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Mon Valley ghost towns left with crime, decay

| July 9, 2014 | 0 Comments
Mon Valley ghost towns left with crime, decay

By Megan Guza, Point Park News Service: The roads into Donora were built for traffic. The four lanes of state Route 837 meet the Monessen Bridge that once carried bustling amounts of both foot and automobile traffic. But now, not many people have reason to come to this town 30 miles south of downtown Pittsburgh, […]

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Businessman Rick Stern still seeks new opportunities

| March 17, 2014 | 0 Comments
Businessman Rick Stern still seeks new opportunities

By Abby Mathieu, Point Park News Service: Entering Stern Enterprises on the South Side, it is not uncommon to be greeted by Rick Stern’s two, rowdy Golden Retrievers. He can’t stand leaving them home alone all day. But the dogs know that when they are at the office, it is not play time. Stern maintains […]

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Ice cream shop funds dreams

| December 2, 2013 | 0 Comments
Ice cream shop funds dreams

By Leeza Tokarski, Point Park News Service: Armed with an idea for a personal training facility and business cards, Greg Johnston got his start by scooping ice cream in a Downtown store that uses the frozen delicacy to help incubate ideas and businesses. Johnston became a dreamer, a member of a cadre of would-be entrepreneurs […]

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Lawrenceville brewer brings worldly tastes to ‘Burgh

| November 11, 2013 | 0 Comments
Lawrenceville brewer brings worldly tastes to ‘Burgh

By Lauren Dantella, Point Park News Service: Pumpkin spice beers, the hoppiest IPAs and other creative concoctions are outdoing one another as the latest fad in the still-growing craft beer industry – but one local brewer isn’t buying it. “I just want to use quality ingredients to bring fresh, local beer to my neighborhood,” said Steve […]

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Local crowd-funding website helps ‘Hatch’ ideas

| October 8, 2013 | 0 Comments
Local crowd-funding website helps ‘Hatch’ ideas

By Akasha Chamberlain, Point Park News Service: Street performers playing at busy city thoroughfares, doggie waste bag receptacles installed around Downtown, local restaurants relocated: Any community projects that Pittsburghers dream up can now move one step closer to reality. Local residents can take a more active stance in community projects through the first Pittsburgh-exclusive crowd-funding […]

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Artists brew up new home for collaboration

| September 25, 2013 | 0 Comments
Artists brew up new home for collaboration

By Joel Anderson, Point Park News Service: The once-abandoned Duquesne Brewing Company building in South Side hasn’t produced beer since 1972. But art has been on tap there since the 1990s. “The Brew House started (with) artists who were living and working in the building,” said Tim Kaulen, president of the Brew House Association, a […]

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Mom and Pop-Up Shop puts creativity on display

| September 25, 2013 | 0 Comments
Mom and Pop-Up Shop puts creativity on display

By Emily Bastaroli, Point Park News Service: Amid the bars, restaurants and tattoo parlors on Pittsburgh’s South Side, residents have taken over an empty storefront at 1711 Carson St. Colorful chandeliers hang from the ceiling. Shiny multi-colored glasses in blue and orange sit atop handmade wooden tables. Graphic T-shirts printed with unique Pittsburgh images are […]

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Highland Park business owners welcome growth

| September 11, 2013 | 0 Comments
Highland Park business owners welcome growth

By Emily Balser, Point Park News Service: The pounding of hammers and the whir of drills are among the sounds residents now hear when walking down Bryant Street in Highland Park. The street has been in a state of rehabilitation and development for the past few years, and it shows no signs of slowing down […]

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Future comes to Oakland: Digital art wall, Wi-Fi lamps

| September 10, 2013 | 0 Comments
Future comes to Oakland: Digital art wall, Wi-Fi lamps

By Akasha Chamberlain, Point Park News Service: Pulling up a website on a laptop from Wi-Fi generated by a nearby lamp post. Finding parking two blocks away through a real-time online network. Enjoying a public digital display featuring rotating galleries of local art during a daily commute.  These concepts may sound like far-fetched dream technologies of […]

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Study Pittsburgh transforms city in global hub for students

| February 6, 2013 | 0 Comments
Study Pittsburgh transforms city in global hub for students

By Tinamaria Colaizzi Point Park News Service Study Pittsburgh, an initiative of the GlobalPittsburgh Education Partnership (GPEP), which attracts international college students to the Greater Pittsburgh area, has helped Pennsylvania become the sixth rank state in hosting foreign study abroad students. “International students bring a lot of culture to a region that might be unusual […]

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