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OPINION: Pittsburgh’s Scholarship Program has a Way to Go

Unrealized promise from the Editorial Board of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "The Pittsburgh Promise scholarship program has done a lot of good. Read More & Comment

OPINION: The Wilson center needs new leadership next

Fresh start from the Editorial Board of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Burdened from its opening in 2009 with immense debt it could Read More & Comment

Way Clear for Sale of August Wilson Center

Settlement resolves criminal charges, clears way for sale of August Wilson Center from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "A settlement was announced Read More & Comment

Updated: 10/17/14, 8:09 pm

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REPORT: Pittsburgh Industry Expands into Every Aspect of Modern Life

Made in Pittsburgh from Pittsburgh Magazine "The city of steel always has been known for its industry – what we Read More & Comment

REPORT: Who’s Moving to the Cities, Who Isn’t

Who’s Moving to the Cities, Who Isn’t: Comparing American Cities (Alan Mallach) from the Center for Community Progress "The fact Read More & Comment

REPORT: Placemaking in Legacy Cities

Placemaking in Legacy Cities: Opportunities and Good Practices from the Center for Community Progress "A report, prepared for the Center Read More & Comment

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Community center ribbon cutting dedicated to Jeron X. Grayson

Tragedy to Triumph from the New Pittsburgh Courier "The highly anticipated ceremony commemorating the Ribbon Cutting of the brand new Jeron Read More & Comment

11 City Development Projects to Get Pittsburghers Pumped

11 City Development Projects to Get Pittsburghers Pumped from Pop City Media "From livability scores to arts accolades to technocentric Read More & Comment

Community center named for slain teen opens in Hill District

Community center named for slain teen opens in Hill District from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Today marked the grand opening of Read More & Comment

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