The $3.5 million renovation project will replace the rails and safety cables and renovate the cars and stations on what the authority says is the oldest continuously operating funicular railway in the U.S. It opened in 1870 and has undergone four previous renovations.
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The $3.5 million renovation project will replace the rails and safety cables and renovate the cars and stations on what the authority says is the oldest continuously operating funicular railway in the U.S. It opened in 1870 and has undergone four previous renovations.

Mount Washington merchants fear effects of renovations on Mon Incline

Shiloh Street businesses are girding for the impact of a 12-week construction project that will close the incline.


 The Kobe beef burger at BRGR in East Liberty.

BRGR in East Liberty to move; new changes in works at Round Corner Cantina in Lawrenceville

At more than 5,000 square feet, the new BRGR Eastside location will be twice the size.



 Karen Wolk Feinstein, president and CEO of the Jewish Healthcare Foundation, said Tuesday of personal health responsibility: “We own it. It’s our health. It’s so fundamental and yet it seems too simple.”

On 25th anniversary, Jewish Healthcare Foundation putting new focus on personal health

“It’s our health,” said Karen Wolk Feinstein, president and CEO of the foundation. “It’s so fundamental and yet it seems too simple.”



 "No deal is perfect, especially one negotiated with the Iranian regime," said Sen. Barbara Mikulski, whose backing of the Iran nuclear agreement gives supporters the margin they need to uphold an expected presidential veto of a resolution of disapproval Republicans hope to pass later this month.

Senate Dems get 34th vote to hand Obama victory on Iran deal

Sen. Barbara Mikulski of Maryland became the crucial 34th vote this morning.



 Pittsburgh police use crime scene tape to seal off a dwelling in the 1600 block of Sandusky Court on the North Side where a toddler was shot in the chest.

Boyfriend charged in shooting death of 22-month-old boy

Harrison Marshman Jr., 30, has been charged with homicide and endangering the welfare of a child in the death of Josiah Taylor.



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Gerry takes your questions on the Steelers, on the eve of their final preseason game.



Pirates notebook: Roster expansion includes catcher Elias Diaz

Five players were promoted from the minors and one was activated off the disabled list when rosters expanded Tuesday.


 



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Labor Day spread should be labor-free

A holiday meal made in little time, without any advance prep work, and with a few select ingredients, can be just as delicious.



Miriam's garden: How do your tomatoes grow?

Even though the tomatoes are late this year because of the erratic weather, they are fantastic.


 



Stage preview: 'Educating Rita' a lesson in frugality

The play starring Martin Giles and Karen Baum takes the place of the more populous “Saint Joan” on PICT’s schedule.



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Robert Redford and Nick Nolte embark on “A Walk in the Woods,” which takes them onto the Appalachian Trail in an ambitious comic adventure.


 

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Budget travesty: State officials need to share in the pain

Why have the elected officials, salaried administrators and hourly workers been immune from fallout from this summer’s budget stalemate?


 

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