An artist’s rendering shows how two Penn Avenue facades will be incorporated into the 78-unit apartment building called The Penn at Walnut on Highland.
An artist’s rendering shows how two Penn Avenue facades will be incorporated into the 78-unit apartment building called The Penn at Walnut on Highland.

Walnut Capital will preserve two historic East Liberty storefronts

Shadyside developer will incorporate the terra-cotta storefronts into the design of the $14 million, six-story building on Penn Avenue.


 "We’re looking to polish off what worked really well during the consent decree era," Pittsburgh Police Chief Cameron McLay said Tuesday.

Pittsburgh police create standards office to increase accountability

The office will review training and ethical standards and catch shortfalls “before they become crisis problems,” Chief Cameron McLay said.



 Gov. Tom Wolf's budget projects that a new tax on the volume and value of gas flowing from Pennsylvania wells will take effect on Jan. 1, 2016.

Wolf says Pennsylvania severance tax ‘not a partisan idea’

The proposal would raise about $765.3 million for the state’s general fund and another $225 million to replace a Marcellus Shale impact fee



 In her Friendship studio, sculptor Susan Wagner displays one of the sketches she used to create a statue of Pittsburgh police K9 officer Rocco, which be displayed at the police memorial on the North Shore.

Organizations collect donations for bronze statue of K-9 Rocco

Local Buffalo Wild Wings restaurants will donate today’s sales toward adding a K-9 officer memorial on the North Shore.



 Blue Jays catcher Russell Martin throws his mask and makes play against the Pirates on Tuesday at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium in Dunedin, Fla.

Russell Martin says Pirates did all they could to sign him

Russell Martin is excited about playing in his native Canada with the Blue Jays and looks back on his time with the Pirates.



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Mon Wharf closed today due to flood advisory

Additional parking is available at the First Avenue Garage and Second Avenue Plaza, the Port Authority said.



Snow and rain create traffic mess across Western Pennsylvania

A winter weather advisory was posted for much of the region, with up to 5 inches of snow expected by 4 p.m. Thursday.


 

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Alice Randall and Caroline Randall Williams cook up some 'Soul Food Love'

A mother-daughter cookbook writing team put healthy spin on traditional soul food.



Good L'Oven Cookie Shop and Muddy Cup Cafe warm up Bellevue

A new cookie bakery, run by Deanna Soost, cozies up beside a well-known coffee shop in shared storefront on Lincoln Avenue.


 



Tim Hartman has a super duper time in ‘Young Frankenstein’

The veteran actor is going green and loving it for the Pittsburgh Musical Theater show.



Adding perspective to the Maxo Vanka murals

An exhibition and a fundraiser address the past and present of the Maxo Vanka murals in St. Nicholas Croatian Catholic Church, Millvale.


 

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Obamacare should win this round in the Supreme Court

Congress clearly intended to make health insurance affordable on all exchanges.



Wolf’s call: His unrealistic budget will undermine cooperation

Mr. Wolf’s proposed increases and cuts are so closely intertwined that they suggest a “take it or leave it” stance that is self-defeating.


 

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