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Jayne Miller the poster child for better Pittsburgh parks

Jayne Miller, president and CEO of Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy, grew up on the southern end of the Adirondack Mountains. That's where her love of the outdoors began, and what makes her an advocate for...

YouthPlaces offers Northside youth a platform for creative, communal pursuits

YouthPlaces began small, as a safe place for children to go after school when few programs of the sort were available. Now, young people go there to find tutoring, mentoring, sports leagues, leadership development...

Permanent makeup can serve as bookend to breast cancer journey

Tanya Chasse's permanent makeup studio in Observatory Hill is a nontraditional haven for clients with alopecia, people who identify as transgender and breast cancer survivors. Story and photo by Ashlee Green Tanya Chasse is an artist...

The Tao of Foo: How this Northside entrepreneur uses tech to build community

Foo Conner, social media entrepreneur and co-director of Randyland, on activism, beauty and Eastern philosophy. By Ashlee Green Photos by Clifton Loosier He doesn’t talk much about the time he spent camping in Zuccotti Park in 2011,...

Imbibe Northside began as a meet and greet for local brewers, now it’s a...

Jake Bier, founder of War Streets Brewery, discusses the roots of his nanobrewery and the chance encounter that put his annual event, Imbibe Northside, into play. By Nick Eustis From dark, empty rooms, to sculptures as...

Young Brothers Bar a catalyst for revitalizing Marshall-Shadeland

Jamie Younger, Owner of Young Brothers Bar in Marshall-Shadeland, is a visionary in the community. This past fall, he opened BJ Events Center, attached to his bar, in an effort to make the space...

Sarah Heinz House acts as second home for many Northside youth

The Sarah Heinz House in Pittsburgh's Northside offers over a century of service to youth in the community. Its mission is to empower kids to "Laugh, Learn & Lead." By Nick Eustis The name “Heinz” is...

Little Sisters find big purpose in housing low-income seniors

By Chloe Burkart Living arrangements at the Little Sisters of the Poor in Brighton Heights mimic a household environment, to encourage a sense of community and familial bonds.

From the Archive: Wilson’s Bar-B-Q maintains legacy of flavor

George Wilson Sr., long-time owner of Wilson's Bar-B-Q on the Northside, died on Sunday, Oct. 28 at the age of 90. In this 2016 profile of the popular establishment, The Northside Chronicle talked with Wilson...

Podcast ponders nitty-gritty of life as a working artist

Brian Howe started his podcast in 2014, recording casual discussions with friends. Now, close to 200 episodes later, he's turning common conversation threads into specialized, multi-person panel discussions. By Ashlee Green Brian Howe, creator of START...