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Green & Gold: Pens strike it rich in energy efficiency

By Alexandra Perry The Pioneer Before the Pittsburgh Penguins had a serious discussion about turning the all-new CONSOL Energy Center green, most of their intentions were built around cost consciousness, not sustainability. That all changed when the $321 million project’s managers, including LEED certified partners Chris Cieslak and Michael Bernard, deliberately showed Pens officials that sustainable materials would not only... Read More

Legal Services saves families and local economy, studies show

By Justin Karter Point Park News Service A 62-year-old widow, in danger of losing her home of 36 years after the loss of her husband, avoided moving to a shelter because of free legal aid. After a child went missing in a custody dispute during the Christmas holidays, Neighborhood Legal Services Association, Pittsburgh’s largest provider of free civil legal aid,... Read More