Wilkinsburg Ardmore Grant

wilkinsburggrantArdmore Boulevard in Wilkinsburg will be getting a facelift in 2017 thanks to a recently awarded grant.

On Tuesday, December 6th, Governor Wolf announced investments to support statewide economic development and infrastructure efforts and job creation through the Commonwealth Financing Authority, which approved 94 projects totaling $55,068,228 in funding.  The Borough of Wilkinsburg received $350,000.  “The projects approved today through the Commonwealth Financing Authority will serve as a catalyst for other revitalization efforts,” Governor Tom Wolf said. “These funds will help communities and companies with projects that will improve the lives of Pennsylvania residents and further spur job growth and create new jobs.” Continue reading

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Pledge Your Support for the Train Station Project

berniewetzelVisit WilkStation.org to contribute to this landmark community project today

We kicked off the Wilkinsburg Train Station Restoration Project earlier this month, and are excited to announce we are well on our way to reaching our $3 million goal! To date, we have raised $2.5 million through grants, corporate contributions, and early pledges.

We need your help to close the gap!
Pledge your support for the project today by making a secure, tax-deductible donation at WilkStation.org.

trainstationpartyYou can also call us at (412) 727-7855 or email marlee@wilkinsburgcdc.org to request a pledge form, sign up to volunteer, or commit to hosting a house party or other fundraising event.

House parties are simple ways for you to crowdfund a contribution to the Train Station Restoration Project by getting your friends, family members, and neighbors together for a good cause.

We have assembled house party kits to help you get started; contact us for more information.

#GetOnBoard and stay tuned to project updates by following the WCDC’s Train Station Restoration Project Facebook page at fb.com/WilkinsburgTrainStation!

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Scrubba’s Cleaning | We free up your time so you can focus on what matters

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Hire an Urban Real Estate Specialist that CARES About the Community You Want to Live In.

Hire an Urban Real Estate Specialist that CARES About the Community You Want to Live In.Call DeAnna Davis today! 412.377.3823

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Who has helped you achieve where you are today?

Eight new graduates across Point Park University’s four schools shared their thoughts about who has helped them along their journey to earning a master’s degree from Point Park. Below is the response from a friend of Soul Pitt, Mr. Lorenzo Boone:

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Lorenzo Boone, M.F.A. in Writing for the Screen and Stage

“To begin, I have to acknowledge my 85-year-old mother, who I am fortunate to still have with me. It is her lost opportunities and dreams that I carry on my shoulders daily. Through her life, I recognize that we stand on the shoulders of giants. Professors Nelson Chipman and Elise D’Haene also played a significant role in my development, and gave me incentive to keep driving towards my goals. They helped me believe that my style of storytelling and the voice that accompanies it needs to be told. They convinced me that even though it may not be traditional or mainstream, it has a place and it has merit.”

SOUL PITT CONGRATULATES LORENZO ON HIS ACCOMPLISHMENT!

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Steel Center | Basic Residential Electrical Wiring

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Steel Center | Interested in Welding?

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Provident Charter School

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Join Pittsburgh EMS!

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Visit www.TheSoulPitt.com Daily – It’s good for your SOUL :)

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NEED Mentoring Program Site Coordinator

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Soul Pitt Quarterly Magazine WINS 2016 Vann Award | Congrats to Soul Pitt Quarterly Writer Ron Fisher!

Soul Pitt Media staff would like to congratulate Ron Fisher on his 1st Pittsburgh Black Media Federation Vann award tonight for his Johnstown Spotlight Series featured in Soul Pitt Quarterly!!!
Awesome job Ron, we love you!

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Soul Pitt CEO Awarded Business Woman of the Year by the National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women’s Club, Inc.

“Thank you so much for recognizing my efforts in something that I am so passionate about — Pittsburgh and Technology.  It is with these two passions I have built a business while serving the Pittsburgh community with positive images and information to help uplift us all.  It feels good to know that the NANBPWC appreciates my passion as well and I encourage professional women to engage and join this organization to expand their network.” — Donna M. Baxter

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Higher Achievement is looking for 4th and 5th grade students for our year-round academic enrichment program

Visit www.higherachievement.org and click “ENROLL”
Questions? Contact: recruiter@higherachievment.org
or call (412) 721-0695

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Be the One to Answer the Call | Join Pgh Fire

Visit www.joinpghfire.com for more information

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PITTSBURGH PROUD

Constance Parker, President Pittsburgh Chapter NAACP was recently selected as one of the community leaders nationwide to take part in a teleconference call with President Barack Obama to help galvanize support for Merrick Garland’s nomination for Supreme Court Justice.

