Tag: Pittsburgh

Proposed PA vaccine rule change triggers autism concerns

| February 4, 2016 | 0 Comments
Proposed PA vaccine rule change triggers autism concerns

By Phillip Poupore, Point Park News Service: Mary Wildman’s life changed forever just a few days after her son’s first birthday. She took her son to the pediatrician for an ear infection, but during the appointment she was told her son was also due for the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine. Her son, Nick, […]

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Clothing donation boxes offer chances — and choices

| January 25, 2016 | 0 Comments
Clothing donation boxes offer chances — and choices

By Madison Taylor, Point Park News Service: When Dawn Blonski came across a clothing donation box in Moon Township’s Kmart parking lot, she promptly decided to drop off her own gently used clothing. The big, red bin had been placed in the lot by the Keystone Paralyzed Veterans of America and West Mifflin’s American Thrift […]

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Light of Life shelter helps homeless throughout the year

| January 25, 2016 | 0 Comments
Light of Life shelter helps homeless throughout the year

By Jon Andreassi, Point Park News Service: Thirty years ago, Michael Lipinski could be found in a jail cell at Riker’s Island. Today, he can be found serving dinner to the homeless and poor of Pittsburgh. Lipinski is at the Light of Life Rescue Mission on East North Avenue nearly every day. It is there […]

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Toy drives grant children’s Christmas wishes

| December 8, 2015 | 0 Comments
Toy drives grant children’s Christmas wishes

By Gina DiGiorgio, Point Park News Service: Heather Fiedler was getting rid of her children’s old toys when suddenly she came up with a great idea for a way to give back to children in need. Fiedler decided to start her own toy drive, called “Play it Forward,” where people can donate their gently used […]

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Kennywood boasts region’s tallest Christmas ‘tree’

| December 7, 2015 | 0 Comments
Kennywood boasts region’s tallest Christmas ‘tree’

By Christopher Hawkins, Point Park News Service: Kennywood’s 5th annual light display will be highlighted by a brand new 90-foot-tall Christmas tree, the tallest on record in Pennsylvania. Several metal snowmen towering over 20 feet tall and 1,000 pounds will be on display for the first time this year at Overly’s Country Christmas, courtesy of Westmoreland […]

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Shelters make space to keep up with homeless needs

| December 1, 2015 | 0 Comments
Shelters make space to keep up with homeless needs

By Gina DiGiorgio, Point Park News Service: John Leon was living on the streets when he broke his foot and suddenly started worrying more about how he would survive. When Leon went to Light of Life Ministries on the Northside, administrators there initially said they have a waiting list for open beds and that they […]

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‘Beverly’s Birthdays’ revives hope in homeless children

| November 2, 2015 | 0 Comments
‘Beverly’s Birthdays’ revives hope in homeless children

By Madison Taylor, Point Park News Service: As Megs Yunn volunteered at a local after-school program, she learned something heartbreaking about an 11-year-old girl named Beverly: She never had celebrated her birthday. Distraught by the thought of a child never experiencing a birthday party or even having a slice of her own cake, Yunn wanted […]

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Groups seek to erase stigma from mental illness

| November 2, 2015 | 0 Comments
Groups seek to erase stigma from mental illness

By Chris Ward, Point Park News Service: Mental illness is rampant in our society and effects people of all ages and socioeconomic status. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, one in four adults in America experience mental illness in a given year. NAMI also states that about 13.6 million live with a serious […]

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Point Park unveils Center for Media Innovation plans

| October 21, 2015 | 0 Comments
Point Park unveils Center for Media Innovation plans

By Lucy DeFruscio, Point Park News Service: Point Park University unveiled the floor plans of its new state-of-the-art learning center Wednesday morning during a press conference held at the location of the new Center for Media Innovation. The Center will be located at the corner of Wood Street and Third Avenue in the space of […]

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Disabled citizens seek full integration at ADA’s 25th anniversary

| October 20, 2015 | 0 Comments
Disabled citizens seek full integration at ADA’s 25th anniversary

By Alicia Green, Point Park News Service: When Joseph Wassermann, 81, used to cross the street, he had to depend on the sound of traffic and his own confidence to get him across safely. Unlike some people who can rely on both their sight and hearing, Wassermann, a retired teacher from Oakland, never had that […]

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