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Community Calendar 2-27-13

 

 

Black History Now Celebration
    FEB. 27—The NAACP of Pittsburgh Branch will host its Pittsburgh Black History Now Celebration. The two-day event will include a Meet & Greet from 5-7:30 p.m. at the NAACP Office, 2201 Wylie Ave., Hill District, and a Networking Mixer on Feb. 28 from 6-8 p.m. at Savoy Restaurant in the Strip District. The even

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  • Written by The New Pittsburgh Courier
  • Category: Pittsburgh

Report: Corbett Administration considers privatizing PA Department of Public Welfare

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Gov. Tom Corbett (AP File Photo)

 

by Bill Keisling

(RealReporting.org)--A few weeks back I received an interesting and thought-provoking communication from an anonymous Pennsylvania state worker.

 The state employee complained about secretive efforts of Gov. Tom Corbett to privatize various state agencies, including the state lottery,

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  • Written by The New Pittsburgh Courier
  • Category: Pittsburgh

Urban League, NAACP, ACLU want input on Pittsburgh chief

COMMUNITY SEEKS INPUT--Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl speaks at a news conference on Feb. 20, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)


PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Urban League, NAACP, ACLU, and several community groups are planning a news conference to push for more input before Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl hires a new police chief.

Ravenstahl

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  • Written by The New Pittsburgh Courier
  • Category: Pittsburgh

Lottery losers: Despite increase in lottery revenue, PA seniors get fewer community services

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by Leah Samuel | PublicSource | 
When Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane ruled that Gov. Tom Corbett’s contract for private management of the state lottery was illegal, proponents of privatization shot back that Kane’s decision meant a loss of an additional $50 million for senior services.


Advocates said that having a private

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  • Written by The New Pittsburgh Courier
  • Category: Pittsburgh