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Master plan for Lawrenceville’s Arsenal Park draws ire for too much overhaul

Master plan for Lawrenceville's Arsenal Park draws ire for too much overhaul from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Even as community organizations Read More & Comment

Pittsburgh, Allegheny County scramble to prepare for sewage upgrade

Pittsburgh, Allegheny County scramble to prepare for sewage upgrade from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "The consent order requires Alcosan’s 82 municipal Read More & Comment

Pittsburgh hopes land bank will fix ‘broken’ system

Pittsburgh hopes land bank will fix 'broken' system from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Last year, city council passed legislation backed by Read More & Comment

Updated: 03/17/15, 1:12 pm

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How foundation support benefits Pittsburgh, today and tomorrow

A legacy of philanthropy from Pop City Media "Carnegie. Hillman. Mellon. Heinz. Frick. The names of business tycoons who made their Read More & Comment

REPORT: The Limited Role of Minorities in the Greater Pittsburgh Workforce

Behind the Times from Pittsburgh Today "Behind the Times: The Limited Role of Minorities in the Greater Pittsburgh Workforce is based Read More & Comment

REPORT: How Land Banks Are Strengthening America’s Neighborhoods

REPORT: Take it to the Bank: How Land Banks Are Strengthening America's Neighborhoods from the Center for Community Progress "An Read More & Comment

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New partnership taking aim at STEM jobs

New partnership taking aim at STEM jobs from the Pittsburgh Business Times "Two Pittsburgh area social service agencies are teaming Read More & Comment

Pitt trustees approve $37M in renovations

Pitt trustees approve $37M in renovations; university to lease space at Energy Innovation Center from the Pittsburgh Business Times "The Read More & Comment

Pittsburgh planning commission approves U.S. Steel building

Pittsburgh planning commission approves U.S. Steel building from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "The Pittsburgh planning commission on Tuesday approved construction of Read More & Comment

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