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Voters already thinking 2020

As people turned out across Pittsburgh Tuesday to cast votes for county and local races, many already had their minds on the 2020 presidential election. Reporters from the Point Park News Service visited polling stations and political rallies to hear what’s on their minds. By Zoey Angelucci Barbara Johnstone, 67, a retired professor, said the upcoming election is one of... Read More

Carnegie Science Center unveils new mummy exhibit

By: Jordyn Honrec A plaque on the wall next to the case identifies the body as “MUMAB: The Maryland Mummy”. This mummy, as well as 39 other mummified human and animal remains, are a part of “Mummies of the World: The Exhibition”, a touring museum exhibition that has been seen by two million museum-goers worldwide. MUMAB is the “newest” mummy... Read More

Pittsburgh nonprofit Hello Neighbor welcomes immigrant families

By: Humayoon Babur Under a cloudless sky, dozens of immigrant families gathered at Carnegie Park in Carnegie, Pennsylvania, on June 22 to enjoy the outdoors and spend time together, looking like a big, connected family.  Hello Neighbor is a nonprofit organization that provides mentorship and friendship to support refugee and immigrant families. To mark the end of World Refugee Week,... Read More

Pittsburghers celebrate, welcome refugees from around the world

Story by Humayoon Babur Pittsburghers from different walks of life recently came together in Market Square to demonstrate love, raise public awareness and encourage refugees to overcome the life struggles they often face in the United States. The event included various faith groups, rights activists and government officials and took place on June 21 to celebrate World Refugee Day. “Because of... Read More

Women in Sports: Dreams of Inclusion Are Coming True 

By Sarah Bagay  Stephanie Harrison wanted to enhance women’s involvement in sports, especially soccer, when she founded Steel City Football Club, a women’s professional team.    Christine Serkoch and Angela Tegnelia have become key players in the media and communications field for the Pirates and Steelers, respectively, and not only enjoy participating in key future decisions of the teams, but hope to pave... Read More

Lewy and My Dad: My Dad’s Diagnosis of Lewy Body Dementia

By Katie Kelly The first time that I noticed something was wrong with my dad was when he started forgetting the names of family members. My mother noticed it when my dad started mumbling things about missing deliveries and repeating odd things. My sister Kim first noticed something was off when our dad started bringing memories up from years ago.... Read More

Apartment Developments Set to Break Ground in the Northside in May

By Mary Shelly, Point Park News Service A version of this story ran in The Northside Chronicle. On West North Ave., the Allegheny Stables renovation is set to break ground next month, and complete one year later — bringing nearly three dozen new residential units to Allegheny West. Allegheny Stables building on the 800 block of West North Ave. Photo... Read More