Thu04242014

Will ‘Food Revolution’ help urban communities?

Around the country, legislators and elected officials have been cracking down on unhealthy foods and beverages in an effort to curb America’s obesity epidemic. In New York City, Mayor Michael Bloomberg banned the sale of sugary drinks larger than 16 ounces at restaurants and concession stands. And in public school districts in several different c...

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Doris Carson Williams serves as Men of Excellence mistress of ceremonies

This year’s New Pittsburgh Courier 50 Men of Excellence mistress of ceremonies will be Doris Carson Williams, a former 50 Women of Excellence recipient and someone who is no stranger to serving one’s community and making a lasting impact, both in and out of the office, for generations to come.

Williams, as President and CEO of the

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Mother pleas for info in son’s death

It was on Oct. 13, 2008, that Sheryl Jackson’s life was turned upside down. It was that day, during the afternoon, that her son, Antwann Jackson, then 21, of Penn Hills, was riding down Race Street, in Homewood, on his bicycle, when a gray Jeep Cherokee containing four males, opened fire on her son, hitting him multiple times. It is believed

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Ten Pennsylvanians influencing elections with money

By Bill Heltzel
PublicSource

Ten wealthy Pennsylvanians, including a husband supporting his wife for political office and a gay man seeking equality, contributed nearly $9 million to their favorite candidates and issues since 2011.

PublicSource, working with the Investigative News Network, identified the 10 biggest campaign contributors in the

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Matt Smith makes his case for Pennsylvania senator spot

For the past six years, Pa. State House Rep. Matt Smith has served the 42nd legislative district of Allegheny County. Now the Bethel Park native finds himself in the middle of a contentious race for the State Senate where he will challenge Republican candidate D. Raja.

“I’ve always been a big believer in investments — strong strategic in

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