A tireless advocate for human rights and dignity in Pittsburgh, we should all be Pittsburgh Proud that when The President of the United States seeks support in Pittsburgh he can turn to Mrs. Parker. We at Soul Pitt Media salute Mrs. Parker for all she does to make Pittsburgh truly The City of Champions for all Pittsburghers!

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Soul Pitt Ticket Winner!

Congrats to Gail! One of our winners of the two Madea tickets and Panera Bread gift card! Remember, you must be a Soul Pitt Soul Blast email subscriber to be entered into our contests.

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Sylvia Celeste Deaderick, Realtor -SRES | Certified Probate Real Estate Specialist

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Johnstown Native Takes Fitness to the Streets

By Ron Fisher

Most of us start the New Year with some sort of resolution, however, as time passes those resolutions go right out the window. Johnstown native Joe Greenwood is here to remind us that one particular resolution is a must and should absolutely be carried on throughout the year. That vital resolution is the goal for a healthier lifestyle. Joe is a former Greater Johnstown High School standout athlete who has never given up his healthy regime. Greenwood believes that health is wealth and he has made it his mission to help people not only get into shape, but stay in shape as well.  Continue reading

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Royal Roots, a fair trade collection of skirts and accessories

Ujamaa Collectives First Direct International Fair Trade Contract
By Renee P. Aldrich

The terrain of lush greenery, palm and pine trees grow beside each other; the red clay soil that creates the roads in Tanzania’s Village of Kagera located in East Africa tells only a fraction of the journey.  The rigorous travel which consisted of 3 airplane flights for a total of 19 air hours. Traveling from Pittsburgh to Philadelphia, to Qatar, situated between Saudi Arabia and the Persian Gulf, then to Uganda. All this followed up with an overnight stay in a mysterious hotel; then, an additional 6-hour ground transportation by bus and two jammed packed mini-vans to get across the Ugandan and Tanzanian borders, as well as, the equator, is another part of the journey. Continue reading

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Choose Liberty Tax to have your Taxes Prepared Call 412.271.6060

When you choose Liberty Tax, you choose to have your taxes prepared in a warm, friendly environment with a tax professional dedicated to meet your specific needs.

Come as you are, kick your feet up, and relax – taxes are our thing. You’ll get the services you need, the refund you want, and the experience you deserve.

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2205 Ardmore Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15221

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St. James Food Service Ministry | 4th Sunday 1PM-6PM

         
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St. James Food Service Ministry opened up on Sunday, June 24, 2012. Under the direction of our Coordinator Hazel Jackson, the Food Service Ministry is a ministry in which the young people of the church Ages 12 and up could learn about the process of preparing a meal & serving it. They also learn how to properly set up a dining hall for that purpose. As Mrs. Jackson says “Presentation and setting the atmosphere is key to the enjoyment of a good quality meal.”

The Food Service Ministry is open every 4th Sunday from 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM. There is no seating after 5:00 PM The meal is only $12.00 for adults 13 and up and $6.00 for youth 6-12 Years old. Free for those 5 and under.

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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 a commitment to the Live Well Allegheny campaign – Bridges Restaurant & Lounge, located in the Wyndham Pittsburgh University Center, 100 Lytton Avenue in Oakland. Continue reading

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Calling all MENTORS to Participate in Gwen’s Girls RAPS Program at Propel!

Visit www.gwensgirls.org
or call 412.904.4239 ext. 13
to learn more about our mentoring program

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Fayette Resources is Now Hiring!

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Rock’s Landing – The New Destination Location, Happy Hour & New Orleans Cuisine.

