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Jewish Federation Releases Independent Committee Report On $6.3 Million Victims of Terror Fund Proceeds

 Jewish Federation Releases Independent Committee Report On $6.3 Million Victims of Terror Fund Proceeds   View the full...

 

American and Jamaican Women Soccer Players are Making History

“WELL-BEHAVED WOMEN SELDOM MAKE HISTORY:” American and Jamaican Women Soccer Players are Making History  ...

 

Pittsburgh Public Safety Statement on New Zealand Tragedy

The City of Pittsburgh learned of the events Friday in New Zealand with heavy hearts and an all-too-intimate understanding of what the people...

 

Pittsburgh Opera Announces Dena and Martin LaMar as New Board Members

Pittsburgh Opera proudly announces that Dena and Martin LaMar have joined its Board of Directors   Dena LaMar  is the...

 

Mayor Peduto Meets with the Dalai Lama

Mayor Peduto Meets with the Dalai Lama   Mayor William Peduto  met yesterday  with His Holiness the Dalai Lama in...

 

UPDATE: Community Members Meet with August Wilson Cultural Center President & CEO and Key Staff Regarding Restoring the Name

UPDATE: Community Members Meet with August Wilson Cultural Center President & CEO and Key Staff Regarding Restoring the Name...

 

Change Agency Launches Impact PGH Pop-Up to Engage Emerging Social Entrepreneurs and Artists from Underrepresented Communities

Change Agency Launches Impact PGH Pop-Up to Engage Emerging Social Entrepreneurs and Artists from Underrepresented Communities  ...

 

UPMC partners with IBEX to Increase Supplier Diversity

UPMC partners with IBEX to Increase Supplier Diversity   UPMC  and Atlanta-based  IBEX IT Business Experts  have...

 

Penguins Introduce "Center of Energy" Plan for Lower Hill Redevelopment

Penguins Introduce "Center of Energy" Plan for Lower Hill Redevelopment Pittsburgh Arena Real Estate Redevelopment (PAR),...

 

Steelers come to terms with Pouncey, Foster

Steelers come to terms with Pouncey, Foster   The future of the Steelers offensive line is in good hands after the team agreed to...

 

REAL ID Update

REAL ID Update Last week on March 1, PennDOT began issuing REAL IDs to customers for the first time.  If you received your...

 

Pitt Dean Builds Community, Works to Change Narrative of Equity in Education

Pitt Dean Builds Community, Works to Change Narrative of Equity in Education     School of Education Dean Valerie...

 

Stan Waddell appointed chief information officer at Carnegie Mellon University

Stan Waddell appointed chief information officer at Carnegie Mellon University Following national searches, Carnegie Mellon...

 

CCBC Names New President, Dr. Davis is the college’s first African American president

CCBC BOARD OF TRUSTEES NAMES DR. ROGER W. DAVIS PRESIDENT Dr. Davis is the college’s first African American president  ...

 

Family Member of playwright August Wilson wants “African-American” restored in the name of the August Wilson Cultural Center

Family Member of noted playwright August Wilson Starts an online Petition to Restore “African-American” in the name of the...

 

Jussie Smollett and the Chicken Little Syndrome

JUSSIE SMOLLETT AND THE CHICKEN LITTLE SYNDROME   The mass media’s surveillance function entails...

 

PUM One on One: Angela Allie, PPS Executive Director of Equity

PUM One on One: Angela Allie, PPS Executive Director of Equity   Prior to joining  the District in 2016, Ms. Allie spent...

 

Tracey McCants Lewis Named Deputy General Counsel, Director of HR Pittsburgh Penguins

Tracey McCants Lewis Named Deputy General Counsel, Director of HR Pittsburgh Penguins   Tracey McCants Lewis has joined the...

 

Peduto Administration Launches $2 Million Fund to Upgrade Child Care Facilities

Mayor William Peduto’s administration is introducing a $2 million fund to boost the quality of early learning and Pre-K within the city by...

 

Civic leader Lisa Schroeder named Foundation president

      A record of turning nonprofits into transformative forces for community good   The Pittsburgh...

 

The LeMoyne House is the first site in Pennsylvania to be named a National Historical Landmark of the Underground Railroad, a historic treasure in the state

  The LeMoyne House is the first site in Pennsylvania to be named a National Historical Landmark of the Underground Railroad, a...

 

Pitt Alumnus Follows the Music

Pitt Alumnus Follows the Music George "Geo" Bivins (BUS ’82) has worked with some of the biggest names in music, including...

 

Local High School is Changing the Face of STEM in Pittsburgh

Changing the Face of STEM in Pittsburgh The diverse students of Nazareth Prep prepare to break into growing industries.  ...

 

Pitt Names Nicole Mitchell, as Endowed Chair and Director of Jazz Studies

Pitt Names Nicole Mitchell, Award-Winning Flutist, Composer and Educator, As Endowed Chair and Director of Jazz Studies   The...

 

PUM One on One: Monté Robinson, LPC Community Schools Coordinator, Office of the Superintendent, PPS

PUM One on One:  Monté Robinson, LPC  Community Schools Coordinator, Office of the Superintendent,...

