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 Jessee Mook, 11, left, spars with Sami Spinks, 28, as Mook's father and boxing coach Jack Mook guides them at an old city firehouse that has been converted into a boxing gym for Steel City Boxing on Homer Street in Spring Hill on Thursday, March 26, 2015.
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Jessee Mook, 11, left, spars with Sami Spinks, 28, as Mook's father and boxing coach Jack Mook guides them at an old city firehouse that has been converted into a boxing gym for Steel City Boxing on Homer Street in Spring Hill on Thursday, March 26, 2015.

Steel City Boxing in Spring Hill under threat from leaky city building

The program has opened doors for local youth, troubled or not. Does its home in an old city firehouse have a fighting chance?


Brian O'Neill: On Allegheny County Council, the rubber stamp rules

The process, not the picks, should be the concern for any fan of democracy.



 Former NFL running back William Ward Walsh, 66, takes the web-based, game-styled brain health test developed by RC21X, supervised by Mike Schuler. The test results will be used to evaluate Walsh's status for the NFL concussion lawsuit. Walsh played for the Packers and Oilers.

Coraopolis-based program has a new tool to keep tabs on your brain: RC21X

Former WVU player assembles star-studded Pittsburgh team for a brain health tool that aims to become a lifetime wellness aid.



 A street in East Liberty with houses developed by ELDI, with prototypes by Pfaffmann + Associates.

How did East Liberty become safer? Buying out homes that housed criminals

Whole Foods and Home Depot made East Liberty a destination, but a real estate strategy made it possible to get to sleep at night.


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Obituary: Sherif Abdelhak / Embattled health care CEO died quietly

The CEO of AHERF (Allegheny Health, Education and Research Foundation), once the state’s largest health system, was jailed after its fall.



Former Allegheny County Jail psychiatrist banned for bringing cigarettes to work

Charlotte Hoffman, 68, of Portersville said she wasn’t giving items to inmates, who she said aren’t getting adequate mental health services.


 
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Cultural Crossroads

Left to right, Langston Brentley, junior at Pittsburgh Obama 6-12; Saroyah Johnson, junior at Penn Hills High School; Margaux Wilson (sister to Liza behind her) junior at Oakland Catholic High School; Liza Wilson sophomore at Oakland Catholic High School; Javar Wilson, junior at Imani Christian Academy.
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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