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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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  • Written by The New Pittsburgh Courier
  • Category: Pittsburgh

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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  • Written by The New Pittsburgh Courier
  • Category: Pittsburgh

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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  • Written by The New Pittsburgh Courier
  • Category: Pittsburgh

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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  • Written by The New Pittsburgh Courier
  • Category: Pittsburgh