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First-time female candidate, now mayor-elect, a fresh face in Bellevue

By: Victoria Bails, Point Park News Service Following the 2016 Presidential Election, first-time female candidate Emily Marburger attended the Million Women March in Washington, D.C. It was there she decided it was time to get more involved in local government, specifically in her hometown of Bellevue, Pa. “Oh, I can be the person to do this,” Marburger said after looking... Read More

Election Day Coverage 2017

FOLLOW POINT PARK UNIVERSITY STUDENTS THROUGHOUT THE DAY AS THEY REPORT IN FROM POLLING PLACES AROUND WESTERN PA. The state of the polls in the morning  Deborah McMullen, 54, arrived early to vote at Resurrection Church in Pittsburgh’s Brookline neighborhood before work to make sure she could act out her civil duties as a citizen.   “I don’t think in people’s minds they think about how important it is to vote for a judge, until they have... Read More

Community group seeks to restore Carrick park

By James Kail, Point Park News Service: A $350,000 budget for a remodeled gym, new signage and tools to build a safer environment for kids in 2018 was the first among many topics discussed Sept. 28 during the Friends of Phillips Park meeting at the park’s recreational center in Carrick.   During the meeting members of Carrick’s community and leaders associated with the Pittsburgh Parks Conservatory discussed and pitched... Read More

Water filters fill plumbing infrastructure gap in Dominican Republic

By Ashley Murray, Point Park News Service:  In the Dominican Republic, people often go without clean water. In rural areas, community members harvest rainwater from their roofs or collect it from the nearest stream or river. And while plumbing exists in cities, many residents still buy bottled water for fear of compromised pipes. Point Park University’s Environmental Journalism students documented... Read More