“Rocks Landing Bar & Grille, McKees Rocks’ newest restaurant and bar. Located on Chartiers Avenue, Rocks Landing is owned by PK Brown, owner of Professional Limousine Service and Sam Woodson. Their mission? To create an old school, laid-back vibe where a more mature crowd can come relax and socialize in a comfortable, non-smoking environment.”MRCDC, 29 Sept. 2015

CLICK HERE FOR FULL DETAILS

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We Will HAUL, MOVE, LANDSCAPE or SNOW REMOVAL | YOU CALL WE DO IT ALL!

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Because “never” happens all the time. That’s why we’re there.

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For more information call 412-351-3305

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Anna Middleton Waite Adult Learning Center | Class from 6PM to 8PM @ St. Paul A.M.E. Church in McKeesport PA

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Don’t Judge a Brotha by his Ride – Troy Miles and his Bentley Flying Spur

 

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McKeesport church to make learning center available to community | Via Triblive.com

St. Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church in McKeesport is celebrating its 150th anniversary with the theme “A Faithful Past, A Hopeful Future, The Journey Continues…”

Part of that journey involves the introduction of the Anna Middleton-Waite Learning Center with an open house from 1-4 p.m. Saturday at the 1350 Locust St. worship site.

Church members used the center last year and it now will be open to the community.  Read more here on Triblive.com

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Sweet Dreams Child Care – 24 Hour Child Care Solutions

New site coming soon. Enroll Today!


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Ola Appetit’s Delicious Mission | Go Fund Me


I am Olafemi Mandley, sole proprietor of Ola Appetit Catering Company.  Our mission is to nourish the body, mind and soul and improve our community and environment through education, supporting local businesses and through charitable contributions.  We have worked for years to live up to this mission – to be an asset to a wonderful community.  Now we need your help to take the business to the next level and go even deeper with our mission.  CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS

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Men’s Shoe Sale Clearance / $49.95 per pair at Michelangelo’s in Penn Hills, PA

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NEED is currently hiring

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Michelangelo’s Tailoring and Tuxedo Rentals

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Wilkinsburg Passes Enhanced Tax Abatement to Spur Private Development

Working with the Borough of Wilkinsburg, Wilkinsburg School District, and Palo Alto Partners, the Wilkinsburg Community Development Corporation (WCDC) has developed an enhanced tax abatement strategy as part of a toolkit to spur private development in the distressed borough. The strategy has been adopted by both the Borough and School District, making it possible for private developers to begin utilizing the enhanced abatement immediately.  Continue reading

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Homewood Rising: A Community with plans to be in the driver seat of soon coming Development

By Renee P. Aldrich

Change is on the horizon for the Homewood neighborhood. With an overall history of negativity in terms of the high level of crime, which includes drug activity and heightened gun violence, this community is bracing itself for an economic increase. A shift in the winds of available economic opportunities, ones which has not been seen before.

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Johnstown Spotlight: Andres Taylor and Dr. George Pueblitz Presents “Bulldog Arena”

By Ron Fisher

The streets of downtown Johnstown were once known as the bustling streets of the city with its many storefronts and steady flow of traffic.

These days, things appear a little differently as you walk through the city’s downtown area, but Dr. George Pueblitz and former Pennsylvania Golden Gloves State Champion Andres Taylor believe that things are about to change in downtown Johnstown.

 

“We want to bring traffic to the downtown businesses,” Taylor said. “This is going to be a great thing, for not just us, but the entire downtown.” Continue reading

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Community Advocate Mycaiah Camile | KidsKardio, Big Ideas for Little Lives

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One prominent question that busy parents ask is: what and where are the available activities for my children?   In today’s health conscious climate, parents are not only in search of fun activities, but ones that build healthy minds.

The answer comes pertains, specifically, to Mycaiah Camile, a New Kensington native. She founded her community project KidsKardio, Inc. in 2012 with a goal is to deliver positive action and entertainment to the youth in the New Kensington-Arnold area.

KidsKardio is a playful activity-based program conducted and supervised by Mycaiah. The activities take place in various parks around the New Kensington-Arnold area. Her brand ‘Big Ideas for Little Lives’ is her inspiration.    Continue reading

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Gwen’s Girls is in Need of Your Energy and Wisdom!

