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Chief Harper 1-on-1 with Homewood residents

by A.J. Ross

Pittsburgh Police Chief Nate Harper made himself available to questions from Homewood residents at the YMCA Monday night in an effort to improve the lines of communication between police and community members.

The town hall meeting was sponsored by several organizations including the Black Political Empowerment

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Imani backers show support at gala

Despite the recent controversy surrounding the leadership of Imani Christian Academy, hundreds came out to show their support for the school at the Tenth Annual Benefit Gala held at Heinz Field on Sept. 8.

Imani is a religious-affiliated K-12 school serving African-American students from the inner city. Proceeds from the annual gala are

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Aliquippa Head Start move thwarted by community action

by Joby Brown

(BEAVER COUNTY)—The plan to displace 150 children, ages 3, 4 and 5, and furlough 14 employees from Aliquippa Head Start, located at 1200 Main St. in the Plan 12 neighborhood of the city has been turned back by concerned citizens, headed by protest organizers, George Powell and Sandra Gill with help from Mayor Dwan Walker; t

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Women’s Walk empowers women

In 1998, a group of women in the Northside Associates Properties joined together to fight the potential mass eviction of over 300 families. In an effort to gain control of the properties, the women formed the Northside Coalition for Fair Housing.

Now, more than a decade later, NCFH has grown into a certified community housing

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Burgess gives Larimer development presentation to packed house

Complete with PowerPoint presentations from the Urban Redevelopment Authority, The Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh and developer Keith B. Keys, Pittsburgh Councilman Rev. Ricky Burgess asked for community input and support for a plan to begin rebuilding Larimer.

“My main point—what I want, is what the residents want,” he said

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