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 Kenny Chesney performs at Heinz Field as part of his No Shoes Nation tour in June 2013.
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Kenny Chesney performs at Heinz Field as part of his No Shoes Nation tour in June 2013.

Concert season a boon to the Pittsburgh economy

VisitPittsburgh estimated the Chesney show and concerts by Taylor Swift, the Rolling Stones and One Direction will generate $35.4 million.


 Dominic Rizzo poses for a photograph with Toni DiPippa, Samantha DiPippa and Hannah Ranalli during a prom for special need students inside the Grand Ballroom at the William Penn Hotel.

Pittsburgh special needs students dance the morn away at their daytime prom

More than 150 students from 13 area high schools crowded the dance floor Wednesday morning.



 Randy Cellone, president of Cellone’s Bakery, stands in the company’s Crafton-area facility.

Cellone’s Bakery plans expansion with a new facility, new product ideas

A few weeks ago, the company started up its first production line at a new 112,000-square-foot manufacturing site off Route 60 near Crafton.



 Councilwoman Darlene Harris

Councilwoman Darlene Harris questions renovations at city department

Darlene Harris opened a new front Wednesday in her feud with the Department of Permits, Licenses and Inspections.


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Downtown Pittsburgh grocery stocks shelves with local ingredients and unusual products

For the everyday shopper and the gourmand, Market St. Grocery offers a range of products at competitive prices.



Hoping to look more like market, North Side food pantry starts crowdfunding drive

Looking to double the outreach, the Northside Community Food Pantry has gone out of its neighborhood and to the web seeking donations.


 
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The Long Journey Home

A family photograph of Charles Johnston with Diana taken on an unknown date. On the back Diana wrote, "I am always thinking of you." He went missing when his B-24 bomber was shot down by the Japanese in New Guinea on April 10, 1944. It would take 70 years for his remains to be found and identified.
A special series by the Post-Gazette follows a Pittsburgh man's journey to the other side of the Earth to fight in World War II and the 70 years it would take for his remains to be found, identified and returned to the United States.

Read about Tech. Sgt. Charles L. Johnston Jr. and his homecoming.



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    Nonprofits’ impact touted at Pittsburgh briefing centering on Wolf budget

    As legislators gear up to hammer out next state budget, nonprofit officials gather to find out how their services may be impacted.



    Texas flood causes ‘utter devastation’ for Pittsburgh native

    The storms in Texas have passed, but Pittsburgh native Stan Starrett is left with the debris of the home he has lived in since 1998.


     



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