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 A passer-by walks past yellow and blue crocheted hearts that hang from a lamp post in front of the Forum restaurant near the finish line of the Boston Marathon Monday, April 14, 2014, in Boston. The restaurant was damaged after one of the bombs exploded in front of the building during the race April 15, 2013.
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A passer-by walks past yellow and blue crocheted hearts that hang from a lamp post in front of the Forum restaurant near the finish line of the Boston Marathon Monday, April 14, 2014, in Boston. The restaurant was damaged after one of the bombs exploded in front of the building during the race April 15, 2013.

Boston blasts changed marathons forever

Pittsburgh's marathon has been on the front edge of the security wave, its CEO said, since a scare during the 2010 race.


 Taking part in Workout Wednesday, a program run by Homewood Children’s Village are, from left, Kim Adams of Homewood; Kristi Burry, director of the Office of Child and Community Health for the village; Donna Bundy Ford of Wilkinsburg; Raylynn Bundy, 5, holding hands with Sandra Bundy Simmons of East Hills; and Rachel Bundy of Homewood.

Program focuses on the children of Homewood

The concept -- "it takes a village to raise a child" -- takes hold in Homewood to repair the neighborhood's social fabric.



 Sister Bernice Fiedor holds the statue of Pope John Paul II at St. Anne Home in Greensburg. Sister Bernice spent many years at the Rome house of her Felician religious order, whose roots are in John Paul’s native Poland. Before Cardinal Karol Wojtyla of Krakow became pope, she and another sister would regularly drive him to appointments during his visits to Rome.

Local Catholics remember two popes fondly

Many are preparing for a major celebration next Sunday, when Pope Francis presides at the canonization of John Paul II and John XXIII.



 Mayor Bill Peduto, second from right, meets with U.S. Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., with back toward camera, in January in the mayor’s office.

Peduto making presence felt

Most of Mr. Peduto's colleagues and observers gave him strong marks for his first months in office but cautioned that challenges lie ahead.


City


Brookline man arrested after fight with girlfriend, police

Aaron Goempel was dying eggs with his girlfriend when the argument began. It ended with him in jail.



Motorcyclist injured on I-279 north of city

The southbound motorcyclist collided with a car. He has been transported to a hospital.


 
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