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1830s Foreland Street houses spark debate

Above: From the street, the two historic homes don't look terribly notable, but they may be some of the the oldest homes in the Northside. Two row houses that may be the oldest buildings...

City of Asylum receives second grant for GTB project

by Kelsey Shea Another grant that will bring City of Asylum another step closer to anchoring the Garden Theater Block was announced this week. The Central Northside literary organization received $250,000 from the Allegheny County Economic...

“Cut Flowers” author Karen Blackburn inspired by growing up on the Northside

Above: "Cut Flowers" is available on Amazon.com. By William Park When Karen Blackburn sat down to write her novel, she could have written about the 19 countries she had visited in the past few years, but...

Your Organizing Guru: How to save time and money while reducing stress

Spring is just around the corner, along with my FAVORITE day of the year: “March 4” (say it out loud, and you’ll “get” what I love about it. If you don’t, call me and...

Saul Covers the Bases: Bucs dive bomb away from .500

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Brighton Heights house tour shows off Northside homes with a sweet treat

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Nuisance bars steadily replaced by community ‘third places’

Slowly but surely Northsiders are reclaiming their neighborhoods and transforming them into positive places where residents can connect with their communities. They are doing this by transforming nuisance bars into "third places," or businesses and non-profits that provide a community meeting place for locals to relax and interact.

From the Office of Councilman Daniel Lavelle: Western North Avenue, a case study of...

News headlines have recently been riddled with coverage of big ticket issues. By now most residents should be familiar with, or at least aware of, the intense private interest that has been brewing over...

Urban Impact benefit concert will feature Johnny Angel, others

The Urban Impact Choir regales listeners at Christ Church at Grove Farm. The choir is made up of 100 students in grades six through 12. (Photo courtesy Urban Impact) On April 2, you won’t hear...