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Holmes named new Zone 2 commander

Newly appointed Zone 2 Commander Eric Holmes has had a successful start overseeing the Pittsburgh precinct that covers Downtown, the Hill District, Lawrenceville and the Strip District. Less than two weeks into his new position, Holmes’ unit was responsible for the arrest of six individuals suspected of being involved in at least 55 car b

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  • Written by The New Pittsburgh Courier
  • Category: Pittsburgh

DNC delegates: Obama has helped Blacks

As of the most recent quarterly report, President Barack Obama’s approval rating among African-Americans is at 90 percent. While it is six percent lower than when the president first took office, vocal disapproval of the president by several Black leaders has led many to believe the president’s approval rating among Black voters is far lower.

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  • Written by The New Pittsburgh Courier
  • Category: Pittsburgh

PIRC set to replace One Vision One Life

Jay Gilmer recently told the New Pittsburgh Courier that replacing the street intervention that had previously been done by the, now closed, One Vision One Life was critical to the Pittsburgh Initiative to Reduce Crime.

What he didn’t say was that he is prepared to do so as soon as the authorizing legislation is approved.

“We will b

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  • Written by The New Pittsburgh Courier
  • Category: Pittsburgh

Benefit for slain blues great Wofford

Leroy Wofford, the blues and jazz singer known for the easy manner that contrasted with his often flashy clothes, was shot in his Larimer home Sept. 8. He died the next day from his wounds.

Police are continuing to investigate, but have little to go on. When they arrived on the scene, Wofford was conscious and told them two men walked

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  • Written by The New Pittsburgh Courier
  • Category: Pittsburgh