Arsenal Park takes up 8.8 acres of the block between 39th and 40th streets next to Arsenal Middle and Elementary schools.
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Arsenal Park takes up 8.8 acres of the block between 39th and 40th streets next to Arsenal Middle and Elementary schools.

Master plan for Lawrenceville’s Arsenal Park respects history, supporters say

A powder magazine and most of a 19th century wall are preserved in plans for the park.


 Jason and Becky Wensel, of Leechburg, have been trying to raise money to cover the medical costs for their 8-month-old son, Leeland. With them is Leeland's sister, Kaylee, 6.

Two crowdfunding campaigns — for a baby and a dog — see drastically different results

Success in online fundraising depends on many factors, according to those who operate such platforms.



 Experts say that GNC's announcement that it will undertake new tseting procedures marks an initial but significant step forward for the $33 billion-a-year supplement industry, which is loosely regulated and plagued by accusations of adulteration and mislabeling.

GNC to add stricter testing of dietary pills

The N.Y. attorney general accused Pittsburgh-based GNC and three other major retailers of selling supplements that could pose health risks.



 A new eatery is coming to East Liberty: The Twisted Frenchman is set to open at 128 S. Highland Ave. by mid-April.

The Twisted Frenchman restaurant to open in East Liberty

Danielle DiNardo, formerly at Eleven in the Strip District, will be the general manager for the new restaurant on South Highland Avenue.



 Atef Mahgoub poses for a picture at the Islamic Center of Pittsburgh.

Odysseys: A leap of faith brought an imam to Pittsburgh

Sheikh Atef, born in Egypt, but found a home and community in Pittsburgh.



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Cultural Crossroads

Students glance across the Ohio River, which many slaves would cross from Kentucky into the northern free state of Ohio. The museum's exhibit From Slavery to Freedom highlights the lives and experiences of slaves from the trans-Atlantic slave trade to the Reconstruction.
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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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.

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Spring training report: Pirates 4, Braves 2

Stolmy Pimentel showed a strong curveball in two innings, allowing just one hit while striking out one.



With season nearing, Pirates still sorting through bullpen options

Though players — including Stolmy Pimentel, Radhames Liz and John Holdzkom — fight for roles, factors out their control might decide things.


 



Pennsylvania bill debates definition of taxable charities

A proposed constitutional amendment, backed by nonprofits, purports to give legislators increased power to decide who receives exemptions.



Pittsburgh charities rethink the value of galas

Big charity galas may raise significant dollars for some organizations but some nonprofits shun them because of time and expense.


 



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Pittsburgh AIDS Task Force hosts benefit at J. Verno Studios

More than 350 partygoers attended the event raising more than $153,000 for research and support for those with HIV.



Great Futures Gala held on the Gateway Clipper

More than 200 guests attended the The Boys & Girls Club of Western Pennsylvania fundraiser and raised about $66,000 for the organization.


 

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Maureen Dowd: The Bushworld tangle shows Jeb wants things both ways

He’s being yanked in a tug of war between his father’s side and his brother’s side, which publicly demands that Jeb go full-hawk.



Bank on it: The U.S. should join China’s new Asian venture

The United States has unsuccessfully opposed some of its key allies’ decisions to join China’s new Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank.


 

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