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Shell’s Ethane Cracker Receives Mixed Reviews From Locals And Environmentalists

Shell's Ethane Cracker Receives Mixed Reviews From Locals And Environmentalists from Essential Pittsburgh"After waiting five years, Beaver County has received Read More & Comment

It’s official: Columbus — again — wins Smart City Challenge

It's official: Columbus -- again -- wins Smart City Challenge from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette"Although the U.S. Department of Transportation on Read More & Comment

OPINION: Let’s get smart: The city’s bid for $50 million grant spurs action

Let’s get smart: The city’s bid for $50 million grant spurs action from the Editorial Board of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette"Even Read More & Comment

Updated: 06/21/16, 12:40 am

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Mexican immigrants in Pittsburgh and across the country are trailing other foreign-born citizens in getting U.S. citizenship

Mexican immigrants in Pittsburgh and across the country are trailing other foreign-born citizens in getting U.S. citizenship from the Pittsburgh Read More & Comment

For those with Section 8 vouchers, finding suitable housing difficult

For those with Section 8 vouchers, finding suitable housing difficult from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette"Thousands on waiting list, but not enough Read More & Comment

This government competition could completely change the American city

This government competition could completely change the American city from the Washington Post"The test course in the impoverished Hazelwood community Read More & Comment

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Black urban gardeners open farmers market in Homewood

Black urban gardeners open farmers market in Homewood from the New Pittsburgh Courier"With the opening of the Homewood Community Farmers Read More & Comment

Pittsburgh’s efforts to fund August Wilson’s promise of vibrant, vital black theater advances

Pittsburgh's efforts to fund August Wilson’s promise of vibrant, vital black theater advances from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette"Flash-forward 20 years, and Read More & Comment

Housing authority to buy Manchester units

Housing authority to buy Manchester units from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette"The Pittsburgh Housing Authority board is expected to approve a resolution Read More & Comment

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