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Success Stories from the Ward Home

By Bonita Lee Penn

Jamee-Alaeylah Dany’le Garth-Flemister is a senior at Propel Andrew Street High School in Munhall. She is also involved in the Ward Home’s Supervised Independent Living Program (S.I.L.).  The S.I.L. program is a 24-hour supervised community-based residential program which serves teens (16-21) in apartment style housing.  The residential program assists teens who are in transition from the social services system to adult life.

The Ward Home was established in 1905 as a safe haven for children. The S.I.L. program includes emphasis on the development of life skills, fiscal responsibility, home economic skills, workforce development, interpersonal skills, social and cultural awareness along with higher education initiatives.

About four years ago the Ward Home networked with local artists/centers to establish enrichment workshops. These workshops offer the opportunity for the teens to relax and explore their creative side. “This is our way to connect deeper with the teens to help them discover a passion, a hobby, some have even discovered a career path,” Daryl Lucke, Ward Homes’ Executive Director, commented.   Continue reading

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Dennis Henderson, Community Change Agent

by Marcia Liggett for SPQ Magazine

How did a young Black boy from a small, inner city neighborhood in Erie, PA, grow up to become an inspirational role model and asset to the Pittsburgh region? Take a peek into the life of Dennis Henderson. Armed with education and a tremendous desire to provide a brighter future for inner city youth, he dedicates his life to making a difference in the educational and social arenas.

Photo Credit: Rob Liggett

 

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Urban Fellowship Community Church is currently seeking Musicians and Singers for their Praise and Worship Team!


Urban Fellowship Community Church is currently seeking Musicians and Singers. The team of musicians and singers will lead the praise and worship service and special events. Urban Fellowship Community Church is a non-denominational congregation located at 2413 Center Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15219.  Service is held every Sunday beginning at 11:45 a.m. The church membership is growing and Welcomes All.

Please contact Founder and Senior Pastor Thomas B. Jamison at
412- 853-5203 to discuss this exciting opportunity.

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Urban Fellowship Community Church Child Development Center Position


PT Administrator position at Urban Community Developmental Child Care Learning Center.  Call 412.853.5203 for more information.

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Luxury Downtown Living! Unit 1402 at The Carlyle

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Change Your Mind Change Your Season: Sometimes networking just happens…Always be ready!

By James Boggus

Networking opportunities do not always happen in hotel ballrooms complete with nametags.  As an entrepreneur, you never know when you may meet someone at a restaurant, a ball game, or even at the gym, who may be valuable to you professionally.  When this happens, let it happen.  Always, have your business cards on hand or an electronic equivalent.  Be prepared at all times to build authentic rapport.

Remember, networking is not always a sales pitch.  Here are a few tips on how to build and keep the conversation moving forward.   Continue reading

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North Side Christian Health Center is Currently Accepting New Patients


The North Side Christian Health Center (NSCHC) was founded in 1993, as an anchor in Pittsburgh’s economically challenged and socially depressed Northside. Motivated to live our Christian principles, the mission of the North Side Christian Health Center is to provide whole-person primary health care to underserved persons on the Northside and surrounding neighborhoods. We envision a community where people of all backgrounds are actively engaged in maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
Visit our site at www.nschc.org

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Hustle and Heart TV with Darieth Chisolm


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Candi Castleberry SINGLETON on Dignity & Respect in the Workplace
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Soul Pitt Media CEO part of Judges Panel at “PITTch Fest” that took place in Johnstown PA

‘PITTch’ perfect products: Wrist support concept awarded top prize

Student Claire Letts explains “The Monroe” weighted skirt at PITTch Fest on Friday. The weighted hem prevents “wardrobe malfunctions.”

The ideas at the second annual PITTch Fest ranged from functional fashion and thermal-powered cellphone chargers to an innovative brace to help patients with Parkinson’s disease.

Ultimately, it was a new approach to wrist support that took the top prize in the contest’s proficient category. The judged contest for regional entrepreneurs to pitch their ideas wrapped up the 25th annual Showcase for Commerce on Friday afternoon.

Wrivo LLC’s Wristocat won $3,000 in funding to create a polished prototype to take to market.

David Luciew, a Johnstown design professional who developed the product with his wife, Michele, while he was recovering from surgery to correct carpal tunnel syndrome, focused his pitches on building a better mousetrap.

