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Employees, families endure cold weather to welcome St. Nick, enjoy East Ohio Street

By Andy Medici More than 75 people braved the coldest temperatures so far this year in order to be a part of the Deutschtown Merchant’s Association’s first “Light up Night.” The event was geared to...

Construction Of New Library Proceeds On Schedule

Construction on the new library on Federal Street is turning a new page as workers will soon be putting a roof on the building. Suzanne Thinnes, the communications manager for the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, said that construction was moving along well, and that they were hoping to put the roof on the building within a month.

Priory Awards Free Wedding To Veteran

One happy couple is going to have a free white wedding. On Wednesday, Dec. 17 at a reception in the Priory Grand Hall, John Graf, the manager of Priory Hospitality Group, along with Councilwoman Darlene Harris, picked the winning couple in a ceremony that honored soldiers and their families.

Northside Rotary Club Offers Children a Visit To Santa

The parking lot in front of the Giant Eagle on Brighton Road is not the usual place for people to meet Santa. But on Dec. 13, members of the Northside Rotary Club volunteered free pictures with Santa as part of their donation to the Salvation Army's Red Kettle Campaign.


Community Responds To Death Of Local Business Owner

The street corner at Hodgekiss and Stayton was busier than usual, with people gathered around a makeshift memorial and members of One Vision One Life, an anti-violence advocacy group, decrying the killing of Michael...

New Memorial Honors Scott Drake

Alongside East Ohio Street near the turn for Route 28 stands a single tree. Planted in the right-of-way of PennDOT’s construction area, it signifies the return of a memorial to commemorate the memory of...

Port Authority Continues Work on Light Transit Line

By Andy Medici In the midst of stalled contract negotiations, the Port Authority is moving ahead on their long-term plans to develop new traffic infrastructure, including the light rail system known as the North Shore...

Casino License Officially Changes Hands

By Andy Medici On Friday, Nov. 14, the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board officially presented the new casino owners with a license to operate the casino. Wearing suits and hard hats, members of the PCGB and...

Carnegie Science Center To Open New SportsWorks

By Andy Medici Years ago a young girl would go to the Carnegie Science Center as often as possible to race against the time of an Olympic track athlete. Years later that same girl would...