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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...

Café on the Corner, looks to rebuild community through food and family

Husband and wife pair utilize restaurant's resources to fuel community revival and nonprofit vocational program.   By: Neil Strebig   Doug Phillips sits at the middle high top table, smiling as he dives in for another bite of...

From social club to research lab, the history of Allegheny Observatory

First came the telescope, then the observatory itself.The surprising history of Allegheny Observatory in Observatory Hill. By: Nick Eustis   Walking down the flat Riverview Avenue – a road rarity for Pittsburgh – solitary rows of houses...

Mo Willems exhibit comes to Children’s Museum

Acclaimed children’s author and illustrator Mo Willems to have new exhibit at the Children’s Museum from Feb. 17 to Sept. 2. By: Nick Eustis   The pigeon can’t drive the bus, but the kids certainly can. Come...

National Aviary introduces new baby sloth

The National Aviary welcomes its newest member,  Vivien. By: Neil Strebig The 20-week-old Linnaeus’s Two-toed Sloth is the newest member of the National Aviary’s growing sloth population. Vivien joins two other sloths, Valentino and Wookie who...