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PennDOT District 11, SAI Consulting Engineers and the Joseph B. Fay Company are hosting two public meetings to provide information on the Birmingham Bridge preservation project on Wednesday, Sept. 17. The meeting will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh University Place, 3454 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213.
A new Salvation Army Family Store opens in the South Side tomorrow with plenty of fanfare, including all-day free giveaways and the chance to win a 40-inch flat-screen TV. The 15,000-square-foot store at at 855 E. Carson Street will sell bargain-priced clothing, household items, electronics, books, toys, furniture and collectibles.
One local organization's efforts to battle global poverty made a splash in Oakland's Schenley Plaza earlier this month, leaving a larger-than-life water balloon fight in its wake. Pittsburgh's Third Annual Great American Water Balloon Fight pitted more than 600 balloon-tossers against each other, divided among local celebrity team captains including Tall Cathy from 96.1 FM KISS, Sally Wiggin from WTAE-TV and Jonny Hartwell from 3WS radio station.
Back in the early days of punk in Pittsburgh, before ProTools and home studios, tons of bands came and went without a trace - nothing captured on tape.
The city may seek to retain ownership of the Strip District produce terminal in the negotiations over its proposed redevelopment. Kevin Acklin, chief of staff to Mayor Bill Peduto, said that is one of the options the city's Urban Redevelopment Authority will explore as it enters into talks with Chicago-based McCaffery Interests and Rubino Partners of Pittsburgh over the future of the terminal.
Terrance Hayes, a nationally renowned poet and a University of Pittsburgh writing professor, was in a Highland Park coffee shop a little more than a week ago when he got the call of a lifetime. Stunned, he turned to his wife, Yona Harvey, likewise a poet and Pitt professor, and shared the incredible news - he had been named one of 21 recipients of the prestigious MacArthur fellowships awarded to individuals "who show exceptional creativity in their work and the prospect for still more in the future."
In a press release the Three Rivers Workforce Investment Board unveiled an in-depth analysis on the labor market supply-demand imbalance for the East End area of Pittsburgh. This analysis, found here , maps in specific detail the labor market supply and demand for Bloomfield, East Liberty, Garfield, Homewood North, Homewood South, Homewood West, Larimer, and Lincoln-Lemington-Belmar.
Folks in the hinterlands who complain that they want their country back should stop whining. They have a lock on the House of Representatives and a good shot at owning the Senate , too.
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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.
Updated: Wed Sep 17, 2014 07:07 am
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