Booming

By: Andrew D. Otts Regional Real Estate on the Rise Despite COVID A boom in real estate can be seen by the multitude of homes on the market throughout neighborhoods in and around Pittsburgh. Photo Credit: Andrew Otts When Nicole Jackman and her husband first saw the...

Staying Afloat

by Andrew D. Otts Small Businesses Adapt to Changing Times As the pandemic arrived in Pittsburgh, bar owner and local DJ Adam Kulik knew the road ahead looked dismal for his businesses but saw an opportunity to adapt. Like Kulik, business owners across the city began...

History Repeats in Real Time

By Emma Christley Similarities between the 2020 and 1918 pandemics reveal three lessons to be learned In 1945, long-awaited vaccinations for the Influenza virus, which created a worldwide pandemic in 1918, were first administered to military personnel, before going...

Live Music in the Time of Coronavirus

By Emma Christley Finding itself in a vital crossroads moment, survival takes priority over improvement in the live music industry. Cattivo, located in Pittsburgh’s Lawrenceville neighborhood, is listed as temporarily closed due to the Coronavirus pandemic on their...

Homelessness During a Pandemic

By Hayley Farrell How Organizations in Pittsburgh Continue to Help the Homeless Through These Times  Michael Johnson, 48 of Swissvale was homeless for four years before he was able to find an apartment through the services offered at Wood Street Commons, a homeless...