Tag: Pittsburgh

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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New attitudes come to vintage fashion

New attitudes come to vintage fashion

By Ali Soukovich, Point Park News Service: Despite the popularity of vintage e-commerce and storefronts in Pittsburgh, Kate Colussy still doesn’t think there are enough. She drew inspiration for her South Side store, Highway Robbery, while traveling with her husband all over the country and in Europe where many cities seem to have stores like […]

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Pittsburgh furries talk about culture, costumes

Pittsburgh furries talk about culture, costumes

Photos and audio story by Marina Weis, Point Park News Service: Pittsburgh furries, people who dress up as cartoon animals, talk about their history, costumes, culture and characters during the local club’s bi-weekly bowling event.    

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Pulitzer winners stress persistence in reporting

| March 31, 2014 | 0 Comments
Pulitzer winners stress persistence in reporting

By Emily Balser, Point Park News Service: Point Park University students and faculty gathered on Thursday to hear two Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists share how they uncovered police corruption in Philadelphia. Philadelphia Daily News reporters Barbara Laker and Wendy Ruderman, winners of the 2010 Pulitzer for investigative reporting, spoke about writing the series Tainted Justice, which […]

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Local boutiques have signature appeal

| March 18, 2014 | 0 Comments
Local boutiques have signature appeal

By Alex Perry, Point Park News Service: Toward the back of Oakmont’s Carabella Boutique, past racks of blazers and shelves displaying sweaters, a beige couch holds a few hundred signatures. Each one is accompanied by a loving message about the boutique – from simple hearts to detailed accounts of why the customer loves it so […]

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Ballhawks snag flies, fouls and occasional fan backlash

| March 17, 2014 | 2 Comments
Ballhawks snag flies, fouls and occasional fan backlash

By Alex Stumpf, Point Park News Service: Ian Weir does not remember when he went to his first baseball game, but he remembers what he brought. “I’ve taken my glove to every baseball game I’ve ever been to,” Weir, 20, of Oakmont, said. Weir used his glove to snag nearly 200 balls last year and […]

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Multimedia: Winter morning in the Strip

| March 12, 2014 | 0 Comments
Multimedia: Winter morning in the Strip

By Sean McKeag | Point Park News Service: My walk through the Strip District, Pittsburgh’s famous outdoor marketplace, was quite surprising on a recent winter morning. People brave the cold weather during football season, but during the off-season, it’s desolate. The shops are still open for business, but most outdoor vendors aren’t.

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Volunteers help out around Pittsburgh

| March 10, 2014 | 0 Comments
Volunteers help out around Pittsburgh

By Jack Pilkinton, The Pioneer: A full 24 hours hadn’t  passed, but Luke Ziegler was still fighting for his life. At just one-day-old, he faced his first-ever surgical procedure. Years later as a newly-minted teenager, he memorably experienced the uncertainties and philosophical quandaries that normally come to someone much older. After having open-heart surgery at […]

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