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Wilkinsburg’s Johnston Elementary School To Be Transformed Into a Community Space

The former Johnston Elementary School Property will soon open again, as a hub for Community Events and Small Businesses COMMUNITY  FORGE  WEBSITE:  www.CommunityForgePGH.com  GENERAL CONTACT EMAIL: Hello@Forge.Community      PHOTOS FOR PUBLICATION: http://bit.ly/2uJccfF WILKINSBURG, PA – On July 18th, the mission-driven organization … Continue reading

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African American Chamber of Commerce Names Keeshia Muhammad Chief Operating Officer

The African American Chamber of Commerce of Western Pennsylvania (www.aaccwp.com) announced that Marketing Executive Keeshia Muhammad has been appointed Chief Operating Officer, a new position within the Chamber. Ms. Muhammad will report to Doris Carson Williams, CCE-President and Chief Executive … Continue reading

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Governor Wolf Announces Appointment of Kerry L. Kirkland as Deputy Secretary for Diversity, Inclusion and Small Business Opportunities

Harrisburg, PA – Governor Wolf today announced the appointment of Kerry L. Kirkland to serve as the Deputy Secretary for Diversity, Inclusion and Small Business Opportunities in the Pennsylvania Department of General Services. “We are excited to be bringing Kerry … Continue reading

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Inaugural Live Well Restaurants Celebrated by Health Department

PITTSBURGH – The Allegheny County Health Department today designated the first group of eating establishments as Live Well Restaurants. The announcement, made by Health Department Director Dr. Karen Hacker, took place this morning at the very first restaurant to make … Continue reading

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Health Department Again Offering Cash for Wood-Fired Boilers and Wood Stoves

PITTSBURGH – After three successful woodstove collections, the Allegheny County Health Department is again offering County residents a chance to dispose of old woodstoves and outdoor wood-fired boilers that do not meet current national emission standards in return for cash … Continue reading

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PHDA, Inc. Receives Subsidies Grant for First-Time Homebuyers

WILKINSBURG, PA, January 5, 2015 – The Pittsburgh Housing Development Association, Inc. (PHDA, Inc.) recently secured funding from the Wells Fargo Housing Foundation to support the First-Time Home Buyers Subsidy Grant Program for an additional year. The program assists eligible … Continue reading

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GATEWAY HEALTH JOINS THE FIGHT TO END HUNGER WITH “SCOUTING FOR FOOD”

Hunger costs the State of Pennsylvania $6 billion every year PITTSBURGH, June 24 – Gateway HealthSM received the Growth Award from the Laurel Highlands Council Boy Scouts of America for surpassing  last year’s food drive contribution in their company-wide Scouting … Continue reading

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Gateway Health (SM) receives National Recognition at Case in Point Awards

PITTSBURGH, May 16 – For the second consecutive year, Gateway HealthSM has earned a prestigious national award at the Dorland Health’s Fifth Annual Case in Point Platinum Awards. Gateway Health was named winner in the Behavioral Health category for its … Continue reading

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Press Release: MCG Jazz Named Great Jazz Room by Downbeat Magazine

January 21, 2014 (Pittsburgh)… For the fourth consecutive year MCG Jazz has been chosen as one of Downbeat Magazine’s Great Jazz Venues for 2014.  Only 160 venues in world-wide receive this distinction, and only half of those Jazz Rooms are … Continue reading

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Pittsburgh NAACP Meets with Rivers Casino Executives

The Pittsburgh Unit of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) met with Rivers Casino and Rush Street Gaming executives on August 30, 2013 at Rivers Casino.    During our meeting, both parties agreed how vital it … Continue reading

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PRESS RELEASE: Donna M. Baxter to Succeed Mary Pam Kilgore as President NAWBO Greater Pittsburgh Chapter

Media Contact: Joanne Quinn-Smith, PR Director  Jqsdreamweaver@aol.com  412-444-5197       DONNA M. BAXTER TO SUCCEED MARY PAM KILGORE AS PRESIDENT OF THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF WOMEN BUSINESS OWNERS (NAWBO) GREATER PITTSBURGH CHAPTER Plans Are to Focus on Health, Revenue … Continue reading

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Building Bridges for Business Launches New Season of Coffee With…™

Building Bridges for Business, the region’s leading organization dedicated to empowering and educating small business leaders, launched the second season of its new media broadcast program, Coffee With…™, and announced a new host, local technology executive, Christopher R. Evans. Click … Continue reading

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Press Release: Senator Casey Honors Manchester Bidwell Corporation CEO Bill Strickland to Commemorate Black History Month

US Senate Proclamation Recognizes Strickland’s Contributions to His Community, the Nation, and as a Visionary Social Innovator WASHINGTON, DC and PITTSBURGH, PA ­ – February 12, 2013 – ­ To commemorate Black History Month, U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) announced … Continue reading

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Press Release: Every Child Receives $250,000 in Operating Support from the Richard King Mellon Foundation

PITTSBURGH, PA – January 9, 2013 – On behalf of the Board of Directors and staff, Every Child, Inc. (Every Child) is pleased to announce a $ 250,000 grant awarded by the Richard King Mellon Foundation, in support of the … Continue reading

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Press Release: Operation Safety Net® to Host Candlelight Memorial Service for Homeless

OPERATION SAFETY NET® TO HOST CANDLELIGHT MEMORIAL SERVICE TO REMEMBER PEOPLE WHO DIED WHILE HOMELESS IN 2012 Annual public vigil to take place on December 21, the longest night of the year WHAT:  Operation Safety Net’s annual candlelight memorial service … Continue reading

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Press Release from City Councilman R. Daniel Lavelle – Parking Tax Resolution

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