“With our life and livelihood relying on ability to use a computer, the mouse giving us the most problem is sitting right there on our desk,” he told judges in the Stars and Stripes room at the Cambria County War Memorial.

The one-size-fits all product would work with a mouse, keyboard or any other computer input that requires hands.

Judge Donna Michele Baxter, CEO and founder of Soul Pitt Media, said she liked the “sleekness” of the design she watched in Luciew’s marketing video.
“It looks like an Apple product,” she said.  “It’s definitely sexy.” Continue reading

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

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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 incentives.

“The Health Department’s ‘bounty’ program has been extremely successful in terms of helping residents switch to better performing equipment, but also benefitting our air quality as well,” said Health Department Director Dr. Karen Hacker. “I’m proud that we are able to offer these opportunities to our residents and that these collections allow us to continue moving towards the goal of reducing or eliminating fine particulate pollution.” Continue reading

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*NEW* Chester Engineers Job Opening | Accountant I

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Chester Engineers, Inc., a member of the Chester Group, is a leading engineering services firm that provides energy, water and wastewater solutions to public and industrial clients across the United States and internationally. Chester Engineers, headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA since 1910, has offices in strategic US markets and affiliates worldwide.

Our Moon Township, PA office has an exciting job opportunity for an entry level Accountant. This is an exciting opportunity to work in a growing professional consulting office.  Candidate will work with strong, nationally recognized, senior technical staff. We are looking for someone who is interested in helping lead and develop the growth and profitability of the company.

Title: Accountant I  Continue reading

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Chester Engineers Job Opening | IT Technical Support Analyst

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Chester Engineers, Inc., a member of the Chester Group, is a leading engineering services firm that provides energy, water and wastewater solutions to public and industrial clients across the United States and internationally. Chester Engineers, headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA since 1910, has offices in strategic US markets and affiliates worldwide.

Our Pittsburgh, PA office has an exciting job opportunity for a Technical Support Analyst. This is an exciting opportunity to work in a growing professional consulting office. Candidate will work with and be mentored by strong, nationally recognized, senior technical staff.  Continue reading

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Chester Engineers Job Opening | Construction Inspector

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Chester Engineers, Inc., a member of the Chester Group, is a leading engineering services firm that provides energy, water and wastewater solutions to public and industrial clients across the United States and internationally. Chester Engineers, headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA since 1910, has offices in strategic US markets and affiliates worldwide.

Our Pittsburgh, PA office has an exciting job opportunity for a Construction Inspector. This is an exciting opportunity to work in a growing professional consulting office. Candidate will work with and be mentored by strong, nationally recognized, senior technical staff. Continue reading

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Chester Engineers Job Opening | Construction Inspector (Seasonal/Part-time)

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Chester Engineers, Inc., a member of the Chester Group, is a leading engineering services firm that provides energy, water and wastewater solutions to public and industrial clients across the United States and internationally. Chester Engineers, headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA since 1910, has offices in strategic US markets and affiliates worldwide.

Our Pittsburgh, PA office has an exciting job opportunity for a Construction Inspector to work during the summer construction season. This is an exciting opportunity to work in a growing professional consulting office. Candidate will work with and be mentored by strong, nationally recognized, senior technical staff. Continue reading

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WithinStyle Hair Salon | Multi-Cultural Salon > Premium Grade Virgin Human Hair Sales

STOP IN AND VISIT US AT
440 S Main Street \ Pittsburgh, PA 15220
Call 412.937.9103 or email us to set up an appointment today. www.withinstylehair.com


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New Job Opening | Church Administrative Assistant at Eastminster Church

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Chris Tucker Got SOUL!

Chris Tucker’s show on May 1 at Heinz was hilarious!!! Here he is with his copy of Soul Pitt Quarterly featuring himself on the cover — Did you catch the feature story on Mr. Tucker by Soul Pitt writer Ron Fisher?  Check it out and find out about his upcoming Netflix release.  Make sure you pick up your copy of Soul Pitt Quarterly’s Spring Edition.

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Safety Manager Position > Howard Concrete Pumping Co., Inc. | APPLY TODAY!

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