Bridget Little of Manchester has plans for a traffic-calming garden on a triangle of land on Ridge Avenue that’s girded by a Route 279 on-ramp and off-ramp.
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Bridget Little of Manchester has plans for a traffic-calming garden on a triangle of land on Ridge Avenue that’s girded by a Route 279 on-ramp and off-ramp.

North Siders reclaiming vacant lots with designs for community

Growth Through Energy and Community Health trains residents to plan, design and get funding and volunteers for projects.


 “Maybe the worst is the police chief's threat to refer any kids who talk about this for criminal prosecution," said Witold "Vic" Walczak, shown here during a 2013 Pittsburgh City Council meeting.

ACLU gets involved in Plum social media, free speech debate

The ACLU asked for a statement "clarifying that students will not be arrested or prosecuted for commenting“ on the investigation.



 Teva last week offered to acquire Mylan for $82 per share, or about $43 billion.

Mylan rejects Teva Pharmaceutical's takeover bid

Mylan’s letter is the latest twist in a three-way merger brawl that involves Mylan, Israel-based Teva and Perrigo, an Irish drug maker.

  • Teva reiterates commitment to acquisition

  • Text of Mylan letter sent to Teva



  •  Penguins star Evgeni Malkin was missing in action against the Rangers, but what if he finds his game again with Russia in the World Championships?

    Ron Cook: Playing for Russia would be a bad look for Malkin

    Given how poorly Evgeni Malkin just played for the Penguins in their biggest games of the season, maybe he should rest up for next year.



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    Spring style must-haves: Trends are refreshed, low-fuss and unassuming

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    Study: Majority of Americans prefer gun rights over expanded gun control

    On the Steelers: Antonio Brown's lack of leverage

    Crown prince of Serbia seeks Pittsburgh medical expertise for his homeland

    Buying Here: Living like the McKnights in Glen Osborne



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    Pollution emissions from flares at refineries and chemical plants are higher than previously thought, according to a new federal formula.



    Gas prices still edging up in Pittsburgh area

    The average price for a gallon regular in the Pittsburgh area went up 9.9 cents in the past week to $2.73, according to one tracking site.


     



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    More than 400 guests indulged their sweet tooth at the Pittsburgh Opera on Saturday night for a cake tasting contest.



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