 

Faulkner named Steelers RB coach

      The Steelers filled an opening on their coaching staff with the hiring of Eddie Faulkner as the team’s...

 

Archives Illuminate Life, Creative Process of Alumna, Author and Former Trustee

  Archives Illuminate Life, Creative Process of Alumna, Author and Former Trustee   Written by Ervin Dyer, University of...

 

Pittsburgh Foundation Report Gives Voice to Single Mothers Facing Poverty

  FOUNDATION REPORT GIVES VOICE TO SINGLE MOTHERS FACING POVERTY A Pittsburgh Foundation study of the lived experiences of single...

 

Gainey sworn in for fourth term as state representative

Gainey sworn in for fourth term as state representative  Bettering life for community, stemming gun violence among top priorities...

 

Allegheny County Jurists Named to New Leadership Positions

Two Allegheny County judges have been named to leadership positions within the Pennsylvania court system. Effective Dec. 24,...

 

Valerie McDonald-Roberts to Leave City Government

Valerie McDonald-Roberts to Leave City Government   Valerie McDonald-Roberts, the city’s Chief Urban Affairs Officer, has...

 

Wendy Bell And Lynne Hayes-Freeland Join KDKA Radio Lineup

 Changes are coming to the KDKA Radio on-air lineup.   Wendy Bell and Lynne Hayes-Freeland will be joining Newsradio 1020...

 

Mayor Peduto Names Santiago Garces Innovation and Performance Director

  Mayor Peduto Names Santiago Garces Innovation and Performance Director Mayor William Peduto is naming Santiago Garces,...

 

Two SSA Football Players Sign NCAA National Letters of Intent

Two SSA Football Players Sign NCAA National Letters of Intent   Two Shady Side Academy seniors officially signed their NCAA...

 

Pittsburgh Only U.S. City Voted a Cool Place to Visit in 2019 by National Geographic Traveller

  Pittsburgh Only U.S. City Voted a Cool Place to Visit in 2019 by  National Geographic Traveller Pittsburgh on list with...

 

Gainey: Nearly $1.25M in tax credits to spur investments, fight hunger in distressed Allegheny County areas

Nearly $1.25 million in tax credits approved through the  Neighborhood Assistance Program  will benefit six community redevelopment...

 

Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Release A Ten-Year Analysis On Ethnic Intimidation Incidents

Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Release A Ten-Year Analysis On Ethnic Intimidation Incidents   The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police...

 

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art Announces Vanessa German as the Recipient of the 2018 Don Tyson Prize

  Local Artist Wins National Award: Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art Announces Vanessa German of Pittsburgh as the Recipient of the...

 

Leaders Forward Package of Common Sense Gun Safety Measures

Leaders Forward Package of Common Sense Gun Safety Measures    Demanding strong action against the proliferation of guns...

 

Zone 4 Vehicles Get Stronger Than Hate Decals

Zone 4 Vehicles Get Stronger Than Hate Decals   The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police today will place “Stronger than...

 

Police Investigating Hate-Filled Material, Pittsburgh is and will remain Stronger than Hate

Police Investigating Hate-Filled Material PITTSBURGH, PA (Dec. 9, 2018) -- The Pittsburgh Department of Public Safety and the Pittsburgh...

 

Minika Jenkins, Chief Academic Officer PPS, is dedicated to improving academic performance

PUM ONE ON ONE:  MINIKA JENKINS Chief Academic Officer, Pittsburgh Public Schools   Ms. Minika Jenkins recently...

 

Auditor General DePasquale Releases Firearm Safety Special Report

Auditor General DePasquale Releases Firearm Safety Special Report, Calls for Community Approach to Making Pennsylvania Safer Report...

 

A team of software engineering students at CMU has developed a wearable device that could help address overdose deaths

High Stakes A team of software engineering students at Carnegie Mellon University has developed a wearable device that could help...

 

Pitt Alumna Lia Petrose Named 2019 Rhodes Scholar

  Lia Petrose (A&S ’17), who earned degrees in neuroscience and economics at the University of Pittsburgh, has been...

 

Voting Rights Advocates Sue Pennsylvania to End Disenfranchisement of Absentee Voters

Voting Rights Advocates Sue Pennsylvania to End Disenfranchisement of Absentee Voters HARRISBURG, PA. – Voting...

 

Pittsburgh Welcomes the First of 22 NCAA Championships

Pittsburgh Welcomes the First of 22 NCAA Championships SportsPITTSBURGH announces campaign asking Pittsburghers to help welcome...

 

Pittsburgh International Airport Launches Aviation Newsroom, Website and E-Newsfeed BlueSkyPIT.com

Pittsburgh International Airport Launches Aviation Newsroom, Website and E-Newsfeed BlueSkyPIT.com   Airport’s...

 

Mayor William Peduto Submits 2019 Budgets to Pittsburgh City Council

Mayor William Peduto Submits 2019 Budgets to Pittsburgh City Council   PITTSBURGH, PA (November 13, 2018) Mayor William Peduto...

 

Statement from PGHQ2 on Amazon’s Announcement

Pittsburgh Remains a Top U.S. Location for 21st Century Tech and Innovation Business Investment The following is a statement from...

 
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