How a Pittsburgh foundation is giving Negro League players overdue recognition
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The Josh Gibson Foundation celebrates the Negro Leagues by placing markers on unmarked players' graves. When Ernest “Pud” Gooden died in 1934, The Pittsburgh Courier lamented the loss of “one of the greatest young ball players that the Pittsburgh district ever produced.” The paper eulogized “that prince of Goodfellows” whose “sinewy...
Coraopolis is becoming a community hub for Pittsburgh’s growing Latino population
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We take a closer look at Coraopolis' Latino population through census statistics, personal stories, expert opinions at Casa San José, and a soccer game. Ever Castillo just opened what he suspects is Pennsylvania’s first Honduran restaurant outside of Philadelphia.…
Heinz History Center honors 19th-century African-American leader and abolitionist
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The Heinz History Center will host a two-day symposium about Martin Robison Delany, a Black activist who spent his formative years in Pittsburgh. Considering his many accomplishments, it seems as though Pittsburgh should know of Martin Robison Delany, a Black activist who spent his formative years in the city. Born in 1812 in Charles Town, Virginia...
Cornell educator named Pennsylvania History Teacher of the Year
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Cornell educator Amy Palo has been named as the state’s top history teacher this year by the prestigious Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. Palo, a high school social science teacher at the Cornell School District since 2007, says her work is motivated by a drive to turn her students into effective civic participants. Cornell educator...
Davis campaigns in Allegheny County touting education, economy, and safety
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State Rep. Austin Davis' campaign tour for Pennsylvania lieutenant governor brought him back to his native Allegheny County today, where he urged supporters to back his positions on education, the economy, and community safety. State Rep. Austin Davis' campaign tour for Pennsylvania lieutenant governor brought him back to his native Allegheny...
Allegheny County returns to high coronavirus community infection levels
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Allegheny County is back in the CDC's highest community infection tier following a steady rise of new infections throughout July. The CDC recommends indoor mask-wearing, staying up-to-date with vaccines, and testing whenever symptoms appear. Rising levels of new COVID-19 cases throughout July and early August have once again tipped Allegheny County...
Court watchers wear white at probation hearing to protest judge's conduct
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Volunteer court watchers dressed in white filed into Judge Anthony Mariani's common pleas courtroom this morning in protest of his conduct toward defendants.…
BikePGH goes round and round with "Loop the Loop" Allegheny Circle ride
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Go around in circles for a good cause when BikePGH hosts its latest Ride and Walk Fundraiser on Pittsburgh's North Side. BikePGH will celebrate its 20th anniversary with an event meant to showcase its mission of creating safer streets for bicyclists and pedestrians. It will also highlight an improved section of Pittsburgh's infrastructure.…
The inflation-minded challenge: Feed a family of 4 across 7 days for $200
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It’s more expensive than ever to go grocery shopping. Discount chains like Aldi help ease the pain.
Pittsburgh International Airport envisions art beyond the terminal
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Pittsburgh Airport strives to become a destination for art and enrich travelers. /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin-top:0in;...
Allegheny County Jail Watch: July 2022
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The Allegheny County Jail continues to face scrutiny over its handling of deaths of individuals in custody, safety and health care for trans people, COVID statistics, and more. To keep the public informed, Pittsburgh City Paper is launching a new monthly watchdog feature to keep tabs on the facility and its leaders. Pennsylvania incarcerates people...
Pittsburgh sex worker on why monkeypox vaccine access needs expanded
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Pittsburgh-based sex worker Jessie Sage pens a first-person essay on why it's dangerous to limit access to the monkeypox vaccine to "men having sex with other men." I spent hours on the phone last week trying to figure out how I, a Pittsburgh-based sex worker, can get a monkeypox vaccine in Allegheny County.…
Ed Gainey to discuss reform policies at Pittsburgh Cannabis Festival
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The second annual Pittsburgh Cannabis Festival is making its comeback to the city, with Mayor Ed Gainey reportedly set to make an appearance discussing cannabis reform. The second annual Pittsburgh Cannabis Festival is making its comeback to the city, with Mayor Ed Gainey reportedly set to make an appearance discussing cannabis reform.…
CCAC faculty union poised for “no-confidence” vote against board and president
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The faculty union at Community College of Allegheny County is preparing to call a vote of no-confidence in their president and board, citing ongoing leadership failures amid plummeting enrolment. Student enrollment dropped from 14,435 in the spring of 2019 to 9,560 in 2022, according to a union leader. The faculty union at Community College of...
