Redevelopment of the former Civic Arena site will gobble up about 1,000 of the 3,200 parking spaces available to commuters and hockey fans.
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Redevelopment of the former Civic Arena site will gobble up about 1,000 of the 3,200 parking spaces available to commuters and hockey fans.

Parking spaces grow scarcer at former site of Civic Arena

The first impact of the reduced number of spaces will be seen tonight when the Penguins play at Consol Energy Center.


 Last week, Councilwoman Darlene Harris protested the changes as a “political” maneuver.

Pittsburgh City Council approves changes for naming public property

The revised rules approved by Pittsburgh City Council set up a three-member commission but also allow council members to propose names.



 With his blond hair in full force, Steelers kicker Jeff Reed flashes a smile before practice in January 2009.

Cast your vote for the most iconic hair in Pittsburgh sports

Now the real bracket fun begins: Vote each day on which athlete should advance to the next round, and let us know who may have been snubbed.



 Jamari Hayden, 5, rings bells during Flo Monroe's preschool class at the Conroy Education Center on the North Side.

Academic vs. play-based preschool debate fading in favor of intellectual discovery

How preschoolers are taught is gaining greater focus as federal and state officials hope to expand funding for early childhood learning.



 Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto and Heinz Endowments president Grant Oliphant answer questions about a two-day summit to be held in April that will focus on sustainable urban development.

Urban redevelopment summit to spotlight Pittsburgh

Heinz Endowments’ Andre Heinz is the driving force behind an international summit that will explore sustainable urban development.



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Cultural Crossroads

Students gather Tuesday in front of the 'Lifting the Veil' statue of Booker T. Washington at the center of Tuskegee University's campus.
Education writer Clarece Polke is joining a group of Pittsburgh-area high school students to tour 13 historically black colleges as they decide on their futures.

The Post-Gazette will document the reactions and growing perspectives of five of these students as they experience -- some for the first time -- a glimpse of the black college experience.



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Who would you draft?

Ryan Shazier of the Ohio State Buckeyes poses with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell after he was picked No. 15 overall by the Pittsburgh Steelers during the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft.
The Steelers have the 22nd pick in the first round of this year's NFL Draft, which begins April 30 in Chicago.

Beat writer Ed Bouchette currently has 13 players he thinks the Steelers could take in the first round.

Explore Ed's analysis, vote on who you think the Steelers will most likely select on our interactive draft poll and share your opinions in the comments section.


Standards softened for Allegheny County eateries

The revisions were mandated by the state so that restaurant inspections in the county conform to state and federal food codes.



Novum set to move Pittsburgh HQ to South Side

Novum has signed a 10-year lease to occupy about 28,000 square feet of space in Station Square’s seven-story Commerce Court office building.


 



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Asparagus is among the season's first strokes of green

A versatile veggie that brightens just about any recipe, asparagus can be boiled, steamed, fried, grilled or roasted.



Try some new traditions for this Passover

Both of these cookbooks would make an excellent holiday present, along with a bag of Matzo Granola and a bottle of kosher-for-Passover wine.


 



Pittsburgh sets holiday scene for 'Love the Coopers' movie

The movie once called “Let It Snow,” and now “Love the Coopers,” needed a city with a white Christmas vibe and found it in Pittsburgh.



TV Preview: Billy Porter bares Broadway soul in PBS special

Pittsburgh native Billy Porter stars in a one-man show Friday night on “Live From Lincoln Center” on WQED-TV


 

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