Fri04182014

Miles fight continues

On Aug. 8, the jury in the Jordan Miles civil rights case reached a partial verdict in finding the three officers accused of beating Miles, not guilty of malicious prosecution. On the other two claims of false arrest and excessive force, the jury could not reach a verdict.

MILES FAMILY—The Miles family, front row, from left:
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Northside Oldtimers: Curbing violence through fun activities

For the sixth consecutive year, the Northside Oldtimers organization’s Unity Gathering successfully brought together young and old residents of various North Side neighborhoods in an effort to stop violence before it starts.

“We promote unity in the community and our motto is ‘save one, job done’ and what we hope to do is stop the viole

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Pgh decline in student PSSA scores

For the first time in five years, the Pittsburgh Public School District saw a decrease in overall student performance on the Pennsylvania System of School Assessment tests. This decrease marks the greatest year-to-year decline in PSSA performance in the past 10 years.

“We are extremely disappointed and puzzled by these results since the

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Beaver School Board president stresses preparation

by Joby Brown
For New Pittsburgh Courier

(BEAVER COUNTY)— Cynthia Cook, president of the Big Beaver Falls Area School Board, says that in order for our students to be prepared for today’s evolving job market requirements, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania needs to adjust their budget and contribute to the school districts the amount that is required t

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New contract may save PAT - Union vote next week, Corbett waits

Allegheny County, the Port Authority and the leadership of the Amalgamated Transit Workers Local 85 have reached a tentative agreement on a new contract that could be the key to avoiding a 35 percent service reduction and 560 employee layoffs.

Beyond a brief statement issued by County Executive Rich Fitzgerald, none of the parties are

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