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August Wilson’s ‘Fences’ to Make Big Screen Debut

August Wilson’s ‘Fences’ to Make Big Screen Debut from Pittsburgh Magazine"The movie version of the Pittsburgh native’s award-winning Broadway play Read More & Comment

Marcellus wells in Pennsylvania most productive in U.S.

Marcellus wells in Pennsylvania most productive in U.S. from the Pittsburgh Business Times"The most productive natural gas wells in the Read More & Comment

Section 8 stigma continues to leave low-income families with no place to live

Section 8 stigma continues to leave low-income families with no place to live from the New Pittsburgh Courier"Allegheny County, only Read More & Comment

Updated: 08/08/16, 11:44 pm

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STUDY: Mon-Fayette Expressway, MLK busway projects would create more than 20,000 jobs

Study: Mon-Fayette Expressway, MLK busway projects would create more than 20,000 jobs from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette"The proposed extensions of the Read More & Comment

Thinking Boldly about Pittsburgh Transportation

Thinking Boldly about Pittsburgh Transportation from Pittsburgh Today"A new leadership coalition, the Regional Transportation Alliance of Southwestern Pennsylvania (RTA), emerged Read More & Comment

Is Pennsylvania’s Green Energy Sector on the Verge of a Boom?

Is Pennsylvania's Green Energy Sector on the Verge of a Boom? from Allegheny Front"Clean energy starred in many of the Read More & Comment

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URA farms out vacant lot maintenance

URA farms out vacant lot maintenance from the New Pittsburgh Courier"... some of those properties are owned by the city Read More & Comment

Homeless Children’s Education Fund awards five inspiring young people

Homeless Children’s Education Fund awards five inspiring young people from the New Pittsburgh Courier"The Hope Through Learning Award is a Read More & Comment

Nonprofit cuts services to the disabled in Allegheny County

Nonprofit cuts services to the disabled in Allegheny County from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette"An organization that for 36 years has helped Read More & Comment

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