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Pittsburgh Holiday Desserts You Must Try

By Lauryn Nania, Point Park News Service For Ethan Griffin, the holiday season doesn’t arrive until he heads to Market Square to sell his “moonshine” bars and other sweet delicacies at the Pittsburgh Christmas Market. Angela Carnicella loves selling Prantl’s Burnt Almond Torte cake during the holidays as much as she likes to eat the treat called “one of the... Read More

Pennsylvania’s Lack of Teachers of Color is Worsened by an Educator Shortage

By Sabrina Bodon, Point Park News Service Of the 31 teachers in the elementary school where she teaches, Pharlan Ives is the only teacher of color. She tries not to think about it. LaRita Stewart, a fourth grade teacher at Highland Elementary in Ambridge, Pa., understands what that’s like; she’s the only African-American teacher her whole school district. “Nobody needed... Read More

What are Yinz breathing? The battle to breathe clean air

By Jordan Slobodinsky, Point Park News Service The view of Clairton Coke Works from Melanie Meade’s backyard is a visual reminder of the lifetime of difficulty her family has endured from one of Allegheny County’s worst polluters. Cheryl Hurt has seen and breathed soot-laden air as a child, and now as a daycare owner in Clairton, she’s actively trying to protect... Read More

Election Officials in Oakland See High Turnout

By Mick Stinelli, Point Park News Service Reports of high voter turnout continued in Oakland where election officials at St. Regis saw over 450 voters of all ages by 4 p.m. Kathy Boykowycz, who’s worked the polls in South Oakland for over 20 years, said at 3:30 this afternoon that 223 people at arrived at her polling location at in... Read More

Steady Stream of Morning Voters Join Lines Downtown

By Alexander Popichak, Point Park News Service As dawn broke on a dreary and damp Tuesday, voters turning out to polls in Downtown Pittsburgh were met with lines. The Central Business District branch of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh on Smithfield Street was a new polling place for many voters. Residents in Pittsburgh’s 2nd Ward, First District voted at a... Read More