Police arrest man linked to Gainey staffer in Downtown Pittsburgh shooting
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Police arrest man linked to Gainey staffer in Downtown Pittsburgh shooting
Pittsburgh police have arrested a city man previously convicted on drug charges in connection with a shooting Downtown earlier this week. Ray Rivera, 58, of East Liberty, shot a man twice in the arm while the victim was in a car near Smithfield Street on Tuesday afternoon following an argument
Innamorato asks judge to toss Pittsburgh Public Schools lawsuit on reassessment
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Innamorato asks judge to toss Pittsburgh Public Schools lawsuit on reassessment
Allegheny County and its top official, Sara Innamorato, on Monday asked a judge to dismiss a lawsuit by Pittsburgh Public Schools that is trying to trigger a countywide property reassessment. The school district sued in April to force a countywide reassessment, something that hasn't been done since 2012. Pittsburgh Public
Westinghouse Arts Academy Scheduled to Resume Classes after Fire at the “Castle.”
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Westinghouse Arts Academy Scheduled to Resume Classes after Fire at the “Castle.”
Restoration work is underway for the historic building that houses the arts-based charter high school. Fire broke out in June The Westinghouse Airbrake Company General Officer Building, known to some as the "Castle", a historic landmark in Wilmerding, Pennsylvania, was damaged by a fire on June 28, 2024. The fire started in the 5th Floor attic and spread to the roof, causing smoke and water damage to the rest of the building. The building is home to the Westinghouse Arts Academy, a charter school, that offers tuition-free, arts based, high-school education to students in grades 9-12. The fire has been determined to be accidental, and started in the floor of the 5th floor, by the Wilmerding Fire Marshall, Al Hussey. Everyone evacuated safely According to the school's principal and acting Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Kelly Lombard, no students or staff were injured in the fire, as everyone was able to evacuate quickly and safely. Dr. Lombard also praised the efforts of "the firefighters, police, and other emergency responders who contained the fire and prevented further damage." She also thanked the community for its support and donations in the aftermath of the fire. The School owns the old Westinghouse Memorial School building next door to the Castle and leases the Castle building and surrounding property. Restoration work is underway The restoration work is underway for the building, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The school hired ServPro from North Versailles, which has brought in a ServPro national operations crew, to handle the immediate fire stabilization efforts of water extraction and cleaning. SerPro is also serving as the general contractor for the construction work associated with the fire related repairs to the lower floors of the Castle, that the school is currently occupying, as well as the historic red slate roof. Bill Malloy, General Partner of the owner Westinghouse Castle, LP, stated that "ServPro is doing an amazing job and will be completing the drying of the first two floors that the school occupies, as well as the removal of most of the affected drywall, on Sunday, July 14th." Utica National Insurance, which has assigned adjusters, engineers, and consultants to the project, is the insurer of the building. Dr. Lombard stated that Utica's consultant, Richard Mouris, Assistant Vice President of J.S. Held, LLC, confirmed on Friday that Utica National Insurance and its onsite partners "are committed to restoring the historic property to its pre-loss condition." According to Williams Castillo, Large Loss Project Manager from ServPro, the company is on target to complete all of the fire restoration work for the school's occupied floors, as well as the temporary roof, before August 12th to ensure that the school's operations are not impaired for the start of school. Roberts Roofing is currently working on the temporary roof repairs and engineers are evaluating the components to the roof that were damaged by the fire to complete the scope of work for the complete restoration of the historic slate roof. Building owner, Westinghouse Castle, LP, has been working since 2021 with the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission's State Preservation Officer, as well as the US Department of the Interior, to preserve the architectural and historical features of the building, which was built in 1890 by George Westinghouse, a pioneer of the electrical and railroad industries. The historic preservation project has been proceeding in phases according to Malloy. The preservation of the lower two floors has been approved, and completed, and the work on the upper floors is ongoing. The phase that will be completed by the end of 2024, is the preservation of the historic features of the 3rd and 4th floors which include George Westinghouse's office on the 3rd floor. Thereafter, as the Westinghouse Arts Academy student population continues to grow, the school will occupy those floors as well. "Fortunately, with the fast reaction to the fire so far, and continued cooperation by Utica National Insurance company partners and the contractors, the overall historic restoration project will not be delayed or impaired by the fire," Malloy stated. Classes to resume in August without delay Dr. Lombard said that "classes will resume on August 19, 2024, and teachers will return on August 12th, for the new academic year. The school fully expects that Utica insurance company and the contractors will get the Castle ready for August 12th. However, should there be any unforeseen delays, the school is prepared to use temporary classrooms." She assured parents and students that the quality of education and the safety of the school community will not be compromised by the fire. The school also encouraged prospective students to apply for admission, as there are still spots available for the 2024-2025 school year. The author, Joseph Lawrence, is a partner of Westinghouse Castle, LP.
