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KaBOOM! to build 10 playgrounds in Pittsburgh

DESIGN DAY—Students from Faison Elementary learn about their new playground. (Photo by Rossano P. Stewart)

 

 


A few years ago as a member of the Urban League Young Professionals, Branden Ballard helped build a brand new playground, from start to finish, in one day. The project was made possible by KaBOOM!, a national nonprofit organization dedicated

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  • Written by The New Pittsburgh Courier
  • Category: Pittsburgh

Heinz brand, family ties, ubiquitous in Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH ICON-- In this March 2, 2011 photo, Heinz ketchup is seen on the shelf of a market in Barre, Vt. H.J. Heinz Co. says it agreed to be acquired by an investment consortium including billionaire investor Warren Buffett in a deal valued at $28 billion. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot, File)

 

by Joe Mandak

Associated Press Writer

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A c

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  • Written by The New Pittsburgh Courier
  • Category: Pittsburgh

Wilkinsburg rebuilding through master plan

OPHELIA “COOKIE” COLEMAN
Wilkinsburg police chief

 

 

by Christian Morrow
Courier Staff Writer
Over the years, Wilkinsburg, the little borough bordering Pittsburgh to the east, has seen its tax base eroded as homeowners aged, or moved away; as crime inched up and schools consolidated.  But the City of Churches, as it is still sometimes called, is making

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  • Written by The New Pittsburgh Courier
  • Category: Pittsburgh

Vibrant Pittsburgh: Blacks must be part of diversity

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MELANIE HARRINGTON

 

Many have heard the rumblings, the comments. And when someone like Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl or County Executive Rich Fitzgerald touts a commitment to diversity and the next class of police academy graduates is all White—but includes women, the rumblings get louder; diversity does not mean Black.
“We’re getting p

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  • Written by The New Pittsburgh Courier
  • Category: Pittsburgh