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Game of chess empowers women, communities through strategic thinking

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Ashley Lynn Priore was four years old when she began playing competitive chess. Now she runs her own nonprofit, The Queen's Gambit Chess Institute, to teach others the "science of decision making." By S. Rose...

Naomi Ritter, founder of The Finesse Institute, on inventive media solutions

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Correction: In the August print edition of The Northside Chronicle, Finesse Institute Founder Naomi Ritter was incorrectly identified as a mother. Ritter is not a mother. We sincerely regret the error. Naomi Ritter started her...

Fineview’s Dolores Swartworth led a life of service

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Dolores Swartworth, longtime Northside activist and resident of Fineview, died on May 24. In her 88 years, she was a dedicated volunteer, community activist, and spiritual inspiration. By Amanda Andrews Photos courtesy of the Northside Leadership...

The Northside Chronicle Channel: Sierra Sellers at The Government Center

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In association with Pittsburgh's public-access TV station PCTV21, The Northside Chronicle Channel is a YouTube series highlighting local small businesses, nonprofits, and personalities on the Northside. In this episode, Managing Editor Ashlee Green interviews Josh...

The Northside Chronicle Channel: Jay Poliziani of Northside Common Ministries

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In association with PCTV21, The Northside Chronicle Channel is a YouTube series highlighting local small businesses, nonprofits and personalities on the Northside. In this episode, Managing Editor Ashlee Green interviews the Executive Director of Northside Common...

Ballfield Farm gives the Northside a small-town “vibe”

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The phrase "farm-to-table" rings true at Ballfield Farm in Perry Hilltop. By Amy George Living in Pittsburgh does not stop Northsiders from pursuing a small-town “vibe.” The luscious and green Ballfield Farm in Perry Hilltop contributes to...

The return of Sampsonia Way Magazine

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Sampsonia Way is the in-house magazine for Northside nonprofit City of Asylum. It went on hiatus in the summer of 2018, but now, thanks to a group of students at the University of Pittsburgh,...

Roger Humphries brought New York vibe back to Pittsburgh

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Roger Humphries is a drummer, teacher, recording artist, leader of the self-titled band RH Factor, and as of this February, the Northside’s Mardi Gras King. A native Northsider, he built his life around music. By...

Meet Northsider and school board candidate, Devon Taliaferro

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The primary is Tuesday, May 21, and Northsider Devon Taliaferro is running for Pittsburgh School District Board of Directors in District 2.  By Sophia Mastroianni Trickle-down approaches can be controversial in political discourse. Restorative practices, which...

Brighton Heights resident returns from missionary service

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Madison ("Maddie") Custer recently returned from an 18-month missionary service stint in Baltimore, Maryland. It was a lifelong goal for her. By Kendra Williamson Madison (“Maddie”) Custer, 21, a Brighton Heights native and graduate of the...