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Report: PreK can be crime deterrent

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MAURITA BRYANT
Assistant Pittsburgh Police Chief

 

While education experts continue to debate the long-term impact of early childhood education in schools, more than 5000 law enforcement leaders from around the country recently endorsed a report claiming early childhood education is key to reducing crime.
The report released by the

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9 of 11 homicides Black lives

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February ended with a total of five homicides in Allegheny County, bringing this year’s total to 11. That is less than the total at this time last year. But while there were only five, four of them were in the Black community, and what’s more devastating is that all four were under the age of 33. Our young people are now part of a dyi

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Pittsburgh mayor’s race a free for all

JAKE WHEATLEY

 

When Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl announced last week he would not seek re-election, it seemed to set up a two-man race between declared candidates Councilman Bill Peduto and Controller Michael Lamb for the Democratic Primary.
Then the floodgates opened.
Yesterday, sources close to state Rep. Jake Wheatley, D- Hill District, said

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Major PAT changes

 

 

 


As of next week, Port Authority customers who buy weekly passes at their local Giant Eagle, SHOP ‘n SAVE or Kuhns will no longer be able to do so.
But there is no reason to panic, they will instead have to transition to the new reloadable ConnectCard, which functions the same way.
“We’re now at that phase in the transition, which has been going o

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NAACP seeks young adult leaders

MEET AND GREET—New NAACP President Connie Parker, left, stands with one-time NAACP President Tim Stevens, chairman of the Black Political Empowerment Project.

 

 


On Feb. 28 as part of a two-day Black History Month celebration, the Pittsburgh Unit of the NAACP hosted a networking mixer at the Savoy Restaurant in the Strip District. The event, which

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