U.S. Rep. voted against same-sex marriage bill before attending son’s LGBTQ wedding
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U.S. Rep. Glenn “G.T.” Thompson voted against a House bill that would protect the right to same-sex and interracial marriages by federal law, days before attending his son’s own same-sex wedding. After U.S. Rep. Glenn “G.T.” Thompson (R-Centre County) voted against a House bill that would protect the right to same-sex and interracial...
Drag queen Princess Jafar on celebrating herself every day, “loudly and proudly”
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Princess Jafar channels the strong woman of her family and shares how she pulls off bold outfits. Name: Princess Jafar Pronouns: She/Her Titles: Villain 4 Good, Royal Vizier, Wishgranter Job/Work: Special Events Coordinator, City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Safety Website: linktr.ee/princessjafar…
Planned Parenthood workers say more support, resources needed to keep up with demand
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Abortion center workers feel the stress of understaffing and low payment and move to unionize. City Paper staff speak to healthcare workers about their needs and fears moving forward. Alyssa Haradzin began working at Planned Parenthood’s Liberty Avenue clinic about four months before a leaked Supreme Court draft opinion warned of a seismic shift...
City Guide 2022: Seeking out Pittsburgh's hidden gems, old favorites, and unique places
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Whether you’re brand new to Pittsburgh, or just searching for some new-to-you spots, this year’s City Guide is here to help inspire you to seek out the unexpected.…
Deutschtown Music Festival celebrates local artists, community
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Pittsburgh City Photos: An exploration of the city through photographs Crowds flocked to the North Side over the weekend for the 10th season of the Deutschtown Music Festival, bringing over 400 bands across both indoor and outdoor stages. Pittsburghers gathered in Allegheny Commons Park and throughout the streets of Deutschtown from July 22-24 to...
Environmental watchdogs petition to remove access fee on oil and gas well database
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Oil and gas well watchdogs are asking the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources to drop a subscription fee and annual maintenance fee on its Exploration and Development Well Information Network database. Environmental activists are calling on a state agency to eliminate access fees for a database containing detailed...
Fact Check: Can the 988 suicide/crisis hotline lead to Pittsburgh Police's involvement?
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Can the 988 suicide/crisis hotline lead to Pittsburgh Police's involvement? Pittsburgh City Paper's fact-checking pigeon is on the case. Fact Check: Can the 988 suicide/crisis hotline lead to Pittsburgh Police's involvement?…
Scrutiny of youthful social posts, such as Austin Davis’, likely to feature in campaigns
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Democratic lieutenant governor nominee Austin Davis has received criticism after a political consultant and advisor to Republican gubernatorial nominee Doug Mastriano resurfaced decade-old posts, branding them as misogynistic, offensive to LGBTQ and Black people, and displaying a cavalier attitude toward excessive alcohol use and drunken driving.
Carnegie Library invites families with kids under 18 months to annual diaper and book giveaway
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The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh is partnering with Western Pa. Diaper Bank and First National Bank to give away diapers and children's books to families in need. The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh will host its third annual Best Books for Babies Diaper Distribution this Saturday at the Hill District branch.…
Volunteer bike shop brings free, low-cost rides to Turtle Creek
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Red Lantern Bicycles is a volunteer-run organization that gives out refurbished kids' bikes (and brand-new helmets) for free, sells bikes for adults at low prices, and offers repairs for a nominal fee. The sanctuary of the decommissioned Calvary Church in Turtle Creek is full of bicycles.…
In hearing on a post-Roe Pa., state Democrats stress the importance of abortion access
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The Pennsylvania House and Senate Democratic policy committees co-hosted a hearing this morning to discuss the future of reproductive healthcare in Pennsylvania following the U.S. Supreme Court's reversal on Roe v. Wade. Acting health department secretary Dr. Denise Johnson emphasized the importance of abortion access. The Pennsylvania House and...
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