What is the Process of Finding a Reputable Karate School?
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Choosing a reputable karate school is a critical step for anyone looking to begin or continue their martial arts journey. In a discipline steeped in tradition, respect, and self-improvement, findin...
Pittsburgh Public School Students Attend Ron Clark Academy
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Pittsburgh Public School Students Attend Ron Clark Academy
Kim Bearden is the Co-Foundef and Executive Director of The Ron Clark Academy. Select Pittsburgh Public School students went to Atlanta to attend academy workshops on Sunday July 7th. The Ron Clark Academy is a non-profit middle school, housed in a renovated red brick warehouse located in southeast Atlanta, Georgia. Each year, over 15,000 educators from around the world visit Kim's classroom and attend her workshops to learn better ways to engage students, build relationships, foster creativity, enhance communication, and create a climate and culture for success. An unforgettable 2-day experience for students and PPS staff. Staff is looking forward to implementing what was learned during this experience into the 2024-2025 school year.
Homewood Children’s Village - Homewood is Happening Spotlight!
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Homewood Children’s Village - Homewood is Happening Spotlight!
Homewood Children's Village recently hosted, AmeriCorps Entrepreneurship Panel. The panel included; Kofi Collections, Chisolm Consulting, Meshwork Press, TC Notary LLC, and The Minority Networking Exchange & CKV Suites. Local Pittsburgh business owners took time from their busy schedules to engage the community in discussion around important topics. People were deeply inspired by the insightful stories shared by local business owners, equipped with valuable tools and tips, and empowered through an engaging Q&A session. An intentional panel discussion that gave the community a chance to address an array of questions people had about entrepreneurship in a new way. Homewood Children's Village said, "We extend our heartfelt thanks to our esteemed speakers for their contributions and for fostering the entrepreneurial spirit within our community."
Choosing the Perfect Lodge for Your Stay at Foggy Mountain
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Choosing the Perfect Lodge for Your Stay at Foggy Mountain
Nestled in the serene beauty of Stahlstown, Foggy Mountain Lodge offers a tranquil retreat for travelers seeking unforgettable experiences. Whether you're planning a romantic escape, a family vacat...
Faces of resilience: There is no 'typical' Latino immigrant story
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Faces of resilience: There is no 'typical' Latino immigrant story
A politically persecuted Venezuelan journalist reinvented himself as a Pittsburgh-based Spanish radio show host. A boy whose family was ripped apart by deportation decided to dedicate his life to helping the Latino community that supported him. A woman worked to provide immigrant children better opportunities than she had as a
North Allegheny continues domination of Class 6A Trib Cup competition , Trib HSSN
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North Allegheny continues domination of Class 6A Trib Cup competition , Trib HSSN
The streak continues for North Allegheny as the Tigers have captured their 21st Sports Cup in the highest classification in the 21 years of the competition’s existence.
Maximizing Your Workout: Top 4 Facilities to Use at Your Community Fitness Center
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Welcome to the guide on maximizing your workout experience at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh's fitness facilities. In today's fast-paced world, making the most out of every worko...
CDS Flea Market 2024
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CDS Flea Market 2024
Looking to clear out unwanted treasures? Donate them to Christ the Divine Shepherd Flea Market! Drop off Days at the Lourdes Center (St Bernadette Campus) are Saturday July 13th, and Sunday July 14th from 9AM to 1PM. We accept most clean, unbroken items, including furniture, housewares, books, toys, jewelry/fashion accessories and seasonal décor. Sorry, we cannot accept clothes, TVs, computers/electronics, VCR or cassette tapes, encyclopedias, stuffed animals, and chandeliers. For more information call or text Lisa Fennessy at (412) 607-0226.
Notable changes to the 2024-25 WPIAL field hockey alignment , Trib HSSN
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Notable changes to the 2024-25 WPIAL field hockey alignment , Trib HSSN
The WPIAL released new section alignments for the next two-year cycle in all sports, and changes will be implemented starting this fall. This summer, the Tribune-Review will break down changes for each of the WPIAL sports.
An Evening with Lewis and Clark
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Setting the Scene: The Historical Significance of Lewis & ClarkThe Lewis and Clark expedition, spanning from 1804 to 1806, was a pivotal moment in American history. This journey not only mapped...
Seneca Valley’s Lexie Hames, Neshannock’s Addy Frye top 2024 all-state softball teams | Trib HSSN
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Seneca Valley’s Lexie Hames, Neshannock’s Addy Frye top 2024 all-state softball teams | Trib HSSN
Two WPIAL softball players, Seneca Valley’s Lexie Hames and Neshannock’s Addy Frye, were named Pennsylvania’s top pitcher and player when all-state teams were announced Friday.

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