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Finding homes for youths

For more than three decades the Three Rivers Adoption Council has been the go-to organization in Pennsylvania for adoption information, support, education and referral services.

“We help everyone adopt kids,” said Three Rivers Adoption Council CEO Jacqueline D. Wilson. “Our goal is to find permanent placement, foster care or adoption for

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  • Written by The New Pittsburgh Courier
  • Category: Pittsburgh

CCAC trims staff hours due to Obamacare cost

Four hundred part-time employees, including adjunct professors, at the Community College of Allegheny County learned two weeks ago they will have less to be thankful for next November as the college is cutting their hours to avoid $6 million in costs associated with the mandates of the Affordable Care Act.

The new law redefines

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  • Written by The New Pittsburgh Courier
  • Category: Pittsburgh

Homeroom Heroes—providing needed student supplies

In Southwestern Pennsylvania, 26,000 students lack the basic school supplies necessary for their education. As a result of recent funding cuts to education at the state level, many local teachers spend up to $1,500 every year to provide their classrooms with essential supplies.

STUDENTS AND SUPPLIES—Student at Urban Pathways
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  • Written by The New Pittsburgh Courier
  • Category: Pittsburgh

Shadow Lounge to skip a beat, temporarily closing

In June 2000, young entrepreneur Justin Strong opened a live performance venue in the heart of East Liberty, a neighborhood with a bad reputation as a result of gang violence in the 1990s. But at the age of 21, the Allderdice High School graduate saw something in the neighborhood many developers did not.

Fast forward 12 years, and his

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  • Written by The New Pittsburgh Courier
  • Category: Pittsburgh