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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.
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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.
The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford will host the 32nd annual Law Enforcement Awareness and Familiarization Day on Wednesday, Sept. 17, giving people an opportunity to talk with law enforcement officers and learn more about what they do.
Pittsburgh police have arrested a man who they said sexually assaulted a woman in Beechview. Samuel Okorie is charged with rape, kidnapping and robbery.
Dancer, actor, icon of the stage, she has brought her talents to Pittsburgh as the Kelly Strayhorn Theater in East Liberty celebrates its 100th anniversary. "Memories hop all around, you know, you don't stay in one time period when you're remembering things," she says.
A groom accused of being "handsey" with a server for the Gateway Clipper on his wedding day, causing a fight that led to three arrests, including his own, will only be charged with disorderly conduct. Charges of riot, harassment, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and public intoxication were dropped against 33-year-old Mark Williams on Thursday.
Just in time for the Pittsburgh Children's Museum's "Cure SMA Gala: Sully's Wish", Just Ducky Tours will be unveiling their newest authentic WWII vehicle that will join the six others in their fleet. The vehicle has been named "Steel City Sully" and is a symbol of the strength and courage of those living with SMA.
The Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh announced its intentions to enter into exclusive negotiations with both Chicago-based McCaffery Interests Inc. and the local development team lead by Michael Rubino to redevelop the Pennsylvania Railroad Fruit Auction & Sales terminal building in the Strip District. The URA made the announcement Thursday morning prior to its September board meeting at which the authority was expected to rescind its previous agreements on the building with the Buncher Co.
Sept. 11--The federal government will conduct road safety assessments over the next 18 months as the start of a program designed to reduce the growing number of pedestrian and bicyclist injuries and deaths, Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced on Wednesday in downtown Pittsburgh. "This initiative is aimed at reversing the recent rise in deaths and injuries among the growing number of Americans who bicycle or walk to work, to reach public transportation and to other important destinations," Foxx said during the Pro Walk Pro Bike Pro Place Conference at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center.
Updated: Sun Sep 14, 2014 04:08 pm
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