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Black leaders back developer’s offer, say it could save August Wilson Center

Black leaders back developer's offer, say it could save August Wilson Center from the Pittsburgh Tribune Review "As pressure intensifies Read More & Comment

Planners see Potential in a Revamped Mellon Square

Planners see Potential in a Revamped Mellon Square from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Could Mellon Square become the next Market Square? Read More & Comment

HUD Grants May Transform Larimer

Will Larimer be the New Success Story of the East End? from Essential Pittsburgh "For years, East Liberty has been Read More & Comment

Updated: 07/18/14, 10:56 am

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Technology and Part-time Work

Why Being a Part-Time Worker Is Miserable (Virginia Postrel) from Bloomberg "Scheduling software now lets employers constantly optimize who’s working, Read More & Comment

In Pittsburgh, Charitable Care is Hard to Find

Poor Health: As the Region's Healthcare Industry Grows, Charitable Care is Hard to Find from Essential Pittsburgh "One quarter of Read More & Comment

Pittsburgh, the nation’s second “most unhappy city”?

Study names Pittsburgh nation's second most unhappy city from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Their work, “Unhappy Cities,” published this month by the Read More & Comment

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National League of Cities picks Pittsburgh for 2016 event

National League of Cities picks Pittsburgh for 2016 event from the Pittsburgh Business Times "The National League of Cities on Read More & Comment

Land bank would help with blighted properties

Land bank would help with blighted properties from the Pittsburgh Post Gazette "Three councils of governments that serve 40 municipalities Read More & Comment

Bus Rapid Transit plan is given a welcome boost

Speeding it Up on Transportation from the Editorial Board of the Pittsburgh Post Gazette "Thanks to action by the Port Authority, Read More & Comment

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