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Pittsburgh to hold transit meetings for eastern neighborhoods

Pittsburgh to hold transit meetings for eastern neighborhoods next week from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "The meetings will be next Tuesday Read More & Comment

The Local ‘Fight for 15′

The Local 'Fight for 15' from Essential Pittsburgh "On Wednesday, April 15th, low-wage workers around the country are going on Read More & Comment

Wilkinsburg tour to highlight blight in hopes of spurring redevelopment

Wilkinsburg tour to highlight blight in hopes of spurring redevelopment from the Pittsburgh Tribune Review "It’s a home tour visitors Read More & Comment

Updated: 04/13/15, 7:08 pm

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Homelessness simulation provides insight

Homelessness simulation provides insight from the Pitt News "As of 2011, the National Alliance to End Homelessness estimated that 2,225 Read More & Comment

REPORT & DISCUSSION: Persisting Racial Disparities and Quality of Life in Pittsburgh

Persisting Racial Disparities and Quality of Life in Pittsburgh from Essential Pittsburgh "Once touted as one of America’s most livable Read More & Comment

Levels of housing segregation have changed over past 70 years, sociology professor says

Levels of housing segregation have changed over past 70 years, sociology professor says from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Mary Pattillo of Read More & Comment

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Scaife bestows ‘game-changing’ legacy of giving to region, nation

Scaife bestows 'game-changing' legacy of giving to region, nation from the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review "Two Pittsburgh nonprofit foundations benefited substantially from Read More & Comment

North Siders reclaiming vacant lots with designs for community

North Siders reclaiming vacant lots with designs for community from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Growth Through Energy and Community Health trains Read More & Comment

Workers march to increase minimum wage

Workers march to increase minimum wage from the Pitt News "Fight for $15 is an international movement that began in Read More & Comment

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