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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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  • Written by The New Pittsburgh Courier
  • Category: Pittsburgh

Gibson foundation prepares students for sports careers

High school students in the Pittsburgh Public School District could find themselves more engaged in their studies this year thanks to a new career and technical education program. The new curriculum, created through a partnership between the Josh Gibson Foundation and Duquesne University, will introduce high school students to different

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  • Written by The New Pittsburgh Courier
  • Category: Pittsburgh

59 of 72 homicides Black lives...August the most DEADLY month

The month of August has been the most deadly month this year, with 14 homicides, bringing the total to 72. Only eight full months into the year and 2012’s total is only one away from 2011’s complete total of 73 homicides.

But yet again, the saddest part is that most of the list is compiled of young Black men 25 years old and under, some

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  • Written by The New Pittsburgh Courier
  • Category: Pittsburgh

Mother finds no justice in son’s death

“Life is Real” is the motto Tiffany Bowie, who wears a necklace with her son’s picture on it, keeps with her as a reminder of her son. She thought that by moving her son from the city of Pittsburgh to the family oriented community of Aliquippa, she would be giving him a better life and an opportunity to excel at football, a sport he enjoyed.

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  • Written by The New Pittsburgh Courier
  • Category: Pittsburgh