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Deadly weekend in County

While the sun was blazing this weekend, so were the gunshots on the streets of Allegheny County. The last weekend in August brought four shootings leaving four deaths and many seriously wounded.

The violence began late Friday night, Aug. 24, with the shooting of three in Wilkinsburg near Wallace Avenue and Coal Street, leaving a 15-year-old

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  • Written by The New Pittsburgh Courier
  • Category: Pittsburgh

Larimer Plan factions split... Development may be delayed

It was supposed to be a done deal. The Larimer Consensus Group, the city and its relevant authorities had agreed on a first phase of housing partially along East Liberty Boulevard built by a Black contractor would jumpstart the multi-year housing and business redevelopment of the neighborhood.

Now, however, there is anything but

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  • Written by The New Pittsburgh Courier
  • Category: Pittsburgh

ACLU charges bias in police hiring

Two days after the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police introduced their most diverse recruit class in more than a decade, the Pittsburgh ACLU announced plans to file a class action lawsuit against the Bureau for discriminatory hiring practices. According to the lawsuit, since 2001 only 3.8 percent of the Bureau’s new hires have been African-American.

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  • Written by The New Pittsburgh Courier
  • Category: Pittsburgh

Alliance to stem tide of blight in Sheraden

During the past 10 years Mocha Gary has lived on Glen Mawr Street in the West End neighborhood of Sheraden, she’s seen the house next to her and the house across from her go into foreclosure and several other houses on her street torn down. According to the city’s listing of vacant lots for sale, there are more than 10 vacant lots on her str

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  • Written by The New Pittsburgh Courier
  • Category: Pittsburgh