoona's Mayor Matt Pacifico showing support for National Library Week. #NationalLibraryWeek #ilovelibraries #PAForward #librariestransform
Hello! How about a guy plowing in my neighborhood at 130, on 4th and 53rd, in truck #83, didn’t even slow down as I was shoveling the end of my driveway on the road and covered me with snow!! He didn’t even stop, let alone slow down after that! I know the roads need plowed, but my heavens!!
This is the house next door to my daughter’s house. This person took the down spout off and now she has to struggle to even get off of her porch, please help her!! She has called codes and after she did, that is when they took the downspout off!! her address is 124 E. First avenue. This neighbor is 126 E. First avenue.
The Mask Up Altoona campaign is in full swing! Masks have arrived and posters are printed! Business owners you may pick up posters and masks while supplies last at B4 Club and LaVintage Decor . Thank you to Joey Roesch, Mayor Matt Pacifico and the Altoona Area Business Community for making it happen. Posters printed by Copy-Rite Banner Zone . Masks printed by Lightning Bug Gift Co.
Why do people with mental issues get strong armed into what the city wants done, the city wont help people with mental issues they look down on them like if they are nothing, threatens them into what the city wants done an how they want it done an its even worse when the person with mental health issue has no income an fights everyday to survive, how is it fair to that person when the last part of his life that they enjoy doing is ripped away from them all over a losy vacant lot that his aunt bought him so he can park his vehicles in there or when the bad winter weather hits there is a place to put his vehicles so they aint sitting on the street an all he wants is to be left alone but no the cith zoning board has to act like a bunch of thugs an keep it going to where they would like to see the man with the mental health issues locked up an to say we the thugs won again against a person that has nothing an will have nothing but Thank you even thought you wont read or even do nothing about it thank you
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/12/09/us/covid-hospitals-icu-capacity.html Altoona ranks #10 in the nation for COVID patients per capita
So are you fighting to have the election looked at or are you being quite?