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Point Park unveils Center for Media Innovation plans

| October 21, 2015 | 0 Comments
Point Park unveils Center for Media Innovation plans

By Lucy DeFruscio, Point Park News Service: Point Park University unveiled the floor plans of its new state-of-the-art learning center Wednesday morning during a press conference held at the location of the new Center for Media Innovation. The Center will be located at the corner of Wood Street and Third Avenue in the space of […]

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“Summer in the Square” runs through October

| September 30, 2015 | 0 Comments
“Summer in the Square” runs through October

By Mia Rupani, Point Park News Service: Many Point Park University students like Lacey Baroch, 20, a junior dance major, look forward to the different events that are held in Market Square throughout the year. Market Square, sometimes referred to as the heart of downtown, is currently hosting a series of weekly activities as part […]

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One neighborhood’s uphill struggle for identity

| September 8, 2015 | 0 Comments
One neighborhood’s uphill struggle for identity

By Connor Mulvaney, Point Park News Service: Irma Coy’s happy childhood memories of growing up in the Hill District, once one of the most vibrant African-American neighborhoods in America, still brings a smile to her face despite her worries for her and her neighbors’ futures after the second wave of sweeping redevelopments in 50 years […]

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Hollywood’s comic-book revolution helps shops

| February 13, 2015 | 0 Comments
Hollywood’s comic-book revolution helps shops

By Travis Hefner, Point Park News Service: Sewickley’s Big Bang Comics and Collectibles enjoys the new normal: Like other area comic shops, it buzzes with people discussing the next big comic movie or TV show. Hollywood’s zealous creation of comic book-based television series and movies has given boosts to local comic shops with new and different customers. “It’s the […]

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Baldwin music store owner goes ‘all in’

| January 30, 2015 | 0 Comments
Baldwin music store owner goes ‘all in’

By Juin Somer, Point Park News Service: Erik Loeffert, the owner of South Hills Music in Baldwin, answers questions about opening his business and what it’s like running a retail store. Q: What made you decide to open your own business? A: It was sort of an accident. I never really sat around and imagined […]

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Company dazzles Zelienople with holiday lights display

| December 4, 2014 | 1 Comment
Company dazzles Zelienople with holiday lights display

By Phillip Poupore, Point Park News Service: Back in the 1930s, the employees at Universal Manufacturing in Zelienople started a holiday tradition by adorning one of their custom scaffolds with Christmas lights. The magical production then went away for many years until 1997 when an employee of the long-standing company found old photos of the […]

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Brew Gentlemen look to expand beyond Braddock

| December 3, 2014 | 0 Comments
Brew Gentlemen look to expand beyond Braddock

By Drew Frichtel, Point Park News Service: Two young entrepreneurs developed an adventurous mission to create craft beer while still attending Carnegie Mellon University. They acted on their dream, developed a Kickstarter campaign that yielded more than $32,000 and found unlikely support from Braddock’s mayor. Now, they are one catalyst for the re-birth of a former steel […]

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John the Craftist puts Pittsburghese on paper

| December 3, 2014 | 0 Comments
John the Craftist puts Pittsburghese on paper

By Sara Payne, Point Park News Service: When routine oral surgery turned into never-ending pain and a diagnosis of atypical trigeminal neuralgia in May of 2010, Alethea Okonak had never felt more isolated. But she found hope just outside in her mailbox. “It really meant something when I would go to get the mail, and […]

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Lower gas prices fuel holiday travel

| November 19, 2014 | 0 Comments
Lower gas prices fuel holiday travel

By Alex Grubbs, Amanda King and Aigne Mack, Point Park News Service: The price of gas in the Pittsburgh region is making its way to the $3 line, something that has not been seen in almost three years — just in time for the holiday season. A native from San Diego and resident of Oakland, […]

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Great Allegheny Passage gives businesses new life

| November 4, 2014 | 0 Comments
Great Allegheny Passage gives businesses new life

By Emily Balser, Point Park News Service: Mary Aukerman stumbled into the business of renting out her old family property to visitors passing through the area in Confluence — but 14 years later she is seeing a big payoff from travelers on the Great Allegheny Passage. Aukerman decided to open The Parker House, a guest […]

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