RSSCategory: Spring 2012

Hello Bully Bath-a-Thon Here, all bullies are welcome

Hello Bully Bath-a-Thon Here, all bullies are welcome

By Lindsay Brandt Point Park News Service Gracie the Pit Bull was a puppy when she showed up at Michael Delahonty’s church and never left because of a Pit Bull rescue group. Ferdinand was rescued and placed in a safe home from “an alleged hoarder/ dogfighter/ backyard breeder in Jefferson County, Ohio,” said Nicole Meloy, […]

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Muslim discrimination

Muslim discrimination

By Sean McKeag Point Park News Service Twenty-two-year-old Reem Hobeld in her native garb was at the beverage station at the Pittsburgh Burger Company in the waterfront when a man yelled, “Hey friend! Why do you have that thing on your head? Ain’t you American?” The “thing” that this man referred to was the hijab, […]

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Hollywood gives small businesses ‘boost’

Hollywood gives small businesses ‘boost’

By Sean McKeag Point Park News Service When Matthew Yough, owner of Bean Catering in the Southside, got a phone call to provide catered coffee services for the Tom Cruise film, “One Shot”, it was a game-changer for his business. Megan Lindsey and Tim Tobitsch, owners of the Franktuary hot dog shop downtown, were ecstatic […]

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Outsourced from India

Outsourced from India

By Andrew Goldstein Point Park News Service Inside the Indian boutique, Shingar, the eyes are besieged by a myriad of colors extending beyond the rainbow from the clothing racks packed with saris, sherwanis and kurtas, and glass cases filled with bangles, bindis and other traditional Indian jewelry. The heavy smell of incense permeates every corner […]

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Braddock Free Clinic fills void left by UPMC

Braddock Free Clinic fills void left by UPMC

By Gregg Harrington Point Park News Service A granite sign on the Braddock Municipal Building lawn at 415 Sixth Street states “Lest We Forget” in memory of all United States veterans; a slogan that indirectly recounts the days where UPMC’s Braddock hospital stood tall on the main street through town. Since its closure in January […]

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Some Ideas collective brings bands to Braddock

Some Ideas collective brings bands to Braddock

By Gregg Harrington Point Park News Service A few years ago, when friends Ian Shiver and Welch Canavan took a chance by moving to Braddock, Pennsylvania, a former steel mill town outside of Pittsburgh, they couldn’t foresee standing at a garage door leading to a punk show on a Saturday night in a desolate town […]

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Contestants prepare for zombie relay race this September

Contestants prepare for zombie relay race this September

By Gregg Harrington Point Park News Service The zombie apocalypse will fall on the Pittsburgh area soon. Droves of citizens will flee from the giant group of the undead. The only strange thing is, these zombies don’t want your brains; they want your flags. Run For Your Lives, a zombie-themed 5k obstacle course race, will […]

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Pittsburgh Marathon, sibling style

Pittsburgh Marathon, sibling style

A pair of Wisconsin runners test the bonds of family to run in Sunday’s marathon By Audrey Prisk Point Park News Service Laura Hokanson, 23, has been running since high school, but has been working out with her older brother since January for the test of her life when she competes in the Pittsburgh marathon […]

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Hotel downtown brings new kind of comfort

Hotel downtown brings new kind of comfort

By Sean McKeag Point Park News Service The ambassador to the Fairmont Hotel in downtown Pittsburgh frolics around the lobby, while the bellhops greet incoming guests unobtrusively making their presence known. Unlike a revered head of state, this ambassador is a white Boxer/Labrador named Edie, who roams about the hotel greeting anyone, especially those willing […]

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Charles Hall: setting his own beat

Charles Hall: setting his own beat

No longer chasing record deals, local percussionist focuses on job as assistant at Point Park, his music By Alex Stumpf Point Park News Service For Charles Hall, sitting on a stool in a corner dance room feverishly pounding his congas in Kiesha Lalama’s jazz dance class at Point Park University is not a direct way […]

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