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Rousing and inspiring articles about local Northside residents, businesses, and communities.

Jazz Conspiracy brings swing to Northside

The Jazz Conspiracy started as a "rehearsal band" but ended up fueling a larger swing movement in Pittsburgh's Northside. By Nick Eustis Photos by Clifton Loosier Pittsburgh has a significant place in the history of jazz music....

Manchester loses beloved barber, father figure

By Atiya Irvin-Mitchell On the Northside, there is a barbershop that acted as a second home for much of the Manchester community: Richey’s Barbershop. On July 6, James Richey, the man who made the shop a...

New neighborhood signs made for Brighton Heights, Charles Street Valley and Marshall-Shadeland

By Nick Eustis Pittsburgh is a city of different neighborhoods, but it is not always clear where one ends and another begins. Three neighborhoods in the Northside, however, have come up with their own solution. Three...

Pittsburgh VegFest 2018 – On the Scene

VegFest comes back to the ‘Burgh Photos by Chloe Burkart and Lauren Stauffer Saturday, August 4, Pittsburghers gathered in the Northside at Allegheny Commons Park for the city’s fourth annual VegFest. With the goal of promoting a...

Youth find confidence through boxing

By Ashlee Green Photos by Clifton Loosier It’s 6:30 p.m. on a Monday night and the city is winding down as workers head home for the day. But for Eric Quarles, 20, of Manchester, and Justin...

Sue Kerr blogs to #AMPLIFY LGBT experience in Pittsburgh

In the middle of a cafe in the Northside, Sue Kerr, 47, looks like anybody else wandering through. She wears casual clothes and her hair tied back in a ponytail. The only item that...

Pet care program provides affordable vet services

Animal Friends for Life, helps pet owners keep companions healthy By: Atiya Irvin-Mitchell   Sometimes no matter how much pet owners love their animals, they lack the resources to give pets what they need. That was the...

Badamo’s Pizza finds a new home on Federal Street

Mt. Lebanon-based pizzeria with Northside roots opens up second location in Allegheny City Central. By: Atiya Irvin-Mitchell   For most people pizza is just a Friday night dinner option, for 35-year-old Anthony Badamo pizza is a way...

“Walk on By” exhibit set to debut at the Allegheny Carnegie Library in March...

New locally touring exhibit uses inspired artwork to highlight empathy and encourage residents to not just 'walk on by' when they see a person in need By: Tyler Dague A makeshift photography studio was set up...

Crossing Fences Podcast tunes in on communal connections

Saturday Light Brigade's new podcast helps connect generations of African American males from various Pittsburgh neighborhoods. By: Neil Strebig Oral traditions are centuries old. The spoken word is humanity’s oldest form of communication yet, in these...