Chris Breakwell is a Belle Vernon native and investment banker who moved back to Pittsburgh to invest in the 31st Street Studio.
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Chris Breakwell is a Belle Vernon native and investment banker who moved back to Pittsburgh to invest in the 31st Street Studio.

31st Street Studios reeling in big flicks

Pittsburgh’s 31st Street Studios — the largest movie studio between both U.S. coasts — is going gangbusters in the Strip District.


 The Glen Hazel housing development seen from the Glen Hazel High Rise.

Housing insecurity: Pittsburgh authority left some residents unguarded

Pittsburgh’s Housing Authority shifted security guards and cut hours despite warnings.



 Highmark and UPMC - shopping options for Pittsburgh insurance customers.

Pittsburgh insurance customers like Obamacare and the price wars for their business

Pittsburgh shoppers are happy with their plans — and happy to change plans if, say, UPMC has a better price than Highmark.



 At the beginning of her career in Pittsburgh, Nellie Bly wrote stories about dreadful conditions for working women in Pittsburgh factories.

Honoring Nellie Bly's trip 125 years ago, a British woman retraces her steps around the globe

Nellie Bly, a pioneering journalist who started in Pittsburgh, inspired Rosemary J. Brown to repeat her around-the-world solo journey.



 The pizza margherita at Il Pizzaiolo in both Market Square and Mt. Lebanon is $15.

Dine: For $40, what do you get in Pittsburgh vs. New York City

From pizza to chicken to cured meats to burgers, here’s a look at what $40 or less can feed you in Pittsburgh eateries versus the Big Apple.



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5 Generation Bakers finds sweet success with taste of Jenny Lee

The McKees Rocks bakery revived the Jenny Lee brand, after the company’s first iteration closed in 2010 following a devastating fire.



American Girl dolls for all

Children can now check out American Girl dolls at nearby libraries, allowing them to learn about both local and American history.


 

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Setting the SEEN


Do you need a New Year's resolution reboot?

This week SEEN editor Natalie Bencivenga and style editor Sara Bauknecht talk fitness, fashion and tackling fears during a visit to The Climbing Wall in the East End. Plus, they spotlight styles from Pittsburgh-based designers Kiya Tomlin and Dona Jo Fitwear.

Check out the end of the show for the scoop on some of this weekend's top events in Pittsburgh.



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Animal adventures

Zookeeper Kesha Phares trains a female sea lion Jan. 13 at the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium.
Though the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium is closed for routine repairs, the work of zookeepers never stops.

Follow along through Feb. 13 as the Post-Gazette takes a trip every Friday behind the scenes and inside the cages of Pittsburgh’s zoo animals.

First up: An up-close look at sea lion training.

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Joe Biden's touch endears him to Tim Murphy's family

At the State of the Union, the vice president and GOP rep had a heart-to-heart talk. It was about Mr. Murphy's cancer-stricken sister.



Japan’s PM seeks release of Islamic State captive

In recent years, Japan has moved toward the U.S. government's hard line against paying ransoms to terrorists who kidnap Americans.


 



Mylan, Heinz among U.S. companies using Luxembourg for tax reduction

Two Pittsburgh companies were among 343 firms that used Luxembourg to reduce tax bills, according to an international journalists group.



Westinghouse needs break in India nuclear stalemate

As Obama’s foreign trip nears, the Cranberry-based company waits for a resolution to issues keeping it from building plants in Gujarat.


 



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Let teachers run the schools

Teacher-led schools are engaging students and showing results across the country.



Nasty start: Gov. Wolf picks a fight that was unnecessary

The new governor fired the Office of Open Records head and recalled other executive nominations made by Gov. Tom Corbett in his 11th hour.


 

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