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Public Hearing: Diversity a priority in police chief selection

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CELESTE TAYLOR (Photo by J.L. Martello)

 

When former Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Chief Nate Harper resigned last month, members of the community jumped at the chance to have their input considered in the selection of a new police chief.  A few weeks later, when Mayor Luke Ravenstahl announced he would not seek re-election, amidst

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  • Written by The New Pittsburgh Courier
  • Category: Pittsburgh

Old diesel equipment still spewing soot into Pittsburgh's air

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BAKERY SQUARE IN EAST LIBERTY

 

by Emily DeMarco

(PublicSource)--Morry Feldman downs two horse pills with breakfast. Then, he uses four different sprays. Two puffs into the mouth. Two into the nose. Repeat at dinner.

Feldman, 59, has severe asthma and allergies. And Pittsburgh is among the worst places he could live or work because of the

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  • Written by The New Pittsburgh Courier
  • Category: Pittsburgh

Year later: Mayor continues fight to revive Aliquippa

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MAYOR DWAN WALKER HARD AT WORK (Photo By Abdul Al-Nakhli)


by Abdul Al-Nakhli
ALIQUIPPA, Pa.—In 2012, change came for Aliquippa. Dwan Walker, 37, became the first African-American mayor of Aliquippa, a post he takes to heart.
He loves his city, fights for his city, and wants to see it thrive. Against a wall inside the council office, the

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  • Written by The New Pittsburgh Courier
  • Category: Pittsburgh

Divided board approves Schenley sale

MARK BRENTLEY

 

All four Black members of the Pittsburgh School Board voted against selling the historic Schenley High School Building. But that was only enough to lose the 5-4 vote.
The Feb. 27 vote gives the go-ahead to PMC/Schenley HSB Associates LP to begin converting the building into luxury rental apartments in exchange for $5.2 million high

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  • Written by The New Pittsburgh Courier
  • Category: Pittsburgh