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Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration at Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh

Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh honors the historic contributions of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on January 20, 2020 with...

 

Petition to lift the ban of braids, locks, and twists at Central Catholic High School

Petition to lift the ban of braids, locks, and twists at Central Catholic High School Julian Younger, a student at Central...

 

GUEST COLUMN: Let’s not turn back the clock on affordable health care

Let’s not turn back the clock on affordable health care By PA House Democratic Leader Frank Dermody   When people...

 

THE AUDACITY TO ASSASSINATE: Remembering Martin Luther King Jr. and Others

 THE AUDACITY TO ASSASSINATE: Remembering Martin Luther King Jr. and Others  ...

 

Track and Field Olympian Reflects on Time at Pitt, Plans for New Facilities

Track and Field Olympian Reflects on Time at Pitt, Plans for New Facilities (Pictured: Alumnus Herb Douglas (EDUC ’48,...

 

$1 million grant to fund initiative to boost minorities in educational research and development

$1 million grant to fund initiative to boost minorities in educational research and development The University of Pittsburgh and Remake...

 

Fitzgerald Announces Release of County’s Safety + Justice Challenge Report

Fitzgerald Announces Release of County’s Safety + Justice Challenge Report   County Executive Rich Fitzgerald announced today...

 

Capel inks two-year contract extension; signed through 2026-27

CAPEL INKS TWO-YEAR CONTRACT EXTENSION; SIGNED THROUGH 2026-27     University of Pittsburgh men's basketball head coach...

 

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Appoints Byron Stripling as Principal Pops Conductor

PITTSBURGH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA APPOINTS BYRON STRIPLING AS PRINCIPAL POPS CONDUCTOR Conductor and Jazz Trumpet Musician will be only the...

 
 

2019 Year-In-Review: Progress on Voting, Criminal Justice, Education & More

2019 Year-In-Review: Progress on Voting, Criminal Justice, Education & More From the largest expansion of voting rights in 80 years...

 

All Pennsylvania Counties Select New Voting Systems by Year-End Deadline

All Pennsylvania Counties Select New Voting Systems by Year-End Deadline Governor Tom Wolf announces that all 67 Pennsylvania counties...

 

FineWineAndGoodSpirits.com Introduces Free Shipping to Home or Business on Orders Over $99

FineWineAndGoodSpirits.com Introduces Free Shipping to Home or Business on Orders Over $99 N ew for 2020, Fine Wine & Good Spirits...

 

Mayor Peduto Names Marty LaMar Chief Economic Development Officer

Mayor William Peduto today named Marty LaMar, a nationally-recognized development and affordable housing expert, as the City’s Chief...

 

Pittsburgh Scores 100 on LGBTQ Scorecard

 For the third year in a row, the City of Pittsburgh has scored 100 in the Human Rights Campaign’s  Municipal Equality Index...

 

Governor Wolf Approves $26.5 Million to Bolster Healthy, Thriving Neighborhoods throughout Pennsylvania

Governor Wolf Approves $26.5 Million to Bolster Healthy, Thriving Neighborhoods throughout Pennsylvania Today, Governor Tom Wolf...

 

Steven Knapp, president emeritus of The George Washington University, named president of Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh

  The board of trustees of Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh has named Steven Knapp, Ph.D., the institution’s 11th president. Dr....

 

New Urban Redevelopment Authority Leadership Announced

Mayor William Peduto and Urban Redevelopment Authority board chair Sam Williamson announces Greg Flisram of Kansas City, Mo., will be the new...

 

PUM One on One: Dorian Cunion, Zone Vice President, 7-Eleven

PUM One on One: Dorian Cunion, Zone Vice President, 7-Eleven Franchising Opportunities at 7-Eleven, the world’s largest...

 

Pittsburgh Public Schools Unveils New Equity Plan

Pittsburgh Public Schools Unveils New Equity Plan   Document calls for implementation of strategies designed to improve...

 

Njaimeh Njie Named Duquesne University/August Wilson House Fellow

Njaimeh Njie Named Duquesne University/August Wilson House Fellow Award-winning artist Njaimeh Njie has been named the  Fall 2019...

 

SportsPITTSBURGH Executive Named to Advisory Committee

SportsPITTSBURGH Executive Named to Advisory Committee SportsPITTSBURGH’s Executive Director Jennifer Hawkins has been named to the...

 

Dave Parker named to Modern Baseball Era Hall of Fame ballot

Dave Parker named to Modern Baseball Era Hall of Fame ballot Former Pirates great  Dave Parker  is one of nine former big...

 

Vibrant Pittsburgh names Saunders Mosby as new chief executive

Vibrant Pittsburgh today announced the appointment of a new President and CEO, Sabrina S. Saunders Mosby. Mosby replaces Melanie Harrington,...

 

PUM One One: Dennis Briggs, Financial Wiz, Football Star & Family Man

PUM One on One: Dennis Albert Briggs Financial Wiz, Football Star & Family Man by Isaiah Reign Beckham...

