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To many people, it looked like one of those projects that was too big to succeed: 8,500 square feet of water damage and heavy lifting along a stretch of non-stop traffic. So chalk up another one to the idealists who take a plunge.
Police picked up three people Sept. 11 and all were charged with theft following retail thefts at Walgreens Pharmacy, 4900 Library Road, police said.
A Pittsburgh woman says she had a serious raccoon problem in her home, and her landlord wouldn't do anything about it for a year. She showed Griffin medical records suggesting he son had to have medical treatment as a result of waste from the raccoons.
Pittsburgh Public Schools announced last week that it is reducing the amount of time students in K-5 spend taking required tests this school year. The reduction is so large in grades 3 to 5 that it amounts to 33 hours, equal to about more than five days of instructional time.
The Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy's preliminary proposal to narrow Schenley Drive between Darlington and Panther Hollow roads has received early criticism over design drawings of a shared bike and pedestrian path. The conservancy's multi-year plan to manage storm water in Schenley Park and restore the Panther Hollow watershed and lake includes a proposed "skinny street" that would restructure how cyclists and pedestrians use the drive.
If we had to come up with a motto for Pittsburgh, it'd be "Keep Pittsburgh Gritty". Not "gritty" as in "dirty" -- "gritty" as in plucky, authentic, genuine.
An impassioned pitch to a roomful of tech innovators and investors made one Pittsburgh startup $25,000 richer on Saturday. Competing with seven other local companies, Lee Kimball, chief operating officer for Thread, had only five minutes to sell a four-judge panel on why his textiles company - which turns trash from developing countries into wearable fabrics - should receive the award, sponsored by PNC.
Of the many unique stories associated with Pittsburgh, perhaps one of the most unusual involved a legal battle, a Native American woman and Pittsburgh's wealthy white elite. Central to the story are early Pittsburgh physician Peter Mowry, his son, William, and daughter-in-law, Cub-ba-you-quit, or Mary, Mowry.
Pittsburgh police are investigating after a man was shot in the city's Knoxville neighborhood overnight Friday. According to police, a Port Authority bus driver reported seeing a young black man firing a silver revolver near Zara and Amanda streets just before 11:30 p.m. Shortly after 12 a.m. Saturday, a man arrived at UPMC Mercy Hospital with a gunshot wound to the right arm, said Public Information Officer Sonya Toler.
Rusted Root, which is performing on September 16 at the World CafA© Live at the Queen , has a long and interesting history. Actually, the veteran group of musicians has a 25-year history as one of the premier rock bands to come from Pennsylvania.
The Department of Environmental Protection will hold a listening session to obtain public input on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's proposed carbon pollution emission guidelines for existing fossil fuel-fired power plants and the proposed standards for modified and reconstructed units on Sept. 25. The listening session is being held prior to the finalization of the department's official comments to EPA on the proposed guidelines and standards.
City Theatre is pleased to present the 2014 Young Playwrights Festival, October 4 and 5 in City Theatre's Hamburg Studio. Featuring original, one-act plays written by select middle and high school playwrights from Western Pennsylvania and Northern West Virginia, the 15th annual Festival showcases professional productions of six winning scripts chosen from over 300 Young Playwrights Contest submissions.
Morrow Park City Apartments is a new apartment development by Village Green now under construction at the intersection of Baum Boulevard and Liberty Avenue in Bloomfield. When I caught up with him after he appeared at the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh meeting Thursday, Jonathan Holtzman , CEO of suburban Detroit-based Village Green Associates, added a new wrinkle to his company's expansion plans into the Pittsburgh market.
Updated: Tue Sep 16, 2014 08:25 am
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