Category: Metro Written by Christian Morrow - Courier Staff Writer
ATTENTION HILL SHOPPERS—With the main structure enclosed the Centre Heldman SHOP ‘n SAVE is expected to open in September, bringing fresh food and 100 jobs to the Hill District. (Photo by J.L. Martello)
After four years, three presidents, three developers, two groundbreakings, and multiple funding shortfalls, the Hill House and its construction partner Massaro Corp. celebrated placing the last steel beam for the SHOP ‘n SAVE market that will anchor the Centre Heldman Plaza development.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 June 2013 11:20
Category: Metro Written by Ashley N. Johnson - Courier Staff Writer
The homicides of May 2013 were filled with tragedies, senseless violence, and a loud call to end the “no snitching” code of silence and the need for changes in our communities. Out of the 38 homicides, 29 were Black and 24 were Black men, which is the same as this time last year. In May 2012, 29 of the 37 homicides were Black.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 June 2013 10:25
Category: Metro Written by Rebecca Nuttall - Courier Staff Writer
City of Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Commander Rashall M. Brackney (Photo by Gail Manker)
According to David Simon, creator of the television show “The Wire,” which portrayed drug culture in Baltimore, the War on Drugs is “a holocaust in slow motion.” This claim makes up part of the premise behind “The House I Live In,” a 2012 documentary film depicting how America’s drug policy has had a disproportionate impact on the poor and people of color.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 June 2013 01:56
Category: Metro Written by Courier Newsroom
JUNE 6—The African American Leadership Association of Pittsburgh will host its Annual Summit from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Wyndham Hotel, 100 Lytton Ave., Oakland. Reservations are required. For more information, call 412-540-5063 or visit www.aalapgh.org.
Northview Heights Reunion
JUNE 7—The Committee of the Northview Heights Reunion will host “Grazin’ In the Green” the Old Northview Heights Reunion from 3-11 p.m. at Riverview Park, Valley Refuge Grove, North Side. The afternoon will include food, family, friends and fun.
Walk for Haiti
JUNE 8—The Functional Literacy Ministry of Haiti will host the Great Shepherd Walk for Haiti at 8 a.m. at Highland Park, Sycamore Grove, Pittsburgh. This is a fundraiser to support the group’s educational and medical missions to the still recovering island nation. For more information, call 412-784-0342.
JUNE 11—The NAACP Pittsburgh Unit will host its General Meeting at 7 p.m. at Freedom Unlimited, 2201 Wylie Ave., Hill District. The topic will be violence in the community and all members are encouraged to attend. For more information, call 412-471-1024.
JUNE 15—The Greater Pittsburgh Area MAD DADS will host the 7th Annual Fatherhood Celebration at Port Authority’s Hammnet Station Park & Ride, Wilkinsburg. This is a community-wide, family oriented cookout that strives to bring fathers and families together and to provide structured, supervised activities for children of the community. For more information, call 412-371-9188 or visit www.pittsburghmaddads.org.
Father’s Day Cookout
JUNE 16—The Fatherhood Outreach Programs will host the 7th Annual Father’s Day Cookout 2013 at Mellon Park. This is an all guns down event. There will be free food, family resource tables, two live DJs and the “I Love Life” basketball classic. For more information, call Wan Wes at 412-583-0376.
Rally Against Prostate Cancer
JUNE 16—The Prostate Health Education Network will host the “Fifth Annual Rally Against Prostate Cancer” at various churches nationwide. This is an education and awareness effort with a focus on the Black community. Prostate cancer survivors, along with loved ones who have lost someone to the disease, will be recognized and join hands in prayer and healing. For more information, visit www.prostatehealthed.org/churchregister2013.
Tribute to Fathers
JUNE 16—The Afro American Music Institute will host “A Tribute to Fathers” Musical Theatre and Dinner at 4 p.m. at the Greater Pittsburgh Coliseum, 7310 Frankstown Ave., Homewood. The theme is “Honoring Fathers and Funders.” This is part of the Institute’s 30th Anniversary Celebration. Proceeds from the event will fund the performance group’s tours. For more information, call 412-241-6775.
Wilkinsburg Farmers’ Market
JUNE 20—The Wilkinsburg Community Development Corporation will host the Wilkinsburg Farmers’ Market from 3-6 p.m. at the Parking Lot, between 732 and 744 Ross Ave., Wilkinsburg. The market will be held every Thursday through Nov. 21.
Stop the Violence
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Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 June 2013 11:39
Category: Metro Written by Associated Press
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Police say they've arrested two suspects in the weekend stabbing of Pittsburgh Steeler Michael Adams.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 04 June 2013 11:40
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