 

Point Park University Police rename training center in honor of Officer Calvin Hall

Point Park University Police rename training center in honor of Officer Calvin Hall (Photo credit: Nick Koehler) –...

 

Governor Wolf Names New Members to the Pennsylvania Commission for Women

Governor Tom Wolf announces the appointment of nine dedicated business, civic, and community leaders to serve on the Pennsylvania Commission for...

 

An Open Access Gem: Pitt Publishes First-ever August Wilson Journal

   Muralist Kyle Holbrook created this homage to August Wilson in the Hill District, the Pittsburgh neighborhood where both he and...

 

Peduto Announces New Assistant Directors in Departments of Mobility and Infrastructure and Parks and Recreation

Mayor William Peduto Announces New Assistant Directors in Departments of Mobility and Infrastructure and Parks and Recreation  ...

 

Bart Griffith '93 Is Formally Installed as SSA President

Bart Griffith '93 Is Formally Installed as SSA President   Shady Side Academy officially installed alumnus  Bartley P. Griffith...

 

Pennsylvania Reaches Milestone with Three-Quarters of Counties Selecting New Voting Systems

Pennsylvania Reaches Milestone with Three-Quarters of Counties Selecting New Voting Systems     Acting Secretary of State...

 

After More Than Two Decades, Alumna's Acclaimed ‘The Skin I’m In’ Still Resonates

After More Than Two Decades, Pitt Alumna's Acclaimed ‘The Skin I’m In’ Still Resonates     The...

 

Legislator, staff issue open letter to community in wake of Pittsburgh attack

Legislator, staff issue open letter to community in wake of Pittsburgh attack   Assaults must be examined,...

 

Brightside Academy Welcomes Shawna Starling, BSED, MSODL as Vice President of Intervention and Developmental Services

Brightside Academy Welcomes Shawna Starling, BSED, MSODL as Vice President of Intervention and Developmental Services  ...

 

Private Developer Renovates 10 Wilkinsburg Storefronts Attracting Former Michelin Star Pastry Chef, Local Business Owners

Private Developer Renovates 10 Wilkinsburg Storefronts Attracting Former Michelin Star Pastry Chef, Local Business Owners   Newly...

 

Police Investigate Disturbing Video of North Side Assault

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NFL Statement on the Status of Antonio Brown

NFL STATEMENT ON THE STATUS OF ANTONIO BROWN   In response to questions about the status of Antonio Brown, the NFL released the...

 

RIDC Donates Duquesne Building to Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh

 RIDC Donates Duquesne Building to Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh     Regional Industrial Development Corporation...

 

Pharmacy Student Serving the Underserved in New National Appointment

 Pharmacy Student Serving the Underserved in New National Appointment     When University of Pittsburgh student ...

 

PUM One on One with Sala Udin on launching his new business: Travel Concierge at your service.

PUM One on One with Sala Udin on launching his new business:  Travel Concierge at your service.   Politician,...

 

PUM One on One: Shady Side Academy New President Bart Griffith Jr. ‘93

  PUM One on One: Shady Side Academy New President Bart Griffith Jr. ‘93 A Leader Committed to Unleashing the Potential for...

 

Statement of Sorrow from Pittsburgh Public Schools September 9, 2019

  Statement of Sorrow from Pittsburgh Public Schools   September 9, 2019     It is with deep...

 

URA Program Invests $35 Million in 250 Small Businesses

URA Program Invests $35 Million in 250 Small Businesses   More than 250 small businesses across Pittsburgh have been assisted with...

 

Bioengineering Researcher Gelsy Torres-Oviedo Awarded Grant to Study Stroke Patients

Bioengineering Researcher Gelsy Torres-Oviedo Awarded Grant to Study Stroke Patients       Gelsy...

 

Rayid Ghani, Pioneer in Applying AI to Social Issues, Joins Carnegie Mellon

Rayid Ghani, Pioneer in Applying AI to Social Issues, Joins Carnegie Mellon CMU alumnus was chief scientist for 2012 Obama presidential...

 

Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission Launches Campaign Commemorating 400 Years of African American History in North America

Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission Launches Campaign Commemorating 400 Years of African American History in North America...

 

New School Year Means More Police to Monitor School Zones

 New School Year Means More Police to Monitor School Zones Pittsburgh Public Schools and other schools will welcome students back...

 

Lee calls on health department to act on Braddock fracking proposal

 Amid rising environmental concerns and against the backdrop of decades of regulatory violations, state Rep. Summer Lee, D-Allegheny, ...

 

County Debuts ‘Project Reset’ to Help Residents Clear, Seal Criminal Records

County Debuts ‘Project Reset’ to Help Residents Clear, Seal Criminal Records     County Executive Rich...

 

Gov. Wolf Gun Violence Executive Order: What They’re Saying

 Gov. Wolf Gun Violence Executive Order: What They’re Saying Pennsylvanians heard directly from leaders on gun safety and those...

 
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