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Project Isaiah: Motivating youth to achieve

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SHARON DANIELS WITH REV. EILEEN SMITH 

 

Having lost her son in 2001 in a shooting, Sharon Daniels knows all too well the pain of senseless youth violence. That same pain motivated her to do something. She knew that if given a choice, teens could be successful and could come together — with a little guidance.  
“I was not afforded the l

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Summit Against Racism celebrates Johnson’s release

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TERRELL JOHNSON

 

At last year’s Annual Summit Against Racism, Saundra Cole, the wife of Terrell Johnson, a man who spent 17 years in prison after being wrongly convicted of murder, detailed his struggle for freedom as she awaited a new trial. This year, at the 15th Annual Summit Against Racism, Johnson, who was released from prison in September, w

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Schenley bids accepted... Then school board votes for a study

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REGINA HOLLEY

 

Just when it seemed plans for the former Schenley High School building were settled, things appear unsettled all over again.
Less than a week after opening the four bids it received Jan.18 to purchase the property, the school board voted to spend additional money to re-evaluate the building’s condition.
Board member Regina

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City towing license still not hooked up

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by Halle Stockton

PITTSBURGH--In April 2010, the Pittsburgh City Council unanimously passed an ordinance to protect motorists from aggressive tow-truck drivers.

Council members had heard one too many stories about price gouging by towers, or vehicles being snatched in “spiderweb” lots, those with lurking tow-truck drivers and confusing pa

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Toler named PR director for Peduto

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SONYA TOLER

 

You can take the girl out of the city, but you know the rest. Sonya Toler, former city editor for the New Pittsburgh Courier, is returning to lead the Communications team for Pittsburgh Councilman Bill Peduto’s mayoral campaign.
“I saw this as a great opportunity to contribute once again to the future of the city,” she said. “I think Bil

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