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Global Links seeks to double capacity with new location

By Marina Weis, Point Park News Service: More medical supplies from Pittsburgh’s Global Links relief organization should reach communities in need around the nation and world thanks to the nonprofit’s new Green Tree warehouse. The 58,000 square-foot, two-story building opens in October and is large enough that Global Links can combine all three of its facilities into one, doubling its... Read More

Fountain’s return attracts tourists, locals

By Marina Weis, Point Park News Service: Ever since he was a kid, Dan Kerr has visited the fountain at Point State Park. Now 61, he is not playing in it as he used to, but he enjoys the view and its recent renovations about twice a week. “It is the gateway to the west,” said Kerr, who lives in the... Read More

Social media reshapes the courts

By Marina Weis Point Park News Service Eleven minutes before the Boston marathon explosions, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and his brother, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, can be seen from security camera footage carrying large backpacks. Footage from another security camera as well as photographs show them walking toward the finish line, according to a criminal complaint. Within three days, the FBI broadcast images of... Read More

People come from far to watch final Frozen Four match

By Marina Weis Point Park News Service Lines began to form hours before the doors opened at the Consol Energy Center for the National Collegiate Athletic Association Frozen Four college hockey championship final Saturday. A colorful collection of jerseys from Massachusetts Lowell University, St. Cloud State University, Yale University, Michigan State University, Pennsylvania State University, Quinnipiac University and even the... Read More

Criminal court judge recognizes offender backgrounds, favors rehab

By Marina Weis Point Park News Service Growing up without any family to support her, a young girl developed serious emotional problems that followed her into juvenile court. She was denied many times at placements for counseling because of her violent behavior. That was until Judge Jill Rangos made special arrangements to send her to Florida for treatment. Despite not... Read More

Despite different backgrounds, students unite to help clean up Hurricane Sandy

By Marina Weis Point Park News Service Their backgrounds vary, but they share a humanitarian cause. McGreehan is an army veteran and student at Point Park University. John Breitweiser is a retired downtown Pittsburgh United Postal Service worker. Bryan Musser is a student at the Pittsburgh Technical Institute. Betsy Myers and Michael Riemer are professionals and alumni of Point Park.... Read More