Tag: Pittsburgh

The 5 List: Pittsburgh’s little-known landmarks

| September 9, 2014 | 0 Comments
The 5 List: Pittsburgh’s little-known landmarks

By Sara Payne, Point Park News Service: Rick Sebak is known as the creator of the scrapbook documentary. He was making lists of interesting things about Pittsburgh before the Internet made it cool. As we are inundated with list upon list of Pittsburgh landmarks, the Point Park News Service wanted to find out some places […]

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Young professionals flock to Pittsburgh for film jobs

Young professionals flock to Pittsburgh for film jobs

By Abby Mathieu, Point Park News Service: Emma Watson standing on the bed of a truck as she bursts through the Fort Pitt Tunnel, the Batmobile casually parked in a spot on Fifth Avenue and Matt Damon hanging out in a field in suburban Avonmore. All of these, notably uncommon, occurrences could be seen in […]

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Mon Valley ghost towns left with crime, decay

| July 9, 2014 | 0 Comments
Mon Valley ghost towns left with crime, decay

By Megan Guza, Point Park News Service: The roads into Donora were built for traffic. The four lanes of state Route 837 meet the Monessen Bridge that once carried bustling amounts of both foot and automobile traffic. But now, not many people have reason to come to this town 30 miles south of downtown Pittsburgh, […]

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Opinion: Listen to the homeless

Opinion: Listen to the homeless

By Jenni Bloodworth, Point Park News Service: The homeless in Pittsburgh are forced to move from campsites under highway overpasses to shelters and back again — while dealing with tough weather, mental health issues and substance abuse.

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Space Upstairs offers innovative performances

Space Upstairs offers innovative performances

By Abby Mathieu, Point Park News Service: Couches in every color. Walls covered in words and designs. A bar with a hodge-podge of mugs, glasses and bottles. Books piled up in every corner of the square-shaped room. These, among many others, are all things found in The Space Upstairs. Situated on the side of a […]

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Video: Toynbee Tiles embed mystery in city streets

Video: Toynbee Tiles embed mystery in city streets

By Marc Macurdy, Point Park News Service: For more than 30 years, mysterious objects known as Toynbee Tiles have shown up embedded on streets around the world. The messages vary, but most have the traditional message: “Toynbee Idea in Kubrick’s 2001, Resurrect Dead on planet Jupiter.” Theories have been made about what they could mean, […]

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Funeral homes connect with public online

| May 13, 2014 | 0 Comments
Funeral homes connect with public online

  By Abby Mathieu, Point Park News Service: Cincinnati’s Walker Funeral Home created a Facebook page two years ago – and it now has 29,000 “likes.” Its posts typically deal with grief, topics for senior citizens, pre-planning funerals,  health issues  and anything else the owners feel might be interesting to their followers. The business has since […]

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WPPJ: Today’s top-of-hour news updates

| April 24, 2014 | 0 Comments
WPPJ: Today’s top-of-hour news updates

Point Park University radio station WPPJ (670 AM) broadcasts daily news updates: Thursday, April 24: Brazil enacts Internet bill of rights to protect citizens; FDA proposes e-cigarette regulations; Point Park freshman will participate in new core curriculum   Tuesday, April 22: Ferry captain facing multiple criminal chargers; American man wins Boston Marathon; USG hosts Pioneer […]

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Pens’ Cup run brings money for city, too

| April 17, 2014 | 1 Comment
Pens’ Cup run brings money for city, too

By Alex Stumpf, Point Park News Service: Columbus Blue Jackets fans Zach and Ross Perry traveled from Indiana and Ohio to see their team play the Penguins at Consol Energy Center Wednesday night in the opening game of the NHL playoffs. They paid $85 each for tickets and stayed at the Hampton Inn & Suites […]

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Green Lane picks Pittsburgh for bike lane project

Green Lane picks Pittsburgh for bike lane project

By Madison Krupp, Point Park News Service: The Green Lane Project 2.0 by People for Bikes is coming to Pittsburgh. The nonprofit will donate $25,000, as well as $250,000 of in-kind services from its technical experts and engineers, which will attempt to transform the city into a Mecca for bicyclists. This initiative will mark Downtown […]

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